Elvis vs. Star Trek: There is no comparison (or maybe there is. . . .)

There is a middle ground between genius and insanity. . . .
That’s the signpost up ahead!
You’ve just crossed over into . . . The Film Frontier.

A blogger pal of mine, Thomas over at Elvis Today, is looking to widen his knowledge of Star Trek. He has collected a few DVDs in the past, but this year’s new film has given him the bug again.

I am always looking for content, and this sparked an idea. What better way to acclimate an Elvis expert like Thomas to Star Trek than to relate them to each other? I am not sure how this is going to work out, but I am going to give it a shot.

I suppose Star Trek experts that are looking to expand their knowledge of Elvis could use these same comparisons in reverse. We here at The Film Frontier want to go green, so that makes this a dual-use post.

You have to be very careful when reading a post like this, or you might strip your gears!

  • Star Trek: The Original Series–The Complete Seasons 1-3 is to Star Trek as ELVIS: The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll-The Complete 50s Masters is to Elvis.
  • Inside Star Trek: The Real Story by Herbert F. Solow and Robert H. Justman is to Star Trek as Last Train To Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley by Peter Guralnick is to Elvis.
  • Star Trek: The Motion Picture is to Star Trek as Paradise, Hawaiian Style is to Elvis.
  • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is to Star Trek as Elvis: That’s The Way It Is is to Elvis.
  • Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home is to Star Trek as “Are You Laughing Tonight?” is to Elvis.
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation Seasons 1 & 2 and Star Trek: Insurrection are to Star Trek as “C-O-N-F-I-D-ENCE” and “A Dog’s Life” are to Elvis.
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation Seasons 3-7 and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine are to Star Trek as ELVIS: Command Performances-The Essential 60s Masters II is to Elvis.
  • Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Enterprise are to Star Trek as lousy imitators are to Elvis.
  • Star Trek Chronology: The History of the Future by Michael Okuda and Denise Okuda is to Star Trek as Elvis Day By Day: The Definitive Record of His Life and Music by Peter Guralnick and Ernst Jorgensen is to Elvis.
  • Star Trek: Remastered is to Star Trek as Elvis vs. JXL: A Little Less Conversation is to Elvis.
  • The 2009 Star Trek film is to Star Trek as ELVIS (’68 Comeback Special) is to Elvis.With apologies to the great Rod Serling for stealing and mangling his words at the top.