Nostalgia can be a wonderful thing when enjoyed in small doses. So enjoy this Hallmark Christmas commercial featuring even more Star Trek ornaments.
Hallmark and Star Trek surprisingly go well together for the Christmas season. Back in the early ’90s, the two brands were interwoven. Hallmark needed new ornaments to sell to customers every year, while Star Trek was looking at getting more merchandise out there during their boom-period. That led to the two namesakes combining for some good old fashion nostalgia.
The Hallmark commercials of yester-year were everywhere and for good reason. They appealed to everyone from kids to grandparents. So you’d be lucky to be on a channel that didn’t feature them running non-stop from Thanksgiving to Christmas. Be it Nickelodeon, The Weather Channel, CNN, or ESPN, these commercials were hard to ignore.
While Hallmark still makes Star Trek ornaments, gone are the cool commercials that featured cast members from the show. These gems were amazing, showcasing not just the ornament but often times secondary characters that never got enough screen time on their series.
The first one up features nurse Alyssa Ogawa (played by Patti Yasutake), ordering her very own Enterprise-D from the replicator, only to be told that the real Enterprise-D ornament can only be found at Hallmark.
The second commercial sees Romulans beaming up Hallmark employee, demanding to know where she got her Warbird ornament that Hallmark is selling. We’ll give you one place where she told them it could be found.
The last one featured Gowron (played by Robert O’Reily) celebrating a successful outing with his fellow Klingons and gifting them a Bird of Prey for their hard work. Two of the blood-thirsty Klingons even suggest going and getting Gowron a thank-you-card from Hallmark, to return the kind gesture. Only Hallmark could make Klingons not so scary.
The commercials are a slice of the ’90s and are some of the most interesting things you can find that are Star Trek related during Christmas. We hope you had a wonderful holiday. Merry Christmas!