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Set phasers to stun! Or rewind. Or pause. You can, with the new remote control for Toshiba-brand HD-DVD players. To get one, you have to buy one of the players ($250 and up) AND the dual-format boxed set of “Star Trek: The Original Series: Season 1” (about $200, releasing Nov. 20). Live long and prosper … hopefully, lots of prosper to afford toys like these!

Star Trek remote control for Toshiba HDDVD players

Source: Philadelphia Daily NewsJump ahead to the 24th Century …It doesn’t come with any costume ray guns, but the complete series of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” starring Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner et al releases next week (Oct. 2).Can you believe it’s been 20 years since the series was resurrected? What a shock to see a Klingon on the bridge! And a ship that split in two (on purpose). Now J.J. Abrams is reimagining the original series for the big screen.List price: $455.95. Engage!

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Scott Kirchhofer
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