Star Wrecked: The Commotion Picture

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Fan Film
Title: "Star Wrecked: The Commotion Picture" or "Star Wreck: The Commotion Picture"
Creator: Ellen Pickles
Date: 1982
Medium: VHS
Fandom: Star Trek

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"Star Wrecked: The Commotion Picture" was a VCR era film edit by Ellen Pickles. It was shown at Mediawest 1982 and other conventions.

"My cousin, Ellen Pickles, was studying Media back then and she got a hold of a film reel of ST:TMP. She and her friends converted it to tape and edited the sound and other clips. They toured the local cons with this. She sent Walter Koning a copy of the commercial “Chubby Chekhov’s greatest screams” The only original footage made for the tape. He showed it for a while during his appearances. She never made many copies or showed it outside of cons. She was afraid of getting sued for copyright infringements. With all the piracy going on with YouTube, I don’t think she now has a lot to worry about."[1]
"George Otto asked about the involvement of Gene Roddenberry in Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan. At Balticon 13 (April '82), prior to a showing of Star Wreck: The Commotion Picture the creator of this video tape editing spoof showed some slides of the then upcoming ST:TWoK. During this preview, she said that Roddenberry's only involvement with ST:TWoK was to receive a royalty. He did, however, reserve the right to pull his name from the movie if he didn't approve of the final product. Thus his appearance as Executive Consultant in the credits simply indicates his approval of the movie as a whole."[2]


  1. Forum:The ORIGINAL Star Wreck: The Commotion Picture - Memory Alpha - Wikia, Archived version
  2. 14 Jul 1982 post by Marcia Snyder to SF-LOVERS AT MIT.