This week for the Great Links we have the Trek not getting the due respect on a top movies list, more Big Bang Trek, more Trek trailer remixes, art (questionably) named for a DS9 character, a Klingon duet, and a look back at classic Trek from a 19th Century point of view.
Hey MovieFone…resistance is futile
AOL’s MovieFone has decided to declare the Top 25 Best SciFi movies of all time, and Star Trek barely even makes their cut. The only Trek film to make the list was Star Trek II: The Wrath and it came in at 24th, which was two spots below, ironically, the Trek parody Galaxy Quest. Even though The Alien, Star Wars and Terminator series all have fewer films, they got two films each on MovieFone’s list. MovieFone even take a swipe at the rest of the Trek film series in their summary of STII, noting " Too bad the rest of the film series never came close to being as good" Trek is being treated worse that Rodney Dangerfield here.
Big Bang V
No Star Trek ref in this week’s episode, but here is another Trek ref filled clip from the "Lizard Spock" episode.
Trek trailer gets animated
The remixes for the new Star Trek trailer continue. This week we have versions vis a vis The Lion King and Halo. Surprisingly no one has whipped a version using Star Trek The Animated Series.
Link of the week that makes no sense
This week the Ratio3 Gallery in San Franciso ends a six week run of the an installation by artist Lutz Bacher titled ‘Odo’, which according to the Bay Guardian, the artist named for the character on Star Trek Deep Space Nine. However, there is no indication whatsoever as to why it is named for Odo, as it is just a random set of images set in a line around the gallery. Also don’t expect the official press release for the installation to be any help, as it is just a recipe for butterscotch pudding (which Odo kind of looks like at certain times).
Art of the Week: Steam Trek
How about some art that makes some sense? This week we have found some very cool photo manipulations of The Original Series, re-imagined in the Victorian Era. Rabittooth.com has a whole set of wallpapers, one for each member of the TOS crew.
Video of the week Classic: Steam Trek
In honor the cool Steam Trek desktops, here is a classic fan made Trek movie (featured over a year back on TrekMovie), called "Steam Trek" which re-imagines Star Trek in a very interesting way. More info on the SteamTrek blog.
Song of the week
Humorist and singer-songwriter Carla Ulbrich has uploaded a new song to her YouTube page titled "Duet with a Klingon" which she promises contains "Authentic Klingon.".
- Ceti Eel shows up in io9’s "Get Rid of Your Mind-Controlling Parasite in Ninde Easy Steps"
- SFGate sees "Obamas Picks" like the transition from The Original Series to The Next Generation
- ReelzChannel has started a "Glog" or ‘Gorn Log’ to keep an eye on Trek while waiting for the new movie.