Watch: Patrick Stewart ‘Interviewed’ By Weird Al Yankovic

Our video of the day is a special in-depth "interview" with Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Patrick Stewart done by the well-known journalist Weird Al Yankovic. Conducted via traveling back to last year’s Comic Con, Weird Al asks Sir Patrick the hard questions and gets him to reveal things you have never heard before. Watch it below.


Face to Face with Weird Al and Sir Patrick

Weird Al Yankovic has a new web series called "Face To Face" on Nerdist YouTube Channel. Each week Al goes face to face with a famous celebrity to get to the real story. This week he travels back in time to 2011 San Diego Comic Con for a special "interview" with Sir Patrick Stewart. Watch it below


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May 30, 2012 10:25 am

OK, that was pretty bad.

Amish Electrician
May 30, 2012 10:37 am


May 30, 2012 10:37 am

OK, that was pretty sad.

May 30, 2012 10:43 am


Duh, it’s Weird Al. That’s kind of what he specializes in.

May 30, 2012 10:43 am


May 30, 2012 10:43 am

I am sad now. We are all dumber for having watched that. Fortunately I stopped at the 2 minute mark. If I had watched all 9:48 I would have been full-on Pakled.

May 30, 2012 10:44 am

not funny

May 30, 2012 10:55 am

That was painful! I couldn’t bear to watch the whole thing. One minute was too long for me.

Amish Electrician
May 30, 2012 11:10 am

#4 Acually he specializes in song parodes…but if you think that was good…so be it…

May 30, 2012 11:19 am

That’s one of the best fake interviews he’s ever done. What’s wrong with you people? The editing was top notch. He’s done this kind of thing for decades, but I guess how dare he make fun of Picard, or something.

May 30, 2012 11:20 am

His accordian playing is pretty good. I liked UHF. But, yeah, this was just a resounding MEH.

El Chup
May 30, 2012 11:20 am


El Chup
May 30, 2012 11:24 am

@ 10

Clearly it does not take much to amuse you. We live in an age where plenty of comedians specialise in actual crank interview with cdelebrities. Taking a video and faking an interview is not only old hat, but Yakovic himself seems unable to come up with any good jokes in it, instead, as someone else said, resorting to juvenile nonsense that simple isn’t funny.

I can only imagine that simpletons would find this funny.

May 30, 2012 11:26 am


Some of your own medicine:

What’s wrong with you! How could you laugh at that? For a guy that does parodies, he has apparently become one. Of himself. People around here have had better taste in humor for decades so how dare we not laugh at something so isipid.

Look, it’s really a matter of personal preference. If you like it, grand. But don’t expect an internet comments section to be mindful of your, or Al Yankovic’s feelings. Clearly the majority didn’t dig it.

May 30, 2012 11:32 am


May 30, 2012 11:40 am

Lol, that was pretty good. Love all his fake interviews. I definitely think people should stop looking down on different forms of humor just because some people think they’re above it, calling it “juvenile”. Come on, either laugh and like it, or don’t. People’s senses of humor have been dulled by too many dirty jokes, sex jokes, racist jokes, and profanity. Not all humor has to be like it. Just let people laugh at what they think is funny.
And using words like “isipid” just proves that some people are too ‘mentally grown up’ for their own good. Learn to laugh people! It’s creative. Laughing is goos for your health, laugh at a corny joke every once in a while! Laughter is the best medicine..

May 30, 2012 11:42 am

Normally when he does these for his Al TV specials they’re really funny (look up the Eminem one on Youtube) but lately with his new web series, they’re very hit and miss.

This one, unfortunately, is a miss.

May 30, 2012 11:45 am


I liked the Eminem one too. This makes me want to rewatch all his older ones.

May 30, 2012 11:59 am

I think Weird Al implies that Khan is not in the movie.

May 30, 2012 12:23 pm


Using words like “insipid” just proves that I have a decent vocabulary. You can’t prove anything about my behavior from my writing. I play with my kids all the time. We run around the woods and have lightsaber battles. My sense of humor is, in my own estimation, pretty damned good. But I have nothing to prove to you.


Now THAT’S funny!

May 30, 2012 12:48 pm


Then we agree we have nothing to prove to each other.
But on this site, phaser battles are more appropriate ;)

May 30, 2012 12:51 pm

I’m with #10 and 16 on this one. I liked it. But then…I haven’t seen any of these before. So it was new to me.

May 30, 2012 1:08 pm

the brent spiner joke towards the end was the funiest part

May 30, 2012 1:09 pm

Weird Al never fails to make me laugh., this was great

May 30, 2012 1:10 pm

Weird Al is either brilliantly inspired or excruciatingly bad. This falls into the latter category.

May 30, 2012 1:14 pm


Very good. I have to admit that the lightsabers are wicked cool. Unfortunately way cooler than the phasers.

Funny, as a kid we played Star Trek all the time. It really was the best game going. But Star Wars came along and not making any judgments about which is a better entertainment to watch, it was the more fun to play with our friends. Nowdays I would love to get the kids to play a rousing game of Star Trek Landing Party Adventure but Jedi v. Sith is their game of choice.

May 30, 2012 1:16 pm

And BTW, the issue I have is not with people liking or not liking the Yankovic video, or his particular style of humor. My issue is with people that criticize others that don’t share the same taste as they do.

May 30, 2012 1:55 pm


I didn’t say it was good. I said he specializes in juvenile humor. That’s been his shtick for decades.

Keachick - rose pinenut
May 30, 2012 3:04 pm

This is painful to listen to even. I am writing this as I am listening and even Patrick Stewart seemed pained to be there. It really is all about Al Yankovic and it’s not very good.

Anthony Thompson
May 30, 2012 4:02 pm

Lame – o.

Red Dead Ryan
May 30, 2012 4:19 pm


Harry Ballz
May 30, 2012 4:30 pm

If shit rubbed up against this video, shit would try real hard to get it off!

May 30, 2012 4:40 pm

James Cawley just posted a pic from behind the scenes od the new movie on Facebook. Pegg and Yelchin wearing very Nazi like dress uniforms with caps .. very Imperial as in Star Wars…

Keachick - rose pinenut
May 30, 2012 4:43 pm

I do not have Facebook. If possible, could you please post the picture here. Thank you.

May 30, 2012 4:48 pm

Not sure there is a way to share that picture here without hosting it and i shouldnt do that. Im sure there will be an article here very shortly. If you like pm me at

May 30, 2012 5:00 pm

They actually look very similar to the dispatch officers uniform from the shuttle bay scene in Trek 09. Like WWI uniforms. The hats are a bit much though. Fun trek/old timey space logo.

Brett L.
May 30, 2012 5:36 pm

A boring “paint by the numbers” editing job masquerading as satire. Really weak.

May 30, 2012 6:14 pm

I used to love when MTV would have him in for a day and he’d run these with various famous music folk. Hysterical.
Also, I used to love to get high.

Time sucks.

Dee - lvs moon' surface
May 30, 2012 6:35 pm

blaahh… :-( :-(

May 30, 2012 7:33 pm

Yankovic is a Duche!

Jerry Modene
May 30, 2012 8:08 pm
These “interviews” Al does occasionally miss the mark, but generally they’re kind of fun. The one he did with Celine Dion “loving the smell of her mother cooking” was classic – as was the Eminem one referred to earlier. This one had its moments as well, the “shooting the pilot and not knowing what I was doing” bit worked well. Weird Al has done a couple of Star Wars parodies, as you know, but never one about Star Trek. He has made occasional references to the show – in “Trapped in a Closet with Vanna White” he mentions bowling on the Starship Enterprise. In “Albuquerque” he wins a trivia contest by guessing the number of molecules in Leonard Nimoy’s butt (he missed by three). In “Genius in France”, the lead character is such a nerd that he’s “not even welcome at the Star Trek convention” and in “You’re PItiful”, he tells the subject of the song “Your homemade Star Trek uniform really ain’t impressing me” and in “White and Nerdy”, of course, there are three references – when he says that he’s “fluent in Javascript and Klingon” and later when he says the “only question I ever thought was hard was do I like Kirk or do I like Picard”, plus he makes reference to Earl Grey tea and gives the Vulcan salute at the end of the video. Finally, in the unreleased (but you can find it on the internet) “Gee I’m a Nerd” (a parody of “Free As… Read more »
May 30, 2012 8:21 pm

When I see Patrick Stewart with a goatee I think of Admiral Picard in the episode “Future Imperfect”

May 30, 2012 8:25 pm

Not Funny

May 30, 2012 9:31 pm

I LOVE WEIRD AL! ive been a fan off his for 16 years noww :))

May 30, 2012 9:33 pm

in a random statement on one of Al’s song he mentions “bowling on he starship Enterprise” the is song called, “Stuck in a closet with Vanna White” -lol –

May 30, 2012 11:50 pm

I met Weird Al, he has no sense of humor!

May 31, 2012 2:02 am

Besides this being horridly boring, why is this now a news story on, given Comicon was 11 months ago?

Mark from Germany
May 31, 2012 6:00 am


Ralph Pinheiro
May 31, 2012 6:57 am

Trek Brasilis photos. Anjini Taneja Azhar with star trek cast. Pegg and Yeltin in militar uniforms. Probably playing the daughter of the characters of Noel Clarke and Nazneen Contractor.

Captain Kirk Douglas
May 31, 2012 9:10 am

Trekbrasilis is the best Trek site on the Web. Too bad we Americans only know how to speak American (not even English).