Cringe Trek

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by F. King Daniel, Apr 24, 2019.

  1. Dr. San Guinary

    Dr. San Guinary Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    You have NO idea... :barf:
     
  2. JoeZhang

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    This is partly a political issue - many African-american women routinely wear wigs - and for actresses it's partly down to pressure from studios:

    https://variety.com/2018/film/features/viola-davis-widows-pay-gap-hollywood-1202924041/
     
  3. seigezunt

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    I believe it has the distinction of the only book to mention the contents of Kirk's pants.
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  4. Vger23

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    As a love instructor myself, I take personal offense
     
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  5. 1001001

    1001001 I Like the Nightlife, Baby! Moderator

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    Kirk'sJunk...I can't believe no one has taken that username.

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  6. Disco!Disco!

    Disco!Disco! Commander Red Shirt

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    What a strange thing to get annoyed over. Impractically exposing leg skin is only for female Starfleet officers?
     
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  7. Agents of HYDRA

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    Any fight scene in Star Trek without Michelle Yeoh. My headcanon has Prime!Georgiou being a fighter, too.

    TMP novelization. I remember my thirteen-year-old self going "WTF did I just read?"

    Shouldn't be for anyone in uniform.
     
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  8. Nightdiamond

    Nightdiamond Commodore Commodore

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    I didn't say I was annoyed: I thought it was a cringe. Hell, even the producers cringed enough to get rid of it after a few episodes.
    Can you imagine them fighting Jem
    Hadar or Klingons in that?
     
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  9. Dry Bones 37

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    Having watched Xena and various other fantasy heroines, yeah I can imagine it.
     
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  10. Unicorn

    Unicorn Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    "Yangs? Yanks? ...Spock! YANKEES!" *Star-spangled banner fanfare plays*
     
  11. ScottJ85

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    That time the Enterprise was taken over by an incorporeal alien summoned by a bunch of kids making the jerk-off gesture.
     
  12. Disco!Disco!

    Disco!Disco! Commander Red Shirt

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    You didn't say "Starfleet officers." You said "men," so this argument doesn't make sense.
     
  13. Greg Cox

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    Marina Sirtis was cringing at the memory of her space yoga outfit at Shore Leave last year . . . .
     
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  14. Nightdiamond

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    OK, I meant male Starfleet officers wearing those skirts that they wore in the first few episodes of the first season of TNG. It was just a little cringe to me.

    I could see where Roddenberry might have been going with it, and when they abandoned the idea, there was cringe in it.

    If they could have found a better skirt, I might reconsider. Otherwise it's the cosmic cheerleader thing. Which was a cringe.
     
  15. Disco!Disco!

    Disco!Disco! Commander Red Shirt

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    I'll repeat my question. Why was it fine for women to wear that getup, but not men?
     
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  16. Nightdiamond

    Nightdiamond Commodore Commodore

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    Who said it was? The skirts for women were abandoned almost at the same time. They're free to bring back the skirt for men and women if they want, just like in the 09 movie, at least for women.
     
  17. Disco!Disco!

    Disco!Disco! Commander Red Shirt

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    Right here:




    Gersha Phillips wants to.
     
  18. GNDN18

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    Yes, but we’re they more sensitive to correctly pronouncing “Orion”?
    That “love instructor” reference came after Kirk used a colorful metaphor he learned from his grandfather, right? #TwoFerCringe
     
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  19. F. King Daniel

    F. King Daniel Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I remembered some more:

    The baseball episode of Deep Space Nine.

    Chakotay and Seven of Nine getting together.

    T-Quark.
     
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  20. Harpsichord

    Harpsichord Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    15 seasons of Drag Race trained me for this kind of thing :p
    I prefer wig police thankyouverymuch!
    The skirt/leggings/boot combo looked great on Lt. Amin(?). I hope she still has a chance to play with the design now that Disco jumped out of the era.
    Death to the opposition those who hate on Take Me Out to the Holosuite!