The costume was used in the movie Star Trek: Generations in 1994. It was worn by British actor Malcolm McDowell during his portrayal of “Dr. Tolian Soran”. The El-Aurian outfit was featured in the opening scenes during the rescue of El-Aurian refugees from the Nexus aboard the “USS Enterprise-B”.
Tolian Soran was born more than three hundred years before 2371. His world was destroyed by the Borg in the latter half of the 23rd century, which led to the death of his entire family, including his wife and children. Soran, however, escaped aboard the SS Lakul along with a handful other survivors. These refugees were to be transported to Earth.
However, shortly before reaching Earth in 2293, the ship and its companion the SS Robert Fox became trapped in an extremely intense gravimetric distortion trailing from an energy ribbon which acted as an entrance to the Nexus. While trapped in the distortion, Soran and the other passengers experienced brief moments in the Nexus, where Soran was able to live a life in which the Borg had not killed his family. Soran’s experiences in the Nexus were short-lived, however, as he and the others were beamed away to the USS Enterprise-B, which had responded to a distress call. Upon finding himself in the Enterprise’s sickbay, Soran began ranting, demanding to be returned, forcing Commander Pavel Chekov to sedate him. Soran subsequently became obsessed with returning to the Nexus and dedicated the next 78 years of his life to discovering a means by which to do so.
Soran’s El-Aurian outfit features a long coat with green pattern and leather trim details. Distress is evident on the costume in that it is made to appear bloodied due to trauma occurring aboard the refugee ships carrying the character to Federation space.
The El-Aurian scientist wears a distressed green trousers with a matching long sleeved top that has a diagonally asymmetrical snap and clasp front. Green painted shoes belong to the costume, too.
The garments feature Star Trek VII tags inscribed ‘Malcolm McDowell’ and the costumer’s tag reads ‘STAR TREK VII, Soran, Malcolm McDowell, Change 1, Scenes 21.’
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