U.S.S. Pinafore is the very model of a modern Star Trek-Gilbert & Sullivan mash-up!

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Why didn't somebody think of this long ago? U.S.S. Pinafore enlists Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera in Starfleet, with amazing results. If you've ever wished Little Buttercup's libretto included tribbles and Saurian brandy, then watch the trailer below.

More information than you ever needed to know about what a mind probe really entails. This absolutely stupendous bit of postmodern musical theater - which may indeed make you swear a big, big D in astonishment - is playing at Los Angeles' Crown City Theatre every weekend, through June 26. [via This Is Brand X]