Places On Earth That Look Like Star Trek Planets

Places On Earth That Look Like Star Trek Planets


For me, summertime means SPF 80 in the daytime for my pale, doughy flesh, and summer blockbusters at night. And boy oh boy, am I excited for some of the movies they’ve got coming out. There’s that exact same Jason Bourne movie they keep making. Between 7 and 100 new Marvel superhero movies. AND the new Star Trek movie! But if you don’t wanna wait to feel like you’re in the Star Trek universe, here are places on Earth you can visit to make you feel like you’re there already. The Star Trek planet of Deneva, or Deneva Prime, has huge biodiversity, including mountains that plunge into oceans and a plethora of vegetation and strange creatures. It’s known as one of the most beautiful places in the universe, and if you want to see terrain like that here on Earth look no further than Mount Cook, New Zealand. The only difference between Mount Cook and Deneva is [comedy New Zealand accent] they talk like this in New Zealand. “Watch out for the shark in the water mate!” One of the stranger planets in Star Trek is Dakala, a planet that escaped its orbit and is drifting aimlessly through space like some kind of intergalactic English major. The only light on the planet comes from bioluminescent plankton that shimmer and glow… …almost exactly like Bio Bay in Vieques, Puerto Rico. The light illuminates the ocean and the whole ocean glows an electric blue colour. It’s actually a really great date spot if you wanna – Oh I’m sorry, I forgot who I’m talking to. In the JJ Abrams Star Trek reboot, young Spock maroons young Kirk on the icy planet of Delta Vega. Old Spock just happens to be there – which if you ask me, sounds like lazy writing – but in any case, it looks an awful lot like the Arctic Circle. Complete with swirling snow, sheets of ice , GIANT TERRIFYING POLAR MONSTERS [voice of polar bear] “We’re not that scary really!” … and an ice cave, with Leonard Nimoy in it. RIP man. If you want the look of Delta Vega, without the terrifying prospect of getting murdered by a bear, consider Antarctica. The only worry you have on Antarctica is seeing too many cute penguins! And also freezing to death. My personal favourite Star Trek planet comes from season two of Star Trek: The Original Series. It’s called Sigma Iotia II. The most distinct feature of this planet is that a book from Earth called ‘Chicago Mobs of the ’20s’ was adopted as the bible, and everyone on the planet dresses like a Chicago Prohibition era gangster. It’s a fully insane Star Trek plot, wherein Kirk, Spock and McCoy are all captured at different times, and they have to, like, ’20s their way out of problems. It’s a great reminder that Star Trek wasn’t always about high-stakes skydiving and Benedict Cumberbatch’s acting ability. [sound of Benedict’s brain] “Grrrrr, oh I’m so talented.” Well, if you visit any of these places, make sure to shout loudly how closely it resembles a Star Trek planet. Because the locals love it! Did you err, did you like that video? We got more videos! To watch! So, go watch some videos. Or subscribe. All I’m saying is – I didn’t subscribe, and I woke up with this…

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