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This Week in Trek – November 11th edition November 11, 2007

by Charles Trotter , Filed under: This Week In Trek , trackback

The biggest Trek news this week, of course, is that filming on the new film has
begun. Well, that and the whole Winona Ryder thing. In addition to that,
however, This Week in Trek also brings you news on  a holographic fashion
show, the premiere of Walter Koenig’s new movie, Trek making people’s lists, Captain Picard for Vice President (?!), and much more. Just click below. You know you want to.

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Last weekend’s "Family Guy" had a somewhat familiar ending



1. James Heaney - November 12, 2007

I love you, Family Guy. Even though you’re rarely funny… your sendups are so obscure that I double over.

By the time I post this, I will no longer be FIRST, surely. But why not say it anyway?

2. enc - November 12, 2007

am i first ?

3. enc - November 12, 2007

darn my connection

4. VulcanBabe - November 12, 2007

Someone at compares the internet to the Borg and says we have all been assimilated. Resistance is futile.

God, how true!
Although I am still upset over Shatner, I’m glad that ST XI filming seems to be starting according to schedule….it would be a horrible shame if the release date had to be postponed.
On a side note, how many of you are going to see the Menagerie in theaters? This will actually be my first “out-of-closet” social Trek event…and I’m not quite sure what to expect.

5. Buckaroohawk - November 12, 2007

The cliffhanger ending for Family Guy put me on the floor. Unexpected and truly, truly funny. Honestly, how many people are going to get that?

Speking of which, Family Guy creator Seth McFarlane has said that he was on an episode of TNG, but I’ve not been able to find out which one. Does anyone know what part he played?

6. CmdrR. - November 12, 2007

George Takei (Hikaru Sulu) told The Sunday Star in their November 4th issue that many people who worked on the original Star Trek series were gay… and that “most of them despised” William Shatner.

jeez. let it go. he’s dead (well, Kirk is.) It bothers me that a) everyone hated Shatner and b) they can’t move on 40 years later.

7. karanadon - November 12, 2007

Ahahahaha Family Guy’s so cool.

Isn’t that a perfect testament to Best of Both Worlds’ continuing survival in the memory, though?

Long live Star Trek!!

Though nothing will quite outdo Futurama’s “Where No Fan Has Gone Before…”

8. karanadon - November 12, 2007

But by God, what a cliffhanger.

“Mr Worf…fire!”

I think it alone is credited with the return of the end-of-season cliffhanger (even on Wikipedia!) for the first time since Dallas and the use of such cliffhangers hasn’t stopped since…

9. NCC-73515 - November 12, 2007

re 5: McFarlane is not listed in the TNG companion, so he was not on TNG. at least not on screen.

10. flier1701 - November 12, 2007

MacFarlane was on 2 episodes of Enterprise. I don’t remember which ones off the top of my head though.

And yes, when that moment came up on Family Guy, I was the ONLY one of my friends who burst out laughing hysterically. It was a glorious moment though.

11. Trekfanfromwayback - November 12, 2007

I, for one, am glad Abrams is not casting Shatner–at least as a 24th century Kirk (assuming plausible rumors are true that the movie involves a 24th century Sock and time-travelling Romulans of the same era). The obvious reason is that Kirk was killed in one of the weaker Trek films. Although some may contend that this was a mistake, “correcting” that kind of error has been done, and we do not need to see it again. Beyond that, I cannot imagine a 24th century star fleet officer with a gut like the Shat’s! I am thrilled to hear of the new Trek movie, but as much as I love TOS Shat, my enthusiasm for it would be much more reserved if he were in it… We need a captain…not a punchline!

12. Diabolik - November 12, 2007

That Family Guy ending was too much! Loved it.

13. James Heaney - November 12, 2007

What’s especially amusing, now that I think about it, is that Ron Jones does the music for Family Guy… and wrote the original music for TBOBW. So that was just… so perfect.

14. chain of command - November 12, 2007

George Takei seems to get more and more bitter every year about Shatner. I mean, get over it.

15. karanadon - November 14, 2007

arrrgh the video’s gone!! please please please can you fix it? thank you :)

16. Klingon Prince247 - November 17, 2007

I think the new movie will be breath of fresh air in the Star Trek Universe!!
Who needs William Shatner anyway!! Picard was way cooler!!!!!!!!!!!!

17. T2 - November 17, 2007

so special, this was family guy’s 2nd or 3rd cliffhanger in 100 episodes, and best of both worlds ending was fantastic, it actually gave me the same chill that i had when i first saw the actual cliffhanger of best of both worlds (which still gives me chills)….i love it….now family guy did their star wars episode, time for a star trek one, though i’m content with the many trek references (picard, riker, and work on the bridge; odo at quark’s, majel barrett as the computer on stewie’s ship…) all good stuff… is represented by Gorilla Nation. Please contact Gorilla Nation for ad rates, packages and general advertising information.