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(Uproxx)   Star Trek teleportation prank proves people in shopping malls in England have never heard of twins before   (uproxx.com) divider line 68
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2013-09-11 11:16:58 AM
Meh
 
2013-09-11 11:25:25 AM
"IT'S A BLOODY DOUBLE!!"
 
2013-09-11 11:26:55 AM
 
2013-09-11 11:27:12 AM
I'd "beam up" that assistant.  The female volunteer too.
 
2013-09-11 11:27:22 AM
Man, if a Space Nutter saw that he'd die from the supersonic shockwave of his erection. I'm guessing it would be a wet "SMECK!" kind of sound like Don Martin sound effects. "We're going into SPAAAAA  SMECK!"
 
2013-09-11 11:29:13 AM
Jesus, people are stupid.
 
2013-09-11 11:31:31 AM
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2013-09-11 11:33:35 AM
Star Trek transporters and twins? Is this a recreation of The Enemy Within?
 
2013-09-11 11:33:44 AM
Wow, they sure are pasty across the pond.

/hot Vulcan girl
 
2013-09-11 11:35:21 AM
I like how they gave you a glimpse into the box from the back. It's a modified version of the Pepper's Ghost illusion.
 
2013-09-11 11:36:22 AM
The trick was pretty obvious, but the setup and execution were well done. Most of the work is in selling it to the audience.
 
2013-09-11 11:41:56 AM
If they did it in Kansas, the people in the mall would have burned the guy running the transporter as a witch.
 
2013-09-11 11:44:46 AM

Bermuda59: If they did it in Kansas, the people in the mall would have burned the guy running the transporter as a witch.


wait wasn't it in the new england states that most of the witch burning occured
 
2013-09-11 11:45:37 AM
Wow, it's going to be amazing we can 3D-print people!
 
2013-09-11 11:52:34 AM
"It's an illusion. Pranks are what douchebag college kids play."
 
2013-09-11 11:57:47 AM

Waldo Pepper: Bermuda59: If they did it in Kansas, the people in the mall would have burned the guy running the transporter as a witch.

wait wasn't it in the new england states that most of the witch burning occured


They got better.
 
2013-09-11 11:58:11 AM

Waldo Pepper: Bermuda59: If they did it in Kansas, the people in the mall would have burned the guy running the transporter as a witch.

wait wasn't it in the new england states that most of the witch burning occured


The Salem witches were hanged and not burned at the stake.  Burning was more European.  If I remember correctly.
 
2013-09-11 12:00:13 PM

Nogrhi: The Salem witches were hanged and not burned at the stake.


One guy was pressed to death beneath large stone slabs.
 
2013-09-11 12:04:28 PM

RexTalionis: Nogrhi: The Salem witches were hanged and not burned at the stake.

One guy was pressed to death beneath large stone slabs.


Yep.  Giles Corey.  All because he wouldn't take a plea.
 
2013-09-11 12:05:20 PM
If they really wanted to have fun they should have created some sort of malfunction. Have the person disapear, get cloned, or turn into some disfigured monster.
 
2013-09-11 12:08:05 PM

RexTalionis: Nogrhi: The Salem witches were hanged and not burned at the stake.

One guy was pressed to death beneath large stone slabs.


That was for refusing to enter a plea, though. Not witchcraft, per se.
 
2013-09-11 12:08:08 PM

Cybernetic: The trick was pretty obvious, but the setup and execution were well done. Most of the work is in selling it to the audience.


The fark video tab is a pretty gullible audience (twerk fire as an example) so I'd invite them all to the mall before I filmed something like this.
 
2013-09-11 12:08:28 PM
Meh. No brasd cajones award unless he also requested more weight.
 
2013-09-11 12:13:23 PM
Meh.

Now, if they had swapped the guy in the transporter so when they opened the door it looked like he was turned inside-out, that would have been awesome.
 
2013-09-11 12:35:18 PM

Tigger: [24.media.tumblr.com image 500x206]


Spoiler alert!
 
2013-09-11 12:35:27 PM

Tigger: [24.media.tumblr.com image 500x206]


www.martin-olsen.com
 
2013-09-11 12:36:12 PM

heavymetal: If they really wanted to have fun they should have created some sort of malfunction. Have the person disapear, get cloned, or turn into some disfigured monster.


Go Benny Hill.  Girl gets transported but on the other end she is only wearing black underwear to only quickly cover herself up and then a chase ensues.
 
2013-09-11 12:47:17 PM
Recreate "The Fly". THAT would have been amusing.
 
2013-09-11 12:51:05 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: Man, if a Space Nutter saw that he'd die from the supersonic shockwave of his erection. I'm guessing it would be a wet "SMECK!" kind of sound like Don Martin sound effects. "We're going into SPAAAAA  SMECK!"


Would that be similar to the sound of an anti-space nutter's explosive erection caused by fantasizing about the space nutter's erection?

/I have the weirdest boner now
 
2013-09-11 12:55:29 PM

cranked: Quantum Apostrophe: Man, if a Space Nutter saw that he'd die from the supersonic shockwave of his erection. I'm guessing it would be a wet "SMECK!" kind of sound like Don Martin sound effects. "We're going into SPAAAAA  SMECK!"

Would that be similar to the sound of an anti-space nutter's explosive erection caused by fantasizing about the space nutter's erection?

/I have the weirdest boner now


Let me check...

Nah, not even a softie.
 
2013-09-11 12:58:32 PM

Gonz: RexTalionis: Nogrhi: The Salem witches were hanged and not burned at the stake.

One guy was pressed to death beneath large stone slabs.

That was for refusing to enter a plea, though. Not witchcraft, per se.


And he asked for it. His last words were "More weight!"
 
2013-09-11 01:06:22 PM

shifter_: Recreate "The Fly". THAT would have been amusing.


Woulda been better if after they 'teleported' the guy, someone on the second floor dropped a clothing wrapped bag of hamburger meat in the crowd.
 
2013-09-11 01:22:13 PM

YodaBlues: Woulda been better if after they 'teleported' the guy, someone on the second floor dropped a clothing wrapped bag of hamburger meat in the crowd.


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2013-09-11 01:23:44 PM

YodaBlues: shifter_: Recreate "The Fly". THAT would have been amusing.

Woulda been better if after they 'teleported' the guy, someone on the second floor dropped a clothing wrapped bag of hamburger meat in the crowd.


Sounds funny at first, but gets less so when you realize they'd have probably been up to their asses in lawsuits.
 
2013-09-11 01:26:36 PM
Yet another reason why we shouldn't just let anyone and everyone vote.
 
2013-09-11 01:37:47 PM

Mugato: "It's an illusion. Pranks are what douchebag college kids play."


Great, now they have to hit the other twin in the head with a shovel and bury him in shallow grave to keep up the illusion.
 
2013-09-11 01:46:03 PM

Prophet of Loss: lazfx: Meh

This. MIT did it better.


Not a chance. Creating an illusion on video is trivial compared to creating on in front of a crowd.

My question is how do they get the first twin out of the booth before sticking someone else in there? Is the booth big enough that they can just stay in there?
 
2013-09-11 01:46:35 PM
I teleported home one nightWith Ron and Sid and Meg.Ron stole Meggie's heart awayAnd I got Sidney's leg.
 
2013-09-11 02:34:01 PM
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/can't believe I'm the first one with this
//how's your mom?
 
2013-09-11 02:43:06 PM

Savage Bacon: [076dd0a50e0c1255009e-bd4b8aabaca29897bc751dfaf75b290c.r40.cf1.rackcd n .com image 320x144]

/can't believe I'm the first one with this
//how's your mom?


Well I know, but um, couldn't I call them the Naughty Twins or something?
 
2013-09-11 02:45:49 PM

tricycleracer: Tigger: [24.media.tumblr.com image 500x206]

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I finally got around to watching that and didn't realize till towards the end that I was watching a sci-fi flick.
 
2013-09-11 02:48:30 PM
BTW... someone should've just started screaming during the process and not have his/her twin show up later.

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Or 're-materialize' sporting a goatee.

images2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-09-11 02:56:35 PM

GameSprocket: My question is how do they get the first twin out of the booth before sticking someone else in there? Is the booth big enough that they can just stay in there?


They simply borrowed a spare Tardis from the BBC and mocked up a Star Trek exterior.
 
2013-09-11 03:08:43 PM

Spaced Lion: YodaBlues: shifter_: Recreate "The Fly". THAT would have been amusing.

Woulda been better if after they 'teleported' the guy, someone on the second floor dropped a clothing wrapped bag of hamburger meat in the crowd.

Sounds funny at first, but gets less so when you realize they'd have probably been up to their asses in lawsuits.


In Texas someone would pulled an assualt rifle out and toasted "The Fly"
 
2013-09-11 03:12:01 PM

PsyLord: BTW... someone should've just started screaming during the process and not have his/her twin show up later.



Or 're-materialize' sporting a goatee.


I vote goatee
 
2013-09-11 04:05:21 PM

GameSprocket: Prophet of Loss: lazfx: Meh

This. MIT did it better.

Not a chance. Creating an illusion on video is trivial compared to creating on in front of a crowd.

My question is how do they get the first twin out of the booth before sticking someone else in there? Is the booth big enough that they can just stay in there?


It would not surprise me if the whole crowd was in on it.
 
2013-09-11 04:27:01 PM

weapon13: My question is how do they get the first twin out of the booth before sticking someone else in there? Is the booth big enough that they can just stay in there?

It would not surprise me if the whole crowd was in on it.


There has to be some editing trickery. The person obviously has to get out of the Tardis for the next demonstration. Then they get some guy to jerk off in front of the crowd to get a shocked response from them. A little non-linear editing...David Blaine did shiat like that.
 
2013-09-11 04:50:30 PM

Waldo Pepper: Bermuda59: If they did it in Kansas, the people in the mall would have burned the guy running the transporter as a witch.

wait wasn't it in the new england states that most of the witch burning occured


yes. And in the last 300 years, one of those two groups of people managed to change an educate themselves.
 
2013-09-11 04:57:08 PM

Waldo Pepper: Bermuda59: If they did it in Kansas, the people in the mall would have burned the guy running the transporter as a witch.

wait wasn't it in the new england states that most of the witch burning occured


Nobody really believed they were witches in New England. All they really wanted to do was steal those poor bastards property and fark their daughters.
 
2013-09-11 05:08:46 PM

LemSkroob: yes. And in the last 300 years, one of those two groups of people managed to change an educate themselves.


I don't think  mostpeople in Kansas actually believe in witches.
 
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