If you’ve always wanted your own obscenely expensive Star Trek pinball machine shaped like one of the show’s iconic shuttle craft, then you’re in luck! Altar Furniture sell an authentic pinball machine coffee table for a scant $15,000-ish.
The Star Trek movies and TV shows are all about exploration, which is why I find this adorable wooden Enterprise and accompanying Star Trek: TNG peg people crew so perfect. What better way to foster a love of space and exploration in your little one?
I did a little searching around was able to find a company called NToys on Etsy selling something very similar to the toy pictured here. UPDATE: A picture of the toy being sold is available below.
This is weird to watch – it’s footage from a Star Trek convention that took place at the Northglenn Mall in Denver, Colorado all the way back in 1976. It was shot on Super 8 film and digitized for our enjoyment!
What did your dad get you for Christmas? Oh, some socks? That’s cool. Want to know what David Weiberg did for his son? He built a playset of the Bridge of the Enterprise, as seen in the original ’60s Star Trek series. No big deal.
That’s right, the above photo features part of a hand-made playset, though you might be forgiven for mistaking it for the real deal if you weren’t paying close attention. Built in part from the original blueprints from the set, then scaled down and tweaked to suit the child proportions of Playmates’ Star Trek action figures from the early ’90s, Weiberg built the base frame of the Bridge from pine, and used a number of other materials including MDF, PVC sheet, filler putty and RTV silicone to meticulously recreate the iconic Bridge set. He even cast and built identical recreations of the seats from scratch!
Check out more photos of Weiberg’s handiwork below.
When Gene Roddenberry originally began scripting for the now famous Star Trek television series, he did so on what is today a relatively defunct piece of hardware: the typewriter. He eventually switched over to a pair of custom-built computers to record story ideas, scripts and notes. From there he moved to even newer technology, but retained the custom pieces.
Sometime after his death in 1991, his estate discovered nearly 200 5.25-inch floppies from the custom hardware. However, getting the data out was not as simple as plugging it into a disk reader since the OS and word processing software were also custom.
Just when we thought we were giving up snail mail for good, the US Postal Service announces these awesome stamps to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the premiere of Star Trek on television.
These vintage-style stamps were designed by Antonio Alcala. There are four designs: a crewman in a transporter, the Starship Enterprise flying through the outline of a Starfleet insignia, a closeup of the Enterprise, and the Enterprise seen through the outline of a Vulcan salute.
Expect them to debut sometime later this year.
This is yesterday’s USA Today. Does it make you cringe?
At first you might think that the Star Wars / Star Trek mixup is the work some crusty old newspaper editor that’s hopelessly out of touch. But, let’s not forget that USA Today did this on Back To The Future Day.
Take a look at the rest of the page after the break. They know exactly what they’re doing.
Star Trek: Fast And Furious Star Trek Beyond trailer just dropped! It’s not what we expected. Kind of a Guardians Of The Galaxy vibe going on here.
Watch it. Judge it.
The softest “pew pew” pillow fight ever!
These Phaser and Tricorder pillows are perfect for snuggling up on the couch to watch some Star Trek.
Plus they’re big! The phaser is 26″ tall x 33 1/2″ long x 5″ deep and the Tricorder is 16 1/2″ tall x 11″ wide x 4″ deep.
When you’re late for Wesley’s soccer practice, engage warp speed and go where no minivan has gone before.
Bring your automobile into the 24th century with this pack of Star Trek: The Next Generation Family Car Decals. It has all the main characters, plus some of our personal favorites from the series. There’s even a Borg Queen whom you can choose to display with or without her body. Don’t think too much about the implications when picking the stickers. The non-canon possibilities will hurt your head, and we don’t want that.
Check out the complete lineup below.