Joining the ranks of Star Wars and Lord of the Rings, the CW’s fantasy/horror series Supernatural now has its own fan film. Written by award-winning fantasy author Naomi Novik (of the Temeraire series) and directed by fanvidder Counteragent, The Other Side runs like a typical Supernatural episode—but with one important twist.
Slotting into the show somewhere around season 4, “The Other Side features a humanoid “dragon” who transforms the two main characters, Sam and Dean Winchester, into women. This handily provides the film with a believably Supernatural-esque problem to solve (seriously, for the Winchester brothers, this situation is barely weird at all), as well as avoiding the difficulty of tracking down a male fan actor who resembles the luminously beautiful Jensen Ackles.
Considering the show’s love of cheesy sci-fi storylines—not to mention the comedy potential of the hyper-masculine Dean Winchester having to walk a mile in women’s shoes—it’s surprising that Supernatural hasn’t yet featured a real episode like this. Still, The Other Side is pretty convincing. Opening with a typical “The Road So Far” sequence and a short scene with the “real” Sam and Dean, this fan film seems authentic enough that aside from some unavoidable budget issues, it could easily be a lost episode from the show… [READ MORE]
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