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Old December 5 2012, 10:05 PM   #1411
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The addition of the collar definitely made them appear more professional.
But they're suppose to be explorers not bankers.
I'm pretty sure an modern military person would tell you that they are a professional doing a job.
But Picard told me Starfleet wasn't the military!
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Old December 5 2012, 10:08 PM   #1412
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The addition of the collar definitely made them appear more professional.
But they're suppose to be explorers not bankers.
I'm pretty sure an modern military person would tell you that they are a professional doing a job.
But Picard told me Starfleet was the military!

More seriously, we don't see military officers going into a situation in their dress uniforms. The season 3-7 uniforms just looked really out of place for the daily operations of a starship and away mission duty.
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Old December 5 2012, 10:12 PM   #1413
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I actually thought the change in uniforms made them look like bellhops.
Well at least it didn't look like they were having a pajama party on the bridge anymore.
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Old December 5 2012, 10:14 PM   #1414
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Nor were they any longer in uniforms causing them severe back pain.
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Old December 5 2012, 10:15 PM   #1415
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I know I might get bashed for this but I think the Enterprise uniforms were the most realistic of the Trek uniforms. I liked them quite a bit.
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Old December 5 2012, 10:16 PM   #1416
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Nor were they any longer in uniforms causing them severe back pain.
I understand the behind the scenes reason for changing them but that doesn't mean they looked better than the season 1-2 variation.

Besides, Frakes looks like he's about to go all Hulk on his uniform in season two.
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Old December 5 2012, 10:17 PM   #1417
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I know I might get bashed for this but I think the Enterprise uniforms were the most realistic of the Trek uniforms. I liked them quite a bit.
I liked the jumpsuit idea, but I didn't think the colors worked.
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Old December 5 2012, 10:19 PM   #1418
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I know I might get bashed for this but I think the Enterprise uniforms were the most realistic of the Trek uniforms. I liked them quite a bit.
I thought they were fine for you guys running around operating the ship but looked out of place for first contact/diplomatic scenarios. If I was an alien race I'd think they hadn't made any kind of effort.
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Old December 5 2012, 10:23 PM   #1419
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Yes, it would have made sense to have a more formal option for those kind of situations.
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Old December 5 2012, 10:23 PM   #1420
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I know I might get bashed for this but I think the Enterprise uniforms were the most realistic of the Trek uniforms. I liked them quite a bit.
I thought they were fine for you guys running around operating the ship but looked out of place for first contact/diplomatic scenarios. If I was an alien race I'd think they hadn't made any kind of effort.
Different aliens are going to have different views on fashion. Compared to the Klingons, Starfleet looks like they're in dress uniforms.
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Old December 5 2012, 10:31 PM   #1421
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I seriously doubt that anyone agrees with you.
And? Are we only allowed to share our opinions if everyone else feels the same way?
Don't worry, I'm with you on this one: I didn't when I was younger, but now I really prefer the season 1/2 uniforms. They look like real space suits from the future could look like. Plus, I hate the elastic waist band on the 3–7 uniform tops. Somehow it makes them look really cheap.
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Old December 5 2012, 10:40 PM   #1422
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I seriously doubt that anyone agrees with you.
And? Are we only allowed to share our opinions if everyone else feels the same way?
Don't worry, I'm with you on this one: I didn't when I was younger, but now I really prefer the season 1/2 uniforms. They look like real space suits from the future could look like. Plus, I hate the elastic waist band on the 3–7 uniform tops. Somehow it makes them look really cheap.
I agree on the youth thing. When I was younger I thought those season 3-7 uniforms were sharp. But somewhere along the way, they started to seem really out of place for people working on the edge of explored space in, possibly, hazardous conditions.

I think it really came into focus a few years ago when I was watching The Enemy. Watching it I realized those uniforms were really inappropriate for work in the field and likely a pain in the ass when someone on the ship had to actually work.
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Old December 5 2012, 10:40 PM   #1423
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I like the S3+ uniforms, they just looked more... like clothes. The spandex one-piece deals in S1/S2 just looked silly.

The Enterprise uniforms did look good as utilitarian, duty, uniforms that suggested they were in much more rugged time. But, yeah, not really great for meeting new species for the first time. They'd be like, "Are you here to greet me or are you going to change my oil?"
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Old December 5 2012, 11:03 PM   #1424
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1) "Exchange" my 32" HDTV set for a much bigger one
or
2) Continue (as now) to get up from the couch and go towards the TV set when we want to read the menu.

You really have the much issue seeing those from ten feet? Might be time to invest in some glasses. Or just stick with the DVD's, because you can't be seeing any of the improvements if you can't make out the words on the menu...
That's for sure. Haven't had any problems with reading the menu on the 32" of my parent's, not even on a slightly BIGGER distance!!
We made a test:

- A 23 old girl with laser corrected eye sight.
- A 33 old women not needing eye correction (says a recent vision test)
- A 40 old guy wearing glasses

Neither of us could read the episode titles especially not the text below them (star dates etc) on a 32" HD-TV set from 2.5...3m away. Sorry, but if (any) viewers say they could read it COMFORTABLY under these conditions,they must be lying. Why make the menus so small when the rest of the screen is empty? And then even repeat this non-sense for all(?) seasons.


And yes, 32" is definately too small for really enjoying the HD of TNG, in my opinion.
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Old December 5 2012, 11:08 PM   #1425
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A 32" HDTV is down-right tiny. I'm nor surprised you have a hard time reading the menu text from a comfortable distance. Heck, I've got a 46" set it takes some "work" for me to read it from a reasonable distance. (Though I do have 20/30 vision with glasses.)

On the set:

The "jump to warp" sequence we see from inside the ship a couple of times in this season does look nice and good. Wish it was used more in the series but I think it was only used three times.
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