“Gorgonzola is attacking us Captain!” Star Drunk, an hilarious space drama by drunk people


(image via YouTube (c) Chris R Wilson and Zach Persson)
(image via YouTube (c) Chris R Wilson and Zach Persson)


Going into space is not for the fainthearted.

I am not saying that from personal experience of course since (a) I am not Neil Armstrong or any of the other 23 men who ventured to the moon during NASA’s golden age of lunar exploration, (b) Laika, a dog who was launched by the Soviets as the first animal in space (and who suffered a truly sad end poor creature), or (c) Captain Kirk, E.T., or Ellen Ripley but rather from the idea that being sent into the cold, dark, soundless vacuum of space, without an atmosphere to protect you and all the comforts of Earthbound home, is not exactly a walk in the park.

To handle it well I would presume you would need every last ounce of ingenuity, wit and sober judgement to make sure you not only went into space, but also, and the failure to do this would be kind of a deal breaker, to make it back alive, intact and able to tell your tale.

Which is why the thought of not just journeying through space, but fighting battles with hostile aliens, while you’re drunk is so amusing that it just had to be the subject of a short film, one that was preferably written while drunk – it was, thanks to Chris R. Wilson and Zach Persson – and naturally, filmed while drunk, all of it thanks to alcohol supplied by New Deal Distillery.

The result is Star Drunk: Space Alien V, and it is, as you would rightly expect, an absolute hoot of galactic proportions, a mashup of Star Trek, Star Wars and Battlestar Galactica that more than lives up to the wild idea proposed by Chris R Wilson and co one night as he explains on his YouTube page:

Star Drunk is the sequel to the viral short film Cleverbot: Do You Love Me. Star Drunk is an experiment in writing a short film while drunk; several writers from Portland got together one night to write the script. We promised each other that whatever we wrote that night, we’d produce as a short film.”

And indeed they did, and as The Daily Dot makes clear, it’s the funniest and drunkest “Boldly going where no one has ever gone before…” that you have ever seen or will likely ever see:

“[The] five-minute clip begins with shots of vodka and some intense slurring, and it ends with an excellent “Go home, you’re drunk” joke. In between, there are dramatic speeches, interstellar battles, and betrayals. And more slurring. Another question: So whyzit s’bright on the ship?”

So throw on your shades, grab your bottle of Stolichnaya and ENGAGE … assuming you can fight the right button on the console in front of you, of course …

(source: Laughing Squid)


And here’s a Behind the Scenes look at the making of Space Drunk
And the short film that preceded it, Cleverbot: Do You Love Me

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