Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Star Trek Product Tie-Ins

Followers of Star Trek know that the Klingons were once enemies who eventually became staunch allies. There's probably a lesson in there somewhere.

But did you know that the show has sparked an entire Klingon language that continues to exist, grow, and even thrive today? There is even a Klingon Language Institute.

And in just eight days, the Dutch will debut a Klingon Opera in the Netherlands. They have gone so far as to create some unique musical instruments to tell their story.

I wish them success. Qapla'!



U.S. Postal Service - "Mailing Frequencies Open"

Ex-Lax - "Boldly Go"

Smooth and Chunky Peanut Butter - Original Series Klingons vs. Next Generation Klingons

Apple - The iCorder

Letter Openers in the shape of Bat'leths.

Reynold's Aluminum Foil - "The Wrap of Khan"

[selected from Chris White's Top Five on Science Fiction; edits and additions by Mark Raymond]


WORD for YOUR WEEK: Qapla' is the Klingon word for "success."


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