Remember The Short Skirt Guys?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' started by Dryson, Mar 2, 2020.

  1. Dryson

    Dryson Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I remember these guys from the episodes that they appeared in wearing skirts. Was there ever an explanation as to why they wore skirts?

    Could it possibly be that their dreams were somehow accessed while the Traveler was aboard and caught them living out a nightmare?

    A nightmare of waking up in the middle of a crisis aboard the Enterprise where they reported to their duty station in a skirt?





    Don't tell me the environmental controls were sticking that day either.

    One thing is certain, when the Traveler is on the Enterprise, make certain that you bury your nightmares of wearing skirts in a crisis deep inside of your subconscious.
     
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  2. Takeru

    Takeru Space Police Premium Member

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    They weren't wearing skirts, they wore skants and they obviously did it because they wanted to.
     
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  3. Timo

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    Basically long shirts rather than short skirts, yeah. The question is, why would some want to wear those with pants and some without?

    When short skirts were de rigeur for women in the TOS era Starfleet, none chose to wear pants with them; pants always went with short shirts instead. However, when skirts went optional in TNG, some women wore these skant things with pants, some without. Men, never with pants. Is this perhaps a macho thing, wanting to show one's body hair to the fullest?

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  4. Qonundrum

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    If memory serves, i's part of Gene's ideas of equality, though it's definitely true that the "kilt" also predates the skant. And has a better name, since "kilt" doesn't come across as a diminutive colloquialism 4th wall-breakin' joke for "scantily clad"...
     
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    The idea is that humans will have evolved past their primitive notions that a certain type of garment can only be worn by only men or only women. It may look rather odd to us mouth-breathing 20/21st century savages, but I think that's kind of the point, and at least they tried something different.

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  6. Dryson

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    Why is that we never see Klingon's wearing any skirts?
     
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    Lursa and Be'tor wore fancy skirts
     
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  9. CorporalCaptain

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    That's right.

    For additional evidence that female Klingon warriors who served aboard D-7s were allowed to wear skirts as a part of their duty uniform, see Ch'Rega in VOY "Prophecy".

    http://voy.trekcore.com/gallery/albums/7x14/prophecy_108.jpg
    http://voy.trekcore.com/gallery/albums/7x14/prophecy_335.jpg
     
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  10. Laura Cynthia Chambers

    Laura Cynthia Chambers Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    If they come from a planet where togas/robes are common, wearing a skirt/kilt uniform is close enough.
     
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  11. XCV330

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    I've thought before if the Skant had included leggings or leg wrappings, it would have almost looked ok. Most men in early medieval Europa would not have dressed too differently. It just looks silly (to me) with the bare legs, because it looks half-done.
     
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  12. Laura Cynthia Chambers

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    Yeah. Or if the TOS women had knee socks instead of stockings.
     
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    In 2363 somebody in charge of uniforms wanted women to dress in short skirts, but they didn’t want to be seen as sexist, so they made the male uniform the same.
     
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    What an unpleasant word.
     
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  16. Tribble Threat

    Tribble Threat Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Those guys in the videos looked really good in skants. The second one had great legs.
     
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  17. Mojochi

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    It is one soft syllable away from being scats
     
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  18. Tribble Threat

    Tribble Threat Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I'm fine with saying they're men in dresses.
     
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    If Worf's reaction to the TNG dress uniforms is any indication ("They look like dresses') —among numerous other examples— Klingons are not as woke as the Federation and not fond of unisex fashion at least as far as males wearing traditionally female garments go.
     
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    I like how the first guy is just amazed at Picard talking to the crew over the ship as if it was the most amazing thing he ever heard before.


    Jason