Tuesday, December 29, 2015

O CAPTAIN, MY CAPTAIN! JAMES T. KIRK IN HIS WRATH OF KHAN MAROONY GOODNESS

Any Original Series film collector wants a piece that the Big Kahuna – Captain Kirk, himself – wore in his travels across the stars. But, frankly, I had resigned myself to never having one. But then an unexpected opportunity came along and the rest, as they say, is history.

All of the components of this ensemble have William Shatner tags, including a large Western Costume tag inside the jacket. The tag's number, combined with the jacket's color and details indicate that this was originally made for "Wrath of Khan" and modified for later use by other actors. 


The gold Admiral's braid was removed and the skirt was lengthened in the style of the later movies. It features the classic maroon styling complete with white lining, an element almost exclusive to Shatner and Nimoy costumes as it defines "command" level rank. It includes a white turtleneck and wool pants – both with Shatner costume tags – and a production made belt. It is finished with production rank bands and pins and, of course, a metal Starfleet badge.

Shatner wore this style of uniform beginning with Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan through Star Trek: Generations. There's only one template for captains in Star Trek – William Shatner's James T. Kirk. And then they broke the mold. 

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Wrath of Dhan Maroons

LLAP

Don

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