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Top 11 Star Wars Grilling Must Haves

Posted in Sci-Fi by Tam Yue on March 4th, 2014

May the fork be with youWith summer fast approaching (we know, we know, the longest, most brutal winter on record is still going strong), we thought we would post about some summer things, like grilling. Then we ran across the “Lightsaber BBQ Tongs” which inspired us to do some research on what other Star Wars grilling tools there are available, and it turns out there are a lot…….

So here you have it, the Top 11 Star Wars outdoor party/grilling must haves for summer:

11. To start the party off right, there are a number of aprons out there from Darth Vader to Princess Leia. Some of the most popular ones have classic Star Wars quotes on them. Many of these aprons come with matching oven mitts, which is great, but hold off until you see number 8 on our list. 

Star Trek Captain’s Chair on Ebay

Posted in Sci-Fi by Darrin Olson on March 3rd, 2014

Star Trek Captains Chair ReplicaNow, before you get too excited this chair is actually a replica of the original Star Trek’s Enterprise-D bridge captain chair. Apparently the original one was a little too worse for the wear and was recreated to go on tour to fan conventions with the rest of the set that makes up the Enterprise bridge.

The captain’s chair does have a list of celebrities that have sat in it since its creation including some Star Trek actors, Stan Lee and Weird Al. The chair is being sold because Huston Huddleston, the man who spearheaded the project to rebuild the Enterprise bridge, was not completely happy with some details of the chair’s creation and is having a new one built.

Still, you have a chance to get your own 98% correct Star Trek Enterprise captain’s chair replica on Ebay …

Star Wars Operation

Posted in Sci-Fi by Conner Flynn on June 27th, 2011

Remember the old Operation game. The funny bone was the hardest to get and I can still hear that buzzer! Now Hasbro is launching a new edition of the popular board game, but they have switched the red-nosed guy for R2-D2.

The game can be pre-ordered now for $27, and it will ship in September. Jawas are no longer the only guys who get to operate on droids. I wonder what R2′s hardest part to remove is.

Star Trek Klingon Bird of Prey Wine Opener

Posted in Sci-Fi by Conner Flynn on May 30th, 2011

Star Trek fans will love this corkscrew/wine opener fashioned to look like a Klingon Bird of Prey. Just let it attack that cork head on as if it were a Federation ship and open your wine in style.

Perfect for opening a bottle of Klingon Blood wine with your Klingon friends. It isn’t as detailed as it could be, but it’s still pretty awesome.

Star Trek Salt and Pepper Shaker Set

Posted in Sci-Fi by Conner Flynn on May 2nd, 2011

This Star Trek Salt and Pepper Shaker Set will make any meal a little extra geeky. They are ceramic versions of the U.S.S. Enterprise and the Shuttle. Now all we need is squeezable dispensers shaped like Khan. You know, for Khan-diments.

These will cost you just $14.99 at the Star Trek Store. The Shuttle and the Enterprise stick together thanks to magnets and separate easily when you need to use them. These are the voyages of the salt ship Enterprise..

Dr. Who Coffin for the Timelord who has run out of time

Posted in Sci-Fi by Conner Flynn on April 19th, 2011

Even Timelords die eventually after 12 regenerations, and when they do they need an appropriate send off. A coffin fit for an explorer of time and space. One like this, displaying his Tardis and some of his deadly enemies.

This Doctor Who coffin comes from the guys over at Creative Coffins. They will take any theme you want and create a coffin that will make your funeral a bit more lively. Seems a shame to bury such a beautiful bit of art, but if it’s the only thing you are taking with you, why not.

The TARDIS Blanket

Posted in Sci-Fi by Conner Flynn on April 10th, 2011

Dr. Who is one of the best shows ever. The Tardis is one of the best time machines ever. And blankets, they are the best thing ever for keeping cozy at night. And if you can’t have a real time machine, this is one way to get into one every night.

And everyone knows that if you have a Tardis, you have a companion in there with you. A female companion. Chicks just love an old Police box. So if you buy this, chances are that the girls will flock to your bed, each hoping to get into your Tardis and have some adventures. Yeah right. You’re sleeping alone buddy. But at least you will be nestled in your geek shroud.

Romulan Ale Star Trek Energy Drink

Posted in Sci-Fi by Conner Flynn on March 27th, 2011

Energy drink? Wth? When I was a kid watching Star Trek, Romulan Ale was booze. They would break a bottle out everytime a red shirt died or when Kirk wanted to get some green-skinned chick drunk. Now it’s an energy drink.

That guy really seems to like it too. He’s looking at it like it’s a woman. Kinda scary actually. He must be feeling the effects: one part diarrhea and two parts caffeine jitters. I don’t want this guy at the helm anytime soon or beaming me down to a planet in a million pieces. Don’t drink on the job buddy.

Star Trek home automation system is awesome

Posted in Sci-Fi by Conner Flynn on November 28th, 2010

Star Trek nerds everywhere will be telling their number one’s to make it so, while doing number two in their pants after seeing this. This might be the coolest home automation center ever. Obviously it was created by a serious Trekkie.

It’s custom-built to be just like Star Trek’s LCARS user interface. Sadly, the rest of his house doesn’t look like the Enterprise, so he probably spends all of his time in this one room, which may or may not include a fish named Livingston.

2001: A Space Odyssey Monolith Action Figure

Posted in Sci-Fi by Conner Flynn on October 20th, 2010

This may be the coolest action figure ever and it isn’t a man, a robot or an alien. It’s the 2001: A Space Odyssey Monolith action figure. A perfect scale model of the original monolith from the 60′s film 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Zero points of articulation, but it kicks the ass of all other figures. You can now own your very own non-posable 2001: A Space Odyssey Monolith action figure for just $12.99 from ThinkGeek. Pose some monkeys around it or have some astronauts dig it up on the moon’s surface.

Star Trek Enterprise pizza wheel

Posted in Sci-Fi by Conner Flynn on September 21st, 2010

Trekkies love a good pizza. Who doesn’t? So if you are going to slice up a pizza, you may as well do it with the Enterprise. Set a course for the pepperoni frontier. This thing will slice your fresh pizza pie faster than phasers can slice through a Klingon warship.

The blade is made from laser-etched stainless steel, and the body is made from a durable zinc-alloy chromium plate. Mostly, it just looks awesome and you know it will impress your friends.

Put your Trekkie ashes in a Star Trek Urn

Posted in Sci-Fi by Conner Flynn on September 19th, 2010

Death, the final frontier. Trekkie ashes deserve something better than just a plain old urn that sits on the shelf. And so, Eternal Image will take care of you after you have been burnt to dust.

You can customize it with your own obituary details (including an authentic stardate) plus a choice of “To Boldly Go…” or “The Journey Continues…” engraved at the bottom. Everyone will know that the ashes of a super geek reside within.

Be like Uhura, not like Spock

Posted in Sci-Fi by Conner Flynn on August 8th, 2010

Spock always thought he was so smart, but he could be pretty simple-minded sometimes. Just look at the way he hunches over his monitor. He never sat, or adjusted his monitor.

Uhura was wise and sat relaxed at her monitor, casually avoiding the Captains flirting. This comparison is used by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to encourage their members to take ergonomics seriously. This poster was pasted in the bathroom of the facility.

Federation issue Dustbuster / Star Trek: TNG phaser

Posted in Sci-Fi by Conner Flynn on June 22nd, 2010

There’s a reason you don’t see dust in the corridors of the starship Enterprise. Turns out those phasers actually double as Dustbusters. Okay, not really. But this Dustbuster is crafted as a replica of the hand phaser from Star Trek: the Next Generation.

Interestingly, these prop weapons were nicknamed Dustbusters on set because of their familiar shape. This replica is much more than a hand vacuum, though. It has realistic LED lighting and sound effects and it’s intricately crafted by the original prop masters to look exactly like the ones used in the TV series.

Amazing R2-D2 Lunch Box

Posted in Sci-Fi by Conner Flynn on June 17th, 2010

Too bad they didn’t have this lunch box when I was a kid. It is of course, our favorite droid R2-D2. Not only does it look like R2, but it’s shaped like him as well.

Sadly this one doesn’t exist just yet. At the moment, it’s just a design. Hopefully they bring this into the real world soon. I would use it even today as an adult. It’s just plain awesome. Any droid that holds snacks is good with me.