Nick Cook, a 38-year-old nurse, is the producer of The Stone Unturned and the other films made by Intrepid Productions. He answers the door to his home and leads me to the kitchen where his wife, Lucita Faria, 33, is applying green and yellow make-up to the pointed rubber ears of David Reid, a 36-year-old student accommodation manager from St Andrews. Reid explains that he is playing a character who is half-human, half-Romulan. He has a brown blanket swept over one shoulder and pinned in place with a nice brooch. His Spockish eyebrows give him a wry look.
I wish I was surrounded by enough local Star Trek geeks to go about making my own fan film. Sadness ensues.