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TrekMovie is made of fail
The folks at TrekMovie have put together a top ten list of best Star Trek characters in costume. #1 is, justifiably, the DS9 crew in TOS uniforms in "Trials and Tribble-ations," with Kirk and Spock as gangsters in "A Piece of the Action" second, but there are several glaring omissions: the Dixon Hill holodeck scenarios (especially Beverly in that magnificent outfit in "The Big Goodbye"), the Sherlock Holmes holodeck scenarios (particularly "Elementary, Dear Data," which not only has Data as Holmes, La Forge as Watson, and Pulaski in period dress, but also Picard in a top hat and tails, and Worf in a tux), the DS9 crew in baseball uniforms in "Take Me Out to the Holosuite," the DS9 crew in James-Bond-movie-style outfits in "Our Man Bashir" (while this might be discounted due to the crew not choosing to get into costume, by which they disqualified "QPid," though it did get an honorable mention, it should be pointed out that Bashir and Garak were doing it willingly, and both of them looked spectacularly cool in tuxedoes), and the Voyager crew in contemporary 1990s garb in "Future's End" (if for no other reason than Tuvok in a do-rag).

Making the above worse is that they did include, for reasons passing understanding, the Enterprise crew as Akaali in "Civilization" (buh???), Kirk as a Romulan in "The Enterprise Incident" (which was just silly, and not nearly as cool as Kirk and Spock dressed as Nazis in "Patterns of Force," which also didn't make the cut), and Riker and Troi as Mintakans in "Who Watches the Watchers?" (double buh???).

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caindog From: caindog Date: November 1st, 2008 04:34 am (UTC) (Link)
And the list reminds me just how much better VOY could have been if only they'd given us more Captain Proton and less '90s angst.
daytonward From: daytonward Date: November 1st, 2008 05:28 am (UTC) (Link)
Abso-effin-lutely! :D
wiredwizard From: wiredwizard Date: November 1st, 2008 04:37 am (UTC) (Link)
Jadzia Dax in that TOS uniform... =hubba hubba=
writingpathways From: writingpathways Date: November 1st, 2008 06:13 am (UTC) (Link)
Ooh I remember Crusher's awesome outfit in The Big Goodbye, quite stunning. And I agree with you on Elementary Dear Data.

And Who Watches the Watcher's episode, really? Yikes.

Did the episode where they made Kira a Cardissian make the cut?
nelilly From: nelilly Date: November 1st, 2008 12:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
You could do a whole 'nother list about holodeck costumes. What about "Fisful of Datas"? Worf, Alexander, Troi, and Data in western garb.

brotherflounder From: brotherflounder Date: November 1st, 2008 01:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was about to say that they were just leaving out holodeck programs, but then they go and make Bride of Chaotica! third. Very strange omissions indeed.
bill_leisner From: bill_leisner Date: November 1st, 2008 03:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Interesting that the listed episodes (by pure happenstance, I'm sure) are equally divided amongst the five series.

And if "Our Man Bashir" is disqualified, then that spot had to go to "Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang" instead.
ben_krieg From: ben_krieg Date: November 1st, 2008 06:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
The article read like the sort of thing that was written the night before, not unlike the procrastinated term paper.
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