July 14 2024

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Shatner On Kansas State Band Fine

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Last weekend, a Kansas State halftime football show caused quite a stir, resulting in a $5000 fine for the school.

A routine that showed the USS Enterprise attacking a Kansas Jayhawks mascot was deemed inappropriate.

The routine, seen below, brought complaints that the alleged Enterprise was really male genitalia and that the attack on the Jayhawk was really a sexual act.

Most who saw it, including this reporter, didn’t see any such thing. The band wouldn’t win awards for its depiction of the Enterprise, but it looked nothing like a male penis.

Shatner agreed with the majority. “I think it’s time for the @Big12Conference leaders to step down and get their eyes checked,” he said, via Twitter. “What a travesty! I wonder if Mother Nature needs to apologize for cloud formations with these same people?”

What do you think? Does it look like the Enterprise or something else?

Video courtesy of Michael Hausam.

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11 thoughts on “Shatner On Kansas State Band Fine

  1. I’m not seeing it, and that’s *after* being told what to look for. I think that speaks volumes about the mindset of the people doing the complaining.

  2. If I really wanted to, I suppose I could see a Klingon Targ chewing the saucer section of the Enterprise.

  3. Disappointed most of all in Bob Bowlsby. (1) A conference commissioner should bring a cool head and common sense to any situation, not give a knee jerk reaction to appease the loudest voices. (2) There is a long tradition of marching bands acting out school rivalries on the field, and that includes poking fun at each other’s mascots. Mr. Bowlsby of all people – coming to the Big 12 from both the Big 10 and the PAC 12 – should recognize this for what it is.

  4. The thing at the bottom is the secondary hull.nnSo the Enterprise attacked the mascot by flying into its mouth? Why not fire phasers? :p

  5. I agree, wile their Enterprise needs work, I don’t see what I’m being told is down there. I think some people just have sick minds and I’m sorry it cost Kansas State.

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