Oh the geek in me really wants this! Well, in reality, everything on this blog is something I want (otherwise why write about it?). Live long and prosper!
Star Trek Transporter Room Bath Mat & Shower Curtain Set (from ThinkGeek) is sure to please any Trekkie or Trekker.
The curtain, 72" x 72", shows an image of the transporter room from Star Trek, The Original Series, and the bath mat, 26" in diameter, picks up again on the pad where people stand to be beamed away or back on board the Enterprise.
You can "beam" yourself into the shower by and step off the pad and behind the transporter curtain, although technology today can't give you a sonic shower as is used on the Enterprise (give it a few years, and maybe it will be invented, although I'm betting that a regular water shower will always feel more refreshing).
A couple reviews of this curtain / mat set comment that the bath mat is very small, so keep that in mind. It's only a little over 2 feet in diameter. But it coordinates well with the shower curtain! (See the image with the cat for a better sense of scale. The image is also from ThinkGeek, along with the image above).
Even if you don't want to have this curtain and mat in your bathroom all of the time, it would be great to have on hand for a Star Trek themed party. Halloween would also be a great time to have these in use!
Some of you might be big enough ST fans to want this in your bathroom all of the time. In that case, you may also be interested in checking out other Star Trek Theme Items for Bathroom and Bedroom for Federation-designed towels, bathrobes, pajamas, and slippers (choose from gold command, blue science, and red engineering / security designs).
If you prefer brighter, bolder colors than what this shower curtain shows, there's a similar Transporter Room Shower Curtain on CafePress that I bet you'll like even more.
Neither curtain is particularly cheap, in my opinion, but that's not the reason you'd get either of these, now is it? You'd buy it because of your enthusiasm for this well-loved and long-lived science fiction franchise, or you'd buy it as a gift for someone else who's a fan.
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Monday, November 24, 2014
|Rutherford-Bohr Model Atom Necklace|
The design for this pretty necklace is a stylized representation of Bohr's model of the atom that most of us learned in our general science classes. (Do you remember this from school?)
Here, the nucleus is formed from a larger stone in the middle, with three electrons orbiting around it, made up of smaller colorful stones.
Our current view of the atom is more complex than the Rutherford-Bohr model, but the simplicity of this model gives us a good basic understanding of atomic structure, which is all that most of us will ever need!
The most critical reviews of this necklace was that the silver chain wasn't very sturdy and for some it was too short. You can replace it with something longer and more durable if that's a problem for you.
|Model Atom Earrings|
This would make a great gift for science teachers or for avid science students. You can also pair it with these pretty matching earrings shown to the right.
Just in case you're not familiar with Bohr's Atomic Model (also known as the Rutherford-Bohr Model), here's a very simple review.
|Stylized Lithium Atom by Halfdan|
So why are the earrings and necklace representations of the Lithium atom? Most likely it's because this simple design is appealing to the eye and easy to recreate!
What do you think? Is this jewelry a good enough representation of the Bohr atomic model?
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Choose from the TARDIS or the 11th Doctor with accompanying sonic screwdriver, or one of his enemies, such as the Daleks or Cybermen, one of the robotic K-9 units, or the truly scary Weeping Angel monster (shown here to the left.
These ornaments will delight any Whovian, whether they're for yourself or as a gift to someone else.
Doctor Who Tardis Figural Ornament
The TARDIS (Time And Relative Dimension In Space) is one of the most iconic images from the Doctor Who universe. It is the vehicle that The Doctor uses to travel through time and space.
You might think that a space / time ship in the shape of a London police box is quite silly and impractical. Well, yes, it appears that way. But a well-maintained TARDIS has chameleon-type properties and can blend in to its surroundings. This particular TARDIS has gotten stuck in its present form due to a broken chameleon circuit. Luckily The Doctor enjoys the police box form.
The TARDIS is bigger on the inside than what it appears to be on the outside, giving The Doctor ample space for himself and his companions on their journeys.
We see the original painting in the episode "The Pandorica Opens". It shows a "Starry Night"-like painting of the TARDIS exploding as seen in Van Gogh's visions.
Luckily this vision never comes true because of The Doctor's intervention.
The ornament shown here is painted using the ancient Ne'Qwa techique, which means it is carefully and pain-stakingly painted INSIDE the ornament.
A Few More Fun Ornaments for Whovians
Here are a few more Doctor Who ornaments that you might enjoy:
- You can get the 2-ornament set of the Eleventh Doctor (as played by Matt Smith) and his sonic screwdriver
- This Red Dalek, and enemy of The Doctor, is also pretty cool (look for the yellow version if you prefer). Exterminate!
- The K-9 ornament portrays the robotic dog ("canine" = "K-9", get it?) that has appeared periodically in the Doctor Who story lines.
And three more:
- Don't blink! The Weeping Angels are the scariest of all the monsters in the series, in my opinion! They only move when you can't see them, but you have to blink sometime, right?
- This elegant blue disk (not a ball) includes the images of all the doctors up to the Eleventh (Matt Smith).
- The Cybermen are one of the most tenacious enemies of The Doctor, besides the Daleks.
Do you have a favorite Doctor Who ornament? Mine is the hand-painted Exploding TARDIS ball, followed by the Weeping Angel.