The Craziest Costumes From Star Trek The Original Series

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The original Star Trek series had a lot of outlandish costumes, here are a few of our favorites. 

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One of the reasons I couldn’t fully appreciate Star Trek: The Original Series until I got a bit older was the bonkers costume choices and flamboyant sets. I grew up in the UK 80’s where ‘bland’ was the fashion, and to watch these incredible dresses and colorful costumes  seemed extremely, well, it all seemed a little bit odd! As I grew, I slowly started to appreciate the design more and more, and I realize just how groundbreaking it actually was. Many of the designs, especially the alien ladies, were extremely revealing and some would even be considered chic nowadays!

Let’s have a look at 6 of the strangest costumes from the series:

The Man Trap – The Man with the Tin Foil Hands

The fifth episode of the first season was titled ‘The Man Trap’ and featured this delightful guy. He was merely called ‘The Man with the Tin Foil Hands’, presumable because of the protective clothing he wore, although, I seriously doubt the effectiveness of his safety gear, given that it didn’t even protect the top of his arms.

“Captain’s log, stardate 1513.1. Our position, orbiting planet M-113. On board the Enterprise, Mr. Spock, temporarily in command. On the planet, the ruins of an ancient and long dead civilization. Ship’s surgeon McCoy and myself are now beaming down to the planet’s surface. Our mission, routine medical examination of archaeologist Robert Crater, and his wife, Nancy. Routine, but for the fact that Nancy Crater is that one woman in Dr. McCoy’s past.”

Best episode quote:

"“Tell me how your planet Vulcan looks on a lazy evening when the moon is full.” “Vulcan has no moon, Miss Uhura.” “I’m not surprised, Mister Spock.”"

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