This family boldly goes where no other family has gone before.
(submitted by Robert)
Oh my gosh, the mother was my college roommate! My jaw dropped when I saw someone I know posted under “awkward photos”. She had told me their family picture was Star Trek theme, and she had made the costumes, but I hadn’t seen the picture. I see Alex posted. Great to hear an update about the kids.
Thanks for finally writing about > The Final Frontier
Begs the question: What happened to red shirt?
kudos to standing out & being you!! What works works with kids, etc. Be proud!
PS I giggled when I saw the red. I know…I’m lame like that.
frankly… i’d love to take a family photo like this… y’know when i’m old enough and actually have a family… thank you for posting this, my night just got that much better
Based on the history of the red shirts in Star Treck, I’m guessing I know which kid is the least loved.
Haha! Too true! The red shirt was always a dead give-away…
I am the father in this photo. I raised my children on Star Trek because it taught great lessons. I think it worked. Two of the young men are now in the USA defense industry and build state of the art weapons that protect our wonderful nation. Third son is deeply into building computers. Daughter is a math teacher and mother of several little Trekies. I retired after a long career which included assisting Veterans from several wars. Live long and prosper.
I’m a fellow Trekkie, Alejandro, who raised his kids on Star Trek. They are not graduated yet, but are pacifists, and always seek peaceful solutions to any conflicts they encounter. I think they learned from Star Trek, too, but somehow in a different way than your unfortunate weapons merchants did.
Didn’t you ever watch the show? They were a military crew of a military ship.
I agree with Dave, i quote: “They were a military crew of a military ship”.
Alejandro Longoria, great pic!!!!
No Enterprise is a sience wessel…
Joel, it was a good thing they weren’t pacifists or the Klingons would have ended the show in less than a year.
Great job Alejandro! May all your Trekies live long and continue to prosper!
Alejandro raised his sons well; I know them as coworkers. Yes, I am another “unfortunate weapons merchant”, as Joel so unfortunately (but ignorantly) stated.
The company we work for makes state-of-the-art communications and data transmission equipment that has protected and saved the lives of hundreds, if not thousands, of our fellow citizen-soldiers, as well as protected your borders, assisted in fighting natural disasters (including forest fires, typhoons, droughts, and so on), and helped monitor the world’s “bad guys” to ensure that all of us, whether we be pacifists or “weapons merchants” can live in a peaceful world.
All of us thank you for helping protect the us, much like the crew of the Enterprise
Ah poor guy in the red V.V I feal bad.
This is not AWKWARD, It’s Awesome….
Agreed! This is too cool!
Mama would have totally upgraded the awesomeness if she had dressed as Laxwana(sp?) Troi. Fifth House, Represent!
I would LOVE it if my family did this!!!!!!!!!!! It would be EPIC!!!!!!!!!! XD
I agree, and now I am going to try to find Star Trek uniforms so my family can do this. Best family portrait EVER!
Omg me too!! I think this is pretty epic.
How can anything not look good on Patrick Stewart?
I have to agree. Patrick Stewart could make anything look awesome!
My brother would do this to his family, if he had one.
LOL are we related? My brother would do this too! (And you posted your comment on his birthday – spooky!)
Not trying to be a tool or jerk, but so many people are posting about the red shirt. These uniforms are from the Next Generation era where security wore the gold uniforms. The “red shirt=death” assumption only applied to the Original Series. If anyone is in danger of not returning from the photographer’s studio alive, it’s the guy on the floor.
More likely the little kid would die. Kid on floor is a LT. Commander and therefore too important to the show to kill off
I agree–I was going to post the exact same thing.
Live long and be awkward.
XD So winning. I love that. The red man stands alone. Expendability. Guess who’s not coming back from the newly discovered and unchartered planet.
Looks like they didn’t have enough com-badges.
I guess Mom and Dad don’t like middle son too much–they made him wear the red shirt…
omg…i should see this pic sooner.haha made my day.
Feel like such a nerd for correcting…but it’s funny how people know the “Red shirts die first” meme, but not that these folks are wearing TNG outfits…where red is Security and Commanders =p If red shirts died first in TNG, there would be one hell of a turnover for commanders and security teams =p
Red shirts were also security in the original series, as well as those in the engine room. Pretty sure it was security, in fact, that often wound up dead.
Why does everything have to be called a “meme” these days?
Security wore gold in TNG. This was done specifically to get away from the red-shirt curse.
Yup, what Tim said!
nice family photo!
The one in red (on the Next Generation) was the commander. So why is a kid wearing it? C’mon dad…get control of your ship
Is Mom supposed to be Deanna Troy?
Probably Lwaxana. I think the daughter is Deanna
I was thinking beverly crusher, lol.
The dad really looks happy like it is one of those small victories dads seldom earn. He is not just happy, but like now I can die happy-happy.
I am impressed that they all bought in totally. Not one of them said, “uh uh. no way. not doing the Star Trek family photo..”
how do you know there isn’t another teenager who bailed?
I think we’ve seen in plenty of instances that refusing to dress the part doesn’t excuse them from family photo time.
I wonder what they are trying to say to the one in the red…poor kid.
wasnt the odd one in color always the one that never made it back from the missions?
Haha! This might just be my favourite family of all time. One can only wonder what their house/ship looks like…
I want to be in this family. PERIOD.
Almost all of them are science officers with two engineer, because face it, they are too scrawny to be security officers, and only one red shirt. Not bad!
Trekkies correct me but….
Red is engineering, Scottie
gold / yellow is command, Kirk
blue is science, Spock, Bones
In the original series, you are absolutely right. But, when the Next Generation came out, and from then on, Gold and Red switched. Ever since, gold is engineering / security and red is command / conn. Blue is still science / medical.
Is that you in the photo?
Very cute, not my thing I am not a star treck fan ( I do like the new movie but that’s it) but it’s a cute idea
The one in red always dies first…
the kid in the red shirt HAD to be unhappy – by wearing a red shirt, he KNEW he’d be the first to die.
Lol this is too funny, SPOCK
Mom’s just pissed cause she’s the only one without a unitard
The costumes really looks great! I remember the spy kids movie.
wth does spy kids movie have to do with this pic?!?! it’s star trek not spy kids
whats even funnier is the top comment, fn classic!!!
I always swore I was switched at birth. Now I know what my real family looks like.
CAPTAIN! Long range sensors are picking up two arm-shelves and two akimbos — and they’re on an intercept course!
What I find most surprising about this photo is that it doesn’t contain the obligatory unhappy teen. Surely, someone in this photo didn’t like the idea, but I can’t tell who!
Omg, i was thinking the same thing.. thank you for posting that..
Didn’t the red shirt thing only apply to TOS though?
In The Next Generation, Red was Command, Yellow was Engineering and security (Ensign Expendable)
All because the yellow shirt didn’t look good on Patrick Stewart in the screen tests.
It’s totally mom.
Yeah it is… look at her face. She’s pissed.
hes unhappy cuz hes wearing red! not gonna live long, buddy!
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