The Great Links column is back again with tons of Star Trek in the zeitgeist fun, including showing up in this week’s episode of Star Wars. Watch a clip of that plus learn how to make Picard Facepalm cookies, experience the comicstrip ennui of Chief O’Brien’s boring job, listen to Philly morning drive DJ’s talk Trek, see Klingon Ballerinas (really) and much more.
Here are some of the links going around the world lately.
Star Trek meets Storage Wars
Gabriel Koerner (from the Trekkies documentary) and some members of his Los Angeles Star Trek club were featured in this week’s episode of A&E’s Storage Wars. They were brought into assess the value of a couple of Master Replicas Star Trek items, and it was shot at the Japanese Gardens in Van Nuys, which was used as a location in many episodes during the TNG era. You can watch the full "Bid Strong and Prosper" episode online at the aetv.com.
Nerdout of the Week: How Realistic Are Space Battles?
The PBS webshow It’s OK To Be Smart science show took a look at "The Physics of Space Battles," including references to Star Trek, Star Wars and other sci-fi.
1983 Star Trek Math Problem
io9 stumbled upon a 1983 issue of the journal Mathematics Teacher which contained a math problem challenge to "Find the Enterprise," can you solve it?
Chief O’Brien at Work Comic Strip
Before he had a chance to shine on Deep Space Nine, Chief O’Brien had a job working in the transporter room in the USS Enterprise D. And did you know there is a web comic strip dedicated to the "ennui" of this somewhat drab job, called "Chief O’Brien at Work" by John Adams. There are now 45 strips, here is this weeks.
Philly Morning DJ’s Talk Trek
If you were driving to work last Monday and tuned in to WMMR’s Preston and Steve show to get your usual drive time hijinks you would instead have been treated to a lengthy discussion of state of the the Star Trek franchise.
Tweet of the Week: Berman remembers Roddenberry
Star Trek TV and film producer Rick Berman periodically tweets out photos from his archive of Trek history and last week offered up Gene Roddenberry’s business card with a nice message about missing the Great Bird.
Found this business card in an old wallet. You can't imagine how much I miss him. pic.twitter.com/YvAF1wOAg5
— Rick Berman (@berman_rick) September 23, 2014
Runner-up Tweet of the Week: Odo Unmasked
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’s Rene Auberjonois has also been sharing some photos of his Star Trek history and last week revealed this one of himself and co-star Terry Farrell.
— Rene Auberjonois (@reneauberjonois) September 23, 2014
Cosplay of the Week: Klingon Ballerina Stormtroopers
Ashley Eckstein of Her Universe tweeted out this photo with a very unusual pair of Star Trek/Star Wars mashup cosplayers.
Craft of the Week: Picard Facepalm Cookies
The Picard Facepalm is an Internet meme, and food blogger Just Jenn decided it would also make for some yummy cookies. She even provides a recipe.
Infograhic of the Week: Another Star trek v Star Wars chart
BestOnlineEngineeringDegree.com has offered up another one of those Star Trek v Star Wars infographic clickbait things, I guess we fell for it.
Star Trek on the Lists
The Internet loves lists, and here are 3 new Trek lists out there to enjoy.
Cinemablend looks at "5 Classic Star Trek Plots That May Shape Star Trek 3."
Star Trek Comic’s writer Scott Tipton picks "Five Weirdest Star Trek episodes" (on 13th Dimension Blog)
Warped Factor blog offers "10 things you might not know about Star Trek: Voyager."
But wait there’s more
And here are yet more quick links for you.
Mashable thinks "William Shatner Appearing in Star Trek 3 Makes A Lot Of Sense."
Discover Magazine explores "How Close Are We To Star Trek Propulsion?"
The Nerdist blog has deemed the bizarre Pyrosomes to be "The Borg of the Ocean."
The Retro Futurist blog examines "The Moral Evolution of Humans in Star Trek."
That’s all the great linking for this week. If you spot some fun Star Trek stuff on the interwebs, please send in the link to firstname.lastname@example.org.