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Alexa Skills: Turn Your Office into the Starship Enterprise

With the launch of another Star Trek series on September 24th, I’ve heard from friends and others that have been binge watching the original series as a memorial in hopes that CBS’ Star Trek: Discovery can capture that original excitement. We’ll have to wait and see for that, but I’m personally keeping my hopes up.

If you’re feeling nostalgic about the Star Trek legacy, too, Alexa has a way to help push you over the top. There’s a series of Star Trek related skills developed by a custom synthesizer and effect artist, Dr. Blankenstein. The good doctor runs a site at http://www.drblankenstein.com/, and still invents audio circuits and devices.

Dr. Blankenstein has developed and release a number of custom Alexa skills that simply emit a range of Star Trek sounds from the devices.

There’s currently nine skills available, each with its own distinctive sound to fill the room.

To get these, go here: http://amzn.to/2xqlIWW

 

Here’s what’s currently available:

Star Trek – Bridge Sounds
Captain on the bridge! This skill will play ambient science fiction spaceship bridge sounds like the ones heard on Star Trek.
Star Trek – Red Alert!
Computer, red alert! Raise shields! This skill will activate a classic science fiction spaceship / Star Trek sounding red alert klaxon.
Star Trek – Computer Sounds
Computer, run computer program! This skill will run a Starship computer program sound sequence like the ones heard on Star Trek.
Star Trek – Transporter
Beam me up! This skill will energize a classic science fiction spaceship / Star Trek Enterprise sounding transporter.
Star Trek – Turbolift
Computer, start Turbolift! With this skill you will enter and activate a classic science fiction spaceship / Star Trek sounding Turbolift.
Star Trek – Phaser Attack!
Launch Phaser Attack! Fire in the hole! This skill will fire off a few shots from a classic science fiction spaceship / Star Trek sounding phaser bank.
Star Trek – Photon Torpedoes
Launch Photon Torpedoes! Fire in the hole! This skill will fire off a few shots of a classic science fiction spaceship / Star Trek Enterprise sounding photon torpedoes blaster.
Star Trek – Tractor Beam
Launch Tractor Beam! This skill will fire off a classic science fiction spaceship / Star Trek sounding tractor beam.
Star Trek – Warp Speed!
Computer, warp speed! This skill will activate a classic science fiction spaceship / Star Trek sounding warp drive.

 


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