Tuesday, May 27
Producers of Ace of Cakes recently released pictures of a Star Trek cake, made by Duff and the staff at Charm City Cakes, that will be featured in an upcoming episode. While you'd expect the typical "that's awesome! how they do that?" kind of reactions, some commenters at TrekMovie.com were EXTREMELY upset over one tiny blunder:
SCOTTY (the "beam me up" one?) WAS PUT IN THE WRONG CHAIR!!!!
Sean all-caps complained:
"THIS IS A DISASTER I CAN’T BELIEVE THEY PUT SCOTTY IN THE NAVIGATOR’S POSITION I CAN’T BELIEVE THESE PEOPLE ARE SO CLUELESS ABOUT THE BASICS OF STAR TREK THIS IS A DISASTER"
You can honestly feel the sense of urgency in Sean's words, disregarding commonly accepted punctuation and grammar rules, beginning and ending with "THIS IS A DISASTER" to really get his point across. It's tragically dorky.
And then, the nerd war began:
"Actually Sean, Scotty DID sit at the Navigator's Station on the bridge at the end of the second pilot 'Where No Man Has Gone Before' because Navigator Gary Mitchel was dead."
"Scotty and Uhura are not in the right spots and Chekov is nowhere to be found. Even before Chekov came onto the show Scotty didn't sit there."
"Other things that cake got wrong:
1. The captain’s chair is not precisely in the center.
2. There isn’t a second level separating the science/com/engineering stations from the captain’s chair and helm.
3. Uhura is all wrong."
Some Trekkies weren't as bothered by it:
"Sean: Have you ever kissed a girl??!?!?!?!?!
It's an F-in cake. Turn-off your caps lock and and stop making trekkers look like such OCD losers."
Haha... I love it!