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  • In Free Enterprise William Shatner Adam Westing his way through a hip-hop version of Julius Caesar has to be seen to be believed.
  • Zachary Quinto (Young Spock) challenges Leonard Nimoy (Old Spock) to a race, with the loser buying lunch. Nimoy wins by a nerve pinch.
    • See also their tweets regarding the spot:
    Leonard: Always enjoy my friend @zacharyquinto. But trying to beat me out of a free lunch is not logical. LLAP
    Zachary: i thought my friend @TheRealNimoy would win our bet on the up and up... guess i was wrong.
    Leonard: @ZacharyQuinto A win is a win is a win is a win....etc. LLAP
  • William Shatner tweets at Chris Hemsworth, gets a very dad-like reply in return.
    Shatner: Looks like my dad, @chrishemsworth really isn't a tweeter. I know what a teenager feels like now. #generationgap 😱😜
    Hemsworth: .@WilliamShatner Son, in time you'll come to learn far better ways to communicate, like telepathy or in person as they did back in my day.
  • When Sci-Fi Channel aired Star Trek Uncut, Walter Koenig mentioned that Chekov "has this alter ego that wears a black suit and leather gloves."
  • Eddie Izzard's take on Star Trek is hysterical. The phasers towards the end is definitely the highlight.
  • The fact there are Haynes Auto Manuals for the Constitution-class and the Klingon Bird of Prey.
    • Even funnier: the BoP one mentions there's an airlock in the photon torpedo tube at the front of the ship for a good reason and then doesn't mention the reason. Its implied to be that they fire incompetent officers out of it.
  • This Tumblr thread speculates that the reason many of Kirk's adventures were later repeated is that everybody thought he was making them up:
    I especially like this idea because of the implication that all the other captains in Starfleet are reporting perfectly ordinary experiences like visiting a space station, dropping off supplies at a colony, bit of a stand-off with some Klingons in disputed space but got out of it unscathed - and then there’s Kirk all, “sorry guys we’ve been off course this week because my first officer seriously needed to get laid (LIKE YOU HAVE NO IDEA MY NECK STILL HURTS)” and “let me tell you about the Chicago Gangster planet” and “WHIPPED AND THROWN IN JAIL BY SPACE NAZIS.”
    • And then there's this one, which postulates that The Federation (and especially humans) are basically an entire species of Doc Brown.
    • And then there's a novel in which someone suspects that Kirk really did make all that stuff up just to troll the admirals. Especially the incident where somebody stole Spock's brain.
  • The whole franchise has an inherently funny premise. Our enterprising and voyaging heroes frequently run into bizarre space-time hiccups, aliens that simply shouldn't exist, and other such nonsense that would tax the sanity of any normal human being — and their reaction to all this insanity is basically "Okay, here we go again." Captain Janeway sums it up in one line after Harry Kim muses about how weird one of their adventures was.
    Janeway: We're Starfleet officers. "Weird" is part of the job.