The video of the day is a creative animated homage set to the opening theme of the original Star Trek. The video is going viral right now and for good reason as it is pretty cool. Check it out below.
Viral video: Animation set opening to original Star Trek
The animation is by the Quintek Group who describe it as "an homage to one of the most groundbreaking sci-fi television shows ever to beam down to Earth." Their goal was "to try and capture the essence of what we found most enjoyable from the series for building this faux opening to this classic show."
Cool… Now what happened to the “Outer Light” comic? It’s been deleted. I know it wasn’t the most popular thing here, but I still wanted to finish it (since I started it).
They left out Doctor McCoy…… :-(
I was wondering that myself. Apparently, The Outer Light is now being hosted elsewhere at journeytotheinnerlight.com.
Whoops, the LCARS interface wasn’t invented until the 24th century… And where’s De Kelly?!
First season, no love for De in the opening credits. And LCARS looks a lot like my Android, so I could live with some version of it in TOS…
That is so cool.
As to “The Outer Light”, just went over to the site that #4 listed… and it’s still terrible. Read the latest one… and I really don’t care about the story .. so disjointed.
Guess they didn’t like the criticism they were getting here?
Really nice ! Hope they do 1 or 2 more homage’s to the classic series so DeForest Kelley can be honored as well.
They tweaked the theme in the 2nd year and I think again in the third.
Was the second season the one where opera chick hits the high notes?
I’d love to see De in there (and maybe even James, since that was planned for Season 4) but, space diva always makes me giggle a little bit.
DR Mccoy FAIL
has a cool Saul Bass vibe to it, with more than a dash of the similarly styled, recent mondo posters. great job!
GUYS… who cares about the LARS?!?! QUIT BASHING
That was awesome. I loved it.
I like it! Very nicely done. Have to watch the old animation series again. Would be nice if they do indeed produce a new animated series… or even a “remastered & re-animated” version of the old one. New animation to the original dialogue.
Very nifty animation. But improvement not needed on that baby. A phony star field and a model on strings still give me chills.
Fantastic video, though I must nit-pick. The “E” in TREK should be rounded off on the upper-left side of the letter, not squared off. This is a common mistake.
You can tell which season an episode is from by the opening sequence.
Season One: No singing lady, yellow lettering, no DeForest Kelley.
Season Two: Singing lady, yellow lettering, DeForest Kelley.
Season Three: Singing lady, blue lettering, DeForest Kelley.
Now you know.
Shatner doesn’t look like Shatner. Nimoy looks like old (movie era) Nimoy. Otherwise, pretty good!
No De Kelley- wrong!!!
Love the Red Shirt death at 00:20
That was exciting to watch! Bravo Quintek Group ! I really enjoyed the morph effect from Kirk to Spock.
T_T That was effing beautiful!!!
Still, cute bit with the guy turning into the Kelvan skin tetrahedron…
This animated short is paying homage to TOS season one. DeForest Kelley did not have star billing until season two.
Love it! Reminds me of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy animation style. :)
skip to about 1:15 in
FWIW, “Opera Chick” was a soprano singer named Loulie Jean Norman. She was apparently used quite often in recording sessions, usually without billing. She’s the soprano on “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” by The Tokens. (listen to that song and you can tell it’s her)
One thing I don’t like about the newly-recorded theme on the ST remastered episodes is that the lady they got to sing the theme isn’t as good as Loulie Jean.
Very nicely done!
Gives me hope for that TAS remastered set I’m still holding out hope for someday….
Just want to watch this over, and over and over again! Two thumbs up!
Holy crap on a hat! That was amazing!
Now I’m jonesing to watch some Star Trek! Tonight feels like an “Immunity Syndrome” kinda night.
Very nice… but where´s the doctor?
That was great! They’re going to get work.
Saw the Excaliban from “Savage Curtain.”
Saw the Talosians from “The Menegerie.”
Saw the red shirt turn into the polyhedron from “By Any Other Name.”
Saw the Galileo shuttlecraft from “Galileo Seven,” among others.
Any other specific episode references I missed?
awesome…. with a Capital F. very very awesome.
#37 The Guardian of Forever is in there too
Shatner looks like John Wayne in that animation
Outstanding! Love the style. Love the specific references to episodes. Like the approach to the featured cast.
But the pace slows down considerably after the Star Trek title card. Shots are a little long after that. Which of course would be instantly improved by adding the good doctor.
Overall Score: A-