Star Trek licensees introduced a galaxy of new Star Trek products in 2014, from hoodies and books to alcoholic beverages and a phaser universal remote. Today, StarTrek.com takes a look back at some of the most inventive and popular product that reached retailers this past year.
The Wesley Crusher Uniform Hoodie, available via ThinkGeek.com, grants you permission to free your inner Wesley Crusher fanboy. The product is light grey below, with dark grey on the shoulders and a black hood lining, and it features the familiar three-horizontal-stripe design across the shoulders, with the green coming up and over the red on the left shoulder. Dr. Crusher would approve -- and you can click HERE to purchase.
Fun with Kirk and Spock, from Cider Mill Press, is the perfect Trek book for longtime adult fans and kids, too. The 64-page hardcover book is a Fun with Dick and Jane parody done as a Prime Directive primer. Written by Robb Pearlman, it sends Kirk, Spock, McCoy and the rest of The Original Series crew, along with Klingons, Khan, Romulans, Andorians and the Gorn, through a series of laugh-filled adventures. Click HERE to purchase.
Earlier this month, CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution released Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Seventh Season Blu-ray and Star Trek: The Next Generation – All Good Things Blu-ray, with the episodes remastered in high definition and the discs complemented by a new collection of bonus material. The releases brought to a close an ambitious, years-long process of upgrading and releasing all seven seasons of TNG. The future truly never looked brighter… or sharper. Click HERE for additional details.
One of the most popular Trek products of the year, by far, was the Star Trek Original Series Phaser Universal Remote Control, from The Wand Company and available via ThinkGeek.com and the Star Trek Shop. It's a small, hand-held Type I Phaser which slots into a larger Type II Phaser body with a removable pistol-grip. The combined unit features a wide range of settings and beam strengths. Highly authentic, the screen-accurate hero prop replica is crammed full of advanced technology and authentic phaser firing sounds. Click HERE or HERE to purchase.
Klingon Bloodwine. Need we say more? Not really, but we will. Available from Votto Vines, Klingon Bloodwine is a medium-bodied red blend of Malbec, Syrah and Petit Verdot from the Paso Robles AVA in California that can be enjoyed with grilled meats and mature cheeses, or traditional Klingon fare such as Heart of Targ. Click HERE to purchase.
It's easy to look sharp on a breezy day with a new Star Trek Starfleet Academy Unisex Varisty Zip Hoodie. The hoodie features the Starfleet Academy emblem on the left side and is available in sizes spanning from small to 3XL. Click HERE to purchase.
The Federation of Beer put Trek fans in a party mood with its introductions of Klingon Warnog and Sindicate Lager. Brewed by Tin Man Brewing of Evansville, Indiana, Klingon Warnog is a high-quality Roggen Dunkel – or Dark Rye – that captures the warrior essence of the Klingon culture with its unique and bold taste by incorporating rye malt into a modern Dunkelweizen grain bill. Sindicate Lager, created in collaboration by Federation of Beer and Zatec Brewery, was inspired by the popular green Orion Girls of Trek lore. Produced in Zatec, Czech Republic, the lager is brewed using traditional Czech technology that results in a lager golden in color with full flavor. Click HERE for additional details.
The Star Trek U.S.S. Enterprise Docking Ring, from RockLove, lets fans dock and launch with the Sterling Silver U.S.S. Enterprise Rings. One features the saucer and the other features the main engine. The two rings fit together and stack to create the full Enterprise and saucer separation ability. Click HERE to purchase.
The Star Trek Borg Cube Fridge – produced by Robe Factory and available from ThinkGeek.com -- lets you keep your drinks chilly even if it’s hot as Hades outside. A detailed replica of a Trek Borg Cube, it features both cooling and warming functions and with a flick of a switch, the glowing green LEDs will illuminate the source of your midnight snacks. Click HERE to purchase.
Star Trek Ships of the Line (Revised Edition), from Gallery Books, tells the story of each of the franchise’s valiant starships. The hardcover collection includes more than 75 additional images brought together, for the first time in book format, with the spectacular renderings featured in the Star Trek: Ships of the Line calendar series. With text commentary by Star Trek's own Michael Okuda, you too can become an expert on the background and history of each starship. Click HERE to purchase.