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Terminator head DVD player is most awesome thing ever

Posted in Sci-Fi by Conner Flynn on August 16th, 2008

Terminator head DVD player is most awesome thing ever
It really is the most awesome thing ever. But being from the future, shouldn’t it know about Blu-Ray by now? It’s a DVD player / Terminator head! There’s not much info about this thing online, like where to buy it etc. Probably because Sarah Connor erased the info after she blew it up. All I can tell you for sure is that the Terminator head DVD player can not be reasoned with, it can’t be killed and it will hunt you until you are dead… While playing such DVDs as When Harry Met Sally or Beaches in it’s DVD head to pass the time while in the past.

Original TIE Fighter model on sale for $170k

Posted in Sci-Fi by Conner Flynn on July 29th, 2008

Original TIE Fighter model on sale for $170k
All you Richie Rich’s who love Star Wars better pay attention. Over at eBay you can drop a fortune and bid on one of four original T.I.E. Fighter models that was actually used in the filming of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.

More specifically, this is the Fighter that ran into Darth Vader so Luke could blow up the Death Star. It was constructed from resin and cannibalized parts from other model kits. The auction doesn’t begin until August 1st, but as the world’s richest nerd, you’ll want to get ready. The starting price is $170,000. After you win it, you can hang it over the dining room table and make pew pew pew noises while eating your steak tar tar.

Doctor Who Tardis ice bucket keeps drinks cold

Posted in Sci-Fi by Conner Flynn on July 28th, 2008

Doctor Who Tardis ice bucket helps keep drinks cold
I’m pretty sure this item was created when the Tardis was whisked away to an alternate universe. The doctor tried to course correct by hitting the main console with a hammer, which had the strange effect of reversing the Tardis’ inside with the Tardis’ outside. So what you were left with was the icy cold and blackness of space inside the tardis, while the universe outside was now the Tardis interior.

Weird. I forget how they got out of that one, but what I can tell you is that this Tardis Ice Bucket is perfect to have on hand while serving ice cold drinks and trying to get Rose Tyler drunk. It only costs £17.99. Brilliant!

What the frak: Battlestar Galactica Cylon toaster

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

What the frak: Battlestar Galactica Cylon toaster
This is a dream come true friends, cuz I’ve been wanting to toast some frakin Cylons real bad. Who’s with me? If you also love you some buttery toast, I know you’ve just wet your geek underoos.

Yes, believe your eyes, this is a limited edition Battlestar Galactica toaster that will put a Cylon smack in the middle of white bread. The price is $65 and you’re gonna wanna stock up on the bread so you can do it again and again.

Star Trek Enterprise bottle opener

Posted in Sci-Fi by Conner Flynn on April 22nd, 2008

Star Trek Enterprise bottle opener
Chances are if you have this Star Trek Enterprise bottle opener lying around your home, you probably don’t have many female friends coming over for sleepovers. I believe this particular Enterprise with the oval hole in the saucer section is inspired from that episode where Shatner’s ego blew a hole in the command deck. The same episode where Bones said, “Damnit Jim, I’m a doctor not a Tribble vet aboard a floating bottle opener.”

Obviously, if you’re a Trekkie that likes beer you’ll want to spend the $24 to open your beer with this tiny starship, get drunk, then have a toy to play with.

Star Trek Tricorder replica won’t get you girls

Posted in Sci-Fi by Conner Flynn on March 30th, 2008

Star Trek Tricorder replica won’t get you girls
The Star Trek Tricorder can tell you whether a rock has certain minerals in it, if there’s toxic gas in the air, etc. And if you point it at a girl, it will tell you that there is no way in hell she is going to get with you. This tricorder is made from the original pattern used to create the props, and made of die-cast metal and plastic to give you that perfect future look and feel.

They are a limited edition of 2,000 pieces, and include a display case and certificate of authenticity. If you needed further proof that this is not your average Tricorder, just look at the price. The Star Trek Mark IX Science Tricorder Replica is $349.99.

Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver for secret messages

Posted in Sci-Fi by Conner Flynn on March 28th, 2008

Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver for secret messages
Any fan of Doctor Who knows that the Sonic Screwdriver can open all kinds of locks and it acts as a screwdriver, wrench and all around locksmith. Now you can have your own. It might not do everything it does on the show, but it works as a hidden ultraviolet pen with a special UV light.

You’ll be able to scribble secret messages which can only then be revealed using the sonic screwdriver. It also features sound effects you know, for your geek play time when you want to pretend. It also includes a spare standard ink nib and a wipe on wipe off psychic note pad. The Sonic Screwdriver retails for £9.99. It won’t get you a pretty companion to travel space and time with.

Tardis cabinet: For gaming, not time traveling

Posted in Sci-Fi by Conner Flynn on March 25th, 2008

Tardis cabinet: For gaming, not time traveling
Here’s an awesome replica of Doctor Who’s Tardis. This one won’t time travel and it’s not bigger on the inside then on the outside. But it does have retro gaming which is kind of like time travel. It was designed and built by ubergeek Simon Jansen. Jansen had a spare computer sitting around, a love for Doctor Who and a whole lot of time on his hands.

The Tardis has a computer inside, with arcade-style controls. The light on top of the TARDIS even lights up. If you want to build your own, Jansen provided step-by-step instructions so anyone can do it. Geeks the world over salute you sir.

Classic Star Trek phaser stuns us

Posted in Sci-Fi by Conner Flynn on February 19th, 2008

Classic Star Trek phaser
Who doesn’t love the Star Trek phaser in any of it’s forms? This one may not be the version that shoots real dangerous light, but if you take this baby with you to a convention and point it at another trekkie, you’ve got some great geek on geek action happening.

Of course, this phaser uses light and sounds to create a real weapon like feel. It’s a full scale reproduction model of the original Star Trek prop, with the original 2-in-1 design with detachable mini hand phaser. It shouldn’t be any tribble at all to pick one up for $27.99. Just remember to always keep it on the stun setting. Safety first.

Original Star Trek series communicator replica

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

Original Star Trek series communicator replica
We’re not afraid to get nerdy here at the Brick, as our recent 12 Star Trek gadgets that became reality list proves, and what could be nerdier and cooler then a replica of the original Star Trek communicator? We are still waiting on an authentic Star Trek Phone, but in the meantime, this will do nicely.

The device looks just like the real thing and it comes with several sound effects and 9 voice phrases including “Enterprise, this is Kirk”, “Spock here, Captain.” and “Your signal is very weak; can you turn up your gain?”. The Communicator Replica will be available soon and will retail for $29.99.

12 Star Trek gadgets that became reality

Posted in Lists,Sci-Fi by Conner Flynn on January 29th, 2008

12 Star Trek gadgets that became reality
Like many Sci-Fi novels shows and movies, Star Trek showed us futuristic gadgets that at the time were complete Science fiction, but soon came to be a reality. Here’s a list of such technology, in no particular order.

These might be new to you if you have always been far to enamored with the women of Star Trek to notice the tech and gadgets. I don’t blame you, from Yeoman Rand to Tasha Yar, to Beverly Crusher and beyond, there’s some hot babes gallivanting around in the final frontier. Before we get so easily sidetracked, back to the theme. Star Trek gadgets and tech. Some you can own, some are in the works and some are just strange.

Geek your ride with the Star Trek air horn

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

Geek your ride with the Star Trek air horn

If playing with your Star Trek putter on the golf course isn’t enough for you, or if you’re tired of waiting for the sweet geek release of death to enjoy your Star Trek coffin, then geek out your vehicle with the Wolo 485 Star Trek Air Horn.

You’ll have 5 air trumpets playing the most recognizable notes of the Star Trek theme at the touch of a button, and with 118 decibels of power. It wires directly to your battery to replace your existing car horn. The set includes a 12 volt compressor and impact-resistant plastic trumpets, tubing, relay, mounting hardware and instructions. It’s powered through your vehicle’s 12 volt cigarette lighter. Your inner geek will be happy, but don’t expect to win over the ladies with this one. You know, unless they are the sort that dress up like Klingons and attend all the conventions. In that case…Score!

Doctor Who R/C voice command Dalek

Posted in R/C Toys,Robots,Sci-Fi,Toys by Conner Flynn on December 26th, 2007

Doctor Who R/C voice command Dalek

I wish I had known about this one before Christmas. I would have put it under the tree for myself. He would be a great companion to the Dalek Web-cam or K-9 remote controlled dog. As any Doctor Who fan knows, Daleks are out to destroy all life in the universe and generally hover around saying “Exterminate. Exterminate.”, before firing lasers at you and sending you to the great beyond, despite the fact that their arms are basically an egg whisk and a sink plunger.

This remote controlled Dalek is a foot and a half tall and able to track moving objects. Plus, you can direct him by radio control. The best part is that he responds to over 30 voice commands. He comes loaded with sound, movement and heat sensors, a bunch of sound and light effects, and his memory stores over 50 Dalek phrases. He’ll cost you about $180 but when you consider that this is probably the best R/C dalek ever, that’s a fair price.

R2-D2 laundry basket robs droids of dignity

Posted in Home,Sci-Fi,Star Wars by Conner Flynn on November 23rd, 2007

R2-D2 laundry basket

There’s been a slew of R2-D2 items to come onto the market recently. Some of which must leave the little droid sobbing electronically in a corner somewhere. I must admit, I had never before thought about putting my socks and shirts, not to mention my un-mentionables into an R2 unit. It just doesn’t seem proper to degrade a droid that way. That’s why I’m convinced that this laundry basket must have been made by Jawas.

These are Japan imports. You get a set of two. One classic blue R2-D2 and one red R2-D1. This way, you can sort all of your nastiness into light side and dark side piles, then throw them in, disgracing our favorite droid.

Space Invaders alarm clock invades with style

Posted in Clocks,Home,Sci-Fi by Conner Flynn on November 21st, 2007

Space Invaders alarm clock

Looking like some kind of Sci-Fi shuttlecraft or pod, the Space Invaders alarm clock is a great way to show off your love for retro gaming and wake up on time. It’s also an affordable geek gift for the holiday season at just $63.81.

I for one have always dreamed of having a room devoted entirely to retro gaming arcade goodness. This little clock is a perfect addition to my fantasies. In my dreams, it will wake me up at the perfect time so I can start off the day playing classic video games. Comes in white, blue and white, and sexy black. You can check out a cool video here.