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February 29, 2016 6:55 PM   Subscribe

Star Trek + Hamilton = MY SPOCK -- a parody of "My Shot" retelling the story of a bastard, orphan, son of a Vulcan and a human, dropped in the middle of a forgotten spot in the Alpha Quadrant. (apologies to Lin-Manuel Miranda) (SLYT, via Birth. Movies. Death.)
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posted by roomthreeseventeen at 7:03 PM on February 29, 2016 [5 favorites]

That was really great!
posted by rtha at 7:05 PM on February 29, 2016

Seriously, I know nothing about Star Trek, but well done.
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 7:06 PM on February 29, 2016 [1 favorite]


Wow that's fascinating. HERCULES MULLIGAN (a tailor spying on the British government!) had a spy named Cato who also acted as a courier and spy.

I hope NYC Parks does the right thing and acknowledges James Armistead, because it's a badass story if nothing else.
posted by zachlipton at 7:33 PM on February 29, 2016 [3 favorites]

That was enormously fun!
posted by gladly at 7:39 PM on February 29, 2016

Artist Rachel Roach, on Tumblr:
my headcanon for startrek is that humans look, to vulcans, like a dog frathouse. like signing on to a human ship is exactly that thrillingly loud and frustrating and fast and stupid and fun. the humans are going to dash off to a new sector to see if there are friends there and then they will jump up and down with delight and stuff their faces up against their new friends’ genital array. the humans are going to bark for ten minutes at a rock. the humans want to chase things they can’t possibly catch just because they like running around. the humans are madly passionate about their arbitrary group identities. the humans can be divided into new arbitrary group identities which they will then be passionate about. the humans want to stick their heads out of the window of their starship and go ‘wheee!’. if you step on a human’s paw they will act like you just killed them for about thirty seconds and then want more headpats. the humans can be immediately distracted from crucial duties by the appearance of a small animal. if you howl all the humans in earshot will howl louder just to show off. a human just humped your leg. ‘don’t make it weird bro’ the human says. later the human will dig a weird bug out of the ground and eat it.
posted by Ian A.T. at 8:09 PM on February 29, 2016 [29 favorites]

Seriously, I know nothing about Star Trek Hamilton, but well done.
posted by zardoz at 8:49 PM on February 29, 2016

Shields up! When are we gonna see those shields up?

This is quite well done. Kinda wish it was Nemoy-only, but that's just me.
posted by Gaz Errant at 9:08 PM on February 29, 2016 [1 favorite]

I know a lot about both Star Trek AND Hamilton so I feel well qualified to say that that was really, really well done and awesome.
posted by town of cats at 10:40 PM on February 29, 2016 [6 favorites]

This is great!
posted by Wretch729 at 6:51 AM on March 1, 2016

I wasn't feeling it at first, but at about two minutes in, things picked up considerably. Well done.
posted by redsparkler at 12:45 PM on March 1, 2016

Honestly, for a movie whose plot I was sort of meh about, I was thrilled to see it portrayed this way.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 12:48 PM on March 1, 2016

That TimesTalks link roomthreeseventeen dropped is awesome. Everyone go listen/watch!
posted by rtha at 6:36 PM on March 1, 2016

That improved NuTrek, and - I was very strongly not a fan of that movie.
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