It can be hard to design costumes for a sci-fi series. A few shows hit the nail on the head, yet for others, like the Star Trek franchise, there’s a long-standing convention of weird fashion choices. Here’s a look at 10 most outlandish costumes in Star Trek: The Next Generation.
1. Gossip Girls
The whole plot of the season three episode “The Price” rotates around Counsellor Deanna Troi’s growing relationship with DevinoniRal, a negotiator who has gotten on the Enterprise to settle dispute about wormhole rights. Audience then gets this delightful scene between Deanna and Doctor Beverly Crusher, as the two exercise and laugh about the latest fling. It’s garments like these that double-cross the show’s origins of the 80s. They both get extra focuses for the sparkly fabric and the outfits are improved further by their chitchat.
2. Resolving Daddy Issues Gladiator Style
When first officer William Riker is promoted on another vessel, his dad is sent to brief him on the new position. The main issue is the two left on terrible terms fifteen years back and haven’t talked since. How would they resolve their disparities? Well, it’s by sorting it out with a duel. There’s nothing like wearing a two-tonne plastic laser tag armor.