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Old October 21 2009, 05:50 PM   #6
Admiral Buzzkill
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Re: Star Trek XII uniforms discussion

Shazam! wrote: View Post
They'll want Pine in gold as little as possible.
Gold is an awfully unflattering color for most complexions (as is green). That's the main reason Theiss switched the colors on TNG, though he allowed in at least one interview that continuity with the TWOK uniforms might have been a consideration as well.

For TNG, Theiss brought in the developer of the "Color Me Beautiful" color analysis system that was popular in the 1980s to help him choose the fabric shades - he wanted to use the red/green-gold/blue system from TOS, but knew that the exact same shades were not desirable.
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