Is Star Trek funny? Well the video of the day re-envisions Star Trek: The Next Generation as a sitcom, complete with canned laugh track and a new jaunty credits sequence mashup. Check it out below.
The Star Trek viral video of the day comes from the San Francisco theater group The Dark Room who have re-imagined a classic Gil Scott-Heron song into the video "The Federation Will Not Be Televised" all to promote their upcoming live Star Trek performances of "The Way To Eden." Check it out below
The stop motion animated comedy Robot Chicken often has Star Trek gags. However, even though they have done three dedicated Star Wars specials, the show’s co-creator says the Star Trek universe isn’t "expansive" enough to justify its own dedicated episode. But he does promise more Trek sketches are coming up soon. Details below, plus a video compilation of every Star Trek segment on Robot Chicken ever.
Today we have news on another Star Trek parody web series. Launching later in July, Voyage Trekkers answers the question: what are the adventures of the worst starship and crew like? Find out more below plus watch the trailer.
In June TrekMovie posted the first two episodes of Transolar Galactica, a web series that spoofs Star Trek, especially the look of the 2009 Star Trek movie. The third episode has been released and you can watch that below.
The new webseries "Transolar Galactica" sounds like it is related to Battlestar Galactica, but it is actually more of a spoof of the new Star Trek movie, right down to the copious use of lens flares. So far two short episodes have been released, and you can watch them both below.
Sir Patrick Stewart put on his Jean Luc Picard costume from Star Trek: The Next Generation for a skit on the UK’s Channel 4 TV. In addition, Sir Patrick is returning to Paramount sci-fi as the narrator in a new "War of the Worlds" video game. Details below.
Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks joined Star Trek’s Simon Pegg on The Graham Norton Show last night where the pair nerded out on their shared love for Trek. Pegg ‘beamed’ Hanks up, Hanks expressed interest in appearing in the next Star Trek movie and he and Pegg even held a mini Star Trek trivia contest. Watch how it all worked out below.
A funny new fake trailer called "George Lucas Strikes Back" is going viral this week. It features the "real" George Lucas who has apparently been held captive while an impostor released the prequels as part of an insidious plot. What does this have to do with Star Trek? Well watch the trailer below to find out.
Phoenix Comic Con kicked off in earnest on Friday and a highlight of the day was "story time with Wil Wheaton." Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Wil Wheaton read some of his recent stories, and TrekMovie has video of Wheaton’s hilarious A/V presentation of his recap of the TNG episode "Justice."
There is a new Star Trek themed video that has gone viral on the web with over 130,000 views in the last couple of days. The funny new vid cleverly remixes a scene from Star Trek: The Next Generation to create a rap performance from Commander Data – about his cat.
Tonight in William Shatner is in Ottawa to receive the Canadian Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement. TrekMovie has been provided with a (funny) video that is being shown as part of the event, which features William Shatner singing "O Canada." Watch that below.
Yesterday a German news station had a major image fail. While covering the US Navy SEALs operation to kill Osama bin Laden they mistook a Star Trek fan-made emblem for the Maquis for the actual SEAL Team Six emblem. Check it out below.
The fifth episode of Brent Spiner’s Fresh Hell went online today. Star Trek: The Next Generation’s “Brent Spiner” solicits the help of a new age personal manager and wraps up the first set of episodes from Spiner’s new webseries.
Another week and another Star Trek reference on the CBS comedy The Big Bang Theory. This time Sheldon takes a lesson from Captain Kirk and activates a self destruct countdown. Watch it below.
The fourth episode of Brent Spiner’s new webseries Fresh Hell went online today. Star Trek: The Next Generation’s “Brent Spiner” is trying to get past "the incident" and get a new agent, but things don’t go exactly as planned.
The third episode of Brent Spiner’s new webseries Fresh Hell went online today. This time Star Trek: The Next Generation’s “Brent Spiner” has to deal with a Trek heckler while performing on stage trying to impress some Hollywood agents.
Star Trek’s 3rd series Deep Space Nine was led by the very serious Captain Benjamin Sisko. Avery Brooks brought an intensity to his Sisko that fit the shows tone, but often involved raising his voice. Now a new video has compiled some great moments in Sisko yelling. Watch it below
Today the Rifftrax team, who record Mystery Science Theater 3000-style silly commentaries for movies and TV, have released a new commentary track for Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn. More details plus a sample below.
Once again Seth MacFarlane has turned to Star Trek for a joke on one of his animated shows. Last night’s gag on The Family Guy was all about Mr. Sulu. Watch the Hulu clip below.
On last night’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, the host paid homage to Glenn Beck who is departing his show at FOX, and in so doing brought a certain sci-fi franchise into the mix identifying Star Trek as part of a vast conspiracy. Watch the Hulu clip below.
The new Broadway play Spider-man: Turn Off The Dark, has made a lot of news with its difficulties, including problems with keeping cast members due to injuries. Well Star Trek’s George Takei has decided he is the solution to all their problems with his new video audition for the role of Spider-man.
April Fools Day is as good a time as any to bring back The Great Links with a look at the few online Star Trek pranks today. And keeping with the funnies, we take a look at some recent Star Trek themed web comics and some funny new video mashups. So dive in below.
Excitement is building for the Star Trek sequel which is hoped to be going into production this summer. And our video of the day is from a geek girl actress who appears willing do just about anything to land a part on JJ Abrams second Star Trek. Check it out below.
Another weekend and another Seth MacFarlane FOX animated comedy Star Trek reference. This time Mr. Worf showed up in a traffic jam on The Cleveland Show on Sunday, watch the clip below…and maybe help translate some Klingon.
Today we have a dancing theme for two viral videos to share. The first comes from the PAX gaming show held over the weekend with a Trekkie in TNG costume becoming a dancing machine. Then we have another recent upload with a group of Trekkies doing a TOS-era Starfleet v Klingon dance-off. Check them both out below.
Yoostar 2, the new "movie karaoke" game for Playstation 3 and XBox 360, was released this week. And to promote it Yoostar has put out some demo scenes starring Jay Baruchel (She’s Out of Your League). See below for his take on the "Trouble with Tribbles" scene from the original Star Trek.
A hilarious new Star Trek video is going viral on the web and has even got the notice of Star Trek co-writer/producer Damon Lindelof. The video answers the the question "What’s In Spock’s Scanner?" with an imagined 23rd century social networking answer.
Last night once again Seth MacFarlane’s animated FOX comedy The Family Guy, went to Star Trek. This time there was a Trek homage subplot right out of Star Trek’s "The Enemy Within", plus a cameo from Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Patrick Stewart. There was also a brief Star Trek call out on The Simpsons. Check it all out below
Actor Christian Slater showed his Star Trek fandom two decades ago with a Star Trek VI cameo, and now he is bringing his inner Trekkie to his new Fox sitcom Breaking In, where he worked in an original series Star Trek captain’s chair for his character. Check out a clip of Slater and his Kirk chair below.