March 19, 2009
Getting Their Kirk On (THOMAS VINCIGUERRA, 3/19/09, NY Times)
Serious Trekkies have long fashioned copies of their favorite costumes and props, and, back in the ’70s and ’80s, a few even put together homemade knockoffs of the captain’s chair, using reference materials like the “Starfleet Technical Manual” and “U.S.S. Enterprise Bridge Blueprints.”
But lately fans like Mr. Veazie have been building or buying more sophisticated versions of the command module from which James T. Kirk, played by William Shatner, ordered “Ahead, warp factor six.” Moreover, they are making them the centerpiece of their homes, thus conquering what is for them a final frontier of domestic décor.
Posted by Orrin Judd at March 19, 2009 6:44 AM
...what's really troubling is their Ayn Rand blow-up dolls.