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Old March 14 2013, 04:17 AM   #16
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Re: Uniforms color switch between TOS and TNG

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The comm badges have gone blue.
That's how they look in the source image.
Interesting.
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Old March 14 2013, 06:26 AM   #17
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I wonder if anyone has ever applied the TNG color scheme to the TOS uniforms...
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Old March 14 2013, 08:48 AM   #18
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I saw TNG first so it took me a long time to get used to the fact that gold was the command color in TOS.
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Old March 14 2013, 09:36 AM   #19
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Re: Uniforms color switch between TOS and TNG

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Then again if it only boiled down to what colour a producer thought looked good on Patrick Stewart... not the most interesting story ever!
Screen testing of the lead actors' costumes is a very typical part in the creation of a TV series. Of course, the other bonus for shifting to the wine colour for the command division was that it supposedly avoided the old redshirt gag, which had become a fairly mainstream joke by 1987.

Problems can be anticipated via screentests, eg:

The Velcro sides of Nimoy's TV pilot shirt collars, allowed easy off without smearing the greasepaint/pancake makeups of the day. Similarly, his black Vulcan undershirt in ST:TMP served a similar preemptive service.

The change from TOS blue for science to orange for ST:TMP (and to a mint green for medical) was to avoid the solid blue patches and epaulets from confusing the then-newish bluescreen technology.

Similarly, when they went back to blue for science/medical in TNG, they shifted it to a blue-green for the same reason.
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Old March 14 2013, 11:42 AM   #20
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The change from TOS blue for science to orange for ST:TMP (and to a mint green for medical) was to avoid the solid blue patches and epaulets from confusing the then-newish bluescreen technology.

Similarly, when they went back to blue for science/medical in TNG, they shifted it to a blue-green for the same reason.
Didn't it start off as pretty clearly & specifically blue, and got greener with every revision until you hit the ST:FC uniforms, whose undershirt was more green than blue...
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Old March 14 2013, 12:16 PM   #21
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A few years ago I did this crummy Photoshop job for a similar thread, just to get any idea of what everyone would look like if they kept the TOS scheme.

Cool. Now I have the strongest urge to see TOS Kirk, Sulu and Chekov in red, and Scotty in gold!
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A few years ago I did this crummy Photoshop job for a similar thread, just to get any idea of what everyone would look like if they kept the TOS scheme.

Nothing crummy about your Photoshop work. It does (to my mind, anyway) illustrate the fact that the producers and costumers were right to choose put the actors in the colors that they did. Stewart looks much better in red, and Spiner definitely looks better in gold.
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Old March 14 2013, 02:36 PM   #23
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I wonder if anyone has ever applied the TNG color scheme to the TOS uniforms...
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Cool. Now I have the strongest urge to see TOS Kirk, Sulu and Chekov in red, and Scotty in gold!
Here's how it would look ...



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Old March 14 2013, 02:52 PM   #24
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^Thank you!
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Old March 14 2013, 03:37 PM   #25
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Re: Uniforms color switch between TOS and TNG

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A few years ago I did this crummy Photoshop job for a similar thread, just to get any idea of what everyone would look like if they kept the TOS scheme.

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Here's how it would look ...



So can anyone give DS9 in TOS colors a try?
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Old March 14 2013, 05:03 PM   #26
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A few years ago I did this crummy Photoshop job for a similar thread, just to get any idea of what everyone would look like if they kept the TOS scheme.

Why you gotta show me up like that?
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Old March 14 2013, 06:02 PM   #27
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I think Picard looks pretty good in gold actually... at least if we're talking about these more dignified collared uniforms of seasons 3-7.

The duller-looking gold pajama uniforms from S1-2 were much more unflattering and ugly though, so I can definitely see why the producers went with the red on Picard there.
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Old March 14 2013, 07:46 PM   #28
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I love that TNG photoshop. Great job!

Data looks great in blue, Picard and Riker look a little strange in gold but I'm sure I'd get used to it.
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Old March 14 2013, 09:04 PM   #29
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Why you gotta show me up like that?
Sorry, wasn't my intention!

I agree that it probably would have taken some getting used to. But for some reason I think that the TOS colors only might have worked with the Season 3-and-beyond uniforms, maybe because of the collar and the looser fit. Clearly it didn't work with the original uniforms, since those are what they were using when they decided Stewart looked better in red.
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Old March 14 2013, 10:09 PM   #30
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A few years ago I did this crummy Photoshop job for a similar thread, just to get any idea of what everyone would look like if they kept the TOS scheme.


Skywalker I think this is an impressive image. Proving the color switch was a mistake between TOS and TNG.
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