Must-try for Star Trek fans: Type ‘Beam Me Up’ on Bing

startrekbingIf you’re a Star Trek aficionado and have a few minutes to burn today at work, Bing is the place to go.

To enable Star Trek madness, just type in “Beam Me Up” on the Bing search browser. I don’t want to ruin the fun, but after being transported into space, you’ll see the USS Enterprise. You can then click on planets and other icons to uncover more Star Trek goodies.

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There are apparently other secret Star Trek phrases you can type in to enable more fun, but we haven’t uncovered those quite yet.

Microsoft and Bing are on a Star Trek mission during these past few weeks, unveiling a Klingon language translator a few days ago and releasing a Star Trek movie app for Windows Phone.

The company has also added Star Trek trivia to the Bing Snapshot feature, which answers questions via the Bing search box. Examples include questions such as, “Who said live long and prosper?”

It’s all the result of a partnership between Microsoft and Paramount Pictures to help promote Star Trek Into Darkness, which debuts today and currently has a 87% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. According to the Microsoft write-up, Chief Research Officer Rick Rashid is apparently the company’s biggest Star Trek fan.

Previously on GeekWire: Where’s my spaceship? Longing for an intergalactic future 

  • http://blog.findwell.com Kevin Lisota

    “Energize” is one of the other phrases