Gene Roddenberry’s Rolodex sells for $1280

Gene Roddenberry’s Rolodex sells for $1280

Kevin says:

“Thought you’d like to see this…  William Shatner’s info from Gene Roddenberry’s Rolodex (redacted for his privacy, but genuine).  The guy that bought the Rolodex (at the recent Star Trek auction) is a friend of mine here at work.  He paid a whopping $1280 for the dang thing… more than three times as much as I would have even considered.  It’s got lots of cool information in it.  I’ll share more when my friend gets brave enough to bring the whole thing to work.  He wants to put it in a clear box for display so nobody does anything foolish like sneezing on it.”

Not only was Shatner’s info in there, so was Nimoy’s, Carl Sagan’s secretary, Astronaut Walter (Wally) Schirra, his wife (Majel) mobile phone number, all the numbers to house phones at his house, many relatives (surprisingly a lot are doctors in Georgia… does that make you think or what?!) and much, much more. I’m sure most if not all of the data here is very outdated and many of the people are no longer with us that are included on the cards, but it’s cool anyway. I’m hoping to get a chance to shoot a photo of the actual Rolodex sometime, if he feels it is safe enough to bring it to work. What a treasure! My friend is considering checking out some of the numbers to see if they’re still current. Who knows…

One of Gene Roddenberry’s Rolodex Cards

(Via Boing Boing.)

Homemade Star Trek phaser

Homemade Star Trek phaser is powerful enough to pop balloons:

Where’s my away team at? Starfleet Command has discovered a planet full of vicious balloons, and Jay “Scotty” Rob has modified the classic phaser pistol from The Original Series to be able to pop ’em left and right.

Check it all out in the video above. It looks fairly harmless as he pans the beam across the room, though the balloons probably don’t think so. Well, harmless unless you go and do something silly, like aim it at your eye. (Here’s a spoiler for you: don’t do it.)

You can also check out Jayrob’s DIY guide on how to go about building your own, here.

LaserPointerForums, via

(Via DVICE.)