It’s April the 1st and that means it’s time again for April Fools Day. 2018 brings a number of Star Trek-theme gags from across the web. We have compiled a special Fools Day edition of Great Links with today’s interweb fun.
ThinkGeek Klingon Fridge Magnets
As they do every year, our friends at ThinkGeek introduced a number of new “products” on April 1st, one of which was the Star Trek Klingon Alphabet Fridge Magnets set, promising to be “A fun way to teach anyone the basics of pIqaD (the Klingon alphabet).” ThinkGeek also released a video showing off how useful these magnets can be for a young Klingon.
Eaglemoss Cloaked Bird of Prey
Eaglemoss, the maker of collectible Star Trek ships, announced the release of the “cloaked Klingon Bird of Prey” on twitter, you can see it below.
Here at Eaglemoss, we prize visibility above all else. See our vision for tomorrow’s technology today with the cloaked Klingon Bird-of-Prey. Are you picking one up? #StarTrek #Trekkie https://t.co/JI2WYXQICG pic.twitter.com/7EtfSmpzX8
— Star Trek Starships (@StarTrekModels) April 1, 2018
Star Trek Online DS9 commander dabs
Today, captains visiting the promenade on Deep Space Nine in the online game Star Trek Online can interact with a holographic version of the station’s commander, Captain James Kurland and be awarded with a “Dab emote.”
And Capt Kurland is not amused, sending out a message about his displeasure at this impersonation.
— Star Trek Online (@trekonlinegame) April 1, 2018
Mission to Gamma VI: The novel
Dayton Ward announced on his blog today his next Star Trek novel collaboration with Kevin Dilmore will be the novel Star Trek: Mission to Gamma VI. The original Star Trek story has Kirk and crew fighting “ancient weapons” while trapped on a primitive planet which “is not at all what it seems.” There is even a cover designed by our friend Aaron Harvey.
Fans of MEGO toys from the ’70s will get the gag that this book is based on the 1976 playset called “Mission to Gamma VI.”
r/startrekgifs goes Broccoli
The r/startrekgifs sub on Reddit has gone all in on Reg Barclary today, becoming ‘r/BarclayGifs.
That’s it for April Fools Day 2018. If we missed something, feel free to share it in the comments below.