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Old February 24 2013, 11:47 PM   #96
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Re: Would TMP have been better had they used the TOS uniforms?

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Well TMP takes place in 2273 IIRC and TWOK takes place in 2285/86. Uniform trends and stuff can change with in that big gap of time.
Again, it's not just a fashion trend, it's a complete change in philosophy.

Enlisted personnel were considered worthy of officer-style uniforms, and then they weren't.
Or they wanted the Enlisted personnel more practical for what they were doing

That's a drastic -- and many would say retrograde --change in recognition of their status.
When has what they were wearing in Trek had an impact in their status.
Exactly. Look at the evolution/devolution of the uniforms in the US Navy. The "crackerjack" was retired for years in favor of a uniform that more closely resembled what officers wore. Then it was brought back.

Duty uniforms these days vary by what the job at hand entails. It has nothing to do with "class." That's nothing but modern liberal social experimenting BS.

That statement may offend some, but so be it. I'm too damn old to care.
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