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In the kitchen with Spock (and Kirk, and Bones....)

Updated on August 17, 2015
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Hope Saidel is co-owner of Golly Gear, a bricks-and-mortar and online shop featuring fun, affordable and practical small dog products

A touch of fun for any Star Trek fan!

I've been fond of Star Trek for decades. I even named one of my dogs Dax (I know, Deep Space Nine, not original series, but Uhuru's too hard to yell!).

I wouldn't necessarily want a room devoted to Star Trek. But I'd sure smile every time I use my Star Trek mug - or when I salt my food with the Enterprise. I wanted to highlight a few of the items I think would bring a lot of character to the kitchen, blend with any kind of decor, or bring just a little whimsy to the table.

If you love a Star Trek fan - wouldn't he or she love your thoughtful and useful gift?

Photo courtesy of Ryan Somma on Flickr.com via Creative Commons.

Have you seen Spock vs. Spock?

This is the best commercial ever, in my opinion.

I wasn't too sure about the reboot of Star Trek, but it won me over. I like that they're not trying to recreate the original, but doing a new version - a mythology for the 21st Century.

Mugs

Wouldn't it be fun to share your morning coffee with a favorite friend? Especially if, like me, you'd rather not chat - just enjoy the company!

Did you know? - Fun facts about Star Trek - TOS

You may already know these - but trivia is always fun! I gleaned this list from the website Random Facts.

  • Lieutenant Uhura's name means "freedom" in Swahili.
  • The phrase "Beam me up, Scotty," was never said exactly in this way in the Star Trek series,
  • Lucille Ball, from I Love Lucy and head of Star Trek's parent company Desilu Productions, single handedly kept Star Trek: TOS from cancellation during the first season. The series was finally canceled in its third season, after 79 episodes
  • The original Star Trek series was originally marketed as "Wagon Train to the Stars," after the popular 1957 western, Wagon Train.
  • Scientists from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory wore "Spock ears" while monitoring the Mariner V on its October 1967 fly-by of Venus.

My favorite episode - Devil in the Dark

More fun facts

  • The Star Trek franchise includes six series: The Original Series, The Animated Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise, totaling 726 episodes.
  • Gene Roddenberry initially cast girlfriend (and later wife) Majel Barrett as Captain Pike’s “Number One” (first officer) in the series first pilot. NBC executives, however, demanded the character be cut because they said audience members could not relate to such a powerful woman character.
  • Initially, NBC asked Gene Roddenberry to get rid of the “guy with the pointy ears” partly because they were worried about his “satanic” appearance. Luckily, Roddenberry refused to cut Spock.
  • DeForest Kelly (1920-1999) was the first of the three original members to appear on TNG. He was also the first original cast member of TOS to die.
  • In TOS, uniform colors indicated the wearer’s role on the Enterprise. Gold uniforms indicated the wearer was on a command track. Blue meant the sciences, including medicine. Red indicated support services, such as communications, engineering, or security.

This episode always makes me smile - The Trouble With Tribbles

I am old enough to have been a fan (although a leetle-bitty one) when the Original Series was on - but I think my favorite of all the Star Trek series is Deep Space Nine. Which is probably why I have a dog named Dax!

I'm not adding an option for the animated series. Just because.

Which Star Trek series is your favorite?

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I've loved Star Trek since before it was rerun! At eight years old I went trick-or-treating on Halloween as Spock and my enjoyment of the whole Star Trek franchise has never dimmed. I don't think I'd decorate my whole house in Trek - but a couple of touches are whimsical and fun.

How long have you been a Star Trek fan?

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