It seems that Star Trek-themed viral videos are all the rage. In the last few days a new one takes a popular video game and brings it into the 24th century. Check it out below.
Today a new viral video was released with a song and music video that may be the ultimate sci-fi genre/mashup, full of references to Star Trek, Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica and more. Check out "Tonight I’m Frakking You" below.
LeVar Burton, Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Geordi LaForge, has become the third Star Trek vet to do a cameo on the CBS comedy The Big Bang Theory this season. Today the actor tweeted that he had wrapped up work. We also have video of the Trek gag from last week’s Big Bang episode.
Once again the nerdy CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory delved into the final frontier with a Star Trek gag. Last night’s episode had the Federation/Romulan Neutral Zone work its way into a bed-time talk, watch the clip below.
It has been said that there are many lessons that can be learned from Star Trek. The latest viral video making the rounds on the interwebs borrows from the classic TOS episode "Amok Time" and others, retelling them as a 1950’s style instructional video about controlling your anger. Check it out below.
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.
Last night the nerdy CBS comedy The Big Bang Theory once again looked to Star Trek. This time Sheldon suggests that Star Trek: The Motion Picture taught an important lesson in how the Vulcan ritual of Kolinahr can be a way to suppress the sex drive. Watch it below.
The video of the day has Star Trek invading the video social networking site Chat Roulette. Watch the video below to see how people deal when confronted with a Starfleet crew trying to open hailing frequencies.
The NBC spy series Chuck has has a few Star Trek reference and guest cameos over the years, with another coming last night, in the form of a Vulcan nerve pinch ‘learned from Star Trek’. Check it out below.
For the second week in a row, the CBS comedy The Big Bang Theory dipped into Star Trek, and last night they had the help of Next Generation star Wil Wheaton, once again facing off against his nemesis Sheldon. Watch the clip below.
On Sunday night Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Sir Patrick Stewart made his second voice cameo on Family Guy this season, you can watch the clip below. Plus we have links to new interviews from Sir Patrick.
The notion of a "friend" has been redefined by the popular social networking site Facebook. Well Jimmy Kimmel has decided it is time to give up on your hundreds and thousands of ‘friends’ and got William Shatner to help him announce "National UnFriend Day". Watch the video below.
Another video treat for the day comes from an ABC News interview with comedian Will Ferrell, who reveals that he began his career doing Star Trek comedy. Watch Will sing the theme to Star Trek below.
Last night once again the nerdy CBS comedy The Big Bang Theory got dipped into Star Trek for some laughs. The episode featured a Gorn, plus inspiration from James T. Kirk’s solution to the Kobayashi Maru scenario. Watch clips below, plus a promo for next week’s episode featuring Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Wil Wheaton.
Once again Star Trek’s original James T Kirk demonstrates that he is the king of all media. William Shatner was a guest last night on the Lopez Tonight and he performed a hilarious cover of the Cee Lo Green Song "F**k You". Watch the video below
Star Trek fans are notoriously nitpicky and an Australian news site found that out this week and went so far as to publish an apology for getting their facts wrong in an article talking about Enterprises.
Yesterday Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert held the "Rally To Restore Sanity and/or Fear" in Washington DC. Part of the 3-hour event included a debate between the two on reason vs. fear and Star Trek (and Star Wars) played key parts. Watch the video below.
We have a special Halloween themed image of the day that takes a "six degrees of Kevin Bacon" look at LeVar Burton and finds that Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Geordi LaForge is at the nexus of the horror universe. Check it out below.
While many geeks may prefer the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory for their cultural references, the NBC comedy Community, also airing at 8PM on Thursdays, is also full of pop culture, including last night’s episode which dipped into Star Trek. And next week it looks like they will have more Trek fun. Watch the clips below.
Mad Magazine has a new animated TV spinoff on the Cartoon Network and in September they took on the 2009 Star Trek movie. You can watch the animated parody below, plus TrekMovie looks at the long history of Star Trek and Mad Magazine (and MADtv). So get started with all the Star Blecch below.
2010 continues to be the year of the Klingons. Today the Empire appears to have invaded British politics, with a Star Trek-themed discussion on a UK panel show about how the Klingons would fit into the government. Watch the clip below.
Last night the 9th season of the animated FOX comedy Family Guy premiered, and the special 1-hour episode "And Then There Were Fewer" contained a cameo from Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Sir Patrick Stewart, as a cat. Watch it below, plus the new National Car Rental commercial featuring Stewart’s voice over.
The nerdy CBS comedy The Big Bang Theory is well known for referencing sci-fi and especially Star Trek, and so to announce their move from Monday to Thursday they made a Trek-errific promo, check it out below.
Our old pal Paul "Spockboy" Sibbald has another one of his Star Trek gag videos, and this one might be his best. For his latest viral video, Paul takes on the feud between William Shatner and George Takei, with humorous results. Check it out below.
The publishers of two new Star Trek related books have released video promos worth checking out. We have a funny "book trailer" for the zombie/Trek mashup "Night of the Living Trekkies". Plus there is a new video preview/promo for the photo book "Star Trek The Original Series: 365". Check them both out below.
Red Letter Media has become an Internet sensation with their lengthy detailed (and scathing) “Harry Plinkett” video reviews of the Star Wars prequels and the TNG era movies. Today they released their review of the 2009 Star Trek movie and so you would expect it got ripped to shreds right? Wrong. Watch how it works out below.
At a Television Critics Association event today, the FX cable channel announced they had ordered a pilot for a comedy series that sounds like a parody of Star Trek. The new show called "Alabama" will be set on a starship in the future and comes from the team behind Reno 911. More details below.
This week two comedy shows on two sides of the Atlantic went to the final frontier for gags. The more elaborate of these was the finale episode for the fourth season of the UK’s The IT Crowd, with a Star Trek sex tape. USA Network’s Psych also dipped into Star Trek, using Geordi’s VISOR.
The Summer of 2010 seems to be a great time for live Star Trek. We now have news of three more live Star Trek comedy shows. Starting next week fans in Kansas City, KS will tremble in fear to "Khaaaan! The Musical". And there are also Star Trek comedy shows happening this week in New York City and Dallas, TX. Get all the details below.
Today Zoe Saldana proved that Zachary Quinto isn’t the only new Star Trek crewperson who can do the viral comedy video thing. Star Trek’s new Uhura co-stars along with Kate Bosworth in a new Funny or Die video titled "Idiots". Check it out below