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Old September 1 2008, 01:31 AM   #16
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Re: What Not To Wear--Cardassian Edition

I had to look the episode up . . . yeah what the heck were they thinking?
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Old September 1 2008, 02:04 AM   #17
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Re: What Not To Wear--Cardassian Edition

Going on a limb here... They're soldiers, garb worn by soldiers (more often than not) is worn for protecton, for armor.

So maybe their "spoon heads" are a especailly vulnerable spot in their foreheads? Maybe there's no skull-bone behind it and it's an easy entry point to their brain. So those "helmets" are designed to protect their spoon-head weakness.

They took them off later on the enterprise because they were at no risk there. They never wore them because...

Ummm...

Errrr....

Oh!

Really cool, innovative, and more fashionable and less visilbe surgery to place a plate behind their spoon.
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Old September 1 2008, 02:10 AM   #18
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The other thing about the costumes was they were an awful shade of brown. Guess they didn't learn from the crappy brown uniforms worn by some crew members in TMP! LOL! -- RR
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Old September 1 2008, 02:24 AM   #19
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Re: What Not To Wear--Cardassian Edition

S&M, red ranger? I think you have many stories to tell.
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Old September 1 2008, 02:31 AM   #20
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Re: What Not To Wear--Cardassian Edition

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They were stupid.
I also noticed a wardrobe malfunction in the episode "The Maquis" I believe. When Dukat is being escorrted throguh the promenade, you can see how cheap and flimsy the Cardassian uniform is, and the whole side has detatched and is flopping around helplessly
I noticed that, too. Those uniforms looked really good, though, and knowing how expensive costumes can be, I can easily let it slide.

The brown uniforms from "The Wounded," though, were pretty bad--they reminded me of things you'd see on pre-hiatus Dr. Who. Cardassian make-up, however, is perhaps the all-time best make-up design to come out of Modern Trek.
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Old September 1 2008, 03:03 AM   #21
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Those things are one ugly prop that I am glad never showed up in DS9.
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Old September 1 2008, 05:00 AM   #22
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They were stupid.
I also noticed a wardrobe malfunction in the episode "The Maquis" I believe. When Dukat is being escorrted throguh the promenade, you can see how cheap and flimsy the Cardassian uniform is, and the whole side has detatched and is flopping around helplessly
I noticed that, too. Those uniforms looked really good, though, and knowing how expensive costumes can be, I can easily let it slide...

...Cardassian make-up, however, is perhaps the all-time best make-up design to come out of Modern Trek.
I agree...the design they ended up settling on RULES.
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The head things were cool.

But the mutton chops were cooler.
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Old September 1 2008, 06:44 AM   #24
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Old September 2 2008, 07:50 AM   #25
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The went the way of the Ferengi laser whips.
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Old September 2 2008, 08:34 AM   #26
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...Which made a triumphant return in the Marauder Mo toys...

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Old September 2 2008, 10:24 AM   #27
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Were they in the original packaging?
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Old September 2 2008, 10:59 AM   #28
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I'm sure young Quark had opened the packaging primarily for being able to take out the original whips and shields and boots, sell them at a profit, and install cheap replicas in their place.

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Old September 3 2008, 11:40 AM   #29
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The went the way of the Ferengi laser whips.
Exactly - the Ferengi also walked stooped over and jumped around a lot when introduced. I think those traits and the Cardassian "sombreros" were intended as ways of making those aliens more alien, and they were refined, added, and deleted as time went on.
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Old September 3 2008, 12:17 PM   #30
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Not that I'd miss the original stooped Ferengi walk, but it's really simple to explain it away. We only saw it in "The Last Outpost", and the Ferengi seen there on the planetary surface were all under extreme physical duress. Apparently, their lobes didn't like the ambient noise at all...

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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