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Star Trek metal business card holder

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

Star Trek metal business card holderThis Star Trek Metal business card holder doesn’t beat around the bush. It tells your business contacts that you are a nerd and can qoute lines from any episode. It also tells them that they will be swiftly corrected should they get an episode title wrong or a planet name.

You are also telling them to Live Long and Prosper or you will give them a Vulcan nerve pinch. Thanks to the recent Trek reboot movie’s popularity, you may not even get laughed at. So now is the right time. The Star Trek Metal Business Card Holder is just $12.99.

Blockbuster survey finds most popular sci-fi characters

Posted in Sci-Fi by Shane McGlaun on May 7th, 2009

fireflytv-sbI am a big sci-fi fan. Not one of the rabid types mind you that wear costumes and goes to conventions, but I like to watch sci-fi films and read sci-fi books. All sci-fi fans have their favorite characters and many of the favorites are classic characters we can all agree on.

Blockbuster has surveyed sci-fi fans to come up with top five lists for best starship captain, best villain, hottest male sci-fi star, and hottest female sci-fi star. The top five captains in order are Malcolm Reynolds from Firefly, James T. Kirk, Jean-Luc Picard, Han Solo, and William Adama. Picard so should have been number one.

Star Trek spork: The final frontier in utensils

Posted in Sci-Fi by Conner Flynn on April 23rd, 2009

Star Trek spork: The final frontier in utensilsApparently in the future people can’t decide between the fork and the spoon. That’s why Starfleet issues this spork to all new cadets at the academy. On a side note, I never thought I would ever see a limited edition spork in my life. Trek has really gone downhill.

It’s sports the Starfleet emblem on the back with “Mess Hall” on the handle. It’s a limited edition of 1,701. They should have put spock on it and called it the Spock Spork.

Star Trek wall mural turns your room into the bridge of the Enterprise

Posted in Sci-Fi by Conner Flynn on April 6th, 2009

Star Trek wall muralLiving in your mom’s basement has some serious drawbacks, I’m sure. Why not spruce it up a little bit. Live a little. Well, now your dream of living on the bridge of the Enterprise can come true with this realistic wall mural, available for pre-order and shipping next month.

Decorate with some tribbles. Install some turbolift sound effects for when your mom comes down to do some laundry. Most importantly, buy this Captain Kirk command chair.

Star Trek line of Urns and Caskets

Posted in Sci-Fi by Conner Flynn on March 31st, 2009

Star Trek line of Urns and CasketsWe knew about the coffin that looks like a photon torpedo, but the urns are new to us. You can now feel free to die and STILL pretend you are in the Trek universe. At long last the caskets will be available in early 2009, so that all your friends can get in costume and stand over it, reciting classic lines from ST II.

But that’s not all. Monuments and vaults will also be available soon from the company. They are really working hard to profit from cold geek death. Maybe their next trick will be tricking out your corpse in all kinds of Borg gear. That I can get behind.

20 Questions Star Trek Edition

Posted in Sci-Fi by Conner Flynn on March 2nd, 2009

20 Questions Star Trek EditionIn case you haven’t noticed there’s a new Trek movie that seems to resemble 90210 or One Tree Hill. Before you see it, you’re going to want to brush up on your geek knowledge with this 20 Questions Star Trek Edition Game. It will let you test your Star Trek knowledge with the typical 20 questions gameplay.

This version just happens to look like the Enterprise. So when you tire of it after 20 seconds, you can display it proudly on your desk next to your other Federation and Non-Federation ships.

Guy turns Prius into Star Trek shuttle

Posted in Sci-Fi by Conner Flynn on November 18th, 2008

Guy turns Prius into Star Trek shuttleThis is about a year old, but it’s cool. This guy turned his Prius into a Star Trek Shuttle, basically just using decals and adding blue lights under the car. Interesting how the Prius’ shape lends itself to a Star Fleet shuttle. Inside the car, he has it set up so he can add sound effects. This is a mod with minimum customization, that just about anybody can pull off. I wonder if his garage looks like the hanger deck and has one of these parked inside.

The New U.S.S. Enterprise

Posted in Sci-Fi by Conner Flynn on November 11th, 2008

The New U.S.S. EnterpriseOr, the old one actually. But new to us in 2008. The above pic should get your geek juices flowing like Romulan ale at a Klingon orgy. The first look at J.J.’s Enterprise. It’s a mash-up of the classic and movie versions of the ship. It’s pretty sweet looking. JJ Abrams was struck by that scene in ST: The Motion Picture where Kirk takes a shuttlecraft to the ship and we get a nice long look that shows us all of the stunning detail, including many of the individual tiles that make up the hull. Apparently there will be a similar scene in the new flick. What do you guys think? You like?

I dare say, that’s a jolly good steampunk space helmet

Posted in Sci-Fi by Conner Flynn on November 10th, 2008

steampunk space helmetIf Arthur Conan Doyle, Jules Verne and the like had had the opportunity to explore space, their gear might have looked something like this. Herr Döktor’s Vacuum Survival System, or ‘Space Helmet’ was apparently recently recovered from the archive at “Castle d’Arrogance”. There aren’t a ton of details, but from what I gather, it’s fully functional should you wish to leave Victorian England and explore space.

Some specs include a blown glass pressure bell, cast-iron body with brass and copper fittings, and externally mounted lamp. The chest mounted control box shows the temperature as well as illuminated internal and external pressure gauges. It’s a true work of art so awesome that it will grab you by the handlebar mustache and take you for a ride.

Starship Enterprise built from office supplies

Posted in Sci-Fi by Conner Flynn on November 5th, 2008

Starship Enterprise built from office suppliesIf you happen to be bored at work, why not build yourself the United Federation Of Planets most famous ship. From office supplies. Instructables shows you how to use your work time to make a Starship Enterprise out of supplies that are laying around. When you’re finished, maybe you can figure out how to make the rest of the Star Trek ships and have an awesome nerd battle.

Origami Star Trek & Star Wars spaceships made from dollars

Posted in Sci-Fi by Conner Flynn on October 27th, 2008

Origami Star Trek & Star Wars spaceships made from dollarsNowadays you probably don’t have much to do with your extra dollars, so here’s a good option. Make origami spaceships, like those from Star Trek and Star Wars, made entirely from folded dollar bills. The Millenium Falcon is a bit more expensive as it takes three dollar bills to get all that detail. It’s the work of Hawaii resident Won Park, whose next project is apparently Firefly’s Serenity. Awesome stuff.

Star Trek Nutcrackers are just wrong

Posted in Sci-Fi by Conner Flynn on October 18th, 2008

Star Trek Nutcrackers are just wrongEveryone knows that Trekkies are big on nuts. And what they have been lacking are some Trek inspired Nutcrackers to go with their Enterprise bottle opener. Now geeks can crack nuts with either Spock or Kirk dressed in the uniforms of the original series.

They’re 12 inches tall and you can get them for $34.95 each. Or you know, you could forgo them completely and like, work on getting a girlfriend. This has to be one of the saddest pieces of Trek merchandise I have ever seen.

Guy builds Star Trek Enterprise from Rice Krispies boxes

Posted in Sci-Fi by Conner Flynn on September 2nd, 2008

Guy builds Star Trek Enterprise from Rice Krispies boxesNow, I can understand wanting a Star Trek Enterprise cake or even building one of our favorite Star Trek items, the Final Frontier bike. But what kind of mind creates Star Trek replicas from Rice Krispies boxes?

Bob Prior, that’s who. He’s built sets and even characters from the show out of packages of Rice Krispies. Most Trekkies are just devoted to Trek, but Bob is also devoted to cereal. I think something inside of him went snap, crackle and pop and he’s never been the same since. The man just loves working with cardboard. Some other creations include a 15ft Titanic and 10ft Apollo 11 craft.

R/C Star Trek Enterprise glider

Posted in Sci-Fi by Conner Flynn on August 24th, 2008

R/C Star Trek Enterprise gliderAs far as I’m concerned the best Trek Vehicle ever is the Final Frontier bike, but this RC Enterprise glider sure looks like a ton of fun too. It took a long time, but we finally have a remote controlled Star Trek ship. For the most part, it’s just as graceful as the real deal and seeing the Enterprise soar through the air gets my geek blood boiling.

It’s made of foam and features a touch-control controller designed to look like the communicator from the original series. Check out the video below. The thing even flies after it took a hard landing and lost a nacelle. Also near the end the operator manages to make the smoothest landing the enterprise has ever seen on or off the movie screen. The Star Trek U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 should arrive in May of 2009 and can now be pre-ordered for $79.99.

Star Trek Command Chair for your livingroom bridge

Posted in Sci-Fi by Conner Flynn on August 18th, 2008

Star Trek Command Chair for your livingroom bridgeTalk about a sweet piece of geek candy. This replica of Captain James Tiberius Kirk’s chair should complete that Enterprise theme you’ve been working on in your room. Heck, even if this is the only piece of the bridge you have, it should be good enough to get Uhura on your lap.

It’s a remarkably accurate replica and when you start enunciating like Kirk and telling your wife and kids to go to various warp speeds, you may soon find this thing beamed into the back of a trash truck, but still. It should be available sometime in 2009. Pricing and delivery dates are hard to pin down, but rest assured, it will cost you over a grand.