Google Logo Boldly Goes With Interactive Star Trek: The Original Series Doodle

It’s no secret that the halls of the Googleplex contain more than a few Star Trek fans, and to commemorate the 46th anniversary of what is one of the most iconic sci-fi series ever, Google has produced an interactive Star Trek doodle now airing on its home page today.

We won’t give it all away, but in the spirit of other interactive logos they’ve created, the Star Trek doodle has plenty for fans to seek out and explore, including a fun easter egg (Tribbles!) along with other classic Trek fare – the transporter room and, of course, the classic Gorn episode:

You really want to play with the logo and get into the Gorn episode.

The first episode of Star Trek aired on September 8th, 1966 (“The Man Trap“) and evidence of this series’ influence is seen not only in Google’s continuing innovations to bring Star Trek concepts to life such as the universal translator, the holodeck, computer voice commands, and perhaps maybe even Geordi’s visor, but also among their current and past features and gadgets:

Here’s a short video showing some of what you can do with the logo:

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Click around and have some fun with it, then check out the interview with the doodle designer, Ryan Germick.

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  • robthespy

    Pretty cool. I’m not a ST fan, what is the significance of 46?

  • http://www.michaelmerritt.org/ Michael Merritt

    The Original Series first aired in 1966.

  • robthespy

    Wasn’t sure if the 46th anniversary was especially significant in some way.

  • Deboti Chowdhury

    Ha ha, I bet Dr. Sheldon Cooper was very happy with this one… :)

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