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Old January 30 2014, 03:29 PM   #73
Robert Comsol
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Re: Starfleet Starship Insignia was all supposed to be the same?

Maurice wrote: View Post
Now, as to why some starbase personnel might wear the arrowhead, that's a different question.
Possible, conjectural answers:
  • From Bob Justman's point of view: Commodore Mendez is the Starbase 11 commander-in-chief and as such he has several secretaries: Miss Piper (with the flower insignia) and a secretary taking care of issues concerning starships exclusively, hence the delta on her uniform.
  • From an in-universe point of view: The flower insignia had just been introduced in "Court-Martial", the episode before "The Menagerie" (both in production and stardate order). The delta is in the process of being phased out and replaced by the flower.
Just noticed a riddle I found interesting: Commodore Mendez aboard the Enterprise was a Talosian illusion, yet it's interesting that no one wondered at least where he got his medals on this dress uniform from.

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