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Star Trek is 50 years old today. And Greg Stafford also discovered the mythic universe of Glorantha in 1966 too. But did you know that in the intervening half-century Glorantha has found its way into the Star Trek universe?

Robert Hewitt Wolfe, RuneQuest fan and one of the producers of Star Trek "Deep Space Nine" and "Star Trek: The Next Generation", entertainingly slipped in various tweaked Gloranthan references to episodes. The most notable of these is the Klingon who proposes a toast to "Rurik the Damned, conqueror of the Zora Fel, liberator of Vrax" (DS9 S5 Ep1), but there's also Falagian Diamonds, various planets and characters named after Gloranthan gods, and one (admittedly incredibly minor) character that I am particularly chuffed about....

Andre Jarosch has helpfully catalogued all of Star Trek - Gloranthan references here in this German article:

Happy half-century Star Trek and Glorantha!

http://bit.ly/2cilKFi

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In this Dice Geeks interview, TV writer and novelist Robert Hewitt Wolfe cites his lifelong playing tabletop RPGs as a great inspiration for his Hollywood career, which includes such shows as Star Trek DS9, Elementary, and The Dresden Files. And of those ttrpgs, RuneQuest was particularly influential!

 

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On 9/9/2016 at 4:06 AM, MOB said:

Star Trek is 50 years old today. And Greg Stafford also discovered the mythic universe of Glorantha in 1966 too. But did you know that in the intervening half-century Glorantha has found its way into the Star Trek universe?

This cultural rhyme deserves continued investigation.

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