Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Deep Space Nine: Rom

This costume was worn by Rom in just 6 episodes. It made it's first appearance in the Deep Space Nine episode 'Little Green Men' ( as seen below),and lastly in 'Under A Paper Moon', and is one of his best looking Ferengi costumes.

Proving some versatility, Rom wore just the jumpsuit and shirt during baseball training in 'Take Me Out To The Holosuite'.

This particular Ferengi costume is incomplete. It is missing the coat, boots, and headwrap. It appears two of this costume was made, as a complete one had been sold at the 2006 Christie's Star Trek auction. Unfortunately, the fate of the costume is as of yet unknown. For me, this presents a small mystery as all of my costume components say Max Groedenchik. What did the buyer actually get? Is it a hero coat with the rest being stunt? We may never know, but one day I will find out.

Monday, October 18, 2010

The Next Generation: Season One

This Ferengi costume is from Star Trek: The Next Generation, season one. When the Ferengi were introduced, they were slated to be the reoccuring enemy of the Federation instead of the Klingons. The results were so bad, they became the butt of jokes for viewers everywhere. For this reason largely, this costume gets little respect.

Throughout Star Trek, we see Ferengi military, doctors, businessmen, and marauders. This is the earliest known Ferengi military uniform shown in the entire Star Trek universe.

This style costume was seen in such episodes as 'The Last Outpost' and 'The Battle'. Perhaps in an attempt to reinvent the Ferengi, these are the only times this version was seen, as they were changed from season 2 and on.

Six of these Ferengi costumes were made, and mine was used in 'The Last Outpost' as the boots had a lot of sand in them when I received it. This particular one was worn by veteran stuntman Richard 'Dick' Hancock...'D. Hancock' as identified by the inside tag. Sadly, this costume is missing it's fur vest and belt. However, mine is the only one that has the ultra rare and unique headwrap.