It has been a while since TrekMovie has done a Great Links collection, so it is time to catch up. This week we have links looking at the summer movies as TNG episodes, Trekkies topping another list, two instances of Kirk-inspired audio, a Trek-inspired toilet and more, including Spock the dog.
Link of the week: Summer Movies stealing from TNG?
The best link of the week again comes from our friend Jordan Hoffman, the movies editor for UGO. After sitting through a full summer of movies, Jordan saw a possible pattern, that lead him to ask the question: Were 2010’s Summer Movies Just a Rehash of The Next Generation? Jordan looked at a dozen movies and saw parallels with TNG episodes. Some are a stretch, but many of the links are pretty insightful, here is the list (click link to see the connection):
- "Inception" as "Frame of Mind"
- "Robin Hood as "Qpid"
- "Toy Story 3" as "Quality of Life"
- "Scott Pilgrim as "The Game"
- "Predators" as "Allegiance"
- "Salt" as "Face of the Enemy"
- "Johan Hex" as "Fistful of Datas"
- "Sorcerer’s Apprentice" as "Journey’s End"
- "Other Guys" as "Lower Decks"
- "Shrek Forever" as "Tapestry"
- "Kids Are All Right" as "The Outcast"
- The Expendables as "Blood Oath" (admittedly a DS9 episode)
Picture of the week: Spock Dog
The picture of the week comes from the cover of the "2011 Famous Faces Wall Calendar" which is full of pets dressed up as famous faces. For the cover they have a familiar face to Trekkies.
List of the week: Trekkies Top Time List
Inspired by the annual gathering of "Juggalos" (fans of the rap-rock group Insane Clown Posse), Time Magazine put together their list of "Top 10 Offbeat Fan Followings", and Trekkies came out on top. Here is the full list:
* Cameron Crazies
Audio clip of the week: Captain Kirk’s Life Flashes Before Trekkies Eyes
The Onion Radio News broke this important story of a dying Trekkie, take a listen:
Music of the week: Evil Kirk
Keeping with the Kirk in audio theme, TrekMovie reader and Canadian jazz musician Kathryn Ladano notified us of a new Trek-themed piece of music on her debut album "Open". The track "Evil Kirk" features Kathryn on bass clarinet accompanying a narrator reciting lines from the great James T. Kirk (in both timelines). Take a listen:
Fan art of the week: Enterprise in Ink Cartridges
The Ink and Media Blog gave an artist some empty Ink Cartridges to see what he could come up with and he recreated a number of movie scenes, including the Starship Enterprise:
Fan art of the week (runner up): Star Trek: The Toilet
Reader Tim Clark snapped this shot of an entry in the Toilet Art contest at a local county fair:
Video of the week: Simon Cowell Jerkbot
Famously mean Simon Cowell has left American Idol, but YouTuber OneMinuteGalactica envisions a future where Cowell’s Jerkiness will roam the galaxy as a robot:
Thanks to Tim, Garrett, Kathy, and anyone else I forgot to thank for sending in links