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My Star Trek Communicator Badge

Updated on January 8, 2014

Okay. I admit it. I'm a trekkie. No, make that a Trekkie with a capital T. If you bring up Klingons or the Delta quadrant or the multiple uses of duranium, I can guarantee we'll be talking for hours.

So of course, when it comes to birthday or Christmas, my family and friends always turn to Star Trek gifts. And while I love anything Star Trek, my most treasured gift is the Star Trek communicator badge I got this Christmas. I mean, I love my Enterprise pizza cutter and my star trek coasters, but my badge makes me feel like I'm actually a part of the crew. I wear it everywhere, even to bed.

There's many badges out there but this one is special because it was molded from an actual badge used on the Star Trek The Next Generation set (Dude, it's an exact replica!!! Whoohoo!). It's not made of cheap plastic that will chip or break and paints that will wear off. No, this is made of strong metal with a gold and silver finish. Plus I don't have to worry about leaving pin holes in all my shirts because it attaches with a strong magnet. (and don't be turned off by the magnet. This magnet is super strong and the back is large so you don't have to worry about losing it.).

The only negative thing I can say about this badge is that it's a little bit heavy. When I wear it with a plain t-shirt, it pulls it down a bit. But at least I know it's high quality!

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Star Trek The Next Generation Official Gold Rank Pip Metal SET
Star Trek The Next Generation Official Gold Rank Pip Metal SET

This is next on my wish list. It's a set of pips I can wear on my collar to show what rank I am (which is a Captain, of course).


Okay, so this video doesn't really have anything to do with this communicator badge. However, any true Star Trek fan will absolutely love it!


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      hbruhn 4 years ago

      Ha ha ha, really funny! great video, trekkie or not!

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      RoadMonkey 4 years ago

      What a fantastic video! I used to love watching the original star trek, with Kirk, Spock, Bones, Scotty, etc. I like the new one but don't keep up with it they way I did with the original (no time), maybe I will revisit it when my studies are finished.

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      meggingmad 4 years ago

      PS....met William Shatner in SF. On the Powell/Hyde St. Cable car. Nice guy.

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      meggingmad 4 years ago

      Make it so!

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      DebW07 4 years ago

      This is perfect for all trekkie fans!

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      Leah J. Hileman 4 years ago from East Berlin, PA, USA

      Very fun item. I love my ST!

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      Petty Vendetta 4 years ago from Norway

      @alanbrews: I have a fully functional unit.

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      Othercatt 4 years ago

      @Diana Wenzel: If I ever win the lottery, my plan is to build the entire Enterprise ship and live there.

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      jmark13 lm 4 years ago

      It's a bit heavy? Sounds like something a 'red shirt' would say.

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      alanbrews 4 years ago

      This is really cool. I want to create a real working version!

      I really think trekies (at least me) would like a fully functional unit.

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      getmoreinfo 4 years ago

      Very cool badge, for all the trekkies.

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      dppress 4 years ago

      Glad your Poke Me shirt isn't red, otherwise the Gorn might get ya. Lookin good rockin the badge! Live long and prosper!

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      Im2keys 4 years ago

      Live long and prosper, my friend. Great review!

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      Eugene Samuel Monaco 4 years ago from Lakewood New York

      A wonderful story, I love Star Trek, and Congratulations on you new Star Trek Communicator Badge, you wear it well.

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      Susan300 4 years ago

      Must. Have. This.

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      Joan Haines 4 years ago

      May you live long and prosper.

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      Titia Geertman 4 years ago from Waterlandkerkje - The Netherlands

      Congrats! Didn't know you were a Trekkie. Love your photo.

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      Susan Deppner 4 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Cool! :)

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      Renaissance Woman 4 years ago from Colorado

      The only thing you will need after you get your pips is an actual stage set where you can live in the Enterprise.

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      samojonno 4 years ago

      Live long and prosper - you are bound too with great Trekkie stuff like this - I'm a fan

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      GrammieOlivia 4 years ago

      My son had one of these too! I wonder if he still has it? I spent a lot of time making costumes for trekkies, they are "DIFFICULT" but the end results were always fun!