Since 1966, the Star Trek franchise has lived long and prospered as a certified pop culture phenomenon. It has spun off into other TV series, including Voyager and Enterprise; a successful movie franchise beginning in 1979 with Star Trek: The Motion Picture; and a reboot movie series with the upcoming sequel film, Star Trek Into Darkness, about to hit theaters this summer. Star Trek is huge!
Taking a look back at Star Trek‘s long history, one Trekkie created the ultimate Star Trek blooper supercut, featuring both the series and the movies. Watch the epic, 41-minute blooper reel below (you might want to clear some time in your day to watch this one):
The highlights of the lengthy reel are Tim Russ’ over-the-top death scene, Avery Brooks’ command of the screen, Brent Spiner and LeVar Burton’s “secret handshake,” and William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy trying to figure out the true meaning of the words “exact change.” Let’s not forget Michael Dorn’s ability to break every scene with laughter. Everything is so much better with Michael Dorn!
Whether you’re a fan of The Next Generation or the Original Series, every Star Trek fan can find something hilarious in this blooper reel. There’s even a brief moment captured with Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry singing with Michael Dorn, and later Patrick Stewart.