Contest: Create A Star Trek Movie Fake

Last weekend the latest in the line of leaked Star Trek movie footage hoaxes showed up at io9, bringing out Senator Vreenak once again to pass judgment. The folks at io9 decided to turn this lemon into lemonade and due to the lack of real footage, start a contest for fake footage. They have asked to joined in as well. So are you a faker?

So for all those people who said they could make a better fake, it is time to put your keyboards where your mouth is. Can you make something that would really fool us?

We are looking for entries of things that could be ‘leaked’ footage from the new Star Trek movie (like the previous fakes). Submissions have to be video but can be very short. Submissions should be sent to (either send video file and/or link to your clip on YouTube). Deadline is midnight Saturday April 5th (PST). Entries will be judged by io9 and TrekMovie judges (including Vreenak of course). Winner will be announced Monday April 7th and get a cool box of swag.

MORE @ io9 Contest: Make the Best Fake Footage from New “Star Trek” Movie

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March 24, 2008 2:42 pm

Sounds like fun.

March 24, 2008 2:42 pm

I have something that’s fake that I consider real in my heart.

The Lensman
March 24, 2008 2:42 pm

Sounds cool! May try to enter something….

March 24, 2008 2:43 pm

Oh,….guess I should have read that more closely. Mine is not involved with the new movie.

The Vulcanista
March 24, 2008 2:44 pm

I *never* fake *anything,* ever!

Peace. Live long and prosper.
The Vulcanista }:-|

Commodore Lurker
March 24, 2008 2:55 pm

Decloaking . . . Staff do you understand what pure insanity ya’ll are about to unleash unto yourselves. Good luck. “Sounds like fun.”


March 24, 2008 3:09 pm

You realise that some of these wil get picked up by the internet as real and then passed around?

Denise de Arman
March 24, 2008 3:10 pm

Oh, man, dudes, you guys cannot possibly know what you are in for… with the creativity and brains of this crowd? You’ll get everything from King Kong on top of the Empire State building shaking the new Enterprise to Chris Pine and Zach Quinto doing a funny dance with leaves on their heads in front of the Platonions.

Stanky McFibberich
March 24, 2008 3:15 pm

Oh, man! What an opening! I shall now plow through it.

The “real thing” will be the fake.

Thank you very muuuuch.

Steve J.
March 24, 2008 3:17 pm

Reminds me of the old “You Can’t Do That On Star Trek” website… One of the funniest pix they ever had was the same scene as shown above, but with the Gorn replaced with the purple dinosaur Barney… Now that would be even more hilarious as a video, with Barney singing his trademark song while pursuing Captain Kirk! Looking forward to seeing what comes out of this contest!

Commodore Lurker
March 24, 2008 3:30 pm

Decloaking . . .
Gorn: “Hoon-da-Han-da-Helly-ssssshhhh.”
Bigfoot: “You’re like so obvious in your fake rubber suit Gorn dude.”

March 24, 2008 3:32 pm

#5. Vulcanista

I agree with you. I never “fake” anything either, except sick time from work. That is always fun.

My heart just skipped a beat seeing that my favorite trek lady is online at #8!!!
I am not faking that! I think I just…..picked myself up off the floor….Whew! That was close. Ha HA! LOL!

KevinA Melbourne Australia
March 24, 2008 4:24 pm

I’m on it!

March 24, 2008 4:33 pm

I need help with mine. Anyone know how to make Thunderbirds-style puppets?

March 24, 2008 4:34 pm

This is amazing! I might not have something to contribute in time, but it will be a blast to see all of the contest entries!!

March 24, 2008 4:41 pm

Does it have to be a video or could it be a still photo?

March 24, 2008 4:44 pm

:) Here we go…

March 24, 2008 5:06 pm

I heard that the production was going to release the first real pic of the Enterprise (where you can actually see it clearly) on April 1st, just to be fun.

But with this contest, I bet they’ll wait another month or two. A real picture released on April 1st while a fake-contest is going on? Too confusing.

Oh well.

Tanner Waterbury
March 24, 2008 5:19 pm

@ 11

hon da han da helly shhhhhh? Never heard them actually speak a language, just heard a bunch of ssssssss and GRRRRRRR! lol

March 24, 2008 5:37 pm

If only we could submit a picture. Then I might be able to fool someone.

March 24, 2008 5:46 pm

As we all know, the key to life is sincerity.

Once you can fake that…

Def tor heh smoosma

March 24, 2008 5:51 pm


Ah Vulcanista, you naughty, Incorrigible girl. How delightful.

March 24, 2008 7:18 pm

Yes, Vulcanista. We never fake it either. And that’s why we can never return to Wyoming. But, that’s another story.

I’d give real quatloos if someone would rework the movie trailer and stick an itty bitty Shat inside the E’s corridors, somewhere up near the bridge. heheehee. I am already basking in the warmth of the fans in these threads.

March 24, 2008 7:41 pm

ok.. this is part of what is so great about Trek coming back to the big screen… there are some fans out there that want to make Trek fun again and this is a fantastic example of that.. It looks like the wait for this movie is going to be quite rewarding actually..

Chris M
March 24, 2008 8:03 pm

Sounds very Interesting. Can’t wait to see all the clips people come up with!

March 24, 2008 8:57 pm

Just a quick shout to AP to say every time I see that Senator Vreenak clip referenced, I laugh! Absolutely brilliant. (And it just happens to be part of the best hour of Trek anyone could ever hope to view.)

Harry Ballz
March 24, 2008 9:03 pm

As our resident Denise might say,

“Women might be able to fake orgasms, but men can fake entire relationships”

…………this is where Denise joins in with a fake protest!

Katie G.
March 24, 2008 11:18 pm

Fasten your seatbelts, all. We’re in for a bumpy ride…


March 24, 2008 11:41 pm

Heee heee heee >:-)… this is going to rock.

TrekMovie, thanks for this opportunity. lets hope I can find time to seize it!

The Last Maquis
March 25, 2008 12:10 am

I can’t help but feel like this is just something They thought up last minute to give us something to do in the mean time, so we won’t get Sooo bored waiting for any “Real” NEW tid bits of the Movie to be thrown our way. they’re not gonna convince me other wise. That’s Not to say that the entries won’t be Great and all, But I can see this for what it really is.

Damn, I guess I am Negative.

Denise de Arman
March 25, 2008 12:24 am

Harry#27- LOL! You better watch it with the “O” word, H. Remember, Anthony has his favorite implement of destruction poised over your keyboard…

JB Gestl
March 25, 2008 4:07 am

I’m all for any chance to see Senator Vreenak. I’d even like to hear him say that about something I made.

JB Gestl
March 25, 2008 4:10 am

After that I’ll design a trap to hear Admiral Ackbar utter his famous phrase!

March 25, 2008 5:03 am

#9 Stanky McFibberich

Lol, thankyou…I was waiting for that!

Captain Lou Stoolz
March 25, 2008 6:12 am

Ever notice in that old footage that Bigfoot has boobies? You can even see ’em shake and wobble realistically as she(?) lumbers along. There was even a show on Discovery a few years back that analyzed that aspect.


March 25, 2008 6:35 am

Brilliant idea, and Abrams will owe you one. There will be so much fake goodness out there that no one will believe a real leak even if they see it.

March 25, 2008 7:37 am

bahaha oh man, this is gonna be good. Zip up your sleeping bags, kids, it’s going to be a bumpy night :D

36 – I agree with you, Abrams & company will likely dig this. Awesome.

March 25, 2008 8:10 am

create “fake” Spock death in which, as he lay dying, old Spock gives his Katra to young Spock
“Remember? I am you!”

Commodore Lurker
March 25, 2008 8:22 am

Decloaking . . .

#31 Everyday Denise.

“Anthony has his favorite implement of destruction poised over your keyboard…”


Pascale Phaser Banks ( PPD ).


March 25, 2008 8:30 am

Wish we could submit still images.

I can’t produce video but I sure can do photos.

March 25, 2008 10:12 am

I protest this contest on the basis that it asks me to do something. I am completely against this way of thinking. Plus, too, I have no ability to do such things. So I say, have at ‘er. I shall enjoy the fruits of your labors.

And I don’t believe that was the real Stanklin. It was a FAAAAAAAKKKEEE!

March 25, 2008 10:14 am

Anyone remember Button Moon?

Star Trek V used ALL the special effects from that, so there is a precedent here of Trek movies using washing up liquid bottles and string as effects…

I’m off to strap some sticky backed plastic to a fire extinguisher…..

March 25, 2008 10:48 am

Perhaps a serious scene of what we expect out of a film whose plot we barely know…

Kirk: “You say you’re from the future…Spock?… That has to violate the temporal Prime Directive… not to change the future. Eevn if it is me, (smiles, pauses) why would you go back and cahnge everything for one man?”

Young Spock (looking at old self suspicuously): “It is illogical to create temporal paradoxes. I would not be so… drastic and emotional to go back to save one man, even a friend.”

Old Spock: “He has done far more for me. And the future has already been altered. A timeline that should never have been has progressed. I am only here to rectify that which has been wronged.”

Kirk: “You say you’re my dearest friend… you say that my life, my career has a profound impact upon the future? Why tell me this? Why tell any man this? Won’t such knowledge itself effect the timeline… and one other thing…”

Old Spock: “Yes?”

Kirk: “Whythedevil are you wearing a bathrobe? For goodness sakes, close it!”

Old Spock: “That does not matter. You have to come back with me, Captain… back with me to the future…. Jim- it’s our kids!”

Pegg: “Auken leedarr mukke!”

And end scene. What buzz that would create; a serious attempt to interpret the sparse clues we have gotten about production of the film.

James Heaney
March 25, 2008 11:55 am


March 25, 2008 12:06 pm

#43-“Old Spock: “That does not matter. You have to come back with me, Captain… back with me to the future….”

OMG OMG OMG OMG!!! Are you saying Michael J. Fox is going to be in this movie???

I just loved Family Ties!!!

Galaxy Quest 2
March 25, 2008 12:10 pm

I think we’ll see real footage of the new Trek leak out before summer of 2009.We’ll probably know the whole movie before it comes out ,just by piecing together leaks.

Go Spock!
March 25, 2008 1:46 pm

this should be funny

Go Spock!
March 25, 2008 1:59 pm

46 – Galaxy Quest 2
nice name :)

Irish Terran
March 25, 2008 2:09 pm

If only I knew how to use photo shop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

March 25, 2008 6:19 pm

Who wants to speculate that this years April 1st post will be real?