Category: Star Trek

The early 1990s Star Trek: Starfleet Academy n…

The early 1990s Star Trek: Starfleet Academy novels were great fun.

The best of them were, unsurprisingly, the young Worf stories by Peter David that started the series off – Trek’s best writer paired with TNG’s most interesting character. 

The futuristic and beautiful House of the Book…

The futuristic and beautiful House of the Book in the Simi Valley was used as a Star Trek location several times, including as the planet Khitomer in Star Trek VI, and as Lore’s base in TNG. 

1997 Star Trek Voyager “Read” poster for the A…

1997 Star Trek Voyager “Read” poster for the American Library Association.

Star Trek: TNG Shuttle craft tent by designer …

Star Trek: TNG Shuttle craft tent by designer Dave Delisle.

“Spring is here, so I thought it would be fun to make a geeky tent design that would be perfect for all of your away missions: I present a tent design based on the shuttlecraft from Star Trek.” – Dave Delisle

Note: Design only, creation is not in production, nor officially licensed. 

Steranko’s 1976 poster for Star Trek. 

Steranko’s 1976 poster for Star Trek. 

Star Trek: TOS Captain Kirk mug found at Think…

Star Trek: TOS Captain Kirk mug found at Think Geek.

Bally’s Star Trek pinball machine from 1978. 

Bally’s Star Trek pinball machine from 1978. 

The story of Bally’s is an interesting one. Nerds might know them best as a pinball machine manufacturer, but they were the largest producers of slot machines and gambling amusements, and even owned casinos. One of the most extraordinary parts of their empire were the Bally’s Total Fitness Centers, which was one of the earliest and largest chains of gymnasiums. To summarize: Bally’s was a pinball machine company that started producing slot machines and gambling, and used that money to get the largest chain of gyms until the 2000s. 

Captain Picard facepalm bust – bronze edition …

Captain Picard facepalm bust – bronze edition found at Think Geek.

Pop culture door mats found at Think Geek.

Pop culture door mats found at Think Geek.

Mark Lenard as the Klingon commander.

Mark Lenard as the Klingon commander.