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Mom Made Me
The "Star Trek": Mission New York convention, held Sept. 2-4 at New York City's Javits Center, brought Trekkies together to celebrate the franchise's 50th anniversary. Here are some "Star Trek" fans who came dressed up as various characters for the special occasion.
Chelsea Marquette, 31; Brooklyn Marquette, 11; and Vada Byer, 7, were dressed as Seven of Nine and Starfleet cadets.
Brooklyn and Vada like watching "Star Trek" because their mom, Chelsea, "makes them watch it with her" and because "the outfits are cool."
"I binge-watched all of 'Star Trek' in the span of a year, and it was the best year of my life," Chelsea Marquette said. "I really love 'Star Trek' because they explore all these different worlds and different cultures that don't actually exist, but theoretically could."
Captain's UniformSlide 2 of 49
Jason Barnes, 31, was dressed in a red captain's uniform. He and Allison Shea, 29, love "Star Trek" because it focuses on social advancements.Slide 3 of 49
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Tribute to Spock
Sarah Medcalf, 34, was dressed as a lieutenant science officer as a tribute to the late Leonard Nimoy, who played Spock in the original series.
"I grew up with a love of astrophysics and all kinds of crazy nerdy things, and 'Star Trek' came along and told me that was OK," Medcalf said.
"My favorite character is probably Spock, but I'm also a big fan of Quark from [the 'Star Trek' series] 'Deep Space Nine.'"Slide 5 of 49
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Family of Starfleet Cadets
Karen Wall, 31; Grant Wall, 31; and Annaleis Wall, 1, were wearing shirts representing different divisions of Starfleet: engineering (red) and command (gold). Grant and Karen love the series after having grown up watching it, and Annaleis is sure to grow up with a similar experience, her parents said.
Karen's favorite character is Lt. Cmdr. Data, while Grant's favorite character is Quark from "Deep Space Nine."Slide 7 of 49
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