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Hilarious Fan Edit Turns Star Trek: Picard Trailer Into Viagra Commercial

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A new fan edited video offered up a very different take on the recent Star Trek: Picard trailer, turning it into a Viagra commercial. The highly anticipated follow-up to Star Trek: The Next Generation was first announced as coming to CBS All Access last August. Devised by Alex Kurtzman (Star Trek Into Darkness), the series will be comprised of 10 episodes and Patrick Stewart is confirmed to be returning to the role. The story is set to take place 20 years after the events of Star Trek: Nemesis, which marked Stewart's previously final on-screen appearance as the character.

Aside from some character breakdowns, details regarding the plot remain firmly under wraps. With filming officially starting in April, however, the first teaser trailer was recently released. It centers primarily on shots of a vineyard, presumably with Jean Luc Picard farming the land personally and living a quiet life. The footage is accompanied by a voiceover, that not only emphasizes Picard's heroic history, but teases potential secrets lurking in the background. The voiceover tells us he left Starfleet after leading the largest rescue armada in history. It's believed, however, that it had something to do with the destruction of Romulus that kicked off 2009's Star Trek film.

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A fan by the name of Gilbert Tang, however, has offered a vastly different idea. That idea being, of all things, erectile dysfunction. Switching out the established voiceover, Tang replaces it with narration from a viagra commercial. The results are surprisingly effective, with the imagery fitting that which is often seen in such commercials. Plus, it's hard to deny that, with this new voiceover and approach in mind, certain shots and motifs do take on a more phallic-based quality. Check out the full, hilarious video below:

The series will also star Santiago Cabrera (Heroes), Harry Treadaway (Mr. Mercedes), and Alison Pill (American Horror Story). Kurtzman will oversee the entire production, no doubt serving as the main writer on multiple episodes, and Jonathan Frakes will serve as a director on at least two episodes of the first season. Frakes, of course, played the popular William Riker in Star Trek: The Next Generation. The character was last seen taking command of his own ship, USS Titan, and it's unclear whether he'll reprise the role alongside Stewart or remain strictly behind the camera.

Are problems downstairs the real reason for Picard turning his back on Starfleet? Probably not. After all, Starfleet captains are a surprisingly virile bunch. With Picard's vineyard paying off one of Star Trek: The Next Generation's best episodes and the show clearly committed to tying in with previous Star Trek outings, it's doubtful that it would rely on such a silly concept and potentially juvenile character motivation. Stewart may have more of a foray into comedy in recent years, and made some truly unexpected character choices - including Poop in the Emoji Movie - but it's likely not the tone a Star Trek property is going for. Still, it's certainly a brilliantly inventive parody; one that is sure to provide more than a few chuckles as fans await further news on what to expect from the series.

More: Star Trek: Everything We Know About The Picard TV Show

Star Trek: Picard season 1 is expected to release in late 2019.

Source: Gilbert Tang

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