2009 is certainly a year which has Star Trek on the ascendancy. In this week’s Great Links, we can see more and more examples of how people are out there showing their love for the final frontier. Up this week we have a big time director, beautiful women, and a new TV show, all showing their love. If only we can get Takei and Shatner to share the love (more on that below too).
James Cameron Loves Star Trek
The producer/director of the highest grossing film of all time (Titanic), has another huge movie coming out later this year, Avatar. In an interview with the LA Times promoting that film, the subject of the other films of 2009 came up, and Cameron heaped praise on JJ Abrams Trek and Trek of the past:
“Star Trek” — look at that. That is a great example of a complete reinvention. Really, it’s beautifully done, really. Bravo. And I loved the first season of “Star Trek” back in 1965 or 1966 or whenever it was, it grabbed me as a kid, but I drifted away from it over time. And this was such a great way to see it come back as re-imagined. What fun.
Mila Kunis Loves Star Trek
That 70s Show actress Mila Kunis was just just declared the most beautiful woman in Hollywood by Premiere Magazine, and apparently she is also a Trek fan. The actress, who supplies the voice for Meg in Family Guy, is profiled in this month’s Details, where Family Guy exec producer (and huge Trekkie) Seth MacFarlane reveals:
she’s a Star Trek nerd, which you don’t often see in somebody that hot.
Premiere & Hollywood.com Love Star Trek (Women)
Mila may be number one in Premiere’s Most beautiful woman in Hollywood, but Star Trek represents at the number four spot with Zoe Saldana, noting for her role as Uhura. And Hollywood.com has their list of the 11 Hottest Alien Babes Ever, and it includes Kirstie Alley’s Vulcan Saavik from Wrath of Khan (#11), and Rachel Nichol’s Orion Gaela from the new Star Trek movie (#3). Zoe Saldana also shows up again, but for her role as xxx in the upcoming Avatar (Uhura doesn’t qualify, being human and all).
Warehouse 13 Loves Star Trek
SyFy’s new hit show Warehouse 13, only took 6 episodes ("Burnout") for their first Star Trek reference, it was brief, but well played. Watch it below (US only, sorry).
Astute Trekkies will note that it was a Next Generation reference in a show starring Saul Rubinek, who appeared in the TNG episode “Most Toys”
George Take does not love William Shatner
Unfortunately with all this love for Star Trek, it is not all love inside the world of Star Trek. In a new animation, YouTuber J Butcher shows some of the highlights of the most recent feuding between the original Sulu and original Kirk.