Re: Question about uniform changes
Though ya gotta wonder why he would beam out from a docked ship...
I think that was a symbolic gesture given that he was leaving the ship for the last time. So much of his work aboard the Enterprise
involved maintaining the transporters, so it was only fitting that he officially left the ship that way. It was also nice of Picard to see him off the way he did.
"Many things seem clever to an imbecile." --Captain Thelin th'Valrass, USS Enterprise-- "The Chimes at Midnight"