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Old January 29 2014, 05:38 PM   #69
Robert Comsol
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Re: Starfleet Starship Insignia was all supposed to be the same?

CorporalCaptain wrote: View Post
Lest the point be lost in the shuffle discussing starship emblems, IMO this memo doesn't explain why Kirk isn't wearing the flower insignia at the beginning of TMP, before he gets command of the Enterprise back.
At the time of writing nobody knew that there was going to be TMP, but I presume you wondered, too, why that memo didn't address
  • Decker's insignia in "The Doomsday Machine"
  • Wesley's insignia in "The Ultimate Computer"
USS Constellation was a "starship", so the insignia of the Antares wasn't the only one of a vessel shown prior to "The Omega Glory".

(Justman didn't mention the outpost insignias from "Balance of Terror" and "Arena" nor the small starburst/flower worn by Finnegan in "Shore Leave" because that might have gotten confusing)

CorporalCaptain wrote: View Post
What's even more incongruous is that the Epsilon IX station personnel wear a "telecommunications" emblem, so its not like Starfleet was all under a single kind of emblem.
Good Point! But are you sure it's a "telecommunications" emblem?
Almost looks like these characters have already been "tagged" by V'ger and just haven't noticed that, yet.

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