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.