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Old July 5 2013, 07:26 AM   #16
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Old July 5 2013, 01:13 PM   #17
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What I never understood is why the bridge officers wore the new uniforms, while the other crewmembers wore the "old style" TNG uniform from the earlier seasons.
Because they hadn't made enough of the new uniforms for the extras yet.
I require an in-universe explanation. To me, real life answers do not count.
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Old July 5 2013, 02:12 PM   #18
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hIndsIght wrote: View Post
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What I never understood is why the bridge officers wore the new uniforms, while the other crewmembers wore the "old style" TNG uniform from the earlier seasons.
Because they hadn't made enough of the new uniforms for the extras yet.
I require an in-universe explanation. To me, real life answers do not count.
They were Class A uniforms that were only worn by department heads?
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Old July 5 2013, 05:09 PM   #19
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Initially they were just officer uniforms. enlisted personell got them issued much later. And the TNG uniforms remained a work in progress for some time anyway.
The S1/S2 uniforms were not completely phased out until the DS9/VOY uniforms were introduced almost.
You can see them in the background long after the Enterprise bridge crew stated to wear them.
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Old July 5 2013, 05:50 PM   #20
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Because they hadn't made enough of the new uniforms for the extras yet.
I require an in-universe explanation. To me, real life answers do not count.
They were Class A uniforms that were only worn by department heads?
No, because every lowly crewman who had a spoken line wore the new uniforms, and a lieutenant in the background wore the old ones. There was one episode (Hollow Pursuits, IIRC) where all of Geordi's grunts had the new uniforms, but Crusher's nurses were still in the old uniforms. It really was a background vs. main character sort of thing - not really rank.
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Old July 5 2013, 06:40 PM   #21
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Yeah, they were just modified over a longish period - the first season uniforms were given a collar and the piping was removed. There's an extra in the background of Sarek (I believe) wearing a uniform with both the collar and the piping. It was all done by some time in the fourth season I think.
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Old July 5 2013, 07:03 PM   #22
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I agree the Season 3-7 uniforms did get a little too poofy at times, but they are still easily my favorite Trek uniform. They were bold and colorful and they looked sharp as hell on the actors.

And yeah, it IS pretty distracting seeing the two different versions throughout Season 3. Especially when one version looks cool and modern, and the other looks like a dated 70s scifi costume.
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Old July 5 2013, 07:19 PM   #23
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TWOK uniforms were the most realistic looking ones to me. They actually looked like uniforms as opposed to fancy coveralls.
While I never rated the show, surely the Enterprise ones are the most realistic? They had pockets and everything!
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Old July 5 2013, 07:54 PM   #24
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I liked the bib from the TWOK era, but that's it. The red didn't work for me and the rank insignia was not obvious enough. My favorite Starfleet uniform is the FC uni. I also liked Picard's jacket. That lady with the TWOK/FC combo had the right idea.
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Old July 5 2013, 09:51 PM   #25
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My favorite uniforms were the FC/late DS9 ones... but I'm not a fan of it being a one-piece jumpsuit. The version with the separate jacket is what gets my vote.
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Old July 5 2013, 10:21 PM   #26
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I liked the bib from the TWOK era, but that's it. The red didn't work for me and the rank insignia was not obvious enough.
IMO, it's the most futuristic and original rank insignia (although there is a loose correlation between those rank pins and the sleeve stripes in TOS).
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Old July 5 2013, 11:02 PM   #27
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What I never understood is why the bridge officers wore the new uniforms, while the other crewmembers wore the "old style" TNG uniform from the earlier seasons.
It wasn't as bad as the goofy mix of uniforms in "Generations."
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Old July 5 2013, 11:32 PM   #28
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What about the engineering and security uniforms from the movies? Should they have stayed? I liked them. I guess Roddenberry probably thought the security uniforms looked too militaristic.
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Old July 5 2013, 11:45 PM   #29
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I liked the season one/two uniforms.
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Old July 5 2013, 11:56 PM   #30
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Thank god the All Good Things... future uniforms never caught on. Good god they were awful
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