Product name: U.S.S. Enterprise Spatula
Price: $17.49 on ThinkGeek
Who would like this?: Trekkies with a partiality to pancakes
Your mother may have taught you not to play with your food (“It’s rude! You’ll make a mess! Your sister still has cranberries in her hair from last night!”) But she never said anything against playing with utensils in the kitchen, right?*
Nerdy novelty site ThinkGeek created a Star Trek-themed spatula that’s modeled after the famed U.S.S. Enterprise. The just-what-it-sounds-like contraption is six inches in diameter, with BPA (Bisphenol A)-free silicone and a zinc alloy metal handle.
It works just as well as any other spatula, but it doubles as a toy, so it’s perfect for any Star Trek fan with a knack for cooking. Plus, it just looks awesome.
Video: YouTube, ThinkGeek
If you’re looking for the full Trekkie dining experience, Tumblr page Food Replicator posts weekly recipes of the series’ most infamous dishes, including Bularian Canapes, Senarian Egg Broth and Seska’s Mushroom Soup. They’re easy to follow, and include ingredients you can find here on Earth, so it’s a good jumping-off point for you and your flipping machine.
Tumblr not your thing? There are also several books on the market with all the Trekkie recipes you can imagine. The Star Trek Cookbook, for one, is available for $17.96 on Amazon.
And there’s no shortage of other swag, either. ThinkGeek has a long history of selling Star Trek merchandise, ranging from pajamas to jewelry to shot glasses. You can customize your own, sweet bachelor/bachelorette pad, too, so that special someone is especially impressed when you invite him/her over for dinner.