99 people in Star Trek costumes is a record? Klingon, please!
I call shenanigans. The article on Times Online:
Namco Bandai decided to organise a world record attempt for people
dressed as Star Trek characters on Valentine’s Day. After all, what
else would all these trekkies be doing?
The good news is that the world record is apparently in the bag. 99
people turned up at the Millennium Bridge in London on Sunday dressed
as characters from all generations of the pioneering TV show(s).
99 people in Star Trek garb is a world record? I’ve been to weddings with more people in Star Trek costumes.
Apparently, this is a world record because the nice people at Guinness never bothered to count before Namco Bandai wanted to promote Star Trek Online.
If nothing else, the group shot in Star Trek: The Motion Picture got hundreds of fans in Star Trek costumes, including David Gerrold and Bjo Trimble. (And before you say they were paid to be there, let it be known that originally the fans originally were there for free, and when told money had to change hands, a lot of the fans asked how much they would have to pay. Most of them never cashed the check they got for being extras.)
I fully expect that this record will be demolished by a new gathering by the end of the summer.