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

Mar. 27, 2013by: Alex Maidy

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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2:35PM on 03/28/2013
As a British taxman and maker of short films, where did the 60,000 dollars go?
As a British taxman and maker of short films, where did the 60,000 dollars go?
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5:40PM on 03/27/2013
Mixing different series' costumes? This is Generations all over again!
Mixing different series' costumes? This is Generations all over again!
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2:56PM on 03/28/2013
wow... that's unwatchable on so many levels.
wow... that's unwatchable on so many levels.
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8:29AM on 03/28/2013
That $60,000 could have gone to infrastructure, child services, or education.
This was really bad.
That $60,000 could have gone to infrastructure, child services, or education.
This was really bad.
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7:11PM on 03/27/2013
And this would be the best: [link]
And this would be the best: [link]
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1:25AM on 03/28/2013
Great share. Carrey's Shatner impression is fantastic.
Great share. Carrey's Shatner impression is fantastic.
6:57PM on 03/27/2013

Why? Just why?

Why would enough people think this is a good idea to actually make it... It hurt me to watch. that's how bad it was.
Why would enough people think this is a good idea to actually make it... It hurt me to watch. that's how bad it was.
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5:52PM on 03/27/2013

My God...

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11:18PM on 03/27/2013
"Fascinating."

As if the IRS isn't inflicting enough pain as it is.
"Fascinating."

As if the IRS isn't inflicting enough pain as it is.
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6:26PM on 03/27/2013

Anyone else hear Jonah Hill's voice?

Also... this was God awful.
Also... this was God awful.
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