Watch: Stephen Colbert’s Warning Of Warp-Capable Iran

Last night brought another fun mix of national and international politics and Star Trek. When The Colbert Report analyzed the previous weekend’s GOP presidential debates, Stephen Colbert found a new danger for us all to worry about: a warp-capable Iran. Watch the clip below.


Colbert Warns of Warp Capable Iranians

Last night Stephen Colbert, who has made many Trek references in the past, once again went to the final frontier with a jab at Gov. Rick Perry’s comment about the Iranians moving "literally at light speed". Colbert saw the real threat of a warp-capable Iran. Watch the clip (via Comedy Central).

For those that cant see the video, here at least is a screencap of the Star Trek illustration, warning of Iranian President "Mahmoud Ahmakirkejad" achieving warp speed and capturing 72 space virgins.

A warp capable Iran is a threat to the galaxy!

Thanks to Bernie for the tip.

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January 10, 2012 12:38 pm

Stephen, Stephen! I’ve come to appreciate him more than John Stewart, who’s a bit too full of himself lately. Staying in ‘character’ like Colbert without an ensemble cast is much more difficult too.

January 10, 2012 12:47 pm

Colbert is brilliant.

January 10, 2012 1:29 pm

Mahmoud Ahmakirkejad. Of course! I couldn’t decide who was more of a tin-plated, overbearing, swaggering dictator with delusions of godhood: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad or James T. Kirk.
Actually I think the honor goes to William Shatner.

Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire
January 10, 2012 1:35 pm

This guy is just to funny. LMFAO

Planet Pandro
January 10, 2012 1:44 pm

Love Star Trek.

Love Colbert.


P.S. BobOrci…put Colbert in the new movie, we need a crass “space pundit” to judge the doing’s of Peter Weller’s “CEO”

(just kidding. sort of.)

Ensign jack
January 10, 2012 1:48 pm

Colbert should play the president of the federation! Colbert ‘2337!!!

January 10, 2012 1:54 pm

I loved watching Colbert talking with Elijah Wood about “Happy Feet II” before he got his geek on after about 90 seconds about Frodo’s appearance in “The Hobbit.”

Colbert is a total geek, and Trek is often on his radar, thank goodness.

Anthony Thompson
January 10, 2012 2:11 pm

I get a kick out of Ahmadinejad. : ) He’s alright in my book. He looks pretty good in Kirk’s uniform, too! But, sadly, the beard has to go. They are only allowed in the parallel universe Star Fleet. : (

January 10, 2012 2:23 pm

Ewwwww. Seeing that rat Aquavelvetjhad in a starfleet uniform makes my stomach turn.

January 10, 2012 2:50 pm

A reminder that this site is not the site for partisan attacks.

I'm Dead Jim!
January 10, 2012 2:29 pm

If she was in the same room with James T. Kirk, she’s no virgin. Ahmakirkejad will have to warp to somewhere else.

January 10, 2012 3:04 pm

Ummm… Anthony.

[i]Not for partisan attacks? Have you read some of the posts? [/i] Admittedly most of the ‘intense discussions’ regard fictitious characters involved in some sort of trek across the stars… ;)

At least we can admit that any comedic reference to the President of Iran can be a humanizing thing ;)

January 10, 2012 3:05 pm

12 – You must be kidding… or are you literally (get it) that silly ;)

January 10, 2012 3:14 pm

Well, I may disagree with some of the things J.J. Abrams does in his films but we agree on one thing. We love Stephen Colbert. Check out the TrekMovie story with interviews by Colbert with Abrams. Love that Romulan get up. I’m guesing that Colbert is Abrams’ favorite satirist. Plus check out the interview with physicist Brian Greene where Colbert channels “Mirror, Mirror” in their discussion of parallel universes.

1. Colbert interviews J.J. Abrams

2. Colbert’s interview with Brian Greene

January 10, 2012 3:15 pm


That’s probably because Ahmadinejad IS from the parallel universe. He certainly acts it, the sleaze.

The guy’s as bad as an Illinois Nazi.

Commodore Adams
January 10, 2012 3:24 pm

Cant watch this in Canada.

I am seriously sick of this American only BS!

Or your “only in the 48 states” BS.

January 10, 2012 3:51 pm

I like Stephen.

January 10, 2012 4:01 pm

@ 16

What is going on in Canada? I can’t leave videos for our Harry Ballz from NBC. Are they mad about the McKenzie Brothers. :-)

January 10, 2012 4:02 pm

#15. I hate Illinois Nazis :)

January 10, 2012 4:20 pm

Funny, but I’m offended to see Ahmakirkejad as Kirk. And in the cool wrap around tunic too.

And 19, ah, you beat me to it.

Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire
January 10, 2012 4:35 pm

Hey Vultan. We here in the Empire do not claim Imbenanutjob. in fact. We are looking for him. We have a new and Improved Agony booth that we need him to step into. I myself will work the controls.

January 10, 2012 4:41 pm

well there was that report on that had an Iranian claiming they used their flying saucers with antigrav technology and force fields to bring down the CIA drone and place it gently on the Iranian desert floor….

January 10, 2012 4:58 pm

Yesssss, Colbert, WORK!
Thanks for unmasking Iran’s true intentions! LOVING the Iran Trek reference..

Sebastian S.
January 10, 2012 5:00 pm

“(Iran) moving into Iraq at iterally the speed of light”.

The Iranian warp propulsion theorist Zefreem Q’achran must be hard at work…

January 10, 2012 5:02 pm


Forgive me, Commodore! I sometimes forget this site has a portal into the parallel universe. No offense intended.

But if you find Aquavelvajihad, crank the agony booth to maximum. You’ll be doing both universes a favor.

January 10, 2012 5:25 pm

#6, that’s a great idea, Colbert would make the perfect Federation President. In the Prime universe we have Red Forman as Federation President but in the Alternate universe we have Colbert. He can even have a goatee.

January 10, 2012 6:12 pm

@21. New and improved version….set it and forget it?

January 10, 2012 7:23 pm

Colbert is awesome!! :)

January 10, 2012 7:39 pm

Colbert must be writing his next book “I am the Federation, and you can, too. “

January 10, 2012 11:02 pm

god I love Colbert…and for #16… CBC and CTV, and the BBC, and a lot of other foreign outlets block their content from being seen here in the USA… your only gripe is that 95% of the funny online content is made here in the USA and you don’t get to have it… in fact about 50% of that 95% of good content is from Canadians we have imported to the USA to work for us… HA!

Captain Conrad
January 10, 2012 11:39 pm

That was awesome! I’m not a huge Colbert fan, but that was well worth my time.

And now for a political response:

SISKO/WARF 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Keachick - rose pinenut
January 11, 2012 12:06 am

#21 – Commodore Mike

So I take it that you have also upgraded the agonizer as well which means that you have left Bob Orci with an archaic agonizer, a dud, which you probably wouldn’t want back anyway, now that you have upgraded. I’m not sure how Bob Orci feels about this situation. It is possible that he may be looking for an agonizer upgrade of his own, just for use on you, given what you left him with.

Interesting times indeed…:)

January 11, 2012 12:29 am

Silly Iran, everyone knows that Orion women aren’t virgins

January 11, 2012 3:19 am

If there is any justice in this universe, certain ‘believers’ will actually end up with ONE ‘virgin’ that’s 72 YEARS OLD!

January 11, 2012 5:08 am

OMG that was a riot. Thanks for sharing!

Captain Hackett
January 11, 2012 5:16 am

Just nuke Iran! ;)

Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire
January 11, 2012 6:27 am

Hey. Keachick – rose pinenut. What I left BoB Orci is a special one. If he get’s BND Del Trame’s name in the movie. I will give him a special code on how to use it. If not. It will be used on him. Lol.

January 11, 2012 8:07 am

So let me get this straight–post a story about a (crazy tyrannical) political figure, even in satire, and warn the readers of this site not to engage in political discussion. Ok, I think I got it.

denny cranium
January 11, 2012 8:12 am


January 11, 2012 9:15 am

#38 — Yep, that’s the Pascale way. From now on, I’ll refer to one sided partisan attacks without permitted rebuttal as “Pascaling”…

January 11, 2012 11:01 am

What partisan attack needs rebutting? It’s satire on Akhmaomygod.

January 11, 2012 11:09 am

I am deeply worried about Iran’s secretive dilithium crystal enrichment activities…

Red Dead Ryan
January 11, 2012 11:33 am


Who’s the “Illinois Nazi” you speak of?

January 11, 2012 12:38 pm



January 11, 2012 12:42 pm


And just in case you (or any other reader) isn’t familiar with the reference:

Keachick - rose pinenut
January 11, 2012 1:38 pm

#37 Commodore – I getcha. Excellent thinking. Are you getting this, Bob?

Keachick - rose pinenut
January 11, 2012 1:41 pm

Always gotta an enemy, a villain, bad guys/country. From Afghanistan and Iraq and now to Iran…Perhaps Iran sees the West, the US in particular, as the bad guys. Just remember who got the nukes (weapons of mass destruction) first…lest you forget.

January 11, 2012 1:57 pm


Good point… except it’s not just the US that keeps having problems with them… lest you forget.

January 11, 2012 2:39 pm

I love his sense of humor!! Freeking great

Captain McColl
January 11, 2012 3:28 pm

You yanks are going a bit over board with Ahmadinejhad. Is it because he is president of a Muslim country your government has taught you to fear?

January 11, 2012 3:35 pm

How is mocking fearing?