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115. 2023 The Hand of Apollo

Star Trek™ The Hand of Apollo Ornament

Regular price $29.99

Available July 15, 2023

Product Details

Stardate 3468.1—Near the planet Pollux III, the “U.S.S. Enterprise” is held dead in space by a massive energy field shaped as a human hand. Captain Kirk and the Enterprise crew find themselves captives of a being who claims to be the Greek god Apollo. This Christmas tree ornament depicts the iconic opening scene from the original “Star Trek” series episode “Who Mourns for Adonais?” For an otherworldly display, insert the bulb of a standard miniature light string through the rubber grommet on the ornament to create a special lighting effect.

  • Key Features: Attaches to a light string for optional lighting effect.
  • Additional Details: Artist crafted by Jake Angell. Plastic Christmas tree ornament.
  • Includes: One 2023 Keepsake Ornament in gift box for easy gift giving, preservation and storage.
  • Size Approx.: 3.88 x 1.96 x 5.57

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Artist Inspirations: The Hand of Apollo (2023)

On 31 August 2006, CBS Paramount Television announced that, in celebration of its 40th anniversary, Star Trek: The Original Series would return to broadcast syndication for the first time in sixteen years. Each of the series’ 79 episodes were digitally remastered to 1080p HD video, and DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 Surround audio standards, with all newly (re-)created visual effects and music. The opening theme was re-recorded in digital stereo with new vocals by Elin Carlson, and William Shatner’s opening monologue was remastered from the original elements. Most notably, though, many of the visual effects were recreated using CGI by CBS Digital. The new CGI Enterprise was based on the exact measurements, originally taken by Gary Kerr, of the original model, which is on display in the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

Memory Alpha
Left: Original special effects. Airdate: 9.27.67.
Right: Remastered special effects. Airdate: 1.12.08

It appears The Hand of Apollo is the first Hallmark ornament to take its inspiration from a remastered Star Trek episode.

Left: “Who Mourns for Adonais?” Star Trek: The Original Series: Season 2, Episode 2
Right: 2023 The Hand of Apollo Hallmark ornament

2023 Hallmark Star Trek Ornament Lineup! *UPDATED*

2023 brings us a whopping FIVE Star Trek products from Hallmark! Lower Decks becomes the 10th series in the Star Trek franchise with an ornament with a 2-pack of Badgeys. We also get a fantastic likeness of Picard and Scotty from the iconic Next Generation episode “Relics”. A new U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 table decoration that is reminiscent of the Enterprise Storyteller Tree Topper. We learned the previously announced Data and Spot ornament is officially called Data’s Ode to Spot. And finally, we have The Hand of Apollo ornament, a fantastic looking ornament that a bulb from a light strand can be inserted into to make a glowing effect. UPDATE: It is confirmed this is not just the hand but the Enterprise and the hand.

Hallmark’s Star Trek line has concentrated on the Storytellers series for the last three years and in 2023 we seem to have had an explosion of exciting ideas and designs!

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114. Data’s Ode to Spot
Star Trek: The Next Generation
July 2023
Hear dialogue from the show!

115. The Hand of Apollo
Star Trek: The Original Series
July 2023
Attaches to a light string.

116. “Relics”
Star Trek: The Next Generation
October 2023
Hear dialogue from the episode!

117. Star Trek U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 Tabletop
Star Trek: The Original Series
October 2023
Lights up and plays sound effects, including dialogue from Star Trek: The Original Series.

118. Badgey (Set of 2)
Star Trek: Lower Decks
October 2023

2023 Hallmark Star Trek Miniature Ornaments!