Re: The Single Worst Line of Dialogue in the entire Star Trek Franchis
Cue: "But you can't deny Captain, that you're still a dangerous, savage child race."
Picard: 'Most certainly I deny it. I agree what we still were when humans wore costumes like that four hundred years ago."
I have never been in the military. If I wear a military uniform, it is a costume, since I have not earned the right to wear it as a uniform. Q obviously had not earned that right either, so maybe thats why Picard calls it a "costume" in that instance.
Problem with that siskokid888 is Picard isn't referring to Q in the uniform as wearing a costume, he is obviously referring to the military uniform itself
as a costume.
Yea, looking at the full quote you're right. Poor choice of words by the writers.
"Well, here's one thing you can be sure of: leave any bigotry you may have in your cabin, there's no room for it on the bridge. Do I make myself clear?" - JTK, "Balance of Terror"