In an effort to get “all geared up” for my forthcoming visit to Creation Star Trek 2011 in Las Vegas, I’ve recently taken my obsession with Star Trek to another level. I’ve always been a pretty fanatical lover of Trek. Although, like anything else in life, my over-the-top fandom has had peaks and valleys. There were times when I was much younger that I ate, drank, slept, and breathed Star Trek. There have also been just as many periods more recently during which I’d watch 20 minutes of a Trek rerun on SyFy and that was the extent of my involvement for weeks on end.
Thankfully, the Internet provides the perfect means by which I (and countless others to be sure) can dive headlong back into all things Trek. It’s almost as though I have my own LCARS terminal connected back to every database in Starfleet! In all seriousness though, as well versed as I am in technology (I’ve been using the Internet in one form or another since 1990) it still never ceases to amaze me the depth and breadth of information that is available on most any topic – especially Star Trek!
I imagine that just about anyone reading this blog is already well acquainted with the sites I’m going to cover in this post. All the same, there may be one or two folks like me who, only a short time ago, would have been unaware of the existence of so many terrific Star Trek resources online. For that reason, I decided to compile a list of the Star Trek related websites I’ve been visiting lately. This list is by no means exhaustive. In fact, I would welcome comments with suggestions for others that I may be unaware of.
So, here goes:
http://www.startrek.com – The official website of the Star Trek franchise.
http://www.cbs.com/classics – Watch episodes of TOS and TAS online (this can also be done at startrek.com above)
http://www.trekweb.com – News and articles about everything to do with Star Trek
http://www.trekbbs.com – An excellent forum for chatting with like-minded fans
http://startrekofgodsandmen.com – Home of the terrific fan film made for the 40th Anniversary of the series
http://www.startreknewvoyages.com – The site of James Cawley’s excellent fan film series set during the TOS five year mission
http://www.starshipfarragut.com – More terrific fan films
http://creationent.com/cal/stlv.htm – Big, big, big Star Trek convention in Las Vegas next month
http://starfleet1701st.yuku.com – Forum operated by the fantastic 1701st Star Trek Uniform Club
http://www.therpf.com – Custom props and costumes used in role playing
http://www.startrekhistory.com – Absolutely incredible site with insider information about the production of the original TV Series
http://www.trekcore.com – All encompassing site with everything from rare photos to audio clips and more (from all series and movies)
http://www.startrekonline.com – Great Internet game set in the Trek universe
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Star-Trek-Fans/161013817304738 – Cool new Facebook group for we fans
As I had indicated above, there are undoubtedly hundreds (if not thousands) of other sites containing all kindsa’ Star Trek stuff and I’ll bet some of them are just great. If anyone feels like to directing me to any of them, I’d be more than receptive.