Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Zombies. Huh. What are they good for? Hollywood seems to lack the skills to release quality undead cinema, so a little upstart company called Quirk Books has to step in and show them how its done while simultaneously taunting us with awesome trailers for movies that don't exist. But all hope is not lost! The trailer is for a book!! You can READ and let your imagination take flight to a place where chubby Captain Picards flee in terror from the unspeakable horror of a ZOMBIE OUTBREAK!!! Ahhh. Books rule.

From the publisher of the New York Times best seller Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, comes a new kind of mash-up… Night of the Living Trekkies by Kevin Anderson and Sam Stall. Just as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies blended monster mayhem with the world of regency romance, Night of the Living Trekkies (Quirk Books, Sept. 7, $14.95) mixes a zombie apocalypse with the enduring pop-culture phenomenon of sci-fi fandom in this exciting original novel.

Jim Pike was the world’s biggest Star Trek fan—until two tours of duty in Afghanistan destroyed his faith in the human race. Now he sleepwalks through life as the assistant manager of a small hotel in downtown Houston. But when hundreds of Trekkies arrive in his lobby for a science fiction convention, Jim finds himself surrounded by costumed Klingons, Vulcans, and Ferengi—plus a strange virus that transforms its carriers into savage, flesh-eating zombies!

As bloody corpses stumble to life and the planet teeters on the brink of apocalypse, Jim must deliver a ragtag crew of fanboys and fangirls to safety. Dressed in homemade uniforms and armed with prop phasers, their prime directive is to survive. But how long can they last in the ultimate no-win scenario?

Fast, funny, and loaded with countless references to Star Trek, geek culture, and science-fiction conventions (just wait until the gorgeous Princess Leia lookalike crashes the party), Night of the Living Trekkies already has Web sites, such as io9, TrekToday, MediaBistro, and SciFiWire, abuzz. It’s the final frontier of zombie mash-ups and will appeal to anyone who enjoys science fiction, horror, or the Comic Con scene!

Night of the Living Trekkies is apparently out now, though this is the first we are hearing of it. To celebrate the release, Quirk have put out a brand new trailer to make us wish this were, at the very least, a short film. Live Long and Eat brains!!

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