July 31, 2012

Star Trek Stars Narrate NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Grand Entrance Video
— rdbrewer

From Universe Today, actors Wil Wheaton and William Shatner narrate video animation depicting NASA's upcoming seven minutes of terror Mars Science Laboratory landing at 1:30 a.m. EDT on August 6th.

Wheaton wins the hammiest narration contest, which is to say that Shatner's narration is better. Wheaton.


Shatner.

It's going to be exciting. It's such a bold landing sequence, the scientists who conceived the mission are going to be either heroes or goats. Complete coverage at Space.com.

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Posted by: rdbrewer at 10:39 AM | Comments (87)
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1 If douchebags had two names they would be Will Wheaton.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at July 31, 2012 10:39 AM (5FvTK)

2 That's not the Mars Science Laboratory! 

That's the Genesis device!

Posted by: EC at July 31, 2012 10:40 AM (GQ8sn)

3

Posted at 3:49PM?????

 

Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuture!

Posted by: BurtTC at July 31, 2012 10:41 AM (TOk1P)

4 Fine, now it says 3:39, and y'all are going to call me a liar if I say it was just changed. 

Posted by: BurtTC at July 31, 2012 10:42 AM (TOk1P)

5 Man, is it just the *perfect* fate for a Star-Trek-themed post about long-past ST stars to get upstaged in 2 minutes?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at July 31, 2012 10:44 AM (bxiXv)

6 It's pretty cool looking. I like especially that you can see the name ACME on the side of the lander.

Posted by: Roy at July 31, 2012 10:44 AM (VndSC)

7

Captain Kirk disappeared the DNC convention post.

Posted by: kallisto at July 31, 2012 10:45 AM (jm/9g)

8 WHEATON!

Posted by: Sheldon Cooper at July 31, 2012 10:45 AM (cv5Iw)

9 I'm just glad that Hwill Hwheaton's got a job to keep him off the food stamps.

Posted by: Kensington at July 31, 2012 10:45 AM (/AHDz)

10 What happened to the thread above this one?  I had a comment ready and everything -

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at July 31, 2012 10:45 AM (P6H+d)

11 Set phasers on Wesley.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at July 31, 2012 10:45 AM (ZAYlH)

12 "The scientists who conceived the mission are going to be either heroes or goats."


Dude,  be cool.  We totally got that whole metric/inches thing sorted out a long time ago.

Posted by: NASA's finest at July 31, 2012 10:46 AM (Ky1+e)

13 Am I hallucinating, or was there an Ace post with a hilarious Clinton joke that just went away?

Posted by: Ian S. at July 31, 2012 10:46 AM (tqwMN)

14 SHUT UP WESLEY! You can talk about the DNC later!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at July 31, 2012 10:46 AM (bxiXv)

15 That landing sequence looks overly complicated.

Posted by: Rube Goldberg at July 31, 2012 10:46 AM (5Rurq)

16 Captain Kirk disappeared the DNC convention post.

Apparently, the DNC convention post caused the oceans to evaporate and destructive storm activity.  The only thing that could reverse it was to send Kirk back in time, exactly 6 minutes and tell Ace to remove that post.

Posted by: EC at July 31, 2012 10:46 AM (GQ8sn)

17 I would rather see the gay bare-chested Sulu with the sword do the narration. But, Kirk will do.

Posted by: Roy at July 31, 2012 10:46 AM (VndSC)

18 Picard always pronounced it "Westley."

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at July 31, 2012 10:47 AM (bxiXv)

19 Muh. I wanted to talk about Bill Clinton opening the DNC.

What's coke-up hamster posting day #2 coming to anyway? 

Posted by: RoyalOil at July 31, 2012 10:47 AM (imtbm)

20 Mars Science Laboratory is the new V'ger.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at July 31, 2012 10:47 AM (ZAYlH)

21

Fine.

 

The WHI has a brand-spanking new poat up - Obama and crew are panicked, courtesy of Mitt's smash-mouth politics:

 

http://is.gd/C1eUOC

 

This is gonna be FUN.....

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at July 31, 2012 10:47 AM (P6H+d)

22 Wheaton is a marginally well-known internet geek. Not as much on the narrating thing.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at July 31, 2012 10:48 AM (bxiXv)

23 Will Wheaton hasn't been good at anything since the scene where he pulled a leech of his nutsack in front of Corey Feldman and fat Jerry O'Connell.

Posted by: wooga at July 31, 2012 10:49 AM (vjyZP)

24 Why is it that NASA is so strongly committed to making me hate their f-ing guts?  OK - Shatner amuses me - but by deigning to acknowledge Star Trek in this fashion they degrade themselves and annoy me. 

Posted by: Reactionary at July 31, 2012 10:49 AM (xUM1Q)

25 Why are they using Star Trek guys?  Wouldn't it be better to use Muzzies since that is their mission now.

Posted by: Vic at July 31, 2012 10:49 AM (YdQQY)

26 Why is it that NASA is so strongly committed to making me hate their f-ing guts? OK - Shatner amuses me - but by deigning to acknowledge Star Trek in this fashion they degrade themselves and annoy me. Posted by: Reactionary at July 31, 2012 03:49 PM (xUM1Q) OK but would you rather they have a muslim outreach spokesman?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 31, 2012 10:50 AM (05RcU)

27 It's REALLY freakin' complicated. But I assume they had a reason for that.

Posted by: joncelli, who is also phoning it in at July 31, 2012 10:50 AM (RD7QR)

28 Too bad Ricardo Montalban died.  He could have narrated the part where they talk about all the ways the mission could fail.  Then Shatner could scream,  "Khaaaan!" or some crazy shit.  Guaranteed LOLZ.  For real.

Posted by: Dang at July 31, 2012 10:50 AM (Ky1+e)

29 "Star Trek" and "Grand Entrance" just makes me picture Sulu sashaying his way onto the bridge.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at July 31, 2012 10:50 AM (ZAYlH)

30 So, they're finally going to go back and take pictures of the US flag the astronauts left?

Posted by: Shela Jackson Lee at July 31, 2012 10:51 AM (imtbm)

31

Wil Wheaton

 

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But the headline says "stars."

 

 

Posted by: Wm T Sherman at July 31, 2012 10:51 AM (w41GQ)

32 Fracking, Earthicans, stop sending your garbage to Mars. I'm warning up my Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator, frackers.

Posted by: Marvin The Martian at July 31, 2012 10:52 AM (136wp)

33 "Seven Minutes of Terror" 

I thought that was the documentary video rehash of most moron's entire sexual history!  Thanks for setting me straight.

Posted by: dfbaskwill at July 31, 2012 10:53 AM (71LDo)

34

Not being a Star Trek geek, I have no idea who the first guy is, but his head is too big for his body, and the beard doesn't help.  Nor does the voice that makes me want to punch my monitor. 

 

Next.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 31, 2012 10:54 AM (TOk1P)

35 "Seven Minutes of Terror" How Michelle describes the acts that led to the conception of her girls...

Posted by: The Robot Devil at July 31, 2012 10:54 AM (136wp)

36 "You didn't build that"

Posted by: Billy Bob, the guy who drinks in SC at July 31, 2012 10:54 AM (3ZjAP)

37 And did Rube Goldberg invent this complicated way of accomplishing something that was done without computers 30 years ago?

Posted by: dfbaskwill at July 31, 2012 10:55 AM (71LDo)

38 Well, actually all the tax money you sent NASA built that, so yes

YOU DID BUILD THAT.

Posted by: Billy Bob, the guy who drinks in SC at July 31, 2012 10:55 AM (3ZjAP)

39 If they land that rover successfully, Obama will be all over it.

Posted by: rdbrewer at July 31, 2012 10:56 AM (Iyg03)

40
Soon we'll be dumping all of our nuclear waste on Mars.

Excellent.

*rubs hands*

Posted by: Mister Smithers at July 31, 2012 10:56 AM (7+pP9)

41 "See, this is what government can do..."

Posted by: rdbrewer at July 31, 2012 10:56 AM (Iyg03)

42 39 If they land that rover successfully, Obama will be all over it. Posted by: rdbrewer at July 31, 2012 03:56 PM (Iyg03) I vote he be the first American on Mars...

Posted by: The Robot Devil at July 31, 2012 10:56 AM (136wp)

43 If you wake those little fuckers up, it could be trouble.

Just saying.

Posted by: Billy Bob, the guy who drinks in SC at July 31, 2012 10:56 AM (3ZjAP)

44 How does this help my childern?

Posted by: Michelle at July 31, 2012 10:57 AM (3ZjAP)

45 If you are out hamming William Shatner, you've got a bad problem.  It's be like out drugging Amy Winehouse.

Posted by: WalrusRex at July 31, 2012 10:57 AM (Hx5uv)

46 Yeah, Wheaton should not go with the beard. And if he does, he should trim it, because it looks like it's spreading across his face as he speaks.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at July 31, 2012 10:58 AM (bxiXv)

47

OK but would you rather they have a muslim outreach spokesman?
 
Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 31, 2012 03:50 PM (05RcU)

 

 

Well, that is a key part of why I hate them - their damned muz loving.  The only way muztards could contribute to a space program is if their fat could be rendered down to make some kind of rocket fuel.  If the muz get their way it will not matter whether we unlock the secrets to FTL travel or terraforming - because it will all be for nothing!

While I know it could never happen in my lifetime, my dream for space tech is to make it possible to open a new frontier where like-minded folk can pool resources and escape the earth to found new homes based on their own ideals.  Then we could leave all the damn Muz and Commies here to f-ing ROT.  Bastards.  NASA, really, isn't doing jack to help us get there. 

Posted by: Reactionary at July 31, 2012 10:58 AM (xUM1Q)

48 House members seek recognition for Jewish refugees from Arab countries 'It is simply wrong to recognize rights of Palestinian refugees without recognizing rights of nearly one million Jewish refugees,' Congressman Nadler says after bipartisan legislation introduced. Berman: Double standard unacceptable Ynetnews Published: 07.31.12, 19:56 / Israel News Representatives Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Howard Berman (D-CA), Ted Poe (R-TX), Joe Crowley (D-NY), and Bob Turner (R-NY) introduced bipartisan legislation on Tuesday to ensure recognition of the plight of the nearly one million Jewish refugees who were displaced from countries in the Middle East, North Africa and the Persian Gulf as a result of the Arab-Israeli conflict. A statement from Nadler's office said the legislation would also recognize Christian and other displaced populations. The bill would strongly encourage President Barack Obama and representatives of the administration, when speaking on the issue of Middle Eastern refugees at international forums, to pair any explicit reference to Palestinian refugees with similar reference to Jewish and other refugee populations.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 31, 2012 10:58 AM (05RcU)

49 The headline should be One Star Trek actor and one Star Trek Star.

Posted by: buzzion at July 31, 2012 10:58 AM (GULKT)

50 This is totally off-topic, but has anyone heard from "War Between The Undead States" lately?

Posted by: AuthorLMendez at July 31, 2012 10:58 AM (yAor6)

51 >>>Will Wheaton hasn't been good at anything since the scene where he pulled a leech of his nutsack in front of Corey Feldman and fat Jerry O'Connell. So you're saying he was good at that? He couln't frickin do it without crying. Then again, if I had to do it in front of any Corey...

Posted by: Dr. Varno at July 31, 2012 10:59 AM (ZAYlH)

52 Will Wheaton is a recurring character (as himself) on Big Bang Theory.  Anyone who is even slightly geeky should be watching that TV series.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at July 31, 2012 10:59 AM (f9c2L)

53 I am proud to say that I launched this mission  and will take any credit for it's success.  If it fails then it  will prove that conservatives designed and built the POS.

Posted by: Baraka the Hussein at July 31, 2012 10:59 AM (Nc+Tb)

54 President Obama is trying to prevent thousands of layoff notices from going out a few days before the November election, Sen. Jame Inhofe (R-Okla.) said on Tuesday. Obama's Labor Department on Monday issued "guidance" to the states, telling them that a federal law requiring advance notice of mass layoffs does not apply to the layoffs that may occur in January as a result of automatic budget cuts known as "sequestration." Inhofe, appearing on Fox & Friends Tuesday morning, said President Obama, through his Labor Department, "is trying to intimidate businesses, companies, corporations -- not just defense contractors -- into not issuing the pink slips," which are required by federal law 60 days before mass layoffs or plant closings. "(T)he president doesn't really want all these pink slips going out five days before the election," Inhofe said. He noted that if the automatic budget cuts kick in on Jan. 2 -- as they will if Congress can't reach a deficit-reduction agreement -- layoff notices would have to go out no later than Nov. 2. The general election is on Nov. 6.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 31, 2012 10:59 AM (05RcU)

55 O/T

This will make your day.  Free Syrian Army says they have chemical weapons.

Leading from behind.  Winner!!


http://tinyurl.com/ct69l22

Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo-intellectual at July 31, 2012 10:59 AM (3ZjAP)

56 If you are out hamming William Shatner, you've got a bad problem. It's be like out drugging Amy Winehouse. John Belushi.  FIFY

Posted by: dfbaskwill at July 31, 2012 11:00 AM (71LDo)

57 45 If you are out hamming William Shatner, you've got a bad problem. It's be like out drugging Amy Winehouse.

Posted by: WalrusRex at July 31, 2012 03:57 PM (Hx5uv)

 

Is it wrong to hope that will be Wheaton's next role?

Posted by: buzzion at July 31, 2012 11:00 AM (GULKT)

58 50This is totally off-topic, but has anyone heard from "War Between The Undead States" lately?

Posted by: AuthorLMendez at July 31, 2012 03:58 PM (yAor6)

 

I think he got banned, as part of the imbroglio that led to comments being disabled for a spell.

Posted by: Grey Fox at July 31, 2012 11:03 AM (lPsvG)

59 Heroes or goats?  That's win, win, baby.

Posted by: horny Muslim scientist at July 31, 2012 11:04 AM (wAQA5)

60 I wonder if they paid Hwill Hwheaton in Kool-Hwhip.

Posted by: Kensington at July 31, 2012 11:04 AM (/AHDz)

61 Wheaton's a bigger ham than Shatner? Good Lord, it must be like a black hole of ham, with all the known ham in the universe compacted to the size of a golf ball.

Posted by: Hobbitopoly at July 31, 2012 11:04 AM (SE5Gx)

62 Fine, now it says 3:39, and y'all are going to call me a liar if I say it was just changed.

Sometimes things need to be... adjusted.

Posted by: John Titor at July 31, 2012 11:05 AM (4WhSY)

63 48--- "... pair any explicit reference to Palestinian refugees with similar reference to Jewish and other refugee populations." If only. This of course should have been done all along.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 31, 2012 11:05 AM (C8mVl)

64 >>>If you are out hamming William Shatner, you've got a bad problem.

Kind of like out sleazing the Kardashians. Tap the breaks man, it's time to get help.

Wil Wheaton....dude, Jennifer Miller makes a beard look more manly than you.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Lite! 98% Anger Free! at July 31, 2012 11:06 AM (0q2P7)

65 Which is to sat Shatner's narration is better. The----deuce you----say.

Posted by: teej at July 31, 2012 11:07 AM (A9hpr)

66 All Whil Wheaton can claim is his character got to bang Ashley Judd's character before she went all puffy-faced

Posted by: buzzion - going for the long callback at July 31, 2012 11:08 AM (GULKT)

67 @58 thanks for the info. I asked because I believe he may be stalking me on another blog I frequent (I comment there more, lurk more here). wanted to see if he was here so I could call him out.

Posted by: AuthorLMendez at July 31, 2012 11:09 AM (yAor6)

68 Ok. That was weak. Give me 24 hours and maybe I'll come up with a better one. Doubtful, but maybe.

Posted by: teej at July 31, 2012 11:09 AM (A9hpr)

69 WHEATOOOOOOONNNN!!!!

Posted by: Dr. Sheldon Cooper at July 31, 2012 11:10 AM (MMC8r)

70 GOVERNOR ROMNEY, DO YOU HATE ALL PALESTINIANS?

Posted by: Shouting Reporter in the comments at July 31, 2012 11:10 AM (RnfGE)

71 67 @58 thanks for the info. I asked because I believe he may be stalking me on another blog I frequent (I comment there more, lurk more here). wanted to see if he was here so I could call him out.

Posted by: AuthorLMendez at July 31, 2012 04:09 PM (yAor6)

 

He was not banned here as far as I know.  he's probably off on some internet site though calling Sarah Palin a c**t

Posted by: buzzion at July 31, 2012 11:10 AM (GULKT)

72 Why is Will Wheaton suddenly everywhere?

Posted by: stating the obvious at July 31, 2012 11:13 AM (c7Pp2)

73

Nobody does "overacting Shatner" better than Shatner - dude has a wicked sense of humor and isn't afraid to laugh at himself.

 

All the way to the bank.

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at July 31, 2012 11:13 AM (P6H+d)

74

67 @58 thanks for the info. I asked because I believe he may be stalking me on another blog I frequent (I comment there more, lurk more here). wanted to see if he was here so I could call him out.
Posted by: AuthorLMendez at July 31, 2012 04:09 PM (yAor6)

 

 

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Well, I can only speak for myself when I say, I don't miss him.

Posted by: Soona at July 31, 2012 11:14 AM (Nc+Tb)

75 I loved his version of gun control I saw a clip of. From some lawyer show I think.

Posted by: teej at July 31, 2012 11:16 AM (Os+6p)

76 Wil Wheaton did NOT age well.

Posted by: Hobbitopoly at July 31, 2012 11:18 AM (SE5Gx)

77 Disappointed? Some of you are disappointed by this Star-Trekky narration? Hah! I'll tell you DISAPPOINTED. Disappointed is what I felt when I found out that water polo isn't played on horses.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 31, 2012 11:20 AM (C8mVl)

78 Wesley, you activate my emotion chip at your own peril.

Posted by: Data Bot at July 31, 2012 11:23 AM (RuVpG)

79 "nuclear powered"

Start the reactor!

Fuck the Greens.

Posted by: Kuato at July 31, 2012 11:24 AM (DVJEd)

80 That landing sequence looks overly complicated.

It's really big, they're just using what works best in 3 different speed zones.

Posted by: DaveA at July 31, 2012 11:31 AM (DVJEd)

81 Stop! Stop! I forgot to carry the one!

Posted by: nasa islamic physicist hire at July 31, 2012 11:42 AM (vDl/w)

82 Wil Wheaton is turning into Michael Nesmith, except Michael Nesmith did a better job.

Posted by: Wil Wheaton? No He Won't at July 31, 2012 12:02 PM (IvvrO)

83 80 That landing sequence looks overly complicated. It's really big, they're just using what works best in 3 different speed zones. What they hope will work best.

Posted by: rickl at July 31, 2012 12:06 PM (zoehZ)

84 Well if it isn't the Jar Jar Binks of the "Star Trek" universe.

Posted by: Cooper at July 31, 2012 12:11 PM (wyG0G)

85 The Shat has been doing voiceovers and narration before Bev Crusher's home pregnancy test came up positive

"Captain's log ... stardate ... 2 .. 9 ..7 ..POINT 1"

Posted by: kbdabear at July 31, 2012 12:36 PM (Y7XKa)

86

Wil Wheaton is an asshole who ruins every show he touches.  Including comic-con panels.  He's gaining some renown by guest starring on shows like Eureka and Leverage, poisoning those already polluted wells with his smuggery.

I'm a geek and I hate the Big Bang Theory show, by the way.  It's insulting and just... stupid.  Some episodes have been interesting, but overall, I find it to be a failure.

Shatner, on the other hand, is awesomeness defined.  If he's ever speaking at a convention near you, I'd suggest attending.  His Raw Nerve show was great, epsecially when he interviewed Nimoy.  On the whole, Shatner comes across as a good man who doesn't believe he's above everyone else.

Posted by: soulpile at July 31, 2012 01:16 PM (Mk/IQ)

87 Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure.

Posted by: steevy at July 31, 2012 02:30 PM (6o4Fb)

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