Star Trek Fans set a new Guinness World Record (Updated)
As reported earlier scores of Star Trek fans turned out on London’s Millenium Bridge on Valentine’s Day as a new world record was set for the ‘largest gathering of Star Trek fans dressed in character’ with 99 fans attending in their fantastic costumes.Organised by Namco Bandai as part of their promotions for the launch of Star Trek Online, this is the first time Guinness World Records have been called upon to adjudicate such an event and judges were ably assisted by Giles Aston, a Star Trek aficionado and professional ‘Captain Jean-Luc Picard’ impersonator in determining the authenticity of the participants’ cosplay attempts.
“The turnout today was nothing short of fantastic,” enthused Lee Kirton, Head of PR at Namco Bandai. “We’re absolutely delighted to have been involved in this record breaking activity and it’s a testament to the Star Trek fans’ amazing dedication that so many turned out on Valentine’s Day.”
Gaz Deaves, editor of the Guinness World Records: Gamer’s Edition said “We’re pleased to kick off this category here in London and hope other star trek fans around the world will come forward to break this record again.”
The world record was conducted to celebrate the launch of hit MMO, Star Trek Online which launched in the UK on 5th February. More info at www.startrekonline.com