This family boldly goes where no other family has gone before.
(submitted by Robert)
I think this pic is so cute because the family is so happy! Wish i had a hobby that unified my family this much!
I love this one. Though I don’t remember the uniforms ever looking like Mom’s…
Dr. Crusher never rocked a catsuit. She always wore something drapey. I think Mom is just doing her best, costume-wise. If she had a costume designer, she would have done something Dr. Crusher-esque, I’m sure…being a very novice seamstress myself, I can tell you that what she meadeis actually a lot harder than buying a long sweater!
Gates McFadden had a son during the series. There were interviews where she joked about always carrying something in front of the baby bump, and the loose fitting clothes..
Her son, James Cleveland McFadden-Talbot, was born on June 10th, 1991. (thank you IMDB.com)
it’s about time we had a Star Trek family! Isn’t it what this site is all about! Awesome!!!!
I am SOOOO envious! In MY family photo, we all wore normal, boring clothes. No one in my family would have dressed up in ST:TNG uniform with me! I’m depressed now….
I am jealous, although I’d probably want an Uhura-style mini skirt rather than Troi’s catsuit. I’ve only recently embraced my nerdy side, however, and I’m sure that if my mom had proposed this when I was a child/teen (and she would have, seeing that she’s such a trekkie that I’m named after Spock’s mother), I would have thought it to be terrible torture.
It’s awkwardness, captain, but not as we know it.
This is so funny!
um its goes boldly.
Too bad Dad isn’t wearing a cool eye visor like LaForge!
That was a banana clip, not a visor 🙂
I love it!!!! What a great family.
First thing I noticed was that girl’s suit is SKIN TIGHT, while everyone else’s is loose fitting. That would make me totally uncomfortable. She’s rockin’ the look though, isn’t she? Even Mom has some forgiving drape in her suit…
Oh, my God…Trekkies! RUN!!
haha i love this family.
espacially the dad !
No Spock ears. 🙁 Somebody should have worn Spock ears.
Hear!Hear! RayRay. My thoughts exactly.
Well, I was shocked to come to this website today and find this picture the first one up.
These are my cousins. And I’m fairly certain the guy in the red shirt is the one that posted the picture to the website.
The mom made all the costumes.
I am so happy right now, these are my aunt/cousins and this pic hung on the wall in our house for years! Alicia is right, my aunt made all these costumes herself.
I love the mom for doing that. I want the patterns so I can do it, too.
Alicia, you have a great bunch of cousins. They are clearly so happy and such a nice looking family.
(in a james t kirk voice) stardate 28964.12,
We have beamed to the surface of planet awkwardia… ensign hank (red shirt) has 30 star seconds of life left before getting severly beaten by its inhabitants, the awkwardians, who beat their intended prey with putdowns and zingers……
If they were going to go all out and have this portrait done, the least they could do is make sure they had the correct number of communicator badges… I know I’m totally geeking out right now, but the fact that the Dad and youngest son are clearly not wearing a badge is really confusing! At least if the mom and daughter aren’t wearing one, it’s kind of hidden…
that’s quite a body suit!
how come only the two boys have emblems?
I love this!
I had to laugh at the comments about the kid in red, BUT (I can’t believe I’m nerdy enough to ask this) isn’t red for commanding officers? (blue is for doctors/science people and yellow is pretty much everyone else). Is that right?
Yellow is the engineering and security crew 🙂
You’re thinking Next Generation…
Those of us who grew up on original recipe Star Trek reruns are referring to the appalling tendency of red-shirted crewmen on away teams on that show to fall prey to: alien life forms, alien atmospheres, alien babes, alien warriors, alien fast-acting germs, and malfunctioning equipment of all kinds. Anyone in red had the life span of a fruit fly. Kirk wore gold or blue.
Still LOL. Well put! You WIN!
yes, its nerdy to ask, because its fiction. LOL
but the answers were surprisingly well informed…. lots of nerds on the interwebs.
Wondering whether those kids have split their infinitives at school!
Even the older boys are enthusiastic participants. Love this family!
Umm, in the red shirt convo, they’re in the TNG uniforms, which means red shirt isn’t in danger, he’s just command crew.
“Numbuh hwan, meet me on the bridge!”
arquette, did any of you dress up as Narns?
Whatever they gave to those teens to look so happy in this photo, I want some.
The photographer needed 5 lights to shoot this.
OMG! I’m geeky enough to get this reference. Our family portrait in Trek costumes was just a snapshot taken at a costume party though…
I laughed out loud at this. Best comment.
Thank you, Mom, for not wearing a catsuit or minidress.
…dont dare mention Star Wars around them…
Somewhere in a parallel universe, Lt. Uhura is talking to Mike Brady about little Cindy getting picked on at school.
Martians! Martians! Martians!!!
I agree – the kid in the red shirt has until the next commercial break before he gets pwm’d by some alien lifeforce.
typo – pwn’d.
I was going to writesomething about the kid in the Red shirt….. But, ’nuff said. Ha Ha Ha
Beam us up Scottie
The family that Trek’s together sticks together…except the guy in the red shirt…sorry buddy you’re doomed…
Okay, that’s just awesome.
This takes the sting out of my Babylon 5 family portrait.
WIN!!! Way to trump the geekiness!
That needs to be on the internet.
Maybe I’ll go ahead and do that Firefly theme family portrait now.
I have got to know who’s in your B5 family portrait — G’kar? Kosh?
I am a Trekker, which means I might go to conventions, but I know it’s just a show. I’ve always maintained that Trekkies know it’s a show, but they hope if they yell at the t.v. loud enough, the characters will hear them and not do what they were scripted to do. With this family, I’m wondering if we have Trekkers or Trekkies. Either one, I’ll bet it’s Dad who is the biggest fan in this picture.
I’m not a Star Trek fan but I think it’s great when families have something the like to do together. Or even if they just did it to make Dad happy, it’s still a great photo. Sports fans do this all the time, right? Why can’t geeks?
Kathleen, the rare geek who is not a fan of Star Trek
It was actually the oldest son – the one of the floor in the gold.
I think its good that the kids embrace their nerdy side just like their parents do i give this a thumbs up 😀
And I agree that the mom looks like Florence Henderson.
What I think is amazing is that every one of them look happy to be dressed up.
i had the same thought!
Nerds are awlays happier people. Their expectations are lower!
[I’m currently reading The Paradox of Choice by Barry Schwartz if anyone needs an explanation of that comment :-)]
But according to Schwartz’s theory, nerds should be unhappy. Schwartz says that more choice=unhappiness, and nerds can choose to watch/wear/listen to whatever they want without the limitations faced by those who need to be “in style” or “cool.” And you can bet that if you want to bake a cellular peptide cake with mint frosting, you’ll have to choose something other than a regulation sized casserole dish.
I think that is awesome. :0) However, we now know which child they like the least.
I’m just amazed that none of these kids looks even the tiniest bit mortified to be wearing what they’re wearing. Another amazing feature? Mom’s custom-made Star Trek dress! Wow.
I am just nerdy enough to think this is wonderful…
You are not alone. Just wish I still had that picture of the Bat-family sitting around somewhere… that was boss.
I wish I had this picture. For now I’ll have to settle for my husband and I on the bridge of the Enterprise.
OK, is that a euphemism for something?
LOL ok, almost choked on my popcorn at this remark!!
I’ll be monitoring her frequency…
Mom looks just like Florence Henderson!!
Maybe “Redshirt” is the plucky comic relief, not crewman #2 or whatever! LOL
Galaxy Quest comment FTW. 🙂
“You have a name!!!”
“Do I? DO I?!?!”
Unfortunately that comedic relief can also be a horrible death.
You know that kid on the right isn’t going to live long.
sorry bout you luck red shirt…your gonna die first
Just a note to the Brother in Red: Do not beam down to that alien planet. Do not beam down!
Wonder how they decided who the red-shirt would be. Poor kid was never seen in family photos after that…
Red shirts only die in the original series. In The Next Generation (which these uniforms are from) the red shirts are command and yellow shirts are engineering/security. I am a bit bothered that the mom and daughter are both in Troi costumes.
No one wanted to be boring old Dr. Crusher.
I’d be a bit bothered if I actually knew that much about Star Trek uniforms.
Very good point, but it was only non-recurring redshirts that died…Scotty always made it through. Maybe he is their Scotty.
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