This week there has been a lot of bits of Star Trek out in the zeitgeist so it’s time to bring back The Great Links, where we share some of these fun moments of Star Trek from across the web and beyond.
The stars of the VH1 hit RuPaul’s Drag Race are doing their part to promote the launch of Paramount+. This week they released a series of photos with the top queens from the show “rocking out some of the more iconic looks from TV series, news outlets and films featured on the platform.” Jackie Cox, who is a genuine Star Trek fan and cosplayer, chose Number One from the “The Cage,” and the upcoming series Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.
The release also included this quote from Jackie:
“Since the 1960s, Star Trek has broken down boundaries and shown us a future where everyone belongs. As a Drag Queen, the female characters of Star Trek have continued to inspire me, from Uhura, to Troi, to Janeway, to Burnham. Created for the first pilot of Star Trek, the character “Number One” was a woman ahead of her time as the smart, capable, and commanding first officer of the Starship Enterprise. Originally played by “the first lady of Star Trek,” Majel Barrett-Roddenberry, this character will finally get her full story told when Rebecca Romijn takes the reins on the upcoming Paramount+ show, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.” — Jackie Cox
Anson honors the “real lead”
Speaking of Strange New Worlds, there was a lot of buzz with the announcement of five new cast members, but star Anson Mount took to Twitter to humbly point to the original USS Enterprise as the “true lead of our show,” showing again how much of a real fan he is and how excited he is about the show.
While I continue to be amazed that I’m the guy in the chair, THIS is the true lead of our show. Thank you again to all the fans for helping to make this happen. #SNW @StarTrekOnPPlus @startrek pic.twitter.com/HkiStSyYm0
— Anson Mount (@ansonmount) March 15, 2021
Enterprise over Mexico
Returning to the subject of the launch of Paramount+, they went all out with the Latin America launch in Mexico City. Paramount held a dramatic drone light show over the night sky in Mexico City, which included many elements from their various shows and movies. The event started off with the USS Enterprise and a voice-over from Star Trek Beyond. TrekMovie shared a clip of this moment on Twitter which you can see below.
— TrekMovie.com (@TrekMovie) March 17, 2021
Star Trek and Abrams flares on The Simpsons
Last Sunday’s episode of The Simpsons (“Do PizzaBots Dream of Electric Guitars“) featured a storyline where Homer tried to get Star Trek producer/director J.J. Abrams to stop doing a reboot movie featuring beloved characters from his childhood. Abrams appeared in the episode voicing himself, and the episode poked fun at his many reboots and lens flares, as you can see from this clip.
In the episode, Bart and Lisa sneak into Bad Robot headquarters where they were thwarted by a guard in Starfleet uniform.
Pon Farr al Fesco
Last year we reported on how Star Trek: Voyager star Robert Picardo had started recording videos of himself in the woods recreating moments from the series. This week he released a new “Tecnhobabble al Fresco” performing opera from the episode “Tinker, Tenor, Doctor, Spy” where The Doctor turned “La donna è mobile” into an aria about Tuvok’s Pon Farr.
Mulgrew approves of Janeway class
Speaking of Voyager, a few weeks ago we reported on the new Janeway Class ship in Star Trek Online, which got the notice of star Kate Mulgrew. She took to Twitter to give the ship her blessing.
What’s this I hear about a Janeway-class ship? She’s a beauty and looks ready for all sorts of adventures! Go boldly, with my blessing 🍾🚀🖖🏻
— Kate Mulgrew (@TheKateMulgrew) March 12, 2021
Random Trek of the week: Tom Petty on the bridge
This week the Twitter account of the late Tom Petty shared an image of the singer on the bridge of the TOS movie era USS Enterprise from 1989. It’s not entirely clear, but it is likely from the Star Trek Adventure attraction from the Universal Studios Tour.
Tom Petty aboard the Starship Enterprise. Sitting on the bridge set from Star Trek – photographed by Kevin Winter, 1989 pic.twitter.com/uVA7FYb8xA
— Tom Petty (@tompetty) March 17, 2021
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