If Star Trek Ruled

Contest Info

  • Started: 9/10/2012 06:00
  • Ended: 9/13/2012 17:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 20
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
  • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
If Star Trek Ruled
Contest Directions: 46 years ago, an entirely new kind of intense fandom was kicked off with the premiere of the original Star Trek TV series. Google celebrated it in the way it usually does, with a Google Doodle on the homepage past Saturday.
Let's celebrate the 46th anniversary of the Star Trek TV series by giving the Star Trek theme to anything at all, or photoshopping any of the star Trek characters.

Contest Info

    • Started: 9/10/2012 06:00
    • Ended: 9/13/2012 17:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 20
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
    • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
20 pictures
  • Star Trek Enterprise Battles a Klingon Ship

    Star Trek Enterprise Battles a Klingon Ship
  • USS Enterprise in a Space Battle

    USS Enterprise in a Space Battle
  • Star Trek Themed Kids Birthday Party

    Star Trek Themed Kids Birthday Party
  • Enterprise Beauty Digital Art

    Enterprise Beauty Digital Art
  • Barack Obama as Mr Spock

    Barack Obama as Mr Spock
  • Barack Obama the Klingon Playing with Star Trek Toys

    Barack Obama the Klingon Playing with Star Trek Toys
  • Star Trek Characters In The Oval Office

    Star Trek Characters In The Oval Office
  • Enterprise Spaceship Stuck in the Ice

    Enterprise Spaceship Stuck in the Ice
  • Mr Spock Playing Guitar Hero

    Mr Spock Playing Guitar Hero
  • Star Trek Kiss

    Star Trek Kiss
20 image entries
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This contest is fueled by the following news: Star Trek cultural influence: It's already more than 40 years since "Star Trek" started exciting the minds of fans with science fiction. Star Trek, which appeared for the first time in 1966, undoubtedly became one of the most popular science fiction serials which comprehensively worked out the Universe, had its own culture and millions of fans around the world. Therefore, it is not surprising to know that "Star Trek" had an impact on modern culture. Television and cinematography: Five series, one animation series and eleven full length movies (consisting of 727 episodes in total) were made during the several years of the epic's history. These works did not remain unnoticed and made history in cinematography globally. On many occasions, films and series were nominated for major cinematography awards including the popular awards such as the "Oscar" and "Hugo". "Star Trek" is also famous since most advanced technologies and special effects were used in shooting. In particular, the serial (with which the history of Star Trek started) and subsequent full length films make a foundation of the entire "Star Trek" Universe. The film history of the epic continues. The eleventh full length film "Star trek: XI" was released on May 7, 2009. It is known that at least five full length unofficial films were made. Trekkies; Trekkies-2; America Loves Star Trek; Roddenberry on Patrol; Star Wars vs Star Trek. Parodies: "Star Trek" became the basis for several parodies, for instance, the Finnish "Star Wreck". Literature: The comprehensively worked out Universe of "Star Trek" had become the best theme for literary works. Famous and not so popular fiction writers have published more than 300 novels on the lines of "Star Trek" and also several short stories and novels. Fans of the epic do not remain unconcerned. Several amateur writers created numerous stories, novels, fan fictions, slashes and miscellaneous small literary works. Several collections of similar short stories were published. It is also possible to find them on Internet. Trekkies: The popularity of "Star Trek" is not surprising since the epic entered the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest number of Science fiction film fans. Fans of "Star Trek" call themselves Trekkies or Trekkers. The term "Trekkies" was even inducted in the "Oxford English Dictionary". Fan clubs of the epic were formed all around the world. Games: Star Trek attracted the attention of even game manufacturers. Video game machines, computer and hand-held games, role playing and other games, designed on "Star Trek" lines exist. Role playing games on the "Star Trek" lines are being conducted all over the world. The Star Trek Customizable Card Game, CCG was released on the basis of "Star Trek". Two theme parks, dedicated to Star Trek exist in the world (Hollywood and California). Industry: Presently, "Star Trek" - an entire industry, thriving on the inextinguishable interest of the public towards the epic. Numerous paraphernalia (T-shirts, posters etc.), different devices (cell phones, computer cases), stylized on Star Trek items are being manufactured by Paramount under license. Influence on other life fields: Such a large-scale movement in support of "Star Trek" will undoubtedly have a huge impact on other spheres of public life and popular culture: Several terms and expressions have been firmly rooted in people's vocabulary. Phrases such as "He's dead, Jim", "Resistance is futile" and also quotes from the main protagonists are commonly used especially amongst Americans. Terms such as "Red alert" were successfully used in many other films. The background music of the series became a cult. Presently, melodies from the captions and title sequences of the series and films can even be found in cell phones. Several popular films and series make parody or make a reference to "Star Trek". Amongst them are films such as " Ace Venture", "Chicken Run", "Kill Bill", the serials "Friends", "Babylon - 5", "The Big Bang Theory" and many others. For a complete list, refer to English Wikipedia. In 1977, under the pressure from fans of the series, NASA had renamed its first shuttle "Constitution", which did not fly, to "USS Enterprise" in honor of the famous spaceship. In the 1990s, Apple released an operating system under the coded name the "Star Trek Project". In 2004, billionaire Richard Branson founded the company "Virgin Galactic" for designing the first passenger spaceship. The first spaceship will be named the "V.S.S Enterprise" and the second - "V.S.S. Voyager". The search engine Google has a page for searching in the Klingon language. A model of the "USS Enterprise" was kept in National Museum of American History. The model of the spaceship "USS Enterprise" from the series "The Next Generation" was sold at a Christie's auction for 466 000 euro. The spaceship was purchased by an unknown collector from the USA, who made stakes via the telephone. Altogether, Paramount Television Studios had sold around 3000 items, related to Star Trek, within 3 days earning 2.5 million euro. On September 7, 2012, Google posted a doodle on its main page, commemorating the 46th anniversary of "Star Trek TOS" series.