The Best Gifts To Get You Hyped Up for Star Trek Beyond

By Tom Pritchard on at

The third rebooted Star Trek film is heading out into the big bad world next week (it's alright, but far from perfect), so there is no better than than now to buy yourself a truck-load of Final Frontier-themed goodies. From Blu-ray and DVD boxsets to Batleths, lets take a look.

Box Sets

Star Trek has been going on for 50 years now, so there's plenty of stuff to watch to get your fix. If you want as much Trek as possible, make sure to get your hands on boxsets for The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space 9, Voyager, Enterprise, and the 10 pre-reboot movies.

Star Trek/Into Darkness Box Set, £12

Star Trek Beyond isn't related to the original Star Trek in any way, which was the whole point of a reboot. But it is a sequel, so make sure you get your hands on its predecessors before you head to the cinema. There's the 2009 reboot, which set things off, and the 2012 remake of The Wrath of Khan. [Buy it here]

Earl Grey Hot Mug, £11

Captain Picard's drink of choice is hot Earl Grey, and even if you don't drink the stuff it's a nice little piece to add to your kitchen cupboard. [Buy it here]

The Ferengi Rules of Acquisition, £6.90

Forget books like What They Teach You in Harvard Business School, a real entrepreneur follows the methods of galaxy's best (and sneaky) businessmen. The Ferengi know what's what when it comes to earning money/latinum, especially in a universe where replicators can create your heart's desire in an instant. But just remember that some Ferengi rules are pretty unethical. And also illegal. [Buy it here]

Starfleet Academy Graduation Ring (Kelvin Universe), £28

You will never be able to attend Starfleet academy and serve the federation's military/scientific exploration organisation. You can, however, buy a graduation ring that makes it look like you did - provided you're happy with the one from the reboot's Kelvin Universe. [Buy it here]

UnitedFederation of Planets Flag, £20

The reboot changed a lot, but thankfully not the logo and fundamentals of the Federation. You can show off your love and/or belief in those ideals by grabbing yourself a flag to hang on the wall/flagpole/outside the window. Or just buy it because it looks cool. [Buy it here]

Haynes Enterprise Manual, £16

Haynes is well known for its technical books that lets you know what's going on inside machinery, and these days they've branched off into the realms of science fiction. One good example is the manual for the USS Enterprise, filled with drawings, technical illustrations, and information about the ship direct from the minds of seasoned Star Trek writers. All so you can get some inside knowledge about Kirk's famous ship. There's also one for the Klingon Bird of Prey if you're willing to pay a bit more. [Buy it here]

Metal Earth USS Enterprise (NCC-1701), £9

There are lots of toys and models based on the ships of Star Trek, but this one from metal earth actually has you build it yourself. It includes steel sheets with pieces that you pop out and attach to each other - with the final result being a miniature metallic version of the ship from the original '60s series. No glue or solder required. You can also buy Picard's Enterprise D, a Klingon Bird of Prey, and a Klingon cruiser. [Buy it here]

Batleth Replica, £570

Batleth's always struck me as hugely impractical weapons for fighting, though that's not the kind of thing I'd say to a Klingon wielding one. It's a pretty iconic weapon in the Star Trek universe, and if you have the cash you can buy one for yourself. It's officially licensed, and is all made from metal with a leather grip. Just like the real thing. Just make sure that it stays on display, and isn't used to actually fight.

If the metal prop is too rich for your blood (and why wouldn't it be), you can always opt for a much, much cheaper foam version. Feel free to fight with that, because foam. [Buy it here]

Star Trek Door Chime, £39.14

All fans know the sound of the show's swooshing doors, and now you can add that to your own home. Sort of. This gadget lets you use that sound (or a Klingon alarm) as the doorbell for your house. So you get to here it every time someone disturbs your late-night Netflix sessions. [Buy it here]

Bluetooth Communicator, £120

The original mobile phone came to life in Star Trek, and while you can't buy a working communicator for yourself, you can buy the next best thing. It's a Bluetooth device, made from 3D scans of an actual communicator used on the show. It can be used to rely calls from your phone, as if you're actually using a communicator, or it can be used as a regular Bluetooth speaker. [Buy it here]

Phaser Remote Control, £267

Who needs the regular remote that can with your TV when you can have this? A universal remote shaped like a phaser from the original Star Trek series. Actually scratch that, it's shaped like two phasers. The standard handheld one, and the more gun-like one which looks far better. (One fits into the other). It's fully programmable, has gesture controls, and so much more than a regular remote. There's also an Enterprise-branded screwdriver inside. [Buy it here]