Everyone seems to be talking about Apple’s new iPad this week, and it is the theme for a Great Links column. We have a photo of Data and Q holding one that is getting lots of interweb buzz. Plus LeVar Burton is tweeting about the iPad, and Rod Roddenberry says he wishes Apple called it the iPadd. Paramount has even got involved, pulling a much talked about Trek-themed iPad application. Get all the iPadTrek-ness below.
Spiner and deLancie check out an iPad
This seems familiar
An employee of Ngmoco brought an iPad over the Lightspeed booth at WonderCon over the weekend, and got John deLancie and Brent Spiner to check out their game We Rule.
Burton tweet-endorses iPad – Roddenberry thinks Apple should have named it iPadd
Although it isn’t clear if either Spiner or deLancie actually own an iPad, Star Trek The Next Generation’s LeVar Burton definitely picked one up, and seems to like it. One April 4th Burton tweeted "Been playin’ with the iPad for 3 hours straight… This thing is the shizznit!!!" And yesterday he still seemed to be loving it, tweeting "Two days in and this iPad continues to impress me!"
And yesterday Rod Roddenberry appeared on G4’s Attack of the Show to promote comic books and his new Trek Nation documentary, but he also showed off his new iPad, saying he wishes that Apple named it "iPadd". Watch it below
Paramount pulls Captains Log iPad app
In other Star Trek iPad news, the Captain’s Log iPad application (that made big news last week) has been removed from Apple’s iTunes store. Developer Pushy Pixels made the announcement on their blog, saying:
The app “Captain’s Log” has been pulled due to alleged infringement according to Paramount Pictures. While we believe we took proper measures to assure our work was original in design and layout, we are removing the app from sale. We do not agree with Paramount, but we want to maintain a respectful relationship with Apple and keep things simple. We’ll have more updates when available.
Here is a demo showing what you can’t have.
Picard unveils the iPad
Finally, one more Star Trek iPad item for you. Here is a Picard/Steve Jobs mashup video created by YouTuber mtrenik.