Who says Star Trek isn’t sexy? Who says women can’t be nerdy-sexy too? No one! Especially not with TrekGeek’s new line of Star Trek inspired swimwear.
ThinkGeek, always a good place to pick up fun fan gear, is branching out to boldly go where no product has gone before: the beach. They just released a whole Star Trek: TNG Trekini Swimwear line, including a TNG uniform-inspired one-piece swimsuit. Why we never saw these on TV, we don’t know, because it’s exactly how they’d do it on the Enterprise.
Swimmers can opt for Science, Operations, or Command and all get an embroidered combadge. And in true Star Trek form, they’re super inclusive: sizes range from small through 2X, and there are removable bust cups.
If you have sun-sensitive skin, Deanna Troi would feel your pain, which is why there’s a swim shirt modeled after her lavender look in the second and third seasons of TNG. Of course it’s sensitive AND smart: SPF 90 smart.
When you’re done swimming in your fabulous Star Trek swimsuit, or even if you’re just having a shy moment, there’s the cover-up romper to relax in. A little reminiscent of Picard’s sexy-weird pajamas from the season 4 episode “Devil’s Due,” (when Ardra surprised him in his nightwear), it’s a loose, gauzy cover-up with a drawstring waist—and it’s got the embroidered combadge, too.
Plus we all know it’s going to be a Star Trek summer; now we know what to wear. Love that they’re going after female fans now, too, because there are a lot of us.
Laurie Ulster is a transplanted Canadian who fell in love with Manhattan about 10 minutes after her arrival at NYU. After many years as a television producer, where networks like MTV had her producing everything from musician interviews in dive bars all over the East Village to game shows in Malaysia, she made the switch to digital, overseeing sites at Fuse and A&E. She’s also a freelance writer and a longtime Star Trek fan, who is still wondering what it’ll be like when she grows up.