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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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6 months ago | 92 notes

Unnatural Selection - 2.07

Ugh, you guys PULASKI. Not only is she in this episode, but it’s like, HER EPISODE. Whatever. Fine. Let’s get this over with. It’s mostly uniforms anyway.

As we get on in the series, I’ve started to think about the Season 1 and 2 uniforms fondly. I mean, look at Data’s pecs here:

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Do Androids Dream of Hard Nipples? Because this one’s got ‘em.

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7 months ago | 62 notes

Where Silence Has Lease - 2.2

This episode is crazy boring. I’m just going to get that out of the way first. There are NO fashions and also the plot is kind of stupid. Basically, they get stuck in a space hole and are taunted by a being who wants to kill them and then they escape. That’s pretty much it.

It opens with a scene that I guess is supposed to echo the rest of the episode with Worf and Riker in the holodeck:

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Worf IS Michael Jackson IN Wolverine: One Glove, One Love

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8 months ago | 149 notes

The Icarus Factor - 2.14

This episode was specifically requested by a couple of people: Stacey B. called it “a feast for the senses,” which is pretty apt, and Jaquitron pointed out the “ridiculous ‘martial arts’ costumes around 7 minutes from the end. It’s like Power Rangers-meets-Robocop with giant Q-tips as weapons.”

She then added, “Even if you don’t end up featuring these, I hope that they at least amused you.”

GIRL, ARE YOU NEW? WE WILL FEATURE THOSE. WE WOULD FUCKING WEAR THOSE IF WE COULD.

Anyway, the episode starts out blandly enough, with Riker’s dad arriving on the Enterprise for a visit. Rikes greets him like a sullen teen:

You can’t tell me what to do (with my beard)

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1 year ago | 50 notes

The Measure of a Man - 2.9

This was one of the episodes shown at last Thursday’s FATHOM EVENT “A Celebration of Season 2”, which - in case you weren’t there - was CRAZY FUN. Everyone laughed at Wesley, the bloopers they showed were so funny I cried real tears, and one of my friends tried to get a hot dog but ended up with hot dog sliders, which are apparently a real thing. 

The notable thing about this episode in this format was that it had EXTRA MINUTES that weren’t aired originally, but were restored along with the rest of it for the Season Two Blu-ray release. I think it’s fair to say that the cuts they made were smart, but it was cool to see the extra scenes.

The other thing about this episode is that it is incredibly boring from a fashion perspective. It’s all uniforms plus Guinan. Not a lot going on. But we will see what we can find. I mean, this isn’t a terrible way to begin: 

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Jaunty

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1 year ago | 17 notes

A Celebration of Season 2 - TNG on the BIG SCREEN

Don’t forget! TNG at the movie theater this Thursday, 11/29 at 7pm! I (Anna) will be attending in a jumpsuit, so if you’re in NYC, please say hi. Charlie can’t go because he lives in the wilderness (but he can go to Waffle House whenever he wants, so you win some you etc).

1 year ago | 86 notes

Elementary, Dear Data - 2.3

There are a handful of categories into which most episodes of TNG can be grouped. There are the Somebody New On Board types, where someone comes on the ship for [reasons] and shenanigans ensue. There are the This Planet Be Crazy episodes, where the crew goes to a planet for [reasons] and shenanigans ensue. There are the Picard Must Face It Alone episodes, and the Q Acts Like a Dick episodes, and and a few other categories that can be mixed and matched to form the delicious cocktail that is TNG.

And then there are the holodeck episodes.

I know they’re dumb. But people can like dumb things. Look how much everyone loves Ryan Lochte. I like Barclay, and I like Picard in a fedora and I even like Data in the Wild West even though that episode was so, so stupid, because when else are we going to get to see Brent Spiner dressed as a saloon wench?

But this episode actually addresses some interesting philosophical points about the artificial intelligence that the holodeck can create (also: YOUR COMPUTER IS REALLY POWERFUL, GUYS). As usual, if you want good analysis and plot details, check out the AV Club review. We’re here to talk about clothes. And hair!

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Tell me who/Can break my heart as much as you

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2 years ago | 59 notes

The Emissary - 2.20

Friend of the blog Deborah: TNG’s 2.20 episode The Emissary has so many jumpsuits that you should write about but also own and wear often. Also, the introduction of Alexander’s mother. And possibly Alexander’s conception.

Anna: I love Alexander’s mother. She fine.

Deborah: She’s a fierce bitch. I enjoy that aside from the forehead ridges, she could basically walk the runway of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Kind of a Chad Michaels.

These are the kinds of email exchanges I have.

So we open on this season two episode with some of the crew playing poker:

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The pokeriest of faces

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2 years ago | 26 notes

Samaritan Snare - 2.17

Listen, we’re all here because we know and love the beauty and wonder that is Star Trek: TNG. But not every at-bat is a home run (oh wait, using a sports metaphor here might be like trying to let musical theater fans know that a show they might be interested in will be premiering the monday after the super bowl… anyway). Maybe better I quote Scully in the X-Files episode where Peter Boyle plays a clairvoyant insurance salesman: asked by Scully to foresee his own death, he says “We end up in bed together.” Scully looks at him witheringly and then says, “Mister Bruckman… there are hits and there are misses. And then there are misses.”

All by way of saying that this episode was a bit of a miss. At one point, Troi actually says, “Would you be suggesting a ruse of some sort?”

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Or perhaps you are suggesting a rouge of some sort.

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2 years ago | 27 notes

Manhunt - 2.19

Many moons ago, we covered a little episode called Half A Life, featuring Lwaxana Troi and also Cogsworth. In that episode, Lwaxana held up a dress as an option for a date and decided against it. What I said at the time was:

The fact that she holds this dress up to see if she wants to wear it but DOES NOT IN FACT WEAR IT is one of the great disappointments of my life. If ONLY we had gotten to see her in this dress. Do you see that neckline? It looks like a medieval torture device as reimagined by Alexander McQueen (RIP, homeboy).

But! As our friend tangerinefromhell points out, SHE DOES WEAR THIS DRESS. In a second season episode - this episode, in fact. TANGERINEFROMHELL WE LOVE YOU.

LOOK HOW GLORIOUS:

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The role of Grimace will be played by an 18th century noblewoman

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2 years ago | 24 notes

The Dauphin - 2.10

We join the Enterprise this episode as they are preparing to retrieve a young ruler from the planet where she’s been living her whole life to take her back to her home planet. The exile planet looks like this:

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He who smelt it, etc.

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