I’m going a little overboard with the star trek stuff here, but I just saw this slideshow of 1970s star trek convention photos, which is pretty awesome. it has a great voicetrack, too, with one of the organizers describing what the conventions were like. I have to admit that her point about sexual liberation and star trek conventions kind of weirded me out, but hey!
I thought this article from the new york times about the rising popularity of futuristic fashion was pretty interesting. there are some pretty hilarious star trek outfits that I would love to see on real people. like this one:
to clarify, by “love” I mean laugh, point, and take a photo of them while they aren’t looking. personally, I think everyone should dress like the beastie boys from the “intergalactic” music video. who doesn’t look good in a white plastic jumpsuit tucked into yellow rubber boots? no one. that’s the answer. no one.
the best part of the whole article was a photo on the second page that showed how designers are emulating the great gazoo. HA!