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“Star Trek” Makes Google Zeitgeist 2010 List

For the second year in a row, "Star Trek" has shown up in Google annual Google Zeitgeist survey of the year top searches. This year listed #8 for top TV show searches, more details below.

 

Star Trek still popular search

Every year Google takes a look at the year that was with their Zeitgeist report, described as: "Based on the aggregation of billions of search queries people typed into Google this year, Zeitgeist captures the spirit of 2010". In 2009, "Star Trek" showed up as one of the top movie search terms, coming in at #5, which makes sense since it was the year the JJ Abrams Star Trek movie came out.

And even though there was no new movie, or TV show, on the air "Star Trek" was still listed on Google’s 2010 Zeitgist Entertainment list. This year coming in at #8 on their TV show list, here is the full list:

TV Shows

1. lost
2. american idol
3. snl
4. family guy
5. the office
6. big brother
7. real housewives
8. star trek
9. 24
10. glee

Star Trek definately had a big peak around the release of the 2009 Star Trek movie, but it is good to see "star trek" still out there in 2010, and it did not end up on the ‘fastest falling‘ list, like the search terms "slumdog millionaire" or "new moon" did.  However, it is important to put some of this in context. In July 2012, the Star Trek sequel will be going against the next entries from the Batman, Spider-man, and Ice Age franchises, and Star Trek still trails two of those search terms. Here is a chart for those terms for 2009-2010.

Looking closer, it appears that part of the boost Star Trek got in 2010 was the release of the MMORPG Star Trek Online. Here are tables for the top Star Trek related searches and the fastest growing:

 

Here is a video Google put together looking at the year in search (Star Trek doesn’t show up though)

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Seattle Trek Fan
December 15, 2010 7:32 pm

Thank god Star Trek beat Glee.

December 15, 2010 7:36 pm

Google owes alot to Trek

max
December 15, 2010 7:42 pm

neat

Charla
December 15, 2010 7:48 pm

#1 I couldn’t agree more!

#2 um… don’t wanna go there lol

December 15, 2010 8:05 pm

Look at the big trek jump when it came out

December 15, 2010 8:20 pm

A jump and fail, how cute.

Trek Nerd Central
December 15, 2010 8:21 pm

After all these years, I’m finally in sync with the zeitgeist. It’s like the Good Housekeeping seal of approval.

December 15, 2010 8:37 pm

@7 Is it? Apparently Good Housekeepers are huge fans of oil spills and Haitian earthquakes then.

CarlG
December 15, 2010 8:43 pm

That’s pretty respectable company to be in.

Bill Peters
December 15, 2010 9:51 pm

I am hoping this goes up as we get closer to Trek 2012

U.S.S. Manila NCC-99232
December 16, 2010 12:32 am

I didn’t know Star Trek ran past Glee….

Jim Nightshade
December 16, 2010 12:38 am

Kewel I think just ME ALONE is repsonsible for most of those searches haahahah

Phil
December 16, 2010 3:44 am

I’m surprised “William Shatner Sings” does not show up in the popular searches ;-)

December 16, 2010 4:16 am

I wanna see the Glee cast get their own Federation starship.

They could colonize the “Glee” planet.

Capt Mike of the Terran Empire
December 16, 2010 6:00 am

looks like Star Trek Phasered out of exsistence Glee. Lol for the fun of it I just Googled Star Trek and Trek Movie.

Trek Nerd Central
December 16, 2010 7:05 am

@8. Lighten up. Wuz joke.

I'm Dead Jim!
December 16, 2010 9:34 am

Everyone here needs to google Star Trek at least once a day from now on. I’ll go start now.

Polly
December 16, 2010 9:45 am

Never knew google did this. well then. I’ll be googling Star Trek all the time now.

Thank goodness it beat Glee!!!!!!

BiggestTOSfanever
December 16, 2010 10:36 am

I don’t need to search star trek, because I have around 30 bookmarks for it.

BiggestTOSfanever
December 16, 2010 10:42 am

@18
You can put star trek into the top little Google Bar and just hit enter over and over.

Yes Glee is Blah.

December 16, 2010 11:20 am

Data could sing in Glee, he´s an outcast and he sings well.

Dubb
December 16, 2010 12:49 pm

Number 11 on the list is “Shatner’s Toupee”

Capt Mike of the Terran Empire
December 16, 2010 1:11 pm

#22. I thought that was Georges Toupee.

joe
December 16, 2010 2:06 pm

Maybe this is a good sign, that the Star Trek sequel is one that even the general audience is looking forward to.

miguelito1701
December 16, 2010 2:20 pm

And who do you think googles ST still that much? All 2009 alternate reality fans?

December 16, 2010 4:27 pm

When ever I need to find something Trek Google is my one stop source for finding what I need in websites! I am curious on how Bing rated. They are stiff compatition on trek listings

December 16, 2010 6:15 pm

By the way it is “shatners toupee” related to kirk amiting to a redshirt he was wrong while saying “no difference” shat saying he’s wrong? Strange. Google “ensign Garrovick” toupee is listed here

David P
December 19, 2010 6:45 pm

no toupee stuff in the zeitgeist?

December 24, 2010 9:53 am

no searches for star trek games anymore :(

July 15, 2011 1:38 pm

Inofratmion is power and now I’m a !@#$ing dictator.

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