Joy Division were one of the first bands in England to play post-punk instead of merely punk, and Worf (portrayed by actor Michael Dorn) was one of the first Klingons in the Star Trek universe to be portrayed as a protagonist instead of merely a villain. Now the two have come together in a beautiful and touching tribute to Worf, Joy Division, and the artwork of Peter Saville, via a t-shirt idea on Threadless. To the extent that I understand the mechanics of Threadless, this design was submitted by user Nick O’Gorman back in 2012 but did not receive a high enough user score to be sold as a t-shirt in the store. This week, the page attracted additional interest via social media. But you still can’t actually buy the shirt! Which is kind of poignant when you think about it: Like Joy Division themselves, this piece of apparel inspires so many “what if”s. I’m sorry Mr. Worf, not now.

Comments (19)
  1. Oh great “hey liam here’s another really cool thing you can’t have”

  2. this is the least cool thing ive ever seen in my life. it’s negative cool. it kills cool.

  3. It was me, waiting for me, hoping for something Worf

  4. Am I the only one who hates all these Unknown Pleasures shirts which use anything but the original artwork?

  5. There really is some guy (or gal) out there that this thing is talking to…loudly

  6. This is blowing my goddamn mind (forehead)

  7. Somebody do a mashup of “New Dawn Fades” this this video stat!


  8. so strong,i like it
    may in canon 2900

  9. “merely” punk? pussy

  10. Worf is a house Klingon

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