Does not come with Alfa 177 Canine
Let's chat about "The Enemy Within" from Star Trek: The Original Series. Everybody focuses on the dog. Or how Other Kirk treats Yeoman Rand. But we're here to remember Mister Sulu's situation: with Alfa 177 headed for 120° below zero, he and the landing party are stuck on the planet with nothing but blankets, phasers, and rocks. So you know what we're in for: huddling under blankets next to rocks superheated by phasers.
And while rocks can hold heat for a while which is what makes hot stone massage so relaxing, in our own attempts we haven't managed to make one hot enough to glow. But we do have the next best thing: a "rock" that glows when you point a "phaser" at it.
It's a rock-shaped shell with an LED inside that comes with an I/R remote shaped like a Type-1 phaser. What that means is that in Survival mode, you can fire your phaser at this rock and it will glow red. Not hot. You'll have to use your imagination there. And as soon as you stop firing, it dims. Just like on the show.
But wait. There's more. We predict the Atmosphere mode will make you say, "Oh my!" With five different settings, you can choose to have your rock glow one color, cycle through colors, glow with maximum brightness, or dim over a period of ten minutes to allow you to drift peacefully off to sleep and have sweet dreams of boldly going where no one has gone before.
- Star Trek TOS Phaser-Controlled Rock Mood Light
Officially-licensed Star Trek: The Original Series merchandise
An SDCC ThinkGeek exclusive from our friends at The Wand Company
Hand-painted "rock" modeled after the effects seen on Alfa 177 in "The Enemy Within"
Two modes: Survival (which "heats" the rock) and Atmosphere (which turns it into a light show)
Remote looks like the Type-1 phaser from the first season of TOS
In Survival mode, pressing and holding the remote's trigger makes phaser firing sounds and imparts a red glow to the rock (as if you're heating it)
Glow dims once you release the trigger
In Atmosphere mode, rock can
- Glow one of 7 colors
Cycle through the colors slowly
Cycle through the colors quickly
Glow with warm light at maximum brightness
Dim slowly over a period of 10 minutes
Atmosphere mode can be controlled via phaser remote or buttons on the bottom of the rock
Maximum I/R Distance: 10 ft.
Materials: ABS Plastic
Care Instructions: Dust with a damp cloth
Batteries: 2 AAA for remote + 4 AA batteries or USB power for rock
Dimensions: 7.3" tall x 6.7" wide x 6.3" deep
Weight: 1 lb. rock (with batteries)
Includes specimen rock sample, phaser replica remote, Starfleet standard issue Emergency survival blanket, USB charging cable, and manual
For indoor use only