The week between Christmas and New Years tends to be a slow news week and so a few Star Trek related links have gone viral and are sweeping around the internets to fill the void. We have naked Trek bikers, LOLCats Trek, A quiz on Trek and Pills, and some politics (gasp!).
Star Trek Body Painted Bikers
The dinnerinthedarkroom.tumblr.com site has posted a NSFW Image of a bunch of Trekkies who decided to paint their uniforms on. Although the image was just put on dinnerinthedarkroom site this week and only yesterday ‘went viral‘ being picked up by dozens of other websites, it turns out it isn’t new. The first instance (and higher res version) seems to be from the chan4chan site in July.
UPDATE: Photos identified + more found
Thanks to TrekMovie reader Michael Hanscom, the photos have been identified as coming from a group of Trek fans at the 2009 Fremont Solstice Parade on June 20th, 2009 in Seattle, WA. More photos of the bikers can be found in this Flickr Gallery.
Quiz: Star Trek Character or Erectile Dysfunction Pill
MentalFloss, the site ‘where knowledge junkies get their fix’, is counting down their top daily quizes of the year and coming in at #6 is a tough one: Star Trek Character or Erectile Dysfunction Pill?. It isn’t as easy as you might think.
Was all that too risqué for you? Well then how about a kitty cat? Yesterday, the king of LOLCats sites icanhascheezburger.com found out what you get when you combine LOLCats with Data’s Cat Spot.
Conservatives not supposed to like TNG?
Remember 10 days ago when we reported Patrick Stewart was being knighted? Well that news swept around the web as well. But one site had an interesting take. The conservative National Review Online posted a ‘congratulations‘ to Patrick Stewart, but then threw in this:
I confess myself amazed that so many conservatives are fond of [The Next Generation]. Its messages are unabashedly liberal ones of the early post-Cold War era – peace, tolerance, due process, progress (as opposed to skepticism about human perfectibility).
Note to NRO, there is nothing ‘amazing’ about people from all points of view loving Star Trek: The Next Generation, it is a great TV show. And since when are all conservatives against peace, tolerance, due process and progress? This strange comment was picked up by Fark, who called out NRO for a ‘FAIL’ and “insulting” Jean Luc Picard. The comment has also been picked apart by Washington Monthly, and a number of other blogs.
My view is why do you have to turn Star Trek into politics? Patrick Stewart was knighted, and that is cool. TNG was a great show, which is enjoyed by people from the left, right, center and everywhere in between. Do we now have to have some kind of litmus test where only one political leaning can like a show? If Ronald Reagan can hang out with Captain Picard, I think all conservatives can handle the 24th century.
Reagan visiting TNG set