Star Trek Trailer Spawns Parodies [UPDATE 3: even more Videos]

The new Star Trek trailer has been premiered, bootlegged, dubbed, subtitled, praised, pilloried, scrutinized, and analyzed. So it is too soon for it to be parodied? Apparently not —  as you will see below from a collection of fun and creative ‘fan edits’ 



New Trailer edits
What does the trailer remind you of? Is it a a return to a classic, a teen drama or a coming of age military movie from the 80s? Or maybe another franchise from another galaxy. And some may wonder A number YouTubers have ‘reinvisioned’ JJ Abrams new vision.

UPDATED: Top Trek embed fixed plus added two more (see ‘UPDATE’ notes)

TOS redux  (gommiL)

[UPDATE] Another TOS Edit (VentureJl)

[UPDATE 2] A TOS ‘canon’ edit from the other way around (VentureJl)


Smallville Trek (Kelvington)

[UPDATE 3] Another Smallville Trek (GeneralGrin),
The yin to Kelvington’s yang

Star Trek 90210 (Tmustaine)

Anakin T. Kirk? (GeneralGrin)

The latest Shatner Project vBlog (tvTrequer)

[FIXED] Top Trek (pyxlboy)

 [UPDATE] The A-Trek (minitrapper)

 [UPDATE 2] Alternate using new score (PeteFX)
NOTE: this one uses a score created by Trek fan and composer Mike Verta (featured on TrekMovie earlier this year)

All very creative work, especially our old friends GeneralGrin and Kelvington. If you find more ‘fan edits’ of the new trailer, let us know.


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November 19, 2008 3:07 pm

Star Trek Smallville by Kelvington was awesome.

November 19, 2008 3:10 pm

Ha! Pretty inventive!

Marshall McMellon
November 19, 2008 3:12 pm

I can’t get YouTube at work. DANGIT! Guess I’ll have to wait until I get home.

November 19, 2008 3:13 pm

I’M CAPTAIN KIRK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

November 19, 2008 3:14 pm

haha, great job GeneralGrin!

Midnight Oil
November 19, 2008 3:14 pm

The Shatner Blog is priceless!

DJ Neelix
November 19, 2008 3:16 pm

LOL @ “The latest Shatner Project vBlog”!

November 19, 2008 3:18 pm

I actually like the Smallville version. I can absolutely see similarities in the personal conflicts within characters like Spock and Clark Kent.

devon Richards
November 19, 2008 3:20 pm

Redux was pretty good! The syncing on the Annakin one is spot on!
I’m sure the atmosphere around Bill Shatner’s house these days is pretty close to the Shatner reaction one.

November 19, 2008 3:22 pm

the new Scotty does kinda sound like Jar-Jar. Fascinating.

November 19, 2008 3:22 pm

Yeah, definitely loved the Smallville redux…

November 19, 2008 3:23 pm

The new Scotty is portrayed by someone who is brittish, he’s probably a whole lot closer to a Scottish accent than any American would have been.

Lancelot Narayan
November 19, 2008 3:25 pm

All terrific stuff! The Smallville made me laugh big time!

shat hands
November 19, 2008 3:26 pm

Gotta love that Smallville

November 19, 2008 3:36 pm

Beverly Hill 90210. Excelent

November 19, 2008 3:36 pm

BOOBS in Star Trek…. I like that…

Mike T.
November 19, 2008 3:41 pm

The Anakin and Smallville ones were great. Thank you.

Cobalt 1365
November 19, 2008 3:42 pm


Great! I almost died over that one

November 19, 2008 3:42 pm

Shatner vBlog ftw. When the trailer audio stops as he smacks the display off its base, I LOL’ed.

The Last Maquis
November 19, 2008 3:47 pm

God these Parodies are Just what I needed today, F’ing Brilliant, Cheers.

November 19, 2008 3:49 pm

OH MY GOD!!!!! The Shatner project was INSANE!!! sooooo funny……

You have to just KNOW that “Bill” is looking at this and going “yes it’s true- I AM Captain Kirk!”

Loved the Anakin T. Kirk one- the similarities between this movie and “Sith” are amazing………………..yet “Sith” was a great movie so
Trek XI should be as well………….

November 19, 2008 3:49 pm

Anyone do a James Dean version?

November 19, 2008 3:53 pm

The singer in the TOS redux is too loud. ;-)

The Star Wars parody was absolutely hilarious. Well played, sir!

The one I’m calling “Enemy WIthin/Enemy Mine” was also very, very clever, even though I saw it coming. Still good.

Hats off to all!

Scott B. out.

November 19, 2008 3:58 pm

God, these are hilarious.

FYI, the last one is just the 90210 one again, not Top Gun.

November 19, 2008 4:00 pm

Great job, everyone! I am continually amazed at how creative this community can be!

Regarding the trailer and the volumes that have been written about continuity, canon, and “old vs. new,” I kept thinking as I watched it, “Wow. It doesn’t look the same as the Trek I’m used to–but it’s still rooted in the Trek I love.”

It reminded me of the adjustments I’ve made over the years: the TMP Enterprise, the Ent D and E, and pylons in Voyager that folded up like atrick car.

Though change ain’t easy, as they say, I’ll take new Trek (especially backed by real dollars from Paramount) over no Trek at all–even if it’s a little strange and unfamiliar.

November 19, 2008 4:02 pm

LMFAO Jar Jar Binks really IS Scotty !!

November 19, 2008 4:03 pm

the The latest Shatner Project vBlog is perfect.

November 19, 2008 4:08 pm

I loved the Star Wars one. It was really funny and the dubbing was fantastic. Great Job!

November 19, 2008 4:10 pm

I loved the latest Shatner Project sketch that was hilarious.

The other ones while fun showcase what I feel JJ Abrams is trying to turn Star Trek into.

These were fun

The trailer still confirms that JJ Abrams has screwed up Star Trek canon. It doesn’t matter anymore as the film is not canon.

November 19, 2008 4:12 pm

Ok I have to say this are great I really like the Smallville one for some reason it worked so well with Star Trek. who knows one day Woners and Paramount may team up to do a crossover with Superman and Star Trek comic it happend before (X-men and Star Trek Marval)

sincerest form of flattery.



November 19, 2008 4:15 pm

Captain Neill,

You are very mistaken. The movie is canon.

November 19, 2008 4:17 pm

You guys can expect the best parodies to come out within the next couple of weeks. I know youtubers:)

Captmike of the Terran Empire
November 19, 2008 4:28 pm

Hey this was fantastic. I guess you can call it TrekVille staring Capt Kirk as Clark Kent. Ok thats so crazy and very funney. Love the paradies. Ok Keep them coming!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chris M
November 19, 2008 4:28 pm

Awesome clips!

The first one with the TOS music was my favourite!

Not a huge fan of the Star Wars one though. It was interesting I suppose but how about we not compare James T Kirk to Darth Vader?!

Dr. Image
November 19, 2008 4:29 pm

GeneralGrin- BRILLIANT! (And oh so obvious!) LMFAO!!!

November 19, 2008 4:32 pm

sorry about code on top trek

On my iphone now…Will fix when I get back from jj abrams LA event

November 19, 2008 4:33 pm

Have fun, Anthony!! I’m feeling very jealous of you right now!!

Lord Garth, Formerly of Izar
November 19, 2008 4:33 pm

There is a way better Tp Gun Trek with the erlin and Loggins music

Dead on funny

Richard Daystrom
November 19, 2008 4:45 pm

I loved The latest Shatner Project vBlog !!! Kudos to ever thought that one up. Very Funny.

November 19, 2008 4:51 pm

The latest Shatner Project vBlog (tvTrequer)
was the best by FAR


November 19, 2008 4:57 pm


I was cracking up and smiling through all of them. The “Shatner Project” one is absolute, sheer genius.

spiked canon
November 19, 2008 5:02 pm

Anikan gets my vote

Xplodin' Nacelle
November 19, 2008 5:04 pm

That The Enemy Within clip never ceases to crack me up.

Sogh Ho'neH jorDe' taI-VamPyr
November 19, 2008 5:11 pm

The Shatner vBlog was the best. “I’M KKKIRRRKKKK!”

In Top Trek, it is Spock in “Star Trek” Not Syler. Syler is in Heros. This is an insult to Trek.

November 19, 2008 5:13 pm

HAHAHA … those put a smile on my face. What talent with so little footage to work with you’d think these guys were the professionals!

gommiL’s spot hit every beat of the original theme. Made me more excited perhaps than the actual trailer. I wish they’d incorporate the Shats original monologue somehow (even if it’s Nimoy delivering it a la Star Trek II)

The Uhura sequence in 90210 Trek was a riot. Not sure yet how I feel about them sexing up Trek. I still cringe when I think about how they treated T’pol.

And the Shatner Project … classic! Hits right at the heart of Shatner’s ego-complex.

Great work! Thanks for the laughs…

November 19, 2008 5:14 pm

wow .. that 1st one was pretty good … !… r u sure that that will not become the unofficial fan’s favorite !

Brett Campbell
November 19, 2008 5:17 pm

Hmm… didn’t laugh once at any of ’em. Was always under the impression that parodies are supposed to be funny. I’ve got a good sense of humor, but didn’t find anything funny at all in these.

The Shatner clip from “Enemy Within” was used to much funnier effect a year or so ago when he saw an article about the rumor about Matt Damon purported to play on his cabin view screen.

November 19, 2008 5:24 pm

Brilliantly funny, and Anakin for the special “So True It Hurts” prize.

David (Flaming Wings Forever)
November 19, 2008 5:30 pm

well, I thought they were a hoot.