Did you hear it? Cheers of elation that turned to "aw, man!" when people realized that there was no "Meh" button coming to Facebook, new"Star Trek" movie starring George Takei or GPS-enabled sippy cup for your kid. April Fool's gags, sure. But not bad ideas, really.
Takei's post got 80,544 likes, hundreds of reposts and blog entries with old-school Trekkies practically drooling with excitement.
He wrote: "The studio has acknowledged the fan enthusiasm for this concept ever since I appeared in command of the vessel in 'The Undiscovered Country.' J.J. Abrams will direct, with Robert Orci again writing the screenplay.... Also featured are Gilbert Gottfried (playing a wily Ferengi First Officer) and Lisa Lampanelli (as a Bajoran security officer)."
Maybe minus Gottfried and Lampanelli, that could be an interesting concept, Mr. Abrams. With the concept as described -- Sulu encounters Bajorans and Ferengi -- he'd have to work his time-space magic again. As one of the nearly 17,000 commenters noted: "Sounds fantastic....but the other two races dont show up till much later in star trek."
Taken fans would have happily used the next joke that could be turned into a good idea. TechCrunch posted that Facebook was going to add a Hate button.