Gadling's resident pilot explains what life in the cockpit is like
Add to: My AOL, MyYahoo, Google, Bloglines
Joystiq presents

Promotional Consideration: On screen(s)!

Promotional Consideration is a weekly feature about the Nintendo DS advertisements you usually flip past, change the channel on, or just tune out.

As we posted two weeks ago, Nintendo UK has commissioned Patrick Stewart for its latest round of commercials for casuals. The company's previous celebrity-starred ads, featuring Nicole Kidman and Chris Tarrant as spokespersons, propelled Brain Training sales in Europe to heights the US releases still haven't matched.

We tracked down the Starfleet Captain's new Brain Training advertisement and put it up for your viewing pleasure. We haven't left it at just that, though. Plot a course past the post break, warp 9!

Star Trek: The Touch Generation
Starship Enterprise Captain. X-Men leader and founder. Brain Trainer.

Patrick Stewart shares the screen in this piece with two other notable stars -- actress Julie Walters (Molly Weasley in the Harry Potter films) and Patrick Stewart's moustache. Did you know that he was voted "Sexiest Man on Television" by TV Guide in 1992? We're referring to Patrick Stewart, of course, and not his moustache. We're still not convinced that that bit of facial hair isn't the result of his frequent dabblings with alternate universes and the space-time continuum.

Remember that episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation when all of the Enterprise-D's school children were celebrating Captain Picard Day? The story degenerated into some mess about Romulans and interphase generators, but we loved the idea of kids setting aside a day to honor him. In that spirit, we're drinking to Patrick Stewart with four seemingly-random-but-awesome-nonetheless videos from the English actor's career.

"We're just friends, Q. Nothing more."

Taken out of context, this scene from TNG's sixth-season episode, "Tapestry," is completely wacky. Jean-Luc has died after suffering a shot to the chest during an away mission, and his nemesis, Q, is there to greet him in the afterlife. In bed.

"B or not a B? That is the question."

Rather than recycle the same "Alphabet Song" clip which you've probably seen a dozen times already, we've chosen to use his stellar performance on Sesame Street instead. An accomplished Shakespearean actor, Patrick Stewart takes Hamlet and educating children very seriously.

"I've seen everything. I've seen it all."

The script Patrick Stewart presents in this clip, taken from British sitcom Extras, sounds like a terrific premise for a Nintendo DS game. In fact, every one of these embedded videos could serve as a stage in the Patrick Stewart Minigame Collection we're envisioning. It's not as great of an idea as a cat that wakes up kids who're having nightmares, but it has potential!

"And I can't help myself."

This isn't a particularly great or even funny video, but we've included it here for two reasons:
  1. It underlines what we've always known: Lwaxana Troi is a total skeeze.
  2. Someone actually took the time to edit clips from Star Trek: The Next Generation to make a music video for Fine Young Cannibals' "She Drives Me Crazy," and we'll be damned if we don't honor his efforts and sacrifice. Thank you, YouTube user Torpedo35. You are a real man of genius.

Related Headlines

Reader Comments (Page 1 of 1)

Gaming to Go!We debate the hot topics!

This Month's New Games

Name Date
Bleach: Dark Souls
Oct 6
Legend of Kage 2
Oct 6
Crash: Mind Over Mutant
Oct 6
Spectrobes: Beyond the Portals
Oct 6
My Japanese Coach
Oct 14
Korg DS-10
Oct 14
Naruto: Path of the Ninja 2 Oct 14
FIFA Soccer 09 Oct 14
Populous Oct 14
Rock Revolution
Oct 14
Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
Oct 21
Oct 21
Spider-Man: Web of Shadows Oct 21
Away: Shuffle Dungeon
Oct 21
Oct 21
Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon
Oct 21
What's Cooking? With Jamie Oliver Oct 21
MySims Kingdom
Oct 28
Ninjatown Oct 28

Get homebrew on your DS!

Popular on DS Fanboy

The story
More like it
Nintendo reveals the DSi
Lock's Quest review
BTS: Cakemania
G2G: Clubhouse Games
Gaming to Go
Preview: Big Bang Mini
Another Week in ... (50)
Bury the Shovelware (15)
Contests / Giveaways (19)
DS Daily (565)
DS Fanboy Lite (42)
DS Fanboy poll (41)
Friday video (70)
Game Night (157)
Gaming to Go (14)
Items of Import (7)
Metareview (58)
Point/Counterpoint (6)
Promotional Consideration (58)
Show and Tell (72)
The DS Life (67)
What are you playing? (90)
Accessories (147)
Downloads (68)
Fan stuff (1418)
Features (291)
GBA (129)
Hacks (82)
Homebrew (229)
How-tos (75)
Imports (937)
Interviews (155)
Meta (135)
Mods (17)
News (3318)
Nintendo Wi-Fi (190)
Reviews (192)
Sales (196)
Screens (992)
Video (733)
Rumors (193)



Powered by Blogsmith

Featured Galleries

Neopets Puzzle Adventure
Hot 'N Cold
Show and Tell: Epic
Goodbye, GBA slot
Mario & Luigi 3
Nintendo DSi
Chocobo and the Magic Storybook: The Witch, The Maiden, and the Five Heroes
Shaun White Snowboarding
Show and Tell: Painted love


Most Commented On (14 days)

Recent Comments

Weblogs, Inc. Network

  • Autos
    • Autoblog
    • AutoblogGreen
    • Autoblog Spanish
    • Autoblog Chinese
    • Autoblog Simplified Chinese
  • Technology
    • Download Squad
    • Engadget
    • Engadget HD
    • Engadget Mobile
    • Engadget Chinese
    • Engadget Simplified Chinese
    • Engadget Japanese
    • Engadget Germany
    • Engadget Korea
    • Engadget Polska
    • Engadget Spanish
    • Switched
    • TUAW (Apple)
  • Lifestyle
    • AisleDash
    • DIY Life
    • Gadling
    • Green Daily
    • Luxist
    • ParentDish
    • Slashfood
    • StyleList Blog
    • That's Fit
  • Gaming
    • Joystiq
    • DS Fanboy
    • Massively
    • Nintendo Wii Fanboy
    • PS3 Fanboy
    • PSP Fanboy
    • WoW Insider
    • Xbox 360 Fanboy
    • Big Download
  • Entertainment
    • Cinematical
    • TV Squad
  • Finance
    • BloggingBuyouts
    • BloggingStocks
    • WalletPop
  • Sports
    • FanHouse Main
    • NFL
    • NBA
    • MLB
    • NCAA Football
    • NCAA Basketball
    • NASCAR
    • NHL
    • Golf
    • Free Fantasy Football
  • Also on AOL
    • African-American Culture
    • Cars
    • Games
    • Maps
    • Money
    • Movies
    • Music
    • News
    • Radio
    • Sports
    • Stock Quotes
    • Television
    • Travel

Other Weblogs Inc. Network blogs you might be interested in:

PS3 Fanboy
  • Buy PixelJunk Eden, get Monsters Encore for free
  • Alone in the Dark gets new subtitle for PS3: Inferno
  • Win a copy of Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars
WOW Insider
  • BlizzCon 2008: Everybody out
  • BlizzCon 2008: The Art Gallery
  • BlizzCon 2008: Day 2 class panel
Xbox 360 Fanboy
  • Soulja Boy calls out Xbox Live gamers
  • Activision calls in the budget Secret Service
  • TGS 08: Street Fighter IV extended trailer
Nintendo Wii Fanboy
  • High Voltage announces new WiiWare racer
  • Wii Warm Up: Taiko Risk Assessment
  • New Mario Kart tournament keeps it simple
PSP Fanboy
  • PSP Fanboy hands-on: Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep
  • TGS 08: LocoRoco 2 grabs us with cuteness and depth
  • American PC Store update for October 9th
Big Download Blog
  • New Starcraft 2 screenshots emerge from BlizzCon
  • Infogrames purchase of Atari completed
  • New Star Trek Online screenshots show character options
Fanhouse Golf Blog
  • Five Months Pregnant and Still Making Birdies, Hjorth Near the Lead in LPGA
  • Boo Weekley on 'The Tonight Show'