The Best Uniform in All of Sci-Fi?

 

new_warriors   I challenge you to find a better uniform in all of Sci-Fi than the Colonial Warrior. (OK, it’s not a contest… this is just my opinion) The closest thing I can come up with would be the Fremen Stillsuit that was designed for David Lynch’s 1984 adaptation of Dune.

   The outfits don’t feel dated at all, and still work to this day. While the show didn’t last past it’s first season, due to the blockbusting budget, it’s legacy continues.

   There were three things that caught my 8 year old imagination back in 1978 with this show. Beautiful, and Strong women aside… The first was the fighter pilot theme of the show. Fighter pilots have always been a staple of my imagination from Black Sheep Squadron to the present. Next we have ROBOTS! The Cylons were an awesome part of the show. Robots were everywhere after Star Wars hit the scene, but BSG did them right. Finally the Colonial Warriors. Not only did they cut a dashing figure wherever they appeared, they felt like they were a functional military. They never felt out of place, like say the “Triad” outfits that were worn in a few episodes. Another bonus was that the uniforms were gender neutral. With the addition of that Han Solo like holster, it just doesn’t get any better.

   This design has been, and still is, one of my absolute favorites. I would love to own one, myself.

Battlestar Galactica: Second Coming

   This would have been a hell of a continuation. Too bad it wasn’t picked up. I’ve got nothing against the reboot BSG. Heck I even met my wife at a Frack Party. For me, though, it just doesn’t compare with the original. Yes, I realize that the original show was goofy at times, and that’s ok. It still had it where it counted. The Second coming was Richard’s passion project, and I am only glad that he received a part to play in the reboot. So let’s drop the Felgercarb and enjoy what he left us.

My Top 3 [x 2] Robots, Bottom 3, & 3 In Between

   Re-Listening to Plaid Stallions “Robots” podcast. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkFdDahEU_U. For my lists, i really wanted to pick some different robots. I agreed with most of the choices, but not all. So, without further ado, here is my list.

 

My top 3 are: K-9 (Doctor  Who), Gonk (Star Wars: A New Hope), Zeroid (S.T.A.R. Team)

 


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