Google Doodle Celebrates Star Trek’s 46th Anniversary
Google is celebrating the 46th Anniversary of the legendary Star Trek Serial with a very innovative and one of a kind Google Doodle. Star Trek has been one of the most memorable since fiction series of all times with loads of characters, new advanced gadgets and adventures in different planets. The Doodle that is showcased on Google’s homepage is no different. At first you will find the letters of Google as characters of Star Trek that appears to be sitting inside a Spaceship Control Area. You can hover your mouse to various areas of the image and it should suggest several selectable parts like the Door, Space Control Pad and a character for the first scene.
Once you select an area you will trigger an event that looks so cool. As far as I can remember this is the first Doodle that literally adds a story element to the whole thing. Once you press the control pad in the first scene you will start hearing the epic star trek sound, driving your brain right back to those days when we eagerly waited for the show to come up on our television. The first “o” letter is also selectable that shows the character up close with a charming new effect. Finally you have a red door that you can select to take you to the teleportation area.
In the teleportation scene the letter “e” makes a weird cry and then I found the coolest thing in this Google Doodle. Remember the famous teleport technique in the Star Trek series that was often used to transport to different planet surfaces? Well, all you need to do is press the teleport control panel and you will see the two characters disappear and then appear on a deserted planet. The animations are very crisp and almost identical to those in the Sci-Fi series.
The Final scene is the most interactive of all where you can use one character to throw stones and twigs towards an enemy on the far right had side of the screen. You need to find a weapon on the upper middle section that ultimately kills the enemy. Once your enemy is destroyed the Doodle reverts back to the first scene where the commander walks in through the red sliding doors and informs others about mission success. The music starts playing with an animation of a starship passing across the screen followed by the word Google in pure retro style. Once the story ends you are automatically redirected to the page with search query of “Star Trek: The Original Series”.
I really enjoyed this creative effort from Google in turning their Doodle into a full blown story. Star Trek has been ruling our hearts since 1966 and even till today some of us watch the pre-recorded episodes on a daily basis. I think I have said enough but I would like to know your thoughts on Today’s Doodle. Please share your most favorite thing from the series in the comments section below.