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Star Trek: The Original Series first premiered on television on September 8, 1966, which means this year, 2021, is the show’s 55th anniversary. Now we can start celebrating the occasion with fun products commemorating the event. This mug from The Unemployed Philosopher’s Guild will let you transport the characters from the U.S.S. Enterprise to a new planet.
Watch as Lieutenant Nyota Uhura, Mr. Spock, Captain James T. Kirk, Mr. Spock, and Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy disappear from the Transporter Room on one side of the mug and reappear on an alien planet that looks deserted, rocky, and red. All you have to do is fill the receptacle with a hot liquid like coffee, tea, or water and let the mug do its thing.
This 14-ounce ceramic mug is about nine centimeters tall, so it’s the perfect size for your daily dose of caffeine and is microwave safe. However, it isn’t dishwasher safe, so make sure only to hand wash the cup after use, otherwise, the effect won’t function anymore.
Get your Star Trek: The Original Series Transporter Heat Changing Mug from The Unemployed Philosopher’s Guild on Amazon for just $17. Besides the mug, if you’re looking for many ways to celebrate the show’s 55th anniversary, don’t forget to start your subscription to Paramount+ to rewatch the show. You can also check out this new book about the show’s impact on mid-century modern design aesthetic, which became as iconic as the characters’ storylines.