First Look At Star Trek Urns

When you are ready to shuffle off to the truly final final frontier, you will be able to do it with Star Trek. After being announced three years ago, Eternal Image is finally ready show off (and start taking orders) for the first ever Star Trek funeral product – specifically Star Trek urns. Details and a first look below.

 


Press Release

Eternal Image Launches First-Ever Official STAR TREK(TM) Cremation Urns

Eternal Image, Inc. (the "Company") (OTCBB: ETNL | PowerRating), a public company engaged in the design, manufacturing and marketing of officially licensed memorial products such as caskets, urns, monuments and vaults, today announced that its greatly anticipated STAR TREK cremation urns are now available to the public.


New Star Trek Urn (Eternal Images, Inc.)

"Eternal Image’s official STAR TREK urn offers fans a unique expression of their love for the franchise," said Clint Mytych, President & CEO, Eternal Image. "STAR TREK fans worldwide have been awaiting this release, and in fact we’ve garnered nearly 300 pre-order inquiries for this urn."

Eternal Image’s STAR TREK urn has a capacity of 190 cubic inches and is built with an urn body made from a composite blend of natural minerals, an etched stainless steel face plate and name scroll, and an image of the Starship Enterprise printed on anodized aluminum. It features a cut-out of the famous STAR TREK Delta symbol through which you can see the famed Starship Enterprise flying through space. A product photo has been attached to this press release.

The urn, officially licensed from CBS Consumer Products, is available in two different models: To Boldly Go and The Voyage Continues. The suggested retail price is $799 and the urn will begin shipping to customers on or around October 1, 2010.

Ordering Info

According to the official Star Trek site urns are available to order now at Osceola Memory Gardens Funeral Home and Cemetery, and can be ordered from your local funeral home after October 1.

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Chingatchgook
September 14, 2010 6:41 pm

Oh my goodness….seriously?

Tom
September 14, 2010 6:44 pm

Star Trek is starting to have the same licensing standards as Krusty the Clown. I do not think he ever endorsed an urn:

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Harry Seldom
September 14, 2010 6:46 pm

Tacky

Jim Nightshade
September 14, 2010 6:58 pm

I dunno….at first I was shocked…startin to like the idea….just think…if your mate or sons, daughters etc HATE Star Trek but you dont, they are gonna have to put up with your urn with your ashes in it sitting on their mantle or fireplace or table…and friends will think THEY are TREK fans at first until they explain its my fathers or my brothers or my dead husbands ashes hahaha

After all–kinda like forcing your hobby on relatives after youve left this mortal coil…hahah

Also they do look kinda cool like our ashes are being stored in a dvd box or something hahaah

Dee
September 14, 2010 6:59 pm

OMG!!!!

Jim Nightshade
September 14, 2010 7:00 pm

I do have a question though…look at the sample placard….how do they figure out your birth and death dates and how will NON trek fans know what your stardate of life and death is???

Odkin
September 14, 2010 7:18 pm

The Kirk plaque on the box is really rubbing it in! He isn’t really dead, as long as we remember him :-)

Scooter
September 14, 2010 7:25 pm

I think the only other organization with more merchandising than Star Trek might be KISS.

Captain Lonestar
September 14, 2010 7:33 pm

SPACEBALLS: The Coffin!

September 14, 2010 7:35 pm

Don’t know ’bout this…

Captain Lonestar
September 14, 2010 7:35 pm

Merchandising! Merchandising! Merchandising! Yogurt would be SO proud!

September 14, 2010 7:38 pm

I should pick up one of these for my long since departed cat. Her ashes have been in the cardboard box on my shelf for 5 years now…time for her to get a cool urn

September 14, 2010 7:38 pm

Good grief. First this urn, what’s next replicas of Spock’s Burial Torpedo from Star Trek II?

I can see the ads now: “With all-silk lining – in red, blue or command gold – and authentic transporter sounds when you open the viewing lid. For the fan who wants to be buried “Where No Fan Has Been Buried Before.””

BringBackTrek
September 14, 2010 7:43 pm

At such an astronomical price I would hope a space launch is part of the package.

Bucky
September 14, 2010 7:46 pm

Is that death Stardate for Kirk accurate? Let’s face it, the only market for this would be hardcore Trekkies. AND they got the date of his death wrong! Really missing your target audience there, fellas.

September 14, 2010 7:59 pm

Kirk’s birth Stardate according to Memory-Alpha is 1227.1

He died a short time after 48632.4

Picard: “Captain’s log, stardate 48632.4. Dr. Crusher has informed me that Data’s emotion chip has been fused into his neural net, and cannot be removed. However, she believes he is fit for duty so I have asked him to join me in stellar cartography.”

YARN
September 14, 2010 9:19 pm

Yeah, this is the sort of stuff that makes you embarrassed to be a fan.

mjmjr91
September 14, 2010 9:45 pm

@ William Noetling, at the end of the movie, Picard gives the stardate as 48650.1, this is just after kirk’s death and a little closer

September 14, 2010 10:13 pm

This is such a bad taste.

This is the kind of thing that would only appeal to the sickest, the loneliest, demented caricature of a trekkie.

Shame on the guys who seek to prey upon the weak.

nuKirk
September 14, 2010 10:36 pm

#2=FUNNIEST COMMENT IN THE HISTORY OF TREKMOVIE.COM!!!!

nuKirk
September 14, 2010 10:38 pm

#2=btw don’t forget Krusty-O’s the only kids cereal with serrated metallic cereal bits!

Mel
September 14, 2010 11:12 pm

@ 4. Jim Nightshade

I haven’t thought of that. Where I come from, it is not allowed to take a urn with the ashes of a human back home.

So my first thought was, that the urn will be put into the earth and no one can see that Enterprise image anymore. So why put it there in the first place? A simpler urn would be enough.

warp_10
September 14, 2010 11:31 pm

#13: Re: Spock’s Coffin…

Apparently you haven’t seen THIS then…

This was from a few years ago. As big a fan as I am I can’t say would want a Trek coffin or urn…

Jerry Modene
September 14, 2010 11:52 pm

“What’s a Trekkie urn?”

“‘About 10 bucks an hour.”

Valenti
September 15, 2010 3:45 am

It looks strangely appealing.

Paul
September 15, 2010 4:12 am

My pal is a funeral stonecarver and he can make such an urn for less than half the price of the original, with any image printed on glass or porcelain. A faceplate with custom-cut opening is possible, but it’d cost a little bit extra.

I’m quite sure your local stonecarver’s prices won’t be much different. Screw Eternal Whatever, support your local craftsmen instead.

Jonboc
September 15, 2010 4:26 am

I can buy a star trek tin for 15 bucks that they could dump my ashes into, however I dont think any of my loved ones would like to put the Enterprise on their mantle.

I'm Dead Jim!
September 15, 2010 4:42 am

@ #23 Now that’s a box!

@ #24 Ha ha!

Yeah, put my ashes in a Star Trek lunch box and save a few quatloos!

Captain Dunsel
September 15, 2010 4:46 am

It would be a lot funnier if the inscription read “James R. Kirk”

Holger
September 15, 2010 5:38 am

I like it. I hope to be alive for another 60 years or so, but when the time comes … err, I’m not sure these are still on sale then. So should I buy now??

Anthony Thompson
September 15, 2010 6:27 am

I’d bet that they’re going to get lots of sales from people on this site! Not me, though. And, yes, Holger, you should order one now. The stardate can be inscribed later.

Sebastian
September 15, 2010 6:53 am

I sincerely hope that is a joke; otherwise, that is in really poor taste. Turning a funeral into some kind of half-a$$ed Star Trek convention is just wrong.

CJS
September 15, 2010 7:32 am

To paraphrase William Shatner: Get a death!

paustin
September 15, 2010 8:16 am

great now Star Trek has sunk to the marketing level of KISS. (KISS had a KISS coffin)

Disinvited
September 15, 2010 8:17 am

Urns have much wider uses than the limited market they are going after here. I have to wonder if they a missing a much wider potential market for such vessels? Or is it that the CBS license is that specific in its limitations?

Disinvited
September 15, 2010 8:21 am

#33.

You mean to paraphrase Robert Smigel.

CmdrR
September 15, 2010 9:41 am

Only if you spread my ashes over Yeoman Rand.

The Weary Professor
September 15, 2010 10:27 am

Shouldn’t it read “To Boldly Go Where Everyone Has Gone Before…”?

FlyingWok
September 15, 2010 10:54 am

I’m a diehard Trekkie but even I find this piece of merchandise a bit… odd.

It just seems tacky to have your remains stored in this thing on a mantle in your grandchildrens’ home or something. A bit of an eyesore rather than something classy, understated, or elegant.

I do wonder what archaeologists hundreds of years in the future will think when they unearth a bunch of these. :)

Red Dead Ryan
September 15, 2010 11:16 am

Maybe this is meant to be a collectible as opposed to a burial container?

People do like to collect unusual items. And by using high-quality materials for these urns, they become more collectible.

Then again, I can see some company putting out a Star Trek-themed toilet, which some fans would gladly put in their homes and use!

Dr. Cheis
September 15, 2010 11:22 am

I’d be too afraid of the containment field failing and causing a catastrophic explosion in the room.

star trackie
September 15, 2010 11:34 am

#38-good one! and very true! lol

Imrahil
September 15, 2010 12:52 pm

No.

Robert Bernardo
September 15, 2010 1:55 pm

Hmm, the photon torpedo casket or this new S.T. urn? Decisions… decisions… ;)

Troubled Tribble
September 15, 2010 3:23 pm

I would not buy one of these and I hope my surviving family would think it was a bad idea as well.

But I might change my mind if they bring out a deluxe version with McCoy saying “He’s dead Jim” when someone walks past!

Paul
September 15, 2010 3:38 pm

Horrible. And sad. Terribly sad.

Cali
September 15, 2010 5:01 pm

#2 Tom – if your ‘he’ refers to Gene Roddenberry, I think he absolutely would have approved!

Gene was cremated and some of his ashes have already been scattered in space. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gene_Roddenberry

There are also plans for a Memorial service for Majel & Gene as well as having some of both their ashes scattered in space in 2012: http://www.space.com/news/090127-majel-roddenberry-ashes-space.html

James Doohan had some of his ashes scattered in space in 2007.

And finally, have you ever seen urns from Funeral Homes?? I’d rather put my ashes in a candy container! *LOL* They’re horrid looking!! I think this Star Trek urn is very tasteful! We’re definitely getting one. =)

Cheers!

Cali
September 15, 2010 5:24 pm

#6 Jim – You can have whatever you want printed on it. Stardate, regular date, no date. =)

#14 BB Trek – Pricing is actually on the low end given the price of urns, cremations, and funeral services today.

#19 Victor – I’m not “sick, lonely, or demented” your comment says a lot about you. You’re obviously not a fan of Gene Roddenberry’s.

#26 Paul – good idea but I think you’d run into copyright issues.

#39 FlyingWok – that’s what an urn is for; to store ashes. And isn’t it supposed to reflect the *dying* person’s wishes NOT family members or friends? Sure they have the right to toss it, change it, whatever, but you’re not honoring the person’s dyding request if they made this arrangement.

#45 Troubled Tribble – that’s why you, and everyone, should have a will. Be very specific about what you want and hopefully you can trust your family and friends to honor and carry out your wishes when you’re gone. =)

MartinRD65
September 15, 2010 5:34 pm

Replace the “To boldly go” with “He’s dead, Jim.” and THAT’S funny!

Michael
September 15, 2010 5:42 pm

I can just see some pothead storing his stash in this and no cop would think of searching an ash urn! ahahahahahahaha

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