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Star Trek Original Series Actors Morphed With The Current Movie Cast

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If Star Trek discourse has been predominantly about one thing over the past few years, it’s arguing whether J.J. Abrams’ rebooted timeline is a much-needed shot in the arm for the franchise, a vapid insult to Gene Roddenberry’s legacy, or something in between. The two extremes are vocal and passionate, and if there’s one thing they’re all certain of, it’s the overwhelming superiority of their candidate in the debate. But surely there must be some common ground all sides can agree on, right? Surely we’re all reasonable human beings who can objectively evaluate both the Original Series and the new movies and admit that they each have their strengths and weaknesses, right?

No? Screw it, then, let’s just look at some morphed photos that blend the OS actors and the new guys into some sort of mutant hybrid úbermensch version of the Enterprise’s crew instead.

Kirk

This sort of thing got a lot of attention earlier in the year when somebody merged the features of the actors who have played Batman over the years into one ideal, definitive face of Bruce Wayne. For the Trek actors, the transformation is a bit simpler since we’re only working with two different actors for each character. Reddit user ThatNordicGuy is the mind behind this particular experiment, and the results are surreal but fascinating.

Bones

Some work better than others. In the Spock picture, the superimposed images are so noticeable that it’s hard to evaluate the final product in and of itself.

Spock

I don’t know if you’ll have the experience I do, but when I look at these I get this weird sensation where my brain recognizes two familiar faces and then bounces back and forth, trying to lock on to one or the other. I have to consciously focus to take in the new image in its entirety. It’s like those 3D stereographic posters that were all the rage in the mid ‘90s. Try as I might, I could never find the sailboat.

Scotty

You can see the rest of the results below, but I think there’s one last one worthy of being singled out: this nightmare-inducing cross between Benedict Cumberbatch and “Space Seed” era Ricardo Montalban. Maybe the fans would have been happier with Star Trek Into Darkness if they’d just given the guy a tan…

Khan

Uhura

Sulu

Pike

Chekov

Comments

  • chris sobolewski

    Way to take original content on reddit and repost it for profit.

    • jcrispen

      How is a free site making a profit by reposting free content in a free article?

      • J. Camaron Rogers

        Apparently you don’t know how advetising works. Learn to internet. THAT is how a “free” site makes a profit off other people’s work. It happens all the time.
        That’s basically all these aggregator-type sites do. Even giving “credit” is still just making money off other people’s work.

        • jcrispen

          I have an ad blocker, so I never knew GFR even had ads. My bad.

          • J. Camaron Rogers

            Yeah, I have an ad blocker, too. That’ll show ‘em to steal other people’s work! Muahahaa!

    • SqueeG

      Also, credit is given in the article to the original creator. That’s more than the Reddit user who reposts it next week will do.

    • Ian Martin

      so this article, which in the first paragraph give credit to the Redditor ThatNordicGuy, is ripping it off? I don’t know about you but if my art and/or original created content got viewed on another website (and was given credit for it…like they’re doing here) for many to see I’d be pretty damn happy