Therin of Andor wrote:
But it's sensible to assume that prisoners will be allowed to keep their (opposition military) uniforms to do hard labor?
All ST films have nits we can pick. It's part of the fun. But ST VI's nitpicks annoyed me. A lot. Missed opportunities.
I'll just nitpick this in the spirit of fun. In the USA prisoners have uniforms, sometimes ghastly pink ones but if you look at prisons all over the world you'll see that prisoners are often wearing clothes bought from home, donations anything.
Some countries even allow wives and families to be in with their husbands in jail.
In POW camps, prisoners wore their uniforms and I think the Klingons would get a kick from seeing Starfleet prisoners.
I know they would at least do a frisk but perhaps Klingons aren't up on the Veridian patch and the obvious placing was done for the audience benefit. Meyer thinks the audience are as stupid as the Enterprise crew.