Ho Ho Ho, the Great Links is celebrating Christmas with a holiday themed entry with a stocking full cheer. We have the Enterprise in 2008 holiday parades, new Star Trek Christmas music, and a new fan made Trek episode all about X-Mas. Plus a few other things, including a very special holiday bunny.
Trek on (Holiday) Parade
Star Trek has shown up in a couple of holiday parades this year. Firstly, check out this beauty, part of the Parade for the East Peoria Festival of Lights held at the end of November.
And check out Santa’s new ride from the Pacific Beach Holiday Parade in San Diego last week.
Merry Trekmas – The (Free) CD
Are you a fan of filk? How about a Star Trek/Christmas themed filk? Musician Rick Moyer, a regular contributor to the TreksInSciFi podcast has put together a whole new CD of Star Trek Christmas songs called ‘Merry Trekmas’ and you can download the whole thing (including album art) at his website. Here is a promo piece for the album.
Want something harder core, then try out ‘A Very Merry Klingon Christmas’ song from Chimps Run Strong, which was recently uploaded onto YouTube.
Pic of the week…Trek the tree
There are tons of images of Star Trek ornaments from 2008 Christmas Trees on flickr, but this one from Robert Long (featuring Hallmark’s first ever Trek ornament), is our favorite.
Video of the week: Star Track – Animated Christmas
Golden Media Studios, the folks behind the humorous live action "Star Track" fan series, have launched their first Animated Adventure, which has a holiday theme. Check out "On the Fifth Year of Christmas." [note some adult humor]
And there were a few other non-Christmas related links for the week.
- Picard’s First Contact speech shows up in a featured video on Yahoo "40 Inspirational Videos In 2 Minutes."
- A study of drivers by the University of the West of England has determined that they fall into two camps "Homer or Spock."
- Playboy.com’s December "Babe of the Month" April Eden, describes herself as "queen of the nerds," and tells Playboy "when I was a kid, all I did was play video games and watch Star Trek."