Watch Badger’s Breaking Bad Star Trek Idea In Animated Form! (Video)


Breaking Bad returned to AMC last night to complete its fifth and final season with Badger offering up his take on Star Trek.

In a scene at Jesse’s house, Badger went on to describe his Star Trek script featuring a pie eating contest between Kirk, Spock and Chekov.

For me personally, it brought up memories of Stand By Me, but Badger’s own pie eating contest is just as cool and gives as many laughs.

Now Badger’s Star Trek idea comes in animated form from Matt Czap (via Vulture).

Following Badger’s animated Star Trek script you can read how it came about below.

Badger’s Star Trek pitch (fact-checked by a Trek expert here) was dreamed up early in the writing of this last half of the season, when Gould and fellowBreaking Bad writer Gennifer Hutchison got into it over the true operational nature of the Trek transporter. The debate between Badger and Skinny Pete over how it works was lifted straight from their conversation. Gould, who said he was “a real Trekkie” as a kid, said he was the Skinny Pete in the argument: “I don’t want to go on a transporter because it’s essentially taking you apart and putting you back together. But Genni made a pretty good argument that that would mean there were literally 100 Captain Kirks.” He decided their debate (which no one won) was a natural way to get Gilligan’s gory lesson in transporter abuse on the show. “It would be the ultimate diet, really. Eat anything you want, and then Scotty beams it out of your stomach,” Gould said. “But like with great technology, there are terrible things that can go wrong.”