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GreatLinks: Starship Infographic, Takei Gets Clickholed, Star Trek Fans Mapped, Kirk v Internet + more September 16, 2014

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Great Links , 37 comments

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TrekMovie is bringing back "Great Links," our regular look at Star Trek in the zietgesit. See below for some of the places where Star Trek has been showing up.

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See What Star Trek TOS Would Have Looked Like In Widescreen Cinerama September 10, 2014

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Great Links,TOS,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , 41 comments

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Star Trek was born on TV and well before HD so it has always been set in the rather narrow standard TV ratio, even on Blu-ray. But an intrepid fan has stitched together some screencaps to envision what the show could have looked like in widescreen, check out some examples below.

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Canadian Town Of Vulcan Seeking $2 Billion To Start Building Actual USS Enterprise (OK, not really) August 21, 2014

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Great Links , 35 comments

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The people of Vulcan, Alberta Canada are hoping to build Star Trek’s USS Enterprise. Not a model, but the real thing. There is even a $2 Billion crowdfunding effort to "Help Vulcan Alberta Build the USS Enterprise." TrekMovie talked to the people behind the effort to find out what is going on here.

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‘Klingon Candidate’ Running For US Senate In North Carolina August 8, 2014

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Great Links , comments closed

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A North Carolinian is hoping to bring some Klingon honor to the US Senate.  David Waddell, who gained notoriety earlier this year for writing a resignation letter in Klingon, is now running for the US Senate. More Star Trek meets politics details below.

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Survey: US Workers Want Kirk & Picard For Bosses July 13, 2014

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Great Links , comments closed

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In a new university survey, US workers picked two Star Trek captains above other fictional bosses for who would be most inspiring. Get the full results below, plus vote in our latest polls.

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Delaware TV Station To FCC: Star Trek Re-Runs Address Local Community Issues July 7, 2014

by Brian Drew , Filed under: Great Links,TOS,Trek Franchise , comments closed

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A television station found a novel way to adhere to FCC "public interest" regulations by claiming that airing certain episodes of Star Trek and some other re-runs are "matters of importance" to their local community. Find out how Star Trek is informing the citizens of Wilmington, Delaware below.

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Great Links: Quark Meets the Apocalypse + Sir Patrick Lobster + Spock’s Space Fun Helmet + More November 2, 2013

by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Great Links , comments closed

Has it been a week already? Believe it or not, it’s already time for another Great Links. This week in Trek on the Web: Armin Shimerman Kickstarts the Apocalypse; Sir Patrick Stewart in his most challenging role yet: a lobster; play Star Trek with the Official Spock Space Fun Helmet; and MORE!

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Great Links: Zach Quinto in Xbox One Ad + Picardo Tweets + NSFWorf + Victoria’s Trek Secret + Ode to Spot Art + More October 26, 2013

by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Great Links , comments closed

The great thing about the internet is that there’s always more new stuff to see, laugh at, or be disgusted by. This week’s Great Links brings you some of the best Trek stuff floating around the interwebs this week. Read Robert Picardo’s tweets (with pics of his Trek co-stars), a comic that redefines the meaning of NSFW, see Victoria’s Secret’s new line of Trek-inspired tops, and buy your very own sleeveless Trekkie innuendo tee shirt.
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Star Trek/Star Wars Gags Abound On April Fool’s Day 2013 April 1, 2013

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Celebrity,Great Links,Humor,Shatner , comments closed

It’s April Fool’s Day and so people and sites across the interweb are having some fun, and there are a few cases where Star Trek is part of the gag. And this year it seems JJ Abrams cross-franchise work has inspired a lot of Star Wars/Star Trek gags. See below for a roundup of the Star Trek April Fool’s Day pranks 
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Great Links: Spock Advice For 60s Troubled Teen + Uhura v Slave Leia + Google Making Trek Real + more March 17, 2013

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Great Links , comments closed

TrekMovie’s column looking at Star Trek in the zeitgeist has returned. This week’s Great Links has Leonard Nimoy offering Spock-ish advice to a "teenage outcast in 1968, Google inspired by Star Trek (again), The Big Bang Theory getting early Trek toys, Uhura taking on Slave Leia, Star Trek fighting for Best Sci-Fi TV show, and more. Check it all out below.  
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Watch: Preview Of Big Bang Theory Guys In Star Trek TNG Costumes January 7, 2013

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Great Links,TNG,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , comments closed

On Thursday the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory will once again venture into the world of Star Trek. This time it features the characters dressing up in Star Trek: Next Generation costumes and headed out on a road trip to a convention. Check out a video preview and image from the episode below.

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Star Trek Trailer Fuels New Speculation + Watch Into Darkness/TOS Mashup + New Villain Poll December 7, 2012

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Great Links,Star Trek Into Darkness,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , comments closed

The new Star Trek Into Darkness trailer has sparked a lot of comments and speculation here and across the web. Some of that speculation has already morphed into the first mashup of the trailer. Some sees clues in wardrobe and even hairstyles. See below for a breakdown of some of the bigger recurring themes of the Star Trek Into Darkness Speculation Game around the web – and watch the new Gary Mitchell Mashup.

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Watch: Daily Show & Colbert Report Go Star Trek (Again) + Futurama Too June 28, 2012

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Great Links,Humor,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , comments closed

Colbert and Stewart are Trekking again. Over the last couple of nights both of Comedy Central’s late night shows have thrown out Star Trek references. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart seems to have Wrath of Khan on their mind, while the Colbert Report sees the president as a Vulcan. Watch the clips below (if you live in the USA). Also this week’s episode of Comedy Central’s Futurama had a brief Trek reference, a screenshot of that below as well.

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Happy Captain Picard Day June 16, 2012

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Great Links,Humor,TNG , comments closed

Like First Contact Day (April 5) and Anniversary Day (September 8), today is a special Star Trek holiday. In future history June 16th will be celebrated on the USS Enterprise(s) commanded by Captain Jean Luc Picard. How are you celebrating Picard Day 2012.

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Book Review: John Scalzi’s ‘Redshirts’ June 14, 2012

by Robert Lyons , Filed under: Books,Great Links,Review , comments closed

The secrets of the Universal Union’s flagship are exposed as newbie crew members continue to die exquisitely meaningless deaths in John Scalzi’s new sci-fi sendup, “Redshirts”. It isn’t an official Star Trek novel, but the title gives it away as a Trek spoof. The TrekMovie review follows…
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Watch: ‘Redshirts’ An Original Song & Music Video Tribute June 6, 2012

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Books,Great Links,Music,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , comments closed

In honor of the release of his new novel "Redshirts" author John Scazli commissioned a special "Redshirts" song. And that song has been turned into a music video tribute to Star Trek’s honored crewman who laid down their lives so that the main cast can live on. Watch "Redshirts" the musical tribute below.

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Watch: Sherlock’s Star Trek II Homage + Nick Meyer’s Reaction May 24, 2012

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Feature Films (TMP-NEM),Great Links,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , comments closed

Mad Men wasn’t the only drama that aired this week that went Star Trek. The PBS series Sherlock (featuring Star Trek sequel’s Benedict Cumberbatch) also had what appeared to be an homage to a key scene in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. You can watch that below, and also get an the exclusive reaction for Star Trek II writer/director Nicholas Meyer.
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Watch: Writer Pitches Star Trek Script On Mad Men May 23, 2012

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Great Links,TOS,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , comments closed

Did you catch the latest episode of AMC’s Mad Men over the weekend? The Emmy-winning drama is set at an ad agency in 60s, and the show has now progressed to the time shortly after the premiere of Star Trek in 1966. And so for the first time, Star Trek got a mention in Mad Men. Watch the clip below.

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Watch: Klingon Invades Big Bang Wedding + Amy & Sheldon Play Star Trek Doctor May 11, 2012

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Great Links,Humor,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , comments closed

Last night on nerdy CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory they once again dove into Star Trek, this time for the big wedding episode where Sheldon tried to marry Howard and Bernadette in Klingon…watch it below. Plus we have a clip from last week where Amy and Sheldon play Star Trek doctor.

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Watch: Daily Show Opens With Trek Joke + Colbert Talks Romulans May 8, 2012

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Great Links,Trek Franchise,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , comments closed

Last night the Daily Show once again featured a Star Trek reference, with a joke about Riverside, IA and the future home of James T Kirk. And this was just one of three Trek references on the Daily Show and the Colbert Report in the last week. Watch the clips below.  

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