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Old February 26 2013, 01:00 AM   #7
Pavonis
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Re: Divisions, Insignia, Uniforms and Assignment Patches

Robert Comsol wrote: View Post
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.

Bob
True, but then the screen size and resolution of 1960s sets wouldn't have rendered the assignment patch as easily visible and distinguishable. Even on my big-screen TV the symbols aren't always easily seen, especially with the sparkly background they're on.
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