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IRS ‘Star Trek’ Parody Leaves Captain Kirk Seeing Red

Your tax dollars at work.

An IRS training video featuring a “Star Trek” parody has left William Shatner “appalled” — and the actor most famous for playing T. J. Hooker Captain Kirk took to Twitter to express his unhappiness:

“So I watched that IRS video. I am appalled at the utter waste of US tax dollars.”

The six-minute video in question, featuring IRS workers dressed in “Star Trek” uniforms travelling to the planet Notax(!), cost $60,000 to make. It has been used by lawmakers as an example of frivolous governmental spending — and the IRS has apologized for the video last week.┬áBut it’s nothing like getting “dressed down” by Captain Kirk, however.

Getting ready to audit Harry Mudd.

The IRS also did a parody of “Gilligan’s Island,” which they also apologized for. I guess this means no “Family Guy” video.

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