Nerd memorabilia has become a huge industry and nothing says “Merry Christmas” to a true Trekkie like a Spock Christmas tree ornament. The new decoration from Hallmark may have taken things one step forward by memorialising Spock’s death by radiation poisoning into a battery-operated tree hanging.
For anyone who doesn't recall it, one of the most critical moments in Star Trek history was the sore death situation that Spock entered himself into, in order to save his ship’s crew, in Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan, released in 1982.
Thankfully, the Enterprise was able to escape , but Captain Kirk discovers Spock injured and in a crucial state from the intense radiation poisoning taking over his body. Spock explains that his sacrifice was necessary in order to save the rest of the crew. and Cue's words remain indelible in our memory: “The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.”
The ornament is also battery operated and plays a recording of Spock’s typically Vulcan and you can buy yours directly from the Hallmark website for $US29.95.