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View Poll Results: Favorite Starfleet Uniform Design
Early "The Original Series" 9 4.33%
Mid-Late "The Original Series" 10 4.81%
Star Trek: The Motion Picture 7 3.37%
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan "Monster Maroons" 48 23.08%
Later Maroon Uniform (Earlier flashbacks in TNG) 1 0.48%
Early "The Next Generation" 4 1.92%
Mid-Late "The Next Generation" 19 9.13%
Early "Deep Space Nine" & "Voyager" 14 6.73%
Mid-Late "Deep Space Nine" and "First Contact" 64 30.77%
"Enterprise" 14 6.73%
Star Trek (2009) 13 6.25%
Other (Specify) 5 2.40%
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Old July 13 2010, 11:25 AM   #31
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Re: Favorite Starfleet Uniform Design

First Contact-Late DS9 Uniform is by far the best, IMHO.
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Old July 13 2010, 02:02 PM   #32
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Re: Favorite Starfleet Uniform Design

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What is your favorite Starfleet uniform design out of the entire series? The uniforms of Star Trek's Federation Starfleet has been an interesting topic for me since some time ago. I would have to say that my favorite uniforms are the so-called "Monster Maroons," a.k.a. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan uniforms, continuing up to just a few years or so prior to Star Trek: The Next Generation. I like the maroon red jacket/coat colors to begin with, and the black trousers complete the look. They actually look quite formal, elegant, and sharp, in my opinion, which may be why the design appeals to me so much. My least favorite design however, would have to be the uniforms featured in Star Trek: The Motion Picture, as to me, they far too much resembled pyjamas, rather than uniforms of any sort. They were very... outlandish. Too stereotypically "futuristic," as in something from a B movie, no offence intended for those that believe it's a good design. Just my opinion.
I liked the red uniforms with the fancy rank pins and little clips.... but for me it's go to be the Dominion War uniforms.... the were imo of similar quality and style as the old red uniforms of the TOS movies, but had a bit more of a badass look to them.

Besides, during the whole TNG/DS9/Voyager era, all the bad guys and allies had cool looking uniforms/outfits (Borg/Romulans/Klingons/Cardassians) that made them all look a bit intimidating..... finally they brought in the Dominion War Uniforms and presto.... Starfleet looks like it got a pair and ain't gonna take no guff from nobody :P
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Old July 13 2010, 04:23 PM   #33
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Re: Favorite Starfleet Uniform Design

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My least favorite design however, would have to be the uniforms featured in Star Trek: The Motion Picture, as to me, they far too much resembled pyjamas, rather than uniforms of any sort. They were very... outlandish. Too stereotypically "futuristic," as in something from a B movie, no offence intended for those that believe it's a good design. Just my opinion.
No offense taken of course. But that kind of statement seems to come up a lot in these discussions, and I don't get it. It seems to imply either that we know what future uniforms would look like (as opposed to future pajamas), or that depictions of future uniforms should look like uniforms of today. But think of it this way: Would a US Navy sailor of the War of 1812, or even the Civil War, recognize the wash khakis and dungarees of World War II as naval uniforms? I don't think so.

If the criticism of the TMP uniforms is simply that they're ugly, I can understand that. I'm not crazy about their looks, especially the untucked shirt-tail look at the bottom of the blouses. But that's in the eye of the beholder. I like them the best because they are strong conceptually. There are different variants, some more formal, some for working. There are different protective and "occupational" additions. And surely short sleeves would be welcome sometimes. There are also some ties to TOS uniforms so the TMP outfits could reasonably be their descendants.

I like the TWOK uniforms the least. As I've said before, they are such a complete break with what was established before that it makes one think some kind of revolution must have taken place.

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Old July 13 2010, 08:59 PM   #34
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Re: Favorite Starfleet Uniform Design

^...or perhaps it is because to most people looking at those TMP uniforms THEY LOOK LIKE PAJAMAS. Perhaps it has more to do with that than ignorance about what future space uniforms will look like. They may as creative as you say and still LOOK LIKE PAJAMAS to most moviegoers.
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Old July 13 2010, 10:50 PM   #35
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^...or perhaps it is because to most people looking at those TMP uniforms THEY LOOK LIKE PAJAMAS. Perhaps it has more to do with that than ignorance about what future space uniforms will look like. They may as creative as you say and still LOOK LIKE PAJAMAS to most moviegoers.
Sure. But to say they look like pajamas rather than uniforms is to make some kind of assumption about what uniforms would look like some 300 years in the future. And like I said, I don't follow that line of thinking. But YMMV.

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Old July 13 2010, 11:08 PM   #36
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Mid-late TNG
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Old July 14 2010, 01:00 AM   #37
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Re: Favorite Starfleet Uniform Design

I have wondered if a TV series set in the movie era might have on-duty officers simply wear the colored tunic without the red jacket. It would look very similar to the original series uniforms.
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Old July 14 2010, 06:47 AM   #38
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Re: Favorite Starfleet Uniform Design

I see that the polls are leaning towards the heavier WOK and DS9 uniforms, and in part I would agree, but in the end I had to go with the classic TOS. Helen Noel just wouldn't have looked as good in anything else.

Ok, she'd probably look good in a drop cloth, but you get the idea.
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Old July 14 2010, 07:43 AM   #39
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I like the Star trek "Enterprise" uniform. It is very cool and stylish.
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Old July 14 2010, 09:27 PM   #40
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The First Contact/DS9 uniforms are my personal favorite, although the only ones I don't like are the TMP jumpsuits.
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Old July 14 2010, 11:58 PM   #41
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Re: Favorite Starfleet Uniform Design

The Late DS9 and First Contact uniforms are by far my favorite. They even had my favorite Dress Uniforms, the white and black ones. My second favorite is the STII-STVI ones. As for my LEAST favorite? TMP... although, the early TNG ones aren't far off...
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Old July 15 2010, 12:10 AM   #42
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Re: Favorite Starfleet Uniform Design

While I'm fond of the TOS uniforms -- from Man Trap on -- and also like the 2009 movie uniforms, my favorite is the later season TNG uniforms. There's an elegance in their simplicity, and I've always preferred red as the command color.
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Old July 15 2010, 12:32 AM   #43
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and I've always preferred red as the command color.
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Old July 15 2010, 02:45 AM   #44
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Re: Favorite Starfleet Uniform Design

The modern grey 24th Century uniforms are the best!

I also liked grey and white uniforms worn by the Voyager crew who were in that one alien race in the episode called "Drive".

I also liked the recent white dress uniforms as seen in Insurrection, as well.

And I did like the Original Series film red jackets with the flap in the front, too.

And the Voyager style uniform with the grey underneath was pretty good, too.
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Old July 15 2010, 09:25 AM   #45
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Re: Favorite Starfleet Uniform Design

I always thought the 3d season TNG uniforms looked cool.

It had a sleek, stylish look to it, along with how the rank pins were placed on the collar.

If a fan were to wear one, you'd recognize it immediately.
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