The most useless gift a Trekkie ever got, but so cool...

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by Mage, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. Mage

    Mage Commodore Commodore

    Jun 17, 2007
    Star Trek II and Star Trek III, on laser disc.

    A buddy of mine, who knows I'm a big Trekkie, saw them in a booth during a record convention, where someone was also selling old laserdisc. They are so utterly useless, as my friend himself said, but also so incredibly cool to have and display.

    Which got me wondering, what gifts have you ever gotten that were Trek-related, really useless, but also very cool to have?
  2. R. Star

    R. Star Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jun 15, 2012
    Haha, that's awesome. Those were so hi-tech and cool when I was in grade school. :p
  3. Mage

    Mage Commodore Commodore

    Jun 17, 2007

    I know, right? :D Can't wait to hang them on the wall somehow.
  4. RandyS

    RandyS Vice Admiral Admiral

    Nov 9, 2007
    Frame them.
  5. Dantheman

    Dantheman Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Oct 27, 2011
    Michigan USA
    My brother and sister-in-law got me a couple issues of the early '80s Marvel Star Trek comic for Christmas, but since I already have the IDW omnibus collection reprinting that series and a DVD-ROM that collects pretty much every pre-IDW Trek comic onto one disc, they're rather superfluous to me, but they're nice to have.
  6. Tosk

    Tosk Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jan 7, 2001
    On the run.
    Someone gave me a Trek plate once. I don't collect plates. You can't eat off of it. It's useless. But the art is kinda cool. :)

    P.S. Laserdisc? I have about 20 episodes of TNG and DS9 on LD. Boy, those were the days...
  7. BruntFCA

    BruntFCA Commander Red Shirt

    Mar 15, 2011
    A Mile High
    A friend just recently got me the Borg box set on VHS (Has the first four Borg episodes and looks like a Borg cube). I already have all the DVDs so I use it as a book end for my Trek books.
  8. timmy84

    timmy84 Commodore Commodore

    May 5, 2003
    My brother for 4 years would get me a new trek action figure for xmas and I just hung them on the wall. It was cool but I've never taken them out of the package. The last one I got was new trek sulu.

    I really want a laserdisc so I can put it inside a record sleeve and tell my son those were CDs when I was a kid. The wife does not approve.
  9. 1001001

    1001001 I Like the Beats and the Shouting Moderator

    Nov 3, 2001
    People's Gaypublic of Drugafornia
    Not a useless gift, but....

    I almost always get some kind of Star Trek thing for Christmas. This year, it was a book/trivia game: