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(io9)   Star Trek "Red Shirt" fragrance will send all the ladies into Pon Farr   (io9.com) divider line 56
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2009-02-17 07:23:29 AM  
What does a disruptor blast smell like anyway?
 
2009-02-17 07:48:05 AM  
I figure it might smell like death. Or singed/vaporized hair.
 
2009-02-17 07:55:23 AM  
I thought Ponn Farr was the Vulcan mating ritual, not Klingon.
 
2009-02-17 08:25:29 AM  
Jim... Hold still, Jim... It's been seven years, Jim.
 
2009-02-17 08:26:23 AM  
swingerhead: I thought Ponn Farr was the Vulcan mating ritual, not Klingon.

Technically I think it refers to the state of hormonal imbalance itself and not the ritual.

God, I hate myself for typing that.

/Off to self-wedgie.
 
2009-02-17 08:28:29 AM  
Not all red shirts were killed. Scotty and Rand made it through just fine.
 
2009-02-17 08:31:29 AM  
littlett's

Buzzkill
 
2009-02-17 08:42:20 AM  
littlett's: Not all red shirts were killed. Scotty and Rand made it through just fine.

Scotty was killed, by Nomad. Then he was brought back to life.
 
2009-02-17 08:51:47 AM  
DeadZone: Scotty was killed, by Nomad. Then he was brought back to life.

Well Uhura wears is a red shirt too. And Nomad just wiped here memory.

Also Lt. Kyle seemed to have made it through the series.
 
2009-02-17 09:00:07 AM  
That's a lot of FAIL in marketing right there.
 
2009-02-17 09:01:33 AM  
Alphax: That's a lot of FAIL in marketing right there.

They should have called it "Command Gold"
 
2009-02-17 09:03:26 AM  
This drives the ladies wild, let me tell you:

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2009-02-17 09:05:54 AM  
DeadZone: littlett's: Not all red shirts were killed. Scotty and Rand made it through just fine.

Scotty was killed, by Nomad. Then he was brought back to life.


Not to mention that he eventually got stuck in the transporter for, like, eighty years.

Red shirt guys mostly either get their salt sucked out of their body from some shape-shifting monster that looks like Nancy, or get turned into a little geodesic cube and then crushed by some alien guy.
 
2009-02-17 09:10:21 AM  
Kirk: "All right, men. This is a dangerous mission. And it's likely one of us will be killed. The landing party will consist of myself, Mr. Spock, Dr. McCoy, and Ensign Ricky."
Ricky: "Ah, crap."
 
2009-02-17 09:19:03 AM  
Merchandising ploys like this just kill me.
 
2009-02-17 09:24:00 AM  
t3knomanser: Merchandising ploys like this just kill me.

Then you should probably change your shirt...
 
2009-02-17 09:29:56 AM  
I'll wait till they get one marketed after Dr. Pulaski's panties.
 
2009-02-17 09:36:40 AM  
Oh, Christ--I can just see the rat-faced fanboys at the next convention. "Hey, baby. Like my cologne? It's 'Tiberius'. Don't you want to be a Captain's woman, like Marlena Moreau in episode 33?"

/And people wonder why I drink heavily at cons
//Oh, and before you start pointing geeky fingers at me, I had to look up the episode number.
 
2009-02-17 09:44:25 AM  
brigid_fitch: Oh, Christ--I can just see the rat-faced fanboys at the next convention. "Hey, baby. Like my cologne? It's 'Tiberius'. Don't you want to be a Captain's woman, like Marlena Moreau in episode 33?"

/And people wonder why I drink heavily at cons
//Oh, and before you start pointing geeky fingers at me, I had to look up the episode number.


But you didn't have to look up the rest of the info...
 
2009-02-17 09:44:58 AM  
z.about.com
Approves of this cologne, if it gets him some action...

/yea, it's a red-hot link
 
2009-02-17 09:49:23 AM  
DeadZone: Approves of this cologne, if it gets him some action...

/yea, it's a red-hot link


Pronounced "co-loggen"

So is this the fragrance you'd wear if you were going as a wing-man?

/take one for the team
 
2009-02-17 09:52:09 AM  
www.freeimagehosting.net
 
2009-02-17 09:52:27 AM  
sewiusproductions: DeadZone: Approves of this cologne, if it gets him some action...

/yea, it's a red-hot link

Pronounced "co-loggen"

So is this the fragrance you'd wear if you were going as a wing-man?

/take one for the team


Kip, douse yourself with some of that co-loggen, and get the shampagnee, we're going to hunt that most dangerous of prey...the female woman.
 
2009-02-17 09:53:50 AM  
Next up. Talcum powder in dodecahedron blocks.
 
2009-02-17 10:01:28 AM  
Isn't swingerhead: I thought Ponn Farr was the Vulcan mating ritual, not Klingon.

I thought it was something all MALE Vulcans go through during teenage years.
 
2009-02-17 10:05:36 AM  
DeadZone: sewiusproductions: DeadZone: Approves of this cologne, if it gets him some action...

/yea, it's a red-hot link

Pronounced "co-loggen"

So is this the fragrance you'd wear if you were going as a wing-man?

/take one for the team

Kip, douse yourself with some of that co-loggen, and get the shampagnee, we're going to hunt that most dangerous of prey...the female woman.


I find the boobies the most erotic part of a woman...
 
2009-02-17 10:18:51 AM  
proton: I thought it was something all MALE Vulcans go through during teenage years.

Nah, that hot chick on the last TV show had it.
 
2009-02-17 10:31:30 AM  
littlett's: Well Uhura wears is a red shirt too

She wore a dress, I don't think it counts :P

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2009-02-17 10:35:06 AM  
DeadZone: Nah, that hot chick on the last TV show had it.

You mean the Japanese linguist? No, no she didn't.

//Jolene Blalock is not hot.
 
2009-02-17 10:40:35 AM  
It smells like sweat, desperation, and fear.
 
2009-02-17 10:41:58 AM  
brigid_fitch: Oh, Christ--I can just see the rat-faced fanboys at the next convention. "Hey, baby. Like my cologne? It's 'Tiberius'. Don't you want to be a Captain's woman, like Marlena Moreau in episode 33?"

/And people wonder why I drink heavily at cons
//Oh, and before you start pointing geeky fingers at me, I had to look up the episode number.


60% of the time, it works every time.
 
2009-02-17 10:44:48 AM  
proton: Isn't swingerhead: I thought Ponn Farr was the Vulcan mating ritual, not Klingon.

I thought it was something all MALE Vulcans go through during teenage years.


Every 7 years, iirc. Dunno if it applies to the females. Either way, they get really horny and their body self-destructs if they don't get laid. Presumably because a species of dull, joyless stoics don't fark much unless their biology forces them to.
 
2009-02-17 10:46:51 AM  
t3knomanser: //Jolene Blalock is not hot.

seattlepi.nwsource.com

Link is hot, like Jolene Blalock.
 
2009-02-17 10:49:45 AM  
t3knomanser: DeadZone: Nah, that hot chick on the last TV show had it.

You mean the Japanese linguist? No, no she didn't.

//Jolene Blalock is not hot.


I beg to differ, I mean her face is ok, but her body was smokin..but I liked both the hot women on that show.
 
2009-02-17 11:00:56 AM  
rickycal78: I beg to differ, I mean her face is ok, but her body was smokin..but I liked both the hot women on that show.

The lights come on, and man, Jolene Blalock is one unattractive plastic Barbie doll. Linda Park as Hoshi is clearly the sexier of the two, despite what this show wants you to believe. It's a total Ginger/Mary Ann thing. You know, like Tina Louise was supposed to be "the sexy one", but everybody knew that Dawn Wells was way hotter? Jolene Blalock is Star Trek's Tina Louise.
-- The Agony Booth
 
2009-02-17 11:06:37 AM  
Pxtl: proton: Isn't swingerhead: I thought Ponn Farr was the Vulcan mating ritual, not Klingon.

I thought it was something all MALE Vulcans go through during teenage years.

Every 7 years, iirc. Dunno if it applies to the females. Either way, they get really horny and their body self-destructs if they don't get laid. Presumably because a species of dull, joyless stoics don't fark much unless their biology forces them to.


I thought I saw an episode of Voyager where Tuvok was also going thru this. So I'll have to agree that it's one of those "every 7 years" type things and not just something that afflicts teenage Vulcans.
 
2009-02-17 11:15:50 AM  
PsyLord: So I'll have to agree that it's one of those "every 7 years" type things and not just something that afflicts teenage Vulcans.

Considering Spock underwent it as an adult in TOS, it's not limited to teenagers. One aspect of it is that if they don't mate, they may die.

Which means that Savvik had to make sure the regenerated Spock didn't die when she was with him on the Genesis planet. It's only logical.
 
2009-02-17 11:35:45 AM  
i actually understood and giggled at that headline... :(
 
2009-02-17 11:46:32 AM  
LowbrowDeluxe: swingerhead: I thought Ponn Farr was the Vulcan mating ritual, not Klingon.

Technically I think it refers to the state of hormonal imbalance itself and not the ritual.

God, I hate myself for typing that.

/Off to self-wedgie.


And, IIRC, it affects Vulcan Males, not females.
 
2009-02-17 11:49:25 AM  
Speaking of Pon Far, when Spock was regenerating on the Genesis planet, did Saavik have to fark him every time he grew the equivalent of seven years?
 
2009-02-17 11:52:22 AM  
Mugato: Speaking of Pon Far, when Spock was regenerating on the Genesis planet, did Saavik have to fark him every time he grew the equivalent of seven years?

Based on what we see from the film, he went into pon farr once, in his late teens. Interestingly, before the regeneration, he didn't have his first pon farr until he was in his 30s.
 
2009-02-17 11:53:37 AM  
wildsnowllama: brigid_fitch: Oh, Christ--I can just see the rat-faced fanboys at the next convention. "Hey, baby. Like my cologne? It's 'Tiberius'. Don't you want to be a Captain's woman, like Marlena Moreau in episode 33?"

/And people wonder why I drink heavily at cons
//Oh, and before you start pointing geeky fingers at me, I had to look up the episode number.

But you didn't have to look up the rest of the info...


Yeah, that's true. But only because I had to research it 2 years ago to make her outfit!

/sigh, okay--I'm a geek.
 
2009-02-17 11:57:46 AM  
littlett's: Not all red shirts were killed. Scotty and Rand made it through just fine.

And red shirts getting killed only applies to the original TV series. In the movies, they all wore red jackets. In Next Gen, command wore red & security/engineering wore gold. The security guys in gold still got picked off pretty quickly.
 
2009-02-17 12:00:37 PM  
lordargent: littlett's: Well Uhura wears is a red shirt too

She wore a dress, I don't think it counts :P


C'mon. She's just wearing a shirt with no pants. nttawwt. Unless it was chilly on the bridge.
 
2009-02-17 12:00:56 PM  
littlett's: Well Uhura wears is a red shirt too

Or rather, "red skirt"
 
2009-02-17 01:03:24 PM  
Pon Farr looks an awful lot like Porn Fair.

Jus' sayin'.
 
2009-02-17 01:17:15 PM  
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Hoped new fragrance would send them to him.
 
2009-02-17 02:40:24 PM  
So, basically someone came out with a cologne for nerds that smells like BO, Cheetos and their mom's basement? Funny... I bet sell like hot cakes if they put a picture of 7of9 on it.

/I like Star Trek
//I like talking to girls better
 
2009-02-17 03:48:41 PM  
Preferred fragrance:
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2009-02-17 03:53:57 PM  
i40.tinypic.com
 
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