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Geek Apparel of the Week: “Brony Trekker” Shirts Prove a Starship Is Magic



Yes, it’s the Equestria Girls versions of the ponies, which are not everyone’s favorite. But perhaps it was too much reinvention to modify the Federation starships for non-bipeds.


Other than that, it’s a mash-up that makes sense Star Trek fans used to be considered the marginalized oddballs who obsessed over fan fiction (and invented slash); nowadays it’s a mainstream fandom, while stigmas similar to those old ones apply to the Brony community. And the crossover seems to be significant – as Gallen Dugall, who submitted the tip, put it, “I keep telling people that Star Trek Online is mostly bronies these days but no one wants to believe me.”

To which I can only add…


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Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist