Re: Star Trek: TMP questions and observations
Which can be rationalized given that the Enterprise was out on the frontier for five years, so it was still using older designs while the newer stuff was being phased in back in the core systems.
Absolutely. The comic series depicting the end of the five-year mission has Decker coming aboard wearing a uniform similar to what he's seen wearing in TMP. It's not unlike Voyager's
crew wearing the early-DS9 uniforms because they weren't in contact with Starfleet when the change to the FC uniforms was made.
"Many things seem clever to an imbecile." --Captain Thelin th'Valrass, USS Enterprise-- "The Chimes at Midnight"