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The Struggles Of Red-Shirts Aren’t Limited To “Star Trek”

, , , | Right | February 10, 2022

I worked at a superstore where we wore red shirts with tan pants. We often had customers approach us when we were off the clock — trying to buy food for lunch, shopping after work, etc.

Management told us to wear another shirt under our red shirts to avoid this; it never helped.

I once had someone yelling at me to help them while I had a cart full of stuff and my purse as I was buying stuff after my shift.

23 Hilarious Stories That Boldly Go Where No One Has Been Before – Happy Star Trek Day!

| Right | September 8, 2020

Dear readers,

On September 8th, 1966, NBC debuted a risky new show billed as a “wagon train to the stars” in an age where westerns and police procedurals were all the rage on network television. You don’t need to do a Vulcan mind-meld to know that the show in question, was Star Trek, and many decades later it still holds such a sway on western pop culture that it’s responsible for common phrases (set phasers to stun!), invented letter-writing campaigns to save canceled shows, and even an emoji 🖖 !

In celebration of the anniversary of such an iconic franchise, we’ve retrieved 23 classic stories from Memory Alpha about the trekkiest of Trekkies. We hope you live long and prosper, after enjoying this collection!

 

But It Does Have A Heisenberg Compensator – Make sure your PC wasn’t made on Romulus before you buy it.

Hailing Frequencies Open But Nobody’s Home – Be scared if this guy wants to buy a phaser.

Star Trek Names: The Next Generation – Our money is on K’Ehleyr.

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About To Start A Star Trek War, Part 5

, , , , , | Working | April 27, 2018

(My husband and one of his coworkers have to go to DC for a special training course. During their downtime, they go to the Smithsonian. As they’re leaving, my husband stops by the gift shop to pick up a souvenir for me. He finds a pizza cutter that looks like the USS Enterprise and decides to buy it.)

Husband: “[Coworker], look!” *holds up pizza cutter* “Isn’t this cool? My wife is going to love this.”

Coworker: *confused* “But I thought you guys liked Star Wars?”

Husband: “Though she prefers Star Trek and I prefer Star Wars, we like both.”

Coworker: *shocked* “That’s heresy! You’re not supposed to like BOTH!”

(He said she persisted with, “You can’t like both! You’re not supposed to like both!” until they got back to the hotel and went to their rooms. When he relayed the story to me, we both had a good laugh about it. I’ll never understand people who don’t believe that you can like both franchises.)

Related:
About To Start A Star Trek War, Part 4
About To Start A Star Trek War, Part 3
About To Start A Star Trek War, Part 2

The Terrible Star Trek Twos

| Romantic | September 20, 2016

(We have a toddler whose middle name is Tiberius.)

Husband: “If we ever have another boy, we should name him James. Leonard James.”

Me: “That’s actually not too bad. I like the name.”

Husband: “And then if we have ANOTHER boy, we can name him Kirk.”

Me: “I don’t really like the name Kirk.”

Husband: “No, you don’t understand. We have to name him Kirk.”

Me: “Wait…”

Husband: “So then we could have James Tiberius Kirk! And then if I become an officer and get to the rank of captain in the army, we could be Captain James Tiberius Kirk!”

About To Start A Star Trek War, Part 4

| Friendly | September 3, 2016

(It’s the night of the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Naturally, there’s a large number of people dressed up like Star Wars characters. I then notice someone dressed up like one of the crew from Star Trek: The Next Generation.)

Me: “You, sir, are a very brave man.”