Monday, September 6, 2010

Night of the Living Trekkies Giveaway Contest

I gave a lot of thought to how I would structure this contest. As much as I would love to see each and every one of you battle with a Gorn in order to win this book, it would be a bit difficult to arrange that kind of thing around everyone's different schedules. So, instead, I'd like you to post a line of Star Trek dialogue, or a moment/scene in Trek that you think would be enhanced by the presence of zombies. There are no limits to what kind of Trek you can reference - anything from TOS to Enterprise to the various feature films in between. The winner will be chosen randomly from the list of comments to this post on Thursday, September 16th. I look forward to your responses!

I'll start it off with this gem from "The Naked Time", the title of which pretty accurately describes Sulu's chest throughout the episode. I'd love to see crazy Sulu, bare-chested, pummelling through a bunch of zombies with his fencing sword whilst laughing maniacally. Now that would have been a priceless moment in Trek history.

Gather your bat'leths and your phasers, suit up in your leather or your Starfleet uniform, and post away for a chance to win Night of the Living Trekkies! Qapla'!


  1. sorry to start things off with an "enterprise" reference, but -- as iffy as the show was -- i do love that theme song, which is oh-so-zombie appropriate.

    "Cause I've got faith of the heart
    I'm going where (my) *your* heart will take me"

    mmmm, who needs brains when you can have tasty hearts?

  2. Ooh, since I'm a huge Trekker, this is fun. :)

    I would go with the episode "Amok Time" where Spock is deep in the "pon farr" and must complete the mating ritual or die. Instead of Spock battling Kirk while his blood was boiling, I could see him battling zombies to win the girl.

    Or how about Kirk beaming all those tribbles aboard a ship full of zombies instead of Klingons? :)

    NIGHT OF THE LIVING TREKKIES sounds like a hoot!

  3. LOL! Nope, though I do love them nasty Klingons and don't forget the wily Romulans, going to have to go with the Captain Pike epi, Mirror, Mirror (which was the rebooted in Star Trek XI 2009). Captain Pike didn't having any real speaking parts, told entirely in flashbacks, and he damn near was a zombie!

    I have to say though the Enterprise series wasn't as well received, I loved it, I don't think it was given enough air time to get a foothold. Scott Bakula was excellent as Captain Archer. I loved the reference in the rebooted Star Trek (Scotty didn't know he was so close to his beagle).

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    Dottie :)

  4. Archcadia - I will now never listen to that song the same way, tasty hearts! I love it. Karen, think of the poor Tribbles! Those cute, little furry balls of adorableness - you can't send them to the zombies! Shame on you. ;) Love the Amok Time reference, I was hoping someone would bring that up!

  5. From The Motion Picture:
    James T. Kirk: Mr. Sulu, ahead warp one.
    Hikaru Sulu: Warp one, sir.
    Chief DiFalco: Heading, sir?
    James T. Kirk: Out there. Thataway.



  6. I think the trouble with tribbles would be perfect for a zombie invasion. Just think if the tribbles ate the zombies, then they would turn into zombie tribbles. They'll be no trebble at all.

  7. I'm terrible at remembering lines. The only one that stands out is McCoy's, "Damn it Jim, I'm a doctor, not a ..."

    I love the references to Star Trek on The Big Bang Theory.

  8. personally, since ds9 was such a dark star trek (and that's why i love it!), i thought it would do well with a zombie invasion....especially with the shapeshifters in the mix...shapeshifter zombies! all right! :)

    k_sunshine1977 at yahoo dot com

  9. There are so many to choose from but I like when Seven Of Nine said
    "Your epidermis luminesced."

    Which leads of course to glow in the dark zombies. Awesome.


  10. I have to say it:

    Borg Zombies.

    They can solder back on the bits that fall off!

  11. "Their young enter through the ears and wrap themselves around the cerebral cortex. This has the effect of rendering the victim extremely susceptible to suggestion. Later, as they grow, follows madness and death."

    And then Khan's whole crew begins to burrow out of the sand....

  12. I love these responses! @Debbie - zombie tribbles would be really terrifying! @ksunshine1977 - DS9 is one of my faves too, I really liked the darker aspect of the show as well. A great setting for zombies! @Malengine - I can totally see that happening, and it is scary. Khan and his gang were dangerous enough without being undead to boot.

    Thanks for all the creative suggestions! Keep 'em coming! :)

  13. ST IV has so many moments that would be perfect.... instead of save the whales, save the zombies! (Who knew they would be extinct in the 24th century!)

    Dr. Gillian Taylor, who is a zombie biologist who works at a Zombie Institute to save zombies who are being hunted to extinction: "I've got a tire iron right where I can get at it...." to ward off the zombies that are rampant in the late 20th century.

    Kirk: "Oh, him? He's harmless. Part of the free speech movement at Berkeley in the sixties. I think he did a little too much LDS" and we all know LDS means Living Dead Spirits!
    "Would you mind stopping that damn noise?!" to a zombie punk on the bus. Even zombies aren't immune to the vulcan neck pinch!

    Chekov is looking for the Nuclear Wessels because everybody knows zombies like the radiation and nest there.

    Dr. McCoy "Drilling holes in his head isn't the answer!" for a zombie instead of Chekov

    Spock: "They like you very much, but they are not the hell "your" (zombies).
    Dr. Gillian Taylor: I suppose they told you that.
    Spock: The *hell* they did.

    Scotty: "How do we know he didn't invent the thing?". Transparent aluminum is great for zombie living quarters.

    and "There be (zombies) here!", after beaming the zombies to the Klingon ship.

    I can't wait to meet some Klingon and Vulcan zombies once they repopulate the species!

  14. "Spock’s Brain"!
    Oh yeah, you knew this one was coming!
    Come on, Spock's brain goes missing?
    Zombies you say?

    Well, at least the writers of the episode were, certainly, brainless on account of zombies since that episode is soooooooooooooooooo bad!

  15. In "Conspiracy" from Star Trek: The Next Generation, there is a warning of subversive elements and a parasitic being that invades and controls brain functions.
    So, it turns people into zombies, more or less!

  16. How about the little life forms song?
    Just imagine he is scanning for zombies.
    And then maybe we can have a Trekkie/Michael Jackson videoclip sort of thing.

    Ahahahah! :)

  17. Live Long and Prosper...
    Oh, wait - you're already dead and don't need money... too bad. Give me your clothes (wrong movie). I love all things SCI FI and am looking forward to this book.

    Dick in AZ

  18. Umm... I'm thinking that anything with the Borg could go zombie REALLY, REALLY easily. O.o

  19. How about:

    "We simply must accept the fact that Captain Kirk is no longer alive" -- Spock (The Tholian Web)


  20. They sort of did have zombies in Voyager with the aliens inflicted with the Phage. Oh, and in that one Voyager episode where that character that was killed and ejected from the ship (buried at sea?) and then picked up by an alien race who reanimated her, but she kept a lot of her former memories so she escaped from them and ran back to voyager. She was pretty much a zombie, don't you think? But the best would be to have the Vulcans as zombies. I mean, they're all about brains anyway, right? And no emotion? They're naturals!


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