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Old October 28 2012, 07:32 PM   #16
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Re: Purple uniforms?

I do remember one episode in which the main cast members had the lighter blue jumpsuits and the extras still had the darker blue/bluish-purple ones.
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Old October 28 2012, 07:52 PM   #17
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I do remember one episode in which the main cast members had the lighter blue jumpsuits and the extras still had the darker blue/bluish-purple ones.
Uhm, yeah, this image pretty much confirms that not all jumpsuits look the same.



It's and old photo, though. I'll try to dig up something more recent.

EDIT:

Here it is. Mystery solved. This one is from Zero Hour.

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Old October 28 2012, 11:36 PM   #18
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Re: Purple uniforms?

^^^
Yep. Quite a contrast.
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Old October 29 2012, 09:48 PM   #19
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Re: Purple uniforms?

The main cast swapped from the original jumpsuits to the more pronounced blue ones in the ep Minefield. Spotted it right of the bat (total nerd).
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Old October 29 2012, 09:55 PM   #20
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more like crimson
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Old October 30 2012, 03:20 AM   #21
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The main cast swapped from the original jumpsuits to the more pronounced blue ones in the ep Minefield. Spotted it right of the bat (total nerd).
Holy crap, you're right!

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Old October 30 2012, 05:59 AM   #22
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Assuming this is the case: why, in ENT, is there no red?
Trick of the studio lights. The stripes photograph differently on the sets, depending on reflections.

For TNG, they deliberately colour-shifted all three designations. Red to a wine/cherry (since the movies were now using a similar tone for their uniform jackets), blue to a teal and gold to a mustard. Check out the "Enterprise" action figures: they used a red paint for the engineering stripes, not purple.

One reason for the avoidance of a straight blue dates back to TMP, to avoid it being the same blue as an original SPFX bluescreen of the late 70s. For TMP, sciences division was broken into two colours: orange for science and mint green for medical.
Also, I remember reading that when the new producers were planning the look of STII, they made a deliberate decision to go with "almost" but not quite primary colors -- hence maroon instead of red, teal instead of blue, etc.
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Old October 30 2012, 07:50 AM   #23
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Babel One

I own that costume in the middle.


Tellarite ambassadorial robes by Therin of Andor, on Flickr


Tellarite robes by Therin of Andor, on Flickr
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Old November 2 2012, 04:57 AM   #24
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Re: Purple uniforms?

Cool, you never mentioned that before!
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Old November 2 2012, 05:38 AM   #25
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Keep in mind also - wardrobe has to be washed every night after shooting. I'm sure that contributed to at least some of the color variation with some of these outfits.

Though I tend to agree - I never interpreted the engineer stripes as purple or magenta; I just assumed (based on the yellow and blue and red template previously established by the other series) that it was red.
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Old November 2 2012, 09:45 AM   #26
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Man I miss those old days of TOS in glorious black and white.
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Old November 2 2012, 10:57 PM   #27
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Also, I remember reading that when the new producers were planning the look of STII, they made a deliberate decision to go with "almost" but not quite primary colors
The same costume guy, Robert Fletcher of TMP, did the later movies too. He hated "straight" colours and used the same strategy in that first movie. Spock's black robe wasn't a true black, Kirk's admiral uniform was "loden green", but appeared grey to some, etc.
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Old November 3 2012, 04:48 AM   #28
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^^ Fletcher, yes. Thank you. I liked his designs -- really nice lines. I also liked the move away from the "straight" bright primary colors of TOS to the more muted, off-primary colors. The seamstress in me appreciated the variety, I guess.
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