‘Star Trek’ Writer D.C. Fontana Dies at 80

Dorothy Catherine Fontana, a writer on the original ‘Star Trek‘ series who had a long association with the franchise, died Dec. 2. She was 80.

Fontana’s death was confirmed by the official ‘Star Trek’ website, which described her as “the legendary writer who brought many of ‘Star Trek’s’ greatest episodes to life.”

Shatner’s Toupee Blog, 2009 – 2016

The evolution of William Shatner’s toupees, from the mid-late 1950s to today. With many other directly and indirectly related articles.

“And while in my lifetime I’ve seen science make extraordinary inroads into solving the most complex questions of life, after all this time I admit that I am thrilled that there are some things that forever will remain a mystery. For example, do I wear a toupee?”

-William Shatner, Up Till Now: An Autobiography

A tent that looks like a Star Trek shuttlecraft for all your camping missions

By Inigo del Castillo, Lost At E Minor

Canadian designer Dave Delisle, of Dave’s Geeky Ideas, has come up with a concept tent that resembles a Star Trek Federation shuttlecraft. 

The two-person tent, though not able to travel to other galaxies, allows Trekkies to go on their ‘away missions’.

It features a hull that looks like the real spacecraft, with an entrance at the back. When you want to stow it away, the tent can easily fit inside one of its thrusters.

And though some would say Star Trek and camping are hardly synonymous, Delisle begs to differ. 

“It’s not such a far-fetched idea,” he said. “Star Trek V began with Kirk, Spock, and McCoy camping in the great outdoors.”

You can find out more about Dave Delisle and his work here.

Via Laughing Squid