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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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1 month ago | 126 notes

The Pegasus - 7.12

I’ll start this off by saying: this is a good episode. Just a good, solid episode of television with fine performances by our regulars and guest star Terry O’Quinn (who most of you probably think of as Locke from Lost but I think of as Moira Kelly’s dad from The Cutting Edge). That said, THERE AIN’T NO CLOTHES IN THIS THING. So this’ll be a shortie.

However, this is the episode that opens with everyone’s favorite holiday, CAPTAIN PICARD DAY!

That looks NOTHING like me, NOTHING

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4 months ago | 344 notes

Thine Own Self - 7.16

Reader Erika C. emailed us about this ep a few weeks ago and RIGHTLY SO because a bunch of it takes place on a REN FAIRE PLANET. Let’s dive right in. 

The episode actually starts with some great wigs, and some great women attached to those wigs:

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Hmm? Yes, it did hurt when I fell from Heaven, actually, do you have an ice pack

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Troi’s hairstyle is called an “Inverse Picard”

Crusher and Troi are chatting about Troi’s plans to take the bridge officer test. It’s a nice, Bechdel-test-passing scene. With wigs that would make RuPaul proud.

But on to the real meat and potatoes of this episode: REN FAIRE PLAAANET. 

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6 months ago | 120 notes

Inheritance - 7.10

Happy 2014, everyone! This episode was suggested a long-ass time ago by Eric, according to my notes. And according to Eric, this episode has “funky school marm dresses and Bev hair!” Truth. That’s also almost ALL it has, fashion-wise, so don’t get too excited.

The episode opens with a hilarious scene of pseudo-science explaining that the liquid core of some planet is solidifying. First of all: CAN THAT HAPPEN? DO I NEED TO WORRY ABOUT OUR MAGMA? WHAT ABOUT THE MANTLE? THE CRUST? Also, if you haven’t seen THE CORE, and you enjoy laughably terrible movies, do yourself a favor and check it out. 

Second of all, here are the scientists tasked with solving this issue:

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Charlton Heston was unavailable for comment for this piece

Pran (the man) and Juliana here are both outfitted in pieces that start out simple but burst into brocade at the bottom. “Burst Into Brocade” is Bed Bath and Beyond’s 2014 ad campaign (it beat out “Sheets and Giggles”). Pran is clad in a dusty cinnamon, while Juliana is rocking a deep navy.

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1 year ago | 96 notes

Gambit I & II - 7.04/7.05

As you may or may not have noticed, we don’t do these episodes in any particular order. Sometimes we’ll be particularly intrigued by a description on Netflix (or in the old days, surfthechannel), or sometimes someone will give us a hot tip. Our plan is still to do every episode, so if we haven’t done your favorite yet, don’t fret.

That said, we will take your suggestions under advisement if you holler at us. This double episode was suggested very passionately by Lisa (who, if her email is correct, is a cat lady), as well as Sarah on Twitter, and then by Deborah and Britt in person. It’s popular.

Since today (January 8) is David Bowie’s birthday, we thought this would be a good one to do. As Lisa puts it “Over the course of the two episodes there is archaeology, Romulans, pain inducing brain implants, and a ship full of bandits who all appear to be taking their fashion cues from David Bowie’s various incarnations.”

Then she pasted a picture of this guy:

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I mean…she ain’t wrong.

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1 year ago | 72 notes

Dark Page - 7.7

I know I’ve said in the past that writing about a Lwaxana Troi episode for a fashion blog is kind of a fish-in-a-barrel type situation, like when the gals at Go Fug Yourself write about Bai Ling or a comedian impersonates Michele Bachmann. But this episode, Dark Page, actually contains only TWO featured L.T. outfits, and Deanna even points out in the episode that they are more subdued than her normal getups. I mean:

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I won’t be suede by your argument

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2 years ago | 24 notes

Masks - 7.17

I’ve been having a bit of a poor streak with TNG eps here. “Masks” was so close to the end of the series that I thought we’d have to have a nice mixture of sophisticated plot and a couple of interesting (if not totally bananas) fashions, but WRONG ON BOTH COUNTS. As we’ve said before, for plot points you can’t go wrong with Zach Handlen’s extensive review of every TNG episode ever over at the A.V. Club; I’m going to try my best here to focus on the fashion, such as it is.

We start out in a classroom, where Troi is helping the kids (and Data) sculpt their feelings. We get another appearance from Rickey D’Shon Collins, who you may remember from this previous post, though this one’s a little more brief. Fortunately, because kids wear the darnedest things, he’s got another crazy jumpsuit.

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I don’t want to alarm anyone, but that child’s jumpsuit may have shoulder pads.

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2 years ago | 33 notes

Journey’s End - 7.20

This seventh-season espisode serves as a bookend for this first-season one, so you might want to brush up real quick on that. We can wait.

Okay, so we’ve got two things going on in this episode: first, the Cardassians are taking control of some planets, one of which is inhabited by some Native Americans. (That is the term that Starfleet uses. They never mention a tribe.) The Native Americans don’t want to leave, the Cardassians want them to leave, and the Federation has to step in, which means this admiral rolls in:

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Can we get Judith Light? No? Fine

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2 years ago | 20 notes

Attached – 7.02

Man, it feels like the ENTIRE seventh season is devoted to the Enterprise visiting non-Federation worlds with the most boring fashion sense in the Alpha Quadrant. I’d give them a hard time, but then I have to remember that I now live in a place where the nearest Urban Outfitters is 2.5 hours away in a city that’s named after a President who served both terms with two bullets lodged in his body. 

Anyway, the fashions on this episode are limited, but not without merit. Quikplot: There’s a world that’s sharply divided between two nations, the Kes and the Prytt (the planet is called Kesprytt III), which is a problem because the Kes want to join the Federation but the Prytt want nothing to do with anybody. Picard is supposed to mediate, but before he does, he has breakfast with Bev.

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"Do you really want to sass-mouth a woman wearing this much eyeshadow and holding a knife, Jean-Luc?"

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2 years ago | 18 notes

Liaisons - 7.02

I’ve just been in a real later-on mood with the show lately, you know? You’d think that they’d’ve started running out of stuff, but, apparently not. (Actually, when I was trying to figure out where they filmed TNG, I did find out that all the actors’ contracts were for eight seasons, but that Paramount didn’t renew the show because it was so expensive to make. Think of it! We could have had a whole nother season of TNG!)

Anyway, just because they were coming up with stories didn’t make them any less bananas. This episode opens up with Worf having trouble getting on his Starfleet formalwear:

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You know, I think Worf probably could take a Mr. Universe pageant. And by take, I mean UTTERLY DESTROY IN THE FIELD OF BATTLE. In fact, why isn’t that part of the Mr. Universe pageant?

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3 years ago | 30 notes

Sub Rosa - 7.14

I’m pretty sure my favorite thing about almost any holiday is the potential for a marathon of something. Yeah, my family is cool, but look! FIFTEEN HOURS OF THE TWILIGHT ZONE IS ON. So I was very excited when a TNG marathon appeared over Christmas, including this episode.

I then received this wall post from my girl Kate, one of the coolest people in Indiana:

Please, please review “Sub Rosa” on Fashion It So. It’s the most ridiculous episode of TNG ever. And we all know, that’s saying a lot.

 

I mean, I was already on board, but that sealed the deal.

We open on a planet called Caldos II, which is apparently a planet made to look just like Scotland? Sure. Dr. Beverly is burying her grandmother and Picard and Troi are there for moral support:

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Not putting the “fun” in “funeral”

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