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Old May 29 2013, 02:06 AM   #46
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Re: Grey Dress Uniforms

I really liked them. I liked Pike's nod to TMP the best.

For the record, I never liked Mounties in space. I could never grasp why they're so popular.*

*For the record, I think actual Mounties in space would be some kind of epic, but I digress...
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Old May 29 2013, 02:38 AM   #47
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Did anyone else find the high-collar greys to be unappealing? I think they would have looked much sharper (and more traditional) in white, perhaps with divisional-colour cap bands.

Also, I found it odd that they seem to serve as both dress/ceremonial uniforms and garrison/service uniforms without any variation in accoutrements.
They were kind of too sky captian-ish fro me. I thought about Startfleet International Airport rather than Starfleet Headquarters.
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Old May 29 2013, 03:56 AM   #48
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I liked the TOS uniforms and wanted to see more of those and less of everything else. And yeah, the other outfits did unfortunately make the TOS uniforms look out of place at times.

Thinking about it now, it would have been nice if the Vengeance uniforms were exactly like the updated and embroidered TOS uniforms, but in black. Dark green or purple might have worked too.
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Not feeling the Vengeance uniforms, at all. I am a huge fan of the dress uniforms, because they actually look like military uniforms, rather than costumes.
Do you think the Vengeance uniforms were Section 31 uniforms or a rift on the Next Generation?
The crew of the Vengeance were "private security", as per Scotty. So probably the uniform for a private security firm or private military company.
I'm not sure I agree, he asked the guy several times if he was private security but the guy didn't answer. Scotty not being aware of Section 31, I guess his assumption that it had to be a private security. Would Marcus really trust the Venegance to a group of private security? Plus they all wore the same uniform as Marcus. Would Marcus wear the uniform of a private security group?
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Old May 29 2013, 04:13 AM   #49
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It's probably some kind of casual Starfleet uniform. I tend to agree, there's no way Marcus would wear anything but a Starfleet uni.
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Old June 5 2013, 08:32 AM   #50
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I am a huge fan of the dress uniforms, because they actually look like military uniforms, rather than costumes.
Count me in for that sentiment as well. I like to think of the standard uniforms as being the ones worn aboard ship.
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Old June 5 2013, 05:15 PM   #51
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For the record, I think actual Mounties in space would be some kind of epic, but I digress...
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Old June 5 2013, 05:45 PM   #52
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I really liked them. I liked Pike's nod to TMP the best.
For the record, I never liked Mounties in space. I could never grasp why they're so popular.*
*For the record, I think actual Mounties in space would be some kind of epic, but I digress...
are we talking about the actual RCMP or just any police force with military like arms and organization?

in any event it is because it pulls your hero out of the military even if he is a federal policeman with some military capability.
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Old June 5 2013, 07:58 PM   #53
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I was speaking specifically of the RCMP. I've always had a lot of respect for them. When I was young, I went fishing every year up north of Winnipeg with my dad and uncle, and we always ran into them. They were all awesome guys.

Plus Due South is one of my favorite shows. I was just riffing on the idea that Benton Fraser galloping the cosmos could be a lot of fun. I think MLB picked up on that.

I suppose that's why I never cared for the WOK uniforms much. I think I've always seen them as a cheap imitation.
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Old June 5 2013, 08:15 PM   #54
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Might have been part of some attempts to make the movie look "retro" and different from the rest. The same can be seen in the pipes, steel stairs, etc., in the star ship.
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Old June 6 2013, 02:29 AM   #55
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Got to say, as a Canadian I never once saw a similarity between RCMP uniforms and the TWOK ones.
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Old June 6 2013, 03:07 AM   #56
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Until now, anyway. :-)
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Old June 6 2013, 03:10 AM   #57
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"Let's get that warp drive online, eh? Thank you kindly."
Expecting to see Mr. Gross photoshopped into Fleet uniform any second now.
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Old June 6 2013, 04:52 AM   #58
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I hated the hats, in 09 and STID, but the dress grays are brilliant.

I have to say, though, that I prefer the 80s maroon uniforms. It could have something to do with the fact that the jackets look exactly like the band uniform jackets I had at my high school (and I thought those looked brilliant, too)
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Old June 7 2013, 09:17 AM   #59
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Even Meyer realized his mistake with the TWOK uniforms by the time he started Star Trek VI The Undiscovered Country. He wanted to change them but Paramount refused to give him funding.

Star Trek Project Ptomekin takes off the tunics and leaves the shirts. The shirts have the DS9 Season 1 collars and the TWOK cuffs.
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Old June 7 2013, 10:25 AM   #60
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To what mistake are you refering ?
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