So I like Star Trek. Specifically I like Star Trek the Next Generation and Deep Space Nine. TNG started me watching Star Trek, because I can’t stand the original series, but I don’t really enjoy rewatching them much anymore and DS9 is my overall favorite series.
I’m currently watching through DS9 again before finally seeing the last episodes which were originally broadcast while I was away at University or other in some other country or other. DS9 is fairly unpopular amongst the hard-core trekkies (trekkers, whatever the hell they call themselves) for a lot of the reasons that I enjoy it. Unlike TNG and TOS there was a continuing plot with a continuity unlike the single encapsulated stories that were common in the earlier series, and I felt the characters were more real because they had more negative aspects to them than characters from the earlier series (although the lack of negativity was apparently intended by Rodenberry).
Just for the record, I couldn’t bare to watch Voyager, and I haven’t seen a single Episode of Enterprise yet (although I do want to watch a few episodes when I get a chance).
Anyway, I have recently stumbled upon a whole bunch of Star Trek related stuff that I have found interesting so I’ll include it all here in this one big post, video fun after the jump.
First up, the Picard song, live action and animated (using The Sims) versions.
Star Trek the Original Series + Monty Python’s Quest for the Holy Grail = hilarity
And on a slightly more serious note, a touching video of James Doohan, like I said above I’m not a big fan of the original series, but he seemed like a really good person and it’s a shame he’s gone.