Did you ever think Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan would make a good opera? Well the folks behind the action-figure stop-motion animation comedy show Robot Chicken on Cartoon Network have us convinced. On the episode "Two Weeks Without Food" airing this weekend, they showed us just how awesome Khan Opera could be. See video of that, plus past Robot Treks, below.
Khan – The Opera (big thanks to Kelvington for the clip)
Robot Chicken and Trek
Of course this is not the first time that Robot Chicken has gone to the Final Frontier. Star Trek, and its action figures, has been part of the show since the beginning. Even the Chicken himself resembles a Borg. Here are some of the Robot Chickens most Trek focused segments of the past.
Sci-Fi Convention War ("A Piece of the Action" s1, e7, 4/05)
Two Kirks, a Khan and a Pizza Place ("The Deep End" s1, e8, 4/05)
Red Shirt Revenge ("The Munnery" – s2, e32, 9/06)
Star Trek Experience ("Boo Cocky" – s3, e56, 9/08)
Fridge Beam ("Chirlax" – s3, e60, 10/08)
And beyond Trek-specific segments, some Trek celebs have been the butt of a few jokes, with the best being the segment ‘Shatner’s Toupee‘ from the first season episode "Toy Meets Girl"
And on the episode "Bionic Cow" airing last September, Zachary Quinto (the new Spock) parodied his own character on Heroes, in a segment called ‘Uncle Glen‘.