Watch Vulcan Nerve Pinch From Last Night’s Chuck

The NBC spy series Chuck has has a few Star Trek reference and guest cameos over the years, with another coming last night, in the form of a Vulcan nerve pinch ‘learned from Star Trek’. Check it out below.


Chuck learns pinch from Star Trek

In the episode "Chuck Versus the Fear of Death", Chuck is working with agent Rye (Rob Riggle), who shows Chuck a technique on taking down bad guys that should be familiar to Star Trek fans. [Via Hulu – USA only, sorry]


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Robert Bernardo
November 16, 2010 1:38 pm

Yes, that was interesting to watch. I was waiting for the music “stinger” to emphasize the pinch action (but the music never came). :)

Battle-scarred Sciatica
November 16, 2010 1:47 pm

is it just me or has Chuck really passed its sell by date?

November 16, 2010 1:49 pm

Lame show

Duncan MacLeod
November 16, 2010 2:01 pm

some people like it, it got an extra episode order as well. stop hating. If you dont like it, bloody dont watch it.

Katie G.
November 16, 2010 2:21 pm

Okay, I googled it on youtube but it’s not there yet. (Guess I should have known that would have supplied that info if it existed.) Any generous computer geniuses want to load it up for us? I don’t watch the show but love Trek so am curious…


November 16, 2010 2:27 pm

Tom Cruise used the Vulcan Never Pinch on Cameron Diaz in this year’s movie “Knight and Day.” (See E review reference) With all these pop culture references to Star Trek, why isn’t there more Star Trek as in television series? I’m sure the masses get the nerve pinch joke. That means there are a lot of Trekkers out there. What about a CGI animated feature Paramount to hold us over till 2012?

Battle-scarred Sciatica
November 16, 2010 3:14 pm


you got a problem with people having an opinion?

you should be more bloody-well tolerant with other peoples views, mate.

these sites are set up for discussion.

who said anything about “hating” the show anyway?

November 16, 2010 3:29 pm

Chuck is great, light-hearted fare. Lots of fun to watch.

November 16, 2010 3:34 pm

Chuck fraking rocks.

Pensive's Wetness
November 16, 2010 4:14 pm

amazing. #3 managed to troll several fools with just 2 words consisting of 4 letters each. BZ.

i dont watch ‘Chuck’ myself, so i have no opinion but as long as shows do well at all levels, hey, watch the show, ‘mates’.

Battle-scarred Sciatica
November 16, 2010 4:22 pm


a point well made, sir!

sometimes it gets emotional being a geek. Boo-hoo, sob-sob. : P

Well trolled that man. Somebody pass him a banana…

November 16, 2010 4:56 pm

I can’t see the video. So was it a good Vulcan nerve pinch?

Another Q
November 16, 2010 7:42 pm

It was given from the front – no “nerve pinch” sound effect.
The bad guy just drops. The agent jokes about learning
how to do it from Trek, then recants and says he learned
it in Bangladesh… The agent & Chuck then agree that
Trek was a good show and they move on.

It was okay.

November 16, 2010 7:49 pm

CHUCK has one great guest star after another this season, and they’ve been given the go for another full season.
Ratings are up.
Bak rocked as Orion/Steve Bartowski, and Linda Hamilton’s last ep was her strongest yet as Chuck & Ellie’s mom. I’m back to edge of my seat with this latest plot twist…
The show is slick, written very tightly, and funny as heck. The music is wonderful.
Good ol’ Robert Duncan “Tom Paris” McNeill…nice job!

Phaser Guy
November 16, 2010 8:04 pm

Chuck has become a parody of itself.

November 16, 2010 8:12 pm


So it’s a parody of a parody? Woah, things are getting pretty meta around here.

November 16, 2010 8:19 pm

Yes, Chuck can very funny at times. Good entertainment. Yes, I did notice Robert Duncan McNeill as supervising producer, sometimes director. Scott Bakula plays Chuck’s father.

One of its producers is McG (oh no, not him, you say). Of course, he is also the director of This Means War, the latest film that Chris Pine is working on. That movie is a rom-com, with Chris Pine and Tom Hardy playing secret agents.

I see a pattern here…:)

November 17, 2010 1:51 am

We need Chuck Norris as a cameo in Chuck!

Robert Bernardo
November 17, 2010 9:54 am

It was good having Firefly’s Adam Baldwin and Summer Glau together again on Chuck.

Jorg Sacul
November 17, 2010 10:41 am

Chuck is a great fun spy show. Realism be damned, it’s called FUN.

November 17, 2010 11:28 am

19. Especially the oblique “in joke” where Casey (Baldwin) told Greta (Glau) he “didn’t care what crew you used to be on, no matter how good it was” or words to that effect.

This came the same night that “Castle” had another Firefly reference (Castle spoke Chinese he learned “from a TV I used to love.”