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Pigs in Space is an online video series launched in 2016, based on the original recurring sketch from The Muppet Show. It stars Miss Piggy as First Mate Piggy, Link Hogthrob as Captain Link Hogthrob, and Dr. Julius Strangepork on board the spaceship Swinetrek. The updated series features a CGI render of the ship, with the crew in their original uniforms.

The videos were filmed at YouTube Space LA in March of 2015,[1] and were co-written and directed by Kirk Thatcher.[2]

According to comments made by Steve Whitmire at the D23 Expo in August 2015, the team "shot four or five 'Pigs in Space' videos."[3] Two unreleased videos, both Star Wars spoofs, were originally intended to coincide with the release of The Force Awakens, but were then shelved due to complaints from Lucasfilm, who were concerned that the humorous take on the film series would damage the brand. These shorts featured Pepe the King Prawn as "Prawn Solo," Fozzie Bear as "Chew-Wocka-Wocka," Kermit the Frog as "Luke Flyswatter," Piggy as Leia, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker as C-3PO and R2-D2-like characters, and Gonzo reprising his role as Dearth Nadir. There were also plans for cameos from Mark Hamill and J. J. Abrams.[4][5]


Video Title / Date Official Description
"Alien: Look Whoโ€™s Coming to Dinner"
December 9, 2016
"At long last, the legendary S.S. Swinetrek returns in the first all-new episodes of the epic โ€œPIGS IN SPACEโ€ saga in more than 20 years! Join First Mate Piggy, Captain Link Hogthrob, and Dr. Julius Strangepork as they match wits with an annoying alien stowaway who really knows how to get under your skin."
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"The Gravity of the Situation"
December 16, 2016
"Can First Mate Miss Piggy withstand the unknown dangers of space? Can her S.S. Swinetrek crew-mates Captain Link Hogthrob and Dr. Julius Strangepork withstand the well-known dangers of First Mate Piggy? Find out in this all-new episode of the gravity-defying, levity-inducing โ€œPIGS IN SPACEโ€!!!"
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Main Cast:

Steve Whitmire as Captain Link Hogthrob
Eric Jacobson as First Mate Piggy
Matt Vogel as Dr. Julius Strangepork and The Announcer

Guests Appearances:

Episode 1: Squid and Pepe the King Prawn
Episode 2: Kermit the Frog