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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 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" and Piggy as Leia.[4]

Episodes

Video Title / Date Official Description
Pigs in Space Alien Look Who's Coming to Dinner

Pigs in Space Alien Look Who's Coming to Dinner

"Alien: Look Who’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 “PIGS IN SPACE” 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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Pigs in Space The Gravity of the Situation

Pigs in Space The Gravity of the Situation

"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 “PIGS IN SPACE”!!!"
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Credits

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

Gallery

Sources

  1. seanygoode on instagram photo posted March 19, 2015
  2. Kirk Thatcher on Twitter
  3. Tough Pigs: Muppets and Performers Rock D23
  4. Kirk Thatcher on High Voltage Radio Hour (30:10)
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