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Cool Videos: The worst Star Trek movie ever made was produced by the US Government

03.27.2013

There are tons of really bad videos on YouTube as we are made painfully aware with every Internet search we make. With the overabundance of cameras available to anyone, all it takes is a minute of free time to make a really shitty fan film. I will say that production values do not always guarantee a good product, but they certainly help. The fact that this video even exists and at the price it cost is proof that the United States government should never be involved in film production ever again.

Granted this is only a five minute STAR TREK movie meant as an introduction to an IRS conference back in 2010, but it just shows how skewed government spending is when this abomination costs $60,000 to make. There are f*cking fan movies starring actual STAR TREK castmembers that cost less than that!

I hesitate to call this a Cool Video because it is so painfully bad. I actually think I sat through more of 2 Girls, 1 Cup than I did this video.

William Shatner himself responded via Twitter that it is an embarassment and "utter waste of tax dollars." The IRS themselves issued an apology.

"The IRS recognizes and takes seriously our obligation to be good stewards of government resources and taxpayer dollars," the IRS told the AP in a statement. "There is no mistaking that this video did not reflect the best stewardship of resources."

Remember the next time that you and your buddies feel that you don't have the skills to make your own fan film that this exists. Please flood the internet with better movies than this for all of us to enjoy.

Extra Tidbit: Just because it bothers me, but did anyone else want to punch these people for mixing Original Series and Next Generation sets and costumes? Come on, people!
Source: Mashable

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