The Final Frontier

January 20th, 2010

The Final Frontier - *AFP Hall Of Fame*

This family boldly goes where no other family has gone before.

(submitted by Robert)

454 Responses to “The Final Frontier”

  1. kelly says:

    I think this pic is so cute because the family is so happy! Wish i had a hobby that unified my family this much!

  2. Ponyo says:

    I love this one. Though I don’t remember the uniforms ever looking like Mom’s…

    • Boppie says:

      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!

      • Julie K says:

        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

  3. mrs5180 says:

    it’s about time we had a Star Trek family! Isn’t it what this site is all about! Awesome!!!!

  4. meansheep says:

    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….

  5. Amanda says:

    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.

  6. MCR says:

    It’s awkwardness, captain, but not as we know it.

  7. Chris says:

    This is so funny!

  8. grammarnazi says:

    um its goes boldly.

  9. MyLeftNut says:

    Too bad Dad isn’t wearing a cool eye visor like LaForge!

  10. Erica says:

    I love it!!!! What a great family.

  11. Sal says:

    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…

  12. Tim says:

    Oh, my God…Trekkies! RUN!!

  13. remi says:

    haha i love this family.
    espacially the dad !

  14. RayRay says:

    No Spock ears. 🙁 Somebody should have worn Spock ears.

  15. Alicia says:

    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.

  16. taino sam says:

    (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……

  17. Brett H. says:

    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…

  18. Lori says:

    that’s quite a body suit!
    how come only the two boys have emblems?

  19. Tami says:

    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?

    • Brett H. says:

      Yellow is the engineering and security crew 🙂

    • mrs5180 says:

      You’re thinking Next Generation…

    • Boppie says:

      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.

    • oooCANDLEMANooo says:

      yes, its nerdy to ask, because its fiction. LOL
      but the answers were surprisingly well informed…. lots of nerds on the interwebs.

  20. Mike says:

    Wondering whether those kids have split their infinitives at school!

  21. Trish says:

    Even the older boys are enthusiastic participants. Love this family!

  22. Teller says:

    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.

  23. Uncuw Biww says:

    arquette, did any of you dress up as Narns?

  24. Kathleen says:

    Whatever they gave to those teens to look so happy in this photo, I want some.

  25. durhay says:

    The photographer needed 5 lights to shoot this.

  26. MZ says:

    Thank you, Mom, for not wearing a catsuit or minidress.

  27. oooCANDLEMANooo says:

    …dont dare mention Star Wars around them…

  28. DaveyCrockett says:

    Somewhere in a parallel universe, Lt. Uhura is talking to Mike Brady about little Cindy getting picked on at school.

  29. StevieP says:

    I agree – the kid in the red shirt has until the next commercial break before he gets pwm’d by some alien lifeforce.

  30. Mike J. says:

    I was going to writesomething about the kid in the Red shirt….. But, ’nuff said. Ha Ha Ha

  31. PaulaSaintO says:

    Beam us up Scottie

  32. charmy_canuck says:

    The family that Trek’s together sticks together…except the guy in the red shirt…sorry buddy you’re doomed…

  33. thorn says:

    Okay, that’s just awesome.

  34. This takes the sting out of my Babylon 5 family portrait.

  35. Shonda says:

    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.

    • Kathleen says:

      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

    • Alicia says:

      It was actually the oldest son – the one of the floor in the gold.

  36. MyMorningJoe says:

    I think its good that the kids embrace their nerdy side just like their parents do i give this a thumbs up 😀

  37. daisy says:

    Geek-tastic! 🙂

    And I agree that the mom looks like Florence Henderson.

  38. Lisa says:

    What I think is amazing is that every one of them look happy to be dressed up.

    • Kendra says:

      i had the same thought!

      • Boppie says:

        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 :-)]

        • everybodysdifferent says:

          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.

  39. April says:

    I think that is awesome. :0) However, we now know which child they like the least.

  40. Emily says:

    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.

  41. Susan says:

    I am just nerdy enough to think this is wonderful…

  42. N8 says:

    I’ll be monitoring her frequency…

  43. Cassie says:

    Mom looks just like Florence Henderson!!

  44. smartypants says:

    Maybe “Redshirt” is the plucky comic relief, not crewman #2 or whatever! LOL

  45. The lord your Josh says:

    You know that kid on the right isn’t going to live long.

  46. leni says:

    Awesome 🙂

  47. Bill says:

    sorry bout you luck red shirt…your gonna die first

  48. Mike White says:

    Just a note to the Brother in Red: Do not beam down to that alien planet. Do not beam down!

  49. RHB says:

    Wonder how they decided who the red-shirt would be. Poor kid was never seen in family photos after that…

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