Entertainment Weekly announced this morning that CBS and Mattel have joined forces, in honor of Star Trek’s 50th anniversary, to create three barbies: Uhura, Spock and James T. Kirk. It’s interesting that they didn’t round out the rest of the crew, I mean where’s Scotty, Bones and Chekov? I’ll have to do it old school and turn Ken into one of the other characters, like when I turned Ken into Magnum P.I.
They have a very 1960’s Barbie look to them, which is great, and will be avail be for $34.95 later this month.
I also mentioned that MAC Cosmetics will launch a Star Trek line at San Diego Comic-Con next month in celebration of the 50th anniversary. I cannot wait for that!!!
EW also mentions several other fun, Trekkie things, that will be available this year including a live event series called Trek Talk that will cover topics like:
Our Single World – Envisioning a future multicultural universe
The Prime Directive – Exploring our universe, ethically
Trek Tech – Examining Star Trek’s impact on the information age
A Trek Economy – Evaluating Star Trek’s economy to address world issues
Science of Star Trek – Recognizing Trek’s influence on scientific exploration
A Star Trek Society – Addressing our world’s issues for 50 years
Thinking Boldly – Today’s philosophical issues in Trek’s tomorrow
The Final Frontier – Star Trek’s 50-year influence on the space industry
AND if all this isn’t enough, please listen to Booze And Phasers, our newest podcast which is hilarious and boozey!
Live Long And Prosper!