Star Trek continues its return to popular culture consciousness this year with everything from magazine covers to movie trailers in anticipation of the new feature film. Yet another example is seen at the 72nd Annual Sun Bowl Parade in El Paso, Texas this Thanksgiving Day.
Is it time for the Trekkies to come out of the closet? The Links explores. We also have Trek showing up in a sitcom (again), in a car commercial (again) and on a game show (again). All that plus Kirk and Picard fused into some sort of supercaptain, some great fan made video mashups, how Trek has influenced a new baseball stadium and more, all below.
For their election coverage, the cable network CNN introduced new ‘hologram’ technology, where they would ‘beam’ onto their set from remote locations where they would be rendered in 3D. CNN referred to the beaming as ‘like Star Trek’ but some in the media can’t decide if this was ‘Trek’ or ‘Wars’ technology.
Well today is election day in the US and so we have our last round-up of Trek-related election links. Plus we have a photo trip into Trek history, Lutherans for Trek, John Hodgeman’s Trekexpertise, Trek on the lists, a famous viral video working its way into a Trek viral video, and so much more.
Do you like Star Trek? Do you like to drink? Why not bring those together…and this week the Great Links finds a few folks who like to do just that. We also find common ground with Star Wars, more political Trek, search the Technobabble, surf Trek style, turn money into space ships, and so much more.
TrekMovie took a day off but we are back and starting off with The Great Links…our home for all those Trek references out there in the universe. This week we have Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld on the Enterprise, more political Trek, a Stargate star admitting to Trek fandom, Worf and Geordi dueling for most pain and so much more.
The Great Links took a week off, but Star Trek never takes a week off so we have a lot to catch up with. We have Rosario Dawson expressing her Trek love, Trek getting into politics, Trek getting into sports, new Trek video and art, lots of Trek on the Lists, and much more…check it out.
It has been a busy week for Star Trek. Everywhere you look people are talking Trek. On TV we see Trek at the Cartoon Network, Comedy Central, and even The Food Network. Plus Trek is showing up in video games, comics, an a cappella group, and even a political convention?…so check it all out below.
It’s quiet out on the interweb this week…too quiet. But The Great Links still finds Star Trek wherever it looks and so we got evil Middlemen with goatees, Star Trek at the Emmys, Bill Gates melding with Trek, a webcomic visiting Star Trek The Experience, James Doohan getting some respect, a Klingon car, a Spock scarecrow, and more.
Did you know that Star Trek is a great way to teach your kids to pick up trash, well that is just one of the fasciniting bits of Trekdom that you can find in this week’s Great Links, along with another fandom debate, cool fan made posters, and ode to the red shirts and much more.
The Great Links has a couple of weeks of Trek out in the world to catch up on. This edition has a lot of stuff on Trek going up against other fandoms and franchises, from Star Wars to Browncoats to Furries. We also find out which ‘hot’ celebs are and are not Trek fans. Plus CBS are the ones that dealt it, in their latest promotional viral video.
The number one movie this weekend is Paramount Dreamworks comedy Tropic Thunder from director (and Trekkie) Ben Stiller. So far it is even beating Star Wars The Clone Wars in box office and that is all because the film actually contains a clip from Star Trek: The Original Series. OK maybe not just because of that, but it does have one.
The Great Links took a week off to decompress after Comic Con, but its back with lots of Trek going on out there in the world. This week two themes have been emerging on the web, a couple of new skirmishes in the ongoing battle of Star Trek vs. Star Wars (where TrekMovie’s ‘Foolerprise’ makes a surprise cameo). Plus Mr. Spock has been making the rounds from Sex Symbol, to art, to a real life equivalent. Pics, vids and more below,
Can Star Trek inspire the next wave of space tourism? Is watching Trek a defense for attempted murder? Is Megan Fox A Trekkie? Are there Trekkies left in Australia? Is a British glamor model taking beauty tips from Spock? And what exactly is a Kardashian? The Great Link answers these questions and more below.
The Great Links has found some real fun stuff for you all this week starting off with a new version of the Star Trek theme made by movie insider. Plus we have a photo exhibit of fans in their homes, Buzz Aldrin blaming Trek, a look at the buzz for the new Star Trek movie, some more lists and a song dedicated to Picard. Enter the Link below.
This week the links has Trek showing up on lists in TV Guide, Neal Stephenson pondering Vulcans, Trek and Terminator’s approach to time-travel being scrutinized, and a look at Trek refs in Family Guy past and Futurama future. Plus a Trek bike, more sombreros, and a classic look back at Seinfeld’s Wrath of Khan episode.
In this week’s Great Links we have the return of the USS Sombreroprise in its feature film debut. In addition we have Cyberpunk Borg, Data and Seven of Nine getting recognition, creepy Trek kids, police planning on getting phasers, and much more.
In this week’s Great Links we have TNG being declared a modern classic with a little help from a star from The Office, but is it classic enough? Plus we have TOS invading US politics, Elvis on the bridge, secret Voyager images, a ‘living’ Enterprise and more.
In this week’s Great Links we have an ‘angry’ look back at the history of Star Trek games, TNG and other Trek getting some respect on some lists, but being dissed by the AFI. Plus we have an (un)appologetic Trekkie showing her nerdiness, a new TAS mashup…and Picard goes green.
In this week’s Great Links we have Trek showing up on the best and dodging the worst lists. Plus the writer of Fanboys has a Trek confession, Adam Sandler channels Spock, TNG inspires a rap (possibly a decade or two too late), and some guy has pimped his ride Romulan style.
Ever wondered what the USS Enterprise would look like if fans really had a say in the design, find out below in this weeks Great Links. Plus we try and answer the questions big questions — Did Gene Roddenberry discover Spock in an Irish pub? What would Marilyn Monroe and Spock’s love child look like? What if Trek and "Sex and the City" crossed over?
This week Great Links finds new Trek art from the Mojo’s hard drive archive, a statistical analysis of Trek fans vs. Doctor Who fans, and gallery of images of the girl to the blue girl (right) and her friends having some landing party fun. Plus Babylon 5 v Trek video mashup and more…
Last week on the CBS Late Show with David Letterman they visited the Orange County Chopper team from the Discovery Channel show American Chopper and for no apparent reason they had them recite lines from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. VIDEO BELOW
This week the great links has trek showing up on lists from the usual best movies, all the way to a list of dominatrixes…really. Plus the USS Enterprise delivers some starship smackdown, a former Trek effects artists shares some of his work, some of which is pretty racy! Plus work lessons from Trek bosses and so much more….
This week the great links has Trek characters showing up a few lists, Trek characters, judges robes inspired by TNG?, Trek recreated by breakfast cereal, a Trek fan make good with a Pulitzer, thoughts on a Wesley based TV show, Captain Kirk as a wrestler, Obama La Forge, and so much more.
Star Trek is everywhere, it surrounds us…and binds us…oops wrong franchise. Maybe confusing Star Wars and Star Trek explains why the International Space Station has Wars and not Trek in their library? We have that story and all the other Trek flare ups around the web in this week’s ‘Great Links’ including a story about how one actor auditioning for Scotty almost got himself the wrong kind of happy ending.
The Great links has found a lot Trekerific items from the interweb in the last couple of weeks. Firstly, it appears that Spock is inspiring an artistic renaissance. Plus Bruce Campbell is keeping it Original, while Rock band is going for the Next Gen, all the while a small town in Nebraska is getting an enterprising new subdivision….check it all out below.
Star Trek is everywhere. This week in The Great Links we got a Trekified car, Kirk getting on the available list, Trek con men not getting respect, a Trek MacGyver, Worf helping out Readers Digest with some history, Star Trek The Motion Picture helping out the US Navy, Trekkie politicans. Check it all out below.
Over 40 years old and yet every week Star Trek still gets talked about all over the web…not just on Trek sites. This week the Great Links has discussions on the Prime Directive in relation to the real world, Trek making it into two different top 50 lists, and another chapter in the battle between Star Trek and Star Wars. Plus we have my favorite topic — Trek women!
New Feature: The latest column to evolve out of the old ‘This Week In Trek’ column is one for ‘Trek Links on the web’ that aren’t related to Trek Celebs, merchandise or other areas covered in our regular columns. For this week’s ‘Great Links’ we have a magazine honoring the importance of Trek in TV history and another honor for ‘space smack talk’ plus some lighthearted ‘photo challenges.’