Game Reviews

We Review: Star Trek: The Video Game

Like a certain sexually transmitted disease, it seems that we’ll never be rid of shameless game tie-ins. Just a few weeks ago, The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct was met with some disdain from gamers and critics alike for being dead boring. And now, Star Trek the video game comes under fire. Despite the (best?) intentions of the developers, by the time the last credit has rolled, Star Trek does nothing to stem the tide of tired tie-ins. A terrible movie may be finished in an hour or two but game tie-ins often need to be endured for much longer. Several hours later and I’ve concluded the captain’s log on Star Trek, a video game that does not reach warp speed but sputters into mediocrity.

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Strange Spaceship Skeletons

If you liked Jason Freeny’s anatomical sculptures, chances are you’ll appreciate Josh Lane’s inner look at some pop culture vehicles.

The designer from Kansas City imagines what lies beneath the exteriors of fictional spaceships like the TARDIS with its bony chest and two hearts. Lane sketches similarly strange skeletal structures for Serenity, the NCC-1701, a Colonial Viper, and the Millennium Falcon. Have a look at them all after the jump.

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The Picard Song

Darryn Bonthuys, from Extra Life, if you’re reading this, I hate you. The epicness that is Jean-Luc Picard is now stuck in my head.

[via Darrangedd on Twitter]

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Tik Tok To The Future

Ke$ha is everywhere and you cannot escape her, not even in the future as Marty McFly and the Doc Brown discovered. Check out Tik Tok To The Future below.

If you liked that mashup, join the crew of the Starship Enterprise as they journey to the galaxy of terrible music. See Star Trek: Tik Tok after the jump.

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Star Trek As The A-Team

As you may have read on the Intertubes, South African actor and District 9 star Sharlto Copley is in final negotiations to play the role of oddball chopper pilot, Captain “Howling Mad” Murdock, in in the upcoming A-Team movie (which we blogged about earlier).

Rounding up the team will be Liam Neeson as John ‘Hannibal’ Smith, Bradley Cooper as the Faceman, and former UFC world light heavyweight champion Quinton (Rampage) Jackson as Sgt. B.A. Baracus. Jessica Biel is linked to the project where she will be trying to act herself out of a paper bag, a task which frequent commenter Macross seems to think is impossible ;-)

He also passed this most amusing mashup onto us. It’s a parody of the A-Team theme song starring the cast of Star Trek. Check it out.

Now wasn’t that just a ball of awesome? Thanks Macross!

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Star Trek Meets Monty Python

We’ve featured a couple of Star Wars mashups on the blog, most notably Han Solo, P.I. We haven’t really covered much in the way of Star Trek aside from mentioning that smut magazine Hustler have made a XXX parody called This Ain’t Star Trek.

And we’d like to take a step in correcting the imbalance by showing you this – a movie mashup of the funniest Monty Python song, “Knights of the Round Table”, performed by the cast of Star Trek. Check it out below.

[Thanks Lucy!]

Link Loving

Link Loving – June 3, 2009

I’ve got a metric fuckton of work that needs to be done today or it’s my ass in the sling. Ergo, here are some links for you to chew on.

Oh, and if you haven’t done so already, don’t forget to enter our Love Jozi t-shirt giveaway. It ends midnight June 7th.

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This Ain’t Star Trek: A Hustler Porn Parody

Somewhere out there, a person’s (wet) dream has just been realized. Hustler is due to release a Star Trek porno a few days after the new film drops.

Hustler will boldly go where many had gone before, and their much-anticipated magnum opus entitled This Ain’t Star Trek XXX and will be available for download on May 12th. Check out the trailer [SFW].

Incidentally, of the more than 100 offenders the Child Exploitation Section of the Toronto Sex Crimes Unit arrested between 2001 and 2005, all but one had been a hard-core Trekkie. It doesn’t mean that watching Star Trek makes you a paedophile; it does mean that if you’re a pedophile, odds are you’ve watched a lot of Star Trek :silly:

[via The Daily What]

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Head-to-Head: Starship Enterprise vs. Battlestar Galactica

So the final season of Battlestar Galactica on it’s way and a new Star Trek movie due out this year. Not being a fan of neither,  it’s unsurprising that I’ve never wondered which vessel from the two franchises would win out in a ship-to-ship match. Thankfully, the interweb is awash with sci-fi fans nerds all too ready to flex their brain muscle, comparing and contrasting the tech on both ships, and choosing a winner.

So join DVICE in their inaugural sci-fi tech contest – Starship Enterprise vs Battlestar Galactica.

Hit the jump if you just want to know who the winner is.