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More Details on Family Guy TNG Reunion Episode February 25, 2009

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Celebrity,TNG , trackback

TrekMovie has previously reported that the animated Fox comedy Family Guy has an upcoming episode (“Not All Dogs Go to Heaven") with the stars of The Next Generation playing themselves, and today more info on this episode has been released, see below for details.

 

TNG goes to Quahog
THR’s The Feed has the official FOX description for the TNG reunion on Family Guy.

In the episode titled “Not All Dogs Go to Heaven,” the "Next Gen" crew (Patrick Stewart, Levar Burton, Gates McFadden, Michael Dorn, Wil Wheaton, Denise Crosby, Marina Sirtis, Brent Spiner and Jonathan Frakes) will provide guest voices as the Griffin family heads to the annual Quahog “Trek” convention.

"Stewie blows a fuse when he doesn’t get a chance to ask his favorite ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ cast members any questions," reads the logline. "He devises a plan, builds a transporter and beams the entire cast to his bedroom so they can spend a fun-filled day together in Quahog."

In his recent interview with TrekMovie, Wil Wheaton talked about doing the voice work for this episode:

TrekMovie.com: Speaking of Trek reunions, I understand last year that you along with the entire TNG cast did voice work for an upcoming episode of Family Guy. What was that like and did you do your work solo or with any of your TNG co-stars?

Wil Wheaton: I didn’t work with anyone except [Family Guy exec producer] Seth MacFarlane, which was still awesome. I got to see the entire script and it is really funny. I am sort of poking fun at myself, the way the role is written. But working on the Star Trek episode of Family Guy, started a relationship with Seth and since then he has asked me to Cavalcade and another episode of Family Guy

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Family Guy’s “Not All Dogs Go to Heaven” airs Sunday March 29th on FOX.

Trek a FG tradition
Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane is a huge Trek fan, and even appeared (as Ens. Rivers) in a couple of episodes of Star Trek Enterprise. Family Guy is rife with pop culture references, with quite a few Trek ones. A while back Rick Kelvington put together a compilation of Trek references for us, check it out:

In fact last summer MacFarlane stated he wanted to do a Family Guy version of The Wrath of Khan (like he did with the original Star Wars). TrekMovie even gave him a hand by recommending how he should cast it.

TrekMovie will have more about Family Guy’s “Not All Dogs Go to Heaven” as the air date approaches.

Comments

1. Captain Slow - February 25, 2009

cool

2. trekologist - February 25, 2009

Must see!!!

3. TrekMadeMeWonder - February 25, 2009

Thanks Seth, for all the parenting tips!

4. Fleet Captain Kor'Tar - February 25, 2009

Victory will be mine!!!

Resistance is Futile!!!

5. TyanaZai - February 25, 2009

Another one who will make trek cool again in the public’s eye!

6. BGboy - February 25, 2009

Funny :)

7. AJ - February 25, 2009

Thanks for the montage. YouTube has pretty much nixed all of this…

8. www.youtube.com/wearemaladjusted - February 25, 2009

As unoriginal as Family Guy can be, I have to hand it to them for making SO many Star Trek references!

9. Agent69 - February 25, 2009

Sulu: “Hellooooooooooooo”
lol

10. Capt Mike Of The Terran Empire - February 25, 2009

hey. Ill be watching that Ep. Looks fantastic. Not the snd of for Tng like I would like it but hey. it is the Tng cast. Kool. Long live the Quahog Empire!

11. Will_H - February 25, 2009

I honestly think sometimes Family Guy does a better job of making Star Trek look cool to the masses than this new movie will. Seriously, a ton of people love Family Guy, and they watch it, and there’s something Star Trek on. And even better is all the hidden Star Trek stuff, like on the Stewie Kills Lois episode, the end of part 1 made me laugh till I cried, but nobody else got it cause they werent Trekkies. I’ll be watching this for sure, and hopefully laughing till I cry again.

12. Andrew - February 25, 2009

Love Family Guy! Can’t wait for the TNG reunion episode. And thanks for the montage of Trek momenst from the show. Hilarious.

13. Denise de Arman - February 25, 2009

Thanks Anthony – laughed until the tears smeared my mascara (Picard’s fantasies about Troi were INSANE!!).

14. Andy Patterson - February 25, 2009

What about a TOS episode. Not just references. A whole show.

15. bryan - February 25, 2009

I would jump on a Family Guy version of Star Trek in an instant!

16. OM - February 25, 2009

…Gee, maybe Stewie can have a transporter accident and merge @wilw with the Old Pervert’s bed.

17. SChaos1701 - February 25, 2009

8

Unoriginal? Please….

18. bill hiro - February 25, 2009

#14 – The Futurama TOS episode would be hard to beat.

WELSHY!!!!!!

19. bill hiro - February 25, 2009

#17 – C’mon, FG is pretty funny (although not as funny as it used to be) but it is hardly original.

20. CmdrR - February 25, 2009

Hey — geeks are geeks. We’re gonna watch this and we’re gonna love this… unless they get Stuart Baird to guest direct it.

21. Hat Rick - February 25, 2009

That tribute to Rupert actually brought a tear to my eye.

The original scene in STII was probably one of the most moving funeral scenes ever filmed, bar none.

22. That One Guy - February 25, 2009

CmdrR,
HAHAHA! So true…

23. Andrew - February 25, 2009

This new episode has the same plot as the Futurama episode only with Next Generation characters instead.

24. Capt Mike Of The Terran Empire - February 25, 2009

Just keep Baired and Berman away and the show will be fantastic.But if they do a Tos then have J.J and Orci and Alex in the show to with the orignal Kirk and Spock and Sulu and uhurah and Checkov and have them along with Stuie get into with it for not having them in the New Movie. Would be fun to Watch.

25. Chroma - February 25, 2009

@21: Truer words…

26. Enterprise - February 25, 2009

Is this show still on?

27. Colonel West - February 25, 2009

“oh yeah… that’s the good stuff….”

Stewie singing Rocket Man cracks me up every time, love it!

and of course:

“you can all suck my ridges!”

you gotta love Family Guy.

28. I'm dead Jim - February 25, 2009

Forgive me if this has been covered anywhere here before but did anyone notice the Starfleet shield logo in the Genesis planet clouds? Nice placement Seth!

29. I'm dead Jim - February 25, 2009

Then again, it could just be like an ink blot test for trekkies. ;-()

30. sean - February 25, 2009

It’s not a real thread until Enterprise has chimed in with derision for whatever subject is at hand.

31. sean - February 25, 2009

‘Wait, that’s not lemonade!’

Priceless.

32. Harry - February 25, 2009

Stewie also said this in the S3 Christmas episode, where he plays in a nativity scene:

“Good evening. I am playing the role of Jesus, a man once portrayed on the big screen by Jeffrey Hunter. You may remember him as the actor who was replaced by William Shatner on Star Trek. Apparently Mr. Hunter was good enough to die for our sins, but not quite up to the task of seducing green women.”

33. AJ - February 25, 2009

11: Yes! “Stewie Kills Lois!”

Ron Jones scored BOBW 1, and they gave him the chance to emulate it at the end of the ep. Full TNG treatment “TO BE CONTINUED” with the end credits in TNG font. Priceless.

34. AJ - February 25, 2009

Oh, and Ricardo Montalban as a cow in a slaughterhouse…”including my beloved wife…”

35. Luke Forrester - February 25, 2009

So they’ve stopped stealing plot lines from South Park and Simpson’s and have moved up to Futurama?

36. AJ - February 25, 2009

Quagmire to Kirk on the Bridge: “Dude…You gotta introduce me to the black chick…”

37. T2 - February 25, 2009

I like how Quahog gets an annual convention but Chicago and the Midwest dont. lol. Now I know where to go. Favorite show meets favorite show…I love it!

38. thorsten - February 25, 2009

@36…

Giggity Giggity

39. steve623 - February 25, 2009

35 – HA!

40. sean - February 25, 2009

#35

Not that I’m defending Family Guy, but as South Park aptly pointed out, The Simpsons has done EVERYTHING.

41. Lt. Atkins - February 25, 2009

The bits with Sulu made me laugh the most

42. steve623 - February 25, 2009

I understand that respected news anchorperson Kent Brockman once reported that Family Guy was called “distasteful” and “puerile” by a panel of hillbillies.

43. Son - February 25, 2009

And now The Simpsons does Family Guy-type things.

44. Son - February 25, 2009

Sorry for the double post, but Family Guy is far more like The Critic than The Simpsons.

45. EdR - February 25, 2009

So now Klingons have ridges like Ruffles

46. EdR - February 25, 2009

I like that – the Quahog Empire. Quahog Bird of Prey Followed by The Quahog Empire Strikes Back!

47. Cylon - February 25, 2009

30 So true, so true.

48. nephron - February 25, 2009

Kind of amusing….but…..

References aren’t jokes.

How many TV shows/movies have been built on the “geek culture reference = joke”-premise? Lesse….Free Enterprise, every Kevin Smith movie, Fanboys, Venture Bros., Spaced, Family Guy…that’s all I can think of off the top of my head (there’s no doubt lots more), but it’s more than enough isn’t it?

This type of thing has run its course, hasn’t it?

49. AJ - February 25, 2009

48:

“This type of thing has run its course, hasn’t it?”

nephron: As soon as I get off the floor from laughing my a** off, I’ll let you know.

50. nephron - February 25, 2009

I’m glad somebody gets a kick out of it.

51. SciFiMetalGirl - February 25, 2009

These are more than just references in some cases, they are the actual actors doing their own voices! Quite comical! Thanks for the mash-up!

52. Terpor - February 26, 2009

They should make the Star Trek Countdown comic in the Family Guy :D

53. rumpcuż - February 26, 2009

best bit: ex aequo:

“A fiddler on the roof. Sounds crazy, no? But here, in our little village of Anatevka, you might say every one of us – KHAAAAAAAAAAAN!!!”

“How we’re doing on gas?”

54. rumpcuż - February 26, 2009

Not FG related, but there was a hilarious bit in Futurama (ep “Where no fan has gone before”) where Shatner (actual Shatner that is) was doing a spoken version of Slim Shady:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIYwffeS57k

(audio only, video substituted with “live action” Kirk)

55. I'm dead Jim - February 26, 2009

48… among others here: I’m beginning to think that a lot of people posting here are unable to find any joy in life.

56. Danpaine - February 26, 2009

My favorite show. Love it. The Trek references leave me laughing so hard I’m doubled over. Sulu: “Hellooooooo…” Classic.

For those of you who don’t get it – go watch some more reality tv.

57. capt. garver - February 26, 2009

OMG brilliant!
I like the ST III-Scene!

58. Montreal Paul - February 26, 2009

My favourite clip EVER..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYGUyYcCuMA&feature=related

59. cpelc - February 26, 2009

I remember seeing an episode where Peter is sneaking into a building…and he is doing the typical star trek “oh something is happening behind the scenes” theme music out loud.

60. Olley Olley Olley - February 26, 2009

#48
shat says
“get a life”.

61. vorta23492392932939230 - February 26, 2009

nephron:

I agree completely, and though the references I GET are hilarious to me, its a cheap kind of recognition humor (mostly) that is working.

This is why I can’t watch Family Guy. But it does have that thing where it makes you feel all smart and insidery for laughing, like MST3K before it (which I loved when it was on and still have a place in my heart for, but can’t seem to remember what was so brilliant about it)

Feeling superior/inside jokes are the lowest kind of humor, but hey, I love Star Trek so some of these definitely had me laughing.

Still, I fear for our culture that is eating itself.

62. Jerry Mander - February 26, 2009

How degrading. I cant believe Star Trek would lower itself to be on Family Guy.

63. Christine - February 26, 2009

#62 :: Aw, I like them. xD They’re corny and Trek fans actually get all the references. I’ve honestly only seen the episodes of Family Guy with those references.. Oh, and TWOK. Awww, Rupert! D:

64. Tim - March 1, 2009

Awesomeness.

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