Cue a spaceship-shaped casket, Spock ears
for the congregation and an elegy from the vicar which begins "Star Date: 2002" in the manner of Captain Kirk's trademark opening monologues on the long-running sci-fi show.
Previously a trend coined as "Spocking" had Canadians drawing Spock ears
and attire on some of their most famous and celebrated faces such as Canada's first Francophone prime minister Wilfrid Laurier.
I was back on the streets of Liverpool circa 60 years ago.
I bought my pal a pair of Star Fleet cufflinks, some Spock ears
and a Captain's shirt from the original series.
The Highlights event - organised by American specialist Julien's Auctions - also includes a pair of Spock ears
, worn by actor Leonard Nimoy in his famous Star Trek role.
We had loads of people coming in with their Spock ears
and big guns; people were even talking in Klingon - they were taking it very seriously
We have had hundreds of telephone calls and people coming in for Spock ears
and we don't have any left.
A blue carpet, smoke machines and fans wearing Spock ears
added to the space-like effect.
But this isn't about a bunch of geeks in Spock ears
hovering around the VR booth at some sci-fi convention.
This year, an expanded film festival, the Best of the Best Film Fest, affords you the chance to don Spock ears
and watch the first episode of "Star Trek" in honor of the show's 40th anniversary.
Bake Shop Galactica: IDDBA moon bakers will be serving up astrodonuts, black holes, Spock ears
, flying saucers, wookie cookies, cosmic cookies, Galaxy space cakes, moon pies, sun spots, Winged Mercury muffins, Venus deMallows, scone clones, asteroid bars, Starbuck nut cakes, Mars bars, and no-gravity 4-ounce pound cakes.
He had his Spock ears
on, so he must have been making a final lab check before leaving for the convention.
Everywhere you venture there are people sporting Spock ears
, Tasha Yar skintight outfits and Captain Kirk costumes But this isn't a movie set.
Assimilationists criticize drag queens and bare-breasted lesbians in the gay-pride parades for feeding homophobic stereotypes, just as fans are embarrassed by the pervasive images of pimple-faced geeks in Starfleet uniforms and rubber Spock ears