“of my friend I can only say this… of all the souls I have encountered on my travels, his was the most… human…”

Star Trek fans will recognise the above line delivered in a moment of Serious and Emotional Acting by that great thespian of our age, William Shatner, at Spock’s funeral service at the end of Star Trek II: the Wrath of Khan. Well, guess what? Now you too can enjoy eternal rest in a coffin – oh, I do beg the pardon of funerary folks, I meant casket – designed after Spock’s burial tube (formerly a photon torpedo casing). Eternal Image – ‘brand name funerary products that celebrate the passions of life’ offer this or if you are a Trek fan who plans to be cremated rather than interred when you go beyond the Final Frontier you can have an urn shaped after the design on the flag of the United Federation of Planets. I wonder if you can have a tombstone shape like a Starfleet emblem to go with it?

I don’t know whether to laugh or shake my head in disbelief… What next? A theme park for the deceased where your dearly departed are sealed into their caskets or urns then placed onto a variety of their favourite rides for all eternity? And if some rich loony does decide to do that I want royalties on it! (link via Boing Boing)