The new Star Trek movie has inspired so much, and now apparently it may help bring back the Ghostbusters. Star Trek is also inspiring the producers of Warehouse 13 who have gone three episodes in a row with Trek refs. We have video of that below, plus Star Trek 2009 on anime trial, Kirk v Alien and Wof as you have never seen him.
Star Trek inspires Ghostbuster
Our last Great Links had James Cameron talking up Trek, this time a real Ghostbuster is being inspired by the new Star Trek.
For years we have been hearing about a possible third entry in the Ghostbusters series, but now it is looking more and more certain, and Star Trek may have had a hand. Dan Aykroyd tells Canada’s CTV
I think this last `Star Trek’ was great, they did a really fine job of revivifying those characters…I’d like to see the torch get passed in sort of a `Star Trek’ manner so that the franchise lives on.
Warehouse 13 goes Trek, again and again
In our last Great Links we showed a TNG reference on SyFy’s new hit Warehouse 13. And it seems that the show is on a Trek roll, as in both last week’s episode and last night’s episode there were also Trek refs, making it three for the last three weeks. Here are the ones from the last couple of weeks, with the second being pretty subtle (US only, sorry).
(the subject of ‘red shirts’ comes up again at the end, time mark 42:00)
Song of the Week: She Worf
Have you heard song by Shakira "She Wolf"? (if not here is the music video). Well blogger and musician Peter Coffin decided to Trekify it with a parody called "She Worf", Watch the video below (and click here for the lyrics):
Kirk v Alien
Ever wondered what would happen if the crew of the USS Enterprise had found that ship full of Alien eggs, instead of Ripley and the crew of the Nostromo? Well ZombieSpy on YouTube says he spent four months putting this animated version of what could have happened.
Video of the week: Star Trek 2009 on animated trial
We have seen the debates about the new Star Trek movie, but have you seen them done via anime? Now Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney takes on the case of Star Trek. (thanks to YouTuber RadicalsDream).
Here are some more Star Trek related links from the last week
- io9 includes the TAS Kzinti in their "Best of Science Fiction’s Oppressed Species" list
- io9 with another Trek entry on another list, this time the Jem’Hadar on "Dirt-cheap Aliens Who Still Look Awesome" (but not sure how cheap the Jem’Hadar were)
- MSN Movies cites Star Trek, Moon and District 9 for for brining back "serious sci-fi" in their "Summer Movie Trends"
Thanks to Ulrich and Scotty, and keep sending in those tips