This is a lot more exciting than a new iPhone if you ask me.
Behold the Star Trek TNG Bluetooth ComBadge. It hooks up to your phone or device via Bluetooth and has a built-in microphone for hands-free calling. Once connected, one touch answers/ends calls, plays/pauses audio, or accesses Siri or Google Now. And, of course, a touch plays that classic communicator sound effect. Warning: you’re going to want to keep the micro-USB charging cable handy right after you receive this, because making it chirp is well-nigh irresistible.
Irresistible indeed. Can an Apple Watch do that? Nope.
Star Trek TNG Bluetooth ComBadge ($79.99)
Majel Barrett-Roddenberry played a number of roles in the Star Trek franchise, from her appearance as Number One in “The Cage” – the original pilot episode from 1965 – to later appearances as Lwaxana Troi in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. However, her most prolific role within the series is as the voice of Federation computers in The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine and Voyager, as well as a final appearance in the first Kelvin Timeline Star Trek movie, recorded prior to her death in 2008.
Now, according to a recent tweet by Roddenberry (the company), there’s a good chance that distinctive voice could end up on your smartphone one day. [click to continue…]
Congratulations! Your toddler has achieved the rank of Captain—the youngest in Starfleet history. Sure, other candidates could read and were potty trained, but your kid has charisma.
This amazing Star Trek-inspired Enterprise rocker from GandGRockers will be his/her first command. You must be very proud. Check out more pics below. [click to continue…]
With Star Trek turning 50 this year, it seems only fitting that the original USS Enterprise model, used in the classic TV series that started it all, should get a fresh coat of paint.
We’ve already shown you the finished model, but did you know it took two years to restore? The Smithsonian, who have had the model since it was donated to them in the mid-70s, took the entire thing apart to meticulously restore it to a screen-accurate state. This involved stripping away previous paint jobs and undoing some ill-conceived modifications. Apparently, lighting effects that were never a part of the original model were added by the museum sometime in the ’90s. Oops!
You can watch a video documenting the painting process below. [click to continue…]
Modiphius Entertainment has announced that a new RPG dubbed Star Trek Adventures is currently in development with a playtest starting in early September. This is the first new Star Trek RPG in nearly 15 years. The release will also coincide with a new miniature line. [click to continue…]
The first full trailer for the Leonard Nimoy documentary For The Love Of Spock has arrived. It was written and directed by his son Adam you know (sniff). It features heartfelt interviews with the Star Trek cast both past and present (sniff).
You probably shouldn’t watch it at work with a bunch of people around you, unless you’re already well known in the office for weeping at your desk. Watch the trailer and view the full poster below. [click to continue…]
Adult coloring books are one of the best things to come along in a while, as far as I’m concerned. Especially the geeky ones.
On that note, new coloring books for Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Star Trek: The Original Series and Star Trek: The Next Generation by Dark Horse Comics are on their way. The Star Trek coloring books come out November 8th and the Buffy coloring book will be out in January of 2017, but you can pre-order both now.
Boldly go and color Sunnydale! Check out more pics below. [click to continue…]
It’s finally happened.
We thought we saw every possible way to wear a Star Trek: TNG uniform, but I’ll admit that I didn’t expect my bed to get in on the action.
This Star Trek The Next Generation Bedding Set will let you tumble out of bed in the morning, completely relaxed and ready for that first cup of coffee or tea, Earl Grey, hot. The fitted sheet features a Delta Shield pattern, and the four solid Rank Pips printed on one side of the pillowcases declare you a Captain. The duvet cover, red, naturally, because you’re Command, has a Communicator Badge printed on it.
The set is available in Twin XL, Queen, or King sizes. Check out an additional pic below. [click to continue…]
Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments get nerdier and crazier every year. Apparently, this year will be no different.
Starting on July 9th you can pre-order a remote-controlled Death Star tree topper, a Force Awakens-edition Han Solo, a not-so-cheery Alien queen, and a very special Star Trek ornament that serves as a weird 50th anniversary homage to the show’s first episode, “The Man Trap.”
Check out the entire lineup below. [click to continue…]
For years, the 1701 USS Enterprise model that appeared in the original Star Trek series was on display in a rather undignified section of the Smithsonian museum: the basement gift shop. But, in honor of the museum’s 40 anniversary, the model has been restored to its former glory for an exhibit in the Boeing Milestones of Flight hall.
The prop had been hanging around the gift shop for decades and needed some serious attention. The Smithsonian’s chief conservator Malcolm Collum worked with Industrial Light and Magic (and also a few fans) to bring the model back to its last-known modification for the 1967 episode “Trouble with Tribbles”.
Star Trek fans can check out the exhibit starting this Friday.
(Popular Mechanics via Engadget)