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The Next Generation All Good Things come to an end...but not here.

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Old July 5 2013, 11:58 PM   #31
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Thank god the All Good Things... future uniforms never caught on. Good god they were awful
This.

Though we did see them again in The Visitor and Endgame.
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Old July 6 2013, 12:05 AM   #32
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It's impossible to be realistic about the future. The future isn't real yet.

I can't stand the early TNG uniforms, but the later TNG uniforms are pretty close to being my favorite. I'm the same way with the early DS9/VOY uniforms vs. the FC uniforms.

I think the best concept uniform out there is this TWOK/FC mashup:
http://sundancekat.deviantart.com/ar...form-147834713
Yes, this is very nice and I have always felt like it would be more realistic if the uniforms were more "uniform". I often wondered why the uniforms didn't include the color on just the collar and cuffs. It seems to me that would be more in keeping with a military/diplomatic organization. Of course, I am no clothing designer and I have not forgotten that the uniforms needed to meet the needs of an audience rather than the needs of a real crew...just mho
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Old July 6 2013, 12:22 AM   #33
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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."
It seemed in Generations that the DS9/VOY uniforms were being used as optional work/away team fatigues. That might have been at the discretion of Picard, IMO.
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Old July 6 2013, 06:59 AM   #34
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I guess Roddenberry probably thought the security uniforms looked too militaristic.
TMP was the movie Roddenberry had the most direct control over, this would have included the design of the security guard costume. Getting rid of that costume would have been the decission of the TPTB after Roddenberry was kicked to the curb into a "advisor" position.

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Old July 6 2013, 11:16 AM   #35
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^But he didn't chose to bring them back for TNG, of which he did have ultimate control. That's the point Jay is making I think.
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Old July 6 2013, 12:28 PM   #36
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I seem to be of the opposite opinion of a lot of people. I think the 2 piece TNG uniform is a decent looking uniform (that being said, the FC uniform is my favorite TNG-era uniform).



Probably the one thing that bothered me was the heartbeat stripe in the midsection. It looks too 1980s to me. It would have looked better to be straight across the midsection instead.

Now, I liked the color scheme of the DS9\VOY uniforms, but, I did not like how they looked more like a jumpsuit than a uniform. The FC uniforms fix that look. Personally, BESIDES just using the FC uniform from the beginning, if I were to design a uniform based on the TNG series uniform, I would have combined the the 2-peice TNG style with the DS9\VOY uniforms: making the uniform all black using their shoulder color scheme of the DS9\VOY uniforms.

The TNG uniform I had a problem with and a special hatred for, though, was the dress uniform that was literally a dress!!
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Old July 6 2013, 01:15 PM   #37
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^But he didn't chose to bring them back for TNG, of which he did have ultimate control. That's the point Jay is making I think.
Exactly.
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Old July 6 2013, 04:30 PM   #38
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I seem to be of the opposite opinion of a lot of people. I think the 2 piece TNG uniform is a decent looking uniform (that being said, the FC uniform is my favorite TNG-era uniform).



Probably the one thing that bothered me was the heartbeat stripe in the midsection. It looks too 1980s to me. It would have looked better to be straight across the midsection instead.
Heartbeat stripe?

Are you talking about the cut of the branch-colored inset? That's supposed to invoke the bottom of the Starfleet insignia with the top reversed on the back.
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Old July 6 2013, 08:21 PM   #39
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^And if it went straight across, it would just look like granny pants.
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Old July 6 2013, 08:47 PM   #40
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They should have gone TOS

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Old July 6 2013, 09:37 PM   #41
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^I'll pass on that...makes the AGT uni look good....
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Old July 7 2013, 12:42 AM   #42
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Makes Riker look as if he's wearing a woolly jumper his grandma knitted him for Christmas.
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Old July 7 2013, 12:53 AM   #43
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It was an experiment.

I've never cared for the TNG uniforms. The VOY and DS9s were an improvement, but sadly retained the yoke.
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Old July 7 2013, 02:33 AM   #44
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Here's a quick mockup of a better version of the TNG uniform, based on the Generations concept design:
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Old July 7 2013, 04:07 AM   #45
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Whats with the obsession with the TWOK flap?
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