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Star Trek Funeral

Go out in (some kind of) style in a Star Trek casket / coffin, or have your dust gather dust in a Star Trek urn

Should have been out already, but not yet (via Gadgets for God at Ship of Fools)

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Ashes to ashes, funk to funky, planet earth is blue and there's nothing I can Doohan

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deniel954 years ago
Wher i can BUY This?
lemonie (author)  deniel954 years ago
Click where it says:
Should have been out already, but not yet
You might have to ask them if they got around to full production.

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punkiyum4 years ago
 Listening to David Bowie - Scary Monsters, as I read this, I'm gonna have that coffin :) I'm sure it's only about £350, Think it'll cost a bit more to shoot it into space though.
PKM5 years ago
Ashes to ashes, funk to funky

Where do I know this lyric from? I suspect it's one of those ones that has been copied all over the place (like "hotel, motel, holiday inn").

The urn is pretty cool, but I'm not sure about the coffin given it's unlikely to be actually blasted into space with me in it.
allandnnn PKM4 years ago
ludicris song
lemonie (author)  PKM5 years ago
PKM lemonie5 years ago
lemonie (author)  PKM5 years ago
Thank you! (reminds me of The D for some reason...) L
sgsidekick5 years ago
Huh. While the coffin looks okay, it reminds me of a "red-shirt". So I wouldn't want it. The urn, however, I wouldn't mind having as a simple art piece! That looks cool! Now....if only they could do that for the StarGate....
Yah, what a nice way to go, de molecularized in an opening worm hole...
lemonie (author)  KentsOkay5 years ago
It's solve burial / cremation problems. Just have growing piles of corpses on other worlds... L
Actually, in one SG ep they DID a sort of cremation! They had the body lying on a structure raised up so when the "backwards flush" occurred, the body was in the way so it was vaporized. No fuss, no muss.
Wouldn't it be easier to just convert the matter into energy using whatever magical process the replicators used? You'd have the ethical issue of whatever comes out of the replicator technically being derived from your crewmembers' flesh, and thus cannibalistic to eat, but no one has issues eating food that is partially nourished by nutrients released into groundwater by decaying cadavers on Earth...

I put way too much thought into that, didn't I?
hahahahahaha!  Well, too much thought is sometimes better than not enough...sometimes...*lol*

Since we now bury our dead (for the most part) in cemetaries, there aren't too many grazers used in cemetary upkeep, thus, not a whole lot of our food is actually nurished by nutrients/groundwater/decaying cadavers. Besides, that's a lot of formaldyhide (sp)...  But other things live and die, so the cycle is constantly renewed with or without human involvement.

Replicator technology?  Probably better than cloning...??? *bg*
jeff-o5 years ago
Forget that. Send my ashes to space!
Meh... Load my carcass with C4 and detonate it... I want my scattering to be a fireball that can be seen from space!
Like Hunter S thompson!
Wait... Someone actually did that already?

AWESOME!
lemonie (author)  robotguy45 years ago
lazy link - yes sort of.

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Meh... Getting your a**'s ashes shot out of a gun isn't what I was looking for. I was thinking more along the lines of this:
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gfella jeff-o5 years ago
I'll just have Scotty beam me up into the afterlife....
lemonie (author)  gfella5 years ago
PRIEST: And Scotty beamed them to the Klingon ship where they would be no Tribble at all. CONGREGATION : All power to the engines. L
gfella lemonie5 years ago
Hahahahahahaha!!
lemonie (author)  gfella5 years ago
(Futurama) L
lemonie (author)  jeff-o5 years ago
Get a better vehicle than Doohan then...

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jeff-o lemonie5 years ago
It seems as though the ashes were never meant to be sent into orbit. The payload section where the ashes were carried was designed to fall back to earth and be recovered. But you're right... what's the point of sending your ashes to the edge of space, then parachuting back to earth? Lame.
lemonie (author)  jeff-o5 years ago
Ah, had remembered other press coverage which go the wrong idea...
(Thanks)

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Camisado5 years ago
Sue me, hate me, flame me, whatever, but I must confess.....I've never ever ever watched even one single second of Star Trek...
lemonie (author)  Camisado5 years ago
Wow you did well (I suppose). Can't say I've watched that many all the way through... L
Not watching many is entirely different from not ever watching a single second of it.
lemonie (author)  Camisado5 years ago
Yes the difference between zero and something is infinite. L
n8man lemonie5 years ago
Wouldn't that be the quotient?
lemonie (author)  n8man5 years ago
Yes that's a mathematical way of expressing it. L
Tru dat.......
JustSeanV675 years ago
Anyone notice that this is the red color all of the dead Security personnel wore?
lemonie (author)  JustSeanV675 years ago
You mean "red"? L
Yeah baby, IRONY !!!
KentsOkay5 years ago
Interesting... But considering most trekies have a absolute fear of pain and exciting things, I'm guessing we won't need thesee for another 30 years.
I take exception to that sterotype...
:P
Emsaid5 years ago
This is really nerdy...
lemonie (author)  Emsaid5 years ago
Yes, but it's all shiny and black 'n' red and it's got logo's on it. Someone is going to want to go out in one of these?
Looks like it might be good for sleeping in (becava)

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Emsaid lemonie5 years ago
...no life!...
lemonie (author)  Emsaid5 years ago
Did you click either of the links? L
becava5 years ago
I like the coffin, next Star Trek movie: Dracula visiting the Enterprise (what's the price? sure someone will like to use it for a bed, me :)
sev175 years ago
i want the urn, to put on the mantle. ;)
Notbob5 years ago
That Urn looks pretty nice. the coffin.. meh, its a coffin.
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