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Star Trek The Wrath of Khan communicator replica

Posted in Sci-Fi by Conner Flynn on June 6th, 2010

If Star Trek II taught us anything, it’s that sometimes, when someone taunts you enough, you just have to whip out your communicator and scream KHHHHHAAAAANNNNN. This Wrath of Khan Replica Communicator Device was used in one of the most famous movies of all time and now you can reenact that scene anytime you want.

When you open it up, you’ll hear “KHAAAAN!!!” screaming from it with flashing lights, and phrases from Uhura, Kirk, and Spock. It works in Voice Clip Mode, Screaming Kirk Mode, and Hail/Call-Back function. When closed or opened, it chirps. Get your nerd on with this famous replica.

11th Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver with actual screwdriver feature

Posted in Sci-Fi by Conner Flynn on May 23rd, 2010

Every timelord needs tools. Especially if you’re into DIY projects. This diecast illuminating screwdriver with sounds is based on the 11th Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver. But it’s not just a good looking replica.

It actually functions as a real screwdriver and comes with assorted reversible bits. You can pre-order it now and it should ship this August. Just don’t expect it to open any doors magically with sonic power.

Forget the iPad, I want a Star Trek PADD

Posted in Sci-Fi by Conner Flynn on May 12th, 2010

Ever since Star Trek The Next Generation, we have dreamed of a tablet computer device that could make all of our dreams come true. Whether watching Netflix, or checking on the status of your crew. Sadly, we still don’t have such a device. Sure there’s the iPad, but what about a functioning computer tablet that looks exactly like those sleek handhelds used in Star Trek?

Sadly it doesn’t exist. But this is a pretty close replica of the actual prop used in the series, a resin prop replica of the DS9 PADD. It’s apparently hand-made by the same artists who created the props for the TV series.

The tiniest Star Trek Enterprise

Posted in Sci-Fi by Conner Flynn on March 14th, 2010

Sure, it looks like it took on a fleet of Klingon Battle Cruisers all by itself and suffered some severe dents, but what you are looking at is the smallest Enterprise ever. It measures just 8.8 micrometers in length (1 micrometer = 1000th of a millimeter) and was created by Takayuki Hoshino and Shinji Matsui using a 30 kV Ga+ focused-ion-beam CVD.

It was created for the The 47th International Conference on Electron, Ion and Photon Beam Technology and Nanofabrication Bizarre/Beautiful Micrograph Contest back in 2003.

Alien sculpture made from 1,200 lbs of motorcycle steel

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

There are few things scarier than the Aliens from Alien, even when they are made from steel. This is the work of three artists from the Irish company RoboSteel, who gathered 4,000 pieces of steel and then welded together this “Alien Queen”.

This 8-foot sculpture would be even scarier than the one in Ridley Scott’s film, because it’s right there in your face. What’s not scary is that it is green. 90% of the Alien’s 1,200 pounds of parts are recycled from Yamaha motorcycles.

Star Trek wetsuits let you explore a very wet frontier

Posted in Sci-Fi by Conner Flynn on December 30th, 2009

Underwater Trek seems to be all the rage in Japan, so why not dress up for it? Well, now you can with these Star Trek wetsuits, just like the uniforms that Kirk and crew wore, just made for the water.

They even come custom-fitted for between $435 and $470. Take someone in the red suit with you. That way you’ll be safe and he’ll be fish-food. And FYI, that Spock wetsuit won’t help you perform a Vulcan mind-meld on a Manta Ray. In case you were wondering.

These are the voyages of the Submarine Enterprise…

Posted in Sci-Fi by Conner Flynn on December 24th, 2009

Since you can’t actually fly the Enterprise through space, this is the next best thing. A submarine version of the Enterprise that can explore the deepest depths of your swimming pool, by Japanese model maker Starfleet Yokosuka.

It’s a 1/350 scale model. Of course all of the life that you encounter will be marine life, but at least you won’t run into any Klingons. Don’t worry, Kirk can still find a mermaid or two to shag.

Gingerbread Star Trek Enterprise

Posted in Sci-Fi by Conner Flynn on December 21st, 2009

Tis the season for all manner of geeky desserts. We’ve seen our share around here, whether they be Star Wars or Star Trek. All are delicious if not nutritious.

Here we have the Star Trek Enterprise made of gingerbread. Apparently it lacks the necessary propulsion to keep it upright and so is kept afloat by several glasses beneath. I would love to take the first bite and cause a hull breach.

Star Trek wine glasses for the refined geek

Posted in Sci-Fi by Conner Flynn on December 10th, 2009

Star Trek wine glasses for the refined geekHow many times have you been sipping Romulan ale out of a juice cup and wishing that you had some proper wine glasses? You know, with the Federation logo emblazoned on them. You know that Scotty would have a pair of these at the ready in his quarters.

Only $18 on Etsy. On one hand you are a true geek, but on the other, you will now have the proper glass from which to drink alcohol. Live long and prosper, while drinking up this holiday season.

Animated musical Starship Enterprise Lamp

Posted in Sci-Fi by Conner Flynn on November 15th, 2009

Animated musical Starship Enterprise LampThis musical Star Trek Enterprise lamp is superior to this one in almost every way. It says Star Trek, is actually from Star Trek and the Enterprise looks just like it should.

This one has a button at the base that will automatically turn the Star Trek theme song on. Don’t everybody all nerdgasm at once, but there’s more. That music is accompanied by a spoken prologue as the Enterprise on the base spins.

This Starfleet Shuttle Simulator can be yours

Posted in Sci-Fi by Conner Flynn on November 3rd, 2009

This Starfleet Shuttle Simulator can be yoursIf you’ve always wanted your own USS Galileo, your dreams can now come true. A Utah school is selling its Star Trek USS Galileo Shuttle simulator. The question is, where would you put it? The garage or the backyard?

This space ship simulator is all decked out inside with stations, networking, speakers, and a main viewscreen. The $1000 reserve hasn’t been met, so you can still take this baby home. How you explain it to the wife is your problem.

Steampunk Wedding Cake

Posted in Sci-Fi by Conner Flynn on October 11th, 2009

Steampunk Wedding CakeSo you’ve met a nice gal who also likes to dress up in Victorian clothes and has a love of Steampunk gadgets. You want to take the plunge and get hitched. Maybe get married in a chapel that looks like a Jules Verne submarine. What do you do for the cake?

Make it brown and put gears on it, that’s what. Lots and lots of gears. Plus some doors, rivets and panels. Make the whole thing edible. Wedding complete.

Homemade Enterprise Galileo 2 in the backyard

Posted in Sci-Fi by Conner Flynn on September 22nd, 2009

Homemade Enterprise Galileo 2 in the backyardA Star Trek fan with a lot of particleboard built himself a USS Enterprise Galileo 2 shuttle in his backyard. A backyard that could actually pass for some of the original Trek’s “alien worlds”. It’s not just the outside that looks authentic, the inside is awesomely detailed as well.

Some of us didn’t even have a stinkin’ treehouse as a kid. If I knew what back yard this was in I would go there at night dressed as Captain Kirk and play until the wee hours of the morning.

Star Trek Tricorder / media player

Posted in Sci-Fi by Conner Flynn on August 20th, 2009

Star Trek Tricorder / media playerAmeralis Grafx‘ Tricorder PMP-09 is not only a replica of the famous Star Trek tricorder, it also functions as a portable media player. The geek in me just wet his pants a little. This baby is equipped with a 2.8″ TFT colored screen, 8 GB of memory, and a battery that can play 4 hours of video or 12 hours of music before recharge.

The device is compatible with AVI, MP4, MP3, WAV, JPG and BMP files. Sadly no browser, so it won’t detect lifeforms or Google. The media player comes in 6 versions, each with their own version of the LCARS interface, from Star Trek. The Starfleet model is shown in the picture above. There’s also Medical, Borg and Marine models. Forget the fact that the Borg didn’t use tricorders.

Star Trek Enterprise Record Player

Posted in Sci-Fi by Conner Flynn on August 16th, 2009

Star Trek Enterprise Record PlayerThis Star Trek Enterprise record player was designed from the NCC-1701 version from the new Star Trek movie and uses the saucer section as the turntable, sending your music where no man has gone before. Sadly it’s not real and was just designed to make us all drool, along with 24 other funky looking Enterprises.

There’s an Enterprise on roller skates, a creepy insect Enterprise and more. You’ll never look at the ship in the same way again. Look, I’m a dork and I really want this Enterprise record player. So somebody create it already.