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.
Since coming out, George Takei, Star Trek’s original Sulu, has been an outspoken proponent for gay rights and issues. And this week has made a new video to take on the issue of gay bullying and quite emphatically taking on an Arkansas school board official who made news last week for comments he made about gay teens. Watch the video below, plus another video from Star Trek’s Zachary Quinto.
Sir Patrick Stewart, Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Captain Jean Luc Picard, is not Jewish, he does support the American Jewish World Service charity, and to show his support he appears in a funny new public service announcement, along with a number of other celebrities. Watch the video below.
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.
Veteran Star Trek designer Doug Drexler has another great video blog where he interviews classic TOS actor Michael Forest ("Who Mourns for Adonais"), shows off cool behind the scenes video of the team working on the USS Enterprise D model, plus a blooper reel from Enterprise, and more. 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.
It seems that Star Trek celebs doing Funny or Die viral videos is the in thing. This week it is John Cho, Star Trek’s new Sulu, in a satirical PSA about the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy. Check it out below.
The ongoing war between Star Wars and Star Trek has been fought between fans for decades. It is also the subject of many mash-up videos, but a new one is particularly well done and has been going viral for the last week. Check it out below.
Following in the footsteps of Zachary Quinto and Zoe Saldana, Star Trek Voyager stars Robert Picardo and Tim Russ have a new Funny or Die video – a sci-fi spy spoof called "Chad and the Alien Toupee". Check that out below, plus some excerpts from an interview where Picardo talks about the Voyager finale and the notion of a Voyager reunion.
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.
Star Trek just had its 44th anniversary, but apparently the show is still able to capture new viewers. Our video of the day is set to Adorable Alert with a 2 year old girl dancing and singing to the original theme for Star Trek. And if you have a Star Trek toddler, we have a link to the perfect outfit.
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.
There has been a lot of talk this year about the link between Star Trek and Apple’s new iPad. But it seems that Apple isn’t the only maker of a pad that sees a Star Trek connection. Today’s image of the day has a feminine product promotion that is out of this world.
The image of the day is an infographic from today’s edition of the Swedish newspaper Sydsvenskan, which has a two page spread using Star Trek characters to explain how municipal politics work in the town of Lund.
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.
One of the cooler new effects in the 2009 Star Trek movie was the "go to warp" effect. The video of the day looks at how the warp effect has changed over the last three decades in the eleven Star Trek feature films. Check it out below.
Move over Keyboard Cat, make room for Gloria. Have you ever scheduled a night of playing "Star Trek: The Game" and couldn’t find any players, forcing you to play with your cat? No? Well our video of the day shows you how that might go down.
A Star Trek-themed video is going viral today featuring a Trek fan who decided to add lyrics to the theme for Star Trek: The Next Generation. Check out the TNG song 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.
Last Friday night Star Trek’s William Shatner was at San Diego Comic Con where he was signing at the con followed by a party on the USS Midway. And because he is The Shat, he flew a helicopter between the two, making a grand "Mission Accomplished" entrance to his MyOuterSpace.com launch party. Watch video below.
The video of the day is actually from way back inthe 1970s, when some kids got together and shot a Super-8 Star Trek short film. In 2009 some of the same kinds, now all grown up, added the voices, music and sound effects and uploaded their short film to the YouTube. Check out the final result below.
Is the Klingon invasion real? A few days ago we reported that a sculpture on a mountain bike trail in Scotland warned of the Empire taking over Earth. And yesterday the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System claimed that they have "met the demands" of a Klingon invasion force and replaced all the signage at one of their trolley stations for signs in Klingon. Check out video and photo below.
Is it possible to find love at a Star Trek convention? Well one Trekkie made a love connection at a recent con in San Francisco, but then lost contact. He and a friend have made a short film to help him reconnect with his Trekkie dream girl. Check it out 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
A new mashup from a regular popular masher is going viral this week. “Data’s Achievements” showcases some of questionable art from Star Trek: The Next Generation’s favorite android Data. Check it out below.
Today we share a video from a Swedish composer who has composed a piece of music and put together a very nice video that is his tribute to the Star Trek saga, tying together the original and the new Star Trek.
If you have ever had the pleasure to see original Star Trek icons Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner together at a Trek convention you may have heard the infamous bike stealing story. A fun video of a telling of the story from a con from the past has gone viral and is worth checking out, watch it below.
A little birdy has tipped me off to fightingthedead.com, a new teaser site for a sci-fi/genre TV project for 2008. Not sure what network or what it is called (possibly ‘Fighting the Dead’?), but apparently it involves many Star Trek veterans from in front and behind the camera. Once at the site you may even be able to distinguish one of their voices.