TrekMovie is bringing back "Great Links," our regular look at Star Trek in the zietgesit. See below for some of the places where Star Trek has been showing up.
Here are some of the links going around the world lately.
Incredible Starship Size Comparison Chart
German artist Dirk Lochel has been working on an incredible infographic that compares the various sizes of fictional spaceships from TV, movies and video games. Of course the graphic includes many many Star Trek ships. You should download the full super-high resolution version at his Deviant art page (via Nerdist).
The Trek ships are on the right size around the middle, these are just a few…
Onion’s Clickhole Gets Takei’s Attention
George Takei’s millions of followers on Facebook and Twitter are now a prized resource and today the Onion’s new Buzzfeed parody site Clickhole decided to try to tap into that with a list titled "10 Things We Hope George Takei Likes Enough To Share This List" and it worked as he shared the link on Twitter, apparently he particularly liked #4 on their list.
Samsung Panders to Trekkies
Speaking of pandering, in honor or the birthday of Star Trek, the folks at Samsung came up with an excellent bit of pander-marketing to Trekkies, via Twitter.
— Samsung TV USA (@SamsungTVUSA) September 8, 2014
Trek Fans Mapped
The Movoto real estate blog has an interesting entry where they map the locations of Star Trek and Star Wars fans. They did this by comparing the ‘likes’ the official Star Trek and Star Wars Facebook pages, then sorted by state, and came up with this map. Turns out biggest states for Trekkies are in the West and Northwest and the worst are in the Deep South.
Cartoon: The Internet Is Illogical
Daily Kos’ "This Modern World" cartoon went all Star Trek with the entry "Captain Kirk Vs. The Internet" where the crew visit early 21st century earth and have to deal with trolling, pic hacks and other Internet troubles. If you like the image you can buy a signed print at ThisModernWorld.com.
Craft of the Week: USS Enterprise made out of paper
Quick Trek Links
But wait, there’s more
io9 offers "More Weird Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About The Original Star Trek" (culled from the frist two ‘These are the Voyages’ books)
Esquire Magazine has put its thinking cap on and is offering "5 Things We Want In The Next Star Trek Movie."
NPR Columnist Alva Noe explains "Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk"
Geek Tyrant are pitting franchises against each other, including "Star Trek v Doctor Who"
That’s it for this week. If you see fun and interesting things about Star Trek on the web, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.