Thursday, May 16, 2013

On the Subject of Goths in Space

Linus and I have been watching Farscape recently. For those of you not familiar with the show, it feels like a poor man's Star Trek mixed with dashes of Firefly and set in the Labyrinth (not surprising, since it's a Jim Henson production). There are definitely pros and cons to the series, but there's one area in which Farscape absolutely reigns supreme: gothic space fashion.

First, there's the standard Peacekeeper uniform of black leather, red leather, and more leather.

Scorpius's coolant suit is especially fabulous. Black leather, shiny black alligator, and (though you can't see it) a protruding, molded spine in the back. If only there was a handbag version...

I don't know what he's holding, but I'm scared.

Scorpius would like you to shut up now.

Not now, woman! Scorpius has a headache.
Then there's these things that Jool wears. I'm not sure what I'd call them, but I want them.

Red velvet and low necklines can be VERY masculine. Just ask Ka D'Argo.

Give 'em a little chest, D'Argo.

But really, any show can pile on the corsets and leather. What clinches Farscape's gothic look is the hair.

This is Niem, Scorpius's assistant. Also known as "Peacekeeper Barbie."

And this is one of Scorpius's nurses. Hey, when you're a Peacekeeper commander, you're practically obligated to surround yourself with beautiful hench-wenches.

Finally, here's a picture of Scorpius and Sikozu grabbing each other's asses.

You're frellin' welcome.


  1. Thanks! Farscape isn't my favorite science fiction, but it is a lot of fun.