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New Fan Video: Star Trek Torch March 17, 2009

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We are all looking forward to the new Star Trek movie headed our way in a couple of months. However  ‘Star Trek Torch,’ an amazing new video from our old pal Spockboy Paul, reminds us all of where it it all came from. Check out the video below, which Paul put a lot of effort into, to herald the passing of the torch. 


Star Trek Torch (make sure to click the ‘HQ’ button)

JJ Abrams, his ‘Supreme Court’, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and all of the new team are truly standing on the shoulder’s of giants. We may be counting down the days to the new movie, but we will never forget that the crew of that first…Enterprise.


Classic Spockboy
Old time readers of (from way back in 2006 and 2007) will remember Paul ‘Spockboy’ Sibbald for his many great humorous episode mashup videos. Check out Paul’s YouTube Channel for more great video edits.  Here are a couple of favorites:

Also don’t forget to check out the channel for Rick Kelvington, Paul’s frequent collaborator on many Trek and other parody videos.


1. Spock of Ages - March 17, 2009

Spockboy es muy bonita. MI GUSTA

2. Chroma - March 17, 2009

Amazing montage! Thanks so much for doing that.

3. opcode - March 17, 2009

Really nice!

4. Jcordova - March 17, 2009

Great Video… Took me back to when I was a little kid watching the show in reruns in the 80’s

5. charliebob - March 17, 2009

Awesome stuff. Can’t believe how soon the movie will be here. And also that I’ll see it before the states will!

6. crazydaystrom - March 17, 2009

Kudos to Mr. Paul Sibbald! Thank you sir.

7. Cenobyte - March 17, 2009

Great tribute, thanks :)

8. Scott - March 17, 2009

Excellent job! I miss watching TOS. Great selection of video clips and very well edited.

9. DJT - March 17, 2009

That TORCH video was awesome.

10. Bigz - March 17, 2009

I must admit that “Tomorrow Is Yesterday” gag reel was hilarious. Especailly when Kirk was like, “….what?” haha

11. Swollen Ballz - March 17, 2009

That was unique! there really is some great talent walking around these parts.

12. Balok - March 17, 2009

That there Star Track E looks so much much better than the new movie version.

13. spock - March 17, 2009

Torch video…great job!

14. TrekkyStar - March 17, 2009

Great video!

Wow! I’ve been reading for three years! There goes three years down the drain.

15. SirMartman - March 17, 2009

lol,,thats a laugh

I wonder what Spockboy will do with ST : TFB when its out,,


16. Odkin - March 17, 2009

For ad revenue generated from this page, please remit 47 cents to Harlan Ellison for the 2 frames used of Edith Keeler.

Thank You,
Tom Thumb
The Lollipop Guild

17. LodownX - March 17, 2009

good Job Spockboy.

18. Harry Ballz - March 17, 2009

Oh, no!! Keeler was actually mentioned by name! How many zeroes will he want on the cheque for that???

19. James Heaney - Wowbagger - March 17, 2009

I’ve been wondering where Spockboy’s been at. Great vid, sir! Great vid!

20. Anthony Pascale - March 17, 2009

if you have been reading for three years you imagined the first five months…this site went live August 2006

21. Jeff C - March 17, 2009

Star Trek the torch is great–I love how it shows so much of what made the original show great and contrasts it with the footage from the new film.
Truly great.

I had to admit my favorite of these is still this one, which covers the whole franchise for the 40th Anniversary:

That, for me is what Star Trek is all about…

22. TrekkyStar - March 17, 2009

Oh. Off by 5 months

2 years, 7 months

23. Viking - March 17, 2009

Oh, jeez….that ‘Tomorrow Is Yesterday’ mashup looks like a family home movie made by my in-laws….I am NOT kidding….Spockboy, you are a god. ROTFLMAO :-)

24. Fansince9 - March 17, 2009

Great video! I just love this torch analogy, it’s very fitting. Beautiful, indeed. Thank you.

25. Fansince9 - March 17, 2009

21: I agree. Maybe it was the music, but that one made me cry when I saw it the first time. It deserves an award.

26. Scott Gammans - March 17, 2009

I LOVED IT! That was totally awesome, and neatly sums up exactly how I feel about the “passing of the torch” on May 9th. Well done, Paul… well done!

27. Julio - March 17, 2009

The music on that Torch video was amazing… great job!

28. Chingatchkook - March 17, 2009

Excellent stuff, this guy does fantastic work, hahahahaha!

29. Scott Gammans - March 17, 2009

Paul is a maestro. His “Spockboy” videos posted on this site are legendary.. browse the archives and check ’em out!

30. Chroma - March 17, 2009

Thanks Jeff for the 40th anniversary video. I hadn’t seen that until now. Brought a tear to my eye, I don’t mind saying.

31. YARN - March 17, 2009

Yeah, yeah, yeah. Let’s just hope the torch isn’t extinguished by a flop.

32. YARN - March 17, 2009

Yeah, yeah, yeah. Let’s just hope isn’t extinguished with a massive flop.

33. Steven PDX - March 17, 2009

#1 Spock of Ages

Great name. For those of us who light candles for eight nights, it’s a good inside joke!

Great mash ups, too.

34. Hat Rick - March 17, 2009

This video brought tears to my eyes.

Bravo. Bravissimo!

Star Trek is truly for the ages, my friends.

For the uniform… for departed friends… for the future…

The torch is truly passed.

For the ages.

35. Stroud - March 17, 2009

The southern video was cute, but it would have been better without the confederate flag on Spock’s work station. I know it was all in fun, but these days the confederate flag is regarded as being a symbol of hatred–whether that’s really what it stands for or not, doesn’t matter. There are very few people in the south these days who have anything to do with it, and so it seems that this mock-up suggested that “country folk” are just a bunch of dumb rednecks. Not cool.

36. DavidJ - March 17, 2009

That Torch video is freakin INCREDIBLE! And so beautifully made, with the film strip motif.

I especially love that final shot of the Enterprise flying away.

37. T Negative - March 17, 2009

Fantastic video!!

God I love classic Trek.

38. Insano! - March 17, 2009

You know, with the “City on the Edge of Forever” footage, Harlan Ellison is going to want a chunk of those Star Trek Torch profits added to his lawsuit…

(Couldn’t resist.)

39. Jai1138 - March 17, 2009

As a filmmaker, I must say Star Trek Torch is maybe one of the best TREK related videos I’ve ever seen — probably amongst the 3 best. Visually inventive, cool but heartfelt. I’m posting it on my Facebook page.

And I love the A Piece of the Action video — if he hasn’t already, Spockboy should do the same, or something similarly energetic, each accompanied with an appropriate selection of pop/rock, for the 10 or 12 best TOS eps. Speaking purely selfishly and without considering the demands on his time, I think that would be great.

I loved going to the Creation cons in the early 90s when they hsowed fun “music videos” based on TOS, TNG and DS9 that were theme-based montages each cut to an appropriate pop/rock song.

40. The Lensman - March 17, 2009

Great job Spock Boy! I love the Star Track one the most though….that one is beyond awesome!

41. Sonny B. - March 17, 2009

Way to go Paul! The montage of memories was tastefully and accurately done. Most cool . . .

42. Carlg - March 17, 2009

Beautifully done. Definately got a lump in my throat, especially when McCoy was talking about the “billions of galaxies…and only one of each of us”.

This one and the “Inner Light” video are the best Trek tributes I’ve ever seen.

43. GaryS - March 17, 2009

Nice video!

44. Andy Patterson - March 17, 2009

Hey Spockboy, hadn’t seen that before. Nice work. Raising Arizona is my favorite Coen bros. movie. I guess I’m in the minority of people who just don’t see it with the Big Lebowski.

45. Andy Patterson - March 17, 2009

And Wow! Your passing the Torch….amazing. Lotta work. It’s exhausting thinking about the man hours. Somebody’s got to use that. Good stuff.

46. Jeff C - March 17, 2009

43–Well, now there are TWO of each of them…haha…

30–Chroma, thanks. I have had that link for a while now. It is a great and mostly chronological overview, and my friends were married to the suite from The Inner Light–so it has a lot of extra meaning for me.

47. Hat Rick - March 17, 2009

Exactly, 42 (Carig). In each of us is a universe of perceptions, a literal storehouse of the riches existence has given each individual. The universe — god, the creator, what have you — has invested in each sentience a little copy of itself that is unique in all of creation.

Every life is a truly unique universe waiting to be discovered. Where else but in Trek are these things said?

48. Josh - March 17, 2009

pure awesomeness…great videos!!

49. Hat Rick - March 17, 2009

46 — three of them … and counting? :-)

50. Andy Patterson - March 17, 2009

Watched and slowed down images dozens of times just now. Great stuff again.

51. Jared Butcher - March 17, 2009

Christ that made me emotional!

52. The TOS Purist aka The Purolator - March 17, 2009

Better the “Torch” fizzle out with dignity than burn on in a bastardized form.

53. Jeff C - March 17, 2009

52–watch the link I posted in number 21. you will feel better.

54. Lendorien - March 18, 2009

I miss those silly mashups. :) Great video, that first one.

55. captain_neill - March 18, 2009

A great video

I love TOS so much as well as the spin offs. I also look forward to the new movie but I still believe it will not be the same, so much has changed in look and feel.

I hope to be proven wrong when May comes but making the dialogue more contemporary is one tway the new movie will date even faster than TOS.

I still prefer the original Enterprise and movie refit versions over the new design, which I don’t find as beautiful. To enjoy the film I will choose to ignore it from canon.

56. Spock - March 18, 2009

Nicely done, very nicely done that first one. Extremely well put together.

There’s things about the new movie I know I’ll probably get some enjoyment out of, like Qunito’s Spock, and seeing Nimoy one last time.
Soon as that shot of Eric Bana came on though, I came back to reality… I miss having quality villains in Star Trek. Curiously though, their names all began with K… Kang, Kor, Khan and Kruge. What the hell is with that?? :P

57. Chris Pike - March 18, 2009

57 …wHets my appetite anyway…!

58. Rick - March 18, 2009

Great job Paul! There is something about the original TREK I hope this new version carries on with. The human or quiet moments of life reflections between the characters. Such as those moments between Kirk, McCoy, Spock, Scotty, etc. Beaming up!

59. Mark Lynch - March 18, 2009

Thanks for the link. Amazing video. The Inner Light flute music is such an emotion stirrer. Sitting here in tears at my keyboard.

60. I Am Morg Not Eymorg - March 18, 2009


61. Anthony Pascale - March 18, 2009

Always impressed with Paul, he can inspire and get us to smile. My fave gag is certainly the Tomorrow is Yesterday, maybe because Mad Mad World and Raising Arizona are some of my favorite films.

Spockboys videos rise above the usual ‘mashup’ with the additional voice work, and graphics…he is very skilled

62. Harlan - March 18, 2009

Guardian was in the clip – I want my F*ckin’ payment! Edith is MINE!

63. Thelin - March 18, 2009

What an awesome tribute! WOW!

That really sums the whole TOS story up, and creates a look into the future of Star Trek.

Thanks Paul, Spockboys.

64. ClassicTrek - March 18, 2009

star trek torch you tube clip is awesome. a wonderful tribute and a reminder of where it all began.

cant wait for the movie


Greg UK

65. Conard - March 18, 2009

Absolutely amazing! Never heard this arrangement of TOS theme, where does it come from?

66. Curveball - March 18, 2009

Wonder what
would look like if
was directing it?

Here’s the Trailer for DARK TREK:

67. Geoffers - March 18, 2009

Absolutely superb.. Torch gave me a lump in the throat.. if Paramount had any sense, they would use that as a trailer!

68. Brett Campbell - March 18, 2009

Amazing job, Mr. Sibbald! Thank you!

69. Digginjim - March 18, 2009

Spockboys vid is the first to actually get me excited for this movie!

70. Paul - March 18, 2009

Yay – great fun – nice to see Christine and Janice in the montage – I’m just hoping they make it in the movie franchise.

71. Randall - March 18, 2009

That Torch video was great… and what it clearly illustrates is that the Original Series is still the biggest and the best of all the Star Treks… it had the vast, over the top theatrics and epic feel of true mythology. The wisest thing anyone ever did was to decide to go back to that original idea and those original characters—now we just have to hope that they continue the mythos in a way that lives up to it and furthers it.

72. TrekMD - March 18, 2009

Amazing video. Thank you for sharing!

73. Ensign Ro- (short for Roland) - March 18, 2009

Spockboy…WONDERFUL work. That was visually creative and an extremely enjoyable tribute to one of the most loved franchises in the universe. I have an extensive television production background and can truly appreciate the editing skills you showed us with that fine production. KUDOS!

74. Denise de Arman - March 18, 2009

Wow, Paul, impressive to say the least. Thank you, Anthony, for posting Paul’s video here.

75. thebiggfrogg - March 18, 2009

TOS Enterprise exterior is STILL the coolest! Truly an original.

76. Chadwick - March 18, 2009

WOW Paul Sibbald and Scott Gammans did a great job on that video. Made me feel warm and fuzzy inside, almost brought a tear to my eye, but definitely made me proud to be a fan.

The shots were perfect, the music, the switch over to the new Trek, and McCoy’s talking about the probability in the end, that was perfect.

As a fan thank you guys so much.

77. Chadwick - March 18, 2009

@ 74. For me I don’t know if TOS Enterprise is the coolest but definitely has the most sentiment attached to it than any other Trek. Gene made Star Trek in a way where before we know it, the show weaves itself into our hearts.

78. Rastaman - March 18, 2009

42. Carlg –

Totally agree with you on that McCoy quote. Probably one of my favorites from the entire series.

The quote captures both the sense of wonder at the enormity of the universe while resisting the temptation toward feelings of the insignificance of the individual that can accompany those thoughts.

79. P Technobabble - March 18, 2009

Awesome job! I think this fine clip does a very nice job of proving that the new movie still looks and feels like Star Trek.

80. Mike Ten - March 18, 2009

All of the videos were great. I liked the “Benny Hill” sound effects in the “piece of the Action” clip.

Spockboy really does some quality work. Thank You.

81. thebiggfrogg - March 18, 2009

@76. I think you have to compare it to the spaceships touted in sci-fi at the time. It was a revolutionary design–not just another art deco rocket or flying saucer. I guess it is the groundbreaking aspect that makes it close to my heart. And I still think it is cool to look at. The cardboard sets* and papier mache planets may not have aged so well, but the old E still looks good IMHO.

Love the McCoy quote. My favorite character. Loved his humanity and decency, even if he were irascible.

* Though I sitll have a soft spot for the E bridge and I think XI Trek could have done a better job bridging the now with the old aesthetic.

82. Gary 7 - March 18, 2009

Amazing. That’s the best thing I’ve seen in a long time. GREAT video!

83. Scott B. here. - March 18, 2009

Fantastic editing job, Paul. Really superior work.

I just looked at several of yours and Rick Kelvington’s videos, and they’re incredibly inventive. I found your Shore Leave, Tomorrow is Yesterday and especially The Immunity Syndrome videos absolute gut-busters. They showcase the power of great editing.

Rick’s Mission Impossible and Scotty/Buck Rogers videos are also top-notch.

Keep it up, guys!

Scott B. out.

84. Trek Nerd Central - March 18, 2009

42, 78. I agree. It perfectly captures Star Trek’s humanism — and its awe.

85. Ryan T. Riddle - March 18, 2009

Frakking awesome!

86. T. Rhade - March 18, 2009

…-Very..very..very.. cool….!!

87. Star Trackie - March 18, 2009

TOS is just so damn cool.

Great video.

88. EvilSean666 - March 18, 2009

Great video, but where did you get the shot of the ST09 Ent. firing phasers?

89. Third Remata'Klan - March 18, 2009

Awesome video.

You know, I think that might even have been better than the third trailer!

90. Liz - March 18, 2009

The Torch was beautiful. Thank you!

91. Christine - March 18, 2009

Oh my gawd. That was beautiful.

I almost started crying — again. (Just saw “These Are the Voyages…”, which did make me cry.)

92. The Jui$tain - March 18, 2009

# 35–Um are you from the south? Have you been there lately? Because last time I checked there are a lot of people down here who still fly the Rebel flag.

Along with the US flag of course.

The torch vid brought a tear to me eye… :)


93. Matt Wright - March 18, 2009

Good stuff Paul!

94. DmsDyMach - March 18, 2009

Great Vids! Absolutely brought a tear to these old eyes.

95. The Jui$tain - March 18, 2009

#88– I think it’s from the first or second trailer I believe.


96. JeFF - March 18, 2009

AWESOME video! Loved it a lot… it’s on my Facebook page too!

Thank you for sharing!

97. rblaine - March 18, 2009

That was awesome! Thanks Paul

98. Cobalt 1365 - March 19, 2009

Excellent video, well edited. As Anthony said, ST09 is standing on the shoulders of giants.

and I almost teared up when I saw the Big E sail off into the sunset…

99. ChristopherPike - March 19, 2009

An amazing video for sure.

My only difficulty is that whole torch aspect…

TOS hasn’t really held it since 1994 and if we’re talking about as the franchise as a whole, nobody from this film invited a certain Mr. Bakula on the set to present it in person.

100. Stroud - March 19, 2009

92. The Jui$tain – March 18, 2009
# 35–Um are you from the south? Have you been there lately? Because last time I checked there are a lot of people down here who still fly the Rebel flag.

Along with the US flag of course.

The torch vid brought a tear to me eye… :)

Well you must not have been here for very long. I’m in southeast Tennessee, and there aren’t many people here who do. What I usually see, is the American flag flying along with the Tennessee flag. I’ve hardly seen anybody sport the rebel flag. The only place where I’ve seen it (though rare), has been in a window of a run-down house or a trailer park out in the middle of nowhere. Otherwise, here where I am, it’s not to be found. It may not represent what it symbolizes these days (that’s in debate), but if that’s the way it’s interepreted, then I say it’s something we can do without. We have the American flag, and that’s all we need.

Don’t get me wrong, thre’s nothing wrong with “you might be a redneck” jokes, and with making fun of southern culture–I mean heck, we make fun of ourselves. At the same time though, it’s this symbol that concerned me so much. it’s not that I want to nit-pick the video, but southern culture is widely sterotyped as being characterized by ignorance and racism. There are many people in our nation who have bigoted misconceptions when it comes to people around here. I’m sure having that symbol in the video didn’t intend to fuel that fire, but it certainly didn’t help matters either. Just making a point.

101. CmdrR - March 19, 2009

Spockboy, you are an original.

beat beat beat

Nah — I’ll just leave it at that.


102. The Jui$tain - March 19, 2009

#100– I see what you’re saying and actually I live right next door to ya as it were (NC). I’ve been living here going on 11 yrs and I guess it also depends where you live too as to if you see it much or not.

In the big cities you really don’t see it, but go a little further out and you’ll most likely start seeing it being flown.

And yes people do have misconceptions about it, but around here at least 85% of the people don’t really mind it at all. That’s caucasions, african-americans, hispanics, asians, etc.

But all in all I rather enjoyed the video it was quite hilarious!

It’s also good to know there’s another southerner who likes Trek! They are indeed few and far between! (around here anyways)


103. John Sullivan - March 19, 2009

I have a REAL Star Trek YouTube link … called “Star Trek … the reality and go out with a real date!” channel … find it here: just posted in case you want to see it the badly produced but real video (as good as it turned out anyway) from Sunday’s Discovery launch – as if you were really there.

Hard to believe that the Shuttle program has been going on for almost as long as Star Trek movies.

104. Brian Matthews - March 20, 2009

Man, I hope this guy has a job doing video, because he has the knack for look and editing. Very well done! is represented by Gorilla Nation. Please contact Gorilla Nation for ad rates, packages and general advertising information.