Time again to check on Star Trek in the zeitgeists with some Great Links, starting off with actress Olivia Wilde revealing her inner Trekkie. We also have Trek on Pawn Stars, a crazy TOS caricature, Picard’s head found on Craigslist, plus more fun Trek pix, mashups and links for the week.
GREAT LINKS: WEEK OF AUGUST 7, 2011
CelebTrekkie of the Week: Olivia Wilde
Time to add another name to the list of actresses who want some Star Trek. In an interview with io9, Olivia Wilde (who just worked with Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof on Cowboys & Aliens) revealed her inner Trekkie:
You’re in Cowboys and Aliens and had a massive role in Tron. Are there any other science fiction roles you would like to tackle?
Oh, gosh. I grew up as a Trekkie, which is really funny. I think Star Trek, they were always great female roles, but there’s no reason the captain shouldn’t be a woman. I think we could do Captain Kirk as a woman.
Reality Show Clip of the Week: Star Trek collection on Pawn Stars
This week the History Chanel show Pawn Stars featured a Trekkie with an impressive Star Trek collection, including many signed figures. He was selling to pay for his wedding – watch video below to see how the haggling went.
Art of the week: Star Trek Caricature
Craigslist find of the week: Picard Head
If the one thing your place is missing is a replica head of Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Patrick Stewart, then for $80 (or trading a mountain bike), a Phoenix Craiglist seller can set you up. According to the listing the seller bought a few of these heads on E-Bay and doesn’t know where they came from. Each life-like Stewart head weighs 5 pounds and "shows wrinkles, bumps, creases, clefts, etc."
WTF Cosplay Photo Of The week
The site Dorkly dug up this unique cosplay Star Trek group.
Mashups of the week: Denard Heisman Trek & (Another) Trek v Wars
We have seen tons of mashups based on the trailers form the 2009 Star Trek movie, but this week we have a unique one which combines Trek with college football. The Michigan Football blog takes a Heisman Trophy campaign for player Denard Robinson to the 23rd century.
Star Trek v Star Wars is a big sub-genre for Internet mashups, but this week there is a well made new entry from 2SunsNoWomen, check it out:
- Entertainment Weekly ponders Kirk v Picard with a reader poll (Picard is winning with 69%)
- io9 posts 10 Thinks You Probably Didn’t Know About the Original Star Trek Trek (but I am going to assume TrekMovie readers knew them)
- Screened ponders the heady issue of "Optimistic Cataclysm: The Hopeful Scientific Disasters of Star Trek: TNG"
Send in your links
Thanks to Jessie and Mary for links this week.