When you like your self some Star Trek — and what clever, engaging individual does not? — there is definitely loads of it round in the intervening time. New collection, new movies, new video games; it is a bountiful time for followers of the ultimate frontier. Star Trek: Picard is presently deep into its second season, with the complete principal solid of The Subsequent Technology confirmed to be returning in Season 3, and the upcoming Star Trek: Unusual New Worlds appears to be providing a return to the episodic planet-of-the-week-style format that followers of ‘Legacy’ Trek have been jonesing for.
Nonetheless, we just lately stumbled throughout the beginnings of a fan venture that loaded our torpedo bays with extra nostalgia than that, even. Behold a daring assembly of two of our very favorite issues within the universe: Star Trek: TNG and Zelda: Majora’s Masks.
Artist-animator @Amaruuk is the genius accountable, posting on their fan artwork Twitter account @SpinaSanctuary, and as you may see from the tweets under, the low-poly combination of MM X TNG appears to be like completely unimaginable.
The concept appears to have began just lately, once they tweeted the fabled words “What if Star Trek, however Zelda 64????” earlier than posting a 64-bit rendition of Captain Picard’s Ressikan flute from ‘The Inside Mild’ quickly after:
The artist determined that the episode ‘Masks’ — a uncommon late-TNG misfire that falls into the so-bad-it’s-fascinating class — was one other pure match for the Majora’s Masks mash up. Observe a fantastically blocky Picard having simply discovered the masks of Korgano:
From there the artist made fast progress with low-poly variations of iconic Trek objects, plus Commander Knowledge enjoying his violin and the redoubtable Commander Riker on the ‘bone, each rendered in wonderful 64-bit kind:
And eventually some audio to go together with Jean-Luc’s Ressikan flute. Move the tissues, will you? We’re getting a bit weepy…
For followers of each franchises, this seems like probably the most good combine conceivable. We have already contemplated the whereabouts of the good Star Trek console video games — and a Star Trek: Prodigy sport was just lately introduced for Change — but it surely’s superb to see that there is hope but for nostalgic Nintendo followers who like a little bit of TNG.
The chance of this “ongoing low-poly private venture” ever being one thing playable is distant, however we’ll gladly take a gradual circulation of gifs like these in our feeds. You possibly can see extra of the artist’s work on their Artstation web page or via Twitter. They’re additionally open for subs on Ko-fi and stream on Twitch, too (the place we glimpsed Lt. Worf with his trusty bat’leth). Be sure you categorical your nice pleasure and gratitude.
Tell us under on a scale of 10-10 simply how a lot you’d like to play Star Trek 64.