Unlike last year with its first win, the Oscars don’t have much to do with Star Trek this year. So tonight TrekMovie has decided to hold our own award show. Below we celebrate all the best in Star Trek viral videos for the last year. There is no red carpet, no nominees, just lots of winners. Check them out below.
And the winners are…
BEST ACTING IN A STAR TREK VIRAL VIDEO:
Ashleigh Harrington in "Star Trek" by Girls on Film
The Girls on Film team re-imagine scenes from films with women swapped out for the male actors. Ashleigh Harrington impressed with a though-provoking portrayal of a female James T Kirk in a scene from Star Trek 2009.
MOST ADORABLE ACTOR IN STAR TREK VIRAL VIDEO
Aiden – "2yr-old Dancing To Star Trek"
This little Trekkie has a bright future ahead of her.
BEST ORIGINAL COMPOSITION IN STAR TREK VIRAL VIDEO:
"Star Trek: The Future Begins" by Christian Wolf
Swedish Composer Christian Wolf put together this impressive first-time video to showcase his original, yet Trek-evocative composition "Star Trek: The Future Begins".
BEST ORIGINAL SONG IN STAR TREK VIRAL VIDEO:
"Star Trek Girl" by Meekakitty
Meekakitty’s catchy "Star Trek Girl" injects some young fun into a franchise celebrating its 45th anniversary later this year. With 1 million views, it is a legitimate internet hit.
BEST STAR TREK/INTERNET MEME INTERSECTION:
"Captain Kirk deals with a strange alien creature" by BenJeremy
Early in 2010 it seemed that the "Trolololo Guy" (aka Russian Singer Eduard Khil) was the biggest thing to hit the net since Chocolate Rain. And intrepid Trekkie BenJeremy beamed him into the 23rd century.
BEST DEMO OF STAR TREK HOME IMPROVEMENT:
"Air-powered Star Trek style door" by UI Productions
Marc from UI productions created an internet sensation last year with over 1.1 million views of him demonstrating the Star Trek doors he installed in his apartment.
BEST ANIMATION FOR A STAR TREK VIRAL VIDEO:
"Mr. Worf: I am Beautiful " – Joshua Flynn
Animator Joshua Flynn created this impressive stop motion animated short imaging Mr. Worf’s primping routine as an entry in the Univ. of Glamorgan "Glammies Awards".
BEST STAR TREK REFERENCE IN LIVE-ACTION TV/MOVIE:
"Star Trek sex tape" – The IT Crowd
While shows like CBS’ The Big Bang Theory regularly do Star Trek gags, it was an imagined Star Trek sex tape introduced during a trial that was the most inspired entry for the last year.
BEST STAR TREK REFERENCE IN ANIMATED TV/MOVIE:
"TNG Bridge Chat" – Family Guy "It’s A Trap"
Seth MacFarlane is a huge Trekkie and can’t help but put Trek gags into all his work, and by getting Michael Dorn and Patrick Stewart to inject some Next Generation into the Star Wars spoof "Its A Trap" he wins this category.
BEST STAR TREK REFERENCE IN COMMERCIAL:
"Beam In" – McDonalds Ireland
McDonald’s Ireland had a future-theme for their EuroSaver campaign, and they showed some real Star Trek love (and good special effects) with "Beam In".
BEST VIDEO REVIEW
"Star Trek 2009" by Red Letter Media
Starting with a funny scathing review of Star Trek Generations in 2008 Red Letter Media has become an internet sensation, especially once they took on the Star Wars prequels. Last year the curmudgeonly "Harry S. Plinkett" (aka Mike Stoklasa) took on Star Trek 2009 with a 67-minute review, that is insightful entertaining nit-picking fun. Here is part one, part two is at www.redlettermedia.com.
BEST VIRAL VIDEO FEATURING STAR TREK CELEBRITIES
"Chad and the Alien Toupee" (w/ Bob Picardo & Tim Russ) by FunnyorDie
While Star Trek 2009 stars Zachary Quinto and Zoe Saldana and others have appeared in viral videos over the last year, the most impressive entry came from Star Trek Voyager stars Robert Picardo and Tim Russ with the sci-fi spy spoof "Chad and the Alien Toupee"
TREKKIES CHOICE AWARD:
"Star trek: How It Should Have Ended" – How Should Have Ended
The 1,579,065 views make this hilarious take on how Star Trek 2009 should have ended a big hit with Trekkies and just about everyone else.
PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD:
"Star Trek: Tik Tok (Ke$ha) – Miss Sheenie
Although it may not be the favorite of the Trekkies, with over 1.5 million views since April 2010, this mashup of Star Trek clips with the Ke$ha pop song "Tik Tok" is the biggest Trek-theme music video and one of the biggest viral videos of the the year.
BEST STAR TREK VIRAL VIDEO (COMEDY):
"Star Trek XI Spoof Sweded" – PushIt Films
The PushIt film guys are leaders in the underground filmmaking world of no-budget "Sweded" films, and with their take on Star Trek 2009 they nailed it.
BEST STAR TREK MASHUP:
"For Bill and George" by Paul Sibbald
Our old friend Paul "Spockboy" Sibbald continues to be the king of re-stitching and mashing up clips from Star Trek with original material. His hilarious "For Bill and George" brings Star Trek villains together to comment on the Shatner/Takei feud.
BEST STAR TREK VIRAL SERIES:
"Keeping up with the Cardassians" – PushIt Films
The 11-episode comedy series "Keeping up with the Cardassians", created by Janette Timm, D.B. Levin and an impressive team tells the story of a Trekkie family struggling with adversity and Trek feuds as they travel to the Star Trek con in Las Vegas. Episode 1 is below, visit www.keepingupwiththecardassians.net for more info and more episodes.
BEST STAR OVERALL TREK VIRAL VIDEO:
"Night of the Living Trekkies Book Trailer" – by Irreference
Book publisher Irreference hit it out of the park with this trailer for their Trekkies-turned-zombies book "Night of the Living Trekkies".
Congratulations to all the winners. And to all those creative people who keep Trek alive on the web with their creative videos, keep up the great work.
That’s it for this year’s TrekMovie Star Trek Viral Video Awards, see you next year.
Great choices, I would have to go with this one for best low budget Remake of a Star Trek Trailer!
my favorite is the family guy clips
I totally agree with your choice of Best Overall Star Trek Viral Video, “The Night of the Living Trekkies Book Trailer.” The jokes work and shows we, Trekkers have a sense of humor. And the Red Shirt at the end gets some of the best lines.
mmmm its meekakitty not meekagirl—-i should know thanx to trekmovie.com i went n bought her song on itunes–purrrrr
That person from the Star Trek Girl video should get a small part all beat not a read shirt for the next Star Trek Flim as a Camo!
The Star Trek vs. Star Wars (missing here) was also good. As was the Kirk – Spock “Brokeback Mountain” vid (also missing here). Have no problem with the Tic Tok video, but it wasn’t well edited.
1. “Keeping Up with the Cardassians” — excellent title. Now, to make it a reality show.
2. I still don’t understand why Dr. Crusher was left out of that Family Guy parody. It’s like, there’s even an empty space for her on the bridge.
…Oh, I think I get it now.
Anthony…these awards are for viral vids from the last year, not all time. So things like brokeback trek from 2007 dont qualify
Love ’em. Night of the Living Trekkies is a dream come true.
My own video plug as well: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBNjUuVx2f8
There’s a reason why Ke$ha’s Tik Tok wasn’t well liked. SHE CAN’T BLOODY SING!!! My god, man! Has she been able to stay on key once in her life?
how come GeneralGrin’s TNG edits are never mentioned? they’re my favorite vids on youtube
I like the TikTok Trek video. My favorite of all of these.
I really like the “How it Should Have Ended”.
My god it (Trek) is 45 this year!
I just got over the 40th!
Hey Josh. Wait till the big 50 year bash. Lol.
I like all of the choices. But Family Guy is the best. Very Funny stuff.
For those that missed it as it was way back in 2008, we also did a ‘Animated’ trailer for JJ’s Trek: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g90C7qyR1Qk
That one of the girl dancing to the Star Trek thing was adorable! I only wish there were more kids like her out there. (by the way, did anybody else think the fact that the episode they were watching was “Amok Time” was funny as hell?)
And Captain Kirk as Ke$ha…what can I say?
Matt Berry from the IT Crowd is so talented. He was Sanchez on Garth Marenghi’s Dark Place and also played himself along with Rich Fulcher in Snuffbox, both too short-lived British TV series. Matt’s solo music albums are wonderful.
Spockboy gets my vote every time!
Not only are his mashups funny, but the video quality and editing are beautiful! I hope we see more from him this year.
My favourite is the Girls on Film redo of the Hella Bar Talk scene, but I still wish they’d subtly re-jigged the dialogue so that Kirk & Pike referred to each-other as females; that incongruity is the only thing that jars me out of an otherwise excellent performance.
It wouldn’t’ve been that hard, mostly just swapping genders, and even the line “if you’re half the man your father was” could’ve been changed to “if you’re half the Kirk your father was”…
Thanks so much guys (and Enterprisingguy)
I did a better version of the Balok thing (much better music anyway)
I’ll be your star trek oh I’ll be your star trek girl. I’ll be your star trek– BE.YOUR.STAR.TREK.GIRL!!
The Trololololo Guy I never saw before but the vibes are very similar to say Andy Kaufman singing….Kaufman woulda liked this singing guy heheheh
Yah the Zombie Trek Trailer was so good I passed it on to a friend who works at Boeing lots of trek fans there….he said they all wanted to know when the Movie or video was coming out..they were not interested in the graphic novel but they wanted to watch that movie hahaah
Tell your friend at Boeing its a novel, not a graphic novel. Would love it to be a movie. Maybe soon…
yep Kevin now that is a sign of a really good trailer when the trailer is more interesting than thebook or stories its promoting haha.
In other words, “It was a bad year for Star Trek videos”. Brevity, people – look into it.
The Girls On Film Star Trek scene was pretty awesome. I just looked at there site and they just did an awesome scene from No Country For Old Men!! These girls are really doing good work… and the directors images are spot on.
check out the latest episode here http://www.thegirlsonfilm.com
This was different:
Star Trek: Mormon Mommy sings Klingon “I am a Child of God”
Not that many hits though.