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Old March 7 2013, 03:25 AM   #28
milo bloom
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Re: Why do engineering and security have the same color uniform?

jayrath wrote: View Post
'Twas the exigencies of early color TV. The TOS cast wore primary colors: red, blue, yellow (okay, a sort of yellow-green that's termed "heather"). Nothing to get hung up upon, and for all we know most non-human crew were color blind, or read both "red" uniforms in different ways. For example, maybe engineering red looked very different from security red in ultra-violet.

Human eyes are not the only eyes in Starfleet.
Reminds me of a TOS novel where it's said that Klingons can't see red. They think the engineers wear black pants and shirt.
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