Star treks Pretty cool mostly right? Traveling into space and exploring the stars sounds like a dream, but one we may not experience. Unless, of course, you’re Jeff Bezos and a new one Saturday night live Sketch reminds us how much it is sucks that only the elite gets space to experience.
With Owen Wilson as the first guest of season 47, the premiere last night showed a sketch that saw Marvels Loki star takes on the role of Amazon’s ex-CEO Jeff Bezos. Im cleverly named Star Trek: Ego Quest, Bezos is the captain of the SS with a cowboy hat New shipment. No ship is complete without its crew, and Bezos includes his younger brother Mark (played by Wilson’s brother Luke), Dutch 18-year-old Oliver Daemon and astronaut Wally Funk! All three accompanied Bezos on his space flight last July. “Your mission,” emphasizes the narrator, “just to fly through space and screw up … in a ship that looks like a penis.” Become part of the prestigious Paramount + series of Star Trek shows 2023 of course.
As a Star Trek sketch, it’s pretty fun. Wilson gets goofy in a way he hasn’t seen in a while when Bezos is hanging around with Richard Branson and the two casually flaunt their wealth by crashing into space stations. Except for a pretty solid dig on Amazons well reported bad treatment of his workers, the best moment comes with the cameo of Elon Musk (Mikey Day) and his SpaceX ship. That strange twitch Musk has when he laughs is haunting.
Wilson’s other Amazon-related sketch may be too strange for its own good. It starts with him and a group of friends trying to split their checks evenly. Just as Wilson’s orders get bigger and stranger, things turn hard left and bring Nazis into play. It is said to be an excavation at Amazon Prime various television programsbut the punch line takes a little too long to get there. So basically it’s a standard SNL sketch.
Still Wilson’s Star Trek Sketch comes at just the right time. End of the month on October 28th, wonder will reach Paramount + and will be the first kids show for the series. The following month on November 18. discovery will return for his fourth season. Star treks other two big shows—Strange new worlds and the second season of Picard– will both land in 2022.
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