"We thought about how meticulous those Civil War re-enactors are about having historically accurate uniforms and equipment," says OTB President Hugh Lessjo. "Then we thought, 'Who else is so obsessive about having the right props and costumes?' "
The answer: Star Trek fans.
"We have Star Trek fan clubs in our area, and Sunday's battle re-enactment already includes a 'what-if' scenario featuring a Confederate counterattack," says Lessjo. "So we started thinking outside the box, and we thought, 'Why not have Trekkies join the battle?' They already have the equipment." ...
(Shakes head in disbelief. Which is a good thing, maybe ...)
*That would be Japanese for "unbelievable." No, really.
Mug tip to Evil White Guy, of course.