Ultimate t-shirt for trolling science fiction fans

$20-26 from Offworld Designs. (via Diane Duane) Read the rest

Star Trek TNG ties

Give Dad the red one: $30, also comes in gold and blue. Read the rest

Chinese businessman builds $100m office in shape of Starship Enterprise


NetDragon Websoft’s Liu Dejian, 43, told the Wall Street Journal that the 853-foot-long structure cost 600 million yuan—almost $100 million. The Baidu board member "made it so" after receiving permission from CBS, which owns rights to the TV show.

“That was their first time dealing with issue like this and at first they thought that it was a joke,” said the company in an email.

“They realized somebody in China actually did want to work out a building modeled on the USS Enterprise only after we sent the relevant legal documents,” said the company. It didn’t disclose financial details.

“We have always held a negative attitude toward piracy,” said the company. CBS didn’t respond to requests for comment over the weekend.

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Construction, in Fujian province, began in October 2010 and took until 2014. How to make the Starship Enterprise out of a paperclip. Impress your friends! It's easy when you know how. Read the rest

If they'd given Commander Riker his own Star Trek spinoff show, it would not be as good as this

They should have given the franchise to Jan van den Hemel. [via The Verge] Read the rest

Gorgeous custom science fiction jewelry

Pittsburgh's Paul Michael Bierker is a jeweler who makes incredible, nerdy rings and other jewelry, from the Tie Fighter engagement rings to the Han Solo in Carbonite rings (also available as a pendant). Read the rest

This cartoon basically sums up every episode of Star Trek: The Original Series


Okay, so it might not include the sci-fi plotlines Read the rest

Star Trek sushi set

The beams of blue spacewarp light on Thinkgeek's $35 Star Trek U.S.S. Enterprise Sushi Set detach from the Enterprise's nacelles to form chopsticks, while the saucer section unscrews to form a soy sauce dish. (via Geeky Merch) Read the rest

Star Trek movie supercuts: just the spaceships

Thomas Hunt's done all the Trek movies as ship-only videos, which is, as JWZ notes, oddly soothing. Read the rest

If Star Trek comms were as crappy as cell phones

The Verizon guy would have made an endearing science officer. Read the rest

Mr. Spock: Ladies man?

Nope. Read the rest

Listen: Marlene Dietrich plays musical saw (with bonus Star Trek theme)


Marlene Dietrich always wanted to be a classical musician. Since her cabaret act and film career left little time for her to do the required practice, she played the musical saw instead. Throughout World War II she wowed USO audiences with the novelty. Here she is playing "Aloha Oe" in 1944 with the comedic setup she did in her cabaret act. Read the rest

Adventure Time hand towels

Your hands will be drier and your heart will sing: $13 on Etsy, also available in Kirby, Finn, and Captain Kirk. (via Geeky Merch) Read the rest

Gingerbread Enterprise

Blackmarket Bakery sends us, "a gingerbread recreation of the Starship Enterprise from 'Star Trek,' created by us and on display at our store in Costa Mesa, CA." Read the rest

Every episode of every Star Trek series ever, ranked

Jordan Hoffman of Playboy has ranked all 695 episodes of every Star Trek series, with comments on each episode. It's a monumental effort that could be a book. Read the rest

Replica Star Trek original series tricorder

Thinkgeek's $60 replica tricorder is full-sized, plays real Leonard Nimoy-voiced Spock audio samples, and has a removable light-up scanner. (via Geeky Merch) Read the rest

Wesley Crusher Star Trek hoodie

The iconic, stripe-shouldered uniform made Wil Wheaton the beloved scamp we know and love today, and it can be yours for $60, complete with aura of youthful, exuberant naiveté. Read the rest

Uhura and Obama

And in other Nichelle Nichols news today, this Tweet from Phil Larson at the White House: Read the rest

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