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Old April 6 2009, 05:46 PM   #1
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Want to have a funeral like Spock's? Now you can.

I stumbled across this on wired.com. Not sure if it's been brought up around here -- I haven't seen a thread about it, so I thought I'd post one.

Anyway -- for those of you who wish to depart this life saying, "I was born a nerd, and I died a nerd." :

With J.J. Abrams' Star Trek about a month away, we knew there would be a constant flow of merchandising tie-ins before and after the film's release. It's safe to say few fans could have predicted the latest licensing deal with Eternal Image.
The Farmington Hills, Michigan, company designs and manufactures themed memorial and funeral products, having already inked deals with The Vatican Library Collection, Precious Moments, the American Kennel Club and Major League Baseball.
Now, Eternal Image has signed a deal with Paramount and CBS to distribute Star Trek-themed urns and coffins. Soon, you can be buried in a full-size re-creation of the torpedo tube (above) used to launch Spock's corpse to the Genesis Planet at the end of Wrath of Khan.
Or, if your final remains take on more of an Ashes of Eden motif, they have a gleaming Star Fleet urn for the occasion. Trek monuments and burial vaults are also coming. The entire collection doesn't arrive until later this year, and no prices are listed yet.
The article can be found here, with a photo of the funeral casket/torpedo. Part of me can't help but wonder if this is a belated April Fools Day prank, but it seems legit.

I must admit, it looks kind of neat, but I don't think I'd want to have a Star Trek theme for my funeral -- I'm sure my loved ones got enough of that when I was alive.

What are your thoughts?

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Old April 7 2009, 02:36 AM   #2
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Re: Want to have a funeral like Spock's? Now you can.

25% sillier than Star Trek the cologne.
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Old April 7 2009, 04:19 AM   #3
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Re: Want to have a funeral like Spock's? Now you can.

I want one! Not to be buried in, but to set up in my living room as a conversation piece.

Maybe I could sleep in it occasionally, just to creep people out.

The more I think about it, the more I want one.
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Old April 7 2009, 04:57 AM   #4
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Re: Want to have a funeral like Spock's? Now you can.

I've seen this casket for almost a year now. I finally deleted the photo once the novelty wore off.
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Old April 7 2009, 05:43 AM   #5
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Re: Want to have a funeral like Spock's? Now you can.

Do caskets have to be approved by some legislating body to be "fit" to bury somebody in? I think I'd rather build my own torpedo tube casket. It's looks fairly easy, and who cares if it's comfy...I'll be dead.
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Old April 7 2009, 07:30 AM   #6
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Re: Want to have a funeral like Spock's? Now you can.

Of all the souls I have encountered in my travels, his was the m-most...nerdy.
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