If you had to invent a futuristic communications device, what would it look like? decades before flip phones beacame commonplace, the visionary prop artists of STAR TREK created the convincing, portable, and highly desirable method for 23rd ceturay Starfleet crew members to keep in touchwith each other. Its transmissions could cross great distances, and its functions included a locator that anticipated today’s GPS.
Open the lid and press the buttons inside to the lights flash and hear portions of actual communicator conversations form the original STAR TREK television series.
Box Text: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan finds the crew of the U.S.S. Reliant surveying the planet Ceti Alpha V for the Genesis Project…and getting much more than they bargained for. On that lifeless planet, they find the exiled Khan Noonien Singh, sworn enemy of Captain kirk. Seeking escape and revenge, Khan commandeers the Reliant and takes to space to hunt down Kirk. The ensuing battle between the Reliant and the Enterprise ends when Khan activates the Genesis Device in an attempt to annihilate both ships. Khan and the Reliant are destroyed, but the Enterprise narrowly escapes, voyaging boldly on toward its next adventure.
One of Star Trek’s most memorable episodes, “The Trouble With Tribbles,” first aired in 1967. The trouble with these soothing little fur balls is that the reproduce at warp speed and go boldly through Space Station K-7 eating anything that’s not nailed down – including an entire shipment of grain entrusted to Captain Kirk’s care! In the end, however, the tribbles – who hate Klingons – expose a Klingon agent who has poisoned the grain. As a parting gift, the remainder of them are beamed aboard the enemy ship, where Mr. Scott promises they’ll be “notribble at all.”
Press the button on the base of the ornament to hear Captain Kirk speak and see the troublesome tribbles fall from the overhead compartment.