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Tracer Bullet March 13 2013 09:13 PM

Uniforms color switch between TOS and TNG
 
As long as I've been a Trek fan I've always wondered why they switched colors between command and engineering/security from TOS to TNG, and I've never been able to find an answer. Does anyone know?

Screamy March 13 2013 09:14 PM

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Patrick Stewart looked better in red.

C.E. Evans March 13 2013 09:16 PM

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Squiggy wrote: (Post 7797649)
Patrick Stewart looked better in red.

Pretty much it.

They also put Brent Spiner in gold because Data looked better in that color too.

Tracer Bullet March 13 2013 09:17 PM

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Really? That's so boring! Well, I was afraid it was something like that. :lol:

Borjis March 13 2013 09:57 PM

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I think Data looks way better in RED or BLUE. Better contrast than gold.

F. King Daniel March 13 2013 10:55 PM

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^I thought Data looked good in red in "Future Imperfect"


Remember when Spock wore yellow in the second pilot of The Original Series? That still looks weird to me.

SchwEnt March 13 2013 10:56 PM

Re: Uniforms color switch between TOS and TNG
 
Yeah that's pretty much it.

I'll also add other theories I've heard
(that may or may not be true)--

Since TWOK, the Starfleet uniform was red. TNG wanted to at least keep some continuity with seeing captains in red (explains why TNG red is not TOS red but more TWOK red).

Also, to change up the running gag of expendable redshirts. Now security wore gold instead.

ChristopherPike March 14 2013 12:49 AM

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I'm loathed to criticise, especially given TNG S1 on Blu ray was pretty phenomenal, but I don't remember this topic cropping up in any of the documentaries. Perhaps it's mentioned in a commentary I've maybe skimmed over or is yet to come.

Then again if it only boiled down to what colour a producer thought looked good on Patrick Stewart... not the most interesting story ever! Not compared to how they decided on whether he needed a hairpiece or not.

There's something like a decade spent at the movies, where department colours didn't play such a large part in Star Trek at all. Just a collar here or strip of cloth or bit of braid there.

SchwEnt March 14 2013 01:38 AM

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^^^ One of the many ways TNG felt like a follow-up to TOS,
rather than an evolution from TOS-->movies-->TNG.

Screamy March 14 2013 01:40 AM

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Quote:

Borjis wrote: (Post 7797898)
I think Data looks way better in RED or BLUE. Better contrast than gold.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l2...ps8faa5906.png

Jar Jar Binks March 14 2013 01:48 AM

Re: Uniforms color switch between TOS and TNG
 
A few years ago I did this crummy Photoshop job for a similar thread, just to get any idea of what everyone would look like if they kept the TOS scheme.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...us/TNG-TOS.jpg

trekker670 March 14 2013 03:44 AM

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If TNG were filmed today, the producers would kill to keep Data's costume blue, you'd "naturally" have the blue/orange(gold) compliments that plague movies like none-other

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.ph...geBlueContrast

InklingStar March 14 2013 04:10 AM

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Skywalker wrote: (Post 7798813)
A few years ago I did this crummy Photoshop job for a similar thread, just to get any idea of what everyone would look like if they kept the TOS scheme.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...us/TNG-TOS.jpg

Not crummy at all. Now, can you get to work on the actual episodes? That would be fun.

Geoff Peterson March 14 2013 04:11 AM

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The comm badges have gone blue.

Jar Jar Binks March 14 2013 04:13 AM

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Nerys Myk wrote: (Post 7799350)
The comm badges have gone blue.

That's how they look in the source image. :ouch:


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