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Trek Caskets


Michigan-based Eternal Image, a company engaged in "the design, manufacturing and marketing of licensed brand image funerary products", has acquired a Star Trek license to manufacture Trek-branded funeral products.

What does this mean?  It means that you could force your relatives to display a Federation-approved urn on their mantelpiece.  Or, you could face the truly final frontier decked out in one of those sleek, black caskets from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.

If I had to choose a Star Trek death, I wouldn’t want to go out like Spock. I mean, saving a ship full of people is all well and good, but if I live in the future I’d want to die in a glamorous fashion.  Sticking your face into deadly radiation?  That not too smart for a Vulcan.  (Why didn’t they have robots aboard the Enterprise, anyway?  They could build a robotic wheelchair for Christopher Pike but they couldn’t create a radiation capable bot? Bah!)  Nor would I want to go out with a whimper.  (I’m looking at you, James T. Kirk!)  Exploding spaceships?  That’s been done to death.

However, I wouldn’t mind being converted to a piece of geometric chalk and crushed into a fine, white powder like redshirt #23 on the original series episode "By Any Other Name".  That’s the way I want to go.

Live Long and Get a Cool Casket? [Club Jade]

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