Great Links: Cruelest Star Trek Deaths + Recasting TNG & DS9 + Everyday Enterprises + Trek in British Politics + more June 18, 2010by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Great Links , comments closed
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).
It’s Captain Picard Day! June 16, 2010by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Great Links,TNG , comments closed
Not only is today John Cho’s birthday, but is also the future Captain Picard Day, a day celebrated on June 16th on board the USS Enterprise, under the command of Jean Luc Picard. How will you celebrate Captain Picard Day?
Obscure Star Trek Joke Beams Into The A-Team Movie June 11, 2010by Jordan Hoffman , Filed under: Great Links,Humor,Trek Franchise , comments closed
Guest Blog from UGO's Jordan Hoffman
Star Trek enthusiasts have a special treat waiting for them should they get in the van and see The A-Team this weekend. What I’m about to tell you can only be described as a SPOILER of pretty nifty Easter egg, so go no further if you want to experience it on your own. .
Photo of the Day: Simon Pegg iPad Plea For Help June 10, 2010by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,Great Links,Humor , comments closed
Star Trek's new Scotty Simon Pegg is probably the most prolific Twitterer of all the Star Trek celebs. And he has tweeted a funny image, seemingly poking fun at Apple's new iPad, that earns him our Photo of the Day (a periodic feature of TrekMovie.com).
Steve Jobs Invokes Star Trek (Again) While Unveiling 4th Gen iPhone – But Where Is Star Trek Mobile Video Chat? June 7, 2010by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Great Links,Science/Technology,Trek Franchise , comments closed
Back in January when Apple unveiled their highly-anticipated iPad, Star Trek was there, using the new movie to show off its multi-media capability. And today when Apple unveiled the 4th generation iPhone, Star Trek was again invoked, this time by CEO Steve Jobs himself when introducing the new video calling capability. This prompts the question: Is Star Trek actually behind the curve on this tech?
Entertainment Weekly Picks ‘Top 100 Characters of Last 20 Years’ – No Star Trek Names On The List May 29, 2010by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Editorial,Great Links,Trek Franchise , comments closed
To celebrate their 20th anniversary, the new issue of Entertainment Weekly (on newsstands now) counts down what they are calling the "100 Greatest Characters of the Last 20 Years". While the list include a number of well known sci-fi characters, not a single character from the Star Trek franchise made the list.
Star Trek Art Beams Down To Microsoft Lobby May 24, 2010by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Art,Conventions/Events/Attractions,Great Links , comments closed
Back in 2008 we reported on an exhibition in New York from artist Devorah Sperber called "Mirror Universe" with a collection of Star Trek themed art. It appears that much of this art was purchased by Microsoft, who have it displayed on their campus in Washington. See pictures and video of the display below.
The geeky CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory is rife with comic book and sci-fi references, but this week and last week’s episodes show that Star Trek is the closest to their hearts. In this week’s episode Sheldon revealed just how important Trek is to him in a potential crisis, and in next week’s episode, a flashback will show how Sheldon used Star Trek as a key test for his roommate Leonard. And you can watch video of both Trek refs below.Great Links , comments closed
There is a cool new ‘infographic’ all about Star Trek that has gone viral in the last couple of days. It is a guide to interesting Star Trek trivia, that can be quite educational for those new to the franchise, and maybe even has some tidbits for some regulars. Check it out below.Great Links,Humor , comments closed
Star Trek references are a regular occurrence on Seth MacFarlane’s Fox show Family Guy, so it is no surprise that they are also showing up on his spin-off series: The Cleveland Show. On last Sunday’s episode guest star Kanye West guest-starred and got into a rap battle with Cleveland Jr., where he (and Jr.) busted out some Klingon. Watch it below.Feature Films (TMP-NEM),Great Links,Music,TOS , comments closed
Often TrekMovie brings you links to the humorous trivial Trek, from LOL Cats meeting Trek to silly viral videos. Today we have links to some more serious takes on Trek. First up a recently unearthed and very thorough analysis and history of the score for Star Trek: The Motion Picture. We also link to an interesting look at the ‘minimalism’ of Star Trek TOS.
Photo of the Day: Sausage Enterprise April 27, 2010by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Great Links,Humor , comments closed
Have you ever thought to yourself "How can I combine my love for Star Trek and my love for sausages?" Well if you have, we have the Meat-erprise just for you. Check out the photos and links to a how-to guide below.
Watch Star Trek Gag From Last Night’s Simpsons April 26, 2010by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Great Links,Humor,Trek Franchise , comments closed
Just one month since their last gag, last night Fox’s The Simpsons once again dived into the world of Star Trek for a gag, and it is no surprise that it was Comic Book Guy for the delivery. Watch the video below.
Great iLinks: Data & Q Play w/ iPad + Burton Tweets iPad + Paramount Pulls Trek App + more April 7, 2010by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Celebrity,Great Links,Science/Technology , comments closed
Everyone seems to be talking about Apple’s new iPad this week, and it is the theme for a Great Links column. We have a photo of Data and Q holding one that is getting lots of interweb buzz. Plus LeVar Burton is tweeting about the iPad, and Rod Roddenberry says he wishes Apple called it the iPadd. Paramount has even got involved, pulling a much talked about Trek-themed iPad application. Get all the iPadTrek-ness below.
Star Trek and April Fools 2010 [UPDATED] April 1, 2010by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Great Links,Humor , comments closed
Today is April 1st, and you know what that means. Last night I announced (on the Twitter) that TrekMovie would not be doing any April Fools pranks this year. However, many other sites are having some fun today, including a number of Trek related pranks. Find out who is having final frontier fun below. [UPDATED with more Trek Foolery]Fandom,Great Links,Science/Technology , comments closed
When Star Trek meets technology you get Treknology, and there are a couple of examples of that to share with you about some new pieces of tech. One is a special fanmade Star Trek-themed promotion for the Google Nexus One (from the futuuuuure). And the other is the inevitable PADD application for Apple’s new iPad.
Watch Buckingham Palace Guard Playing Star Trek Medley March 19, 2010by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Great Links,Music,Trek Franchise , comments closed
The Queen’s Guards at Buckingham Palace in London are famous for their elaborate ‘changing of the guard’ and their unflappable demeanor, but did you also know they have a band? The band accompanies the changing of the guard and often plays popular music, and one day last week they did a medley of Star Trek themes, check out video below.Great Links,Science/Technology,Star Trek (2009 film) , comments closed
Once again life imitates art with NASA looking to Star Trek for inspiration for their new poster for the final mission of the Space Shuttle Endeavour. Check it out below, plus news on how Space Shuttle Enterprise is preparing to fly again.
Worst Star Trek Parody Ever March 10, 2010by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Great Links,Humor,Trek Franchise , comments closed
There is a video that has gone viral in the last couple of days after being unearthed by EverthingIsTerrible.com, and it is by far the worst Star Trek Parody of all time. There is no attributed source, so not sure who to blame, but it seems to be some misguided attempt to use Star Trek to send some kind of Christian message, but it doesn’t even do that well. Check it out for yourself below.
Rapper Says Mitt Romney Used ‘Vulcan Grip’ On Him In Plane Scuffle February 19, 2010by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Great Links,Humor , comments closed
Many comparisons have been made about President Obama and Star Trek’s Spock, but it may be that he is not the only politician to be compared to a Vulcan. Earlier this week former Massachusetts governor and Republican Presidential candidate got into a scuffle on an airplane with a rapper (who got booted from the plane), but now the rapper says Romney started the fight with a "Vulcan grip".