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May 24, 2012 12:44 PM   Subscribe

Khan
posted by fearfulsymmetry (41 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA...
posted by Artw at 12:45 PM on May 24, 2012 [2 favorites]


...AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA...
posted by Etrigan at 12:48 PM on May 24, 2012 [2 favorites]


OMG the YouTube comments!!! Made my day.
posted by stormpooper at 12:48 PM on May 24, 2012


Obligatory.
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 12:50 PM on May 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


In case anyone is wondering, this is not a SLYT, each of the letters in "Khan" is a different link explaining the context.

(I didn't mouse over "Khan" at first, and was just wretchedly confused.)
posted by King Bee at 12:51 PM on May 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


"KH(Ax)N" for x=1 to 100
posted by benito.strauss at 12:52 PM on May 24, 2012 [8 favorites]


...AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA...
posted by Artw at 12:53 PM on May 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


...AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA...
posted by Atreides at 12:55 PM on May 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


...AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA...
posted by zombieflanders at 12:57 PM on May 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


...MBO BREAKER!
posted by zombieflanders at 12:57 PM on May 24, 2012 [25 favorites]


Evidently I "made" this in 2004. I don't know why, but I know I ought to be ashamed.
posted by uncleozzy at 1:00 PM on May 24, 2012 [6 favorites]


Man, that's some intense condescension packed into that LA Times piece. Upon close examination, we discovered there's "even strong acting" in the clip! Shocking!
posted by RogerB at 1:00 PM on May 24, 2012


Previously
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 1:00 PM on May 24, 2012 [2 favorites]


I actually just watched Wrath of Khan again the other night, in glorious HD. What a damn fine movie that is. Sometimes The high-water mark of the original Star Trek films, to be sure, and a fine example of what makes Star Trek a superior world to Star Wars (and I say this as someon who loved Stars Wars over Star Trek in my error-prone adolescent days).

And Shatner gets a lot of shit but he's really quite talented.
posted by Doleful Creature at 1:16 PM on May 24, 2012 [17 favorites]


KH-..KH-..KH-..KH-..KH-..KH-..
posted by pyrex at 1:26 PM on May 24, 2012


I was hoping this was going to be a post about Benedict Cumberbatch.
posted by Dr. Zira at 1:28 PM on May 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


Considering it's a homonym for "Con", I often use the cry to express my opinion of Right Wingers.
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:28 PM on May 24, 2012 [2 favorites]


Newman!
posted by Flood at 1:36 PM on May 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


Art!

AAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRT!
posted by bicyclefish at 1:41 PM on May 24, 2012


I shall leave you as you left me, as you left her, marooned for all eternity in the center of a pretentious art installation...buried alive...

...Buried ALIVE!!!

[triumphant shudder]


Also, I strongly agree with everything Doeful Creature said.
posted by KHAAAN! at 2:05 PM on May 24, 2012 [3 favorites]


Tonight on... Celebrity 911, we devote the whole hour to police calls involving James Caan... From The Critic
posted by JHarris at 2:20 PM on May 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


And for no good reason, from the same show: HEE HAW: The Next Generation
posted by JHarris at 2:22 PM on May 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


This, and Spock's death scene, are the ne plus ultra of Trek. I poop on J. J. Abrams for thinking he can reboot this.
posted by XMLicious at 2:24 PM on May 24, 2012 [3 favorites]


Back in 2009, I had too much time on my hands and made ... something.

Last year, I had a little more time and revised it. The result was a 39-minute continuous mix that mashes samples from Wrath of Khan with whole tracks from Kanye West's 808s & Heartbreaks.

So in the spirit of this post, I bring you: Wrath of Khanye.
posted by grabbingsand at 2:28 PM on May 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


Coincidentally, they just replayed the Radiolab episode on loops the other day. Oh, wait, isn't Radiolab the one y'all hate?
posted by rikschell at 2:29 PM on May 24, 2012


...pans over 60 foot long model of spaceship exterior, very slowly, AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAing all the way...
posted by Artw at 2:30 PM on May 24, 2012


Khaaaann!
posted by scalefree at 4:21 PM on May 24, 2012


Let me try that again.

Khaaann!
posted by scalefree at 4:22 PM on May 24, 2012 [2 favorites]


Also: Khaaaann!
posted by scalefree at 4:23 PM on May 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


He tasks me.
posted by Devils Rancher at 5:05 PM on May 24, 2012 [4 favorites]


The ashes of late actor James Doohan, who played chief engineer Montgomery Scott in the original "Star Trek" television series and a series of subsequent films, were on the SpaceX rocket that launched a private spacecraft into orbit this week.
Not counting the previous transporter malfunction.
posted by XMLicious at 6:14 PM on May 24, 2012


Wrath of Khan indeed- after a year of study with Khan Academy,i just placed into Pre-Calc for the fall, when I go back to school.
posted by spinifex23 at 6:57 PM on May 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


After the "oh my god it's another shot of the Enterprise flying through weird colored shit look V'gerzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz" that was "Star Trek: The Motion Picture," this was exactly what the series needed. Montalban and Shatner tearing off whole portions of the set and chewing it at each other.

As another Star Wars-skewing teen, I didn't appreciate it at the time, but my college boyfriend showed me the error of my thinking.
posted by computech_apolloniajames at 7:18 PM on May 24, 2012


I'm a big fan of Star Trek: The Motion Picture but I have to admit that it's damn weird that the film more or less sidelines Kirk in favor of Spock, some nobodies, and a very big spaceship.
posted by Artw at 7:33 PM on May 24, 2012


Artw, don't get me wrong, there's quite a bit I enjoyed about STTMP, not the least of which was that scary as hell transporter malfunction scene.
posted by computech_apolloniajames at 8:04 PM on May 24, 2012


Still, there's two wildly different views of what makes Star Trek great going on in those two movies, the coldly cerebal Motion Picture versus Kirks emotional roller-coaster in Khan. TBH I can't imagine them getting far making more movies like the first.
posted by Artw at 9:55 PM on May 24, 2012


After careful study I think it's hand gesture that really sells it and raises it to the sublime... no mere ordinary actor would go there.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 1:49 AM on May 25, 2012


In the interest of equal-time: LOUSY HUMAN BASTARD!
posted by steef at 5:41 AM on May 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'm a big fan of Star Trek: The Motion Picture but I have to admit that it's damn weird that the film more or less sidelines Kirk in favor of Spock, some nobodies, and a very big spaceship.

STTMP was the result of a planned TV series (Star Trek: Phase II) being "upgraded" to a movie after Star Wars and Close Encounters showed that people would actually pay to see spaceships, hence the... next generation of crew, if you will. When audiences had exactly the same reaction you did, the franchise was reset to the old crew and the nobodies were jettisoned.
posted by Etrigan at 6:23 AM on May 25, 2012


Plus they ended up bogging off to explore "higher dimensions" anyway.
posted by Artw at 1:06 PM on May 25, 2012


You Klingon sons! You killed my bastard!
posted by plinth at 6:22 PM on May 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


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