It's April Fool's Day, which is often a relished opportunity for creative mischief. An outlet for such comic imagination used to be StarTrek.com — up until its managing geniuses were summarily executed. Fortunately, their past efforts are timeless and are still available through the magic of the Internet Archive. Courtesy its Wayback Machine, I present to you the hilarious news reports of April 1, 2005 (links will load slowly — be patient):
- Star Trek: Enterprise Saved … With Strings Attached
- Several New Star Trek Pilots Rejected
- Your Mirror Universe Twin and You
- The Galactic Enquirer
- GQ: Gorn Quarterly
Remember that three years ago this month, we were on the cusp of the cancellation of Enterprise. To see that first headline above set my heart atwitter — until I remembered the date. It was cruel of our overlords to toy with our emotions so carelessly… but they made up for it with the excellent Mirror Universe FAQ.
A few other pieces were not captured by the Wayback Machine but have been reposted to a Trek message board:
- Bakula Debunks "Holodeck" Rumor
- BBC to Remake Star Trek
- New Series Announced: Klingon Eye for the Starfleet Guy
It's nice to know humor will survive into the 24th century!