Now that's the strange thing. Okay, so Sutherland was supposedly color blind. Did no one ever say to him, "Uh, Mr. Sutherland? You sure you want to give these 'bad guys' pink vests? The reference photos from the old program show them to be a kind of gold."
As the indident is described, one gets the impression Sutherland did everything, and we know that's just not possible. Or was he one of these guys who ruled the studio with an iron fist? "You gonna' tell Mt. Sutherland he selected pink for the spacesuits because I'm not! I gotta' family to support!"