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.
Spock Art…good and bad
In the last week there has been a lot of Spock-related art showing up around the world. The first is a new ad for the SciFi Channel in Europe, (spotted by Ads of the World) featuring the ultimate Spock prequel…
Lastly, did you know there is a whole blog dedicated to Spock Art?…and specifically bad Spock Art? Our friends at io9 spotted a blog called "Bad Spock Drawings" which is regularly updated with new drawings. Here is just one example by Jason Robert Bell.
Bruce Campbell knows his Trek
If you needed more proof that Bruce Campbell is the coolest guy on the planet, then this is it. Campbell has a new ’20 questions’ interview at macon.com and here is his answer to ‘Star Trek or Star Wars?’
“Star Trek.” The original … with William Shatner. Everything else blows. The only exception with “Star Wars” is the last battle with Luke and the whole “use the force” thing, but I can’t get into creatures with rubber faces playing instruments. It just doesn’t work for me.
Another Daily Show Trek ref
Comedy Central’s Daily Show With John Stewart has been known to throw in a Trek reference here or there and last week was another example (see video below…trek ref comes up about 8:30)
- EHhow.com: How to plan a Trek road trip
- Greencine.com: STII:TWOK named one of "10 sequels better than the original"
- Spoinky.net: Help a research survey quantify Trek and Doctor Who fans.
- grand-island.com: Nebraska town approves NCC-1701 subdivision [PDF]