It is time again to bring back The Great Links, TrekMovie’s collection of the latest bits of Star Trek in the zeitgeist. This week we have video of Seth MacFarlane doing his impressive Kirk impression, Dilbert getting Treknobabble, a Star Trek sermon, some TOS sidewalk art, a Pony/First Contact mashup, and the lists of the week. Check it all out below.
GREAT LINKS: WEEK OF MAY 22, 2011
Trekkie Celeb of Week: Seth MacFarlane on being Trekkie (+ Kirk impression)
Family Guy, American Dad, etc. creator Seth MacFarlane is always inserting Star Trek references to his work. In this video from a Paley Center Family Guy panel in March (but just uploaded to YouTube), MacFarlane talks about his love for Star Trek, and how it has influenced his work.
Lists of the week: io9’s Top 10 & UGO’s Wanted Treknology
Last week io9 took on the challenge of picking The 10 Best Star Trek Episodes, which were (counting down):
10) Mirror, Mirror (The Original Series)
9) The Void (Star Trek: Voyager)
8) The Inner Light (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
7) In the Pale Moonlight (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
6) The Trouble with Tribbles (The Original Series)
5) Darmok (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
4) City on the Edge of Forever (The Original Series)
3) The Visitor (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
2) The Best of Both Worlds Part 1 and 2 (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
1) Balance of Terror (Original Series)
And in another Trek list, UGO offers Star Trek Tech We Hope Comes True, with 25 selections, their top 5 were:
5) The Great Teacher ("Spocks Brain")
4) Warp Drive
2) Sympathetic Magic ("Cat’s Paw")
1) Flux Capacitor (Back To The Future tech referred to in two episodes)
Comic of the week: Treknobabble on Dilbert
Speaking of Treknology, last Friday’s Dilbert comic features some Treknobabble from Wally.
Sermon of the Week: The Gospel According To Star Trek
Do Star Trek and religion mix? The answer is yes according to Salem Oregon minister (and avvowed Trekkie) Rev. Chuck Currie, who earlier this month devoted a sermon to Star Trek titled "The Gospel According To Star Trek: A Sermon On The Resurrection." Watch it below.
Craft of the week: Redshirt DS Cozy
Looking for a place to store your Nintendo DS that shows your Trek love, then try out SheViolentlyKnit’s Star Trek Redshirt DS Cozy on Etsy.
Photo of the week: Trek sidewalk art
Video of the Week: Pony Trek: First Contact
OK, here is an unusual mashup. Star Trek: First Contact with My Pretty Pony (from MrAnalpfropfen on YouTube)
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