Saturday, September 19, 2015

Upholstery & Junk Food

Woah! It's Saturday. I can't remember the last time I posted on Saturday. Anyway, I'm here for a very special reason. Way back in 2013 when I was doing My (Actual) Year of Star Trek, it occurred to me that everyone in the Trek verse was clothed in upholstery fabric. I get it. I grew up back stage and I ran a Shakespeare program for over a decade. Upholstery fabric has a better texture, drape and weight than conventional clothing fabric and it's cheaper than high-end costuming stuff:

I really wanted to do a really long post about it and I went about compiling screen grabs of Trek characters wearing couches and curtains but, in the end, I decided it should be a recurring feature rather than a single post. Then a whole year went by without me starting the series. Today that ends!

Here's a couch:
 I've reupholstered it in the fabric from a Star Trek character's costume. Can you tell me who wore it? Here's a hint: This character appeared in a single episode of Voyager. If you want to play the world's most ridiculous Star Trek trivia game, just leave your guess in the comments. I'll post the right answer next week, along with a new couch.

Second item of business:
My husband has a blog now! Hooray! Remember how he came around and wrote a couple of awesome posts? Well now he's doing his own special thing over at Junk Food Jones and you should go check it out.


  1. I have no idea but it does look pretty nice

    1. I think so too, actually! A lot of these Star Trek swatches make good sofas.

  2. I love this idea, and I love all the costume upholstery fabric! I had an inking of an idea where to find this one, but when I went back to check, it turned out to be a completely different sofa swatch. I hope to go back and scour a few episodes on the hunt for this one very soon...

  3. I'm going to guess this is Jason Alexander's garb from "Think Tank".

  4. At first I thought it was Neelix and then you gave the hint that the character only appeared in one I'm going with Tuvix!

  5. It probably is Tuvix. It looks Talaxian... or Ferengi.


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