Khaan! The Greatest Syllable Ever Told


32 Responses to “Khaan! The Greatest Syllable Ever Told”

  1. Anonymous says:

    to #1,

    here’s a clip of Wrath of Khan/ mashed-up with Chaka Khan:

  2. InsertFingerHere says:

    I wonder what the real aliens are thinking right now as this is broadcast into deep space. Probably think Shatner is some God-like deity we worship and pay homage to. Would make for a good Noir Galaxy Quest.

  3. nemryn says:

    Any guesses on how long until Paramount whines about copyright violations?

  4. Anonymous says:

    Does anyone know if the music was created for this video? Who the artist is?

  5. Machineintheghost says:



  6. Machineintheghost says:

    Wait, meant @21.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Saw a license plate this weekend: KHAAAN!
    So awesome, my NC neighbor…

  8. Maneki Nico says:

    Tim @ #18,

    I think you mean Khaannes!

  9. Anonymous says:

    Now updated for 2009:

    (Only applicable to those who have seen the new Star Trek movie)

  10. Anonymous says:

    If you like this, then you’ll like MARTIN ARNOLD, who has been making found footage films like this for decades:
    his site:

    some of his films:

  11. Anonymous says:

    Behold, “Nonplusultra” by Brooklyn’s IN FLAGRANTI:

  12. technogeek says:

    Video minimalism. Works for me, but I grew up listening to musicians like Steve Reich.

  13. jimh says:


  14. Jay Acker says:

    My memory seems to be of the actual “Khan” yelling to be much bigger and louder and longer.

  15. nanuq says:

    You do have to admire the lung power involved. If Shatner had never made it as an actor, he might have been a good sponge diver.

  16. GregLondon says:

    man, we went from evil mastermind, Khaan, to wtf mindless angry dude, Nero?

    How the mighty have fallen.

  17. Dr Benway says:

    Reminds me of Martin Arnold‘s films. Or at least the one I saw so long ago: “passage á l’acte”. Involved stretching out a simple scene from “To Kill a Mockingbird” a few seconds long into a 12 minute film.

    Here are a couple of clips I found:

    Watching these clips on the computer fails to invoke the effect the film had when I saw in the theater. The effect then was strong enough to still be with me 14 years later.

  18. Brainspore says:

    @ Greglondon #7:

    Hey, Nero still beats a whiney young Patrick Stewart clone prone to telepathic gang-rape.

  19. rob1000 says:

    That’s the only part I remember of that movie.

  20. jimh says:

    I remember the brain worm that Mr. Rourke put in Chekov’s ear. I… think.

  21. Anonymous says:

    I think Shatner needs a retroactive oscar. I’m delightfully surprised at the resonance this scene has had.

  22. Anonymous says:

    Hellllooo, MARTIN ARNOLD. Google it.

  23. dculberson says:

    Nero was pretty lame.. his motivation was so lacking. Sure, your planet’s been destroyed, you want revenge. Fine. But destroying just one other planet seems plenty cathartic to me.

  24. Gutierrez says:

    Because he tasks me! He *tasks* me! Around the moons of Vega, I chuckle at thee. Around the suns of Andromeda, I chuckle more at thee. Revenge is a dish best served with pinto beans and muffins! Kirk, oh, friend, I… Oh!

    I’m sorry.

  25. zuzu says:

    Apparently, genetically-engineered genius supermen can only manage to quote Melville.

  26. Tim says:

    Belongs at Cannes?

  27. frijole says:

    I had a chance to go see Khan a few months back at the fantastic Carolina Theater in Durham, NC.

    The scream was nothing like I have ever heard it before. It was AMAZING.

  28. grikdog says:

    It’s always fun to compare reel good overacting like that to Marlon Brando’s mincy little Twyla Tharp-footed Scum Sucking Pig moment. I never knew they made K’Boi Buttes that small.

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