Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Klingon bat'leth sword

My daughter and I are Trekkies, and she asked me for a bat'leth prop for Christmas. I made one out of wood, painted with metallic paint, with leather wrapped handles. Here are the instructions.

10 comments:

Irish Thomist said...

As a 'former' Trekkie I can appreciate this...

Also a very personal and awesome present.

[Although as it stands I am more looking forward to Star Wars next year than anything from the Star Trek universe.]

Alexander R Pruss said...

I am sad that the Star Wars movie is unlikely to cohere with the Thrawn trilogy.

Irish Thomist said...

Is the expanded universe canon anymore? I'm not a purist about my Sci-Fi (think Battlestar Galactica - oh why did they make it a series rather than three movies!). I am about Fantasy and Mythology.

Trust me now Disney own this they will milk it so expect something to appear from every orifice of the Star Wars creature. I believe a number of massive multilayer online games may have already borrowed from the expanded universe?

Irish Thomist said...

*multiplayer

Alexander R Pruss said...

Lucas has rebranded the extended universe as "Star Wars Legends", and insists that the only canon now is just the movies.

Irish Thomist said...

Just as I thought. As I say it is quite possible (and indeed already planned I imagine) that individual characters or material will be recycled in movies beyond the proposed three.

Dagmara Lizlovs said...

Now that we've all recovered from the Romulan ale on New Year's Eve :-), my greetings to you for this New Year:

Live long and prosper.

May the Force be with you.

Here is an interesting background on the Vulcan salute and greeting. It is derived from an old Judaic priestly blessing:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vulcan_salute


Irish Thomist said...

Nano Nano to you too Dagmara Lizlovs. Shame we lost Robin Williams in 2014.

Dagmara Lizlovs said...

I had a Mass said for the repose of the soul of Robin Williams. He was a victim of Lewy Body dementia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dementia_with_Lewy_bodies

Dagmara Lizlovs said...

Alex:

You need to put more stuff in your Christmas tree. :-)