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Watch: Patrick Stewart ‘Interviewed’ By Weird Al Yankovic May 30, 2012

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Humor,TNG,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , trackback

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

 

Comments

1. BoltBait - May 30, 2012

OK, that was pretty bad.

2. Amish Electrician - May 30, 2012

Juvenile

3. Factchecker - May 30, 2012

OK, that was pretty sad.

4. sean - May 30, 2012

#2

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

5. OlderFan - May 30, 2012

Dreadful.

6. THX-1138 - May 30, 2012

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.

7. Donot - May 30, 2012

not funny

8. T'Leba - May 30, 2012

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

9. Amish Electrician - May 30, 2012

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

10. Billman - May 30, 2012

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.

11. VZX - May 30, 2012

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

12. El Chup - May 30, 2012

Pathetic

13. El Chup - May 30, 2012

@ 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.

14. THX-1138 - May 30, 2012

#10

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.

15. Kreg Steppe - May 30, 2012

Genius!

16. Jake - May 30, 2012

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..

17. Mantastic - May 30, 2012

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.

18. Jake - May 30, 2012

@17

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

19. rm10019 - May 30, 2012

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

20. THX-1138 - May 30, 2012

#16

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.

#19

Now THAT’S funny!

21. Jake - May 30, 2012

@20

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

22. Smike - May 30, 2012

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.

23. danielcraigsmywookiebitchnow - May 30, 2012

the brent spiner joke towards the end was the funiest part

24. danielcraigsmywookiebitchnow - May 30, 2012

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

25. AJ - May 30, 2012

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

26. THX-1138 - May 30, 2012

#21

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.

27. THX-1138 - May 30, 2012

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.

28. sean - May 30, 2012

#9

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

29. Keachick - rose pinenut - May 30, 2012

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.

30. Anthony Thompson - May 30, 2012

Lame – o.

31. Red Dead Ryan - May 30, 2012

CRAP!

32. Harry Ballz - May 30, 2012

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

33. rm10019 - May 30, 2012

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…

34. Keachick - rose pinenut - May 30, 2012

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

35. rm10019 - May 30, 2012

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 rmeyers@nyc.rr.com

36. rm10019 - May 30, 2012

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.

37. Brett L. - May 30, 2012

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

38. norez - May 30, 2012

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.

39. Dee - lvs moon' surface - May 30, 2012

blaahh… :-( :-(

40. rickindc - May 30, 2012

Yankovic is a Duche!

41. Jerry Modene - May 30, 2012

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 A Bird”) he mentions having seen every Star Trek episode 80 times.

There may be others, but that’s all I can remember off-hand.

Yes, I’m a Weird Al fan – even met him twice. Doesn’t mean I like all his stuff, but I’m a big fan nonetheless. I just wonder if and when he’ll ever do a Star Trek parody to rank up there with “Yoda” and “The Saga Begins”.

42. Bryan - May 30, 2012

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

43. Dan - May 30, 2012

Not Funny

44. Chris Rod - May 30, 2012

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

45. Chris Rod - May 30, 2012

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 -

46. John - May 30, 2012

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

47. MJ - May 31, 2012

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

48. Mark from Germany - May 31, 2012

Crap

49. Ralph Pinheiro - May 31, 2012

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.

http://www.trekbrasilis.org/2012/05/31/jovem-atriz-indiana-em-star-trek-xii/

50. Captain Kirk Douglas - May 31, 2012

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

51. Gary Neumann - May 31, 2012

We need the source of those pics!!! The resolution is to low!!!

I still don’t like the uniforms, at least give them some color

52. Ralph Pinheiro - May 31, 2012

http://luvmoonsurfacecpine.tumblr.com/

53. Basement Blogger - May 31, 2012

Weird Al needs to go back to making fun of Rock and Roll.

54. chuckunit - May 31, 2012

Just some harmless fun guys. Actually, it makes me want to search out the source interview. Steward looks pretty good for someone nearly 72 years of age. In person and out of character, he has a charming, self-effacing quality and a keen sense of humor. He’s a mensch.

I really think Trek, especially halfway through the third season and into the fourth, he became a less guarded actor, and he allowed himself permission to access more of his own feelings in an atmosphere where he no longer had to prove himself daily. I believe it really kicked in with his raw, emotionally poignant and vulnerable performance in Season 3′s episode, SAREK. Compare/contrast FARPOINT with ALL GOOD THINGS, and it’s easy to see. TREK made a better film actor out of him. If you compare his pre-Trek film work with his post-Trek film work it becomes very apparent.

And as far as tiny feet? It’s long been rumored that Patrick carries one of the the largest photon torpedoes in Hollywood. Strangely enough, Liam Neeson, is also rumored to. Must have been something on the Craft Service tables during the filming of John Boorman’s EXCALIBUR.

55. Keachick - rose pinenut - May 31, 2012

“Young indian actress in Star Trek XII? By Ralph Pinheiro in May 31, 2012 – 4 Comments blogs of fans of Chris Pine and Zachary Fifth published photos of a young actress of Indian descent, Anjini Taneja Azhar, accompanied by almost all the cast of Star Trek XII. She appears to the side of J. J. Abrams. Would be doing some character? A curiosity. In one of photos we see Simon Pegg and Anton Yelchim in military uniform. Small spoiler. Taneja Anjini Azhar is a young actress of nine years.”

This is some of the translation from the link posted here. It is a google Portuguese to English translation. Only thing I don’t think I got all of the article translated. Calling all Portuguese/English speakers/writers!

Why aren’t we seeing these pictures but people in Brazil are?…:) Lovely photos of some of the cast. Chris Pine looks particularly nice in that photo with the beautiful little girl…not biased or anything, of course…;)

Yes, what’s with those uniforms? More time travel – back to WW1 perhaps? Just speculating. I really hope these uniforms are not standard issue Starfleet uniforms – Holy Shit – not good if they are. JJ Abrams/Bob Orci/Alex Kurtzman – don’t go there! You shouldn’t be going there! You know what I mean – Bad Karma and I mean that! Oh dear…what to do?…:((

56. THX-1138 - May 31, 2012

They are Starfleet, Kea. Look at the hats. They have the Enterprise….err Starfleet delta.

Yeah. Ugly as sin. Way too Soviet Union/Nazi Germany for me.

57. RenderedToast - May 31, 2012

Oh man.. finally looking old.

58. Dee - lvs moon' surface - May 31, 2012

#55. Keachick…

Zachary “Fifth” is great… LOL… ;-) :-)

59. Jim Nightshade - June 1, 2012

i saw als brain in 3d at the putallup fair a couple years back–it was great even had a cameo by sir paul mccartney one of my faves…theres one dude that never uses autotune huh…proably one of the very few left who dont….
al is great n funny but i can understand how some wouldnt be too impressed with some of his humor which can be up n dow quality wise…li miss his nerdy glases tho i am sure he doesnt miss em n yes i wear glasses am white n nerdy hah….a video where he inserted himself in the car of an alanis morrisette video was hilarious..this one soso…

60. StarTrekkie - June 3, 2012

I LOLed at 5:55 – Definitely the best moment of the interview.

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