Thread: Ensign Gates
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Old December 11 2012, 10:04 PM   #5
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Re: Ensign Gates

You know, a lot of people deride the skant version of the uniform as particularly sexist in a '60s TOS sort of way, but the idea was that both men and women would be able to wear it. They wanted to originally show more gender equality in the future. They kind of botched it, though, with men in the skant only appearing in a few background scenes.

I kind of like it, though, and this is coming from a woman (one who likes kitschy '60s inspired things anyway). And I love the idea of men being able to wear a version of it as well. It never panned out that way, of course, and it was basically only used to show off more female thigh and boost ratings.
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