Watch Christmas Lights Recreate Star Trek’s Beam Me Up Scotty Effect

Even non-Star Trek fans have dreamed about teleporting away to space by just saying “Beam Me Up, Scotty”. And though it’s unlikely to ever happen in our lifetimes (prove me wrong smart people!), the special effects maestro Shanks FX has cooked up a slick way to recreate the Star Trek teleportation effect with Christmas lights.

It seems like the effects just involve a person (or thing), a spinning chair, some christmas lights wrapped around said person (or thing) on a spinning chair and a camera. Speed, spin, action, magic. Sort of. [Shanks FX]