Monday, January 24, 2011

Video: 2006 STAR TREK KFC Commercial

Kirk, Scotty, Uhura, Sulu, Chekov and an unnamed Red Shirt are all here in this live action commercial for Kentucky Fired Chicken. Although it was shown in 2006, this is the first time I've seen it, much less ever heard of it. Let me know if you ever saw it.

Shatner, Doohan, Nichols, Takei and Koenig lend their voices, as we watch other actors who act eerily like them in the 1960s, mouth their words. Although the character of Spock is mentioned, he is not seen. Although Doohan died in 2005, it sure sounds like his voice -- and he could have done the recording before he passed away. DeForest Kelley had died in 1999, so Dr. McCoy is absent. Perhaps there was an agreement to not to try to get someone to mimic him.

The KFC commercial is shot old school style: with lighting and some minor prosthetics on the actors playing the Enterprise crew. It's a unique bit of TREK. One can only imagine the greasy bridge controls. Please pass the Federation wet naps!

Big hat tip to Mark Evanier.


John said...


John said...

Outstanding commercial