Google Doodle Honors Star Trek

Interactive logo marks sci-fi series' 46th anniversary
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 7, 2012 2:05 PM CDT
Google unveils a doodle honoring the 46th anniversary of "Star Trek."   (

(Newser) Star Trek has landed its very own Google Doodle. Google is honoring the sci-fi series' 46th anniversary with an interactive doodle featuring the logo letters transformed into Star Trek characters, reports Mashable. The actual anniversary of the first episode isn't until tomorrow, but Google decided to unveil the Doodle a day early so users can click around and experience its various scenes.

Star Trek provided ample inspiration to the young geeks who eventually helped build Google and other websites, writes Lance Ulanoff in Mashable. Google exec Amit Singhal told him a while back that his dream for Google's knowledge graph, which is under construction, is to recreate the infinitely smart computer on Star Trek's Enterprise ship. “All aspects of computing or AI improve when you have such an infrastructure in-house,” said Singhal. “You can process query or question much better, and you get a step closer to building the Star Trek computer." (Read more Google Doodle stories.)

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