I’m really looking forward to seeing Star Trek: Into Darkness when it comes out this week. I’ve even got tickets to the Wednesday night IMAX advance screening. That said, there’s still nothing quite like The Original Series.
Go where none of your other Trekkie friends have gone before or become one of Django Fett’s clones with the force of 3D printing. Two separate services are offering to put your likeness on a Starfleet or stormtrooper figurine.
Watching this video of this guy making his own model of the Starship Enterprise D – then making it fly – is truly inspirational. It is a fully functional R/C model. It’s even illuminated by super bright LEDs and fiber optics.
When your starship is overrun with a plague of furry fur-balls, you can work up a hunger fighting them off. But instead of poisoning them, why not get out your forks and start eating them? That’ll show ’em who’s boss.
Most movie marketing is all about creating cool looking posters and teasing us with short trailers, but there is some clever marketing happening in Taiwan for Star Trek Into Darkness. Check out Benedict Cumberbatch locked in his cell in the Ximending Shopping District.
We just posted the world’s smallest stop-motion animation over on The Awesomer earlier today, and now it turns out that’s not the only animation IBM’s team of scientists have created. They also made a special one just for Trekkies.
Artist TJ Wilferd aka Unicron9 loves making custom action figures. Last year he boldly went and took Star Trek where the franchise hasn’t gone before – to the world of Transformers. He made an action figure that he calls Autobot E, a robot whose vehicle mode is the Starship Enterprise.
Captains log: “I’m currently in sick bay with another nasty paper cut. Bones says I’ll live, but… I… have… my… doubts…” If you’re a Star Trek fan who’s into papercraft, you will definitely want the new DIY Paper USS Enterprise 1701 over at ThinkGeek.
Little known Star Trek fact. Spock finds human beer highly illogical and prefers his native Vulcan Ale. Now humans will get a chance to discover Spock’s favorite beverage. On May 1, Vulcan Ale, which is brewed as an Irish red ale, will hit store shelves.
With all of the away missions that the Star Trek captains have been on, I’m surprised that none of them have been bitten by zombies. Well, that may not have happened on the shows, but now you can see what each captain would have looked like as the undead, thanks to these cookies.
No, that is not a message sent from the future by James T. Kirk, warning us to treat the whales nicely. You’re looking at 30 lit quadcopter robots forming a Starfleet insignia in the night sky above London, just because they can.
Etsy seller Elizabeth Dean’s hand towels are embroidered with icons from classic videogames and sci-fi franchises, including Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda and Doctor Who. They’re great for tidying up the occasional geekgasm. Actually I don’t know what that’s like and I don’t want to know.
Starfleet is open to almost all lifeforms who are capable of completing the academy’s courses – apparently even Tribbles. This is the only Tribble to ever join Starfleet and there are many good reasons for that.