No, it’s not Wednesday (sorry, Mr. Hump Day Camel), nor is it a “good day to die,” but it’s the day when the tricksters and pranksters come out to play and a few online items are of note to Star Trek fans.
ThinkGeek has come up with two entries in the “don’t we wish they existed” category for April Fools’ Day.
First up is the Rosetta Stone Learn to Speak Klingon program. Now, at last, a language of interest to Trek fans is available along with the usual French, Spanish, Chinese and such offered by the language specialists.
With Learn to Speak Klingon, Trek fans can learn the language and avoid saying “the wrong thing [that] might accidentally land you in a battle to the death.”
“You never want to find yourself in a position where you’re flipping through a copy of Introduction to Klingon Grammar, trying to sound fluent in front of a group of native speakers with photon torpedoes,” says the ad for the product. “This complete Klingon software package will enable you to express your thoughts safely and effectively in Klingon and master the conversational skills required to conduct negotiations, request medical assistance, and partake in the rich Klingon culture.”
Purchasers are promised “Live conversation sessions with native speakers (guaranteed to be from Beta Quadrant).”
Below is the advertisement for the product featuring Michael Dorn:
But if Klingon language is not your thing, how about a USS Enterprise Frisbee? The Star Trek USS Enterprise Flying Disc will surely be a hit on picnics, college campus lawns, and at Starfleet Academy.
All one has to do to sail their own personal ship is to “throw the saucer section,” because “the rest of the ship will [follow] along!”
“Each Star Trek U.S.S. Enterprise Flying Disc is pretty much just what it looks like. There’s the saucer section (made of space-age plastic) which is the part you throw (just like a regular flying disc). But the Star Trek U.S.S. Enterprise Flying Disc also has the rest of the ship attached (made of foam). The saucer section spins freely, and the secondary hull actually stabilizes and flies behind it. The result? A U.S.S. Enterprise you can easily throw and catch. The Star Trek U.S.S. Enterprise Flying Disc – it’s the most fun you can have without anti-gravity, a bottle of Saurian brandy, and four Tribbles!”
I don’t know about you, but I think that they need to make that flying disc!