May 22 2024


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Welsh Couple Ties The Knot, Trek Style

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Two women, who met on an Internet forum that one had set up to discuss Star Trek, were recently married in a Star Trek-themed civil ceremony.

Fourteen years ago, Margaret Wood decided to create a place online to talk Trek. “We (Anita Bayliss and I) met because of Star Trek,” she explained. “About fourteen years ago I had set up a forum on the internet about the show and we started chatting through that.”

“We have always been into the show,” said Wood. “I watched the original series as a child and you just enjoy the escapism and the humor of it all.”

The pair decided to have a Trek-themed wedding, and ordered their uniforms, based on the dress uniform worn by Captain Picard in Star Trek: Nemesis, from Hong Kong. “Not many places are willing to make replica outfits from television shows and films so we had to get them imported,” said Wood.

Not only did the women dress up in Trek uniforms, but their forty guests were also required to do so. “If they weren’t in costume, they wouldn’t have been allowed in,” said Wood. “Everybody looked amazing; they all went above the call of duty. One of my work mates came as a Borg and she really looked fantastic.”

Even Bayliss’s children got in on the act. “My two sons both dressed up in Captain Kirk outfits,” she said.

The couple was married in the Liberty Stadium in Swansea, South Wales.

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15 thoughts on “Welsh Couple Ties The Knot, Trek Style

  1. Call it whatever you want, but it is not a marriage. Hopefully the world will come to its senses and eliminate same sex marriages. Posting it on this site will cause children to think that such bondings are commonplace. Let’s adhere to the definition of marriage, the union of a man and woman.

  2. Congratulations for what? This country (US) has Judaeo-Christian roots. Let’s preserve marriage as it now exists. The people of Wales should not influence our cultural values. That news should have remained in Wales.

  3. I agree with your comments completely. Marriage is and should be between a man and a woman.

  4. “This country” – speak for yourself. This has sod all to do with the US, so go back to your hating.

  5. “Should be”?

    So good of you to think for other people.

    FREEDOM to all! Death to dictators.

  6. I assume you’re here as fans of Star Trek.

    Where is your appreciation of Trek’s philosophy of equality and inclusiveness?

    So, it was okay for an Earthwoman to marry a Vulcan (an entirely different SPECIES), but not for two humans to marry each other.

  7. We don’t claim her. She doesn’t speak for the US, just for her own small-minded, bigoted, assholish self.

  8. Oh how true you are. It is sad this sort of thing has to have the tag of Star Trek on it. Many people say Jesus Christ never said anything against homosexuality. Yes he did, he always referred to man and woman, a husband divorcing his wife, etc. No matter how you slice that bread, 2 men or 2 women do not make husband and wife.

  9. Hating? Oh how narrow minded you are. It is very possible to like the person and hate their actions. If you cannot see that or do that then you need to mature a little.

  10. Has nothing to do with species. It has to do with the sexes. 2 men and 2 women marrying are not even close to normal.

  11. Death to everyone who wants to do as they please and call it right, no matter what it is: how so immature.

  12. If hating someone’s actions – and those actions are innocent, and surround love – you may as well be hating the person.

  13. You don’t know Jesus. Time to form your own opinions and not speak on behalf of people you don’t know.

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