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Old March 2 2013, 09:42 AM   #31
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Re: Which Uniforms Do You Prefer

I prefer the Motion Picture uniforms... they look more futuristic. Anything but those red things.
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Old March 3 2013, 06:42 AM   #32
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I prefer the look of the third season uniforms, but wish they had also made a green wraparound version of them as well. I also liked the look of The Motion Picture uniforms over the uniforms in II, III, IV, V and VI. They remind me more of naval uniforms.
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Old March 5 2013, 11:35 PM   #33
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I prefer the look of the third season uniforms, but wish they had also made a green wraparound version of them as well. I also liked the look of The Motion Picture uniforms over the uniforms in II, III, IV, V and VI. They remind me more of naval uniforms.
"They" being the later ones, right? I think that was Nick Meyers' intention.
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Old March 5 2013, 11:49 PM   #34
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That's the interesting thing about the Nicholas Meyer style. I think he managed very well to transport the "Hornblower Effect" into the Star Trek universe, except - for the uniforms.

In Nelson's Navy blue was the color for ship's officers and red was the exclusive color of the Lobsters, i.e. the marines. In a certain sense the choice of red for the TOS "marines" (security crewmen) was fitting.

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Old March 6 2013, 02:47 AM   #35
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I hated, hated, HATED the red film outfits. They looked so stupid and out of place.
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Old March 6 2013, 03:55 AM   #36
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I prefer the look of the third season uniforms, but wish they had also made a green wraparound version of them as well. I also liked the look of The Motion Picture uniforms over the uniforms in II, III, IV, V and VI. They remind me more of naval uniforms.
"They" being the later ones, right? I think that was Nick Meyers' intention.

No, I think the uniforms from TMP have that naval look. I really don't care for the uniforms in the rest of the movies. To me they don't look like a daily duty uniform.
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Old March 6 2013, 04:06 AM   #37
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I have to go with the 1960s Go Go dancer uniforms from the original series.
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Old March 6 2013, 11:06 PM   #38
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I hated, hated, HATED the red film outfits.
I presume the actors felt the same, they must have gotten pretty hot in these costumes (It's very cold in space but on a Holywood studio set it's rather the opposite).

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Old March 9 2013, 01:40 AM   #39
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How do the TMP look naval? Do you mean like navy crackerjack enlisted unis?

I like both movie versions, by the way. 1979 looks very '70s sci-fi, a good thing, if you ask me, especially if you asked me in 1979. And I like the formal, admiralish quality of the Kahn-and-later ones. Fence-sitter on this one.
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Old March 9 2013, 03:44 AM   #40
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For good or bad, I suppose TMP uniforms would have to be changed as the movie sequels continued. As the cast aged and changed, I don't know how those TMP could have accomodated them.

Nothing against the cast or TMP uniforms. But it seems those beige PJs wouldn't have had a long run in the movies anyway.
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Old March 11 2013, 12:27 AM   #41
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TMP uniforms had promise.

TWOK uniforms looked nice at first, but by the end of films, they looked ill fitting and flabby compared to TNG uniforms
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Old March 11 2013, 05:51 PM   #42
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Can you imagine what the cast would have looked like in The Undiscovered Country if they were still wearing the TMP unis???????????

TUC may have garnered an NC-17 rating just for Scotty alone!
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Old March 12 2013, 02:55 PM   #43
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How do the TMP look naval? Do you mean like navy crackerjack enlisted unis?
The colors. Same range as used by the USN for officers' work uniforms in WW2:

http://www.usww2uniforms.com/figures_navy.html

Note 9, 10, 11 and 14.

The rank braid is a simplification of the naval system, and the use of those epaulettes goes back to the USN in the 19th century.
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Old March 12 2013, 08:13 PM   #44
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How do the TMP look naval? Do you mean like navy crackerjack enlisted unis?
The colors. Same range as used by the USN for officers' work uniforms in WW2:

http://www.usww2uniforms.com/figures_navy.html

Note 9, 10, 11 and 14.

The rank braid is a simplification of the naval system, and the use of those epaulettes goes back to the USN in the 19th century.
I see your point now.
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Old March 12 2013, 08:54 PM   #45
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For good or bad, I suppose TMP uniforms would have to be changed as the movie sequels continued. As the cast aged and changed, I don't know how those TMP could have accomodated them.

Nothing against the cast or TMP uniforms. But it seems those beige PJs wouldn't have had a long run in the movies anyway.
If I remember correctly, one of the problems with the TMP uniforms is that the male cast couldn't sit down in them without risking injury.
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