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Oh Hallmark, thank you for this festive new Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan ornament. It plays “The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few” quote—and that gives me an idea.

I’m going to put up a second “despair” tree this year, complete with this ornament, a Weeping Angel topper and tentacles.

(@johnmartz via io9)

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Thanks to the ongoing Enterprise-D Construction Project, you’ll soon be able to board the Enterprise and explore it in its entirety. The goal is described thusly:

To create the entirety of the USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D in the Unreal Game Engine. The Enterprise would serve first and foremost as a virtual museum. Every deck and room can be explored. Fans would be able to visit engineering via the turbolift, or walk from Deck 36 to Deck 5 to see the Arboretum. What does Worf’s quarters look like? What about the large forward windows on Deck 3? What kind of communal areas exist on the ship? Malls? Markets? Gardens? All these questions will be answered.

Naturally, the project is Oculus Rift ready.

If all goes well (namely getting a blessing from CBS and acquiring the funds necessary for continued development), long term plans include populating the ship, allowing users to explore areas outside of the ship and even playing actual missions.

Check out the demo after the break.

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I don’t know how Redditor Captain_Jack_Daniels held it together during a recent visit to the Las Vegas airport.

Captain Picard and Geordi walk into a bar in Vegas. I would like to see how that episode ends.

(via Geekologie)


James T. Kirk has taken a new commission as the captain of your bookshelf. Here he is, looking thoughtful and dashing in resin, no doubt contemplating the mysteries of your library. Do you own a copy of 50 Shades Of Grey? If so, don’t put it anywhere near him.

The bookend measures 10-inches tall and is limited to 500 pieces worldwide, but you probably only need one. One Kirk is all you can handle.

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The futuristic Lifestyle Home Elevator from England-based Terry Lifts definitely looks like it could beam you up. According to their site, the lift is designed to carry up to 550 pounds at once and can be customized to fit any decor. And it totally beats those granny chair lifts.

“We have combined luxury with the latest technology to bring you an innovative high end home elevator, ergonomically designed and created specially for your home.”

If I could customize it to make the materialization sound then I’m sold. Check out the video of the fancy lift in action after the break.

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Potty training can be a daunting task for parents and child alike, until you think about it logically. Star Wars: Rogue One writer Gary Whitta and his wife Leah (a trained childcare professional) were able to successfully potty train their daughter using Vulcan wisdom, and they realized that they could satisfy the “needs of many” with a book. A totally serious book.

“POOPING IS LOGICAL! tells the story of a young Vulcan child who, just like kids on Earth, is hesitant to make the leap out of diapers and onto the potty. Fortunately his parents, who are wise and loving, are on hand to help him through this transition and assure him that pooping on the potty is a perfectly natural, safe, and grown-up thing to do. In a society based on logic, what could be more logical than pooping?”

Whitta explains he’s having a hard time getting the book published because “We can’t get anyone to take this seriously.” So he’s encouraging folks to RT this tweet with the hashtag #POOPINGISLOGICAL to show potential publishers this book would sell. I’ll need this book soon for my own child, so spread the word.

Check out an additional image after the break…

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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 To my eye, they sure are pretty.

Take a look after the break.

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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.

Get a closer look after the break.

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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.

See the video after the break.

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