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(Jakarta Post)   Isolated Bali jungle seamstresses describe getting hired to create 200 new Starfleet uniforms for "Star Trek XI." At one point, there were "dozens of women rubbing the fabrics with rocks"   (old.thejakartapost.com) divider line 56
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2008-06-19 02:00:48 AM
I've always suspected the mysteriously perfect Federation economy somehow was built on the backs of a quiet jungle underclass.
 
2008-06-19 03:07:00 AM
Confabulat: I've always suspected the mysteriously perfect Federation economy somehow was built on the backs of a quiet jungle underclass.

So say we all!

/wrong universe?
//really?
///*poof*
 
2008-06-19 03:07:25 AM
Which marks the last time a woman will touch the Star Trek uniforms...
 
2008-06-19 03:13:17 AM
Shatner thread!
 
2008-06-19 03:13:47 AM
Oh, that was cutting.

Knit one, pearl two.
 
2008-06-19 03:14:07 AM
So now our sweatshops are being outsourced?
 
2008-06-19 03:15:37 AM
from the FA:
Star Trek X1

Is this a typo, or is it called X1?
I haven't really enjoyed a Star Trek movie since number 6. Generations was a total stinkpile. Kirk dies falling from a bridge? Go to hell. If only Braga, Berman and Moore had got themselves trapped in a temporal anomaly before being let out of their cages to write it...
 
2008-06-19 03:18:13 AM
I wish they'd rock-rubbed some of the uniforms from previous Trek films... with the actors still in them.


/might have gotten some better performances.
//Ok fine, nothing can help Shatner, nothing.
///throw the screenwriters in there while you're at it.
 
2008-06-19 03:20:18 AM
AngryAngryHippo: from the FA:
Star Trek X1

Is this a typo, or is it called X1?



It's our newest eleventy-billion dollar hypersonic aircraft program, top secret!

/shhh!
 
2008-06-19 03:23:35 AM
It's child labor hiding as global "pay it forward".
 
2008-06-19 03:24:21 AM
The article, it's so random:

"It would be impossible to have this done in the States," says Elijah. He points out during the creation of the garments there were "dozens of women rubbing the fabrics with rocks".

So it's impossible to rub rocks over fabric in the States??? Is there some kind of SPCA, but for fabric, in the States?? WTF?

/None of this makes sense. None!
 
2008-06-19 03:30:25 AM
nosehat: So it's impossible to rub rocks over fabric in the States??? Is there some kind of SPCA, but for fabric, in the States?? WTF?

/None of this makes sense. None!


He left out the part where all the women are scantily-clad ex-cons from Rura Penthe, who are routinely whipped during their twenty-hour Starfleet rock-rubbing duties, and forced to provide other, more discreet services during their breaktime.
 
2008-06-19 03:32:32 AM
Confabulat: nosehat: So it's impossible to rub rocks over fabric in the States??? Is there some kind of SPCA, but for fabric, in the States?? WTF?

/None of this makes sense. None!

He left out the part where all the women are scantily-clad ex-cons from Rura Penthe, who are routinely whipped during their twenty-hour Starfleet rock-rubbing duties, and forced to provide other, more discreet services during their breaktime.


If that's the case, the actual movie will be boring in comparison. :p
 
2008-06-19 03:36:59 AM
JerkyMeat: It's child labor hiding as global "pay it forward".

fark off .. you know nothing of business in Bali.

Try getting good rayon batique anywhere else.

/Working conditions in most places in Bali are EXCELLENT compared to some textile mills I have seen in the USA.
 
2008-06-19 03:37:58 AM
And I just realized that no one on at this hour will get that joke.

Ignore it.
 
2008-06-19 03:41:49 AM
I had a hard time reading that article all the way to the end with the way it was written. Did anyone else find it obnoxious?

/why YES, that Melrose place!
 
2008-06-19 03:50:14 AM
Shadow Blasko
Meh, ass sniffer.
Try getting good rayon batique anywhere else.

BWHAAAAAAAA. child labor using fag.
 
2008-06-19 03:51:55 AM
submitter: Isolated Bali jungle seamstresses

FTFA: "We were discovered in Melrose Flea market on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood," says Mitchell. Yes, that Melrose Avenue made infamous in the 90s teledrama, Melrose Place.

Melrose Place.

FTFA: Two weeks after signing we were back in Bali," says Elijah

submitter: Isolated Bali jungle seamstresses

FTFA: Mitchell Kulkin, Elijah Sound, Khellar Crawford (Khellar was a Hollywood art director until he fell in love with Bali ).

Seamstresses?

Fark me, subby, you gave up reading the article way before I did obviously.
 
2008-06-19 03:52:00 AM
JerkyMeat: BWHAAAAAAAA. child labor using fag.

Read the next post.

It's a repost from a China "child labor" epic thread a while back.
 
2008-06-19 03:54:31 AM
FTFA: Their designs also caught the attention of the costumers for the latest Star Trek film, Star Trek X1, in a classic Hollywood fame fantasy.

Wow! Apparently there's another Star Trek movie being released alongside J.J. Abram's "Star Trek". I wonder what's the premise behind this "Star Trek Ex One" and who's being cast for it?
 
2008-06-19 03:58:11 AM
Ya'll are too hard on the relatively poor English of the writers of the Jakarta Post.

How good is your Jakartanese, may I ask?
 
2008-06-19 04:02:27 AM
AngryAngryHippo: from the FA:
Star Trek X1

Is this a typo, or is it called X1?


Maybe?
deadsanta
It's our newest eleventy-billion dollar hypersonic aircraft program, top secret!


upload.wikimedia.org
 
2008-06-19 04:06:49 AM
Confabulat: How good is your Jakartanese, may I ask?

My Balinese is decent.

Since there are well over 200 local dialects in the Indonesian Archipelago, its very difficult to get good translation services depending on where you are.

/Didn't pick on the english in the article because its better than I would expect.
 
2008-06-19 04:24:09 AM
Right out of the gate, Confabulat wins the thread.
 
2008-06-19 04:24:27 AM
Is there any where in Bali that is isolated?

I mean, the place is a tourist and expat destination.
we found imported foods island wide at small markets,
and everyone was wearing brand name labeled clothing. (probably knockoffs, but still it's imported.)
I've been to more isolated communities in Maine and New Brunswick Canada.
 
2008-06-19 04:25:55 AM
Confabulat: Ya'll are too hard on the relatively poor English of the writers of the Jakarta Post.

How good is your Jakartanese, may I ask?


It is Jakartanish

/I don't really know...
 
2008-06-19 04:39:45 AM
nosehat: The article, it's so random:

"It would be impossible to have this done in the States," says Elijah. He points out during the creation of the garments there were "dozens of women rubbing the fabrics with rocks".

So it's impossible to rub rocks over fabric in the States??? Is there some kind of SPCA, but for fabric, in the States?? WTF?

/None of this makes sense. None!


The fabrics are probably being "aged" or what we call in the industry "distressed" to look older. In the US --or China or Mexico, these days-- this is done to heavy fabrics, like denim, by putting actual pumice stone in a vat with the jeans. Surely we haven't forgotten the atrocities known as "stonewashed" and "acidwashed" jeans. Anyhow, in places where the labor is cheaper, I imagine this is done by armies of women pounding the garments on the rocks, and our prophet Elijah is probably remarking that this sort of labor-intensive method would be prohibitively expensive in the US, not to mention the fact that the EPA would probably frown on factories performing commercial garment-finishing directly on the river rocks.

/If you've forgotten stone- and acid-washed denim, go look up Punky Brewster on YouTube.
 
2008-06-19 04:45:03 AM
Shadow Blasko: there are well over 200 local dialects in the Indonesian Archipelago,

I know this is out of nowhere but might the Balinese people have thought that they could get farther in the world if they were unified and had one common language? If you go to the next island and can't speak with anyone, and they can't speak with the next island from them.... Makes for a morass you see?
 
2008-06-19 04:47:05 AM
The mental image of armies of women on the shores of an Indonesian river in the 21st century beating on Starfleet uniforms, a symbol of mankind's future wisdom and betterment for the past 40 years, just makes me laugh somehow.

Is this where you use the Ironic tag?
 
2008-06-19 04:53:09 AM
greyspace: I know this is out of nowhere but might the Balinese people have thought that they could get farther in the world if they were unified and had one common language? If you go to the next island and can't speak with anyone, and they can't speak with the next island from them.... Makes for a morass you see?

Could have something to do with the fact that Bali is pretty much the only non-Muslim society in the entire Archipelago. They really didn't *want* to share with the rest of them. Can't blame them either.

As far as communication between the others go.. I dont know that much of the history.
 
2008-06-19 05:13:51 AM
/obligatory tin foil reference.
 
2008-06-19 05:21:06 AM
Ummmm...

I did some scenes for the movie. As far as I know, they were just regular Hollywood wardrobe people. Not calling BS yet, but I'm suspicious.
 
2008-06-19 06:24:42 AM
This thread is as confusing as the article.
 
2008-06-19 06:32:35 AM
Or as I like to call it, 'Tuesday night'
 
2008-06-19 06:41:56 AM
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And here is the finished product! ta da!
 
2008-06-19 06:51:17 AM
As an anticapitalist circus hobo I am getting a real kick out of these replies....
 
2008-06-19 07:31:17 AM
Confabulat: I've always suspected the mysteriously perfect Federation economy somehow was built on the backs of a quiet jungle underclass.

Why else did we let all those wierd aliens join?
 
2008-06-19 07:45:56 AM
Will Spock get to bulls-eye WompRats in this one?
 
2008-06-19 07:52:10 AM
nosehat: The article, it's so random...

Thank you, I thought I was losin it there. I just couldnt follow the damn thing.

Honestly I think that somewhere in Indonesia there is a Schizophrenic that thinks he's a journalist and is breaking into the newspaper writing insane, nonsensical articles taken directly from the information he gathered from La-La Land.


The whole freakin article is just Bizarre.
 
2008-06-19 08:04:34 AM
I didn't think there was any part of Bali that would be considered "isolated".
 
2008-06-19 08:13:12 AM
Ok, just because it's killing me (and yes, I grew up watching Star Trek, but I'm nowhere near being a Trekkie).

I don't think the women are making the Starfleet uniforms. Nowhere in the article did it say that. They're more than likely making the 'alien' wardrobe, since they said that no two pieces are alike.

So while the image of Starfleet uniforms being made by women in the jungle was amusing at first, I was a little let down as I read thru the article and realized that wasn't accurate.

-1 subby for misleading headline (because we all know that good reporting never does that in the real world)
 
2008-06-19 08:17:12 AM
Green chick thread!
 
2008-06-19 08:19:43 AM
Make it Sew!
 
2008-06-19 08:54:04 AM
Let us return to the glory days of Starfleet fashion:

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2008-06-19 09:04:46 AM
jayessell: Make it Sew!



*throws Chair at jayessell*
God, you deserve a public flogging for that one.
 
2008-06-19 09:22:24 AM
FTFA: A bit like having aliens tapping at the door around midnight and taking you for a joy ride in their spaceship.

WANT!!!
 
2008-06-19 09:28:50 AM
jayessell: Make it Sew!

I sew see what you did there...
 
2008-06-19 09:53:14 AM
nosehat: "It would be impossible to have this done in the States," says Elijah.

I think what he meant was the previous statement about how it's built on "hard labour" Either way, FARK HIM! I'm a seamstress and I certainly do MY share of hard labour and have created some pretty farking cool shiate, the latest being a kimono for a friend for A-kon. Need more pictures of that. But regardless, FARK HIM!
 
2008-06-19 10:18:39 AM
Forget Star Trek XI, I'd like a movie about these girls.

/Would also have a XI in it
//As in volume XI.
 
2008-06-19 10:28:15 AM
<<Which marks the last time a woman will touch the Star Trek uniforms...>>

Speak for yourself. Mom made costumes for a friend and I -- the 1960s variety -- and I got to fulfill my "Yeoman Rand" fantasy.
 
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