Trek or Treat? Halloween for Star Trek fans

As we approach Halloween, there are plenty of things a Star Trek fan can do to get into the spirit of the spooky season.

Pumpkin Carving

It wouldn’t be Halloween without a bit of pumpkin carving! And what better way of showing how much of a Trek fan you are than by showing off your etching skills with a picture of the Enterprise, your favourite Andorian, maybe, or as shown here, a TOS Delta shield. And don’t forget to roast your pumpkin seeds with a sprinkle of Paprika when you’re done, and sit back and admire your handy-work.

Zombie Cookies – “He’s (un)dead, Jim”

How about making yourself some fun zombie cookies, and as a wicked twist, give them all an ill fated redshirt! Gruesomely good.

Giant Skeleton Cosplay

You could also recreate the appearance of the giant Spock skeleton in the Lower Decks season 2 episode “Kayshon, His Eyes Open“ with your very own full-sized skeleton for some Trek-appropriate cosplay. Shown here both as a proud Chat Pack member (with retro Defiant CD player, of course) and also sporting this season’s latest USS Cerritos athletic-wear.

Fright Night TV

Although Star Trek isn’t widely known for its scary episodes, that isn’t to say there aren’t some creepier episodes for you to watch this festive season.

One of the most traditionally halloweenie of them all has to the ENT episode “Impuse” where the Enterprise crew face a ship full of actual zombie Vulcans (yes, zombies!)! It doesn’t get spookier than that!

But there are also others, such as ENT “Dead Stop” which harks back to the chilling 2001: A Space Odyssey with its sinister AI system. Or you could also try DS9’s “Empok Nor”, an Alien-esq episode where an away-team find themselves hunted, one by one, by elusive drug-enhanced Cardassian soldiers.

Creepy Cocktails

And to complete your evening, a cocktail is certainly in order, and the new Star Trek cocktail book from Eaglemoss has plenty of terrifyingly terrific beverages for you to choose from. You can’t beat the Spock’s Slipper for a gloriously grotesque looking green cocktail. Add some dry ice if you can for that extra macabre effect.

Happy Halloween!

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