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Watch what happens when Star Trek and Star Wars collide

Watch what happens when Star Trek and Star Wars collide

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The Carbonite Maneuver is a 90-second trailer that jams eternal adversaries Star Wars and Star Trek together to make something both brilliant and blasphemous. The fictional crossover — named by combining Star Trek episode "The Corbomite Maneuver" and the stuff Han Solo gets encased in — imagines that the starship Enterprise has somehow traveled far, far away and long, long ago, getting caught up in the war between the Empire and the Rebellion. Luke and Han are replaced by Kirk and Spock, and it's the Enterprise, at the hands of William Shatner, that finally finishes off the first Death Star.

The scale is a bit off — the Enterprise has hundreds of crew members but fits neatly into the Death Star trench — but the crackly '80s sci-fi aesthetic is dead-on. The editing job is perfect, too, splicing shots of TIE fighters against footage of the Enterprise and showing footage of AT-AT walkers invading Starfleet bases. Actors from both series share the final title card with one cute little addition — the fake movie stars R2-D2 "as himself."