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TrekToday May 14 2008 04:36 AM

British Judicial Robes In A 'Star Trek' Makeover
 
Jumping from the 18th to the 21st century, Britain's top judges will lose the horsehair wigs and old robes in a fashion makeover.<p>As reported by the <A class="link" HREF="http://www.dailymail.co.uk">Daily Mail</A>, the new robes will be worn by Court of Appeal and High Court judges and are part of changes announced last year which include ending the custom of wearing wigs, wing collars and bands by judges when sitting in civil and family proceedings.<p>The last time a <i>Star Trek</i>-type costume was seen in court was when a juror appeared in an American court dressed up in a <i>Next Generation</i> costume as reported <A class="link" HREF="http://www.cnn.com/US/fringe/9603/03-14/trek.html">here</A>. She was dismissed from the jury for granting an interview to the media regarding her unusual attire.<p>Unlike Captain Picard's <i>Next Generation</i> outfit though, these robes come equipped with pockets. "It is much easier to wear and has things like pockets which the old ones did not have," said a spokesman for the Judicial Communications Office. It is the result of considerable consultation and a sensible way forward."<p>Not everyone was thrilled with the fashion change. "Look at this poor man: instead of appearing imperious, the lord chief justice, Lord Phillips, now just looks like the man who sells you tickets for the Star Trek Experience at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas," said the Guardian's deputy fashion editor <font color=yellow>Hadley Freeman</font> as reported at <A class="link" HREF="http://www.france24.com">France 24</A>. <p>To read more, head to the articles located <A class="link" HREF="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=565992&in_page_id=1770">he re</A> and <A class="link" HREF="http://www.france24.com/en/20080513-beam-me-mlud-judges-get-star-trek-outfits">here</A>.<center></center>

Tralah May 14 2008 04:42 AM

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Eh, I don't think they look THAT much like Starfleet uniforms. If they ditched that red material I doubt anyone would have come to that conclusion.

Augustus May 14 2008 05:52 AM

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I agree

nx1701g May 14 2008 05:58 AM

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I was hoping for the Q Judge's Robes.

Biggshow May 14 2008 07:29 AM

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TrekToday wrote: (Post 1637587)
Not everyone was thrilled with the fashion change. "Look at this poor man: instead of appearing imperious, the lord chief justice, Lord Phillips, now just looks like the man who sells you tickets for the Star Trek Experience at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas," said the Guardian's deputy fashion editor <font color=yellow>Hadley Freeman</font> as reported at <A class="link" HREF="http://www.france24.com">France 24</A>. <p>To read more, head to the articles located <A class="link" HREF="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=565992&in_page_id=1770">he re</A> and <A class="link" HREF="http://www.france24.com/en/20080513-beam-me-mlud-judges-get-star-trek-outfits">here</A>.<center></center>

Of course, The Experience is at the Las Vegas Hilton and our ("our"; like I still work there) ticket takers would love to have something this stylish.

Yeah, get rid of the red and no-one would notice.

Akiraprise May 14 2008 09:51 AM

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Tralah wrote: (Post 1637599)
Eh, I don't think they look THAT much like Starfleet uniforms. If they ditched that red material I doubt anyone would have come to that conclusion.

Yeah, pretty much my thoughts.

They should have just put the judges in Capt Picard's white dress waiter uniform. Really give the people something to bitch about. :lol:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...3/picdress.jpg

cubbie May 14 2008 01:02 PM

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:guffaw::guffaw::guffaw:

Broccoli May 14 2008 01:56 PM

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It doesn't look like a Star Trek uniform.

Pioneer May 14 2008 02:11 PM

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I don't see any similarity to any of the Star Trek uniforms. They should lose the red stripes, though.

cardinal biggles May 14 2008 02:33 PM

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It's the collar. Otherwise, I just don't see it.

Kirks_Flying_Wig May 14 2008 02:50 PM

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Urgh. Pathetic Daily Mail drivel about them "throwing away" 300 years of tradition. Only 18 months ago they were crying and bawling about "ridiculous looking" judges' robes costing the taxpayer 500,000 a time. Wigs have been in and out of fashion for hundreds of years; in ten years time a new wig design will be unveiled. I await the headline on the Mail's front page in May 2018 that will say something along the lines of "Absurd Wigs to be Introduced into Civil Courts at a Cost of 100bn!!!"

Back on topic, they look nothing remotely like Star Trek costumes. Apart from the red. They should have based the look on the DOOP skirts from Futurama; Lord Hoffman in white go-go boots. Phwoar.

Outpost4 May 14 2008 02:52 PM

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It needs pips. Then it would be good.

Nebusj May 14 2008 08:52 PM

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Kirks_Flying_Wig wrote: (Post 1638507)
Back on topic, they look nothing remotely like Star Trek costumes. Apart from the red. They should have based the look on the DOOP skirts from Futurama; Lord Hoffman in white go-go boots. Phwoar.

No, no, this is some Trek costume, just not Star Fleet uniforms. I was thinking something kind of Eminiar-y, but that's not right either. Maybe one of those planets of obnoxious genetically engineered super-boring people that Next Generation visited now and then?

Alidar Jarok May 14 2008 09:15 PM

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American judge robes manage to look traditional without looking dated (mostly because there's no wigs). The new robe ideas look fine, they should just ditch the coloring.

anais May 14 2008 09:18 PM

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Lord Phillips has a distinguished frown. Suits the gown.


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