When Brian Richardson of Loganville heard the news that a company will launch a line of “Star Trek” colognes soon (as reported March 26 in the AJC), his reaction was, “Wait a minute. Didn’t we already do that?” Indeed, Richardson and his friends did a hilarious video and showed it at DragonCon, the massive Atlanta sci-fi convention, back in 2005. They even used the exact name of one of the real colognes: Pon Farr, the Vulcan mating ritual. Whereas the new Pon Farr is real and costs $30 a bottle, Richardson came up with the same idea while “sitting around drinking and talking about ridiculous ideas with friends.” The fake ad, a spoof of Calvin Klein Obsession ads of years past, stars Jason Wyatt and Michele Levin as the sexy Vulcans.
Now that we’re part of the mainstream media, we expect to be attacked by Rush Limbaugh at any minute. Thanks AJC!