When Star Trek The Next Generation hit the airwaves, it revived the world’s love affair with The Enterprise and its mission to boldly go where no man has gone before. The new cast was filled with dynamic actors and great costumes, but it could have gone a whole different and horrible way.

Imagine of Brent Spiner’s Data was bright pink. Worse than that, image if Geordie Laforge, played by Levar Burton, had a jerry curl?