These Spaceships Are Recycled From Computer Parts

Posted by Bob Muir on Dec 11, 2012 in Star Trek, Star Wars

Computer Part USS Enterprise

Do computer parts and spaceships not have enough geek cred for you? Why not combine them? Etsy user Shankalonian makes a variety of objects, mostly bugs, out of old computer parts. But what’s coolest are his recycled versions of famous spaceships, such as the USS Enterprise, a Klingon Bird of Prey, and an X-Wing Fighter. He seems to have sold the Bird of Prey, but the Enterprise, X-Wing, and a whole lot of bugs are still up for grabs if you’re looking for a distinctive holiday gift. The models are both environmentally responsible and incredibly nerdy! Read more…

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Declares Star Trek’s Enterprise the Best Starship Ever

Posted by Ben Huber on Jul 20, 2012 in Fandom, Star Trek

Here a fantastic little video to start your weekend: at San Diego Comic-Con last week, the annual Starship Smackdown was in full swing. All of the starship experts and fans were debating the best starship, when a new challenger stepped up to the plate, and renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson took the mic and delivered the coolest and most passionate argument in favor of Star Trek’s Enterprise I’ve ever heard. I think we might just have a winner!

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Want to Pretend You’re on the Enterprise?

Posted by Michael Pinto on Dec 12, 2011 in Star Trek

USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D

Granted that most of us mere mortals who weren’t born in the future can only dream of serving on board the USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D, but if you want to get one step closer here’s a 24 hour sound loop of the ambient background sound effect for the Enterprise used in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Read more…

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Building the Enterprise-D in Minecraft

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Sep 29, 2010 in Design, Star Trek

 

I actually didn’t think anyone would ever take the time to build a 1:1 scale replica of Star Trek‘s Enterprise 1701-D, but it looks as though someone decided to go for it. The video above depicts his attempt thus far, using the Minecraft development tools available here. It’s hard not to point out how enormous the vessel truly is — which seems like it would be obvious, but seeing it on television and seeing it from this perspective can be quite different. It blows my mind that he’s managed to get this far on his own, but I’m sure the process might speed up considerably once he has more people assisting him with the project. If you’re interested, he’s left details on the video’s YouTube page in case you want to contact him and offer your support. Read more…

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Trek With Pride

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Aug 6, 2010 in Hobbies and Collections, Star Trek

Trekkie Car Emblem

How often do you see those little fish emblems on cars? You know which ones I’m talking about — the fish used to tell everyone else that they’re Christian and proud of it. Why? I’m not so sure myself, but I guess they feel its important that we know. Hell, I’ve counted at least 4 or 5 of them today, but I have to admit that I wasn’t exactly going out of my way to look.  Now, I’m well aware that modifying that emblem to fit our needs isn’t exactly a new idea. In fact, I’m getting a bit tired of seeing the little feet attached — it was funny the first 1,000 times. Why not show your love for Star Trek instead? Well, thanks to ThinkGeek, you can share your love for Shatner and Stewart with other unsuspecting motorists. Better yet, it doesn’t have poor Darwin’s name smushed inside and is still slightly clever. Besides, it has warp nacelles — awesome, right? Read more…

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To Boldly Throw: The Enterprise RC Airplane Takes Off!

Posted by Michael Pinto on Apr 29, 2010 in Fandom, Star Trek

John Krietzer assembled this stunning radio controlled version of the Enterprise A! When I first looked at this video I expected a brief voyage at best, but I was quite tickled to see the Enterprise taking a full tour of the galaxy — err the park: Read more…

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Star Trek Meets Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

Posted by Michael Pinto on Dec 30, 2009 in Star Trek

The folks at Yokosuka Dry Docks have created a radio controlled version of the Enterprise that can go underwater. The funny thing is seeing this reminded a great deal of the old series Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea which much to my surprise is now available on Hulu! Read more…

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Captain I’ve Spotted a Geek on the Bridge Screen!

Posted by Michael Pinto on Dec 30, 2009 in Hobbies and Collections, Star Trek

Star Trek webcam

The best thing about this Star Trek Webcam? For me it’s the ability to recreate that classic old school episode Who Mourns for Adonais?: Read more…

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This Authentic Old School Enterprise Will Cost You Big Bling

Posted by Michael Pinto on Nov 30, 2009 in Hobbies and Collections, Star Trek

Star Trek USS Enterprise Limited Edition Replica

There’s nothing quite like the original! This Star Trek USS Enterprise Limited Edition Replica caught my eye with every detail perfectly in place. This 1:350 scale model is made up of 1,250 pieces and is just a bit over 32 inches long. The design was based on the dimensions and geometry taken from a surviving studio miniature and uses internal metal supports to make sure your warp engines won’t warp. However taking command of a starship has a high price, and in this case that price is $2,000.

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The Enterprise is Already Under Attack! By Fanboys of Course…

Posted by Michael Pinto on Nov 13, 2008 in Star Trek

The Starship Enterprise

Despite the speed of my RSS reader I first learned about the Enterprise redesign via an angry chain email from a fellow fanboy who was quite pissed that J.J. Abrams was ruining everyones beloved starship. Well it seems the reaction was so bad to the new designs that movie production designer Ryan Church posted a online defense of fan criticism: Read more…

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