“We represent the vegetarian space socialists who are always right.” Comedian Alasdair Beckett-King pokes fun at some of the tropes that frequently recur on Star Trek and its various spin-offs. Whether you’re a Trekkie, a Trekker, or even a Deep Space Niner, you’ll immediately recognize everything going on here.
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The Coop’s Handmade by Robots series of collectible toys is designed to look like it was handknit, but they’re actually sculpted and then molded from vinyl. We love these two figures based on Captain Kirk and Spock from Star Trek: The Original Series. They also make nifty Ghostbusters toys.
During the Rainer Hersch Orkestra’s 2019 New Year’s concert, Soprano Laura Ruhí Vidal came on stage to perform a “warm up” after arriving in England from Spain. To stretch her vocal cords, she belted out a goosebump-inducing rendition of Alexander Courage’s original theme from Star Trek.
You could bring your car to a professional tuning shop to give its engine more power, or you could upgrade it with a Dilithium warp drive, an FTL jump unit, or a 1.21 gigawatt Flux Capacitor. DarkStarLab has you covered with their series of stick-on chrome plastic car badges inspired by classic sci-fi propulsion systems.
We always thought Star Trek: The Next Generation had a good sense of humor, but TrainDozer thought one character stood out for his comedic chops. So he got to editing together footage from the series and blooper reels and added a laugh track. The result is a surprisingly solid sitcom.
Journey to the final frontier with VioDance for a heartfelt medley of theme music from the Star Trek universe, starting with The Original Series, with classics like The Next Generation, Voyager, and DS9, and culminating with Discovery and Picard. When you hear them all together, you can really tell how connected they sound.
Trekkies, load up your movie collection with this bargain-priced Blu-ray and Digital set. It includes 10 films with The Original Series and The Next Generation casts, from Star Trek: The Motion Picture through Star Trek X: Nemesis. It offers special features like commentaries, behind the scenes footage, and documentary shorts.
Trekkies either love or hate the J.J. Abrams-produced “Kelvin Timeline” Star Trek movies. But maybe the haters would like them more if they starred the cast of The Original Series. Well, thanks to Futuring Machine, deepfake tech, and some clever editing, we no longer need to wonder what that might have been like.
Lido deck… The Final Frontier. Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas ship will transform into Star Trek: The Cruise V. Cast from TOS, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, Enterprise, and Discovery will be aboard, including George Takei, Walter Koenig, Jonathan Frakes and Marina Sirtis. Departs from Port Canaveral 2.26.22.
Developed by Mike McMahan (Rick and Morty, Solar Opposites), Lower Decks is the first official Star Trek animated series since the 1970s. Rather than revisiting classic Trek characters and stories, it’s a madcap comedy about the background players who keep a Starfleet ship running. Coming to CBS All Access 8.6.20.
Geoff Collard takes us on a POV tour of his recreation of the bridge from the Starship Enterprise D on The Next Generation. It features an incredible level of detail, with light-up displays, and a viewscreen that plays videos of space. You can check out more pics of his impressive seven-year build on Facebook.
Given the myriad mysteries of the universe, the writers on Star Trek: The Next Generation clearly struggled to come up with a unique way of describing so many different phenomena. Trek fan Ryan’s Edits compiled this supercut of the numerous times things were explained as “Some kind of…” or “Some sort of…” on the show.
Since the sad demise of ThinkGeek, Icon Heroes‘ Picard facepalm bust has been off the market. Just in time for the madness of 2020, the 8″ tall sculpture is back, now with a painted Starfleet logo on its base. You can pre-order one from Entertainment Earth, with deliveries expected by 8.2020. Limited to just 1701 pieces.
Star Trek fans, tune in for the next 36 minutes for (or 18 minutes if you choose 2x speed on YouTube) and watch as a team of scenic carpenters transform a bare soundstage into the main set pieces for Star Trek: Discovery – including the bridge of the show’s eponymous starship.
Illustrator Boggs Nicolas combines two of our favorite franchises – Star Trek and Fallout, melding Jean-Luc Picard with VaultBoy. The Captain is giving a reassuring thumbs up as he orders his crew to make it so. Comes in tees, hoodies, tank tops, long sleeves, and more. Available only 2/19/2020 on ShirtPunch, so grab yours quick.
CBS All Access drops another look at the upcoming Jean-Luc Picard series, which kicks off with the best Starfleet Captain ever coming out of retirement to come to the aid of a mysterious young woman. And the Captain now has two Number Ones – his cat, and Lieutenant Riker. Premieres 1/23/20.
Nearly 20 years after he left Starfleet, Jean-Luc Picard has retired to his winery in France. But after an encounter with a mysterious young woman, he finds himself longing for adventure and back at the helm of a starship once again. We’re so excited to see a couple of other familiar faces.
(PG-13: Language) “Steak. Affirmative rare. From a bear.” Musician and madman Stepasaur performs a kind of bad lip reading of his own, as he raps poetic about what the crew of the Starship Enterprise is having for dinner, and the aftermath of Captain Kirk’s poor choice.
Lenovo will be releasing what appears to be an officially-licensed desktop PC that resembles the NCC-1701A Enterprise from Star Trek. Inside is a projector, a 9th gen Intel Core i9 CPU, a GTX 2080 GPU, up to 32GB RAM and up to 3TB storage. Photos via My Drivers.
Word has it that Quentin Tarantino is really working on a Star Trek film – and we so want to see that. While we wait and see how that turns out, Nerdist went ahead and made a trailer for what they think it might be like, using footage from The Original Series.