Throw to the Final Frontier with the U.S.S. Enterprise Flying Disc
Make it so! A disc shaped like the flagship of the United Federation of Planets?!?! And it actually flies?!?!? How can any fan of Star Trek not want this? (And yes all of you die-hards out there--of which I am one--I know that "Make it so" is Picard, not Kirk).
So I have to wonder: How does this work? It seems like there would be some serious drag, not to mention just plain floppiness due to the design. It should look sort of like just throwing a brick. But watch this insanely funny video that proves that the design works:
Never let the red shirt play.
It's a neat idea. The disc, made of plastic, spins while the rest of the "ship," made of light-weight foam, acts as a stablizer and doesn't hinder the flight of the Enterprise. ThinkGeek did a great job with this idea.
I would love to see an entire Federation fleet of flyinig discs. I suspect the 1701-D, with its larger disc area, would make for quite a nice "throwing machine."
The next design premiered in Star Trek: First Contact. It might not work so well in the back yard as the disc is sort'a fused to the hull due to it being more of a warship. Thanks a lot stupid Borg. Take a look:
I suspect this thing would flop down to the ground and break into multiple pieces. At least it kicked some ass when those undead cyborgs attempted a time-travel attack against Earth. So what if it wouldn't be able to float across a back yard. At least it saved humanity.
And Voyager... not even a disc. Cool looking ship, but as a yard toy I suspect it would not work. Somebody out there prove me wrong.
Again, like the Enterprise E, I see an interstellar catastrophe when throwing this. But... with all of these I see glider material! And do they exist? In a fashion--check this out:
Pretty neat--but it doesn't look like it would cross the galaxy of the back yard.
So...You can explore the Final Frontier with your own U.S.S. Enterprise Flying Disc by going to ThinkGeek! And it's only 25 bucks!!! Make it so!
Images of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: First Contact, and Star Trek: Voyager courtesy of Paramount Pictures. Video of the Enterprise Flying Disc courtesy of ThinkGeek. Video of way cool little paper Enterprise Courtesy of taoistflyer.