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The Picard Maneuver, Explained

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Fast Company has a fascinating look back at old Star Trek uniforms, made of a super-heavy type of spandex that caused a lot of issues on set. The material led to problems like odor-retention and gave the actors back issues due to its weight. "To keep his outfit from riding up, actor Patrick Stewart, who played the Enterprise's Captain Jean-Luc Picard, began tugging it down during filming. This habit became so well known that it ended up being one of his character's most beloved tics, known by fans the world over as 'The Picard Maneuver.'" [FastCo]