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Set a course, Scotty, for searches (I realize Scotty didn't set the course. Alliteration, people!) on the internet.

In honor of Star Trek's 46 birthday, Google has launched a really cool interactive doodle on the masses. And I say that as a Star Trek hater.

The show, which debuted on September 8, 1966, debuted on a Thursday for NBC with the episode "Man Trap." In that episode, a creature on a distant planet takes over the body of a female archeologist and later, Dr. McCoy. Dammit Jim, I'm an alien not a doctor!

But that episode wasn't the pilot. Two versions of the pilot--"The Cage" and "Where No Man Has Gone Before"-- aired later in the first season. Does anyone know why?

The search behemoth launched a day early so more people would see it.

To see the doodle, mosey on over here.

The interactive doodle animation tells a four-scene story and features some of the series original sound effects.

Ryan Germick, Google's chief doodler and Doug Simpkinson, called the tribute a labor of love from two long-time, die-hard Trekies.

There are apparently a lot of Easter Eggs hidden in the doodle. I haven't investigated it yet, but I'm heading there as soon as this posts.


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Written by: Hamatosan
Sep 7th, 2012, 6:53 am

msd85
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Message Posted On Sep 8th, 2012, 8:14 am

It might be rtruell. I know for a fact that Josh's knowledge of Star Trek is limited to the very basics. :)

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Message Posted On Sep 8th, 2012, 7:26 am

'But that episode wasn't the pilot. Two versions of the pilot--"The Cage" and "Where No Man Has Gone Before"-- aired later in the first season. Does anyone know why?'

 

Is that a serious question?

 

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Message Posted On Sep 7th, 2012, 7:36 am

I'm not a huge Trekkie either, but that is undeniably cool. Great job by Google.

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