Movies On Glass is expanding its Star Trek collection to include personalized barware. Now no other members of your crew should accidentally sip from your glass!
Drink from your own Star Trek barware
Now you can have your name and your rank etched on high-quality Star Trek glassware. Movies on Glass offers customization for their “on the rocks” tumblers and stemless wine glasses. Each can be customized with a Starfleet ship (and appropriate division emblem) along with your name and choice of rank.
Once I chose my badge, name, and rank, my order was shipped quickly and arrived almost as fast as if by long-distance transporter beaming. The glasses were packed well, nested in plenty of bubble wrap to protect them from damage during 21st-century shipping procedures.
There are 14 official ranks approved by CBS to choose from. You can choose the combadge style from six series: TOS, TNG, DS9, VOY, ENT, and DSC. For the UFP glasses, you can personalize your rank and name.
How it’s done
Each personalized frosted glass costs $44.95, which is a lot of latinum, but the results are still impressive. The $19 additional cost as compared to the regular rocks and stemless glasses is due to the double-sided etching as well as the individualized patterns that are necessarily created to personalize each glass.
According to Movies on Glass Founder and CEO John Mascarich, they make each glass by hand and using sand-blasting, which costs more than laser etching but he believes has superior results. Each glass takes an hour to make and the quality is apparent. I’ve had a set of their etched glasses for about 2 years and they look as good as the day I received them, even after many dishwasher cycles.
Having previously reviewed the other available licensed Star Trek glassware from Movies on Glass in 2020 (Starfleet Glasses and Alien Glasses), I can confirm that the glasses hold up well. My Quarks Bar pilsner glasses in color are used daily and cleaned in the dishwasher and have not faded or peeled (similar glasses that I own from local breweries have not only lost their logos, but also show a lot of scratches). Mascarich explains, “We use the highest quality materials & processes in every case. For color, for instance, our color digital printer uses Epoxy based ink – it doesn’t come off in the dishwasher! This is why we have to charge $25 for one glass as opposed to $15 charged by sellers with a cheap process where color lasts 6 months.”
You can see a video of this process here:
Of course, to really give the glasses a test drive, you have to use them, so the first drink I made in my new rocks glass was a Picard Sour, which was recently featured at the Ten Forward Experience in Los Angeles. The exact recipe wasn’t listed on the sign, so I guessed at the ratios.
I just happened to have a bottle of James T. Kirk bourbon and Chateau Picard wine (what serious Trekkie doesn’t?). And my brand new glasses were the perfect vessels for this Trek. They are heavy on the bottom and the glass is thick enough to feel sturdy in my hands. No worries about accidental shattering with washing.
Get your own personalized barware and check out the entire Star Trek collection from Movies on Glass at moviesonglass.com. And get 10% OFF any Star Trek product, using the coupon code TREKMOVIE. Comes with a 100% “I Love It” guarantee! You don’t pay if you don’t love it.