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Skin Tight Science Fiction

Yvonne Craig in her sexy form-fitting Batgirl costume.
Erin Gray as Colonel Wilma Deering in her slinky purple catsuit.
Natalie Morales out of her Middleman uniform.
Jeri Ryan as the sleek and sexy Seven of Nine.

It should come as no surprise that whenever publishers need a quick traffic boost, they release some permutation of the “Sexy Babes of SciFi” pictorial. With the wordily-titled  28 Sexy Skintight Outfits from 5 Decades of Sci-Fi Film and TV, an impressive half-century review of form-fitting fantasy is offered.  The compendium recognizes a wide variety of shapely sirens from classic film and television, as well as a few not-so-classic projects.

They say you always remember your first, and it’s true that the shapely, athletic forms of Yvonne Craig and Erin Gray righting wrongs and defeating villains will always be romping through my sexual psyche. It could very well be that — through their campy escapades — Batgirl and Colonel Deering convinced a generation of boys that girls were not only capable partners in the fight against evil, but of interest in other more confusing ways as well.

The article’s selection of fabricated bodysuited beauties becomes slightly more problematic as it approaches more contemporary offerings, such as GI-Joe and Kill Bill, but still accurately identifies the modern marvels that are Kate Beckinsale’s vivacious vampire Selene and marvelous Middleman-in-training Natalie Morales.

There were a few complaints about the dearth of male contenders, so don’t be shocked to find an in-depth review of Gill Gerard and Lorne Greene’s physical charms at Sci Fi Wire in the weeks to come. But don’t hold your breath.

Written by in May of 2010. Last edited September 2014.

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Comments

  • DarkTouch - May 12th, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    I think the part that shocked me the most is that 10 year jump between Yvonne Craig and Erin Gray.

  • Jeff - May 13th, 2010 at 1:11 am

    I didn’t notice that! They’re both sashaying around together in my mind, but Wikipedia says Bats ended in ’68, and Buck started in ’79. How time flies!