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Old August 18 2014, 12:40 PM   #31
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I never got the hate for the skant. It's no worse than seeing someone in shorts. Funny how it's okay to see women's legs but not men's. Sorry, ladies, nothing to see here, because apparently male fans can't face seeing some skin they don't want to drool over.
I don't mind the skin, it was just that the skant was ugly,ugly, ugly. No man looked good in it with their ankle boots.
I'd a hundred times rather see some guy in shorts.

I'd even rather see (gasp) Shatner in his red workout pants than any guy in the skant.
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Old August 18 2014, 12:54 PM   #32
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For all we know the miniskirt/skant was a unisex uniform for a century before we saw it in the 2360s, we just never saw it on screen in TOS
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Old August 18 2014, 03:09 PM   #33
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I am a leg man, and I can say with authority that while the miniskirts were certainly silly, all the Trek TOS women had good legs!
Hit the brakes...

http://tos.trekcore.com/gallery/albu..._Years_003.JPG
I guess its the uniform's fit to blame, making Dr. McCoy to appear to have an hourglass figure!
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Old August 18 2014, 09:52 PM   #34
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Having seen enough guys in kilts, the skant uniform doesn't really bother me. As an armchair historian, the skant also reminds me of Greco-Roman styles as well.

But, yes, the ankle boots didn't help.


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Old August 19 2014, 05:24 AM   #35
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Definitely a nice turn from the prudish no skin/no skirts/everyone cover up even if you're in exercise wear that permeated the Berman-era. *shiver*
The thing to shiver about is the alternative...the wisely abandoned Season 1 man skirt.
Sorry for my ignorance , but what is this skant to which you refer? I don't recall it? Frankly, I've a kilt (Scottish blood, mind you) so I'm used to ...er...l men in skirts. ;-)
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Old August 19 2014, 05:27 AM   #36
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The hem line of the TOS females uniform miniskirts changes (it seems) from actress to actress. This might need a study/photo essay.
This is an excellent idea!!!
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Old August 19 2014, 10:08 AM   #37
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Definitely a nice turn from the prudish no skin/no skirts/everyone cover up even if you're in exercise wear that permeated the Berman-era. *shiver*
The thing to shiver about is the alternative...the wisely abandoned Season 1 man skirt.
Sorry for my ignorance , but what is this skant to which you refer? I don't recall it? Frankly, I've a kilt (Scottish blood, mind you) so I'm used to ...er...l men in skirts. ;-)


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Old August 19 2014, 10:40 AM   #38
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Memory Alpha has some TNG skant stats.
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Old August 19 2014, 07:31 PM   #39
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The thing to shiver about is the alternative...the wisely abandoned Season 1 man skirt.
Sorry for my ignorance , but what is this skant to which you refer? I don't recall it? Frankly, I've a kilt (Scottish blood, mind you) so I'm used to ...er...l men in skirts. ;-)


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Old August 20 2014, 04:13 AM   #40
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Sorry for my ignorance , but what is this skant to which you refer? I don't recall it? Frankly, I've a kilt (Scottish blood, mind you) so I'm used to ...er...l men in skirts. ;-)


My eyes!!!! Why?!
I am so sorry I ever asked. This is horrible. Who designed that costume .... And why?
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Old August 20 2014, 06:21 AM   #41
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I think it was Bill Thiess... he did it because he was paid to.

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Old August 20 2014, 08:50 AM   #42
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But would they have Mr. Scott in a plaid skant? Mostly red (or yellow in the mid-late 24th century), but also with his clan tartan?
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Old August 20 2014, 09:00 AM   #43
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I wonder if Ms. Kellerman imagined people would be expecting her pants this closely 50 years later...
Well, "Where No Man" was about 5 years before her big shower scene in M*A*S*H, so Sally must have overcome some of her inhibitions by then.
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Old August 20 2014, 01:02 PM   #44
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I wonder if Ms. Kellerman imagined people would be expecting her pants this closely 50 years later...
Well, "Where No Man" was about 5 years before her big shower scene in M*A*S*H, so Sally must have overcome some of her inhibitions by then.

Yeah...it was called "moneybitions.".


Speaking only for myself: I could not stand the sight of skants on dudes either. All things considered, just be glad we never saw TOS dudes running around in the miniskirt outfit. Er....forget I even conjured up that mental image....that's just psychologically scarring.

I was glad that Marina Sirtis agreed to don the skant uniform one more time for "All Good Things...". That was, is, and always will be my favorite outfit on her...even if she thought it made her look like a space cheerleader.


(personal opinion only....not intended to offend anyone else's sensibilities or sensitivities...or start flame wars.)
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Old August 20 2014, 01:37 PM   #45
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The hem line of the TOS females uniform miniskirts changes (it seems) from actress to actress. This might need a study/photo essay.
Areel Shaw in "Courtmartial" had a hemline that was distinctly lower than usual and it looked perfectly fine as an alternate duty wear.

Aren't there skirt alternatives in the U.S. armed forces? I'm pretty sure the Navy has them...or at least that's what I saw on JAG.
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