Today’s Toon “Flipside”

It’s time for Uhura to sue the quartermaster… 

FlipsideIn case you’re wondering, this is an actual still from Star Trek! (From Balance of Terror) I only adjusted Kirk’s side of the picture to have him looking to his right!  I bet Nichelle hated that uniform!

6 responses to “Today’s Toon “Flipside”

  1. Good old Roddenberry 😦

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    • Yeah- what was Theiss thinking? This was only a (pardon the pun) ‘brief’ moment when Uhura got up from her post, but I bet that skirt rode up all the time.
      Surely not a practical uniform! I liked the women’s uniform in the two pilots better.

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      • Grace Lee Whitney claims that she was the one who convinced Roddenberry and Theiss to make the skirts for the women’s uniforms super short. She said something like, “You’ve hired a former dancer, and you’re not showing off my dancer’s legs!” I think it was in “These Are the Voyages” by Marc Cushman that Whitney was quoted as saying SHE was responsible for those skirts. Winston has read the book more recently than I have — was that the one where she said this, Winston?

        Of course, I doubt Roddenberry objected…

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  2. The Sound of One Man Laughing

    Ms. Nichols has said more than once that she enjoyed her uniform.
    And hell knows I did too…

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  3. Corylea – yes, you’re right, it was GLW who said that. She also claims Nichelle hooked up her skirt hem, so as not to be outdone by Grace. Do I believe that? Hmmmm…

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  4. Okay, now I’ve heard everything! Although, I’m sure the whole short-skirt- with-boots look was also inspired by the Mod look and go go dancers! If you haven’t seen it, here’s my old Trek toon on the issue:
    https://trekkerscrapbook.com/startrekomics/oldmen-2/
    Aaaand I admit, I wasn’t immune to the charms of the original uniform…(but I lengthened the hem) https://trekkerscrapbook.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/the-author-in-19942.jpg

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