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Old September 3 2008, 10:26 PM   #31
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Re: What Not To Wear--Cardassian Edition

They were Cardassian c*ck rings.
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Old September 3 2008, 10:36 PM   #32
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They were Cardassian c*ck rings.
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Old September 4 2008, 12:23 AM   #33
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It would be nice if we could explain the costuming of "The Wounded" as simply as that. Alas, DS9 gave us plenty of flashbacks to timepoints preceding "The Wounded", and everybody there wore the same stylish DS9 gear instead of this early armor.

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Wellll...apparently we've also got THIS Mr. Photogenic winner to contend with as well, from the episode "Ensign Ro."

http://memory-alpha.org/en/wiki/Dolak

And yes, I am being VERY sarcastic.

So either this is a short-term experiment on Central Command's part that failed, or there's something particular going on with whatever Order Macet and Dolak were in?
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Old September 4 2008, 12:58 AM   #34
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What I found odd is that the strange headgear disappears almost as soon as they came on board. Perhaps it was some sort of protective gear when boarding a vessel of an alien species for the first time. It almost looks like it would encircle the head with a forcefield in case the environment was hostile. Just speculation, but the look was very functional in that way.
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Old September 4 2008, 01:49 AM   #35
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Hm...then what was Macet doing with it on board his own ship?
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Old September 4 2008, 05:50 PM   #36
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^Good point. Maybe it's a Magneto-style helmet, to block telepaths. The Cardies strike me as the type who would be paranoid about that sort of thing. On the other hand, maybe they just enjoyed looking silly to their enemies.
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Old September 4 2008, 06:05 PM   #37
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^Good point. Maybe it's a Magneto-style helmet, to block telepaths. The Cardies strike me as the type who would be paranoid about that sort of thing. On the other hand, maybe they just enjoyed looking silly to their enemies.
Makes sense. Lull them into a false sense of security about how you're not a threat since no one who has such rediculous headwear could be threatening, then BAM! You occupy their planet for a few decades.

Of course, given that the Cardassians had conflicts with the Federation prior to Wounded, that theory doesn't exactly mesh...
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I had to look the episode up . . . yeah what the heck were they thinking?
http://tng.trekcore.com/gallery/albu...wounded039.jpg
http://tng.trekcore.com/gallery/albu...wounded066.jpg
I like the crustacean-like uniforms from the Wounded much better than the less imaginative ones they were replaced with. I was so disappointed when the next Cardassian episode aired.





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Old September 4 2008, 09:15 PM   #39
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I like the crustacean-like uniforms from the Wounded
Heh, I like that term: Crustacean Cardassians (Crusty Cardies?).
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Old September 6 2008, 10:22 PM   #40
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those uniforms were butt ugly and don't look like they'd stop a knife never mind a bullet...
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Old September 8 2008, 10:56 PM   #41
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those uniforms were butt ugly and don't look like they'd stop a knife never mind a bullet...
Not only that, they're an ugly shade of brown not inflicted on our eyes since the brown uniforms from ST:TMP! -- RR
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I had to look the episode up . . . yeah what the heck were they thinking?
http://tng.trekcore.com/gallery/albu...wounded039.jpg
http://tng.trekcore.com/gallery/albu...wounded066.jpg
I like the crustacean-like uniforms from the Wounded much better than the less imaginative ones they were replaced with. I was so disappointed when the next Cardassian episode aired.





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I agree, I like them. Very "alien" as opposed to "costume".
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Old September 10 2008, 08:04 PM   #43
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I had to look the episode up . . . yeah what the heck were they thinking?
http://tng.trekcore.com/gallery/albu...wounded039.jpg
http://tng.trekcore.com/gallery/albu...wounded066.jpg
I like the crustacean-like uniforms from the Wounded much better than the less imaginative ones they were replaced with. I was so disappointed when the next Cardassian episode aired.


I agree, I like them. Very "alien" as opposed to "costume".
Exactly my point!
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