Adam Markovitz
May 28, 2009 AT 08:07 PM EDT

They’re dolls. In the shape of meerkats. Made of knitted yarn. Dressed up like Star Trek characters. Any questions?

Wait, I have a few. Who knits meerkats? What do meerkats have to do with Star Trek? Why was it important for the maker to note that the meerkats “wear Federation emblems (not yet a communicator)”? If the meerkat in the photo is supposedly Bones, “administering a trioxide compound to Jim Kirk who is hyperventilating after realising Uhura prefers Spock”, then why isn’t he even looking at Kirk? And why is Uhura standing idly by? I’ve read that meerkats exhibit altruistic behavior, but this sure isn’t convincing me. And where did Uhura get her little bling box? Do they have a Zales kiosk on the Enterprise?

Go ahead and leave your responses in the comments. And don’t forget to answer the biggest question of them all: Would you actually buy this?

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