It’s quiet out there…too quiet, but Star Trek is still showing up around the nets and The Great Links catches it all up. We have Trek getting respect at EW, another Trek riff at Big Bang Theory, a mashup of TAS and Star Trek 09, the Lego front of the Trek v Wars war, and Khan on a lunch bag, how cool is that?
EW gets it
Last week The Links called out AOL’s MovieFone for not giving Trek the proper respect in their Top 25 SciFi movies list. But this week Entertainment Weekly shows they understand the Trek. In their "Sci-Fi 25: The Genre’s Best Since 1982" Star Trek The Next Generation is ranked 8th, and Wrath of Khan comes in at 5th…that is more like it (although TNG being beat out by Ron Moore’s BSG?…we may still have some words with EW). And with an eye for the future, EW picks Chris Pine, Star Trek’s new Kirk,as one of nine ‘Rising Stars To Watch in 2009‘
Sheldon Gets A Big Bang Surprise
The gang at the CBS sitcom Big Bang Theory have dipped into Trek again with a tribute to the original Mr. Spock. (by the way, note the CBS synergy with the onscreen promo for store.startrek.com). [Thanks to all those who sent in this tip]
Star Trek Gets Re-animated
In the last ‘Great Links’ there were a couple of new animated mashups of the new Star Trek movie trailer, and I noted that no one had yet done a version using Star Trek The Animated Series. Sure enough, I got an email the next day from Michael Struck of NEOfx, the guys working on the new animated version of "Starship Farragut", telling me the NEOfx guys whipped up a pretty cool TAS version of the trailer.
Fan art of the week: Lunch with Khan
Lunchbagart.com is a site made by a dad who draws new cartoons on his kids lunchbags every day (and posts them online). And here is what he had for December 11, with the note ‘for Grandpa Dave.’ [Thanks to Arnaldo for the tip]
Video of the week Classic: Star Trek v Star Wars…The Lego Front
The never ending war between the franchises has opened a new front, thanks to Dan Miga and the fine folks at Half Star Films.