Five SciFi T-Shirts That Will Get You In Trouble At Airports

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A Transformers fan was singled out by Heathrow airport security for wearing a t-shirt with a print of Optimus Prime wielding a gun. The fan was told that his shirt was offensive because of the gun and he couldn't board the plane unless he changed. Wha? First of all it's Optimus Prime, the GOOD guy: If something is going down on a plane, I'm looking to the guy with the Autobots T-shirt. Second, I really would rather airport security be checking people's bags and not their cotton tops. In case you want to show solidarity with this beleaguered fan, we've got five other weapony scifi tees you can wear to the airport. Or not wear, depending on your willingness to tangle with overzealous officials.

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Illustration for article titled Five SciFi T-Shirts That Will Get You In Trouble At Airports
Illustration for article titled Five SciFi T-Shirts That Will Get You In Trouble At Airports

Collect them all:

Star Wars Light Saber

Firefly

Master Chief

Nuke

Phaser

Transformers T-shirt is Bad Idea at Airport [via Hide Your Arms]

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bonniegrrl
bonniegrrl

@NefariousNewt and @ggodo: "Is that a lightsaber in your pocket, or are you just glad to see me?" ;-P

Ironically, I remember when Lucasfilm flew in 200 stormtroopers from the 501st Legion to march in the Rose Parade, and the look on airport security's faces when they tried to send through bags and bags of white armor was priceless. Luckily, there were quite a few Star Wars fans running the lines so no one got sent to Guantanamo Bay.