Back when he was filming the Yosemite scenes for Star Trek V, WILLIAM SHATNER recorded a behind-the-scenes segment providing his insights as writer and director. Specifically, “The Shat” discussed Kirk’s free-climb of El Capitan and why he decides to put his life at risk climbing that mountain. This deeply contemplative commentary was included when the Blu-ray for Trek V was released in 2009 along with a collection of the other five TOS feature films to coincide with the theatrical release of J.J. Abram’s first Star Trek reboot movie. Shortly thereafter, an audio and music studio in Hollywood and Brooklyn called Fall On Your Sword spliced together a surreal edit (quite brilliantly, I must say) of Shatner’s mountain musings and added in a musical soundtrack. Many of you have probably seen the result…
But it didn’t end there. A year later, Fall On Your Sword Studio produced an elaborate parody of their previous parody! And this time, not only did they get their own actor to play Shatner, they actually cast the mountain, too…along with adding in a bunch of dancers, a hot tub, a plate on donuts—oh, just watch it already…!
In 2012, Star Trek Conitnues‘ VIC MIGNOGNA did his own take on the concept…
And since this is the Internet, folks, anything that can be done can be done again…and again. So before we leave Captain Kirk to climb and make love to his mountain, let’s take a quick listen to the 8-bit Nintendo Mario Bros. version…
4 thoughts on “FUNNY video: Shatner Of The Mount (and sequels!)…”
Well, thank you so much, now I’ll have this stupid song in my head all day!
Been there, done that. Welcome to Shatnerville, Eric, population: Bill. 🙂
Blegh, watched the 8-bit version… My eyes started focusing on the 2 characters on the sides, despite them having absolutely nothing to do with the song or it’s lyrics 😀
But it was like being back in the 80s, dude! 🙂
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