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Writing, comics and random thoughts from really a rather vulgar man
RiffTrax shoves Trekkies down and rubs their faces in the mud 
Friday, June 13th, 2008 | 02:04 pm [humor, mst3k, star trek, video]
Steve
Remember Star Trek: New Voyages, the ongoing fan film project I mocked in comic form almost two years ago? They're the guys who have made a name for themselves in the arena of fan fiction by filming on actual sets with actual cameras while wearing actual costumes, and by convincing actual actors who have previously appeared in actual Star Trek shows to work with them.  They also distinguish themselves by not making graphic Kirk/Spock/McCoy three-ways the centerpieces of their stories. Their most recent episode was "World Enough and Time," featuring George Takei reprising his role as Sulu. Recall that one?

Anyway, Mike Nelson and his crack team of Mystery Science Theater 3000 alumni were finally hipped to this project's existence, and they have waded into the fray with gusto. Now available at the RiffTrax website are commentaries by Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett for "World Enough and Time," and the previous New Voyages episode, Walter Koenig's epic return to the role of Chekov, "To Serve All My Days." You can download the complete episode riffs for only $2.99 apiece, which I'd say is well worth it for the hours of hilarity which will ensue.

Or, if you're a fucking cheapskate, you can wet your beak with this little sample of the Chekov episode via YouTube:

By the way, they call themselves Star Trek: Phase II now.  The web address is still the same, though.
Comments 
Friday, June 13th, 2008 | 06:32 pm (UTC)
I love rifftrax.
Friday, June 13th, 2008 | 06:35 pm (UTC)
Word.
Monday, June 16th, 2008 | 01:31 am (UTC)
Anonymous
That Spock really was creepy-lookin', wasn't he?

--Varjak
Monday, June 16th, 2008 | 02:03 pm (UTC)
I always thought he looked like a teenage Spock who hadn't grown into his ears yet, but on the Riff, Kevin and Bill liken him to Karloff's Frankenstein monster, which also works.
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