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An epic rematch more than 45 years in the making, actor and original Captain Kirk William Shatner comes face-to-face again with The Gorn as they play the new Star Trek video game in this viral video from Namco Bandai.

In the spot, The Gorn (taking a break from haunting Sheldon’s dreams) takes on against Shatner as they play the game. One misunderstanding leads to a fight and… Well, you can see the results for yourself. The video pays tribute to the classic original series episode “Arena,” which featured the first appearance of The Gorn and his often discussed and parodied showdown with Captain Kirk. The Gorn reappears in the new Trek video game as an enemy. In the game, they attack the new Vulcan colony and Kirk and Spock have to stop them.

“What better way to spotlight the adventure and fun everyone can have actually playing as Capt. Kirk in the new game, than to team up the legendary former captain himself to play one of his old foes,” said LeeAnne Stables, President of Consumer Products at Paramount Pictures, in a press release. “Mr. Shatner is such a great sport and that Gorn had absolutely no chance of coming out on top this time.”

“It never ceases to amaze me how many people still ask me about that scene,” added Shatner.  “It’s 46 years later, and he hasn’t aged as well as I have.”

The Star Trek video is available for pre-order now and will released on April 23, 2013 on X-Box 360, Playstation 3 and PC. The promotional video is below along with the original Kirk/Gorn face-off from 1967.

Finally, finally, finally. Months ago it was announced the entire Star Trek library would come to Netflix Instant and now they’ve delivered. Well, it’s almost the entire Star Trek library. Available to stream is the Original Series, The Next Generation, Voyager and Enterprise . Deep Space Nine will become available in October.

If you want to feel particularly patriotic this weekendcheck out the episode, ‘The Omega Glory‘ from classic Trek. The Enterprise crew end up between warring human tribes, the Yangs and the Kohms. Of course, Yang and Kohm are derived from yank and comrade or commie with the whole thing being a Cold War allegory. All of this becomes apparent when they pull out old glory and Kirk reads the preamble to the constitution, as only Kirk can.

But wait! There’s more! In addition to sitting on your ass and marathoning Star Trek you can also now stream the entire X-Men: The Animates Series from the nineties. Fuck yeah, America! What a great way to spend our 235th birthday!

source: TheMarySue