Trek fashion disasters

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by jefferiestubes8, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. jefferiestubes8

    jefferiestubes8 Commodore Premium Member

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    Great fun.
    with photos & commentary from the films and all the series.
    12 Star Trek Fashion Disasters: Boldly Going Where No Fashion Designer Has Gone Before
    http://whatculture.com/tv/star-trek-to-boldly-go-where-no-fashion-designer-has-gone-before.php


    related:

    This site has lots of TNG fashion criticism (and it’s funny!):
    http://sttngfashion.tumblr.com/


    Star Trek fashion
    http://www.thesnipenews.com/features/star-trek-fashions/


    related TrekBBS thread:
    Tim Gunn on Star Trek fashion
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    It only covers the original pilot and the classic series, with special attention to Uhura's mini-skirt.]
     
  2. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Jake Sisko frequently cracks me up.
     
  3. scotpens

    scotpens Vice Admiral Admiral

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    These over-the-top guards’ uniforms from “Elaan of Troyius” are my nominee for Worst TOS Costume Design. The outfits looked like they were made from plastic placemats — because they were!

    [​IMG]

    For some reason, suddenly I’m hungry for lobster.
     
  4. Nerys Ghemor

    Nerys Ghemor Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Unfortunately, as much as I loved his character, and Daro's, Gul Macet pulled a serious all-around fashion no-no in the Cardassians' first appearance.

    (The beard, however, was cool.)

    And don't forget Garak's first outfit. What an eyesore.
     
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  5. King Daniel Beyond

    King Daniel Beyond Admiral Admiral

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    TNG Romulans. Embarrassing bowl cuts and shoulder pads. IMPOSSIBLE to take seriously.

    Thank you for fixing them, JJ Abrams!:D
     
  6. Yevetha

    Yevetha Commodore

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    The shoulder pads can return, those were romulan miners.
     
  7. Dantheman

    Dantheman Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    They better not be going commando underneath those things......
     
  8. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    And the patterns on their uniforms appeared to be random. They had absolutely no relation to rank or position. Only thing I can think of is it was family/clan affiliation...I wonder if a novel ever mentioned this.
     
  9. Owain Taggart

    Owain Taggart Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    The problem with TNG was the 80's. There were some clothing ideas during the decade overall that were really out there that just look silly now, future-clothing or not. In the 80's, people had a weird fashion sense for what they thought looked good.
     
  10. lisa

    lisa Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    OMG. TNG Romulans was my first thought!! hahaha! The outfits were so distracting that I still can't watch the episodes and take them seriously.

    Overall I think VOY was the best with the outfits. Nelix was pretty bad but his makeup balanced out those hideous suits.
     
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  12. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I loved the outrageous Ferengi outfits and Neelix's outfits. They fitted the characters and were believable and interesting.
     
  13. scotpens

    scotpens Vice Admiral Admiral

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    We like to remember the most outrageous, attention-getting, or extreme styles of any particular period, but there’s always good and bad fashion. Remember Sturgeon’s Law.
     
  14. AcousticKoi

    AcousticKoi Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    I remember when I was little and saw the episode arena for the first time.
    The gorns outfit was so ridiculous I couldn't keep myself from laughing. :lol:
     
  15. Captain Rob

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    I think my old grandmother wore exhibit A back in the 70's.
     
  16. scotpens

    scotpens Vice Admiral Admiral

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    When I first saw that episode, I was able to accept the rubber lizard suit. The silly part was that tunic the Gorn was wearing. It looked like something Bob Mackie designed for Cher.
     
  17. Enterprise is Great

    Enterprise is Great Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    You just blew my monitor up.
     
  18. Captain Rob

    Captain Rob Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    If you put a silly dress on an alligator. He's still going to try to kill you.
     
  19. barnaclelapse

    barnaclelapse Commodore Commodore

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    A very, very compelling argument.
     
  20. Colonel Midnight

    Colonel Midnight Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Don't forget Chekov's pink Puritan outfit in the one TOS movie. *OY*

    Cheers,
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