Somewhere out in space, past Tatooine, Arrakis, Gallifrey, Trantor, and the Delta Quadrant, there is a wedding registry at the end of the universe. Kind of a Bed Bath & Beyond with extra emphasis on the beyond. Please consider what follows to be its catalog.
It began to take shape as a result of my browsing through Space.com to check back on a news story I’d noticed last week. The loading of my page was delayed by a pop-up advertising a product available in the site’s gift shop: an official Star Trek licensed replica of the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) starship incarnated as a pizza knife. See how the sharpened rim of the spinning saucer section stands ready to slice through any Tholian web of string cheese?
@tvjrennie: For $30, you could buy this Star Trek Enterprise pizza slicer. goo.gl/Skr8H Eat pizza with your imaginary girlfriend!
@WhySharksMatter: @tvjrennie My girlfriend tolerates my Darth Vader spatula. It’s actually a really nice spatula.
Naturally, I replied with my hallmark restraint and dry wit. Because less is more.
@tvjrennie: @WhySharksMatter <breath> “Turn to the dark side of the pancake, Julia!”
@tvjrennie: @WhySharksMatter <breath> “Together, we shall rule the breakfast buffet!”
@tvjrennie: @WhySharksMatter <breath> “I AM YOUR SPATULA!!!”
Then it only seemed right to open up the discussion more widely.
@tvjrennie: [1/2] Apropos the Star Trek Enterprise pizza cutter, I am alerted by @WhySharksMatter to the existence of a Darth Vader spatula. So…
@tvjrennie: [2/2] Please tell me of other sci-fi themed kitchenware, real or imagined. #scifikitchenware
And we were off to the races with a list of actual science fiction-themed kitchen products, starting with what I think we can all agree was far too much more information about David Shiffman’s spatula. The licensing people for the world’s science fiction franchises have been very busy….