A Star Trek script discussed in last night’s return of Breaking Bad to AMC, which kick started its final eight episodes, has been animated and is now available to view.
Warning, only read ahead if you have watched last night’s instalment of Breaking Bad, because spoilers are mentioned.
Last night’s episode has lauded by both audiences and critics alike, as Bryan Cranston’s Walter White was finally confronted by his brother-in-law, Hank, because of his criminal activities.
However, despite its dramatic conclusion, which saw Hank punch Walt, one of the most memorable scenes involved the character of Badger, played by Matt Jones, pitching his own Star Trek episode to Charles Baker’s Skinny Pete.
Now, Matt Czap has animated a clip for Vulture depicting Badger’s Star Trek episode, and it’s incredible. You can watch it above.
Peter Gould, who wrote last night’s episode, Blood Money, has revealed that the story comes from the mind of the series’ creator, Vince Gilligan. Gould told Vulture that Gilligan has been telling the Star Trek pie-eating contest tale “since probably the first season.”
The screenwriter then added that the reason it was added was because he wanted to add another stoned story for Badger to tell during the episode, so he asked Gilligan if he could steal his anecdote, which he agreed to. Gould added, “We talk about Greek tragedy in the writers’ room, but there are a lot of geeks, so there’s a lot of geek tragedy too.”
Gould even discussed story in more depth, revealing that a conversation with fellow Breaking Bad writer Gennifer Hutchinson, helped to expand the idea.
He explained “Genni made a pretty good argument that that would mean there were literally 100 Captain Kirks. It would be the ultimate diet, really. Eat anything you want, and then Scotty beams it out of your stomach. But like with great technology, there are terrible things that can go wrong.”