While many geeks may prefer the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory for their cultural references, the NBC comedy Community, also airing at 8PM on Thursdays, is also full of pop culture, including last night’s episode which dipped into Star Trek. And next week it looks like they will have more Trek fun. Watch the clips below.
2010 continues to be the year of the Klingons. Today the Empire appears to have invaded British politics, with a Star Trek-themed discussion on a UK panel show about how the Klingons would fit into the government. Watch the clip below.
The nerdy CBS comedy The Big Bang Theory is well known for referencing sci-fi and especially Star Trek, and so to announce their move from Monday to Thursday they made a Trek-errific promo, check it out below.
The image of the day is an infographic from today’s edition of the Swedish newspaper Sydsvenskan, which has a two page spread using Star Trek characters to explain how municipal politics work in the town of Lund.
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.
There are many lessons that can be learned from Star Trek. This has now been recognized by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs who have gone to the final frontier to get out a message about how to avoid the flu.
The venerable UK sci-fi magazine SFX is celebrating their 200th issue with a countdown of the top 200 sci-fi and fantasy characters based on polling from the magazine readers. They have released Top 20 polls in a number of categories, with Star Trek’s Mr. Spock coming out on top in the Favorite Alien list, but Captain Kirk is only 12th in the favorite hero list? More details below.
A Star Trek-themed video is going viral today featuring a Trek fan who decided to add lyrics to the theme for Star Trek: The Next Generation. Check out the TNG song below.
William Shatner has shown he is the master of TV, film, commercials, music, and now photobombing! Today’s photo of the day comes from last week’s Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas, where Bill bombed like the best of them.
Today’s image of the day comes from cartoonist Dave Perillo who was inspired by tomorrow’s opening of the action movie The Expendables, which reminded him of the "the one true expendables"…you know the ones he is talking about.
We all love Spock’s viewer on the bridge of the USS Enterprise. The mysterious viewer would give Spock all sorts of info to help Kirk and crew. However, was Spock’s viewer also an ergonomic danger? Well some Trekkie at the Lawrence Berkeley Lab created a handy infographic using lessons from Spock and Uhura to help with your monitor position.
The photos of the day for today are two great photo-mashups of two great shows re-imagined as two great Star Trek shows. We have Captain Mal Reynolds in the 23rd century and Captain Don Draper in the 24th century. Check them out below.
This week two comedy shows on two sides of the Atlantic went to the final frontier for gags. The more elaborate of these was the finale episode for the fourth season of the UK’s The IT Crowd, with a Star Trek sex tape. USA Network’s Psych also dipped into Star Trek, using Geordi’s VISOR.
There is more and more evidence that there is some kind of Klingon invasion going on. Recently a Klingon warning was found in Scotland, and last week the Klingons took over a San Diego Trolley station. Now a cave tourist attraction in Australia has come under the thumb of the Empire and will soon be providing self-guided audio tours in Klingon. Find out how Star Trek goes underground below.
Comic Con wrapped up in San Diego today. Although there were no panels on Star Trek, we have been sharing the new Trek merchandise and comments from Trek celebs from the event. To wrap up we have some more Trek celeb and product video of the less than serious kind, plus lots of costumed Trekkies and a total Trekkie headline fail. Check it all out below.
Is the Klingon invasion real? A few days ago we reported that a sculpture on a mountain bike trail in Scotland warned of the Empire taking over Earth. And yesterday the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System claimed that they have "met the demands" of a Klingon invasion force and replaced all the signage at one of their trolley stations for signs in Klingon. Check out video and photo below.
This week our collection of Trek in the zeitgeist has the Internet putting Star Trek on a lot of lists – from Blasters, to special effects, to cheesy moments and even tattoos. We also have a knitted Scotty meerkat, a remade ST09 scene, a new Trek web comic and more. Check it all out below.
Is the Earth in peril of being taken over by Star Trek’s Klingon Empire? Well if you are to believe the carvings on a meteorite found on a mountain bike trail in Scotland, our planet has been claimed for the Empire and the invasion will start soon.
The images of the day are in amazing 8-bit resolution with some pixel art of our favorite Star Trek characters from the original Star Trek series and the Next Generation. Check em out the pixelated crews of the Starship Enterprise below.
Star Trek’s original Kirk, William Shatner is currently in New York to interview Star Trek Voyager’s Kate Mulgrew for his upcoming The Captains documentary. And a few minutes ago Shatner just sent out an unusual picture via Twitter of himself on the streets of New York, check it out below.
The world just can’t stop talking about Star Trek, and every week we here at TrekMovie scoop it all up in the Great Links We start off with John Stewart and Stephen Colbert talking Trek, then ponder if Apple has been faking their Trek, watch a Star Trek contortionist, find out we are just like a bunch of punks, and take a look at an adorable little Gorn.
If you follow Leonard Nimoy on the Twitter you will periodically see classic photos he shares with his fans, and today he has a great behind the scenes shot from the original Star Trek era, showing Kirk, Spock and McCoy doing some grilling on the set.
Today is the 4th of July, a holiday in the United States of America celebrating the independence and birth of the nation. TrekMovie wants to wish you all a happy and fun 4th, and we share a couple of fun videos that are appropriate for the day below.
It’s time once again to look out to the Interwebs and see what they are saying about Star Trek. First up is Summer Glau (of Firefly fame) who reveals her inner Trekkie. We also have Asian art Trek nitpicking, Voyager recasting, Apple ignoring a TNG anatomy lesson, a Star Trek skit, and more, including some creepy fanmade Trek dolls.
An new stop motion animation featuring what it is really like for Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Worf is going viral. Made by a university studio, "Mr. Worf: I am Beautiful’ has to be seen, so check it out below.
Today’s photo comes from Riverside, IA, which is the future birthplace of James T. Kirk (or Kirk’s future childhood home in the JJ-verse). It is also home to the annual TrekFest, where they held an attempt to beat the world record for costumed Star Trek fans. One photo in particular from the event caught our attention, see it below plus a local news video report from the event.
Summer is a time for air shows. And wouldn’t it be great if you could go to an air show and check out some of Starfleet’s finest shuttles, along with Vipers, Eagles from the Moon and more of your favorite (fictional) spaceships? Well that is the idea behind today’s image of the day.
Over the last few days there is a clever musical Star Trek mashup that has gone viral in a big way. The vid takes the song "Tik Tok" from pop singer Ke$sha and reimagines it with the original Star Trek. Check it out below.
Today’s is Father’s Day and TrekMovie wants to wish all the Trekkie dads the best. And in honor of the day honoring fathers, we have a special Photo of the Day from Leonard Nimoy featuring a classic picture with his son on the set of the USS Enterprise.
In the last week or so there has been a lot Star Trek-related stuff burbling around the interweb, so it seems a good time to bring back The Great Links and ponder Trek’s cruelest deaths, recast TNG & DS9, find everyday Enterprises, and court martial Kirk. All that and more (including the British PM invoking Trek to critique his opposition).