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They’ve been making beautiful and accurate Star Trek costume replicas for years, and now Anovos is turning their attention to prop replicas from Deep Space Nine, First Contact, and Nemesis.

The newly announced replicas range from weapons to communicators, but each is made with the same Anovos commitment to detail and quality. No word on pricing yet, but we do have some pictures and descriptions thanks to StarTrek.com. To my eye, they sure are pretty.

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Star Trek fans, the future is now. The Wand Company has announced their Star Trek Original Series Bluetooth Handset.

Designed using 3D scans of the Alpha Hero Prop (described as “the most accurate replica ever made”), this is the first fully functional wireless communicator. Just use Bluetooth to pair it with your cellphone.

Here are a few more details:

-Constructed from pressed metal, die cast metal, machined aluminum and textured ABS to replicate the original hero prop
-Magnetic stand, with metal base and multi-colour LED charge status illumination
-Built-in lithium polymer battery with wireless charging, just place on stand to automatically charge the power cell
-High quality molded polyurethane foam-lined transit case
-High quality speaker, great for hands-free calls and even playing music streaming from any bluetooth enabled audio player
-High quality MEMS microphone for crystal clear call quality
-Wide range of authentic sound effects and conversation fragments from the Star Trek Universe

In other words, it’s as close to the real thing as you’re gonna get. Shipping is slated for January 2016.

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While we live in a digital world, there are times we still need to use paper. For those times, why would you use a boring paper clip when you could use these Star Trek paper clips shaped like The Enterprise and a Starfleet Insignia?

These Star Trek themed clips come in a cool little tin and you get 20 silver-colored NCC-1701 clips and 20 gold-colored Delta Shield clips.

Okay, considering they’re more limited than usual paper clips, maybe just use them on official Starfleet TPS reports.

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This creative remix comes courtesy of Jonny Wilson aka Eclectic Method. It’s a musical tribute to Captain Jean-Luc Picard that uses clips of some of the captain’s most iconic phrases. Don’t be surprised if it puts you in some sort of trance.

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Star Wars and Star Trek are both really nerdy, but which is the nerdiest? This animated video by College Humor features animated Captain Picard and Darth Vader debating that question. Their points are great, but Ryker wins for his antics with his stupid leg in the background.

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Leonard Nimoy passed away earlier this year at the age of 83, and has now been honored with his very own asteroid. According to Universe Today,

4864 Nimoy, a mountain-sized rock roughly 6 miles (10 km) across, orbits the Sun once every 3.9 years within the inner part of the main asteroid belt between Mars and Vulcan, er Jupiter.

This isn’t the first asteroid with Star Trek roots. The publication also notes:

While Leonard Nimoy’s name will forever tumble about the asteroid belt, his fictional character got there before him. Or did it? 2309 Mr. Spock (former 1971 QX1) was discovered by James Gibson on August 16, 1971. An outer main belt asteroid about 13 miles (21 km) across and orbiting the Sun every 5.23 years, it’s actually not named for the Star Trek character. Nope. Gibson named it for his cat.

4864 Nimoy will be passing close enough next month that you will be able to see it with the right telescope. There have been lots of Nimoy tributes since his passing, but this one might be the most fitting.

(Blastr via The Mary Sue / Image: Stellarium)

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We love Star Trek IV for a number of reasons: “Double Dumbass on you!” comes to mind. But if there’s one thing we all remember, it was the two humpback whales the crew of the Enterprise saved and brought back to the future.

Now you can celebrate George and Gracie with this Entertainment Earth Convention Exclusive Star Trek IV: Whales with Spock Bobble Head.The tales bob and there’s even a tiny Spock swimming with them.

It’ll be available while supplies last at SDCC booth #2343 or you can pre-order online. The run is limited to only 1,998 pieces.

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This desk and chair combo are ready to boldly go to work. Super-Fan Builds created a USS Enterprise desk from the saucer section with a matching chair that sits between the warp nacelles. Super-fan Jack Geiger is one lucky Trekkie.

See it come together in the video after the break.

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This fan tribute imagines a spin-off of Star Trek: The Next Generation revolving solely around William T. Riker. It’s the strange and very funny work of Jan van den Hemel and editor Andrew Hussie who have made lots of fun TNG edits. This clip has the crew witnessing the birth of Riker’s child from a very unexpected mate. Deanna Troi does not look happy.

See Also: Riker Doesn’t Know How To Sit In A Chair

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Star Trek fans have a new photo op destination if they’re in the mood to visit the only officially licensed Star Trek building in the world. Located in China, the building is home to NetDragon Websoft and is the brainchild of uberfan Company Chairman Liu DeJian who licensed the rights from CBS to build it. It took over 6 years and 160 million dollars, but it’s a one of a kind structure that also boasts 30 foot slides to get from the third floor as well as automatic sliding doors between offices.

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