Cool Stuff: Gesture-Based Star Trek TOS Phaser Universal Remote

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Ever wanted to shoot your TV? How about with a phaser? Well soon you will have your chance with a new original Star Trek series phaser remote control from those fine people at ThinkGeek. Details and photos below.

Remote Control Phaser From Think Geek

Today ThinkGeek – seller of "stuff for smart masses" – revealed the Star Trek: The Original Series Phaser Universal Remote Control, made by The Wand Company.
Created from meticulous 3D scans of the last known hero prop from the original Star Trek series, the Phaser Universal Remote Control is a fully functional gesture-based universal remote control suitable for controlling many home entertainment systems and other IR controlled devices.

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Created from meticulous 3D scans of the last known hero prop from the original Star Trek series, the Phaser Universal Remote Control is a fully functional gesture-based universal remote control suitable for controlling many home entertainment systems and other IR controlled devices.

The Star Trek remote includes both a Phaser I replica (which functions as a standalone gesture-based universal remote control) but also slots into its Phaser II pistol-grip base ( which provides additional controls). It stores up to 36 programmable gestures and features a wide range of settings and beam strengths, including different Phaser firing sounds (including Phaser Overload sequence) and authentic Starship Enterprise sounds.

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“The Star Trek Phaser is one of the most iconic pieces of sci-fi gadgetry,” said Wand Company’s Chris Barnardo in a statement, “We’ve spent hundreds of hours creating a collectable prop replica gadget that will bring new levels of action and enjoyment to Star Trek fans as they boldly go on their adventures.”

The remote/replica is made from high-quality nickel and brass-plated die-cast metal parts and is lacquer coated. The remote ships with a specially-designed, protective transit case, with hidden-magnet, die-cast metal display stand, USB charging cable, special-issue Enterprise screwdriver with blade cover and debossed text, and illustrated poster manual.

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ThinkGeek will be showing off the Star Trek: The Original Series Phaser Universal Remote Control at San Diego Comic Con next weekend. It is priced at $150 and will be available in November. You can set up a notification email at the ThinkGeek product page.

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I am not Herbert
July 15, 2014 6:31 pm

pretty damn COOL!! =D

…but can’t afford it… =(

CmdrR
July 15, 2014 7:30 pm

AdmR would have me in the agony booth forever if I bought this for myself. Cool, though.

Claire
July 15, 2014 7:37 pm

I knew the price would hurt… And indeed, ouch.

Pretty cool, otherwise.

Son of Jello
July 15, 2014 8:13 pm

The Phaser overload sound would be cool whenever you “rage quit” a console game.

LT Bailey
July 15, 2014 8:56 pm

Some where around the house I still have a TNG phaser remote control. I should look for it… but this looks cooler though.

Viking
July 15, 2014 10:08 pm

$150?!? Hee-HAHAHA-HOOHOOHOO…..Mrs. Viking would drag me into the garage and put my tribbles in a vise if I dared to buy one.

I can still think about it, tho………. :-)

dswynne
July 16, 2014 2:12 am

What wimps. Can’t you guys just SAVE some money? All you guys have to do is put aside a few extra buck per week, and you have enough cash for a gift to yourself. SHEESH…

The Gorn Identity
July 16, 2014 3:40 am

Actually, for a prop replica of that quality, I’d say it’s a bargain. I’ll be getting one for sure.

Disinvited
July 16, 2014 6:17 am

#4. Son of Jello – July 15, 2014

Me too. Never was much use as a remote but fun as a sound fx laden phaser prop.

Jonboc
July 16, 2014 6:57 am

Sold!

TrekMadeMeWonder
July 16, 2014 7:08 am

Facinating.

This will go well next to my Telemania Star Trek TOS TV remote

Mad Mann
July 16, 2014 7:33 am

WANT!

Now I just need a bridge home theater…

drumvan
July 16, 2014 8:32 am

that’s sweet!

July 16, 2014 8:48 am

Price aside, nice. Nice. I want.

Will
July 16, 2014 10:15 am

Damn, I’m gonna need several of these just for an armory display.

T'Cal
July 16, 2014 12:00 pm

I would love to see someone put out more of the scale model phasers that are static for display, such as the one from ST2009. It was $49.95 with great quality and a nice heft to it, and a simple yet classy display. I’d buy them all (ENT-VOY) and display them proudly.

Crewman Darnell
July 16, 2014 1:25 pm

Man, now that’s a very nice rendering of the original design, which is a true work of art. No version of any Phaser that came later, could possibly look so cool as that one.

July 16, 2014 4:49 pm

Wait, so the grip detaches as well as the Phaser I unit? That is a really awesome feature for a mass-produced (and functional) collectible. And the transit case – A TRANSIT CASE! -could have pushed the retail price even higher. I think we’re getting the most bang for the buck here.

Kudos to The Wand Company for going the extra distance here. I was still on the fence about the DW sonic screwdriver remotes but now I’m glad I waited!

John Bigbootee
July 16, 2014 11:54 pm

I’ll be check in’ this little baby out at the ‘Con next week, for sure :)

TrekMadeMeWonder
July 17, 2014 6:07 am

Bob o. Why? Why!? WHY… can’t we see this (above), the best Trek tech,
in your great Star Trek movies?!!!

The redesign of everything Trek in your movies, while impressive, still does not come close the purity, and simplicity, of the designs made in the 60s for the original series.

Please, Bob o . Make it so.

South Shore Of Lake Superior
July 17, 2014 11:30 am

Cost though high wouldn’t kill me

but with its limited options it just

doesn’t make any sense at all.

TrekMadeMeWonder
July 18, 2014 7:51 am

Get real Trekkies!

Our beautiful Phaser just got a write-up in the Daily Mail Science Section!

Come On, Bob Orci!

It’s an ICON!!!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2694684/Set-phasers-change-channel-119-TV-remote-designed-iconic-Star-Trek-weapon-36-commands-authentic-sounds.html

Scott McC
July 18, 2014 1:22 pm

Have to agree with 20/22. It would be great to see this (original) design in the next movie.

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