Yesterday at the Fox’s animation panel during the 2008 Television Critics Association confab, Family Guy creator (and well known Star Trek fan) Seth MacFarlane told reporters he would like to create a Star Trek II The Wrath of Khan parody similar to the Family Guy parody of Star Wars from 2007. TrekMovie thinks this is a great idea and thought we would lend a hand.
In 2007 the popular Fox animated comedy Family Guy kicked off their sixth season with a one hour episode titled "Blue Harvest" which retold the story of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, through the characters of Family Guy. It was wildly popular and was released on its own DVD and is even getting a sequel that will be the finale for the upcoming seventh season. The episode "Something, Something, Something Dark Side" will parody The Empire Strikes Back.
Poster for "Blue Harvest"
Is Trek next?
MacFarlane is no stranger to Star Trek. He starred as Ensign Rivers in two episodes of Enterprise and there have been numerous references to Star Trek in both the regular Family Guy television show and the DVD feature film "Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story." There is even an episode in the upcoming season ("All Dogs Don’t Go To Heaven") which features a B-Story of Stewie kidnapping the entire cast of Star Trek The Next Generation. MacFarlane got the entire TNG cast to do voices (Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, Marina Sirtis, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Gates McFadden, Wil Wheaton and even Denise Crosby). And now it appears he wants to give Trek the full treatment. The following is from TVWeek’s live blog from the TCA:
6:21 p.m.: "Star Wars" is a huge franchise to parody, but is there anything else "Family Guy" could devote a full double episode to? Mr. MacFarlane says, "If Paramount would let us do ["Star Trek II:] ‘Wrath of Khan,’ that would be the coolest thing." He adds that "Star Wars" works because a majority of the show’s fans know the movie line for line, but Lucasfilm is pretty generous with the license, too.
Of course this wouldn’t be the first time Family Guy took a look at Wrath of Khan. There was a brief TWOK joke in the episode "Road to Rupert." And TrekMovie thinks the idea of dedicating an hour long show to Khan is a great idea and if you are listing Paramount: do it!
TrekMovie.com casts Family Guy Wrath of Stewie
We like the idea so much we even want to help out by making our suggestions as to what FG characters should play what roles from TWOK, with the most obvious being Stewie taking on the role of Khan!
|FG character||TWOK character|
|Glenn Quagmire||Dr. McCoy|
|Mayor Adam West||Scotty|
|Meg Griffin||Ceti Alpha Eels|
|Lois Griffin||Carol Marcus|
|Chris Griffin||David Marcus|
|Cleveland Brown||Capt. Terrell|
|Neil Goldman||Peter Preston|