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.