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Top 20 Star Trek Geekend posts of all time

Star Trek is about to be completely rebooted. To mark the occasion, we offer a video -- the Ultimate Showdown between Star Wars and Star Trek -- and a list of the top 20 Star Trek Geekend posts of all time.

For those who have not heard, this is my final week as the host of the Geekend and author of Geek Trivia. My first "real" post on this blog involved a rant about the finale of Enterprise, bemoaning what had become of Star Trek. As I prepare to leave, Star Trek itself is about to be completely rebooted -- to much Trekkie anxiety, as Scott Lowe notes -- which offers some intriguing and perhaps fateful symmetry.

To mark the occasion, I offer the video above -- the Ultimate Showdown between Star Wars and Star Trek -- along with the list below, which includes the Top 20 Star Trek Geekend posts of all time. As both Trek and the Geekend begin anew, it seems only fitting. Enjoy.

  1. Kirk vs. Picard--The movie!
  2. When did Star Trek jump the shark?
  3. Video: USS Enterprise versus the Death Star
  4. When did Trekkers jump the shark?
  5. Star Trek Demotivators
  6. Why did the starship Enterprise have such a stupid bridge?
  7. Why Star Trek's Prime Directive is stupid
  8. Play the original Star Trek video game from 1971
  9. Geek Trivia: Who was the only real-life astronaut ever cast in a Star Trek episode?
  10. Everything I need to know about my boss I learned from Star Trek
  11. Geek Trivia: What classic 20th century computer was owned by James T. Kirk?
  12. Video: The secret history of Star Trek's theme music
  13. What do Star Trek and Starbucks have in common (with Apple)?
  14. The deadly data regression of Star Trek's redshirts
  15. Video: Star Trek interviews from beyond the grave
  16. Video: James T. Kirk vs. James T. Kirk
  17. T-shirt(s) of the week: Star Trek TOS tunics
  18. Pics: Forcibly merging Star Wars and Star Trek
  19. T-shirt: Star Trek redshirt = 'Expendable'
  20. Pic: The Klingon keyboard

About

Jay Garmon has a vast and terrifying knowledge of all things obscure, obtuse, and irrelevant. One day, he hopes to write science fiction, but for now he'll settle for something stranger -- amusing and abusing IT pros. Read his full profile. You can a...

12 comments
pgit
pgit

All the best... but I am going to miss your column. This is the one resource I can justify engaging for pure fun and get away with it, because the address window says "techrepublic.com" in it...

boxfiddler
boxfiddler

You'll be missed. I haven't missed reading a Geekend in years. :( Best to you in your next.

HypnoToad72
HypnoToad72

1. Name every clip from 'Star Trek The Next Generation' used without googling (I can do about 80% of them with ease) 2. Please leave Apple out of this (point 13). I'm going to go cry now. :P

cyberrider1
cyberrider1

Sorry to see you go. Always enjoyed the posts & links.

HAL 9000
HAL 9000

But I wish you all the best for your Future. As they say in Trek [b]Live Long and Prosper[/b] Or as that other crows says [b]May the Force Be With You.[/b] Col

Jay Garmon
Jay Garmon

And don't let the crowd get to rowdy. There is a tradition of--well, not exactly cordiality, but let's call it minimal civility--to maintain.

HAL 9000
HAL 9000

Are not Space Welded Shut. Blowing a couple a week out of an Airlock may keep them in check for a very short time. :D Col

Jay Garmon
Jay Garmon

Hope you guys enjoy it, and that the gratuitous rivalry between Trekkies and wannabe Jedis never dies out here at TR.

BrewBaker
BrewBaker

I enjoyed your wit and humor. Now that you are leaving I might as well go too. BB

Marty-7
Marty-7

"All good things..." :-)

DadsPad
DadsPad

You have been a great source of Geekdom that was a pleasure to read and respond. My hope is that the powers will let you do an occasional post here, just to keep everyone on their toes. Best to you.

gadgetgirl
gadgetgirl

you know we're all gonna miss you. This is NOT an excuse for a no-show at the shindig. RIGHT? all the best, Jay. You know I'll be keeping tabs on you...... :x GG

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