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!
Khan – one vile villain
Entertainment Weekly ranked the 50 Most Vile Movie Villains, and Khan is number 16, beating out such meanies as Cruella de Ville and Freddy Krueger, but not the likes of Hannibal Lecter or Darth Vader.
Khan: more vile than Freddy, but no Hannibal
TOS, TNG, DS9 among 50 best shows
Empire Online has compiled a list of the Top 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time, and three Trek shows are on that list. DS9 is #47, TOS is #43, and TNG is #37 (sorry ENT and VOY). Continuing on, you’ll find that J.J. Abrams’ Alias and Lost and Ron Moore’s Battlestar Galactica are also ranked.
Den of Geek has an essay on women in Star Trek, discussing their treatment and their behavior in the franchise over the years. They even use a review from Jeff Bond here at TrekMovie.com to support their claim!
In the future all women are in soft focus
Politics and the Prime Directive
Website io9 thinks there is a relation between US troop presence overseas and Starfleet’s Prime Directive (or as Kirk thinks of it, the “Prime Suggestion”) and they have evidence to back up their claim. In the meantime, the Huffington Post believes that we should establish our own Prime Directive to avoid destroying other life-bearing planets as we’ve been doing to Earth.
Picard & Worf vs. Solo & Chewie
IGN pits Picard against Han Solo and Worf against Chewbacca in a battle royale which Picard & Worf would obviously win. It’s to you to vote for the winner — but hurry, because right now, both Trek characters are LOSING!
Could Jean Luc kick Solo’s butt?
- The Guardian wonders if there should be a sci-fi Hamlet?
- DeForest Kelley’s spirit is residing in the body of a “talentless schmoe” in Massachusetts, according to Aversion.
- Quark’s Bar at Star Trek: The Experience is #5 in Casino City Times’ Top 10 non-gambling activities in Las Vegas.
- io9 wants to know: what are YOU doing to prepare for human-alien sex?
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