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Archaeologist July 10 2010 10:20 AM

Favorite Starfleet Uniform Design
What is your favorite Starfleet uniform design out of the entire series? The uniforms of Star Trek's Federation Starfleet has been an interesting topic for me since some time ago. I would have to say that my favorite uniforms are the so-called "Monster Maroons," a.k.a. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan uniforms, continuing up to just a few years or so prior to Star Trek: The Next Generation. I like the maroon red jacket/coat colors to begin with, and the black trousers complete the look. They actually look quite formal, elegant, and sharp, in my opinion, which may be why the design appeals to me so much. My least favorite design however, would have to be the uniforms featured in Star Trek: The Motion Picture, as to me, they far too much resembled pyjamas, rather than uniforms of any sort. They were very... outlandish. Too stereotypically "futuristic," as in something from a B movie, no offence intended for those that believe it's a good design. Just my opinion.

Capt_Pickirk July 10 2010 10:47 AM

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Those uniforms at the start of star trek (2009) were pretty cool. Although they did remind me of those future uniforms from Tng's "all good things..."

RegFan July 10 2010 12:23 PM

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I voted for the FC uniforms, but I like the VOY uniforms as well. The ENT uniforms are among my least favorite, but they look the extremely practical.

Arix July 10 2010 03:17 PM

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The FC/DS9 uniforms are my favourite - so much so that when I decided to make a uniform for a costume party, I made myself a FC/DS9 era Science officer uniform :)

I'm also quite fond of the VOY/DS9 uniforms, TWOK/movie era uniforms, and well - who isn't a fan of TOS uniforms? ;)

On the other hand, I've never liked the Motion Picture uniforms - bleh! And the Enterprise uniforms are average at best...

King Daniel Beyond July 10 2010 03:42 PM

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The Enterprise uniforms were the first ones that looked really believable. I loved how the Kelvin uniforms in STXI are a stylized halfway between ENT and TOS, and the STXI nuTOS are my favourite at the moment.

IMO the TMP, TNG, VOY and DS9 gear are PJ's, or variations of PJ's :lol:. TWoK gear looks too Mountie-like for my tastes. FC looks like smart funeral winter PJ's.

All-time worst looking gear? The alternate futures of "All Good Things" and "Endgame". Worst fugly PJ's ever. Bizarrely these are very similar to the far-superior Kelvin uniforms. I guess that's the difference a big budget makes.

Rķu rķu, chķu July 10 2010 03:51 PM

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The 29th century uniforms from "Relativity".

C.E. Evans July 10 2010 04:25 PM

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Early TOS.

My favorite is from the original "The Cage" pilot with the muted colors, de-emphasis on individual ranks, and the wraparound grey field jackets.

Pauln6 July 10 2010 04:37 PM

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Pyjama uniforms are a must. Think about it - unlimited access to replicators and no TV? The crew would be as big as houses without those form-fitting uniforms and Dr McCoy's regular lypo-suction sessions.

Pemmer Harge July 10 2010 08:37 PM

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I'll go for the TWOK uniforms. They're really the only ones I could wear without feeling embarrassed. TOS uniforms are cool, but in a silly way (not that that's a bad thing).

Ensign Johnson July 10 2010 08:48 PM

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I liked the DS9/VOY uniforms, mostly black with a splash of colour. I quite liked the newer DS9 uniforms but they looked a bit warm with all those layers and the jacket looked thicker.

Santa Kang July 10 2010 09:39 PM

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TOS uniforms (ST09 is just a variation IMO) are the best. ENT the most practical.

di_mar July 10 2010 11:20 PM

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Aw. Poor Enterprise. Only I have voted for it so far ;(
Yes, I did like their uniforms the best, strangely enough.
Pyjama uniforms - oh, yes. This would certainly appeal to the younger generation of today. Why, in England, some women are even taking to going out to go shopping in their PJs'.

sbk1234 July 10 2010 11:27 PM

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I voted for First Contact, but TWOK uniforms were a close second. Both had a (IMO) serious attitude about them that I liked. The VOYAGER/DS9 jumpsuits were a little too informal for my tastes.

Subcommander R. July 10 2010 11:31 PM

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TWOK followed by First Contact.

The Wormhole July 10 2010 11:36 PM

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First Contact uniforms, followed closely by the TWOK uniforms.

Worse are the Trek XI. Cheap knock-offs of the far superior TOS uniforms. Plus, they went out of their way to change everything else from its TOS look, so keeping the uniforms so similar just looks out of place.

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