Star Trek may be off the air on TV and in between movies, but the franchise still shows up on TV and especially on the Internet. Today we take a look at the best in Star Trek-related viral videos from Trek celebrities, TV shows and the fans. Check them all out below.
BEST STAR TREK MUSIC, VIDEO & ART OF 2011
Best Trek celebrity viral – Leonard Nimoy in Bruno Mars "The Lazy Song"
The original Spock as you have never seen him before.
Best Trek celebrity talk show appearance – Simon Pegg Trek Trivia with Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks talks Star Trek trivia with Simon Pegg on BBC’s The Graham Norton Show.
Best Star Trek cameos – Wil Wheaton and Brent Spiner on Big Bang Theory
On the episode “The Russian Rocket Reaction” Wil Wheaton returned to The Big Bang Theory, again playing himself and this time he brought along his Star Trek: The Next Generation co-star Brent Spiner. Watch it via YouTube.
Best Product Promotion – "Yoo are Mr. Spock"
This video with actor Jay Baruchel was to demonstrate what you can do with Yoostar 2.
Best Star Trek reference in Film/TV – Parks and Recreation analyzes JJ Abrams ST sequel
In the episode "Born and Raised" Ben Wyatt is asked to "talk nerdy" and discuss Star Trek, and he does so rather well. (go to 14:00 minute mark)
Best Star Trek meeting politics (from the right): Glen Beck talks about Star Trek
In March former Fox host Glen Beck talked about good and evil using Star Trek.
Best Star Trek meeting politics (from the left): President Obama talks Star Trek
President Barack Obama mentions Star Trek in remarks on the National Wireless Initiative in Marquette, Michigan. Northern Michigan University
Marquette, Michigan in February.
Best Webseries – "Transolar Galactica"
While the name is evokative of Battlestar Galactica, the "Transolar Galactica" series is a straight Star Trek spoof, complete with over-abundant lens flares. Here is episode 1 (more at kineticenergyproductions.com/TransolarGalactica).
NOTE: Contains adult language
Best Fan Film vignette/short – Phase II "new vs original" featurette
James Cawley and his Star Trek: Phase II fan film team had a little fun this year with the original Enterprise and the new movie Enterprise.
Best vintage fan film – "My College Star Trek Production from 1971"
Earlier this year Trek fan Ray Glasser (now 63) found and released this old video he made in 1971, making it possibly one of the first Star Trek fan films.
Best fan mashup/edit – TNG Recut 125 The Worst of Both Worlds
While Star Trek v Star Wars is a common choice for mashups, prolific editor GeneralGrin’s "Worst of Both Worlds) (his 125th TNG mashup) is very impressive.
Best Hitler video – Third Reich meets First Contact
The Internet is so rife with "Hitler" videos taken from the film Downfall, that they deserve their own category. YouTuber Sbrenn went beyond just adding subtitles and took it to the next stage by dubbing dialog from Star Trek: First Contact which strangely fits into the now famous scene.
Best fan music video/mashup – "Star Trek Captain Picard Single Ladies"
Dawn Hancock took the Beyonce song "Single Ladies" and created a music video with Star Trek: The Next Generation action figures.
Best fan tribute video – Captain Sisko yells at everyone
YouTuber Kickintheheadcomic put together an awesome video compilation of The Sisko getting angry and angrier.
That’s it for 2011
Our look back at 2011 is done, TrekMovie is now looking forward to 2012. Have a happy new year.