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We are all too familiar with the crewmember doomed to a certain fate who sports a red shirt. We have seen the terrible end for those brave crimson-clad crewmen time and time again. One man has taken this morose trope from the screen and turned it into a reality at the last Emerald City Comic Con (ECCC)!
The one and only piece of advertising we’ve seen so far for Star Trek Beyond is the 1 minute 30 second trailer that debuted back in December. The spot was met with heavy criticism from fans and critics alike who were vindicated when the film’s co-writer and co-star Simon Pegg essentially apologized for the action packed advert. Now, YouTuber Auralnauts gives us his take on how Captain Kirk and his crew would react to seeing the trailer.
Long time friend of the site Paul “Spockboy” Sibbald has a great new goofy Trek video out. This time he’s made a mashup that celebrates two classic TV shows that turn 50 this year, Batman and of course Star Trek. Click through for the full video.
Dressing in drag is old hat in the theater world. Back in the olden days when women were not allowed to be professional actors it was a utilitarian device. In modern times it’s often used for comedic effect. For me, however, drag is best when it doesn’t just entertain, but makes us reexamine the traditional roles of men and women. A new Star Trek drag show, now playing this month at the Oasis Bar in San Francisco, does just that.
The fan series “The Red Shirt Diaries” launches its’ second season today, and we have the first to episode to share with you.
Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz spoke out today on what is surely the only real question we should be asking candidates for the highest office in the United States: Kirk or Picard? In a New York Times interview, the Texas senator picked Kirk as the best captain, stating, “I think it is quite likely that Kirk is a Republican and Picard is a Democrat.”
Marking the unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day is a holiday in the United States for honoring those who died serving in the Armed Forces. We don’t know if Starfleet has any such celebration, but it probably needs one – Memory Alpha exhaustively details the many, many Starfleet crew who died in the 22nd, 23rd, and 24th Centuries. But until we have an official Starfleet Memorial Day, we’d like to recommend the following five episodes to watch this weekend to honor the fallen Redshirts among us.
For those who may live elsewhere (or need a last-minute reminder) April 15 is Tax Day in the United States. HBO comedy host John Oliver recently reminded everyone on his program of this with an extended segment about the IRS, one which featured an in-house produced Star Trek instructional/parody film.
While there may not be as many Trekkers who love the NBC comedy Parks and Recreation as say Game of Thrones, I imagine there are still some. I had this brilliant idea for a crossover with Parks and Rec, which will air its farewell episode tomorrow, which I can probably now share.
Stephen Colbert once again showed his love for Star Trek on last night’s The Colbert Report with an extended comparison between the episode "A Taste of Armageddon" and next week’s midterm elections in the US, and he also got a hand from George Takei. Watch it below.
The folks at the Cracked Studios have a brand new comedy webseries which is inspired by Star Trek, taking you to life below decks on "Starship Icarus." The show launched last week and all four episodes of the first season are now online. Watch them below.
This week Ensign Williams has to deal with a loss of one of her fellow redshirts, but she gains an android as she chronicles the events of the Star Trek episode “What Are Little Girls Made Of?”
Harry Mudd is causing all sorts of chaos on board the USS Enterprise which is making life hard for Ensign Williams recording her latest diary. Catch the latest The Red Shirt Diaries episode, set during the events of the Star Trek episode "Mudd’s Women."
Ensign Williams has to deal with not one but two Captain Kirks as she blogs from behind the scenes during the events of the Star Trek episode "The Enemy Within."
Tonight NBC’s Saturday Night Live kicks off their 40th season. Over the years the show has had some fun with another show that began decades ago on NBC – Star Trek. We have compiled 5 Star Trek sketches from over the years starting with a sketch from the first season in 1976 all the way through to 2009. Watch them below.
George Takei has lent his voice to a animated web series where he dons his Star Trek uniform and wields a phaser in a Star Trek/Taken mashup. Watch it below.
Things are going a bit crazy on board the USS Enterprise. Get a peek at what life was like for Ensign Williams during the Star Trek episode "The Naked Time."
The adventures of security officer Ensign Williams on board the USS Enterprise continue with the third episode of the parody webseries The Red Shirt Diaries. This week’s "diary" goes back to the events of the original Star Trek episode "Where No Man Has Gone Before," and gives us some backstory on Williams. Watch it below, plus find out how you can win a tribble.
The second episode of the Star Trek parody web series The Red Shirt Diaries went online this morning. This week Ensign Williams has to deal with the loss of a fellow red shirt – zapped away during the episode "Charlie X." watch it below.
A week from today the new Star Trek parody webseries Red Shirt Diaries premiere and TrekMovie has a couple of clips, including an exclusive, plus all the details on the new show.
Taking a break from the San Diego Comic-Con news, tonight we present you with a couple of new Star Trek humor videos: one introducing the truth behind JJ Abrams’ lens flares and another explores Trek children naming.