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.
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.
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…
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.
Take a look after the break.
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.
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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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.
See the video after the break.
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.