Where No One Has Tugged Before
December 3, 2013 10:22 AM Subscribe
The Picard Maneuver, in all its glory.
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A brief explanation of the Starfleet uniforms used in TNG from the third season onward, which gave rise to the Picard maneuver (via
We hated our space suits. There were no pockets in them. As much as they call it a stretch fabric, spandex in that configuration doesn't give all that much. It hid nothing. - LeVar Burton, on the first two seasons' uniforms
Apparently the final straw came when Patrick Stewart's chiropractor warned that continuing to wear the uniform would mean risking permanent injury....
As well as being more comfortable for the actors, changing the uniform to a shirt and pants combo, rather than a jumpsuit, meant that Patrick Stewart's shirt almost constantly rode up, thus creating the iconic Picard Maneuver.
Do stick around for the end of the video, when everyone from Riker to Data get in on the action.