A lot of viewers lost respect for Star Trek Enterprise during the early episodes' "decontamination" scenes.
Seriously? Hot chicks (and some guys) in a mood-lit room rubbing oil on each-other while wearing thin + casual sleepwear? Form-fitting to their obviously-no-underwear bodies?
Don't get me wrong, Jolene Blalock was a perfect casting choice for these scenes alone... but a lot of people lost respect for the show even though the actors and actresses did a decent job acting.
Sure, the original series relied on sex as much as they could on network TV in the 60's. Short skirts, submissive and/or amorous aliens, a lot of implied sex between Kirk and various characters (why is he putting on his boots?), etc. Heck they were probably pushing the boundaries at the time.
And TNG's Trois's non-standard costume was a bit more revealing than the rest of the female crew, including a couple of interesting episodes.
DS9 had dabbo-girls; aliens in various revealing dresses.
People flipped out about Voyager, probably mostly because she was added in the middle and people saw it as a way to boost ratings.Kess, the short and attractive (yet vanilla) woman leaves and a voluptuous model wearing a silver cat suit (with built-in corset) takes her place.
It would be one thing if the character was there from the beginning, or was replacing a character with similar looks. But it just came out of nowhere.
Star Trek always had a lot of sex going on, heck Tucker was just this generation's Kirk. But I guess some people see 7-of-9's arrival a turning point from covert to overt.
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