Monday, August 8, 2016
A Tribute To The Classic Star Trek Uniform
Popular Mechanics: An Ode to the Classic Star Trek Uniform
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In "Tomorrow Is Yesterday," an episode of the original Star Trek, the good ship Enterprise accidentally time warps back to 20th Century Earth. A gung-ho U.S. Air Force colonel captures our hero Captain Kirk and, upon giving him the once-over, snarls, "What is that? Is that a uniform of some kind?"
"This little thing?" replies a coy William Shatner. "Something I slipped on."
Actually, it was a lot more.
In today's over-the-top world of fantasy entertainment, where everyone from Batman on down wears self-conscious, rubbery body armor, there is something reassuringly relaxed and classic about the original Star Trek uniform. Trekkies still embrace that quality as the 50th anniversary of the premiere of their beloved NBC series approaches on September 8.
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CSN Editor: I loved those mini-skirts.