Google celebrates Star Trek's 46th anniversary with an interactive doodle!


40 Responses to “Google celebrates Star Trek's 46th anniversary with an interactive doodle!”

  1. grimatongueworm says:

    Labor Day got a tiny static flag at the bottom of the home page.  The 46th (?) anniversary of Star Trek gets the mega treatment.  

  2. Very cute, very addictive distraction.

  3. Petzl says:

    “Momma don’t let your babies grow up to be redshirts ….”

  4. BombBlastLightingWaltz says:

    And the wee masses went wild! Didn’t know I was a geek, have to say that is cool. Love the $$$ on $pock’s ‘right sleeve?’.

  5. Ito Kagehisa says:

    That gorn looked like a PEZ dispenser.  I have to say I chuckled when the tribbles came rolling out, though!

  6. Because Google Chrome is the new IE the doodle does not have sound playback in Firefox (no Flash) as they use the Chrome specific API for sound.

    • retchdog says:

      works for me. did you try reversing the polarity?

      • But did you disable Flash before claiming it works?

        • retchdog says:

          well that’s your own problem.

          seriously, what are you complaining about? you don’t use have this alleged special chrome api, so you need flash. but you don’t use flash, so … what exactly do you expect the world to do for you? i guess they could implement it in html5, but then again you’re probably surfing the web in lynx.

    • bcsizemo says:

      Are you running no-script or something?
      I see people say Chrome does so much more than Firefox, but I have yet to have it encounter a page it didn’t render properly.

    • SamSam says:

      What Chrome-specific API are you referring to, exactly?

      There is an HTML5-standard for sound play-back. Not all browsers implement the full API, but it’s still an agreed-upon standard, towards which all browsers should be reaching.

      If Firefox hasn’t implemented HTML5 sound, it makes some sense to fall back on Flash.

      But I may be wrong — are you aware of a specific Chrome-only feature that this doodle uses?

    • skeptacally says:

      No problem here, though my Mac runs on Dilithium Crystals.

    • endrest says:

       They don’t use Flash for their doodles.  You probably have NoScript installed and need to authenticate to hear the audio events.

  7. jerwin says:

    Hmm. Can’t get very far. The red Shirt cries,  Uhura is besotted by Kirk’s charm, the transporter works,  the Gorn can be hit by various things, but Bones, Spock and Sulu remain off limits. Am I missing something?

    • Pedantic Douchebag says:

      If you type alt+F4 while you’re on the turbolift, you end up in Yeoman Rand’s quarters, and she’s just gotten out of the shower, and has had a bit too much Romulan Ale…

  8. Chentzilla says:

    Hey, Trekkies: Google has treated us all to a really fun, interactive doodle to celebrate the 46th anniversary of the network premiere of Star Trek!

    Yeah, we boingers would never stumble on it ourselves.

    mess with a Redshirt (hint: the worried-looking one shaped like an “e”)

    You can also identify him by his red shirt.

    (The hair on the O-Kirk is glorious, I tell you.)

    It’s in front of our very own eyes, you don’t need to tell us. Actually, the picture says it all. Except for where to find the interview – that’s the only non-superfluous part of this post.

    Here’s what would be enough:
    Hey, Trekkies: to celebrate the 46th anniversary of the network premiere of Star Trek, Google has treated us all to a really fun interactive doodle, which will be available from today until tomorrow — September 8, the actual air date in 1966. has an interview with the doodle’s creator (and Trekkie), Ryan Germick. Live long and prosper, Star Trek!

    Not sure about that colon, though…

  9. Brainspore says:

    You can’t spell “LGBTQ” without George Takei.

  10. Jack Kieffer says:

    One of my favorite Google Doodles by far!

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