Star Trek Dance Floor

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Vid
Title: Star Trek Dance Floor
Creator: Sloane
Date: June 8, 2009
Format: digital vid
Length: 1:32 minutes
Music: "Too Many Dicks on the Dance Floor" by Flight of the Conchords
Genre: metavid
Fandom: Star Trek: Alternate Original Series
Footage: Star Trek (2009)
URL: ...on the dance floor

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Star Trek Dance Floor by Sloane is a feminist critique of the 2009 Star Trek film, posted a month after the film's release. The vid juxtaposes clips of different characters from the film with The Flight of the Conchords' song "Too Many Dicks on the Dance Floor" to show the gender imbalance in the cast.

The vid was reviewed on the Political Remix Video blog, where it was the most-viewed post as of March 2010.

Sloane's first vid is a hilarious visual critique of the 2009 Star Trek movie re-boot. Sloane takes the popular ironically sexist song, "Too Many Dicks on the Dance Floor" by Flight of the Concords and edits together clips of the largely male Star Trek cast to critique the male dominated storyline. Sloane says of her vid "I was disappointed that J.J. Abrams had dramatically rewritten so many elements of Star Trek canon - and had largely ignored women. I was surprised how many people didn't seem to think that was a problem, or even that the issue existed." This video also serves as a strong argument for the use of cam recordings for visual criticism and critique. [1][2]

This vid also inspired at least one other vid: the video game remix "Too Many Dicks" by Anita Sarkeesian of FeministFrequency.com[3] On September 10, political remixer Jonathan McIntosh released a version of "Too Many Dicks" remixing Daily Show footage (to comment on the lack of female comedians and perspective on the show) and explicitly cites Sloan's Star Trek vid as his inspiration in the credits. [4]

References

  1. Elisa. Star Trek Dance Floor (Too Many Dicks), posted June 29, 2009.
  2. Elisa. Too Many Dicks (Video Games), posted March 26, 2010.
  3. Remix: Too Many Dicks, posted March 23, 2010.
  4. Too Many Dicks on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.