Stuck on Star Trek is more fun than beaming thousands of Tribbles on board a Klingon battle cruiser! Or, perhaps, my inner-child is much easier to entertain than I previously thought. Either way, Stuck on Star Trek will allow you and your child to recreate — or create new — episodes from Star Trek: The Original Series.
Included in this book are 10 backgrounds and more than 70 “Kling-on” stickers. (Don’t toss Tribbles at me for the Klingon pun. I didn’t write it. It’s on the cover of the book.) OK, if you do decide to toss Tribbles at me, there are plenty of them in this book. In fact, 38 of the stickers are Tribbles. Bonus? One of the 10 scenes is of the bar in the classic episode The Trouble With Tribbles. I have a soft spot for Tribbles. I mean, I own Tribble slippers that purr when you walk and have accumulated enough Tribbles to have a Tribble tank, instead of a fish tank for my ready room.
Aside from The Trouble With Tribbles, the backgrounds include the main bridge, a scene from The City on the Edge of Forever, the transporter room, a scene from The Devil in the Dark, a scene from Arena, main engineering, a scene from The Return of the Archons, sickbay and Captain Kirk’s quarters. Each scene is printed on heavy-duty cardboard.
The stickers are a lot of fun, and not just because of the copious amounts of Tribbles. (Am I obsessed?) Not only are there stickers of Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Uhura, Chekov, Sulu, Scotty and a redshirt, but there are stickers of a Romulan, a Klingon and a Gorn. Plus, you can dress Kirk and Spock in outfits from The City on the Edge of Forever and The Return of the Archons. But, they didn’t stop there. Also included are phasers, tricorders, Uhura’s ear piece, Sulu’s sword, communicators, hyposprays and hyperspanners. Plus, there are some of our favorite quotes, such as, “Fascinating,” “Most illogical,” “Enterprise, come in,” “I’m a doctor, Jim!” Finally, there are stickers of a Romulan bird-of-prey, the Enterprise and a Klingon battle cruiser with stickers for sound effects.
The only downside to having stickers of these ships is that there is not a single space scene. C’mon! How am I to recreate a scene exclaiming, “There are Klingons off the starboard bow!” without a space scene? If I had my own transporter, I know exactly what I’d be doing with all those Tribbles.
The stickers can be a little bit tricky to both remove and to replace on their sheets. First, the sheets are made of pretty flimsy paper. The stickers are more durable than the sort I had when I was child. However, if you are not careful removing them from the paper backing, you risk creasing the paper, or, worse, the paper will peel off with the sticker. I’ve given up on trying to get them situated back to their original places, much to the annoyance of my OCD personality. When I am finished playing for the day, whatever stickers are no longer in use, I adhere them to an unused scene.
But, of course, the best thing about Stuck on Star Trek is that you and your child can create your own episodes of Star Trek. You know, episodes like the time Captain Kirk went on an away mission, leaving a redshirt in command of the ship. Then, a Romulan, a Klingon, a Gorn, and Tribbles took over the ship.
Another bonus: The back cover of the book folds out to become a handy-dandy display stand. So, once you and your child have carefully recreated your favorite scene, or perhaps crafted a whole new original episode, you can easily display it proudly.
You can purchase Stuck on Star Trek here.