Wednesday, March 24, 2010

FASHION STATEMENT Beam me up: Mayor Parker's Star Trek attire

Is it just our imagination, or did Mayor Annise Parker emit a Star Trek vibe when she traveled to Washington, D.C. this week to lobby for the restoration of NASA's Constellation program?

Her red jacket with black epaulets certainly resembles the attire worn by Dr. Beverly Crusher in Star Trek: Next Generation.

Press secretary Janice Evans groaned when we called to ask if the mayor is a Star Trek fan. She said she would get back to us, but until she does, take a look and let us know what you think.

Our mayor has never cared much for fashion, but we think she looked chic. And maybe it was a good subliminal way for herroner to send the message that space travel is important.

And you couldn't ask for a better role model. According to Wikipedia, Dr. Crusher is the chief medical officer on board the USS Enterprise-D and its successor, the USS Enterprise-E. Crusher held the rank of Commander, and was the head of Starfleet Medical during 2365.