Seth MacFarlane’s animated FOX comedy Family Guy has long been rife with sci-fi references, which have culminated in doing full parody episodes remaking two Star Wars movies. And what movies does he want to do next? According to a new interview, MacFarlaine is still interested in taking on Star Trek, but will Paramount let him?
In 2007 Family Guy took on the original Star Wars movie in a full length parody called "Blue Harvest." Next week the Family Guy re-imagining of Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back as "Something Something Dark Side" is coming out on DVD and Blu-ray. The Family Guy team plan to finish off the original Star Wars trilogy, taking on Return of the Jedi in 2010.
So what is next for the pop cultural referencing fanboy MacFarlane? In a new interview with the LA Times he gives a clue, her is the excerpt:
Future spoofs may venture into the other sci-fi and adventures franchises that themed MacFarlane’s childhood.
“Indiana Jones, Back to the Future, Star Trek,” he riffed, citing potential spoofs. “The difference is that Lucas gave us the rights. Lucas agreed to let us do this, and that’s a rare thing. Most legal departments are much more overprotective.”
Paramount – make this happen!
This is actually the second time MacFarlane has talked about doing a full Trek parody. Back in 2008 Seth MacFarlane told reporters what parody he wanted to do next, saying:
If Paramount would let us do [“Star Trek II:] ‘Wrath of Khan,’ that would be the coolest thing.” .
On behalf of TrekMovie and fans of Star Trek and Family Guy, I say to Paramount, let Seth do it! George Lucas has shown that you can embrace this kind of thing and it works. The Star Trek brand is again strong enough for people to laugh and still not see Trek has a ‘joke’. So come on Paramount, lighten up and let’s see the "Family Guy Presents: The Wrath of Stewie"
TrekMovie.com casts Family Guy Wrath of Stewie
Since we here at TrekMovie want to help out, we again post our suggestions for recasting the Family Guy cast into Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.
|FG character||TWOK character|
|Glenn Quagmire||Dr. McCoy|
|Mayor Adam West||Scotty|
|Meg Griffin||Ceti Alpha Eels|
|Lois Griffin||Carol Marcus|
|Chris Griffin||David Marcus|
|Cleveland Brown||Capt. Terrell|
|Neil Goldman||Peter Preston|