For most of the country it’s pretty cold and gray this time of year and we could all use a little something to cheer us up, a holiday tune should do the trick. We don’t want just any holiday tune though, we want something geeky right? So how about this hilarious “Let it Snow” mash-up video featuring some of our favorite Star Trek characters.
Star Trek fans can celebrate as a piece of the Enterprise-D bridge has been saved from almost certain destruction. Houston Huddleston, a fan and founder of the project, has made it a priority to save the bridge from the Enterprise-D as he found it left outside to face the elements for five years.
It’s not the original “on-screen” set from the TV series, as that one was destroyed for the ending of Star Trek: Generations. However, the bridge that is being restored is authentic as it was created in 1997 by the original creators Herman Zimmerman and Michael Okuda for display in London and Germany.
The project goal not only focuses on the restoration of the bridge but also aims at making it even better by adding touch screen computers to replace the original plexiglass computer graphics and making the whole set interactive and educational. In many ways it will feel like your in a live and interactive video game where you get to command the bridge. How awesome would that be!
This whole effort by Houston Huddleston has been given support by many who were involved with Star Trek including William Shatner who was their very first famous supporter. Although the project is well underway and has raised over $80,000, they still need our support and you can easily donate to the project by visiting Newstarship.com and clicking the donate link. On the website you will also find updates on the how the project is doing along with a bunch of cool apparel you can buy to show your support.
What could be better than combining your love of Star Trek and Chemistry? How about Star Trek themed periodic table of the elements?
Element Trek does just that, but does so with great precision and attention to detail. Not only is the table accurate but it has interactive 3D models and animations of crystal structures and electron shells. Ionization Energies, absorption spectra, emission spectra, oxidation states and more are all included in this awesome app and all with a Star Trek theme that includes sound effects and multiple theme color options.
Not only is this a fun app to play around with but it also makes for a great tool to have at your disposal. You can actually use this table for your studies or work, which makes it even better. This app is available for Mac OS X and iPad and can be found on the App Store. The desktop version is Free.
Here is a list of features:
- Interactive Periodic Table of the Elements
- 3D Crystal Structures (Interactive / Animated)
- Atom Structure (Bohr Model, Shells / Subshells)
- Absorption Spectra
- Emission Spectra
- Ionization Energies Chart
- Melting Points Chart
- Boiling Points Chart
- 10 Element Category Essays
- 44 Color Themes
- Digital Clock
- 12 Hour or 24 Hour Time
- 2 StarDate Types
- Integrated Battery Status Readout and GUI
- System Version Readout
- Cool Sound FX
- Mute Sound FX, for Silent Operation
Can you name all of them without looking? The list is in order at the bottom of the page.
The creator of these awesome 3D renditions is Stuart Wade, he is a designer and artist in Philadelphia, PA.
You can find more of his 3D artwork on behance.
1.Cloud’s Buster from Final Fantasy VII
2.Conan’s Atlantean Sword
3.King Leonidas’ Spartan sword from 300
4.Bilbo’s Sting from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit
5.He-Man’s Sword of Power
6.Finn’s Adventure Time Sword
7.Klingon Bat’leth from Star Trek
8.Soul Edge from the Soul Caliber series of games
9.The Bride’s Hatori Hanzo sword from Kill Bill
10.Diamond Minecraft Sword
11.Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle gear
12.Link’s Master Sword from the Legend of Zelda games
13.Lion-O’s Sword of Omens from Thundercats
14.The Skeksis Ceremonial Haakskeeka sword from The Dark Crystal
15. Luke’s Lightsaber