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2012-10-05 05:22:09 PM
Who: Catwoman

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-05 05:35:49 PM
it appears the author of the article doesn't know the definition of science fiction
 
2012-10-05 05:36:49 PM
Farkers be warned: Here there be dudes in banana hammocks. Proceed with caution.
 
2012-10-05 06:32:00 PM
50 Quatros on the babe in the silver bikini
vampjac.com
 
2012-10-05 06:51:40 PM
i1079.photobucket.com 
Makes my Loc-nar rock hard
 
2012-10-05 07:13:03 PM
Missing from the list:
www.shamusyoung.com

/you could probably include the entire female cast for Mass Effect after the first game.
 
2012-10-05 07:14:51 PM
Wasn't mindy Clarke wearing that outfit as a human before she got reanimated? She was a hot zombie.
 
2012-10-05 07:19:31 PM
I, Astronaut Jones, approve of this
 
2012-10-05 07:27:46 PM
Wait their were multiple RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD MOVIES?  I need to catch up on my schlock.
 
2012-10-05 07:28:34 PM

LoneWolf343: Missing from the list:
[www.shamusyoung.com image 600x336]

/you could probably include the entire female cast for Mass Effect after the first game.


Miranda and Liara had skimpy outfits? I mean I'll admit they were form fitting, but hardly tiny.
 
2012-10-05 07:38:30 PM

Dead for Tax Reasons: it appears the author of the article doesn't know the definition of science fiction


Science friction?
 
2012-10-05 07:38:55 PM
List is also missing pretty much every female from Star Trek TOS.

/love me some super short miniskirts and barely there outfits from TOS.
 
2012-10-05 07:39:16 PM
Who: Prince Vultan
Actor: Brian Blessed
Movie: Flash Gordon (1980)
Wearing: Short shorts and Wings.


Except for the whole breastplate thingie.

Seems to me there are a lot of individual choices in this list. Most of the characters presented here do not represent the average person (of their race) in the movie. Might as well complain about the average indigenous person wearing only a loincloth. At least the women in the list know how to keep gravity from messing up the Boobies.
 
2012-10-05 07:44:06 PM
Not to be too much of a geek, but Feyd-Rautha wore that plastic loincloth for one scene only, a knife duel, for which it was an eminently practical costume and which I am pretty sure was also described in the book. So, inexplicable my ass.
 
2012-10-05 07:55:19 PM
Well, I guess it HAS been a few hours since we had an io9 link.
 
2012-10-05 08:03:09 PM
Dear failauthor:

www.podpocalypse.com
 
2012-10-05 08:03:19 PM

rickycal78: LoneWolf343: Missing from the list:
[www.shamusyoung.com image 600x336]

/you could probably include the entire female cast for Mass Effect after the first game.

Miranda and Liara had skimpy outfits? I mean I'll admit they were form fitting, but hardly tiny.


FemShep FTW.
 
2012-10-05 08:08:42 PM

brap: Wait their were multiple RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD MOVIES?  I need to catch up on my schlock.


There have been five (one and three are the only good ones though)

Link
 
2012-10-05 08:09:22 PM

Click Click D'oh: Dear failauthor:

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Well, I agree that the slave Leia costume should be included in as many articles as possible, it is fairly easy to explain why she was wearing it (the article's title is "Inexplicably tiny outfits in SciFi History").

She's a slave for a crime lord/gangster - and her outfit is built to both enslave and be eye candy. Especially when you include the collar & chain worn in the film.
 
2012-10-05 08:12:20 PM

Click Click D'oh: Dear failauthor:

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Um... what's inexplicable about slave bikini Leia? if I were a sleazy Hutt criminal boss and I wanted to humilliate a smug hot rebel princess, I'd probably dress her like that, too... ;)
 
2012-10-05 08:14:47 PM
Almost all of these characters have one thing in common

crazy badassery

www.mycomicsandstuff.com

Or, if you prefer

www.eurotv.us
 
2012-10-05 08:16:49 PM
300?
 
2012-10-05 08:20:41 PM
encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
 
2012-10-05 08:22:18 PM
Long story Short hems.
Thick plot? Thin fabric.
 
2012-10-05 08:27:07 PM
didn't notice till now that Julie Walker/Mindy Clarke is just a Lois Royo painting without a giant sword
 
2012-10-05 08:28:20 PM

MrSteve007: Click Click D'oh: Dear failauthor:

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Well, I agree that the slave Leia costume should be included in as many articles as possible, it is fairly easy to explain why she was wearing it (the article's title is "Inexplicably tiny outfits in SciFi History").

She's a slave for a crime lord/gangster - and her outfit is built to both enslave and be eye candy. Especially when you include the collar & chain worn in the film.


"[W]hat people forget, when they talk about Slave Leia outfits, is that it's the one costume she doesn't choose for herself. She's forced into it, compelled to wear that bikini for Jabba's dubious and slobbery pleasure. And I can see why people are upset that this happens-because if there's one thing we do not need to gratify so much, it's the male gaze in film-but at the same time, I think it's important that this happens to Leia, because it happens to plenty of women, all the time, every day, around the world, with or without help from a gold bikini.

And here is what Leia does, when you force her into a scanty outfit and choke-chain: she takes that chain, and she kills you with it. She doesn't let her clothing get in her way or limit her more than she can help-she waits for her moment to strike, and then she conquers her would-be conqueror and saves the day.

And I was a little kid, not yet desensitized to violence [...] Jabba's death scene freaked the hell out of me. It wasn't a clean blaster shot to the chest or a slice from a light-saber that sent sparks flying or made you turn invisible. There were struggles, and flailing, and twitching limbs. The shots are close-ups, and very dark-it's vicious, and vengeful, and physical, and very very personal.

So for me, wearing that gold bikini does not mean 'Here I am, a sexy toy for your amusement and gratification.'

To me, that gold bikini says, If you f*ck with me, I will end you." ~ Olivia Waite
 
2012-10-05 08:39:00 PM
What a terrible farking list.

Practically everyone in every sci fi movie of the 60s and 70s was wearing stuff like this:

www.thescifishow.com

And the list has farking 300 and Catwoman?!
 
2012-10-05 08:42:10 PM

MaxSupernova: Wasn't mindy Clarke wearing that outfit as a human before she got reanimated? She was a hot zombie.


Holy FARK, I watched that movie multiple times just for her.
 
2012-10-05 08:42:26 PM

Click Click D'oh: Dear failauthor:

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Too explicable.
 
2012-10-05 08:45:51 PM
bedazzled.blogs.com

Too obscure?
 
2012-10-05 08:54:15 PM
www.bmovienation.com


"Logan's Run"
 
2012-10-05 08:56:47 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: 50 Quatros on the babe in the silver bikini
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I just found one of that woman's movies from the 80's. They are very different than what you would see on TV
 
2012-10-05 08:58:16 PM
Forbidden Planet. 1956.

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...with the angry fist of an invisible space monster
 
2012-10-05 09:04:22 PM

Click Click D'oh: Dear failauthor:

[www.podpocalypse.com image 313x480]


doesnt count. Title was Inexplicably tiny outfits. I've highlighted the key word. She was basically a stripper/dancer. That would not be an Inexplicable outfit for such.
 
2012-10-05 09:06:06 PM

MrSteve007: Click Click D'oh: Dear failauthor:

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Well, I agree that the slave Leia costume should be included in as many articles as possible, it is fairly easy to explain why she was wearing it (the article's title is "Inexplicably tiny outfits in SciFi History").

She's a slave for a crime lord/gangster - and her outfit is built to both enslave and be eye candy. Especially when you include the collar & chain worn in the film.


The odd point- why is she eye candy?

Jabba's an enormous alien slug. I have no idea what sexual characteristics Hutts find attractive, but I can't imagine the gold bikini did anything for him or the dozens of other non-human races around him. It's probably not even obvious to him what humans would find degrading.

It would be like us enslaving a giant jellyfish and painting its body in horizontal red stripes- everyone knows that's horribly demeaning to giant alien jellyfish, plus everyone gets a chubby looking at it, right?
 
2012-10-05 09:08:37 PM
Not sure inexplicable, but should be included in any such list just because

www.theimproper.com

And just because one good alien-ass-kicking babe needs another

www.gonemovies.com
 
2012-10-05 09:09:39 PM

Bob Down: Forbidden Planet. 1956.

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...with the angry fist of an invisible space monster Id manifestation


FTFY
 
2012-10-05 09:10:47 PM

AtlanticCoast63: [bedazzled.blogs.com image 375x565]

Too obscure?


AtlanticCoast63: [bedazzled.blogs.com image 375x565]

Too obscure?



Lt. Ellis Gets Dressed

/Rawr.
 
2012-10-05 09:15:53 PM
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Zev Bellringer
 
2012-10-05 09:16:35 PM
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Gay movie....or gayest movie?
 
2012-10-05 09:19:28 PM
There is nothing even slightly inexplicable about the tininess of those outfits, subby.
 
2012-10-05 09:25:18 PM

Glockenspiel Hero: MrSteve007: Click Click D'oh: Dear failauthor:

[www.podpocalypse.com image 313x480]

Well, I agree that the slave Leia costume should be included in as many articles as possible, it is fairly easy to explain why she was wearing it (the article's title is "Inexplicably tiny outfits in SciFi History").

She's a slave for a crime lord/gangster - and her outfit is built to both enslave and be eye candy. Especially when you include the collar & chain worn in the film.

The odd point- why is she eye candy?

Jabba's an enormous alien slug. I have no idea what sexual characteristics Hutts find attractive, but I can't imagine the gold bikini did anything for him or the dozens of other non-human races around him. It's probably not even obvious to him what humans would find degrading.

It would be like us enslaving a giant jellyfish and painting its body in horizontal red stripes- everyone knows that's horribly demeaning to giant alien jellyfish, plus everyone gets a chubby looking at it, right?


Hutts are androgynous and a slave girl dancer would be a status symbol for a crime boss. It wouldn't need to have any personal interest for Jabba as long as he got to make the princess his status symbol.
 
2012-10-05 09:25:41 PM
missing:

i1.squidoocdn.com
 
2012-10-05 09:28:42 PM
Annnddd most of those weren't scifi, or barely were.

300? Really? Three farking hundred? Fantasy, sure, but scifi? Where was the science in that movie, farktard?
 
2012-10-05 09:41:25 PM
i102.photobucket.com

LOOK AT THOSE CANS!
 
2012-10-05 09:41:47 PM

One Bad Apple: [www.bmovienation.com image 500x336]


"Logan's Run"


Not inexplicable. The people of the City lived their whole lives in a climate controlled environment in the domes, and you could have sex with anyone you wanted at any time. They also had no shame about their bodies or being half-naked. Lightweight, easily removable clothing served that purpose quite well.

/still, hawt
 
2012-10-05 09:42:10 PM
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To reiterate-
 
2012-10-05 09:48:14 PM

Glockenspiel Hero: MrSteve007: Click Click D'oh: Dear failauthor:

[www.podpocalypse.com image 313x480]

Well, I agree that the slave Leia costume should be included in as many articles as possible, it is fairly easy to explain why she was wearing it (the article's title is "Inexplicably tiny outfits in SciFi History").

She's a slave for a crime lord/gangster - and her outfit is built to both enslave and be eye candy. Especially when you include the collar & chain worn in the film.

The odd point- why is she eye candy?



I don't think it was as much on a physical level as an emotional one. He knew who she was, and having her in his servitude might have been, to his mind, immensely humiliating. She's the kind of person who probably always looked down on his gangster activities, and the sight of her at his, um feet? okay tail, must have been gratifying to his ego.
 
2012-10-05 09:54:05 PM
Barbarella wasn't inexplicable but it's absence from the list is still inexcusable.
When it's prime Jane Fonda you break the damn rules.

Hell, the only thing inexplicable about naked spartan soldiers is the lack of onscreen buggery and they got included.
 
2012-10-05 09:59:44 PM

Great Janitor: missing:

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That's not a codpiece.
 
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