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Fake Trek Contest Entries + Winner April 7, 2008

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The TrekMovie.com and io9 ‘Make a Fake’ Contest is now over. We have received a number of entries, some of which were attempts at fooling Vreenak, and others were just a bit of fun foolishness. Although fakes, it is likely some of the entries could have spurred some internet rumors if they weren’t labeled as such. See below for all of the entries and the winner.

Entry 1 by William Y

Entry 2 by Tanks D

Entry 3 by Joshua D

Entry 4 by Douglas F

Entry 5 by Matthew G

Entry 6 by Daniel Broadway

Entry 7 by Poroto P

Entry 8 by Hoserlu

Entry 9 by Andrew H

Entry 10 by Kelvington and Spockboy Paul

And the Winner is…

And the winner of the first ever Star Trek Fake Award (aka ‘the Vreenie’) is Entry #6 by Daniel Broadway. His ‘Tractoring Saucer’ is probably the only one that could really keep some people guessing due to both the quality and how it ties into the teaser trailer which showed the Enterprise saucer being built on land (for a possible future tractoring into space?). It may not fool Vreenak or look like final footage, but it could pass as a draft or animatic. Some Trekkies may notice that this isn’t Daniel’s first foray into fakery. Daniel was behind the ‘leaked’ trailer hoax back in January. Daniel has more info and an HD version of his fake footage at his blog.

io9 and TrekMovie want to thank all of the contestants, and Senator Vreenak wanted to be sure that both Poroto’s ‘Falling Nacelle’ (#6) and the Kelvington/Spockboy ‘Enterprise Attack’ (#10) garnered honorable mentions. Falling Nacelle was almost the winner, and is extremely well made, but was edged out by Tractoring Saucer because that one was better linked to the Star Trek feature film (by mimicking the Enterprise design of the teaser trailer). The ‘Enterprise Attack’ is truly ‘the worst fake ever,’ which made it absolutely hilarious. And although it makes no sense for the contest, the ‘Secret Shatner’ entry #8  from our friends at Huserlu (creators of Star Trek: The Mego Picture) was quite the impressive musical interlude.

And, of course, Vreenak leaves you all with these kind words:


1. William "Blissey" Raymer - April 7, 2008

Interesing stuff, but Vreenak rules ’em all!

2. Jeff - April 7, 2008

Hoserlu has seen too many episodes of Robot Chicken!

3. CaptainRickover - April 7, 2008

Daniels’ work is very impressive (as was the last one). That short clip makes me wish he’ll get a job at ILM.

Good work, man. Go on with that!

4. NCC-73515 - April 7, 2008

The saucer looks like the Space Patrol Orion with the little bees on it :D

5. Trujew - April 7, 2008

Entry 4 and 6 are the only ones that could be even remotely considered as a possible “leak”

The rest just plain suck

6. Spock with a Crowbar - April 7, 2008

None of these is the least bit convincing as being leaked footage.

Sorry, Daniel.

That bridge video would have fooled me as a few blurry photos, though.

7. KennyB - April 7, 2008

I’m sorry but #7 is badass!!!!!!! Somebody just said “Whoops”—Those Space Cranes have hair trigger release buttons!

8. Lugosi - April 7, 2008

Congrats, Daniel!

Though I like the one with the nacelle falling from the sky, too!

9. sean - April 7, 2008

I don’t think any of these would fool anyone, but I love #8 for obvious reasons! :)

10. maspill - April 7, 2008

well done daniel really good and works with the film info well

11. CmdrR - April 7, 2008

I guess the point was plausible fakes. Otherwise, Hoserlu knocks it out of the park.

The saucer is a cool idea, and maybe not a bad one. But, we saw the nacelles in the trailer. Why would they assemble the E in one piece, chainsaw her, tractor her up, then reassemble her? Unless Bush is in charge… (Oops. That just slipped out, Anthony.)

12. CmdrR - April 7, 2008

Also love how the nacelles don’t quite line up on Spockboy’s E — just like every attempt I ever made at building her.

13. Thomas - April 7, 2008

11. CmdrR, that’s pretty much how they built the Statue of Liberty, so it’s plausible.

14. me - April 7, 2008

number 7 is the best, most professionaly made and realistic.

its also the most original one.

Now why would it fall from the sky we dont know..

but before startrek 2 (wrath of khan) if you saw an image of a photon torpedo with spocks dead body in it, would you believe it?

15. sir num nums - April 7, 2008

Ahhhhhh! #10 was so bad it was just freakin hilarious.

16. Daniel Broadway - April 7, 2008

Well, thank you guys. I’m honored. As I mentioned in my blog, I didn’t have enough time to do what I wanted to do with the entry. I spent most of the two weeks modeling the shuttles and saucer. In fact, I had made a much more detailed shuttle than what can be seen in this shot. I originally planned to have the shuttle closer. The full detail version can be seen here…


Also, I want to say also, that Entry # 7 rocks. The nacelle falling is very cool, and the compositing is nice, as well as the sound.

17. The Lensman - April 7, 2008

“The rest just plain suck”

C’mon…number 7 rocked! I actually laughed when it hit. Yeah, I liked 4 and 6 as well, but if I had voted….7 would’ve gotten my vote. Even though it wasn’t “fake leaked footage”.

18. Plum - April 7, 2008

Wow! Great stuff. And I love io9.com, it’s the next site I click after Trekmovie.com! :D

19. Sector 7 - April 7, 2008

DmdrR.. the secret is to build it upside down… that’s the only way I could make sure they were evenly aligned.

20. Sector 7 - April 7, 2008

Daniel… You ROCK! The best looking of the bunch… if I had been searching for a leak and found this, I would totally believe it.
The falling nacelle was also kool.

21. websbestcomics - April 7, 2008

#10 was thoughtfully planned, a masterful attempt.

22. Kobayashi Maru - April 7, 2008

What are you kidding me? The rest of them sucked? Entry Number 7 had my vote.

Six was a close second.

23. Mary Jane - April 7, 2008

I acknowledge the quality of the winning clip… definitely… but for me it was No. 7. (^o^)

24. Trujew - April 7, 2008

7 Wouldnt have been so bad had it not floated like a feather at the start before falling then when it hits the ground looks like its 20 feet long

25. Trujew - April 7, 2008

Argh and to ammend me previosu post it should be #3 and 6 that were good, not 4

26. Garovorkin - April 7, 2008

I saw the early years of Kirk, I want an apology for that one. There are some things that no one meant to see and ive just seen it. Unspeakable!

27. Allister Gourlay - April 7, 2008

entry number 7 ….brilliant idea well done! well done to all in fact!
where do you get the time to do these?

28. kmart - April 7, 2008

The thing with the falling nacelle is that it isn’t just brilliantly executed technically (though that part blew me away as well, and I’m REALLY hard to please on vfx), but that the timing on the thing is magnificent. Created genuine suspense, then a tremendous payoff. Probably the hardest I’ve laughed (intentionally) at any trek-related thing since “get a life’ back at the end of ’86 (well, maybe ‘no tears for caesar’ in FE.)

THIS is the guy who should have a career in filmmaking.

29. Lord Garth, Formerly of Izar - April 7, 2008

Congrats quite beautifully done should be doing the CBS remastered stuff especially after this weeks laughable mid 90’s videogame looking outing!!! I would love to see Dan do a remastered episode similar to Dirty Daren.

And Spockboy as always f-ing rules!!

30. BrF - April 7, 2008

The nacelle from the sky was genius. Not only hilarious, but it also did what few movies and effects do, which is to use the fact that what isn’t shown is as interesting as what is. Who can watch that and not suddenly be invested in the question of what’s going on up there?

31. NCC-1987 - April 7, 2008

Some of the things that can be done are amazing now. The “tractored” shot is awesome. Below are some more non fake related effects shots from You Tube which just goes to show what you can do with CGI or Model Kits…



32. NCC-1987 - April 7, 2008

The shaky camera in the nacelle in the sky reminds me of Cloverfield by JJ Abrams.

33. SPOCKBOY - April 7, 2008

The crashing nacelle #7 was brilliant!
That should win hands down IMO.
The saucer one was very well executed but extremely predictable.


34. Landru's Ghost - April 7, 2008

I’d vote #6 as “Most likely to be bandied about as leaked footage”, though I agree that #7 had the best camera build-up.

Given the addition of Hoserlu and Spockboy (love his stuff – his spoofs of TOS-R are a riot), I thought I’d add this to the list. Nicely done and with a twist –


35. demon barber of starfleet - April 7, 2008

Can’t stop laughing at #8.

36. PaulFitz - April 7, 2008

I loved Poroto P’s entry, it was really funny. And a real blooper for Starfleet.

37. Michelle - April 7, 2008

Number 6’s is great! I’m glad you chose that as the winner; it’s definitely my favorite too. I also really liked entry # 4 with the bridge.

38. THX-1138 - April 7, 2008

Must be a Trekmovie.com thread because someone has to complain that the FX weren’t real enough on a fake leaked teaser contest.

Everyone’s a critic.

Great efforts all.

39. j - April 7, 2008

I love 4 and 6.

40. Sebastian - April 7, 2008

Entry 8 was brilliant! Loved all the homages. Shatner recorded some interesting (in the Chinese-curse sense of the word) things in the 60s and 70s. If someone out there actually LIKES (or likes to laugh at) Shatner’s vocalizations, try to ebay a copy of the first Golden Throats album (which also includes Leonard Nimoy’s “Proud Mary” and “If I Had a Hammer”), or better yet, the Transformed Man. They are, as they advertise, music to clear a room by! His last CD, “Has Been”, is actually quite good. My wife and I bought it, expecting a laugh fest, and wound up liking it! He put a lot of heart in that one. And the title track is a hoot, incidentally. Anyway, of the “faaaakes”, entry 10 was just wild, though. It had to win! That girly scream alone did the trick!

41. Anthony Pascale - April 7, 2008

i want to thank all the entrants again. It was a tough call for the winner and a bit of a debate. In the end it went to Daniel because of the link to the Trek trailer, but Falling Nacelle was brilliant. so it was really a tie. Of course the spockboy and hoserlu parodies were also very creative and funny.

we will have to hold another ‘Vreenie’ awards in the future.

42. James Heaney - Wowbagger - April 7, 2008

Man! *Nothing* gets past that Senator! He’s gooood.

Kudos to everyone who entered, and of course to Daniel Broadway, who probably feels pretty awkward that he’s -still- getting shout-outs for his roommate’s attempted fakery in January. :P

Clear runner-up was the falling nacelle, which wasn’t as pretty, but did manage to get me say, “Oh, FRAK!” when I realized what it was. (You’ve seen too much Cloverfield, Poroto P.

43. James Heaney - Wowbagger - April 7, 2008

Double post, sorry.

Would it be ethically wrong of me to start leaking these to other Trek sites and see what kind of a stir they cause? Or would that give you too much of a headache, Anthony?

44. MDSHiPMN - April 7, 2008

IMO, none look like anything that could be mistaken for real footage. I did think #10 was very good, as it had great entertainment value. #4 and #6 look better than the rest, but i did not think they were any more believable. It wont let me see #7 though, no longer available… Too bad.

45. Anthony Pascale - April 7, 2008

re: 43
are there other trek sites that do not check TrekMovie.com regularly? plus the titles are all ‘fake entry 3, etc’

46. S. John Ross - April 7, 2008

I would never have been able to choose between #6 and #7, so I’m glad someone else chose for us :)

47. JeFF - April 7, 2008

Numer 7 is SOOO AWESOME!!! Why didn’t it win???

Falling warp nacelles is now my favorite new thing ever.

48. [The] TOS Purist aka The Purolator - April 7, 2008

If the final bridge looks like the version in Fake #4, I will be a very happy fan.

49. Green-Blooded-Bastard - April 7, 2008

#7 was fantastic. It was easily the most realistic looking, and I could see them having issues building a ship where parts aren’t on right. That one should have won.

50. 4 8 15 16 23 42 - April 7, 2008

Kudos, Hoserlu! Some very creative scenes there. I love “Boobies” floating across the screen….

51. Jorg Sacul - April 7, 2008

falling nacelle… how Monty Python! Loved it– am sharing it with friends!

Mego Kirk sings. OMG. Robot Chickenesque, maybe, but well executed!

I’d love to see a whole episode in Mego. That would rock!

52. Buckaroohawk - April 7, 2008

Daniel Broadway (#16),

That image of your version of the Trek XI Shuttle that appeared in those recently leaked photos is incredible! The attention to detail and scale is spot-on perfect. If you had leaked that as an “actual image” from the new movie, you certainly would have fooled a lot of people.

Your CGI expertise is very impressive, and I really enjoy seeing your work. Congratulations on your win!

53. lodownX - April 7, 2008

I’m impressed with the amount of talent out there… #6 and #7 are both really well done. good jobs.

great sense of humour with some of the entries which is really nice too.


54. Poroto Parker - April 7, 2008

Hi, I´m Poroto Parker and I made the clip #7, the Falling Nacelle. I want to said thanks to all the people in the comments, for the ones who gave clever critics and for the ones that enjoyed the clip as is.
In the rules at IO9.com, they explained that the footage should seem “leaked” or at least funny enough; well, I tried to do a mix between both ideas.
Specifics answers:
#27. Allister Gourlay
It didn´t take much time; in one day, i made the modelling and animation; next day, my partner Gerundio made the composition and added the particles and visual effects.
#30. BrF
Thats exactly what my partner tought when I told him the idea of a falling nacelle. “The guys up there must be in real trouble!”
#32. NCC-1987 & #42. James Heaney – Wowbagger
About the shaky camera… Yes, we wanted to make something like… Clovertrek?

Thanks to all the people who liked our work. And kudos to Daniel Broadway, your clip is awesome! I would love to see the story that happens after your shot.

55. drlondon - April 7, 2008

I don’t know why, but for some reason I just laughed out loud when I saw the nacelle crash to the ground. lol!

56. MDSHiPMN - April 7, 2008

Ok, number 7 is sweet. It finally let me watch it. WELL DONE!

57. Rainbucket - April 7, 2008

Poroto your #7 is as genius as the best Pixar shorts. So much is packed into those few seconds: figuring out at the last second what’s going on, the almost slapstick physics, the light going out and the grass catching fire. Fantastic work.

58. Matt G (aka trekkie1415) - April 8, 2008

I actually went to io9.com to see the other entries, and when I saw Daniel’s, the first thoughts that entered my mind were,

“yeah… that rocks… oh well!”

Daniel, that really was incredible. Congrats! Keep up this stuff up! If it wouldn’t have been in the “Create a fake” contest, I would have believed it!

ps* If you finish the whole Enterprise… would you post pictures?

59. Chris Pike - April 8, 2008

54, My vote would go to your nacelle crash shot too – it tells a story for the viewer to write, and with a great sense of Trek humour!

60. Cervantes - April 8, 2008

Excellent work, and makes me yearn for any future ‘fan edited’ TOS ‘remastered’ episodes that become available…

61. Cervantes - April 8, 2008

#16 Daniel Broadway
By the way, your ‘Trek Movie’ shuttle work is tremendous, but I personally don’t like the actual design of it by the production designers… If this is the ONLY ‘shuttle’ design on show in the Movie, I will be disappointed, as I still far rather the simplified, and very different, original TOS ‘shuttles’…

Just a thought Anthony, but shouldn’t Stanky at least get an honourable mention for his ‘Fake Star Trek’ efforts too?… :)

62. Go Spock! - April 8, 2008

33 –
I completely agree!
nice stuff

63. Jedman67 - April 8, 2008

Daniel, great job! I like the quality of the shuttle, even if i dont actually like the design. It looks real, as does the saucer. The nacelle falling was hilarious! Definitely not very trekkish, but well done just the same. :D

64. Dr. Image - April 8, 2008

Entry #7- That’s just…. perfection!!!! (Why? Who cares??!)

65. Leonel - April 8, 2008

55 – agreed, all that clip needed was: DUN DUN DA DUN!


66. Hoserlu - April 15, 2008

From Hoserlu-

Thanks for the kind words about #8. Consider it a sneak preview for a “full” episode coming out later this month. Also, there’s last year’s episode now on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvuCaTPWPmA

Our stuff was more inspired by “Thomas the Tank Engine” than Robot Chicken. That and we drink heavily.

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