DVD Review: Alvin and The Chipmunks: Star Wreck

Later this week TrekMovie will be reviewing the new CBS and Paramount Star Trek releases on Blu-ray and DVD (TNG movies and TOS Season 2), but to get the Trek ball rolling Paramount has already released a Trek related DVD, "Alvin and the Chipmunks Go To The Movies: Star Wreck". TrekMovie reviews this Trek parody below.


"Alvin and the Chipmunks Go To the Movies: Star Wreck" is promoted as promoted as a a "high-flying spoof of the box office smash" and even comes complete with a cover that is a play one of the posters for the new Star Trek movie. One might think that this is a new product playing off the 2009 JJ Abrams film, but in actuality is is just the latest release from the Chipmunks catalog. "Alvin and the Chipmunks Go To the Movies" was actually the title for the 8th and final season of  the animated series "Alvin and the Chipmunks", which aired from 1982-1990. Each episode that season spoofed a different Hollywood movie, and "Star Wreck" took a crack at Star Trek, which is just one of three episodes on the new DVD.

The episode itself is more of a spoof of the original Trek in general, with specific elements of "The Doomsday Machine," "Star Trek V" and "Star Trek The Motion Picture". The plot has the crew of the USS Boobyprize investigating trouble on a planet on to discover a huge space-vacuum cleaner has been sucking up everything. The lovable squeeky-voiced Chipmunks have been recast for the big roles with Alvin as Captain James T. Dirk, Simon as Mr. Speck, Theodore as Dr. Moamz McRoy, Jeanette as Lt. Uhaha. You also can hear Mr. Slop the engineer, but never see him. They encounter a family called "The Craniums" who eventually kidnap Moamz and take him to their home planet, where they are obsessed with everything being the same. 

As it turns out, the episode is pretty good and pretty true to Trek. All the terminology is correct, from warp to phasers to tractor beams. They even use authentic Star Trek sounds throughout. The episode even concludes with a typical Star Trek theme of IDIC, and Captain Dirk teaching the Craniums "we are all different, that is what makes us special." This may be due to some Trek love from the writer, Ralph Sanchez, who co-wrote the story for the story TNG episode "Home Soil."

As for the transfer of the episodes, this is clearly not a digitally remastered release. The video is flickery and seems to recreate the experience of watching on an older TV set. The other two episodes on the DVD, which are also mildly amusing, are "Elementary, My Dear Simon" (a Sherlock Holmes parody), and Chip Tracy (spoof of Dick Tracy). Although reasonable Chipmunks episodes, Paramount would have been better off picking some of the more sci-fi/genre spoofs from the "Go to the Movies" season, like the E.T. or Gremlins spoofs. The set is also devoid of any special features.

All in all "Alvin and the Chipmunks Go To the Movies: Star Wreck" is an amusing episode and worth a rental for fun, but unless you are a hard-core Chimunk fan, or have kids who are, it is not really worth the $11.

Alvin and the Chipmunks Go To The Movies: Star Wreck is available now at Amazon and other retailers.


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This looks pretty crappy though.
The picture quality looks horrific.

I loathe “Alvin and the Chipmunks”. I hated them growing up in the 1960’s and they haven’t gotten any better with age. My husband and I made the mistake of going to see the movie “Atonement” the same day “Alvin and the Chipmunks” was released almost two years ago. The auditorium across from us was filled with loads of screaming kids.The movie was loud, stupid, and annoying. I hated them then and I still hate them now. I wouldn’t waste my money on this DVD.

Why is Alvin a redshirt? Is he killed? (please say yes…)

I think there’s a new ‘live-action’ Chipmunks film coming soon, so they’re readying the back-catalogue.

In Fan Made Films there was a Series or set of episodes for a Star Trek parody called Star Wreak, I was only able to collect segments of episodes 2, 3, 5 and they were only 5 minutes long. But the crew members were human or humanoid.

I knew there was a cartoon by Alvin & the chipmunks but never knew the name or even seen a still frame. Unless I have toddlers I see no reason to get it besides to just have the named DVD.

I remember Alvin and when Speed Racer ended its airing time Alvin replaced it for I think half a year before they started re-running the series, but this was when I was in second grade. And we had to move because NASA bought the land and placed the LAND-SAT earth headquarters on over the sub-division.

Looking at the Land-Sat map the main control area is built right over the open lot we had a under ground fort on. Nothing major the land was kind of swampy and was full of Cat Tail reeds in the summer, right between an Oil Refining and storage plant and a land fill dumping area in Souix Falls South Dakota.

And to Mr. Loo Ser, being first is a one time thing and about all it gets you is a bragging right for a few days. But to claim #1 on something as light news wise as Alvin and the Chipmunks is about as big as saying you won a vote in the presidentual election of 2112. So you go a vote, one that is and can you prove it was not your own ego benifacting vote.

In other words what does it count besides for your grade school ego. 99.9999% of the people here care less. And if you’re a 60 year old not a teenager you need some mental aid.

How much longer is these Juvenile games going to last ???

What the?

Star Wreck! … Oh. Thought you meant this: http://www.starwreck.com/

I remember this from when I was growing up!

What a fun way to perhaps have kids meet trek. The chipmuncks have been a kid magnet. I saw this parady a time ago with my grandkids. They did ask about star trek next I madr the introduction. They now are trekkies TNG! Dirk in the redshirt was another joke to laugh at.

@ #2 …You must have been way ahead of your time to have loathed it for that long. …Alvin and the Chipmunks is from the ’80s, not ’60s.

@ #10 …. Actually Dave Seville and the Chipmunks date from the 60’s. Began as a novelty recording act, then a cartoon series in the mid to late 60’s. What you remember from the 80’s was a revival, just as their reappearance this decade is yet again.

Star Wreck was also the name of a series of books by Leah Rewolinski. I enjoyed those a lot when I was younger, but I don’t know what my opinion would be if I tried reading them again today. I almost met the author once, but was too shy to go up to her.

@11 …My mistake. Thank you for the correction, and apologies to #2.

Where are all the Chat people? Am I the only one who showed up for the party?

Shut up Harry. This chipmunks crap is stupid. I’ll bet someone like AJ and BND find it to be the height of entertainment.

I’ll tell ya, THX, I’ve got a minute to spare, tell me everything you know!

Know how I can tell when you’re sayin’ somethin’ stupid? Your lips are movin’!!

Harry and THX, spare me your philosophical meanderings. Just go kiss a tribble or something…

Ooooh, Denise, what happened, did the bars close early tonight?

Oh, My….

Harry, I’ll bet you keep a few spare rodents in your pants. Does the ASPCA know about you? Or is that the real reason you’re hiding in Canada?

Harry#18- LMAO! I know the theme here is flaming each other, but I must stop to laugh at that one…

CmdrR#20- Score! Two additional points for insinuating that Harry is hiding out in Canada to get away from the ASPCA.


That’s all you got? Seriously?!?


Don’t even get me started with you, bud. It figures that you’d come in here as a Johnny come lately. Mr. TV glamour boy.


I’d say something about the fact you’re stroking two guys with that comment, but that would just get Harry excited.

“THX-1138” …. meh! It was a crummy student film that got its name from a frakkin license plate! Meh, I say! Meh! May Donald Pleasence turn your girlfriend into an embryo and then follow you through the shell to become your butt-buddy. This movie was so bad, even the 8-foot police droids jumped ship and showed up in a crummy Trek flick that nobody saw. Sheesh!

Look ye’ bleedin’ buggeroos! Thar’ be nothin’ wrong wit’ havin’ a pair o’ trousers fashioned from chippy-munks. Ta’ please all tha’ bleedin’ hearted animal lovers oot’ thar’ (like Harry) I do keep tha’ wee furry buggers all alive.

And this be tha’ bets newz ever!
This film looks farrrrrrrr more dedicated ta’ tha’ original Starry Trek canon-fodder than that ‘Jay Jay’ whatz hizname’s film. But it’s so dirrrrrty- Mr. Slop… Mr. Speck (one shoots better than tha’ other) and Moans Mccoy… definately not fur’ tha’ kiddiez…. like some Geo Lucas films always arrrrrrr…

But I wish I were on a ship called tha’ Boobyprize. Whooo!

Yer all a bag o’ bangke-foo mammel haters!

Oh, by tha’ by, chippy-munks dunna taste like chicken. More like small prairie dogz…. which taste like chicken…


Dear God, BND! Yer’ comments ne’er make no bleedin’ sense! And what’s wit’ all tha’ apostrophes? Ye’ runnin’ fur’ punctuation president? I’d like ta’ puncture ye’! Leave more room fur’ tha’ furry rodents then.


THX, CmdrR and BND- I do so love to read your views on the life of Chipmunks in regards to Star Trek – think we can get a hotel room together and talk about it indepth? I know with a few drinks in me, this is a subject I could expound upon for at least 13 minutes…


Oh, BND… why so rude? Ye’ flakkin’ gummed-up hobboly-bobboly!!!
I hope one o’ them Chippetes strangle ye’ wit’ a brassiere!!

Oh, can I borrow a tenner, mate? Thanke’.


26 Oh, dearest a’lantary-loo Denise, lass… I’d luv’ ta’…
But watch oot’ fur’ that BND knerk!!!! He’s completely inhumane and lasts longer than 13 minutes! Dear God, one’s all ye’ need!



Denise, I love kissing tribbles. You know that. A little cream filling goes a long way, too once you get ’em riled up.

Don’t take Harry seriously. The bars never close in Canada. And the Police all look like Smokey the Bear after the first case of LaBatt’s Blue, which is the country’s blood-alcohol minimum.

And THX, the George Lucas thing HAS to go, unless you’re officially certified like a woofer, or something.

Ralph Sanchez has effectively erased TWO Star Trek timelines with this fiasco of a film. Neither of my Technical Manuals shows a “USS Boobyprize.” It could be a refit of the Exeter, left hanging in space at the end of “Omega Glory,” or perhaps a secret ship which is part of Section 31. The Craniums all wear ugly 1970’s Florsheim leisure shoes and have oversized probosci, which is obviously an affront to a specific ethnic group. “Home Soil” was the one where humans were referred to as “bags of mostly water.” Well, we’ll leave it at that. Childhood and all my dreams? Hacked to pieces.

13 minutes for all of us, D? OK, but I’m first! The rest of you can do what you like with the other 11 minutes. And AJ pays for the room, cause he’s a wanker.

BND, AJ and CmdrR- Forget about AJ paying for the room – I will pay for the room, because you all remind me of a Star Trek Wrath of Khan Mad Magazine parody I read when I was about 8 years old… Freud rules!

That’s right, make fun of my username, whydontcha’. I suppose I should feel lucky that you guys can spell it considering the barbs being flung come from “AJ” and CmdrR.”. What the heck is next? Some guy called “ctrl-alt-del”?

And we all know that Denise likes me best. She might be with you, but she’ll be thinking of me instead. Even when she’s with me.

And look out, BND. British Naval Dude borrowed my Tenor and sold it for gin. Because he’s a drunk, as if you couldn’t guess.

At least you aren’t named after the fat tub of lard named Riker like SOME others.

And hey! Us 4-3-3 lettered usernames would like SOME respect! Maybe I’ll just be ctrl+alt+del.

I be not a drunk, lad!
Oh, ye’ Seattle Sax Sod, I be a person who drinks heavily enough ta’ cause serious problems within’ his life both health-wise and wit’ failed, dismal personal relationships therein. And sometimes I dunna’ wear pants so as not ta’ waste time when I needs ta’ pee on me couch. And I’ve no idea why a badger lives in me bedroom now. How’d he get thar’?

Wait a tic… tha’ bloke at Triple A did give me directions ta’ a meeting once… and that bloke from tha’ EPA put a “Caution: Flammable” sticker on me. I ate it, though.

If it makes ye’ feel any better, Mr. THX, I used yer’ sax money ta’ buy me some seal meat. I’ll mail it ta’ ye’, ye’ sore-puss! Uhhhh… have many seagulls where ye’ be? Tha’ package may attract them. And chippy-munks might…

Crom’s Blood, AJ! Quit doin’ that next ta’ me! Talk aboot yer’ Mr. Slop…
BND ta’ Riker- get a mop, ye’ spewsman.

TOG- stop takin’ photos… last time me willie wuz’ freed upon Facey-book and… Well, did get some dates, though…

Hey- uhhhhh… no need fur’ ye’ all ta’ pick up them cricket bats… uhhhh… stop swingin’ yer’ shalalys at me! Ohhhhhh! Me Theodore got thunked!




“AJ” has been my nickname for over 20 years. Chicks dig it. I like chicks.

“THX” stands for “Tomlinson Holman Xperience” or something like that. Is your name really Tomlinson? Ouch! “Will you please give me a whiskey-sip?”

BND, I’ll never stop. Just wash that flotsam out of the drain, and all the glop’ll go down easy-peasy-like.

Denise: Who needs a room? “Put the pole in the hole.” You can do that anywhere, except Canada.

TOG: That would be hilarious if you changed your name to Ctrl-ALt-Del.

I tried to change my name to Ctrl-Alt-Del, but my computer kept shutting down.

BND, badgers are the vultures of the suburbs. They know a good meal when it’s properly marinated and nearly “ready to eat.”

Denise, you wear the Freudian slip and I’ll slip you a cigar…

or is it a cigar??

CmdrR, to check if it’s a cigar we would normally ask if the tip is burning, but in your case that still wouldn’t answer the question for us!

BND, you mention a “sore-puss”. What’s the matter, didn’t get her warmed up first?

THX, AJ+ TOG….what can I say, when you three walk into a room, the mice jump on chairs!

Q: what does Denise say after having six orgasms in a row?
A: “thanks, Harry!”

Wankers, the whole lot of ya!!!

Ahhhhh… methinks yoo have einen inter-ezting problem, CmdrR, meinen Freund…

Funny,- I also tried ta’ change me name ta’ that “Ctrl Alt Del” and it just deleted all tha’ lovely mermaid harrrrrrrdcore action I had baited upon me ‘nets.

Roly Poly fish-head
It eats me up- Yum!

Oh, goodness! CmdrR! Tha’ mop! AJ (maybe me) has moistened tha’ floor again… it wuz’ just twenty minutes! What arrrrrrrrr’ ye’? Data?

Goosh ala!

Damn them chippy-monks… I thought clergymen devoted ta’ young and dumb pusEDITEDy would be better at makin’ movies…

Oh, and THX- I unfortunately used yer’ sax as me latrine one nightie… I cleaned it oot’ though… wit’ me Starry trek mag full o’ Bronzo-O oil…

Oh, I kidz cuz’ I loves… read on, all! Read on in tha’ printed words!!!!!!

I got Harry’s pin number and get all tha’ Canadian loonies ta’ pay fur’ subby-scriptions!!!!!

Sound effects arrrrrrr just a parrrrrrrrrrrt o’ life… listen ta’ me armpit recite Mahler’s “Songs of the Earth”….


Arrrrrrr… Harry, I am guilty of many sore-puss***s.

I should send flowers.


Goosh ala!

Good one, Harry. If I dressed like you I could get a free bowl of soup.

AJ, I thought the initials were for “Absolute Jagoff”. The reason the chicks like it is because it makes you easy to identify.

And you guys must really like your cigars. I hear you get enough practice smokin’ ’em. (with apologies to ctrl+alt+del….er…..TOG).

I wish them mice coulda’ not jump so much!!!!!

Send me lettuce and bill it ta’ Sir Harry Ballz o’ Canada…

Hey- I saw some chics wit’ cigars… like Kirk in ST 6 TUC: “Sometimes ye’ gotta’ smoke them cigars…”

Wait a tic… uhhhhhhh… I like then petunias not tha’ pendulums…

Oh, crap! AJ just soiled another drugstore fairway!!! Sageway sex be not safe sex!!!!!

CmdrR- clean up on tha’ femanine hygiene aisle! Oh, me Crom… so many bloated tubules… Mayhaps we should just RUN!


ROTFLMAO!! Okay, so I am not good at the insults like you guys, so I will just sit back and loudly chortle while you flame each other, occasionally calling “Score!”…

“Star Wreck” is how “Mad Magazine” parodies Star Trek. This is plagiarism.
Alfred Newman should sue them for stealing the joke.

As Alfred would say, “What, me worry?”

Denise, you mean you’re keeping score instead of scoring? Gads, that means I have to dance with Harry??? He has hands like a frakkin’ octopus.


My younger brother loved the “Christmas Song” by the Alvin and the Chipmunks and he used to play the record over and over again. I think it came out in the mid 1960’s. I can still hear it playing in my head! I do remember a Chipmunk’s televison show, but I never watched it.


LOL! Wasn’t “Fish Heads” a video? I think I saw it on MTV back in the 1980’s. I remember the lyric “Roly Poly Fish Heads” Ewwww,

CmdrR, I hear your breath could knock a vulture off a dungwagon!

Yeah!!! I want to watch the next movie of the Alvin and the Chipmunks. The characters were so cute specially the trio. . I believe this will bring impact to the movie industry this December… whew!!!

The only thing I didn’t like was that the ship DID NOT look like the Enterprise.