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This Is What Five Decades Of Star Trek Fashion Looks Like

To boldly go where no costume has gone before...

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Star Trek: Costumes, a new book published by Insight Editions, offers an unprecedented look into the fashions from the Final Frontier...

Over 254 pages of this book draws from the entire franchise–all twelve films and six TV series–to explore the exotic and memorable costumes from one of the most iconic adventures in entertainment history. The book features a treasure trove of interviews, exclusive photography, rare concept art, and iconic film stills from over five decades of Star Trek.

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“You are a beauty,” Apollo told Lt. Palamas, “but like Artemis, the bow arm should be bare.” The lovely creation Apollo had in mind, and (inset) Theiss’s sketch that inspired it.

To the left, this little red dress launched a hundred thousand teenaged fantasies—and several NASA careers. To the right, Kirk’s elegant civilian clothes, said Fletcher, reflect a man “who likes luxury, a man with an ego.”

To the left, the simple lines of Ilia’s high-necked tunic formed a perfect frame for the smooth silhouette of actress Persis Khambatta’s shaved head. To the right, a rear view of Khan’s distinctive jacket.

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Theiss’s design for Nona’s (Nancy Kovack) costume in “A Private Little War” seems influenced by the sixties era attire of performers Sonny and Cher.

To the left, Blackman’s design for Kirk’s wardrobe in the Nexus. To the right, concept art shows that Worf’s R’uustai robe is an all-purpose ceremonial garment.

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William Theiss (standing, far right) explains a near-final uniform concept to the producers prior to the start of filming. Seated on the sofa (left to right) are Gene Roddenberry, Rick Berman, and Robert Justman.

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The Starfleet spacesuits looked great onscreen, but comfort was not

the first consideration when designing them.

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Janeway’s “Queen Arachnia” costume, a black gown covered with copper beadwork, sequins, and elaborate black metallic bead trim, highlighted by a beaded collar piece and feathered shoulder accents.

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Mr. Spock and Captain Pike (Jeffrey Hunter), Kirk’s predecessor, in “The Cage,” the first Star Trek pilot.

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