There is so much Trek linking to report this week, starting with another movie star who wants in on the Star Trek sequel (James McAvoy). We also have new Star Trek lists, Star Trek comics, Star Trek crafting and even a Picard engagement ring cameo. Check it all out below.
GREAT LINKS: WEEK OF JUNE 5, 2011
CelebTrekkie of the Week: James McAvoy wants sequel role
This week the big movie is X-Men: First Class, a reboot/prequel that lots of reviewers are comparing to JJ Abrams Star Trek movie. The film stars James McAvoy (who was reported to be up for the role of Scotty in ST09). In X-Men: First Class McAvoy plays a young Charles Xavier, taking on the role which was played by Star Trek: TNG’s Patrick Stewart in the previous X-Men movies. While promoting the film, McAvoy has talked about what a big Star Trek fan he is, telling TimeOut:
I’m a total Star Trek fan. You have to stop yourself doing your Patrick Stewart impression! I managed to get the line, ‘On my mark,’ but I couldn’t get ‘Engage’ or ‘Make it so’ in there. But he did say ‘On my mark’ a lot in The Next Generation.
And in talking to Filmz.dk, McAvoy said that even though he didn’t get to land the part as Scotty, he is still aching to get into a Star Trek seqeul, saying:
Are you kidding? I would love to do that!
Lists of the week: io9’s Top 10 & UGO’s Wanted Treknology
Topless Robot has taken on the task of picking The 10 Greatest Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episodes, and they did a pretty good job. Here is their list (counting down):
10) It’s Only a Paper Moon
9) The Search, Part I
8) Our Man Bashir
6) Far Beyond the Stars
5) What You Leave Behind
4) In the Pale Moonlight
3) The Way of the Warrior
2) Trials and Tibble-ations Part 2
1) The Visitor
Tor.com decided to come up with a different kind of list, picking The 10 most badass Treks (but isn’t that redundant with the 10 best episodes featuring The Sisko?). Anyway here is their list:
10) Stormfront, Part II (Enterprise)
9) Shattered Mirror (Deep Space Nine)
8) “Equinox Parts I &II” (Voyager)
7) “Where No Man Has Gone Before” (The Original Series)
6) “Starship Mine” (The Next Generation)
5) “In A Mirror, Darkly Parts I & II” (Enterprise)
4) “Year of Hell Parts I & II” (Voyager)
3) “Blood Oath” (Deep Space Nine)
2) “The Best of Both Worlds Parts I &II” (The Next Generation)
1) “Mirror, Mirror” (The Original Series)
Star Trek also shows up on some other lists:
Den of Geek: Top 10 coolest weapons in sci-fi (includes phaser)
Blastr: 18 sci-fi drunk scenes funnier than anything you’ll see in Hangover 2 (w/ Data & Scotty)
Comic of the week: Treknobabble on Dilbert
Once again the nerdy webcomic xdcd has gone all Star Trek.
Nerd Love of the week: Picard engage-ment
Do you want to propose to that Trekkie girl of your dreams. Well Obvious Winner has an idea on how to do it.
Craft of the week: Star Trek Cubecraft
Want to make your own Star Trek "cubecraft" figures? Well Cyberdrone on DeviantArt has already created a dozens of Star Trek templates for you.
Bonus craft of the week: How to make your own Kelvin salt shaker
Earlier this year TrekMovie featured the "Girls on Film" teams recreation of a scene from Star Trek 2009. This week Ashleigh Harrington from GoF released a video showing how she made the Kelvin salt shaker prop they used for their scene.
Internet art of the week: Star Trek rage faces
If you don’t know what rage faces are, then you don’t hang out on Reddit and other internet forums enough. Some were featured in Wil Wheaton’s hilarious A/V recap of the TNG episode "Justice" shown here on TrekMovie last week. And now Jagged snail on Deviant Art has created some Star Trek faces to show your Trekkie rage.
Homemade Treknology of the week: Voyager casemod
An intrepid Voyager fan (see what I did there?) from the Netherlands decided to create a Voyager shaped water-cooled computer case to enter into a case modifying contest, which he dubbed the USS Eurisko. He came in second place, check out the video of how he did it.
Video of the Week: Space Girl
This charming music vid (from Charmax76 on YouTube) takes music from The Imagined Village about space girls and combines it with clips of space girls from all sorts of sci-fi, including many Star Trek girls.
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