This has been a big week for Star Trek with news on the sequel to Star Trek Beyond and the Quentin Tarantino movie and the first look at season two of Star Trek: Discovery. There are still a few other bits of Star Trek in the zeitgeist to cover for our weekly Great Links roundup, starting with a very special dentist’s office.
The show InnerSpace on Canada’s Space channel had a segment where they visited Aurora Borealis Orthodontics in Aurora, Ontario, where Dr. David Hirsch has turned his dental practice into a Star Trek experience, complete with an impressive collection of screen-used props, costumes and set pieces. Hirsch says combining his passion for collecting Star Trek memorabilia with his practice is not only fun but helps put the patients feel more comfortable for what is often an uncomfortable experience.
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Awkward moment of the week: Sebastian Stan reminds J.J. Abrams he auditioned for ‘Star Trek’
In a new interview with GQ, Sebastian Stan (Bucky Barnes AKA “The Winter Soldier” in the MCU) recalled an awkward encounter involving the Oscars, producer J.J. Abrams and Star Trek:
“It’s funny, I saw J. J. Abrams at an Oscar party on Sunday night. And he goes, ‘Hey, nice to meet you.’” Only problem was, this wasn’t the first time the two men had been introduced. “I was like: ‘Actually, I’ve met you before. I screen-tested for Star Trek. But that’s okay. I wouldn’t expect you to remember that.’”
Science meets Star Trek
Lists of the week
Famous Trekkie of the week: Ellen Stofan, head of National Air and Space Museum
Video of the week: Captain Gumball
This week’s episode of the Cartoon Network show The Amazing World of Gumball (“The Stink”) features a little Star Trek homage when Gumball Watterson escapes into a fantasy in the final frontier.
That’s it for this week’s update. Keep up with all the fun Star Trek from around the web in our Great Links category.