Video: The geekiest thing ever filmed

posted at 7:09 pm on September 24, 2010 by Allahpundit

Via the Anchoress, alternate headline: “The greatest thing ever filmed.” Some dream of money, others dream of love, I dream of this.

Actually, apart from its sheer surreal awesomeness, this is like a dream in another sense: It’s completely ephemeral. There’s no feature-length film or TV pilot from which the scenes were drawn; it’s a trailer created from scratch for a book, one of those goofy pulp horror mash-ups aiming to cash in on the success of “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.” And it’s not the first trailer cooked up for a work in that genre. Remember Abe Lincoln versus Dracula?

It’s also surprisingly gory at times, so if your stomach is weak, please observe your official content warning. Exit question: Having gone to the trouble of executing a premise this insanely fantastic, why oh why didn’t they at least spin it out to a 30-minute short? Why must they taunt us with bare morsels of genius?

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DLEW on September 24, 2010 at 7:13 PM

Can’t even come up with an appropriate comment.

coldwarrior on September 24, 2010 at 7:14 PM

LOL. The Red shirt guy isn’t surprised.

portlandon on September 24, 2010 at 7:15 PM

Redshirt dies.

Beautiful.

Scoreboard44 on September 24, 2010 at 7:16 PM

I can only respond with this.

DrAllecon on September 24, 2010 at 7:16 PM

Yawn. I’ll wait till it comes out on Betamax.

Extrafishy on September 24, 2010 at 7:18 PM

Yep. The vision that Gene Roddenberry had for the future of mankind.

D+

Electrongod on September 24, 2010 at 7:18 PM

Comment?

Zombies…..Progressive democrats?

Trekkies….Doofus GOP Leadership?

That’s all I could come up wit.

PappyD61 on September 24, 2010 at 7:18 PM

That’s very… um… yeah.

The Monster on September 24, 2010 at 7:19 PM

The only thing to top this would be Zombie Golden Girls.

Bea Arthur’s Mom would rule.

portlandon on September 24, 2010 at 7:20 PM

I dream of this.

Oh… but we already knew of your geekness.

Bea Arthur’s Mom would rule.

portlandon on September 24, 2010 at 7:20 PM

LOL … Mrs Getty rocked. Funny part was, she was one of the younger actresses on that show. I miss Bea..

upinak on September 24, 2010 at 7:22 PM

Live free and prosper? Bam!

fourdeucer on September 24, 2010 at 7:22 PM

“The trouble with Tribbles Tingles”

Electrongod on September 24, 2010 at 7:24 PM

I hope RedEye does something with this.

smokinjoe on September 24, 2010 at 7:24 PM

Well, I , oh well why bother……….

bluemarlin on September 24, 2010 at 7:24 PM

LOL … Mrs Getty rocked. Funny part was, she was one of the younger actresses on that show. I miss Bea..

upinak on September 24, 2010 at 7:22 PM

Isn’t that funny? She was younger than Bea & Betty White, yet was the oldest on the show.

My Grandma loved that show. Along with Matlock, Murder She Wrote, Father Dowling Mysteries, and Perry Mason.

portlandon on September 24, 2010 at 7:27 PM

LOL the bad thing is I would probably enjoy seeing a movie like that….don’t tell anyone but I loved Zombie Strippers

JKotthoff on September 24, 2010 at 7:28 PM

When will these characters and setting be available on Left 4 Dead game?

portlandon on September 24, 2010 at 7:30 PM

Shatner must be spinning in his grave.

AaronGuzman on September 24, 2010 at 7:30 PM

Why?

Filing this under: things I will never understand.

conservative pilgrim on September 24, 2010 at 7:30 PM

Shatner must be spinning in his grave.

AaronGuzman on September 24, 2010 at 7:30 PM

Shatner is still alive. Gene is spinning in his grave though.

Oh…I am not a trekkie…ah…yeah.

Electrongod on September 24, 2010 at 7:32 PM

That video made more than my Vulcan ears pointy!

Weebork on September 24, 2010 at 7:32 PM

Comment?
Zombies…..Progressive democrats?
Trekkies….Doofus GOP Leadership?
That’s all I could come up wit.

PappyD61 on September 24, 2010 at 7:18 PM

That’s good enough.

rrpjr on September 24, 2010 at 7:33 PM

Unheard Reagan tapes

Compulsory.

Key West Reader on September 24, 2010 at 7:33 PM

Um….Dude.

Blarg the Destroyer on September 24, 2010 at 7:34 PM

What did I say?

No more Star Trek. No more zombies, no more vampires.

So pathetic.

And the word is “Trekkers.”

fivefeetoffury on September 24, 2010 at 7:35 PM

That is a level of Cheesiness that transcends a mere event and propels itself into the realms of a philosophy or even minor cult.

LincolntheHun on September 24, 2010 at 7:37 PM

Not quite as gory but a full length movie, The Experiment, with Adrien Brody and Forest Whitaker was just about as dumb.

fourdeucer on September 24, 2010 at 7:38 PM

By watching this video, you’re guaranteeing that you’ll never have sex in your life again.

lorien1973 on September 24, 2010 at 7:40 PM

Shatner must be spinning in his grave.

AaronGuzman on September 24, 2010 at 7:30 PM

Shatner is still alive. Gene is spinning in his grave though.

Oh…I am not a trekkie…ah…yeah.

Electrongod on September 24, 2010 at 7:32 PM

Ever saw the episode of The Simpsons where Homer was listening to the Springfield Pops Orchestra play Star Wars and stated “John Williams must be spinning in his grave”?

AaronGuzman on September 24, 2010 at 7:41 PM

Star Trek Meets Monty Python

Blarg the Destroyer on September 24, 2010 at 7:42 PM

Shatner must be spinning in his grave.

AaronGuzman on September 24, 2010 at 7:30 PM

LOL

Kafir on September 24, 2010 at 7:43 PM

By watching this video, you’re guaranteeing that you’ll never have sex in your life again.

lorien1973 on September 24, 2010 at 7:40 PM

But I just learn’t that self lust is bad too. What to do?

Electrongod on September 24, 2010 at 7:43 PM

By watching this video, you’re guaranteeing that you’ll never have sex in your life again.

lorien1973 on September 24, 2010 at 7:40 PM

Ah well.

Allahpundit on September 24, 2010 at 7:43 PM

AaronGuzman on September 24, 2010 at 7:41 PM

I got it now. :)

Electrongod on September 24, 2010 at 7:44 PM

I need an AXE detailer!

Rode Werk on September 24, 2010 at 7:49 PM

Yawn. I’ll wait till it comes out on BetamaxLaser Disc

Extrafishy on September 24, 2010 at 7:18 PM

FIFY

kareyk on September 24, 2010 at 7:51 PM

Loved it!

Allahs vulva on September 24, 2010 at 7:55 PM

By watching this video, you’re guaranteeing that you’ll never have sex in your life again.

lorien1973 on September 24, 2010 at 7:40 PM

Oh now you tell us! Terrific…

Hog Wild on September 24, 2010 at 8:00 PM

If somebody doesn’t pick up the rights to that book for at least a direct-to-DVD release, I will have lost all faith in humanity.

The sheer awesomeness is beyond words…

Darth Cirrocu on September 24, 2010 at 8:02 PM

Without lightsabers the whole thing is lame.

shawk on September 24, 2010 at 8:10 PM

Impressive decapitation. :)

Bee on September 24, 2010 at 8:11 PM

Genius comes in many forms.

Mojave Mark on September 24, 2010 at 8:12 PM

By watching this video, you’re guaranteeing that you’ll never have sex in your life again.

lorien1973 on September 24, 2010 at 7:40 PM

Uh oh. My wife is gonna be so upset.

boomer on September 24, 2010 at 8:27 PM

.
Trekkie Chainsaw Massacre
.
The Trekkie Horror Picture Show
.
I want the boxed set. And no Director’s Cut” 6 month’s later.

Arbalest on September 24, 2010 at 8:27 PM

Several ideas in no particular order:
1) Still not as cool as Nazi Zombies.
2) Darnit, it’s “The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few”.
3) Pon Farr, THIS!
4) Yep, at the end, it’s a redshirt, figures.

Rightwingguy on September 24, 2010 at 8:31 PM

5) Oh yeah. Nothing ever comes from Botany Bay.

Rightwingguy on September 24, 2010 at 8:34 PM

Nothing GOOD darnit! Nothing good comes from Botany Bay.

Rightwingguy on September 24, 2010 at 8:36 PM

LMAO as a Trekkie from day one I love this! It was fun, take it for what it was suppose to be just plane sarcasm. I think they need to make this into a move with the same attitude as the trailer had. Thanks HA, I needed a good laugh after a long hard week.

Teleycoman on September 24, 2010 at 8:38 PM

Best Bob Hope movie line.

It’s about zombies too.

mechkiller_k on September 24, 2010 at 8:47 PM

I always thought “The needs of the many, outweigh the needs of the few” was a very socialist mantra. It echos the mantra on Nazi coinage: “Common good comes before self interest.” That’s why I hate Star Trek.

I prefer Star Wars, where the rag-tag rebels fight the evil statist Empire.

Tea Party with lightsabers!!

shawk on September 24, 2010 at 8:52 PM

Michelle Obama.

Not

Key West Reader on September 24, 2010 at 8:56 PM

Shawk

Shawk so our military who are in harms way for the needs of the many are supporting socialist pollicy? For the military are the few and yet they are the ones dying for us. Think it through, even Hans came back to help Luck for the many not the one.

Teleycoman on September 24, 2010 at 8:57 PM

Reagan Party

Key West Reader on September 24, 2010 at 9:03 PM

shawk on September 24, 2010 at 8:52 PM

Not necessarily, in context, it represents one person sacrificing for the good of his comrades. You see it in Star Wars too. Luke fighting Vader at Bespin so his friends could escape, Luke giving himself up at Endor so that the attack on the shield generator could succeed, etc.

Rightwingguy on September 24, 2010 at 9:18 PM

I liked the references to Tasha Yar, Botany Bay and the first new anchor’s riff that was straight out ‘Dawn Of The Dead’.

Jack Deth on September 24, 2010 at 9:27 PM

I came.

GW_SS-Delta on September 24, 2010 at 9:37 PM

Fan-freakin-tastic!!

OldEnglish on September 24, 2010 at 9:45 PM

They need backers to make the movie.
I hope they get it.
I need something to live for
and a good laugh will just do the trick

Observation on September 24, 2010 at 10:19 PM

This is the greatest thing ever filmed!

LordDaMan on September 24, 2010 at 10:31 PM

I always thought “The needs of the many, outweigh the needs of the few” was a very socialist mantra. It echos the mantra on Nazi coinage: “Common good comes before self interest.” That’s why I hate Star Trek.

I prefer Star Wars, where the rag-tag rebels fight the evil statist Empire.

Tea Party with lightsabers!!

shawk on September 24, 2010 at 8:52 PM

Then you should have appreciated Kirk’s response at the end of the next movie, “The Search for Spock.” When Spock asks why he sacrificed so much to come back for Spock, he answers, “Because the needs of the one outweighed the needs of the many.”

There’s nothing wrong with one or a few sacrificing for the good of the many, if their sacrifice is voluntary. Socialism requires an involuntary sacrifice for the benefit of all, and it really doesn’t even benefit all or most in the first place.

BTW, love Star Trek, hate zombies. Which means I enjoyed the trailer, but didn’t love it.

There Goes The Neighborhood on September 24, 2010 at 10:47 PM

I loved it. And I feel so very dirty because of it.

TiminPhx on September 24, 2010 at 10:57 PM

I must admit, it has a certain dirty pleasure about it…

hobbit on September 24, 2010 at 11:19 PM

This trailer is far superior to anything coming out of Hollywood these days. Oliver Stone eat film!

Little Nell on September 25, 2010 at 1:30 AM

NICE!

tx2654 on September 25, 2010 at 1:58 AM

Rightwingguy on September 24, 2010 at 9:18 PM

I see your point. But consider this: the Trekkers weren’t rugged individualists watching their neighbor’s back and fighting for liberty. They were point men for the Federation of Planets: the “blue helmets,” if you will, of the Galactic U.N. Anyone who resisted the Federation got the phaser treatment.

This is why the original Star Wars was so much more appealing to average Americans. The rebels were the cowboys and the Empire was the Nazis (to mix genres). And also why the more recent Star Wars episodes were epic fails.

shawk on September 25, 2010 at 8:15 AM

kareyk on September 24, 2010 at 7:51 PM

I had a neighbor years back who had a betamax and a laser disc and a first-generation VHS. Together, they weighed about ninety pounds. I think I recently saw them in a museum. I bought a second-generation VCR with two heads and a wired remote control. Cost me $600.00 and I thought I got a good deal.

Extrafishy on September 25, 2010 at 9:39 AM

It has to open with a remake of the Shatner SNL skit.

TexasDan on September 25, 2010 at 9:43 AM

Awesome.

nukemhill on September 25, 2010 at 11:19 AM

Another waste of celluloid,pulp trees and 4 minutes of my life. Good for ancillary movie trades and printers.

gbear on September 25, 2010 at 11:24 AM

Go Chapman University…awesome film school, awesome school…

right2bright on September 25, 2010 at 12:28 PM

That was unbelievably AWESOME!!!

MrX on September 25, 2010 at 9:52 PM