Charlie (@chozzles) and Anna (@ajlobster) are revisiting Star Trek: The Next Generation. In a big way. And we've noticed that the clothes on that show are AMAZING. And not just 1987 amazing, or 24th century amazing, but BOTH, SIMULTANEOUSLY. We celebrate those fashions here.

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3 years ago | 36 notes

Encounter at Farpoint - 1.1-1.2

I’m sure that by now most of you have realized that it’s Anna who does the heavy lifting here. I’ve had a busy couple of months, but that’s no excuse that any blogger worth their salt would put forward in earnest apology, so let me just hang my head in shame for a second, and then we can move on.

PART OF THE PROBLEM was that I bit off a little more than I could chew. Encounter at Farpoint is a giant beast of an episode—the very first, of course. But before we get into it, I’d like us to take a little trip down memory lane. Pretend the year is 1987, and the prior TV season, four of the top 5 television shows were sitcoms, and the one drama was Murder She Wrote. And these guys march into Paramount’s television office with balls of brass and propose a space show based off of a series from the ’50s that ran for three seasons, and then put out a handful of movies. Wow. Wow.

A few magical months (years?) later, here we are… Episode I. There are a lot of dramatic introductory shots, most especially this one which is LITERALLY THE FIRST THING YOU SEE in the whole show:


I don’t know what this show’s about, but I know it’s got a bald man and some wooden walls.

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4 years ago | 11 notes

We’ll Always Have Paris - 1.24


White after Labor Day? Tsk

This episode begins with a fencing match. Picard and his opponent, Officer Some Dude, are wearing the traditional white fencing outfits (so colored because in the olden days there would be soot or colored dye placed on the tip of the sword to help judges determine where the touches had gone). Pretty basic, it seems. They get a little more glamorous, though, upon closer inspection:


Michael Jackson only wishes his single glove were this fabulous

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4 years ago | 31 notes

Justice - 1.08

Mostly, when I revisit an episode of TNG, I’m like “I must have seen this at some point…how could I have forgotten [crazy thing that happens to the crew]?” This episode, “Justice,” I most definitely remembered a key plot point of - Wesley falling into a bed of flowers and consequently being sentenced to death - but there is far more I didn’t remember:

  • that the planet they are on is similar in its mores to the planet Picard visits when he is on holiday (meaning…they have a lot of sex, all the time)
  • that there is a weird spaceship messing with the Enterprise
  • that the people on this planet consider the weird spaceship to be God
  • that the people on this planet dress like they are currently in, or about to be in, a sauna and/or sexy cult ritual

This is one of the very first shots of the episode:


"We run everywhere so we always have paper-towel-bikini-ready bodies"

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4 years ago | 5 notes

The Arsenal of Freedom - 1.21

So I have a day job and my darling roommate (for whose ST:TNG obsession I am pretty much single-handedly responsible for) does not. So fairly frequently, I will receive any number of electronic messages from her, usually in the form of Facebook wall posts, alerting me to the episode she is watching. This is how I found the delightful episode Captain’s Holiday. So the other day, I see this on my wall:

dude: tell me about your ship, riker. it’s the Enterprise, isn’t it?
riker: no, it’s the…Lollipop.
dude: i have no knowledge of that ship.
riker: it’s just been commissioned. it’s a good ship.

I was MOROSE that I was not at home watching with her, but let’s be real, mama needs a job so she can buy more shoes that look like Worf.

At my earliest convenience, I skedaddled over to my laptop and pulled up the episode in question. It’s a first season episode, which usually means it’s going to be not as good, but it did involve some non-primary-crew-member characters, so I hoped there would at least be some outfits. Sadly, they were mostly Federation folk, so it was pretty much all burgundy and mustard pajamas for the most part. There was this guy, though, who you probably know as “hey, we need sort of a weird-looking guy,” but I know as Subway Ghost from Ghost. The late Vincent Schiavelli, ladies and gentlemen! The link between Jack Nicholson and Fran Drescher! He taught Swayze how to kick a can!


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4 years ago | 10 notes

Symbiosis - 1.22

So in this episode, Picard and the gang are tootling around some star because some crazy magnetic shit is going on with it, and they want to check it out. They get a distress call from a freighter near the star from a guy named T’Jon who claims to be the captain of the ship, but when they ask him what’s wrong, and then explain to him how to fix it, he sounds basically retarded. Everyone is like “who is this guy and how did he get his own ship?” but they decide to beam them up anyway. But T’Jon and the other passengers send their cargo, a big space barrel, instead of themselves, and the crew of the Enterprise is super confused because HELLO people are totally more important than space barrels. Finally, the four passengers, two from each of two nearby planets, get beamed aboard, right as their freighter is blowing up, and both pairs tell Picard that they own the space barrel full of medicine. Apparently, the one planet produces the medicine that the other planet needs to survive (because they have a terrible plague).


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