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Star Trek merchandising gone wild

by Brad Trechak, posted Jun 9th 2009 5:40PM
Star Trek casketOkay, I understand the mock phasers and the shirts and the action figures. But when someone releases a Star Trek casket and/or urn for when you die, I have to scratch my head a little.

Admittedly, I've heard of Star Trek weddings and even known people who have attended them. I guess since Star Trek fans are getting up there in age, caskets and urns are the next step. Hell, they probably still run Star Trek-themed weddings at Star Trek: The Experience in Las Vegas.

The truth is that most of the original cast is getting up there in age. I cannot help but wonder if someone is going to buy one of them a casket or urn from Eternal Image.

Besides all that, the real Star Trek fans would want a Klingon funeral. That's where they scream on top of the recently deceased body then let anybody else dispose of it however they wish.

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Uh...Star Trek the Experience closed last year. Epically failed humor, dude.

June 12 2009 at 12:25 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

woulda been neater if they created a casket that mimicked the "death pod" thing they put spock in when he "regenerated" on the genesis big bang thing.(was that the second movie or third?)

June 10 2009 at 7:45 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Well if you have to die (I'm not - 'cause I don't listen to what "the man" tells me I gotta do) then the Trek coffin actually seems nice.

I wonder how much it is to FedEx this occupied coffin to planet Genesis?

June 10 2009 at 2:54 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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