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Star Trek Bathrobes Coming To The UK February 18, 2011

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Apparel,TOS , trackback

The world of Star Trek has just got more comfy. Next month officially licensed Star Trek bathrobes will be available in the UK. More details and photos below.

 

Star Trek: The Robe

Bathrobes (or ‘dressing gowns’ as they are sometimes called in the UK) are the latest bit of wearable Star Trek. In March two new Star Trek bathrobes will be released in the UK. Both are designed around the original series uniform, with one being a gold "Kirk" robe, and the other a blue "Spock" robe.


Star Trek "Kirk" and "Spock" Bathrobes

The officially licensed Star Trek robes are made from 100% cotton towelling and come in one Men’s size. They will be released at the end of March and cost £49.99 (or $80). You can pre-order the bathrobes at find-me-a-gift.com: Kirk Robe, Spock Robe.

No word yet on if or when these will make it North America, but they are made by gro who also make officially licensed Star Wars bathrobes which are carried by ThinkGeek.

More photos:


Star Trek "Kirk" Bathrobes


Star Trek "Spock" Bathrobes

Comments

1. MJ - February 18, 2011

Wow, slow news day at Trekmovie.com, eh? :-)

When we these be available in the Philippines?

2. Chang - February 18, 2011

I suppose it would be too dangerous for them to come out with a red robe…..

3. James - February 18, 2011

Where is the red security one? Would be appropriate for the inevitable slip in the shower death.

4. MJ - February 18, 2011

The male model has the look on his face of, “I can’t believe this is where my career has taken me.”

5. Ben - February 18, 2011

I want, can I has?

6. njdss4 - February 18, 2011

Too bad it’s not available in the US yet. I would love an update if this becomes available.

7. Jim Nightshade - February 18, 2011

Oh No Something available in the uk and not in the us?? Isnt that kinda backwards?? So many of our out of country trek fans complain they cant see the videos in the links cuz they are not in the us..sigh. heheeh

8. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire - February 18, 2011

#3. Yes. Red Robe. For the Danger in the Bedroom.

9. MJ - February 18, 2011

@6 @7

All, they have a new invention that this website is set up for so that you can order it — the new invention is a combination of currency conversion and international mailing of the item to locations outside of the UK.

;-)

10. Basement Blogger - February 18, 2011

@ 3, 8

That’s very funny guys.

11. jorDe' - February 18, 2011

#1…. Anything is better than nothing.

12. Skippy2k - February 18, 2011

Maybe there actually is a red one but when time came to shoot for it there was an unfortunate accident for robe model “Ricky”.

13. James Cannon - Runcorn Trekkie UK - February 18, 2011

They are cheaper at Play.com… Preordered mine in Dec ;-)

I intend to SHOWER LIKE SHAT ….

14. AJ - February 19, 2011

Must be what Kirk and Spock wear around their Key West bungalo.

15. Buzz Cagney - February 19, 2011

#12 he got shampoo in his eye and didn’t see a mugato had got into the shower beside him. There is an old Vulcan saying, Never Bend Down for the Soap when you shower with a Mugato.
Well, he did survive but wasn’t ever quite the same.

16. Chasco - February 19, 2011

Sorry, but if they don’t do them in Engineering Red, I’m not interested.

17. Christopher_Roberts - February 19, 2011

Quamire slips into something more comfortable.

18. The Weary Professor - February 19, 2011

Notes from the Manufacturing Dept.: The Spock robe tends to be too uptight and the Kirk robe never stays on around women.

19. GO - February 19, 2011

#4: I’m still wiping my breakfast off my forehead… jeez… put up a warning next time!

LOLLLLLLLL

20. captain_neill - February 19, 2011

I want me one of those.

21. Kirk, James T. - February 19, 2011

Niiiiice, finally a bathrobe i can own! :D

22. Holger - February 19, 2011

I love it. I’m seriously considering the Spock robe.

23. CmdrR - February 19, 2011

Shouldn’t a Kirk robe be ripped?

24. Philip Dunlop - February 19, 2011

@23 – I’m thinking it should have a built-in girdle.

25. Hat Rick - February 19, 2011

For the man who has everything.*

________________
*Except a starship. Or tons of gorgeous babes from another planet….

Hey, what you wear in the privacy of your own bathroom is your own business….

;-)

26. jas_montreal - February 19, 2011

If I wore the red robe, then I’d be scared of slipping with my wet feet and breaking my neck. At least with the science and command robes, I feel more secure and sure of myself.

27. CmdrR - February 19, 2011

22 – “I love it. I’m seriously considering the Spock robe.”

To feel stuprate-motivating emotion towards a nudity-obscuring rament is not logical.

28. CmdrR - February 19, 2011

raiment even

29. Ciarán - February 19, 2011

I’m sooooooooooooooo getting me the gold robe!!! I live in Northern Ireland, so WAY-HEY!!!!!! One of the good things about living in the UK!! LOL.

30. John Whorfin - February 19, 2011

Those. Are. Awesome.

31. The Six Million Dollar Man - February 19, 2011

Absolutely brill, already requested this as my Bday pressie………Would love to see the white Spock bathrobe as seen in ST IV as well!

32. Woulfe - February 19, 2011

What no red robe ?

Is the red-shirt curse that bad ?

33. DS9 IN PRIME TIME - February 19, 2011

interesting

34. Dee - February 19, 2011

All male models that used the “red robe” were killed by the flashes of cameras … right?? … LOL and +LOL!!!

35. John Gil - February 19, 2011

I’ll be ordering one on line, but why do the belts look Photoshopped?

36. Air Guitarist - February 19, 2011

I cant believe I’m the first Trekker to spot the obvious mistake on the “Kirk” robe. Come on peopel.. Wakey Wakey!!

37. Zanpher - February 19, 2011

Wow, one gender robes … nice

38. John Cooley - February 19, 2011

Ok, two things…One, the green wraparound would have made for the perfect robe. Two, couldn’t they even try to get the rank braid close to correct?

Fail.

John

39. Steve-o - February 19, 2011

it’s not just the belts which are photoshopped. the rank cords, and the starfleet logo are as well.

40. Andy Patterson - February 19, 2011

As much as I don’t need one of these…as RIDICULOUS as this is….I need one!

41. Zanpher - February 19, 2011

@ 39

If that is the case, then Anthony (the article submitter) just pulled an April Fools joke.

42. Victor Hugo - February 19, 2011

They look so comfortable, and the guy looks so happy on those!

I want one!

43. The Squire of Gothos - February 19, 2011

Awesome!

44. Robert H. - February 19, 2011

go to the bathroom in a red one, and here comes Norman Bates.

45. Kev -1 - February 19, 2011

These were available in the 1970s, in the USA, but I think in white without braid. Not bad. It’d almost be worth wearing one to see relatives jaws hit the floor.

46. Steve-o - February 19, 2011

@41

well i think it is more so just because the actual product may not have been completed in time for the photos. or perhaps that product was finished but needed photoshopping because it did’nt photograph well.

47. Phil - February 19, 2011

So…instead of modeling this on some handsom young stud with a gorgeous young hottie hanging off his are, they have a middle aged guy model it…alone. Yep, this is just going to be flying off the shelves now…..

Bathrobes?? Really?

48. Obsidian - February 19, 2011

Does anyone wear bathrobes anymore?

But they are kinda cute…

49. Phil - February 19, 2011

48. Apparently, greying middle aged guys do. Not sure what qualifies, I hit 47 in a couple of days, and I don’t own or want one….

50. Hat Rick - February 19, 2011

Wouldn’t it be weird if those weren’t bathrobes but the actual uniforms they used in the Star Trek universe?

It’d be, like, Star Trek: The Laid Back Generation.

51. Phil - February 19, 2011

50. I’m Captain Hefner, of the USS Arousal. Let me introduce my first officer….

Okay, time to stop…

52. Harry Ballz - February 19, 2011

With body language like that, they forgot to add the caption……..

“THIS LOOKS LIKE A JOB FOR BATHROBE MAN!!”

53. Andy Patterson - February 19, 2011

I wear my robe all the time in the winter. I’d buy one.

54. Harry Ballz - February 19, 2011

Yeah, but if you die while wearing it, wouldn’t it be the final humiliation when the paramedics drop the stretcher carrying you because they’re laughing so hard?

55. Boris - February 19, 2011

Ok….so what is the function of rank insignia and department colors on a bathrobe? Allowing an officer to storm out of the shower and onto the bridge?

In my opinion: ridiculous.

56. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire - February 19, 2011

I would rather have a robe with the Terran Empire Insignia. Complete with a pocket for the knife and a small phaser and a portable agoniser and a couple of other options.

57. AJ - February 19, 2011

54:

Harry, It depends on how you died..If the paramedics are also treating a beautiful 23-year-old girl after you’ve passed, believe you me, they’ll respect the robe!

58. Trek Nerd Central - February 19, 2011

I’m trying really hard to want one. Isn’t working.

59. Starbase Britain - February 19, 2011

As great as these are (and id love one) – most people wont have £50 to spend on a bathrobe.

Greg
UK

60. snoopytrek - February 19, 2011

a mr obama calender…a justin bieber doll…and now this.

o…joy

61. Hat Rick - February 19, 2011

Also, with this new bathrobe, schoolyard bullies no longer actually have to wait for school to give nerds a wedgy.

62. losira - February 19, 2011

will they ever have these for women? mini skirt lenght?

63. Dr. Cheis - February 19, 2011

@ 36… now that you mention it, those rank stripes don’t look quite right, do they?

64. Hat Rick - February 19, 2011

If the quantum theory of infinite universes is correct, there exists a universe in which the model who appears in the picture is actually YOU.

Quantum theory: Creation’s gift to absurdity. And fun.

65. Andy Patterson - February 19, 2011

@54

Ah well, Harry,….you could die and be remembered in a worse way. IMO.

66. Phil - February 19, 2011

Anyone notice the model bears a resembelence to an older Gary Seven?

Still dosen’t mean you would have a snowballs chance in hell of getting laid wearing this, though….

67. Areli - February 19, 2011

They could have tried to get the rank cords right. And oh nice. Only for men. Definitely fits the 23rd century mind set.

And why no red? The red one would probably look great. But too bad…I don’t wear robes. I’d like a blanket though.

68. Red Dead Ryan - February 19, 2011

Let’s see….”Star Wars” is putting out lots of action figures, books, video games…..and for “Star Trek” we get……….bath robes???

69. Red Dead Ryan - February 19, 2011

67

I’m sure these robes can be worn by women.

70. "Check the Circuit!" - February 19, 2011

What?! The Captain’s stripes on the sleeves of the Kirk version aren’t wavey!

That isn’t canon!!

THIS IS A DISASTER!

(hee hee!)

71. Red Dead Ryan - February 19, 2011

I wonder how many people choose to wear nothing under the bath robe? Something to think about if you decide to borrow someone’s robe. :-)

72. Areli - February 19, 2011

69

It is the principle of the matter.

73. Harry Ballz - February 20, 2011

71. “I wonder how many people choose to wear nothing under the bath robe?”

When people ask me if anything is worn under my bathrobe, I respond, “no, everything is in perfect working order!”

74. Red Dead Ryan - February 20, 2011

73

“When people ask me if anything is worn under my bathrobe, I respond, “no, everything is in perfect working order!”"

Obviously, you’d know first “hand”!

75. Harry Ballz - February 20, 2011

74.

This from Captain of the Olympic “Stroke The Bishop” Team!

76. Red Dead Ryan - February 20, 2011

76

Well, I’m captain of the Olympic Pocket Billiards Team!

77. Red Dead Ryan - February 20, 2011

that was meant for #75

DAMN TYPOS!!!

78. Harry Ballz - February 20, 2011

77.

What, having trouble typing with only one hand?

79. Red Dead Ryan - February 20, 2011

78

Yeah, just a little “slip”! No big deal, and fortunately no white-out on the computer!

80. Harry Ballz - February 20, 2011

“I dare you to do better!”

81. Red Dead Ryan - February 20, 2011

81

Practice makes perfect!

82. Harry Ballz - February 20, 2011

Referring to the same number that you posted? Still busy, I see!

83. Red Dead Ryan - February 20, 2011

I’m a bit shorthanded right now! Few staff to handle the “staff”!

84. Harry Ballz - February 20, 2011

They’re probably afraid of getting a “staff infection”!

85. Starkiller1701 - February 20, 2011

Why does the model look like Adam West but with less of a dewlap

86. Red Dead Ryan - February 20, 2011

84

They’re vacationing in Flagstaff, Arizona!

87. VulcanFilmCritic - February 20, 2011

Does the gold one come in XXXL? How about XXXXL?

88. Gul Neca - February 20, 2011

If I had starting seeing a guy, and he walked into the bedroom wearing one of those things! .. I would run a mile!!
That is taking Star Trek too far – Yeah – Where no man has been seen before!!

89. trekprincess - February 20, 2011

I think they should make Star Trek clothing for girls and woman because I am a female :)

90. Dan L - February 20, 2011

Good to see you remember some good old British terminology Anthony, “dressing gown” :)

91. Harry Ballz - February 20, 2011

90.

Tell me, if Anthony hadn’t remembered, would you have given him a “dressing down”?

92. Rick - February 20, 2011

#87 – they’re selling to STAR TREK fans – of course they have those sizes; they start at those sizes!

I’ll take two please.

With tribble slippers.

93. Harry Ballz - February 20, 2011

Tribble slippers?? Ooooh, gimmeee!!

94. VulcanFilmCritic - February 21, 2011

@ 92 Far be it from me to comment on the physiques of Star Trek fans because I certainly “live in a glass house” myself! I was thinking about what the gold one would look like on the Shat-Man himself.

As for Nimoy, the terry-cloth bathrobe seems to be one of his favorite off-camera looks. You can see him wearing one in a Priceline commercial, as well as on the set of Star Trek IV (in full make-up of course.)

And to quote George Takei’s memoirs “To the Stars” pp. 228, the first day on the set of the second pilot went like this:

“Standing off in the darkened periphery [of the set] I spied another face…I recognized the sharp eyes, the aquiline nose, and the bony angularity of the face. It was the actor Leonard NImoy…Nimoy stood there silently, wearing a terry-cloth robe, watching attentively, his chary eyes taking in everything. Then suddenly, as if he had decided he had seen enough, he turned around and stalked off into the darkness. Swiftly and as soundlessly as a cat he was gone.”

Somehow I don’t think this scene would have been as mysterious if Nimoy had been wearing a polyester blend powder blue velour bathrobe with black trim, decals, and rick-rack on the sleeves.

95. DesiluTrek - February 21, 2011

I’d like a Trek-oriented lounge wrap along the lines of what they wore for working out in “Charlie X.” Always thought the blue-and-white alternate insignia they had on those was cool.

Maybe not the tights, though …

96. VulcanFilmCritic - February 21, 2011

@ 95 Yeah, Desilu Trek! Why can’t they just give us what the guys (and gals) wore on the show and in the movies instead of getting all creative-like?

What I’d want is a line-for-line copy of Spock’s white robe in “Star Trek IV”
or maybe that fetching little sleeveless sweatsuit/pajama suit, you know the one with the orange hood, that he wore in the sickbay scene in “Star Trek: The Motion Picture.”

97. Lt. Bailey - February 21, 2011

I wonder if a person could wear this as a costume at the Vegas Con and still be considered “in uniform” for the Worlds Record for most ST uniforms???

I would love to wear one at the CON, like CPT Hawkeye Pierce did in M*A*S*H. This could be the next CPTs Casual uniform instead of the green Ike jacket style.

98. Princess Teska - February 21, 2011

@62
Heck yes. I must has mini-skirt star trek bathrobe……..

99. JP Saylor - February 23, 2011

Not sure if anyone has brought this up, but these are on thinkgeek.com now.

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