If you’re a Star Trek fan looking for a cringe-inducing way to brag about being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as if it were some replacement for a personality, then good news, because Star Trek fan film-centric studio Ares Studios has you covered.
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The pins were brought to widespread attention on January 9th, courtesy of a tweet made by Lucasfilm Creative Art Manager Phil Szostak wherein he exclaimed, “Loving my Ares Studios Starfleet Medical and Klingon warrior COVID-19 full vaccinated pins!”
Unsurprisingly, Szostak’s tweet was met with a clamoring from like-minded fans who wanted to know where they could get the pins for themselves, prompting Ares Studio to begin tweeting out the link to their webstore.
A set of three, each pin and features an emblem from a different Star Trek faction alongside a declaration that the wearer is either a “fully vaxx’d warrior” from the Klingon Empire, a “fully vaccinated” member of the Starfleet medical team, or a fully vaccinated servant of the Vulcan High Command who believes that “science is logical.”
According to a recent tweet from Star Trek fan series Axanar, which exclusively shoots at Ares Studios, it appears as if even more pins may be put into production.
In response to a fan who lamented “I only wish there had been one with the Captain’s insignia,” Axanar asserted, “We can work on that!”
The pins are currently available for $10 USD each through the Ares Studio web store.
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