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
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"
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)
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.