“Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.”
– Scotty, Friday’s Child
Practical jokes are a serious concern for the crew of the Enterprise in the animated episode “The Practical Joker.” Luckily, practical jokes involving Star Trek on the internet are much less worrisome. Here are the Star Trek April Fool’s Day virtual pranks for April 1, 2008.
Picard is back?….played by who?
IF Magazine tells us that Paramount has approved reimagined prequels to every version of Star Trek, with the interesting casting choices revealed.
TOS is back too?
Firefox (not the Clint Eastwood movie) reports that Desilu is bringing Star Trek: The Original Series back to television…with the original looking actors in new episodes. Apparently they have solved the issue with the original actors being either in their 70s or deceased, Firefox quoting a Desilu exec
We feel that digital actors can at least match the talent of most of the original cast, if not exceed it. Anyway, Star Trek fans have shown a remarkable tolerance for bad acting over the years. We doubt anyone will notice that the actors are fake after the first few minutes. They’ll be too busy enjoying the stories.
According to Starpulse George Lucas is headed to the final frontier…and is bringing Jar Jar with him!
more brilliant recasting!
Virgin going to Mars
Want to visit the future site of the Enterprise D’s construction? Want to travel to Mars? Google and Virgin Galactic team up to make it so!
That isn’t the only Trekkish Google prank, Google Australia allows you to time travel by doing searches into the future.
UPDATE: more Trek pranking
Memory Alpha, the Star Trek wiki, have discovered little known Demon Class planet.
New Star Trek Trailer
A trailer from a new Fan film, just uploaded in time for April Fool’s
And no…TrekMovie.com decided not to prank you all like we did last year.