Just in time for Christmas, Fox released their third Family Guy/Star Wars spoof movie, "It’s A Trap", a parody of Return of the Jedi. And just like with past spoofs, Seth MacFarlane worked in a Star Trek gag, this time with voice cameos from Michael Dorn and Patrick Stewart. Plus MacFarlane has indicated he might finally be doing that big Star Trek spoof he wants.
Star Trek works its way into "It’s A Trap"
Michael Dorn and Patrick Stewart reprise their (voice) roles as Jean Luc Picard and Mr. Worf in "Family Guy: It’s A Trap". Here is a clip.
MacFarlane indicates Star Trek spoof might be next
Over the last few years Family Guy creator (and huge Star Trek fan) Seth MacFarlane has indicated that he wants to follow up his Star Wars spoofs with one from Star Trek, possibly Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (see TrekMovie’s suggested FG/TWOK recasting). However, MacFarlane later said he didn’t expect to be able to do Star Trek because Paramount wouldn’t give him the same cooperation he has had from LucasFilm for the Star Wars spoofs. Yet now a new interview with MacFarlane indicates that maybe there is a new hope (see what I did there) for Star Trek. Here is an excerpt from TV Squad’s interview:
Next, MacFarlane and company might take on the ‘Star Trek’ movies — but not right away. "These are very tiring to do," he told us. "It’s like doing a movie at the same time you’re doing a TV series. Particularly with animation, that’s a lot of work. We’d like to take a break first."
TrekMovie will keep an eye out for any new developments for Family Guy and Star Trek.
And for more on "It’s A Trap", here is the official promo for "It’s A Trap", available now on DVD and Blu-ray (it will also be aired on Fox sometime in 2011).