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Old April 26 2013, 05:11 PM   #15
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Re: Uniforms

Timo wrote: View Post
I think VOY handled it in the correct way. They could not have possibly known about new uniforms.
Yet somehow they learned about the new, slimmer hand phasers, long before they made contact with Starfleet...

The exception being the Wrath of Khan uniforms, which they kept for 70-something years.
Pretty much exactly so - 2278 was the earliest confirmed appearance (on the Bozeman crew in "Cause and Effect"), 2348 the last (on Jack Crusher in a holomessage recorded at Wesley's birth in "Family"). Although the uniform did change a bit along the route, and we might say this jacket-plus-pullover style was in use in TOS or Pike's days already - it's just that our heroes only wore the pullovers without the jackets when Starfleet wasn't watching.

Timo Saloniemi
I wonder if it might actually have been longer than that. The TWOK uniforms feature a jacket over a sweater that looks like it might be too hot to wear on a planet in summer. Maybe the uniforms in TMP were a hot-weather version of the TWOK uniforms, similar to summer whites and winter blues in modern navies. The colors of the TMP uniforms and TWOK sweaters match up, for the most part.
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