How It Should Have Ended animations are some of the best parodies on the Internet. HISHE has done it again with another funny movie parody, this time their target is J.J. Abram’s Star Trek Into Darkness.
The first part of the video begins with the dramatic moment when the villain “John Harrison” reveals himself as Khan. The character of Khan in the Star Trek series is a pretty over-dramatic character already, and Benedict Cumberbatch played the part to perfection.
So the animators at HISHE and writers at Screen Junkies had a little fun with that dramatic moment when he reveals himself. The reaction of Kirk, Spock, and Dr. McCoy are priceless. It makes sense, they never met Khan before, and he says his name in a way that a narcissistic personality would as if they should know who he is. The audience knows that they met before but not these characters.
In reality, the moment where Capt. James T. Kirk gives an order to gas Khan and kill him makes sense. However, they forgot one plot point that is still in effect- that is Admiral Marcus is in his giant and more powerful Starship, U.S.S. Vengeance. Admiral Marcus knows they have Khan, and would not want his secrets to be revealed to Starfleet. So the crew of the Starship U.S.S. Enterprise will still have to deal with this erratic Admiral who is focused on their destruction.
I love the scenes where Carol Marcus pops up in her underwear. I know that it was a controversial part of the movie. Although I thought it was placed in the movie to create some sexual attraction between Kirk and Marcus, since the audience knows that they will have a child together (although that could change with the new timeline). Also, as a man I did not have any problem with the scene at all; I can look at over and over again, Alice Eve is a very beautiful woman.
The next scene of the video presents Capt. James T. Kirk speaking to the cadets about their 5 year mission, and to boldly go where no man has gone before. The crew is ready to go when they are given the notice that their 5 year mission is canceled due to more advanced beaming technology, and the ability to regenerate the dead as Kirk was when he was injected with Khan’s blood.
It does make sense. Remember, Scotty invented the beaming technology (with the help of future Spock) to beam people’s atoms across space even onto moving starships, so why not beam people to planets across the galaxy. Also, if you think about it-with Khan’s blood being the key to eternal life there would not be any need to be afraid of death unless there was no special serum around to bring people back to life.
It makes you think, if they had this ability in the 1990’s why did they banish these super people into space. the ability to have eternal life would be the most valuable thing for humanity. Well, I guess there isn’t any movie out there with it fair share of plot holes.
HISHE has made another great and funny video. I loved Star Trek Into Darkness even with any plot holes- no movie is ever perfect. But it is great to laugh at them.
Featured image from Flickr (Sonny Abesamis)