Purported Star Trek fan Conan O’Brien has been called out for how he does the Vulcan salute by a viewer and detail-oriented fan. In a segment from Conan last night, O’Brien brought in George Takei to help cover up his salute fail. Watch it below
Today’s video of the day comes from some of the former cast of Star Trek: The Experience in Las Vegas. The got together to make a special video for the 2011 Star Trek Convention which kicks off tomorrow. Check out "Star Trek: The Re-Experience" below.
Is Star Trek funny? Well the video of the day re-envisions Star Trek: The Next Generation as a sitcom, complete with canned laugh track and a new jaunty credits sequence mashup. Check it out below.
The Star Trek viral video of the day comes from the San Francisco theater group The Dark Room who have re-imagined a classic Gil Scott-Heron song into the video "The Federation Will Not Be Televised" all to promote their upcoming live Star Trek performances of "The Way To Eden." Check it out below
The stop motion animated comedy Robot Chicken often has Star Trek gags. However, even though they have done three dedicated Star Wars specials, the show’s co-creator says the Star Trek universe isn’t "expansive" enough to justify its own dedicated episode. But he does promise more Trek sketches are coming up soon. Details below, plus a video compilation of every Star Trek segment on Robot Chicken ever.
Today we have news on another Star Trek parody web series. Launching later in July, Voyage Trekkers answers the question: what are the adventures of the worst starship and crew like? Find out more below plus watch the trailer.
In June TrekMovie posted the first two episodes of Transolar Galactica, a web series that spoofs Star Trek, especially the look of the 2009 Star Trek movie. The third episode has been released and you can watch that below.
The new webseries "Transolar Galactica" sounds like it is related to Battlestar Galactica, but it is actually more of a spoof of the new Star Trek movie, right down to the copious use of lens flares. So far two short episodes have been released, and you can watch them both below.
Sir Patrick Stewart put on his Jean Luc Picard costume from Star Trek: The Next Generation for a skit on the UK’s Channel 4 TV. In addition, Sir Patrick is returning to Paramount sci-fi as the narrator in a new "War of the Worlds" video game. Details below.
Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks joined Star Trek’s Simon Pegg on The Graham Norton Show last night where the pair nerded out on their shared love for Trek. Pegg ‘beamed’ Hanks up, Hanks expressed interest in appearing in the next Star Trek movie and he and Pegg even held a mini Star Trek trivia contest. Watch how it all worked out below.
A funny new fake trailer called "George Lucas Strikes Back" is going viral this week. It features the "real" George Lucas who has apparently been held captive while an impostor released the prequels as part of an insidious plot. What does this have to do with Star Trek? Well watch the trailer below to find out.
Phoenix Comic Con kicked off in earnest on Friday and a highlight of the day was "story time with Wil Wheaton." Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Wil Wheaton read some of his recent stories, and TrekMovie has video of Wheaton’s hilarious A/V presentation of his recap of the TNG episode "Justice."
There is a new Star Trek themed video that has gone viral on the web with over 130,000 views in the last couple of days. The funny new vid cleverly remixes a scene from Star Trek: The Next Generation to create a rap performance from Commander Data – about his cat.
Tonight in William Shatner is in Ottawa to receive the Canadian Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement. TrekMovie has been provided with a (funny) video that is being shown as part of the event, which features William Shatner singing "O Canada." Watch that below.
Yesterday a German news station had a major image fail. While covering the US Navy SEALs operation to kill Osama bin Laden they mistook a Star Trek fan-made emblem for the Maquis for the actual SEAL Team Six emblem. Check it out below.
The fifth episode of Brent Spiner’s Fresh Hell went online today. Star Trek: The Next Generation’s “Brent Spiner” solicits the help of a new age personal manager and wraps up the first set of episodes from Spiner’s new webseries.
Another week and another Star Trek reference on the CBS comedy The Big Bang Theory. This time Sheldon takes a lesson from Captain Kirk and activates a self destruct countdown. Watch it below.
The fourth episode of Brent Spiner’s new webseries Fresh Hell went online today. Star Trek: The Next Generation’s “Brent Spiner” is trying to get past "the incident" and get a new agent, but things don’t go exactly as planned.
The third episode of Brent Spiner’s new webseries Fresh Hell went online today. This time Star Trek: The Next Generation’s “Brent Spiner” has to deal with a Trek heckler while performing on stage trying to impress some Hollywood agents.
Star Trek’s 3rd series Deep Space Nine was led by the very serious Captain Benjamin Sisko. Avery Brooks brought an intensity to his Sisko that fit the shows tone, but often involved raising his voice. Now a new video has compiled some great moments in Sisko yelling. Watch it below