08 November 2009

A long time ago...in a garage far, far away

Someone sent me a pic of this car:

'I used to bullseye womp-rats in my Honda back home. They're not much bigger than two meters.'

...and I can't decide if these are the ultimate in cool car customization, or the last word in sci-fi geekdom! You decide.

'Red Five, standing by. And no, I won't help you move.'

'FOR SALE-'25 Landspeeder. Low kilometers. One owner. Like new inside. Must sell-owner needs money to hire a ship to go to Alderaan. Call 825-12-12-544-25251.'

'OK, Mister 'Jedi Master'. Do you know how fast you were going? I'll need to see your license and registration.'

'Driving a Chevy ain't like dusting crops, boy. You could drive too close to the median barrier or get too close to an overloaded garbage truck, and that'd end your trip real quick!'

Of course, Star Wars wasn't the only inspiration for customization:

"Fleeing from the Cylon tyranny the last battlestar, Galactica, leads a rag tag fugitive fleet on a lonely quest. A shining planet known as Earth. Where the remnants of the Twelve Colonies will move to the suburbs."

And of course, Star Trek has inspired a few creations as well.

This, I understand, is the concept interior for the Nissan Terranaut. I don't suppose it will end up anything like this when it's all done.  But I'm reminded of the interior...

... of the interior of the Danube class runabouts from Deep Space Nine.

KIRK: 'The crew of the RV will consist of-myself, Commander Spock, Dr. McCoy...and Ensign Redshirt!'

'Captain's log, stardate 9871.2. Our 'cross-picture' rendezvous with Lone Starr from 'Spaceballs' is proceeding according to plan...'

'Unfair! I get a D+ in Quantum Field Tensor class at the Academy, and Jim Kirk gets a C-. He gets command of a starship, and I drive a Prius from the motor pool.'

What say you? Uber-cool? Or Ultra-Geek?

yankeedog out.


  1. I think some peoples OC disorder is not a hidden thing. I can't see these on the cool wall anytime soon.

  2. Yeah definately geek.

    But that doesn't mean that they don't enrich the world!

  3. They were all cool except for the Prius. Funny that.
    Who wouldn't snap up any of the others going cheap ?

  4. Definately Ultra-Geek. But I want a Nissan Terranaut when it comes out.

  5. Bangar-Yeah-but I do respect the amount of work put in to some of these vehicles, especially the Star Wars Honda.

    Naut-'Geek' is starting to be the trend here.

    Drej-There are a couple of these beasts I'd buy. Guess I'm living in the 'Geek' camp!

    Al-I'm not sure what the Terranaut is, but it looks like it should be able to go into orbit.

  6. Seeing the one from Battlestar Galactica, I only have one thought:

    Thank God for Homeowner's Associations.

    I have a hard time believing that I could sell my house if this nerd was my neighbor.

    Best caption: The one with the pickup truck. And peopleofwalmart.com often shows oddball trucks like that.

  7. Steve-I'm a sci-fi buff myself and have no problem with it. That said, I wouldn't want to do this with my family vehicle.

    Trust me, I'd rather live with someone who had a car done up like a Colonial Viper than live next to the Bumpas's. I already did my time with that lot.