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June 3, 2014 12:17 PM   Subscribe

Star Trek scenes of crews reacting to collisions and/or explosions + video stabilization software + soundtrack from Lil Jon = Turn Down for Trek.

The stabilized video is courtesy of the StarTrekStabilized subreddit, where you can find examples of very dramatic dancing, some more subtle adjustments, and a Worf-centric tumble.

For more diversity in your stabilized images and videos, there's a subreddit for that, too.
posted by filthy light thief (21 comments total) 35 users marked this as a favorite

 
Riker, as always, is the best chair dancer.
posted by Curious Artificer at 12:29 PM on June 3 [7 favorites]


Wow, Spiner really goes for that headdesk, doesn't he?
posted by The Underpants Monster at 12:31 PM on June 3


Do you think they ever told Riker how bad he was at that? Was he just not able to take notes on this subject? Did they ever consider running a slight electric current through the space between his legs on the bottom of his seat as a kind of aversion therapy?
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 12:33 PM on June 3


I finally get why their movements never looked quite right: they're all being thrown around, but they're not being thrown around in the same direction at once. It's like the ship is vibrating differently for each one of them. Funny that I didn't see that when the camera was moving too.
posted by Dreadnought at 12:34 PM on June 3 [1 favorite]


I finally get why their movements never looked quite right: they're all being thrown around, but they're not being thrown around in the same direction at once.

You would think the choreographer in the cast would have noticed and dropped a hint to everybody else, wouldn't you?
posted by The Underpants Monster at 12:36 PM on June 3 [6 favorites]


Riker and Uhura win.

You would think the choreographer in the cast would have noticed and dropped a hint to everybody else, wouldn't you?

Most TV shows don't have on-staff choreographers.
posted by Sara C. at 12:46 PM on June 3


Oh, wait.
posted by Sara C. at 12:46 PM on June 3 [11 favorites]


A stabilized TARDIS on Tumblr.
posted by bettafish at 12:56 PM on June 3 [1 favorite]


WHAT?
posted by entropicamericana at 12:58 PM on June 3 [1 favorite]


this was great concept but i wish they had more than 4 gifs to work with.
posted by rebent at 1:21 PM on June 3 [3 favorites]


That's what the StarTrekStabilized subreddit is for. Be the change maker of videos you wish to see in the world on the internet.
posted by filthy light thief at 1:23 PM on June 3 [2 favorites]


Riker is riding that chair. Hard.
posted by littlesq at 1:31 PM on June 3 [2 favorites]


Related, Capt. Kirk reacts to Miley Cyrus
posted by exogenous at 1:40 PM on June 3 [4 favorites]


littlesq: Riker is riding that chair. Hard.

You were expecting him to deal with chairs in any other fashion?
posted by filthy light thief at 1:50 PM on June 3 [7 favorites]


I finally get why their movements never looked quite right: they're all being thrown around, but they're not being thrown around in the same direction at once. It's like the ship is vibrating differently for each one of them. Funny that I didn't see that when the camera was moving too.

But doesn't it make sense in a weird way for everyone to be reacting differently - because the shaking isn't a direct result of the impact to the ship, it's because the artificial gravity system is briefly failing.
posted by zixyer at 1:59 PM on June 3 [4 favorites]


Do you think they ever told Riker how bad he was at that?

His lack of moves is likely due to the same debilitating back problems that left him unable to sit down in a chair like a normal human (see, eg, Riker mounting link above)
posted by sparklemotion at 2:12 PM on June 3 [4 favorites]


Reminded me of "What's in Spock's Scanner" Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3. MLYT.
posted by Monkey0nCrack at 4:04 PM on June 3 [2 favorites]


I love that Metafilter is a thing, and also Star Trek fandom is a thing, where someone can be kind of slow to remember that a cast member had a side career as a choreographer, and everyone else can be like lolduh Gates McFadden doyyyyyyy. Like, there's just so much to know and we all just sort of float around in it.

That and the immediate consensus about Jonathan Frakes' back.

It's like... thank GOD I memorized so many arcane facts about the Star Trek actors as a child.
posted by Sara C. at 5:34 PM on June 3 [5 favorites]


OK, fun over, we see them selling it which just means they earned their pay that day. Now that we have these superduper image processing tools can we do anything about the vaseline lens thing they did with so many of the women -- such as Phyllis Douglas right here (contrast the clarity of Spock and Scott before and after her one-shot). Boy does that one irritate me.
posted by dhartung at 1:13 AM on June 4 [1 favorite]


I always assumed the soft focus was an aesthetic choice.

Though in the example you're referring to, it actually looks like she's just straight up out of focus.

For the soft focus aesthetic, I'm thinking of something like this. I know all that back-lighting with unusual filters definitely was done on purpose to achieve a sort of "beyond the stars" look.
posted by Sara C. at 10:15 AM on June 4


Who wants to try this with Galaxy Quest?
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 8:33 PM on June 5


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