Wellington, Oct 21: Star Trek fans have created history by breaking the record for the largest gathering of people dressed as characters from the TV series at the Destination Star Trek London convention.
An estimated 1,083 costume-clad “trekkies” assembled at the event at London’s ExCel centre, narrowly beating the previous record of 1,040 characters, which was set at the bigger, annual Star Trek convention in Las Vegas in August, Stuff.co.nz reported.
The achievement will be officially verified by Guinness World Records within a few days, but organisers were confident they had topped the Las Vegas record.
The majority of record-breakers dressed in the colour-blocked uniforms of the Starfleet, with Vulcans, Klingons and Romulans peppering the crowd.
Destination Star Trek London is the first live Star Trek event in Britain for over a decade.
Around 17,000 fans came to London to celebrate the 46-year-old TV and film franchise, which has spawned six television series and 11 feature films. (ANI)