In my last entry, which included some Star Trek fan fic, I was reminded of some pictures I've been meaning to share. Now, as far as I know the only actual person in Star Trek who's ever worn a corset is Jeri Ryan. And while she looked lovely in it - I have to sadly report that she was able to convince the costume department to loosen her corset and lower her heels each season as the show progressed. Over the years her costume went from the sassy silver (video), to a behaved blue and ultimately into an almost boring brown. Now, it's not that Jeri ever needed a corset. Her figure was awesome without one, but as any regular reader of this blog knows, I feel that pretty much any woman in a corset goes up a notch. Even if they already have an awesome figure, in a corset they're just awesomer.
Now, being a good (and greedy) fetishist, I'd have hoped that as she got more accustomed to the corset, and the way it alters her body's movement, that she would've been willing to lace a little smaller in progressive seasons - that has occasionally happened ya know. It's not entirely fantasy - but as these images show, over the course of the series, Jeri's corset became a corselette, and eventually just a girdle. In fairness, the original corset was not only pretty tight, but it was also a very long corset. This image shows how far up and down the corset actually extended.
The good news is that although Jeri wasn't super inclined to stay corsetted for Star Trek - she did inspire others. And no, I'm not talking about William Shatner wearing a girdle in the Star Trek movies, and hair piece too. I'm talking about corsetiere, Evening Arwen, at Etsy.com, who has made a Star Trek inspired corset!
Now, not to be a stinker, but the corset looks pretty casual. Not that it won't give you a bit of yummy lift and squeeze, but it's clearly not designed for tight lacing. And although the model is very cute, as one of my friends mentioned - she's got more va-va and voom than most models. So, I gave her corset laces a bit of cyber tugging and a little Photoshoppin' here and there. All with the goal that the corset lines were more to my liking. *wink*
In case you can't see all of what I did to it, take a peek at the comparison image. I thought about trying to make it a gold (administration) or blue (science) color, but that was too much work, so I settled on giving her a bit of matching red lipstick ;)
Oh, and in case you weren't aware, they're releasing a new Star Trek "Original Series" cast film in May. It looks insane. I'm doing my best not to watch any previews for it (since every damned movie preview these days insists on showing you the entire film reduced to 60 seconds.) I'll definitely see it the opening weekend, and I can't tell you the last time I did that for a movie. But I'm an old school Trekkie. I like when the Klingon's were bad guys and the women were in go-go boots and skirts and if they were green - that just made other women jealous. Anyone who is a fan of "TNG" (The Next Generation) isn't a real Trekkie. They're just tree hugging posers. That's not my opinion, it's a fact. And that's all the blog that's fit to write! :P