Great Links: Kirk v Picard v Vader, Submarine Starfleet, More Trek Politics, Klingon Boggle + more

This week we have a video-heavy great links, with reports on the Star Wars v Star Trek front (and the Kirk v Picard skirmish). Plus more Trek on Big Bang Theory, Trek submarines and Trek tricks with a Wiimote. Plus some Trek in politics that we missed, including Obama girl as an Orion. All that and more below.



Star Trek v Star Wars…again (and Kirk v Picard…again)
The war between the ‘Star’ franchises continues unabated. This week a new report from the front (created by DM Phoenix) has been tearing up the internets. 

DM Phoenix also has a report from that other ongoing battle for supremacy: Kirk vs. Picard.

Also worth checking out: "Star Trek II – The Nimoy Edition"

Yet even more political Trek
Last week we pointed to two Trek posts AOL’s Political Machine Blog, but apparently we missed a couple. These guys seem obsessed with Trek

AOL’s Political Machine Blog is obsessed with Trek!

Klingon Boggle
The gang at CBS sitcom Big Bang Theory went Trek again, kicking off the episode "The Panty Piñata Polarization" with a game of Klingon Boggle.

Last week we brought you the creepy morphing of Kirk into Picard, this week the folks at CelebrityMorphing have done it again with their morph of the original and new Kirks.

Musician and designer Ken Moore has turned his Nintendo Wii into a Theremin and to show it off he plays the Trek TOS theme.

Video of the week: Aqua Trek
OK this video isn’t new, but it is new to us thanks to a tip sent in by Paul B. It shows off some fine work by the Yokosuka dock fan club and their aqua models from their 2007 meeting. Very impressive, and something every Trekkie with a pool should look into. More info on these aqua models at the Yokosuka site (primarily in Japanese). 


Dubai getting giant combadge


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December 2, 2008 1:52 pm

Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock!

December 2, 2008 2:00 pm

Very cool Star Trek Subs! What was the propulsion unit? I didn’t see a propeller anywhere

December 2, 2008 2:08 pm

Have to admit, that was way cool. The movements of the ships in water is the closest thing to how they would drift in space!

Jeffries Tuber
December 2, 2008 2:09 pm

The Pine-Shatner morph is pretty convincing. I hope someone does a photo shoot of the new crew with old cameras, lenses and film stock, to bring out the ‘vintage’ colors.

December 2, 2008 2:44 pm

Big Bang Theory got the year wrong in last night’s episode. I can’t believe these people don’t know the basics of Star Trek. This is a disaster.

Pat D
December 2, 2008 2:44 pm

And the Klingon boggle episode of Big Bang started with a tight shot on THE KLINGON DICTIONARY by Marc Okrand and pulled out!!


December 2, 2008 2:47 pm

Wow. I’d love to have as much money as Dubai.

December 2, 2008 3:00 pm

OK that does it!

Somebody better make a production model of the Enterprise sub for sale. I don’t think I can build it but I would DEFINITELY buy it.
One thing:
It has to have a controller that works underwater. I won’t be standing on the side of the pool watching.

Now to get to work painting my pool in a starscape background.

December 2, 2008 3:01 pm

LOL! :D :D :D Bravo!

I can’t remember laughing so much in a long time!

The end of that First Contact one was SO funny!

December 2, 2008 3:02 pm

Where’s the link to Obama girl as an Orion?

December 2, 2008 3:06 pm

Hahaha, that Star Trek vs Star Wars video was hilarious, even though they all seem to take a similar form. ‘Is there any nudity?’. Gotta love Extras!

Richard Daystrom
December 2, 2008 3:07 pm

Apparently DMP is biased. Kirk would never let a ship get that close without raising shields!

December 2, 2008 3:08 pm

Chris Pine could do worse than looking like Shat at 77!

December 2, 2008 3:09 pm

Hab SoSlI’ Quch! (and I love Big Bang Theory!)

Richard Daystrom
December 2, 2008 3:09 pm

That is a joke above. Albeit a very small one.

December 2, 2008 3:12 pm

Hillary never looked better. And I think Palin is a Deltan. TOO funny.

December 2, 2008 3:27 pm

Oh my dear god- Can you imagine Starfleet Battles type rules for pool Trek? I think I just found a new hobby…

December 2, 2008 3:32 pm

“The Atrium is a 278m tower designed by American firm Pickard Chiltern”

December 2, 2008 3:51 pm

You say Dubai, I say hello.

December 2, 2008 4:06 pm

The Enterprise-A underwater aqua model makes me want to wear my Speedos and get prune skinned! Neat toy!!!

December 2, 2008 4:21 pm

ST vs SW: 10/10!!! Bravo!!

Lousy Canadian
December 2, 2008 4:26 pm

The Shat/Pine transformation’s very cool! You can see a resemblence as well. :)

December 2, 2008 4:47 pm

I wish they would have been able to do my recommended Pine to young Shat. Oh well, this one… I think the blend would’ve made more sense from Pine to young Shat. Oh well, at least they took part of my suggestion(and mentioned me, to boot! Woo!)!

December 2, 2008 4:48 pm

Nice morphing. Hopefully they will also make one with a young Shatner and Pine.

December 2, 2008 4:54 pm

I wonder how practical it would be to have a real underwater 1701-A?

I mean, like a tourist ship.

As practical as a space bound 1701-A, I imagine.

December 2, 2008 4:59 pm

Yeah, they should really have done Shatner as Captain Kirk in the original series era rather than now. It’s a pretty pointless comparison as it is.

December 2, 2008 5:10 pm

Really liked the Star Wars/Star Trek battle. My favorite parts were the opening communication with Riker & the epilogue — VERY clever!

The midpoint of the Chris Pine – Shatner morph is a dead ringer for Neal McCullough. :)

December 2, 2008 6:22 pm

Um, shouldn’t that morph have been Chris Pine to a YOUNG Bill Shatner?



Kirk's Ghost
December 2, 2008 6:48 pm

Picard FTW!!!! :P

Riker 001
December 2, 2008 7:26 pm

Does anyone know where you can get one of those underwater modles?

Third Remata'Klan
December 2, 2008 8:11 pm

Okay, the underwater models are amazing. I wish they’d had a closer look at the Voyager, but that 1701-A is incredible.

December 2, 2008 8:35 pm

I’ve seen far better Star Wars vs. Star Trek battles. This one was… unamusing. Not only was it poorly edited but the jokes fell flat for me. And if they were trying to be serious they got their facts all wrong. So as humor, it failed. As drama, it failed.

This was far funnier, IMHO, and did what any such vid should do – refusing to pick sides and just have fun.

December 2, 2008 10:06 pm

#32- Nivenus

Another Trekkie’s sense of humor bites the dust, apparently. Lighten up… it was perfectly fine and very clever. It’s an internet mash-up… it ain’t supposed to be CITIZEN KANE.

December 2, 2008 11:13 pm


I liked it… actually a lot better than the one you linked. I also thought the one you linked took sides… the Enterprise was simply no match whatsoever for the Empire in it. Oh well.. to each his own!

December 3, 2008 4:25 am

It would be great if Chris Pine played young Denny in the last episode of Boston Legal…when Denny remembers Shirley when she was young. :D

December 3, 2008 8:23 am

Obama Orion Obama Orion
Uma Oprah Uma Oprah

Yikes… good thing she didn’t favor the Green Party.

Now I know why Scotty always preferred things in green!

December 3, 2008 9:13 am

That under water video was incredible. I was a huge Starblazers fan growing up and Argo (Yamato) is my second favorite ship of all time (the Enterprise A is my favorite hands down).

December 3, 2008 9:42 am

That underwater shot of the Enterprise looked more convincing than the effects of Star Trek V.

December 3, 2008 9:45 am

32. I don’t know how you can compare the video you talked about as better? It certainly was not funnier.

December 3, 2008 9:59 am

Those were some fun videos! I thought that those underwater models were very awesome! Wow!

December 3, 2008 10:03 am

#35 Warp

That would be hilarious!

December 3, 2008 5:04 pm

So glad to see Vader put the smackdown on TNG. There’s only 1 real Star Trek. Kirk would’ve pulled a quick Corbomite maneuver, and been in his quarters practicing the Vulcan nerve pinch on Orion Girl by dinnertime.

December 4, 2008 2:29 am

Perhaps this is the way that science fiction model filming should go (seriously)

Those Star Trek ships looked so natural and graceful. Far better than any CGI I have ever seen. Got to be tons cheaper too.

December 4, 2008 6:38 pm

Obama girl link still not here?