Saturday, September 15, 2007

Funerals - the Final Frontier: Casket Maker licenses Star Trek products

Eternal Image says they design "Brand name funerary products that celebrate the passions of life," and those passions apparently include Star Trek. Today they announced an agreement to design, manufacture and market a line of Star Trek branded funeral products.

From their press release:
"After launching our company in 2006 with sports, collectible, religious and pet branded items, the agreement provides us with a tremendous opportunity to enter the entertainment industry category with an extremely popular and well-loved brand," said Clint Mytych, CEO Eternal Image.

"These licensed-image Star Trek products offer true fans a unique expression of their commitment to the franchise. For many years fans have asked for these types of products - or made their own - and we believe the Star Trek audience will embrace the idea which will create a very strong demand," added Mytych.

They have already started designing products and expect to ship urns and caskets by late this year. If that's the case, I would hope (expect?) to see a photon torpedo type casket, a la Spock's casket in Star Trek II (pictured above).


Anonymous said...

Cool I always wanted to be placed in Spocks casket and launched into space upon my dying day.

thisistheone said...

so does it blast of into space once you're in it?

Anonymous said...

Yeah I'd always wanted to be in a photon torpedo! said...

It can't work as a matter of fact, that is what I consider.