Viz Trek

Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by Khan 2.0, Dec 1, 2020.

  1. Khan 2.0

    Khan 2.0 Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2013
    Location:
    earth...but when?...spock?
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2020
    johnnybear, nightwind1 and Qonundrum like this.
  2. Maurice

    Maurice Fact Trekker Premium Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2005
    Location:
    One ferry ride from Starfleet HQ
    Broken. You have to click the LINK icon in the toolbar or make a web address a link, like this.

    I had no idea what Viz was until I looked. Here's the description from the site:
     
  3. 1001001

    1001001 Very Stable Genius Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2001
    Location:
    Danny Street
    “O’Hoolahoop”?

    Wow, that’s some sophisticated humor right there.

    :rolleyes:
     
  4. Qonundrum

    Qonundrum Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    May 18, 2017
    Location:
    The clinic located by the Q Continuum
    "Viz" - the name alone reminds me of that video game from the UK for the Commdore Amiga and Atari ST (but never the NES, ha!) from around 1990 or so. A comic so crude it might have influenced "South Park" and "Family Guy", though a lot from late-80s culture could have been inspiration (e.g. Garbage Pail kids), not to mention something no doubt illicit, but I digress. I had no idea Viz was such a competitor of MAD Magazine at the time...

    Some of the jokes had some wit - it was a bit hit-or-miss. YMMV.

    The comic was apparently drawn in 2017? It's a bit late to parody 1966 Trek while merging 1996 email server connectivity protocol configurations... if critics were wailing over "Spaceballs" being a paltry 4 to 11 years late for lampooning the Star Wars saga, that's nothing less than the butt of a "hold my beer" meme.

    Not to mention, manual configuration of email services has been passe for some time now. Given UX and UI quality being even more variable, the old-school email applications - despite needing IMAP and everything else configured - were a bit more user-friendly, but YMMV...

    Also, the missed out on an obvious joke by using "Metabilis" instead of "Meatballs". Unless that was the joke.

    Also, the comic is too clean. It should be a lot more crude given it's Viz... unless that's another joke?


    Addendum:

    I had to look up those memories of the good ol' days... wish I hadn't, but here's the video anyway for all to enjoy, should they dare attempt to do so:

    Right, here ya go... but it really is a bit crude and I forgot some of the more unexpected moments that appear in-game, never mind some of the more overt ones...
     
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2020
  5. Malicia

    Malicia Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2020
    Location:
    England, UK
    I'm a big fan of Viz although I don't buy it anymore because it's not funny and well overpriced. I bought the issue with this story in it a few years ago and there is another very funny one where a captain of a ship ready to embark on a lengthy expedition is looking for the keys for the entire story. With the familiar coming back to the same place on the bridge and saying "they were here, they were bloody here".
     
    Qonundrum likes this.
  6. Commishsleer

    Commishsleer Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2013
    Location:
    Backwaters of Australia
    Perfect for my Cybersecurity course. Might include it is one of my assignments
     
  7. T'Bonz

    T'Bonz Romulan Curmudgeon Administrator

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2000
    Location:
    Across the Neutral Zone
    I seem to remember reading something like that. He never did find the keys.
     
  8. Maurice

    Maurice Fact Trekker Premium Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2005
    Location:
    One ferry ride from Starfleet HQ
    Most of those names are lame. But one of the more clever name parodies I recall was in (I think) a Scholastic Star Trek parody where "Mr. Spark" was a pyromaniac, and the captain ordering "Fire!" had the results you'd expect.
     
    Serveaux, Qonundrum and publiusr like this.
  9. Jadeb

    Jadeb Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2017
    It’s a fairly deep-dive reference to Doctor Who. Metebelis III is a planet ruled by giant spiders, and it proved rather important to Jon Pertwee’s third Doctor back in the 1970s.
     
    johnnybear likes this.
  10. Khan 2.0

    Khan 2.0 Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2013
    Location:
    earth...but when?...spock?
  11. Jadeb

    Jadeb Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2017
    Orac likes this.
  12. Orac

    Orac Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2007
    Location:
    The TARDIS
    That Star Trek parody was pretty average but the Doctor Who one is the shit!
     
  13. Mister Spock

    Mister Spock Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2013
    Location:
    North London, England
    The writers at Viz would treat being called sophisticated as an insult. This is, after all, the magazine that publishes such strips as The Fat Slags, Sid the Sexist, Topless Skateboarding Nun and Mickey's Monkey Spunk Moped.

    Being crass, offensive, disgusting and vulgar is their thing. You can't expect anything too highbrow from the publication that sells tea towels depicting the Life of Christ with cats, and porcelain teddy bears designed to look like famous serial killers.
     
    JoeZhang, publiusr and Orac like this.
  14. johnnybear

    johnnybear Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2014
    It did indeed leading to the regeneration and Tom Baker's iconic Doctor Who which lasted some seven series! :techman:
    JB
     
    publiusr likes this.