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Bring a little bit of the great beyond into your bathroom with new cotton towels from ThinkGeek. They have two towel sets available: one features the TARDIS from Doctor Who and the other has the Enterprise from Star Trek. Each towel set includes a bath, hand, and face towel, and you’ll be prepared for anything if you carry them all at the same time.

See more TARDIS towel pics and the Star Trek options after the break.

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TV remotes just leveled up into a whole new universe of cool thanks to ThinkGeek and their new Star Trek: The Original Series Phaser Universal Remote Control. From the press release:

This exceptionally accurate and highly detailed working replica will be revealed at San Diego Comic Con on July 23 and can be experienced first-hand at ThinkGeek’s booth (#3849).

Created from meticulous 3D scans of the last known hero prop from the original Star Trek series, the Phaser Universal Remote Control is a fully functional gesture-based universal remote control suitable for controlling many home entertainment systems and other IR controlled devices.

Seamlessly blending functionality and perfect form, the 1:1 scale Phaser is equipped with 10 authentic phaser firing sounds, tactile force-feedback, a customizable personal lock code, and can store up to 36 remote commands.

Yep. you can finally use a phaser to turn the TV on and off and make pew pew noises with an actual phaser instead of your boring remote. (Well, I don’t know if you do that, but I know I do.)

The Star Trek: The Original Series Phaser Universal Remote Control will be available at ThinkGeek.com beginning early November 2014.

We’ve got a great rundown on the features and info on this beauty, so head after the jump to see more.

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Anthony Sforza isn’t your typical Star Trek fan. He has a $500,000 collection of memorabilia that includes costumes and props in his basement. He doesn’t just display it on shelves though; it’s incorporated into a replica of the USS Enterprise bridge. It’s the ultimate geek cave.

Get a tour of the basement in the video after the break.

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Patrick Stewart and Yoda

It’s been far too long since Sir Patrick Stewart tweeted photos of himself and Ian McKellen, but he made up for it a few days ago by sharing an encounter with a not so little green guy. Stewart ran into a Yoda on stilts and shared a photo of the Jedi Master with a perfect caption. Check it out after the break…

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Here’s a little something to help keep you entertained on a Monday.

Pixeltrek is just what it sounds like. Pixels + Star Trek equals lots of fun and likely a total time suck.

I mean, don’t you want to maneuver a pixelized Data all around the ship and check out what might be going on in the bathrooms when no one’s looking?

That sounded less creepy in my head.

Anyway, it looks fun and it’s free and you can play now at Pixeltrek.com.

Live long and Pixel!

(via io9)

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The world is ready for more Reading Rainbow. A Kickstarter to bring back the series for the web launched just two weeks ago and blew past its one million dollar goal in less than 24 hours. LeVar Burton and his team have their eyes on stretch goals now, and they’re aiming for five million dollars. To help them get to that milestone, Burton has recruited the help of fellow Star Trek actors for four special Reading Rainbow Live! events. The line-up includes Patrick Stewart, William Shatner, Gates McFadden, Jeri Ryan, Brent Spiner, and many more. Yes, you can pledge to buy tickets for story time with Captain Kirk. Neat.

To be able to attend one of these magical sessions you have to pledge $1,200, travel to either New York or Los Angeles, and bring a kid with you. Also, the project has to get to five million dollars. Whew.

See the full poster announcing the guests after the break.

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You know that the actors on the set of Star Trek really aren’t being thrown about the ship as it hurtles through space, but the combination of camera shake and the actors’ motions make it look believable. Turns out, if you remove the camera shake, they all look absolutely ridiculous. Ryker looks like he’s trying to rip that poor chair right out of the floor! And lest you think it’s only TNG that looks silly, we’ve got Kirk throwing himself at a console, too.

See both TNG and TOS after the break.

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When you have buckets of money, it’s got to be tempting to include your passion for nerdy things into your decor in an extreme fashion. For example, if I ever hit the lottery, I’d probably transform a room of the mansion I would buy into the Mos Eisely Cantina. That having been said. former CEO of FriendFinder, Marc Bell, showed his geek card in his Florida mansion.

He’s recently listed the home for sale, and it has a replica of the Enterprise as the home theater, a room surrounded with Star Wars and Star Trek pinball machines, a massive recreation room, and a video game room decorated to look like a bunker.

His attitude about his home is pretty great. In the real estate listing Bell says, “My philosophy is that you only live once, so why not make the most of where you live?” Amen to that.

See more photos of the geeky rooms in the house after the break.

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This handmade mirror will turn you into a Vulcan every time you check your face. It’s made in the Tiffany style with black stained glass hair and flesh-colored ears with painted Vulcan eyebrows. The mirror measures 10.5″ by 7 1/2″ and will take about 1-2 weeks to arrive on your doorstep.

Product Page ($49 via technabob)

cap's to do list

Steve Rogers spent decades as a frozen Capsicle, and because of that, he missed out on a lot of pop culture. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (out April 4th) shows that Rogers is keeping track of everything he needs to consume in order to catch up to modern times. Redditor LargeMaleDogOrHorse captured an image of one page in Cap’s notebook, and it includes both Star Wars and Star Trek. I love that Star Wars is already crossed off the list; now I’m curious to know what he thought about it!

(via Geek Tyrant)