We’re being invaded, Captain, by an onslaught of Star Trek fan films. PopWatch first wrote about this phenomenon in December, after Wired magazine profiled the Trekkies behind the “New Voyages” series, but now, the New York Times, which is so worried about this fandom menace that it put the story on yesterday’s front page, has alerted us to several more fan groups making their own five-year missions. (See here, here, here, and here.) The article inspires a number of questions (besides ”Is it a slow news day or is this the tip of an iceberg?”). Will we see fan-generated eps of Battlestar Galactica and other sci-fi faves too? Or other short-lived shows like Arrested Development? Finally, are these Star Trek shows, like those Superman and Batman fan films a few years back, a Web novelty, or are they creating an alternate canon with real merit?