By Rob Bricken in Nerdery
Friday, April 10, 2009 at 3:15 pm
I've been saving this video for the end of the week for lots of reasons: because it's incredible, and also because I can only watch about three minutes of it before I have to stop in pure agony. See, it's from the old Star Trek Adventure, one of those things where people can insert themselves in a pre-recorded video; specifically, a family of four gets "acting lessons" from Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner, then gets to "lead" the Enterprise by saying predetermined lines to the pre-recorded original cast members and you get a neat but undeniably nerdy memory on VHS.
Overall, it's about the most embarrassing thing I've ever seen. Look -- I have no problem with people that dress up like Starfleet members. I don't begrudge them for taking a chance to do the Star Trek Adventure -- they probably enjoyed it. But if you can watch this and don't feel utterly ashamed both for the family and for yourself for being a nerd too, you're a better person than I.
I can barely stand to watch these people. Hell, I'm embarrassed for the real actors, who are clearly miserable and obviously thinking about the paycheck they'll be getting at the end of the day. This is the kind of nerd video you treasure, but you hide away from all other people -- only watching it with other huge nerds, or by yourself with the shades drawn. You do not, under any circumstances, let it get on the internet, because you simply shame us all. (Via Holy Taco)