Video of the Day: The Federation Will Not Be Televised

The Star Trek viral video of the day comes from the San Francisco theater group The Dark Room who have re-imagined a classic Gil Scott-Heron song into the video "The Federation Will Not Be Televised" all to promote their upcoming live Star Trek performances of "The Way To Eden." Check it out below   


The Federation Will Not Be Televised

Check out this promo video from The Dark Room.

The video is a viral promotion for the San Francisco theater The Dark Room who will are gearing up for live performances of the classic space-hippies episode of Star Trek ("The Way To Eden"). Shows will be Fridays and Saturdays in September.

More info at the official Facebook page and you can also buy tickets online.  


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July 28, 2011 1:49 pm

This is why I love being a Star Trek fan.

I'm Dead Jim
July 28, 2011 1:59 pm


Ensign RedShirt
July 28, 2011 2:01 pm

I’m stepping into Eden…

Pensive's Wetness
July 28, 2011 2:20 pm

That… was epic awesome. :D

July 28, 2011 2:22 pm

I am not Herbert?!

July 28, 2011 2:36 pm

sound kills

July 28, 2011 3:02 pm

I’m guessing this would mean more to me if I was familiar with the song on which it is based.

Anyway….good on ’em.

July 28, 2011 4:32 pm

@Adam Collings…
It’s based on a poem by Gil Scott-Heron. There’s a video somewhere out there but i didn’t find it right off.

July 28, 2011 11:38 pm

Personal taste aside (it’s not that funny) isn’t a video only viral after it has caught on and lots of people have seen it?

July 29, 2011 6:15 am

Love “the way to Eden” . Would like to see this. Heck, would even like to be part of it. We recorded our own versions of all the Eden songs back in college. You should hear our groovy jam session version.

Tracks included:
“gonna crack my nuckles…”
“Stiff man”
“Is it Vulcan, can I try it?”
“Hey out there”
“Vulcan lyre, hippie chick bicycle rim jam session”
“Heading out to Eden”
“Steppin into Eden”

I reach that brother, I really do!

July 29, 2011 12:25 pm

See what happens when we have to wait too long between Trek movies.

July 29, 2011 1:05 pm

love to see trek going viral but this…no, no, and no.

July 29, 2011 1:08 pm

Great White Captain upstairs, he don’t reach us…

July 29, 2011 3:48 pm

The Federation will not be televised.

Truer words were never spoken.

July 29, 2011 9:39 pm


Keachick (rose pinenut)
July 30, 2011 3:07 am

#10 – “You should hear our groovy jam session version.”

Are you sure? Do we really have to?…:)

Robert Bernardo
July 30, 2011 10:12 am

Far out!

July 30, 2011 2:02 pm

#11, Pizza. You got that one right on!!


Let Them Eat Plomeek Soup
July 30, 2011 8:51 pm


Are you serious? Man, I envy you.


Absolutely. Our creativity goes insane.

For some reason I absolutely lost it when Spock threw the soup in the backround. Why…?

Spock looks sexy playing bass. Nuff sed.

July 31, 2011 12:05 am

#7 & #8 LMAO – this actually puts in in perspective, once you hear the original this parody is even, dare I say it even funny!


August 3, 2011 9:49 pm

16. Keachick (rose pinenut) – July 30, 2011
#10 – “You should hear our groovy jam session version.”

Are you sure? Do we really have to?…:)

I liked it. Never know. To quote one of our favorite books at my house…”you may like it you will see, you may like it in a tree” – Dr. Seuss

August 21, 2011 11:55 am

thanks for all the comments!! This awas fun to rewrite and shoot. Our show will be lots of fun too.

for anyone in the bay area: