Monday, February 14, 2011

Deep Space Nine: Rom

Ya know, for being in only 31 episodes, Rom had a nice wardrobe. This costume was first seen in the DS9 episode 'Family Business' where Rom's mother Ishka makes trouble for the family by earning profit, wearing clothes, and not admitting these were mistakes. This Ferengi costume was also seen in 'Take Me Out To The Holosuite' where Rom manages to come through in the clutch.

This fine piece of Ferengi wardrobe was used by Rom in only 4 episodes like 'Bar Association' and 'Little Green Men' as shown above.

This particular Rom costume is great as it is complete with shoes and headwrap. All of the internal tags have 'Max' or 'Max G'. There are no other tags indicating any reuse of components. There was a stunt version of this costume made, but I can't see why as every time Rom is seen in this outfit, there are no action sequences requiring a double. Stranger things have been done...!

During the Las Vegas Star Trek Convention in 2009, I was given an opportunity to have a few pictures taken with Max Grodenchik. He came out from behind his autograph table and posed for pictures with me. He is obviously a professional as he was concerned about lighting and poses for the best picture. I am told that his this way with all his fans. What a cool guy!