Director Mitch has an amusing Trek parody, echoing my recent comments about the Jolene Blalock character.

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  1. Don Young says:

    It is interesting to compare this with the original series, and the efforts made at that time to “modify” the female cast’s outfits. It does appear to be a running trend in the series, but I just can’t get into Enterprise at all.

  2. First, thanks for the link.

    Don is right in his comment above. If you think about it, all the Trek series have had female characters in skimpy outfits (note: I never watched much of DS9, so can’t comment on that one series). Whether it was Troi in TNG whose neckline plunged with the ratings, the various “aliens” Kirk got “involved” with almost every week, or “Seven” in Voyager.

  3. James Joyner says:


    True enough–although Troi started off in the skimpy outfits and gradually started wearing an actual uniform.