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Old September 8 2008, 04:36 AM   #1
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TOS KFC commerical--how did we miss this?

Having searched the forum and come up blank, it looks like we somehow all missed that a year or so ago, KFC recreated the bridge and crew of the classic Enterprise for a TV spot.

I can't believe I never saw this on TV. And it's creepy how good some of the likenesses are to the original actors--can we replace Simon Pegg with whoever played this Scotty?
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Old September 8 2008, 04:49 AM   #2
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Re: TOS KFC commerical--how did we miss this?

This was hilarous! Nice to see the old show still out there like this. "Hey, who took my fries?!"
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Old September 8 2008, 04:51 AM   #3
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Re: TOS KFC commerical--how did we miss this?

That had to be shown only outside the US... I'd've seen or heard about it before now, otherwise. The Kirk and Scotty look-alikes were almost perfect and the Uhura and Chekov weren't bad, either.

Were those the TOS actors actual voices? They were all just too spot-on... even Uhura. I noted the complete absence of Spock, and it doesn't seem like the kind of thing Nimoy would agree to do.
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Old September 8 2008, 05:21 AM   #4
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Re: TOS KFC commerical--how did we miss this?

^ Nimoy was busy shooting VW commercials.
I never even heard of this one. Usually I would have. Their likenesses are uncanny, but the acting is terrible.
THIS is a parody... the same kind of parody J.J. Abrams said he wants to avoid. I'd rather see actors who can act more than look-a-likes who cannot.
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Old September 8 2008, 05:50 AM   #5
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Re: TOS KFC commerical--how did we miss this?

that was different.
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Old September 8 2008, 06:03 AM   #6
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Re: TOS KFC commerical--how did we miss this?

That was the best thing I've seen in days! Thanks for the link Gep Malakai!
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Old September 8 2008, 06:40 AM   #7
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Re: TOS KFC commerical--how did we miss this?

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That had to be shown only outside the US... I'd've seen or heard about it before now, otherwise. The Kirk and Scotty look-alikes were almost perfect and the Uhura and Chekov weren't bad, either.

Were those the TOS actors actual voices? They were all just too spot-on... even Uhura. I noted the complete absence of Spock, and it doesn't seem like the kind of thing Nimoy would agree to do.
There's something in the comments which says that it is them doing the voices and that or another comment places it as being from around 1991, and shown in the U.S.

I sure don't remember seeing it, though, and I haven't found anything else to check it against.
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Old September 8 2008, 06:44 AM   #8
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Having searched the forum and come up blank, it looks like we somehow all missed that a year or so ago, KFC recreated the bridge and crew of the classic Enterprise for a TV spot.
Man that guy looked just like Shatner!
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Old September 8 2008, 08:03 AM   #9
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Re: TOS KFC commerical--how did we miss this?

I'm stunned. How did I miss that? It must have been something that aired outside the U.S.

And the voices were either the genuine article or amazing impressions. I lean toward the former. The person in the comments must have been right (proper voices plus reasonable physical doubles can go a long way...)
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Old September 8 2008, 11:33 AM   #10
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Re: TOS KFC commerical--how did we miss this?

I don't know if it's my pre-coffee mindset, but damn if that wasn't the funniest thing I've seen in a long time.
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Old September 8 2008, 11:38 AM   #11
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Re: TOS KFC commerical--how did we miss this?

It's 5:38 in the morning and I want greasy chicken.

Thanks for posting that, Gep Malakai. Great find.
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Old September 8 2008, 12:27 PM   #12
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Re: TOS KFC commerical--how did we miss this?

I'll check this again when I can put the sound up, but the lookalikes were pretty good.

Do any British BBSers remember the ads telling us about electricity privatisation in the 80s? I swear Shatner was in one, possibly Doohan as well. Were they?
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Old September 8 2008, 12:42 PM   #13
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Re: TOS KFC commerical--how did we miss this?

Fantastic ad! The likenesses were scary...
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Do any British BBSers remember the ads telling us about electricity privatisation in the 80s? I swear Shatner was in one, possibly Doohan as well. Were they?
Rght here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7PW8qGFFi4
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Old September 8 2008, 12:50 PM   #14
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Re: TOS KFC commerical--how did we miss this?

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Man that guy looked just like Shatner!
It helps that all the cuts were very, very quick. Doesn't give you time to study them and find the flaws.
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Old September 8 2008, 12:59 PM   #15
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Thank you! Powergen, should have remembered that. I can remember Dad getting caught up in the fever and buying and selling shares at the time in the newly privatised companies.
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