INVISIBILITY CLOAK

GeekPress’s commentary on the Japanese invisibility cloak craze — “Granted, it doesn’t work quite as well as the One Ring of Sauron, but it doesn’t turn the wearer into a Nazgul either.” –reveals his youth. The obvious SciFi reference is, of course, the Romulan Bird of Prey, whose cloaking device was revealed in Star Trek (Original Series) way back in the late 1960s. [Further research reveals that the Romulan cloaking device was first revealed in episode 59, “The Enterprise Incident,” which first aired 9/27/68.]

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James Joyner is a Security Studies professor at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.