Check out this great animated take on the TOS Theme created by The Quintek Group! Can you find the Easter Eggs that pay tribute to the series within the animation?
Here’s what the creators said about the project: “This animation is an homage to one of the most groundbreaking sci-fi television shows ever to beam down to Earth. Our 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.”
So,the Star Trek: The Next Generation cast got together at the Calgary Comic Expo for the first time in many years to celebrate the show’s 25th anniversary.They sat together and remebered about the good old times;)
Here is the whole thing, in five videos.
Its kinda nice to see them all back together, ah,nostalgia, we really new a new Star Trek serie if you ask me!
For your entertainment, we’ve provided the video of Phase 2′s latest episode, “The Child.” Enjoy!
WhatCulture explains the origins of Phase 2 and where this latest episode came from:
“The Child” which is based on an original script by Jon Povill. Povill initially wrote the piece for Gene Roddenberry’s planned series, Star Trek: Phase II, which he shelved when Paramount commissioned the first Star Trek movie in 1979. The story later became the inspiration for TNG’s second season episode of the same name. The new Phase II episode revived the original script and was directed by Povill.
President Obama got to meet his childhood crush, Nichelle Nichols, and even showed his Trekkie side by giving the Vulcan greeting with Nichelle, who played Lt. Uhura in the Original Series.
President Barack Obama and TOS star Nichelle Nichols pose with the Vulcan hand greeting.
President Obama, who himself boldly went where no man has gone before as the first African-American elected to the White House, is an admitted comic fan and “Star Trek” geek.
“Months ago, Pres Obama was quoted as saying that he’d had a crush on me when he was younger,” Nichols tweeted at the time of her White House visit in late February. “I asked about that & he proudly confirmed it! … President Obama also confirmed for me that he was definitely a Trekker! How wonderful is that?!”
Back in 1967, Norman Spinrad, who wrote one of the original series’ best episodes, The Doomsday Machine, had written another script called He Walked Among Us. Unfortunately, it was never filmed because the producer at the time had rewritten it as a (really bad) comedy due to Milton Berle being involved in the episode. The problem was that, even though Milton Berle was famed for his comedy, the script was never meant to be one, and Berle actually could do drama just as well.
Spinrad was disgusted with it, and creator Gene Roddenberry agreed that it couldn’t be made, thus it was scrapped.
So, 45 years later, when a fan came up to Spinrad with the original script, Spinrad signed it. The fan then sent him a scanned copy of the script, which is now available for purchase on Amazon. (Please note: this has nothing to do with the novel, He Walked Among Us, also written by Spinrad.)