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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Our screenshots come from trekcore.com when they're good and were taken by us in the old days when they're bad.

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1 year ago | 130 notes

11001001 - 1.15

Binary! I’m sure you all know that 11001001 in binary translates to 201 in our own decimal system, which means…approximately nothing significant. Anyway, in this season one episode, which both Shalon (via email) and wonderlandjunkets (via tumblr) suggested to us, we have a really nice variety of fashions from all over the map. The episode starts with the Enterprise docking at a starbase and being boarded by some maintenance people in Jeffries tube suits:


Butts lol

I suppose we’ve seen them outside a Jeffries tube situation enough to know that they’re just “maintenance/janitorial” suits but I’ll always think of them that way.

Some guy who is trying SO HARD to be Evil Picard comes in, looking goateeish:


His brow game is tight though

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1 year ago | 97 notes

Lonely Among Us - 1.7

Our buddy jurijuri gave us a tip to check out this first season episode, which involves a couple of warring alien life forms that are DECIDEDLY first-season-y, which means: THEY LOOK NUTS. Just mentally prep yourself for that. We start off in the transporter room, where the crew is dressed to the nines, or at least to the sevens:

image Dat ass

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1 year ago | 39 notes

The Last Outpost - 1.05

Oh, season one! Sometimes when I think of these early episodes, I feel like the writer’s room must have been like this:

Because, LBR, any show’s first episodes usually has some traces of “we don’t know what we’re doing yet!” That’s fine: figure yo shit out, TNG. And they did. And these episodes still exist today for our amusement. 

The episode is a lot of uniforms throughout, but let’s do a quick look around.


It’s gonna be okay, Worf.

This is a lot of touching for a Commander, isn’t it? Anyway, this is before they figured out that Worf would actually punch someone for doing this.

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2 years ago | 97 notes

Haven - 1.11

From a chat dated 12/27/11:

Charlie: so that episode that is in your TNG zine, Haven, i was gonna do that one, but then i saw it’s the first Luxwana ep, and i didn’t know if you, like, wanted it
: oooOOOOooohhhh
Charlie: since you and luxwana have a thing together
: you can do it if you want
but spell her name right
: i mean
when i write the thing
i’ll look up the
: hahahaha

: you haven’t done this one, right?
it’s Deanna’s arranged marriage
I am looking at the wiki page for it
and I would remember that rick springfield hair

i mean 
you’re already doing it
those portraits look like they were done by a Chinese man on fisherman’s wharf
: “This is the one and only time that Homn speaks.”
ok yes I want to do it
I mean we’re both already doing it

So, as you can see, Charlie relinquished this sort of terrible first-season episode - intensely campy, with one scene that is one of the most awful examples of clunky exposition I’ve ever seen on TNG or anywhere, but all redeemed by the fashions of Lwaxana Troi, Daughter of the Fifth House, Holder of the Sacred Chalice of Rixx, Heir to the Holy Rings of Betazed. I fucking love that bitch.

In any event, we have to start where plenty of things start: in Riker’s quarters.


Fuck-me eyes are key to playing this kind of harp

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2 years ago | 27 notes

Datalore - 1.12

I was inspired by Anna’s goldmine of unearthed season one episodes that I delved into an episode that introduces one of the characters that actually terrified me as a child: Data’s twin brother Lore. What I wasn’t prepared for was that there was a whole fucking backstory that I had never known about, probably because it’s terrible and doesn’t actually make sense. I gave one shot at trying to put it in simple terms here and failed miserably, so the intensely curious can go read the article on Memory Alpha

Double unfortunately, there weren’t a ton of fashions in this ep, but there were a couple worth noting. The most exciting is a Wesley sweater that we actually already saw but since Anna was dealing with a LOT of other things (like all the shades of beige), I figured we could take another look at this outfit.


What’s… happening… to… me…?

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2 years ago | 43 notes

Angel One - 1.14

Oh, first season. I literally do not understand how you got made at all, much less were allowed to stay on television. I mean, THANK GOD you did, but let’s be real: YOU CRAZY. In this bananas episode, the crew goes searching for some lost guys on a planet run by women. Spoiler alert: there’s boning, and I don’t mean the kind in a corset.

But first, let’s address something:


Assault with a deadly sideburn

So pointy!! This isn’t new information, it’s just a really nice shot of Data’s hair.

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3 years ago | 19 notes

When the Bough Breaks - 1.17

The whole idea of having kids on the Enterprise still baffles me a little bit. Are you the Navy? Or a Disney cruise? You know you could be attacked, right? And yet the crew brings their little ‘uns on like it ain’t no thing. And let them run around the ship, causing them to fall down:


I tripped on my own space boots

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3 years ago | 41 notes

The Naked Now - 1.3

I first heard about this episode from my beloved co-backup singer in Erin and Her Cello, Adam, who frequently watches the 3am G4 showings of TNG, but also frequently falls asleep while doing so. He explained this episode by saying everyone was “acting drunk and all sexy.”

I didn’t even need to hear any more; I put it on my queue immediately.

The episode begins with the Enterprise going to check out some ship, and when Picard is like “what’s up, other ship,” some woman with a sultry 1-900 voice answers and tells them there’s going to be a big blowout. Then there’s an explosion, and everyone is like “whaaaaat.” So they go to check out the other ship:


USS Party Bus

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3 years ago | 33 notes

Where No One Has Gone Before - 1.6

My roommate Stephanie (for whose TNG obsession I am wholly responsible; it is one of my proudest accomplishments) managed to score us a new (to us) TV to replace our old one, which was so dark that there were literally scenes in some shows that we could not see at all.

So of course we immediately watched an episode of TNG that Stephanie had already seen, but said was “so crazy that [she] would watch it again.”

It starts out normally enough, with Beardless Riker and Picard on the bridge:


William “Babyface” Riker would go on to produce a Toni Braxton album

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3 years ago | 32 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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