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Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-1994)

Deanna Troi

Deanna Troi was a half-human, half Betazoid, who had extra-sensory empathy and some telepathic abilities. She started as a counsellor to the captain and crew of the Enterprise and was a regular member of the cast. When she started, her role was quite one-dimensional and limited to feeling some alien presence. However, as the series developed, so too did Troi. She changed her image a number of times. Her hair changed, her uniform changed and her personality and role changed. I was never certain about Troi at the start of the series but the character really grew on me as time went by, particularly as she started to reduce her counsellor role and became a commander after passing the test in the episode "Thine Own Self". An extra dimension was added to the character and I thought it would be interesting to show her visual development, so I've picked a few to give an overview.

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Troi - Hair

This was how we first saw Counsellor Troi. She also wore a min-skirt, but you can search for those images on the web. She was very much limited to feeling alien thoughts and those of people and quite one-dimensional, even though Deanna was supposed to be a cerebral character.

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Troi - Early on

After the series setled down, Deanna wore her hair down and donned a star fleet unitard of some dull description. Her role began to develop and she had wider responsibilities across the ship.

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Troi - In uniform

In "The Chain of Command", Captain Jellico had temporary command of the Enterprise and ordered Troi to start wearing uniform as he was used to "a certain formality on the bridge".

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Troi - Green dress

Somewhere during season three, Troi dropped the unitard and started wearing dresses, including this one in a turquoise or blue shade. It did wonders for her image.

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Troi - Fringe

As she matured, I think she grew more attractive. Here she is in the in the film, Nemesis. Marina Sirtis, who played Troi, wore a wig in this film and reprised the look in the TV series, Picard.

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Troi - Man of the People

In this episode, Troi becomes hypersexual after an empath uses her as a receptacle for his emotions. She does actually wear a much more revealing dress than this to be alluring, but I personally prefer this one.

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Troi - Goddess of Empathy

This was how Reg Barclay saw Troi and depicted her like this in a holodeck simulation.

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Troi - Hollow Pursuits

But then in another episode, she was depicted like this.

Dr Beverley Crusher

Dr Beverley Crusher was played by the American actress Gates McFadden. I'm still not sure what category Beverly falls under, or if I find her even attractive, but she is a main character in the Next Generation, so she rightly should be included. Her career started as a ship's doctor and she briefly became chief medical officer at Starfleet and then Captain of her own ship, although I don't really believe she showed any true leadership qualities in her time aboard the enterprise. There was always something romantic going on between her and Picard, and we find out in the final episode, when we switch to a future timeline, that they did indeed marry at some point.

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Beverley Crusher - As we normally see her

Wearing standard Star Fleet uniform for most of the time.

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Beverley Crusher - Grey/black uniform

Towards the end of the series, Dr Crusher started to wear more formal uniforms, which was mainly continued in the Films

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Beverley Crusher - Insurrection

On away missions, of course standard uniform was sometimes unnecessary, which made a pleasant change..

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Beverley Crusher - Attached

Here's Beverly in a much more informal attire from the episode "Attached"

Tasha Yar

Although she was killed off fairly early, she was a main character to start with, Played by Denise Crosby.

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Tasha Yar - Head of Security

I always felt that Tasha Yar was made to look androgenous because she was head of security aboard the enterprise, which was unnecessary in my view. The actress left the role because she was bored with the repetitive role, but did return to do some guest appearances.

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Tasha Yar - and Data

One of her more interesting roles was in "The Naked Now", when she became infected by an afflicytion that made them behave irrationally, almost drunk. In the episode, she became flirty and even had a sexual encounter with the ship's android, Data.

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Ishara Yar - Beth Toussaint

Her sister, Ishara, I thought was far more attractive, and could look after herself. She ruthlessly conned the crew of the Enterprise tas to her motives, and was prepared to kill to get what she wanted.

Even more episodes means even more Star Trek babes

That's the main characters from the Next Generation series covered. Now on to some others...

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Jenice Manheim - Michelle Phillips

The radiant and ex-member of the Mamas and Papas, Michelle Phillips, played an ex-love of Picard in the episode "We'll Always Have Paris", which was taken from Casablanca. An attractive character, yes but sugar candy.

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Saliah - V Jamie Hubbard

Now Anya was a very fresh-faced young girl - or so it seemed! She turned out to be a shape-shifting creature whose real looks would not permit her to appear on these pages.

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Teenage girl - Madchen Amick

Salia's watcher, Anya, was also a shape-shifter and appeared in this lovely form.

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Brenna Odell - Rosalyn Landor

Although the character was set as a stereotype Irish traveller in the future, there's no denying that English actress Rosalyn's performance makes this particular Irish woman a very sexy one indeed. Brash, forceful, a great midriff and a very alluring Irish accent all work together well.

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K'Ehleyr - Suzy Plakson

I'm not sure if any of the Klingon women are "Babes", but if any are, then the nearest you can get is Worf's estranged wife, K'Ehleyr, played by American-born Suzy. I suppose one of the Klingon's virtues is that she is half human.

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Christie Henshaw - Julie Warner

A pretty girl who had a brief relationship with Geordie La Forge, Chief Engineer.

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Yuta - Lisa Wilcox

A very attractive Acamarian from the Tralesta clan. She was effectively a long-lived assassin, who was out for vengeance against a rival clan. Its a shame she was killed!

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Vash - Jennifer Hetrick

Fellow archaeologist and one-time lover of Picard, I fail to understand why this somewhat unscrupulous but exciting female can even be linked with him! I mean why?

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Leah Brahms - Susan Gibney

Leah Brahms was another one of La Forge's fantasies and her role was played twice by Susan Gibley. A little-known fact is that the character was supposed to be related to Dr. Daystrom, and a black actress should have been recruited but wasn't. Susan had already been hired and so a quick script change later.... Geordie, for work reasons, recreated a holographic image of her and fell in love with the image. Unfortunately when the real Brahms visited a year later, she was cold and unfeeling. Not bad looking for a theoretical physicist and warp engine developer though, eh?

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Robin Lefler - Ashley Judd

Robin Lefler appeared in two episodes of the Next Generation, the first being Ashley Jud's first professional role.

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Kamala - Famke Janssen

Kamala was an empathic metamorph from the Krios system. She bonded with Picard by accident!

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Amanda Rogers - Olivia Dabo Amick

Amanda started to show mysterious powers when Q finally discovered that she was a member of the Q.

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