There’s something miraculous about the way low-budget sci-fi works when it comes to tertiary characters, it’s like they just mobilise the cheapest way of making people look somehow strange or foreign.
In the example of the stripper above (who’s only in it for the length of a conversation), her hair is coiled up in what appear to be springs. I often wonder about the circumstances leading up to a given character design. In this case, I wonder how people came to the conclusion that this was the best idea possible,
David: Hey, maybe we should make her an alien?
Alan: I dunno Dave, that sounds like a lot of time and effort…
David: No, no. It’ll be super easy, all we need to do is take a bunch of those alien prosthetics, throw them in a big box and do a lucky dip with them.
Alan: I like your thinking David, but then we’d need to go all the way down to the costume department.
David: Well, what do we have here?
Alan: Just this enormous box of springs.
David: Alright, now bear with me, this is going to sound crazy, but…
I can only imagine the field-day those guys had when someone looked at this and said,
Perfect, she looks just like a space-stripper; this is exactly what we need. You might as well go home now boys, congratulations on a job well done.
She doesn’t have a name in the series, but I like to think of her as Coilette.