Great Links: Zach Quinto in Xbox One Ad + Picardo Tweets + NSFWorf + Victoria’s Trek Secret + Ode to Spot Art + More

The great thing about the internet is that there’s always more new stuff to see, laugh at, or be disgusted by. This week’s Great Links brings you some of the best Trek stuff floating around the interwebs this week. Read Robert Picardo’s tweets (with pics of his Trek co-stars), a comic that redefines the meaning of NSFW, see Victoria’s Secret’s new line of Trek-inspired tops, and buy your very own sleeveless Trekkie innuendo tee shirt.

New Xbox One: Invitation Ad features Zachary Quinto as Spock
The latest from Xbox One is an ad that shows you how the latest gaming system combines games, movies, sports, and friends. We’re partial to the girl who’s jamming to Star Trek Into Darkness, with a personal invitation from Mr. Spock.

Thanks @robertmclaws for the link!

Picardo Tweets w/Trek co-stars
Robert Picardo is a blast to follow on Twitter. Recently, he posted some photos of him with other Trek celebs to try and garner up some more followers. He tweeted, “I have discovered if I tweet a photo with a Trek actor, I get another 100 followers. This should be good for 200?”

By the way, Robert Picardo is slated to co-star in a new production of 12 Angry Men live at the Pasadena Playhouse. There’s even a 20% discount for Trekkies! See the flyer below:

This new Savage Chickens comic strip redefines the term NSFW.

ThinkGeek Selling Exclusive Star Trek TNG Data Poster: Ode to Spot
Check out this awesome new poster on sale exclusively at ThinkGeek. It’s an ode to an ode to a cat. The poster is 18″x24″ and sells for $14.99.

Victoria’s Trek Secret
Reddit user /u/DestructorKitten posted this gem on /r/StarTrek, saying, “Apparently Victorias Secret thinks Star Trek is *in* this season. I came home last night and the new VS catalogue was in my mailbox. As I flipped through it, I stumbled on this. Is it just me, or is this TNG?” It’s not just you, DestructorKitten. It’s not just you. (although, we’d argue this is more DS9, but whatever)

Sleeveless Star Trek Sexual Innuendo Tee of the Day
Over on Geekologie, we stumbled on this interesting new product. If someone buys this and posts a picture of themselves wearing it, I will not only repost it, but you will be my personal hero. Bonus points for an oversized, skewed baseball hat and big sunglasses. Surely a bargain at only $27 from Look Human.

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Big Worf-whistle at Marina and to the Victoria’s Starfleet ladies.

Thanks, Kayla!!

ps – I could get so spoiled seeing this feature every week!!

Ha! I love Picardo’s Dr Who T-shirt. …and I love Spock/Quinto’s eyebrow raise ;-)

Thanks for posting these items, Kayla.

Loved the NSFW … LOL!

Cool stuff Kayla, thanks.
Do you, or anyone for that matter, know if Quinto performed for that commercial or if that was some kind of manip? These days it’s so easy to ‘put anyone any where’.

Yay! Two stories by Kayla in a row! Plus, great story.

I hope the next story is a bit more science-y.

But it’s still great!

The Data painting reminds me of Future Data from “All Good Things.”

A friend of mine has a black sweater with a Trek-like top (albeit in purple, a non-canon color). She, erm, fills it rather nicely, and is well aware of the effect it has on me.

X Box One – for white dudes. And one white chick who likes Netflix.

Hnnn…still don’t want a XBOX One…

7. Indeed. The TV/commercial/film world gets whiter every day. Kudos to Sleepy Hollow for a bit more diversity. Revolution is still pretty damned white (Adam Beach’s guest spot aside).

2. That was no eyebrow raise.

Quinto will prove to have quite the career.

Whenever he’s short of cash, all he has to do is slap “the ears” on! KA-CHING!

It’s always nice to have options in life!

I figured out why Spock looks so odd.

Quinto’s wearing a wig and has his significant dark brows covered by some sort of brow mask.

He may want a freebie X-box but not enough to do the whole haircut/brows thing! ;-D

Assuming the XBOX ONE commercial was filmed recently, it makes sense that Quinto would not be dramatically altering his actual appearance while The Glass Menagerie is still playing.


yeah, picture it….Comic Con 2047….Quinto, squeezing into his male girdle (called a “Shatner”), makes a guest appearance for some quatloos. As he slaps the Vulcan wig on his head and waddles out on stage he mutters, “it’s showtime!”

This X-box commercial is superb!

Not buying of couse, i still have my PS2, my PS3 and my PSP, i´m well served :)

@13. Harry Ballz – October 26, 2013

How inapproriate of me ;-) When I read your scene I was immediately transported to Galaxy Quest…


Good to hear, OSTF! That is basically what I was going for.


I’d love to see Erica Durance in a T’Pol outfit + that Victoria’s Secret getup!!

Cool. Robert. Picardy has the same shirt as me. Now I feel special.

@17 Mike C.

Aw, now you’re just trying to bait me!

I mean, c’mon, how would a horse ever fit into one of those outfits?

1) The NSFWorf cartoon had me rollllling. “This cartoon has no honor”. eF’ing classic.

2) Data painting. Must have.

3) TNG ladies …muuuy caliente.

4) Vulcan on the streets Klingon in the sheets AWESOME.

I’m with Picardo regarding Stargate. I found it to be far more enjoyable than any contemporary Trek show. Maybe that makes me not very bright but enthusiastic like a child. I can live with that over overly ambitious and po-faced like some of the later Trek’s were.

12, OSTF, Of course he wouldn’t. He’s getting rave reviews along with other members of the ensemble. Wish I could go to NYC right now!

Basically, I was just trying to figure out why he didn’t look quite … exactly … right.

18 Ballzy, LOL! [Waggles eyebrows] “Yesterday I shot a horse in my Victoria’s Secret top. How she got in there I’ll never know”

Y’know, it’s interesting that Quinto won’t do the Vulcan hand salute a la Nimoy when greeting fans, but will don the ST regalia to be in an Xbox commercial


@ 18 Harry Ballz

Sorry. Had to do it. SMALLVILLE is on my cable On Demand service and I was watching an episode when I read this article.

What were they thinking?!?

Speaking of Quinto,
He is the executive producerof the new Robert Redford film,
All Is Lost .
Redford , lost at sea by himself.
That is the movie and it is a good one .
Check it out!

5.I echo that thought.
I miss Science Saturday so much.

Great collection of articles, Kayla!!

@21 Marja

Ah, a fellow Groucho Marx fan! LOVE IT!


From the article; “DestructorKitten. It’s not just you. (although, we’d argue this is more DS9, but whatever)”.

I thought so too. *brain snaps* Sexy young girl?!? oh yea! ;p

Marina and Jonathan are both looking in pretty good shape. I know it is extremely wishful thinking to think that maybe they are preparing for a Star Trek Titan series…

But I can hope, can’t I?


@24 because he has trouble doing it. His hand was glued at the end of Trek09 when he had to do it with Nimoy. He is the last one out of the new crew to disrespect the fans. Trust me.

Kayla, thanks for this. I love Great Links. With Pancakes.

Seriously, though, your article was like a trip to the good old days here at Trekmovie.

32 PEB Quinto can execute a perfect Vulcan salute with his LEFT hand. I have no idea why they made him use his right hand in STXI.

A lot of people have trouble doing the Vulcan LLAP hand gesture. It is likely easier for those who start doing it when they are quite young than it is for someone older.

Leonard Nimoy recounts how he first saw that hand gesture being made when he was a boy with his parents worshipping at a synagogue. Apparently that gesture, made by rabbis at a certain part of one of the Judaist religious rites(?), is not supposed to be seen, but the young Leonard peaked and began copying the hand gesture in secret.

William Shatner, also brought up within the Orthodox Jew (Judaist) religion, apparently never peaked. He has never been able to do those hand movements successfully. Then again, he was playing a human captain who had little, if anything, to do with Vulcans in his formative years, so it sort of makes sense that this character might have difficulty making the correct hand gesture. The fact that he tried to do it is what counts.

The irony comes with the new actors. It seems that Zachary Quinto, who plays the vulcan (LLAP hand gesture) Spock has a lot of difficulty doing that gesture, whereas the actor playing the human Kirk seems to have little difficulty doing that hand gesture. Chris Pine has often been seen giving that hand gesture. Both actors are of a similar age (Zach about three years older) and would have quite possibly been aware of Kirk, Spock etc and the Vulcan LLAP sign… maybe it comes down to learning how to develop and manipulate muscles in the hand/fingers at an early age through learning to play a musical instrument, like a guitar.

*One of CP’s hobbies is playing the guitar…I have no idea about ZQ…

The book sounds absolutely fascinating. It does seem to support my own understanding of how often things played out in those days of the 1960s. It is interesting to note that GR got a boot for telling a (fictional) story dealing with racism in the military (ref. The Lieutenant).

I suspect that, in terms of sociological history, the late 1960’s/early 1970’s, are quite significant, as well as interesting.

Zachary Quinto is left-handed. That makes sense now. I can do the sign with both hands, but it is much easier to do with my right hand, because I am right handed.

My post at #36 belongs on the other thread…oops

I Can do the LLAP sign with both hand AND both feet! What now?

Anyway, that XBox ad is mighty cool, any reference to Star Trek is fantastic. We need more!


live long and spread ’em!

Re red writing So if my comment is approved, Does that mean Trek movie endorses my opinion?

I agree the LLAP gesture is easier to learn when you are young. I taught myself to do it with both hands when I was 12. My husband, who was not a trekkie growing up (and would deny being one now), can’t really manage it at all. Both my sons could do it before they could handle a knife and fork properly. They were perhaps a little developmentally delayed when it came to handling cutlery…

…oh, and to answer Keachick’s query: I believe Quinto plays the banjo.

You may be hot, but you’ll never be Marina Sirtis with pigtails hot.

OT – I found this out because there is an unsubstantiated rumour going around that Chris Pine is supposed to be dating this model –

This is just disgusting and pathetic and she does not appear to be doing herself or womankind in general any favours by doing this. I was once a size 10 and doctors told me I was a bit skinny. I wasn’t dieting or anything.

Some females can be so effin’ stupid and big business proving itself to be as corrupt and exploitative as ever…No wonder it’s all big Ka-ching ka-ching for the psychotherapists, personal trainers, “dieticians”…UGH!!!

Awesome stuff, Kayla! Glad you’re still around. Keep it up!

get the star ship enterprise of game consoles the ps4 not xbox one

Thanks Kayla, and please write some more science articles.

Here’s something I saw on TV the other night. It’s a cool GE ad using the set of the Enterprise. John Cho reprises his Sulu and the pre-Data guy also reprises his role. Forgive me, bald guy. Anyway, here’s the TV ad.

Great stuff…Dont know if anybodys seen this but Chris Pine and Alice Eve are in Paul McCartneys latest video called Queenie Eye from his NEW album…Its an awesome song….tons of other stars in the video too

Also watch the Making of this video because both Pine and Eve comment on McCartneys legacy….and Paul doesnt like how tall Chris is haha

McCartneys new album is awesome….Best reviewed album in a long time…this one song is very addictive….if you want to get the album get the deluxe version at Target with extra songs and a target only dvd interview bonus disc showing highlights of his Out There tour this year..I got to see him in july at seattles safeco field sold out crowd of 47,000 plus during an encore Nirvana joined Paul for thier song and several beatles classics…

Lemme know if you guys like this

Love it…but I still can’t make what Chris said that Paul said was a line out of “A Hard Days Night”… Chris and Paul look great – fanboys together…:) (Paul being a trekkie fanboy and Chris obviously a Paul McCartney (Beatles) fanboy). The use of “fanboy” here is meant in the nicest and neatest possible way.

I did not realize when I first watched the song video that that was Alice Eve on the piano. She is so attractive and sexy.

This video is so different from much that is around now. It goes back to basics and is enchanting. Song ain’t too bad either…:)