Great Links: Mila Kunis’ Star Trek Ranking + Craig Ferguson on Wars v Trek + Wizard Spock + Robot Theme + more

This week The Great Links has Mila Kunis showing what a Trek nerd she is. We also have Craig Ferguson and Adam Savage creating detente between Star Trek and Star Wars. All that plus Mr. Spock, Space Wizard, more lists with (and without) Star Trek, a robot playing Star Trek theme on a Theremin, and a wool cap to keep your pointed ears warm.  

 

GREAT LINKS: WEEK OF JULY 18, 2011

Trek Celeb of the week: Mila Kunis ranks the Star Trek series

Back in 2009 Great Links first reported on how Mila Kunis is a Trekkie. The actress is adorning the latest issue of GQ magazine and in the feature interview, she goes into more detail on her Trek fandom firstly ranking her Star Trek shows:

I got into [Star Trek] in my late teens—18, 19, 20. Something like that. I got into it later than most people. But let’s not talk about it in the past tense. I’m still a Star Trek fan. You never stop being one. Let me give you my rundown of the series in order of most favorite to least favorite…Okay. You should know this list is an ongoing argument between Seth MacFarlane and myself. But I have it: The Next Generation; the original series; then Voyager…then I have Deep Space Nine. Then last is Enterprise.

Kunis also discussed some of her Trek fandom activities:

I went to the Star Trek Experience in Vegas maybe five years ago. I hung out with a bunch of fake characters inside Quark’s bar. There were all these actors there pretending to be the different characters from the different shows. Yes, I loved it….But I also have a signed Leonard Nimoy photo in a little frame that a girlfriend gave to me for my 21st birthday. And I’ve got a bunch of vintage Star Trek figurines given to me by Jason Segel. God, it’s so embarrassing..


Mila Kunis in close competition for hottest Trekkie Celebrity

Trek On The Lists: Star Trek 2009 but no Wrath of Khan on Top SciFi Movies?

For the lists this week we start off with Total Film who have posted the list of Top 50 Greatest Sci-Fi Movies Ever. The list is based on votes from the readers. The 2009 Star Trek movie came in at #17, however Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (considered the best Trek film by most) was not even on the list. And it isn’t like the list doesn’t double down on franchises with the Alien, Star Wars and Terminator franchises each having two entries (and all 6 in the top 15). 

More Star Trek on the lists:

Craig Ferguson and Adam Savage bring peace to Star Trek v Star Wars

For decades Star Trek and Star Wars have battled each other for fan domination. The subject of Star Trek came up recently in a chat on The Late Show With Craig Ferguson where the host asked Adam Savage if he liked Star Trek. Savage said he was a huge fan but preferred Star Wars. Ferguson then countered "They are all Star things – it’s all going on – you don’t have to pick one like a team." And Savage agreed. So there you have it…Star Trek v Star Wars detente.

Craft of the week: Knit Vulcan Hat

Have you ever felt the need to keep your head and ears warm but also show how logical you are? Well FiveCornersDesign has just the thing for you with their Knit Vulcan Cap, complete with built in ears.


A logical cap

Video of the Week (& Music of the Week): Robot plays Star Trek theme

Check out Nao the robot playing the original Star Trek theme on a Theremin (via MsPetiteGeek on YouTube).

Mr. Spock: Space Wizard?

With the record-breaking release of the final Harry Potter film, the people have magic on their mind, like the people at Screened who see some magic in Star Trek with the article: Mr. Spock, Space Wizard. The notion was so intriguing, Leonard Nimoy sent out a link to the article via Twitter. The article opens with the thought:

Mr. Spock from the science-fiction franchise Star Trek encapsulates the concept of the Space Wizard. Throughout the films and television series of Star Trek, Spock routinely makes the impossible happen. The creators of Spock balance the believable with the exigencies of a story. Spock utilizes a rare knowledge of science and technology on the Starship Enterprise to bend the Universe to his will.

Spock is a scientist and miracle worker, fulfilling many of the roles of the classic wizard in Western mythology. In the Middle English meaning of the word "wizard," Spock is a learned, wise sage tasked with the protection of information and its application in everyday life. In the Medieval romance sense of the word, Spock spouts scientific jargon and data as magical incantation. His word transmutes reality. Spock also acts as the Guide or Mentor from Joseph Campbell’s monomyth. As a man who understands the nature of the Universe, he casts adventurers to their destiny. Spock is an important part of any story that includes him.

…more at screened.com

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rm10019

Funny Stuff!

rm10019

And Mila Kunis and Mira Sorvino might tie

NuFan

(considered the best Trek film by most)

The most what?

Mila Kunis: “But I also have a signed Leonard Nimoy photo in a little frame that a girlfriend gave to me for my 21st birthday. And I’ve got a bunch of vintage Star Trek figurines given to me by Jason Segel. God, it’s so embarrassing..”

Not as embarrassing as ranking TNG ahead of TOS.

“The subject of Star Trek came up recently in a chat on The Late Show With Craig Ferguson where the host asked Adam Savage if he liked Star Trek. Savage said he was a huge fan but preferred Star Wars. Ferguson then countered ‘They are all Star things – it’s all going on – you don’t have to pick one like a team.'”

Obviously Craig Ferguson doesn’t get to Trekmovie.com much.

Browncoat1984

I wish it wasn’t embarrassing to be a Trekkie, because every time you hear of a known actor stating he or she is a Trekkie they always act embarrassed. The only reason its embarrassing to be a Trekkie is because the mainstream media has made it so. Not all Trekkie’s are overweight slobs who live in their parents basements.

RE: top lists, I almost always ignore top lists (except as a suggestion of things to check out that I haven’t before) because when I read them I always say “well this and this and this should be on there!” It doesn’t really matter because we all have our own personal top lists and they will be different from everybody’s.

Browncoat1984

Also, Voyager over Deep Space Nine…really? Actually I find a lot of girls in their 20’s who were into Star Trek prefer Voyager…

Vultan

I like DS9 over Voyager, but hey, after Mila Kunis agreed to go to the ball with that lucky Marine, you’ll hear no critcism of her from me.

That girl is all right!

Vultan

Edit: criticism

John from Cincinnati

Don’t be embarrassed Mila!

Be Proud! Stand up and be counted among the coolest people on Earth!

Btw, I’m single and am willing to take you out for a dance

Kirk, James T.

I think total Film got it right. Star Trek was better than Wrath of Khan for many reasons – one being, it was faster in pace and appealed to more than just the nerds… and talking of nerds, I think it is cooler to be a Trekkie now than it was before 2009.

And here’s my rundown of favourite Star Trek TV series in order from good to least favourite:

Star Trek: The Next Generation
Star Trek: Enterprise
Star Trek
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Star Trek: Voyager – never liked it much

Michael Hall

“Not as embarrassing as ranking TNG ahead of TOS.”

I certainly prefer TOS on the whole myself (especially if you lop-off the third season)–but every generation has its own cultural touchstones, and there certainly turned out to be enough worthwhile TNG episodes produced that I doubt Mila Kunis has anything to be embarrassed about. She can still be my girlfriend if she wants.

Nony

I like Mila Kunis. She seems legit.

I would rank the series like so:

1: TOS (the granddaddy)
2: TNG (the top two can switch spots depending on what I’m in the mood for, but there’d be no TNG without the awesome of TOS before it)
3: Voyager (7 seasons of squandered potential, but I grew up on it, so it is third for the nostalgia factor)
4: DS9 (never been able to get into it — something’s just missing for me)
5: Enterprise (would have liked it more had it been titled ‘The Space Adventures of Hoshi, Trip and Porthos’)

VZX

Mila Kunis is my hero!

I would rank them differently, though….

DS9 FTW.

Davidj

Frankly the fact she can even name all the series is pretty impressive to me. Certainly none of the hot girls I know could do that.

SirBroiler

Mila for Saavik 2012.

Cygnus-X1

“But I have it: The Next Generation; the original series; then Voyager…then I have Deep Space Nine. Then last is Enterprise.”

I agree!!

ensign jack

I have a signed william shatner autobiography written to me i treasure it lol. Mila is awesome

CmdrR

JJ, damn it, get Mila Kunis in the movie!
Klingon babe, Gornette, Yeoman 1st Cl-ass… anything!
Hell, just start filming and I’ll pay to watch whatever you slam together by the (chuckle) July 2012 deadline.

richpit

She’s hot. So, so hot.

Now I find out she’s a Trekkie too? Whoa.

Cygnus-X1

I concur with #19.

And moreover, not just Mila but other actors who are bona fide Trekkies, like Tom Hanks, should get cameos in the next film. Last time that happened was what…Christian Slater in STVI? And Tom Hanks is a league above in terms of acting talent. Most directors would love to have him in their movie, and here he’s actually been sort of soliciting a cameo in a Trek film because he’s such a huge, long-time fan.

With all due respect to Mila Kunis…who is Mila Kunis?

Sybok

TV
TOS
DS9
TNG
ENT-though most of Season 4 was better than any season of TNG
VOY

MOVIES
4
2
8
11
6
3
1
10
9
5
7

Sybok

…the last three movies in the list are tied for last place.

Daoud

Mila Kunis as T’Pring. Perfection. She can use her natural Ukrainian accent, also in the role.

SciFiGuy

MILAAAAAHHHH….come to my place and watch Trek with me! :-)

Dr. What

Privet Mila. Kak dela? Idit suda I smatri Trek, pazhalusta.

Mila. Would you go out with me?

Vultan

#22

What’s a search engine?

Jim Nightshade

Mila first made it big in that 80s show with ashton kucher–did awesome in black swan, is the voice of meg in family guy,in new comedy with justin timberlake called friends with benefits–she is hot-luv that shes a trek fan-5 yrs ago was she at the experience at the 40th ann con? i went to that one–wonder if april remembers when mila was there–that was the year i asked april if she was april when she was dressed as cmd tahryn n she refused to break character n answer me hah

Greenberg

“I think total Film got it right. Star Trek was better than Wrath of Khan for many reasons – one being, it was faster in pace and appealed to more than just the nerds…”

Might be the dumbest thing I’ve ever read. Let me go and find a Modesty Blaise omnibus and do a direct comparison, just in case.

DonDonP1

Don’t forget: as far as ownership is concerned, the diffrences between ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Star Wars’ is that CBS owns ‘Star Trek’ while Lucasfilm owns ‘Star Wars’.

Remington Steele

The absolute proof that polls mean the grand total of nothing…its always whats popular at the time….joke….sure no star trek movie got into Empire magazines top 500 films of all time…..XI better than the Wrath of Khan???

roy

Well Craig Ferguson is a big fan of Doctor Who

VulcanFilmCritic

Did somebody at TrekMovie forget to write about “Wizard Spock?” I guess they got distracted by Mila Kunis.

Mila Kunis? I’m sure I knew somebody who was diagnosed as having that once…

Horatio

Wow, Mila Kunis could rank Voyager first and Enterprise second and I wouldn’t care. Just having HER as an ambassador for Trekdom is enough for me!

Captain Braxton

She put TNG first??…marry me! ;)

I'm Dead Jim!

Get Mila in the Star Trek sequel! Do we have a place left for her, Bob Orci? You can still write her in since you’re not done, I guess. I know, Mila can go head to head Klingon style with Rosario Dawson!

Holger

– I hadn’t known there was a balloon named Enterprise.
– A robot playing the original theme on a Theremin, that’s as good as it gets!
– I find this Top 50 SF film list lame.

29. Vultan – July 18, 2011

#22

What’s a search engine?

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Mila Kunis is a new search engine?

Keachick (rose pinenut)

Not sure where to note this:

Today, in NZ, it is Wednesday, 20 July and on that date in 1973 a certain Roberto Orci was born.

A very happy birthday to Roberto Orci and many happy returns for the new year. Keep on trekking. Take care.

Phil

“Not as embarrassing as ranking TNG ahead of TOS.”

It’s just these type of snarky comments that make Trek fodder for comics everywhere. Really now, she grew up watching TNG, so yeah, I’d expect that to be her favorite. But I forget, there are fans out there who get just a bit bitchy if the favorites list dosent have TOS on top…

Vultan

#41

It sure is! Much better than Apple’s Ashton Kutcher search engine.

Jack

41. You should totally kunis it.

43: “Really now, she grew up watching TNG, so yeah, I’d expect that to be her favorite.”

What does growing up watching anything have to do with ranking it first? If THAT made any sense I suppose I’d have to rank Weird Science (1985) over Casablanca (1942). Sometimes people grow up and they learn that sometimes — sometimes — things made before their time are better than things made during their time, even if the older things are in black and white and the newer things are in color!

And no, what makes Trek fodder for comics everywhere are too many fans without a sense of humor about their devotion.

I pity the fool who grows up watching The Suite Life of Zack and Cody. Ruined his life is!

The above photo of Mila IS SMOKIN’ HOT!

I am still waiting, Mila!

But, we will have to talk about Next Gen being better than TOS. But its NOT a deal breaker. OK?

Canon Schmanon

I have loads of respect for Mila Kunis’ body and face. Utterly beautiful. However, I now have less respect for her brain, for ranking DS9 so low ;-)

I am not at all a Star Wars fan, so Trek wins with me!

Let Them Eat Plomeek Soup

@7:

It is because all of them wish they looked like Seven Of Nine.

TOS is the best series, though. Hands down. I could not sit through all that technobabble Data and LaForge were spewing out. No offense, TNG Trekkies.

I liked Trek 2009 more than TWOK, actually. TWOK is still good, though.

Give me that hat. Now.