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.
Trek movies make the best list, but not the worst
The fine folks at Rotten Tomatoes have put together their list of "50 Best TV Adaptations of All Time" and as you could expect, Star Trek represented. In fact six Star Trek movies made the list: First Contact (6), Wrath of Khan (7), Voyage Home (12), The Undiscovered Country (14), Search for Spock (23), and Insurrection (42). However, on Entertainment Weekly’s List of "17 Sci-fi misfires" there isn’t a single Trek film. EW’s editors call out film’s like Bicentennial Man and The Island of Dr. Moreau, and even put the smackdown on Jurassic Park and Buckaroo Banzai, but totally overlook Star Trek V: The Final Frontier?
Fanboys writer seeks common ground with Trekkies
The upcoming Star Wars fan-focused comedy "Fanboys" will include a scene where their heroes have to face off against a group of lirpa-wielding Trekkies, which is just the latest front in the age old battle of Trek v Wars. But in a new interview with UGO, Fanboys co-writer Ernie Cline admits that he is a Trekkie too. From the interview:
UGO: So – here’s a question – you can only take one franchise with you to a desert island – is it Star Wars or Star Trek? (It has been leaked that the gang from Fanboys run afoul of some hardcore Trekkies.)
Ernie Cline: Okay, wait… Do I just get to take the movies or the movies AND all of TV series? If I can take TV series, too, I’d have to say Trek, just because that would give me a much larger library on the hypothetical desert island. If it’s just the movies – then it would be Star Wars for sure.
UGO: In an effort to build harmony, what can Trek fans and Star Wars fans agree on as common ground?
Ernie Cline: Um… That Earth sucks? That outer space is where the real action is?
Spot the faux Trekkies in the Fanboys Trailer
The Zohan Neck Pinch
The Adam Sandler comedy You Don’t Mess with the Zohan , featuring a cameo by Star Trek’s George Takei, opened last week. In a gander at the trailer, one can see Sandler perform Spock’s famous pinch…on a rambunctious child.
Sandler channels Spock
Video of the week: TNG Rap
The folks at Cracked.com and ThoseArentMusketts.com, in what appears to be a fit of 80s nostalgia, have put together a "Star Trek TNG Rap"…Yo yo yo are you down with the Enterprise D?
[warning very explicit lyrics – NSFW]
- Manchester Evening News: Star Trek Flats Go To Appeal
- Collegiate Times: Editorial defending wikipedia for having a longer entry for the Klingon language than for Latin
- EW: Star Trek Communicators listed as one of "12 Movie/TV Tech Toys We Want!"