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"Red Shirt" photo/video at the Vegas con


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Report this Jul. 19 2007, 8:14 pm

Hello all,

I'm new to this board but not new to Trek. I would like to follow up on an idea that I read about on
Wil Wheaton's blog that sounds like a fun photo or video opportunity.

Wil asks if anyone has taken a photo of a bunch of people in Trek-style red shirts who are all dead or dying, thinking that it would be pretty funny. I agree, and I think the upcoming con in Las Vegas is the perfect place to do it. Here is my idea:

We would need several people in red shirts, and some in other Trek uniform-style shirts of other colors. The group would be mixed together in a room or hallway, standing around chatting or walking together. Suddenly, some Klingons, Romulans and/or other hostile types would appear and threaten the Federation group. The baddies would fire their weapons at the Feds, and all the red shirts would keel over and die - while everyone wearing something other than a red shirt would remain alive and well, even if they were in the line of fire. A bonus would be if we could convince one or more of the Trek guests (such as Wil) to be in the Fed group as one of the survivors. We could have someone take a series of still photos of this little scenario, as well as someone else shooting video of it. I'm not sure exactly where we could do this, but surely we could find a spot, even if it were in a parking lot or something.

Anybody interested? I just bought one of the "expendable" red shirts that Wil mentions in his blog, so I can be one of the few, the proud, the deceased. The more the merrier, I would say, so tell your friends. I have a video camera that I can bring to tape it, and I suppose some of you do too.

Post a reply here if you would like to be involved, and we can try to arrange to meet at the con to do this. Add your own ideas to make this even more fun! I arrive Thursday morning but have to leave early Sunday morning, so I will only be available Thursday, Friday or Saturday.

I hope we can do this, I think it would be a hoot!

Dave Westbay
Grapevine, TX


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Report this Jul. 20 2007, 1:19 pm

could be different for the parking lot escapade...marching to the hotel a swarm could emerge weapons blaring while cameras are rolling. Yeah, that has some humorous merits to it.
I'm in if I make it to LA.

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