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Old February 26 2013, 12:25 AM   #6
Robert Comsol
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Re: Divisions, Insignia, Uniforms and Assignment Patches

Pavonis wrote: View Post
My first thought was that the pairing is deliberately redundant, to aid any individuals with color blindness, or possibly individuals from species with monochromatic vision.
You already provided the answer: Back in the 1960's during TOS' original run there were still many households belonging to a "species with monochromatic" black & white only television sets.

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