Starships, space ships, and the like are a staple of the Star Trek franchise, but they’re not the only thing you’ll find in Star Trek ice cream.
The makers behind Astronauts Ice Cream are now hoping to make that a reality, and they’ve partnered with the brand Stricklands for a new line of ice cream flavors.
Star Trek, as you may recall, is based on the fictional space station where the franchise’s original series took place.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the series’ release, StarTrek.com caught up with StarTreak.com editor-in-chief Matt Fraction to find out what’s in store for the brand and what fans can expect to see next.
The brand Stracklands started out in the U.K. with ice cream bars made with a variety of Star Trek characters, including Commander William Riker, Captain Kathryn Janeway, Lieutenant Commander Data, and Admiral James T. Kirk.
They recently launched their first line of frozen ice cream in the United States, and now, after months of pre-production and testing, they’ve released a line of “strickland” flavors.
“Strickland is an exciting new direction for StarTreks ice cream and we’re excited to bring it to the U!,” the company said in a press release.
“StarTrek fans know the brand for its iconic and iconic ice cream brand Strickerlands, but Strickland also has its roots in the space program.”
StarTreax fans will be able to pick up the Stricklanders line of StarTrekkys ice cream for the first time on March 1, when it becomes available at a select number of specialty stores across the U, the U-K, and Australia.
The Strick Lands line of flavors is similar to what you’ll be able see in the upcoming Star Trek Beyond movie.
StarTreks.com: What made you decide to make Strick lands the first frozen ice creams in the States?
Matt Fract: Strick Land was born out of the desire to bring Star Trek back to life.
We felt like it was a perfect fit to bring the brand back to the American marketplace and the U., and we couldn’t be more thrilled.
I was the executive producer on the first Star Trek film, Star Trek Into Darkness, and it was an amazing experience.
We all loved Star Trek.
We were a fan-base that just loved Star Wars.
We had so many Star Trek fans in the office, and I had to be the one to get the ball rolling.
We created StrickLand in just a couple of weeks and it blew up.
It really became our own little Star Trek empire.
Starships is a really cool name for the ice cream so we’ve been trying to stay true to that.
Star Trek is one of my favorite franchises of all time.
I love the original series, and Star Trek is something that really defines who I am as a person.
We’re trying to create a brand that represents the fans of Star Wars and Star Wars fans.
It’s not just a Star Wars flavor.
It doesn’t just have a name, but it has the people behind it and the characters that are in the universe.
It has that essence that’s very unique to Star Trek and it really resonates with the fans.
I wanted to create something that resonates, and then it just became the best place to bring that flavor to life, and we did.
I think the Stricks are just the perfect example of the brand we’re building.
We have a huge fan base in the states, and there’s this huge following in the US.
People love Star Trek so much, and people love the brand, so we wanted to bring our brand to the next level and create a new Star Trek experience.
The Strickles are going to be available in the next couple of months at a few different specialty stores.
So what’s your favorite Stricklander flavor?
Matt: Strickerlanders is my absolute favorite, and that’s just because it’s so authentic.
We’ve been eating it for over a year and a half, and to see that it’s coming out in a new flavor is incredible.
I’ve never been as excited about a flavor in my life as I am about this one.
I’m excited to see what fans come up with.
Starfleet, it’s a lot of fun, too, to be honest.
It gets my kids out to Star Tours and it gets my wife to be out in space, too.
It is the coolest thing.