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Watch: Taiwan Animators Make Their Own ‘Star Trek 2 Trailer’ September 11, 2012

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Star Trek Into Darkness,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , trackback

We now know that the Star Trek sequel will be called Star Trek Into Darkness, so the next big thing we are waiting on is news of the first trailer. Well, Next Media Animation, the Taiwan animators who love to create CGI cartoons of news stories, have decided not to wait and to make their own trailer. Watch it below.       

 

 

Taiwan animators make their own Star Trek sequel trailer

The notorious Taiwan animation team Next Media Animation take on the Star Trek sequel with this brand new animation. [WARNING: Contains adult themes]

Thanks to Ben for the link

Comments

1. Miles R. Seppelt - September 11, 2012

I’m used to higher standards on this site.

2. Dee - lvs moon' surface - September 11, 2012

Oh Anthony Pascale… serious??… LOL… Ok it’s fun…. a bit… ;-) :-)

3. Commodore Redshirt - September 11, 2012

Very poor, (not even very funny) but at least it is a Trek related post, so maybe all of the complainers will chill out a little!

4. Bridge Commander - September 11, 2012

Repulsors on full…Arm the photons and take this out…this is lame and tasteless…

5. -H- - September 11, 2012

And Gary Mitchell? Whereis Gary Mitchell? :-P

6. George Zip - September 11, 2012

At least they got the right ENTERPRISE.

7. dalek - September 11, 2012

Script by Ron Jeremy!

8. NCM - September 11, 2012

Hmm… It does demonstrates a certain (pardon me, but suggest a better word…) penetrating international awareness of Trek fandom.

9. Montreal_Paul - September 11, 2012

Seriously? WTF?!?

10. Red Dead Ryan - September 11, 2012

This was terrible. Not funny at all. Oh well.

11. hcmv007 - September 11, 2012

And thats 2 minutes of my life I wont get back

12. Jamziz - September 11, 2012

I feel like there’s going to be a riot on this site soon…

13. Mikey Clarke - September 11, 2012

That was … very very very silly and the sort of thing I’d love after downing a few drinks. Sober? Eh… not so much. Still, just a bit of fun.

14. Bill - September 11, 2012

I have it on good authority that one particular scene in this trailer was spot on to the movie.

15. Sci-Fiddy - September 11, 2012

this is awesome

16. AJ - September 11, 2012

Get these guys into CHAT, stat.

17. At least it's not BORING - September 11, 2012

Ridiculous. BUT… it’s more than we are getting from JJ and company… from them.. nothing, I frankly, have forgotten there is a movie coming out.

18. Nony - September 11, 2012

I read a fic almost like this once. And by read, I mean wrote.

19. KennyB - September 11, 2012

@17 Yup and a nice tip of the hat to both Trek and The Sims……..Settle down folks……..I’m just glad to see two new articles pop up. Been tooooooooooo quiet for the past few days! Just hoping for real trailer SOON!

20. Im a trekkie NOT a trekker - September 11, 2012

I would just as soon see no update than this kind of grade-school drivel.

21. Walrus - September 11, 2012

I’m surprised Anthony put it on! If I were gay, I’d be pretty offended they way they portray Zachary Quinto as some sort of sex crazed tramp. If that doesn’t play into all the stereotypes, I don’t know what does. No wonder gays used to be more reluctant to come of the closet with attacks like these.

22. KennyB - September 11, 2012

Uptight much? Don’t see any “attack” here……….if it is it’s toward Spock. Who by the way isn’t a real person. There have been Kirk/Spock jokes since the 60′s. People are WAY too PC and easily offended IMO. Have you never seen the game The Sims?

23. Dave Galanter - September 11, 2012

Still a better love story than Twilight.

24. NCM - September 11, 2012

@21: The piece is tasteless, but so much of what we find funny is tasteless, and if it’s okay to make fun of heterosexual sex, equal footing requires that it’s just as okay to make fun of homosexual sex. Watching the vid., I didn’t even think in terms of homo/het: It just registered as ‘sex’ and K/S slash, which is almost as old as Trek fandom itself and may be the most active area of Trek fandom today.

25. rm10019 - September 11, 2012

Well that wasn’t very good or entertaining…

26. DeflectorDishGuy - September 11, 2012

Poor article Anthony, I expect better from this site.

27. Former Trekologist - September 11, 2012

Apparently, you can only go so far in posting criticism on this site. I called out Anthony on his posting of graphic adult material on a site that is otherwise kid/family safe, and my comment was deleted within three minutes.

This video is totally inappropriate on this web site, and there’s not many warm fuzzy ways to point that out…

28. illogical - September 11, 2012

……..what just happened? Seriously, what just happened?

29. Dadio - September 11, 2012

The World’s Best Trash Trailer

30. CmdrR - September 11, 2012

Un. I hope the gallon of Saurian Brandy you guzzled tonight doesn’t leave you with a hangover, Anthony.

31. Cannon - September 11, 2012

I like what one YouTube commenter had to say:
“Still better than the 2009 movie”

32. Dion1701 - September 11, 2012

SERIOUSLY? Anthony, I am sorry for every complaining about your multiple week hiatuses! I would much rather re-read a decent post thousands of times then EVER have to endure this crap again! You Sir have proven your point, and I for one apologize. Please don’t ever do this to us again.

33. I grok Spock - September 11, 2012

One has to wonder if Anthony WAS making a point to all the whiners about his absence and about this site not living up to “the source for everything new in Trek” tag line. Well, this IS something new in Trek, isn’t it? Happy now?

34. Vice_Admiral_Baxter - September 11, 2012

WoW!! That was funny!!!!! If ANYONE takes this seriously or gets offended they really need mental help!

35. StelArian - September 11, 2012

It’s not try to be into darkness’ fun trailer. Just, yet an other, trek adult joke. Not bad. Not good either.

36. Dr. Cheis - September 11, 2012

Reading the comments here is more entertaining than the video.

*Gets popcorn*

37. Nano - September 11, 2012

Perhaps this was Bob? Testing the waters for a new Animated Star Trek!

38. HUH - September 11, 2012

What the hell is this CRAP

39. Admiralgrand - September 11, 2012

Oh lighten up people! There is a clear disclaimer that it contains “adult themes” so gee, if you feel like you might be offended by such a thing then don’t watch it. Are you all so desperate for anything Trek that you just race to the video and hit play? As for this being a family friendly site, where did you come up with that? This isn’t Disney. The mission of this site is to report on anything Trek from around the world. Like it or not this falls into that category. Granted, the majority of Trek related things are pretty tame but don’t let that lull you into some false sense of security.
Ignore the trolls Anthony!! Don’t get me wrong, the video was weird as hell and my mouth is still on the floor, but more from reading the comments from these unpleaseable nerds. It’s your site boss, post whatever you want. I genuinely appreciate what you do here.

40. joe1306 - September 12, 2012

What the…..?! That’s all I can say.

41. pissed off virgin vulcan basement nerd - September 12, 2012

I want my three minutes back. Those animators have wasted their lives. This site has been debased. I am angry.

42. DonDonP1 - September 12, 2012

What. The. Deuce?! Hope the actually teaser for “Star Trek Into Universe” would be released before or during the holiday season.

43. Sxottlan - September 12, 2012

Ha! Great! Are people seriously angry? Have they never heard of NMAtv?

44. Anthony Thompson - September 12, 2012

It would be helpful if it was funny. And where was the JJ-prise? FAIL.

45. Nick - September 12, 2012

Thanks Anthony. That is certainly somewhat of an original approach to the sauce material.

46. ironhyde - September 12, 2012

LOL this thread it hilarious everyone. :) Sigh.. JJ has driven us to poo-slinging like monkeys hahaha.. Stick that in your mystery box.. :P

47. Fiona Sky - September 12, 2012

Blecch.

Warning should have said, “Contains explicit and puerile ‘adult’ themes.”

Maybe I just don’t understand Taiwanese ‘humor’

DAMN YOU INTERNETS!! cannot unsee

48. KennyB - September 12, 2012

@39 Well said!

49. El Chup - September 12, 2012

Butt plugs and hurricane force ejaculations on Trekmovie?

Oh dear……

50. bardicjim - September 12, 2012

Seems legit to me. The way you guys are going on you would think it was a parody and not the official trailer…

51. Devlin - September 12, 2012

Rule #34 material on trekmovie.com? Really?

52. Calastir - September 12, 2012

Directions to the Taiwan embassy, anyone?

53. tp3000 - September 12, 2012

The animation was pretty decent at some spots with the humans. The rest was average. Content was terrible.

54. Magic_Al - September 12, 2012

NMA has done a lot better and funnier stuff. This is the worst thing I’ve ever seen from them.

55. Adama - September 12, 2012

Oh, wow, that’s one of the most terrible things I’ve ever seen, but I have to admit that I laughed at some point…

56. crazydaystom - September 12, 2012

Yeah

OK

Bizarre

57. TrekMadeMeWonder - September 12, 2012

There is something in the water WORLDWIDE!

58. KG - September 12, 2012

*sound effect of Kev’s jaw hitting floor as his eyes roll out of his head*

What the [insert curse word not invented yet]? I’m going to have to bleach my brain now.

59. Pensive's Wetness - September 12, 2012

I’m trying count the number of things placed into the final frontier of Capt Ky…

60. chrisfawkes.com - September 12, 2012

Were those tribbles or did the sewerage spring a leak.

I’m still deciding to tweet a link to the video or not.

61. Commander/Captain/Ambassador Spock - September 12, 2012

I just died a little inside…

62. Dave in RI - September 12, 2012

No!

No!

Do Not Want!

MY EYES! The goggle do NOTHING!

63. William Kirk - September 12, 2012

@39 Well said!

I think, it was … fun :-) Were there some future spoilers included? :-D

64. SherlockFangirl - September 12, 2012

Dafuq did I just watch?

65. THX-1138 - September 12, 2012

Wow.

That made AICN look like a serious journalistic site.

Normally I can find the funny in just about anything. That…thing…was absolutely devoid of anything funny. I don’t care about tasteless. Tasteless I can handle. That looks like it was produced by 12 year olds who just saw pourn for the first time and tried to make sense of it all.

I know this is supposedly the place for all things Trek, but seriously, you can skip a few things, can’t you?

66. jamesingeneva - September 12, 2012

LMAO, BobOrci, you should get the cast to do some of that and throw it in a blooper real lol… That just seriously cracked me up!

67. robnhud - September 12, 2012

I don’t care who you are, that’s funny right there!

68. Jorg Sacul - September 12, 2012

are you sure these folks were from Taiwan? Looks more like North Korean propaganda film to me.

69. THX-1138 - September 12, 2012

Seriously, I would love to have the funny parts of this pointed out to me by all those that got a laugh out of it. I’m keen on improving my sense of humor if it’s in any way lacking.

I’m going to wager that nobody will describe what they find funny about that video because it will make them sound like a twit when they read back their own comments.

I’m not outraged at all. But that video seemed quite anti-gay to me. I’d be offended as hell if I were gay. Instead I’m just offended as a Star Trek fan.

70. Sebi - September 12, 2012

Wow, this was the worst crap I’ve ever seen since “Batman & Robin”. Actually, this was worse…

71. jesustrek - September 12, 2012

Poor article Anthony, is TRASH.

72. CJS - September 12, 2012

Not everything based on Star Trek is worth reporting or sharing. Just Saying.

73. matthias - September 12, 2012

strange, strange, very strange new worlds….

74. LukasKetner - September 12, 2012

Tribble assplay.

Just wanted to say it…. when else am I going to get the chance?

75. Hat Rick - September 12, 2012

I’m sorry I clicked on the link.

76. KHAN 2.0 - September 12, 2012

those sick sons of bitches

77. KHAN 2.0 - September 12, 2012

by the way i wonder when the real teaser trailer will be out? i mean Man of Steel has had one already. im thinking maybe attached with Bond? (11/9)

78. Rico - September 12, 2012

I have no words.

79. NCM - September 12, 2012

I have words, I just can’t seem to post anything!

80. NCM - September 12, 2012

People seem to get a lot more worked up when sexually explicit material exploits men instead of women. If you’ve seen any p0rn mag in the last decade, what’s the big deal, really?

81. bulldogtrekker - September 12, 2012

poor, poor, poor

82. CmdrR - September 12, 2012

In Taiwan, when mommies and daddies explain the birds and the bees… do the children come away thinking the birds put butt plugs in the bees’ butts?

83. THX-1138 - September 12, 2012

#80

That kinda makes it sound like you support the exploitation of women. Was that what you were going for?

My take was that I found it decidedly un-funny. I still await any response to my challenge to point out what exactly was funny about the video. Without sounding like a tool.

84. NCM - September 12, 2012

I don’t support the exploitation of anyone. As a woman, I’d prefer that men take a look in the mirror. Would so many have been so offended if the sex ‘scenes’ had staged Rand and Uhura? Maybe so, but I think not, and I think it’s an interesting question. Yours is, too, I might add. No I didn’t find it funny, but I had to get passed getting pissed off about exploitation and vulgarity a long time ago, b/c it’s ubiquitous in our culture. It’s just expanding to include men, as well, these days. Maybe demeaning everyone will put us all on more equal footing.

85. THX-1138 - September 12, 2012

Thanks for the clarification.

I guess I’m just trying to figure out why this video is here. It doesn’t depict anything sexually arousing, it’s not funny, and it doesn’t shine any particularly positive light on Star Trek.

A curious choice for AP to present given his long absence. Has a “Kevorkian-esque” feel to it, as if he were trying to kill his own website.

86. Mikephys - September 12, 2012

Really? What the heck was that?
Sorry guys. Instead of complaining, I’m just done visiting this site.

87. Jonboc - September 12, 2012

Too funny. not so much the article itself, but the fact that those few, who were constantly complaining about nothing new on the site, get this for their efforts! lol If this is Anthony’s response to all the whiners of late, I want to buy him a beer!

88. NCM - September 12, 2012

@85:

I think Anthony informed us of the video b/c it’s of some note that a Taiwanese animation studio put forth a Trek related effort, and he probably figured that it was for us, as adults, to decide whether or not we like it. I don’t think we should scold AP for not censoring material before he puts it in front of us. And, again, the only time I’ve seen guys get offended over sexual content is when it revolves around men–that seems a little silly (not pointing finger at anyone in particular).

89. Basement Blogger - September 12, 2012

Sometimes the guys at Next Media are pretty funny. Other times they are bizarre. This time it’s the latter. There were moments that made me smile but too surreal to be really funny. Maybe it’s an Asian thing. And don’t yell at me. I’m a Chinese American.

90. KennyB - September 12, 2012

@Mikephys……….we all know you’ll be back.

91. Phil - September 12, 2012

I guess they must think that’s funny.

But judging from lots of stuff I know about asian people. They like big robots (which I don’t). They think that’s funny (which I don’t).

Basically I’m not in sych with what they like. All I know is that they have a lot of time to waste.

92. Bender Bending Rodriquez - September 12, 2012

This is a load of disgusting garbage. Not even remotely funny.

93. Jack - September 12, 2012

PS. NCM, I agree wholeheartedly.

94. Tobias Richter - September 13, 2012

Why?

I assume this tried to be funny, but it wasn´t.

95. cloudynow - September 13, 2012

Disgusting.

96. n1701ncc - September 13, 2012

Anthony why did you post this garbage? This video is insulting to every Star Trek fan. Adult themes or not it is insulting. This is not Star Trek and has no business being on your site which I have found very informational until now!!!! I will still keep coming to the site but Anthony in the future do not post this trash. Think of what Gene Roddenberry would have thought. IT IS NOT FUNNY!!!!!!!!

97. LongIslandTrekster - September 13, 2012

#1 – AMEN! This sit is loosing its luster and quickly!

98. LongIslandTrekster - September 13, 2012

#1 – AMEN! – This site is loosing its luster very quickly. For the record, I am no prude either. This just was not even remotely funny.

99. Jack - September 13, 2012

98. Hey, this site didn’t actually make the video. Jeepers. Maybe he could have mentioned that these guys are known for bizarre takes on news stories, but, whatever.

100. Valenti - September 13, 2012

Fascinating.

101. BulletInTheFace - September 13, 2012

#39: You apparently don’t understand what the term “trolls” means. It does not mean “anyone who posts criticism.” The people you labeled “trolls” were not trolling at all.

102. BulletInTheFace - September 13, 2012

That video was so bad it made “The Outer Light” look good by comparison.

103. Red Dead Ryan - September 13, 2012

Well, I’m glad this video was posted. Yeah, it sucked, but its better for this site to post something and let us decide, then for the site to decide what we should see (as long as its Trek-related, of course).

The fact that some are saying how this is a “family-friendly” site that shouldn’t post these types of videos goes to show that they miss the point.

The truth is, all of us at some point, have clicked on an article we eventually realized we didn’t care for just as we all have clicked on articles we enjoyed more.

That’s just the nature of sites such as this one.

I didn’t like the video. I thought it was crap. But I’m glad it was posted anyway, as it let’s US decide for ourselves.

And this thread has gotten over a hundred posts, so it clearly has sparked a lot of debate and opinions. Is that such a bad thing?

I don’t think it is.

104. Red Dead Ryan - September 13, 2012

Suddenly my post at #103 reappeared, making my next one redundant.

At least until it disappears again.

105. The Sky's The Limit - September 13, 2012

Wow. Really?

106. Silvereyes - September 13, 2012

Anthony, what the Hell is wrong with you? How is this piece of garbage adding anything worthwhile to your site? The only thing I can think of is that trekmovie has been hacked and morons have posted this to discredit you and your site. Unfortunately, IMO they’ve succeeded

107. Basement Blogger - September 13, 2012

Guys, the motto for this site is “the source for everything new in Trek.” Next Media Animation is known for making bizarre and sometimes funny videos. Just ask Jon Stewart and their commissioning of Next Media to do a Prince William wedding video. It might be a small slice of pop culture but it’s still pop culture. So, Anthony should have posted this video. Good or bad, it’s Star Trek news. If you hate it. It’s news. If you like it. It’s news.

108. VorlonKosh - September 13, 2012

This is awful…was the site hacked or something?….people have been censored for much less on this board…. how did this video pass quality pg13 standards?

109. THX-1138 - September 13, 2012

No, I have to disagree.

There is nothing I can see as a positive coming from this. This has not sparked a debate. There has been no debate at all, unless you consider people who say they hate it and people who say they hate it but defend it’s posting a debate. And I still haven’t found anyone to defend their position about why they think it’s funny.

But maybe seeing Kirk having an explosive (and apparently deadly) ejaculation from an auto-erotic asphyxiation encounter with Khan (?) ((rumors confirmed!!)) is actually a real knee-slapper.

And as a note to NCM, you did notice that there are more than one female depicted in this piece of “art”, didn’t you? One of them even get’s her head blown off by Khan (?) after administering a BP to Kirk. So I’d say the debasement of both men AND women in this clip is equally offensive.

110. Keachick (that Rose girl) - September 13, 2012

I’m not sure, but Asian animation depict a great deal more violence than what we are used to in the west. I don’t like it.

I have described the video as being stupid, dumb, lame but I will also call it sick as well.

However, it is *interesting* to see some people from other cultures might interpret a franchise like Star Trek in how they do their own iterations of Star Trek. A freaky and scary actually.

111. Cody - September 13, 2012

This video is really inappropriate. It has nothing to do with news for the new Star Trek, it’s not funny, the material is intrinsically offensive, and it really needs to be taken down right away. I should expect a higher level of quality from this sight.

By the way, if you delete this again, I’ll just post another. I don’t care. My opinion will be heard.

112. Cody - September 13, 2012

Never mind. I thought my previous post had been deleted. I’m not trying to be a troll by saying the same thing again and again. My bad.

113. Winkie - September 14, 2012

#21 and 69

I’m gay and I’m not offended.

As usual from NMA, completely and utterly mental, but pretty funny. I can’t even begin to imagine what goes on in their heads.

You guys should watch Traumschiff Surprise…. I would LOVE to see the board’s reaction to that.

114. DesiluTrek - September 14, 2012

Infinite diversity in infinite combinations isn’t just about species, it’s about ideas too, and the free expression of them.

I’m not offended and I’m a 40+ year die hard fan of the original series. I consider it more a critique of Abrams’ approach than a rip of Trek overall. It’s a knock on some of the more egregious sexual elements of Trek 2009 by predicting they will be amped up in the next movie.

“Come, come, Mr. Scott. Young minds, fresh ideas. Be tolerant!”

115. shaun - September 14, 2012

i am 12 years old what is this?

116. Avery - September 14, 2012

At the very least, Bleeding Cool labelled this NSFW instead of “Contains Adult Themes” to give a better impression of what you’re going to get when you click on it. Of course, I expect Bleeding Cool to “report” this kind of “news”.

Anyway, yes, for all the people cheering that they were given the “choice” to watch this adolescent idiocy, well and good. I wish I had been a little more informed in the article description so I could make my “choice” not to.

For the guy who keeps asking the question “what is funny about this?” The hallway scene, where the bad guy is shooting at five crew members but only three fall down. The red shirts. There was actually some good timing in that sequence and a nice punchline I wasn’t expecting, but when it happened it made sense.

The rest? Reminds me of that episode of Seinfeld where the dentist becomes a Jew so he can tell Jewish jokes. It doesn’t offend Seinfeld as a Jew, it offends him as a comedian. This is offensive, yes. But not as a Trekkie. It’s most offensive to me because it’s not funny.

117. Toonloon - September 14, 2012

Utter shite!

118. Mark Lynch - September 14, 2012

What a load of rubbish that was. It looked like some kind of Sims video with Star Trek skins…

119. Gabriel Koerner - September 14, 2012

Wow, what’s up with everybody being so uptight and lacking a sense of humor? This was funny and a disclaimer was give . Maybe you guys needa smoke a little more weed and chill :)

120. Gabriel Koerner - September 14, 2012

C’mon… “Bromance!” Kirk’s fatal money shot! This piece had moments. Lighten up!

121. Toonloon - September 14, 2012

Cos that’s a great idea isn’t it? Smoke weed so you find that type of thing amusing.

122. KennyB - September 14, 2012

@120. Good to see ya Gabe. You’re gonna get them all wound up again!!!

123. Sherman's planet - September 14, 2012

Wow. There really are a lot of things in this crazy world to be truly offended by . This isn’t one of them.

124. Gabriel Koerner - September 14, 2012

Actually, Toonloon that’s a sensible idea. :)

125. Hat Rick - September 14, 2012

The problem isn’t that this is posted; the problem is that there are other things related to Star Trek that haven’t been posted on this site and so this gives this particular animation article undue prominence.

There are other sites, including the official site, that have posted real news in the last several days (relating to new busts of Star Trek characters, for example, or “The Persistence of Memory”). If this Taiwanese animation story had been one of, let’s say, three or four per day the last several days, I don’t think people would have been so shocked by its presence.

126. Keachick (that Rose girl) - September 14, 2012

“It’s a knock on some of the more egregious sexual elements of Trek 2009 by predicting they will be amped up in the next movie.”

You can’t be serious. Really? TOS had way more “egregious” sexual elements than the Star Trek 2009 had in it. I take it that you use the word “egregious” with the meaning of bad, awful… What’s more, the last movie gave no hint of any homosexuality of the part of any character.

127. Hat Rick - September 14, 2012

Also being missed is an article elsewhere on George Takei and a musical inspired by his life in an internment camp, currently hosted by the Vancouver Sun website.

128. Let Them Eat Plomeek Soup - September 14, 2012

Ah, these videos…I think it’s hilarious.

129. TrekTech - September 14, 2012

Nothing but garbage. I expect better from this site. Extremely disappointed in the apparent lack of taste or class in posting this considering its an all ages site. Bad form, Anthony.

130. Toonloon - September 15, 2012

@ 129 Hear hear.

131. steel fabrication Bradford - September 15, 2012

I’m really enjoying the design and layout of your blog. It’s
a very easy on the eyes which makes it much more pleasant for me
to come here and visit more often. Did you hire out a designer to create your theme?
Fantastic work!

132. Sid - September 15, 2012

This was, um, interesting.

Not really what I’d expected from Trekmovie.com

133. Gilbert M - September 15, 2012

To answer the question of “what do people find funny in this?”, I believe the the unexpectedness of the actions performed, and the sheer vulgarity of the content, caught a number of people off guard. In most, this results in confusion and an abhorrence of the material. In some however, amusement is derived from the shock instead. The phenomenon is known as “shock humor”. People who laughed, laughed because they were amazed by how vulgar and random the authors of this video were able to be.

At least, this is how I found myself reacting. Others may differ.

134. Dan - September 15, 2012

So Wrong!!

135. Oddness - September 15, 2012

Im no prude, but from my time coming to this site I must say this was just disturbing and in poor taste (no puns) aside from the content even the animation was horrible… hopefully we can all put this behind us (again no pun)

136. Diacanu - September 15, 2012

*Wipes a tear of joy*….*sniff*…it’s beautiful! Can’t wait to see the whole movie! :D

137. gingerly - September 15, 2012

Ironic that my post giving the correct terms for what would be NSFW in that video was deleted, and yet the video showing it remains.

138. gingerly - September 15, 2012

oop, nevermind.
my ctrl+f malfunctioned. :P

139. Mantastic - September 16, 2012

The silly outrage from this is very entertaining.

140. Moofunk - September 16, 2012

Eh. Maybe the warning could have included “Kirk spunks a bad guy into the ceiling”, but I think a simple adult warning was sufficient.

That was a weird, weird video, but I found it interesting to see how at least some Taiwanese people think about sex and Trek. Whoever made it clearly knew a lot about some of the more obscure features of both.

141. Brad Agotnes - September 16, 2012

This site is no longer on my bookmarks list. This is a rediculous video.
TREKWEB.COM

142. KennyB - September 16, 2012

It really cracks me up all the people “taking this site out of their Bookmarks”……….I am sure Anthony is loosing sleep………..And I am just as sure all of them will be back posting away next time there’s and news posted…………..

143. Avery - September 17, 2012

Thanks for the TrekWeb.com link, #141. Just looking through their front page and it seems like that’s more what I’m looking for re: Trek news.

144. THX-1138 - September 17, 2012

Oh, so if I don’t like the video that means there is a problem with me. And someone telling me to lighten up is somehow a reflection on my intolerance.

Huh.

And her I just thought I had good taste and was allowed a bit of freedom to offer my critique of what I saw.

That IDIC thing works in both directions. BTW, I don’t interpret IDIC to mean I have to accept with open arms every turd that comes down the pipe.

145. wtfisthisshit - September 17, 2012

thank you Internet for raping my childhood a little bit more day by day

146. MJ - September 17, 2012

This is not even deserving of being referenced on this site. This is horrid drivell.

147. Coffee Prof - September 17, 2012

141

What gets me is when people try to act all high and mighty and intelligent and can’t even spell the work RIDICULOUS properly. It’s rather annoying.

148. Xy - September 18, 2012

Too funny. I always love to see “tolerant” Star Trek fans get their panties in a bunch because they can’t tolerate some video, statement or similar. I had a huge laugh over this comment thread and thought the only missing thing was a reference to Holy St. Roddenberry, but then #96 did that.

So what if it’s tasteless. Just ignore it. Don’t tell people how stupid and ignorant they are if they like it. I didn’t like it and still I’m not going around telling everybody that if they liked it, they’re homophobic, ignorant, narrow-minded jerks.

BTW I don’t hate Star Trek, I love DS9 and ENT. But the fans are an entirely different chapter.

149. KennyB - September 18, 2012

Yup!!! And still waiting on real news. :-P Is Anthony ok? Is real life going crazy? Hope all is well with AP.

150. THX-1138 - September 18, 2012

#148

So just what would you describe your post as being? And I haven’t read all of the posts I admit, so could you point me to the posts that describe anyone who likes this as stupid, ignorant, homophobic, and narrow-minded?

You also end your post by essentially inferring that you hate Star Trek fans. “Hello Mr. Kettle, don’t you look especially black today.”

151. Xy - September 18, 2012

#150

Call it inference. “If I was homosexual, I would be offended” -> “Homosexuals should be offended by this video” -> “This video is homophobic” -> “Those who like it are also homophobic.”

As for your last paragraph, I don’t categorically hate Star Trek fans. I hate those whose position I ridiculed in my last post. The silent majority, I guess, just likes to watch entertaining science fiction (or, in the case of VOY, not-so-entertaining science fiction), but they don’t preach a message of tolerance they themselves don’t care to follow if it doesn’t fit with their world-view.

Maybe I should have clarified that more, but, after reading the comment thread of this article, I am sick of the hypocrisy of the small but vocal fraction within Trek fandom that preaches tolerance and yet, when they come upon something they dislike, don’t act differently than any other intolerant douchebag on the Internet.

I just don’t understand that as a fan of a franchise which, aside from the occasionally-occuring snobbery*, is a brand of well-produced, if sometimes slightly bland, science fiction entertainment that promotes tolerance in any form (without including a gay character in any of its incarnations, but oh well), someone would then decry things such as this video, not for being something they don’t like, but for “being homophobic” without expressly being so. (That sentence got away from me…)

I admit I would be less incensed if people just said “This sucks”, without referring to the percieved superiority of the franchise or of their morals or the possible opinions of a dead person (#96). Sadly, having lurked on many Trek sites these past few years, I’ve come to acknowledge that at least of those who routinely post on boards and commentary threads, everything strange or new is decried as “not in the spirit of Trek/Roddenberry” (which, in my mind, is also a form of intolerance), while this exact spirit is one of tolerance and laissez-faire. But to feel superior about one’s tolerance until something comes along one doesn’t like, and then to rage about it hatefully on a comment thread, just somehow doesn’t gel.

* This snobbery is that one argument I’ve often read, which (exaggeratedly) says: “I’d rather have a horrendously boring Star Trek episode about THE TRIALS OF BEING HUMAN than an entertaining, but slightly dumber episode.” Also a stance, I’m sure, that’s only held by a minority, but, alas, a vocal minority.

152. THX-1138 - September 18, 2012

But here is the deal:

Singling out Star Trek fans is mis-leading. Go to FB and witness the pervasive sense of superiority people feel about any number of subjects. Go to AICN and read ANY talkback. As a matter of fact, go to any site that caters to any faction of fandom.

This is not a “Star Trek Fan” issue. It’s a human nature issue.

Also, I’m going to add something here that will get my IDIC trademarked pin revoked:

You don’t have to tolerate everything. Like everything else in life, tolerance is good in moderation. Do you tolerate spousal abuse? Of course not. Would you tolerate a murderous dictatorship? No. And in my opinion this video reeks of a lack of understanding of homosexuals in general. Certainly there are gay people that might find it funny. I don’t. And I haven’t seen a reasonable explanation of why the “gay humor” was funny. Yes, on second view the whole “red-shirts die and nobody else does” scene funny.

I feel that I am within my rights, just as any other poster to this site, to express my opinion and attempt to give a cogent argument about why I feel that way. I don’t mind debating my point intelligently with someone who feels differently. But it appeared to me that MY opinion wasn’t being “tolerated”.

153. Xy - September 18, 2012

Of course you’re in your rights to express you opinion, and of course people are right to protest things that are obviously wrong. Protest against violence, against rape, against fanatism, against anything that impedes you in living you life as you want it. Those are big, important things to protest against.

And of course, people are also welcome to protest against this video, if they don’t like it.

But here’s my problem:

First of all, this video doesn’t hurt anybody. You might find it unfunny, maybe even offensive, but that doesn’t mean that you have to destroy it with the verbal equivalent of an atomic bomb. In this case, as in any case, moderation is something important. This is also, why (IMHO) politics around the world get more insane and inhumane with every passing day – the smallest things get blown out of proportion, so that when something really big and important appears, you have to escalate to a heretofore unseen level. And while I guess none of us are in really important, political positions, this is not just a problem of the elites. If we continue to assign huge importance to the smalles of discomforts, we become part of this destructive rhetoric. Since I guess all of us agree that, as close to our hearts as it may be, Star Trek is just an entertainment and there are more important things in life, I don’t think it’s justified to immediately go to red alert, as for example posters #71 and #141 have done.

Also, of course, this is nothing unique to Star Trek. Go anywhere on the Internet and chances are that within 10 seconds, you’ve found a heated argument between pompous, insufferable fools with an inflated sense of self-importance.

However, in most of those places, this is expected. You wouldn’t go to YouTube and think that the people who comment there are anything close to open-minded or tolerant (of course, with a small but significant minority as the exception). While, and this is the point I was trying to make with my last point, Star Trek fans pride themselves on their tolerance and live-and-let-live-attitude. So, of course, everybody is entitled to their opinion. But, as an “enlightened” and tolerant fan, I think it would be in order (of course, my opinion only) to use milder rhetoric. Mutually assured respect is much better than mutually assured destruction, don’t you think? (Please understand that this is not an attack on your point of view, which I can also respect.) Wouldn’t it be better to at least say “I think this is garbage” than “This is garbage!!!!!!!!!!1111″

I know it’s not realistic to expect two average humans to treat each other with the amount of respect and well-meaning they deserve, even less so on the Internet, and that I probably best put away my rose-tinted glasses. But, hey, who better to expect it of than the Star Trek fandom? :)

I also realise that my first comment was unnecessarily harsh and that the views put forth in it apply only to a certain minority, but, even at risk of repeating myself, it is a very loud and vocal minority that in my opinion works hard to suck all the fun out of Trek.

154. THX-1138 - September 18, 2012

This video is garbage. I’ve seen better acting in tough actin’ Tinactin.

This is perhaps another angle on where my quandry lies:

As a “tolerant” Star Trek website it seemed curious to me that it presented a video that displayed what appears to me to be some egregious examples of intolerance. But I’m not gay. Perhaps this is the height of humor. I find it vulgar and out of place. Not that it makes any difference but I have been coming to this site since it’s inception and more and more I find myself on Trekweb. AP doesn’t seem to care enough to keep up with the actual news that is Trek related (go to Trekweb to see what I’m talking about) and is getting scooped by other websites. I prefer to talk to the people on this board more than others so I keep coming back. But I’m on this site more than Anthony is. Perhaps it really is time to move on.

155. jesustrek - September 18, 2012

This is a real NEWS….http://www.space.com/17628-warp-drive-possible-interstellar-spaceflight.html

156. NCM - September 18, 2012

@155: appreciate the link…intriguing:)

157. J - September 19, 2012

Disgusting.

158. Diacanu - September 19, 2012

Jeez, 8 days later, and people are still crying about a silly little cartoon?

Don’t ever watch “The Human Centipede”, you’ll keel over, and die.

159. J - September 20, 2012

@158 has it even occurred to you that some people do not check every website they frequent on a daily basis? I have just learned about this piece of c**p yesterday and while by your “standards” this qualifies as “still”, by my point of view it qualifies as “this just in”

160. KennyB - September 20, 2012

Seriously anyone heard from Anthony?

161. KennyB - September 20, 2012

Seriously anyone heard from Anthony?

162. TomTom - September 20, 2012

I am incredibly disappointed this site posted something like this. Disgusting.

163. TomTom - September 20, 2012

^ in

164. WastedBeerz - September 22, 2012

Hilarious.

165. The Original Spock's Brain - September 23, 2012

It’s hilarious with the sound turned down.

166. Simon Tarses - September 26, 2012

65.

Get a life.

Now.

167. Trekkersince73 - September 28, 2012

Wrong site to show junk and spunk of this nature. Can’t recommend it anymore to my students even with the warning label(s).

168. Captain_Conrad - September 28, 2012

#1

I agree. But no website is perfect so every now and then we may find ourselves giving up small portions of our life in the hopes that sooner or later we’ll get a Trek trailer.

169. THX-1138 - September 28, 2012

#166

I’d venture to guess that I have ten times the life you do. Care to wager? I’ll figure out something that would satisfy our curiosity if you like.

170. Chris - October 1, 2012

I just don’t understand why the nudity was censored. I like nudity scantily censored, if at all . . .

171. Chris - October 1, 2012

I just don’t understand why the nudity was censored. I like nudity scantily censored, if at all . . .

172. Chris - October 1, 2012

I just don’t understand why the nudity was censored. I like nudity scantily censored, if at all . . .

173. MJ - October 10, 2012

test

174. Spocko - October 10, 2012

But then there is the JJ-Orci version of C-mas. In their version, nothing happens until C-mas Eve, when you finally get the tree set up and see the wrapped presents. And to add insult to injury, three weeks before your teacher in school shows you a photo of a C-mas Tree, but laughs and says, “no, you won’t be getting one of these for quite awhile yet.” Yea, in the JJ-Orci version of C-mas, most of December sucks, and the celebration is only 1.5 days long, and then it is gone, the opportunity for three weeks of C-mas celebration is squandered away by pis- poor planning and a bad attitude.

175. Spocko - October 10, 2012

That is a great example, Keachick….getting the C-mas Tree weeks in advance, looking at that big box that is under the tree with your name on it for two weeks, wondering what it is…you shake it and make some guesses, but are not really sure. You also celebrate the 12 days of C-mas, each day providing an advance mini-celebration of the event.

176. Spocko - October 10, 2012

“those of us who like the surprise/thrill of opening up whatever on 25 December and not getting bits & pieces of what it could through what can end up being ugly bits of torn wrapping.”

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