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Old December 5 2013, 02:53 AM   #301
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I thought that too, that the later movie era uniforms look like they'd be hot to wear.
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Old December 5 2013, 08:02 AM   #302
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At least the TMP uniforms are functional and don't look like Horatio Hornblower cosplay. Those heavy maroon jackets might've made sense as dress uniforms, but they're preposterous as everyday duty wear. Ditch the jackets and just put the insignia pins on the turtleneck underneath and you'd have something, though.
I have to admit, impractical as they may be, the TWOK uniforms are my favourite Trek uniforms of all time. They just look so classy! But I admit that may be some kind of cultural thing at work.

But I will agree, it doesn't really make much sense to have them as the standard duty uniform, just as the image I linked to above isn't the standard duty uniform for the RCMP, either. Now, I can certainly see them as a service dress uniform rather than a full dress uniform, but you're correct that you probably wouldn't wear those during day-to-day operations on a standard deployment.

(And *does* Starfleet have a separate dress uniform during this time? We see the crew wear these same uniforms during their court martial in ST4, whereas in TOS they wore dress uniforms during a court martial. Maybe the maroon jackets *are* the dress uniforms... but then why does everyone wear them on standard duty?)

I actually thought that the uniforms introduced in ST5 would have worked well as the Starfleet equivalent of the USN's service uniform or working uniform during the TWOK era, although I would have added a Starfleet logo on the chest, and replaced those combat boots or whatever they were with the standard boots.
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Old December 5 2013, 04:16 PM   #303
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(And *does* Starfleet have a separate dress uniform during this time? We see the crew wear these same uniforms during their court martial in ST4, whereas in TOS they wore dress uniforms during a court martial. Maybe the maroon jackets *are* the dress uniforms... but then why does everyone wear them on standard duty?)
Some novels set during that era do make reference to separate dress uniforms, but I don't remember if they really go into detail in describing them.
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Old December 13 2013, 11:42 PM   #304
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What is this about? Any ideas at this stage?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Star-Trek-Ne..._ys_ir_kinc_15
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Old December 13 2013, 11:49 PM   #305
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At least the TMP uniforms are functional and don't look like Horatio Hornblower cosplay. Those heavy maroon jackets might've made sense as dress uniforms, but they're preposterous as everyday duty wear. Ditch the jackets and just put the insignia pins on the turtleneck underneath and you'd have something, though.
Agreed. I always thought the TWOK red uniforms were way to bulky. Especially compared to just about every other uniform we observed SF personnel wearing throughout the various series. Wouldn't they be hot as hell inside the climate controlled ships/instalations with such heavy upper-wear ?
Hell, Sisko wore the red high-necked shirt, a thick vest, and the gray/black jacket.
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Old December 14 2013, 12:13 AM   #306
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What is this about? Any ideas at this stage?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Star-Trek-Ne..._ys_ir_kinc_15
The only thing I can be sure is the release date is wrong because December 1st is on a Monday and books are released on a Tuesday.
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Old December 14 2013, 12:41 AM   #307
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Meanwhile, I think between TMP and TWOK more likely because I thought I read somewhere that that's considered a more marketable time period than between TOS and TMP.
And yet Christopher was unable to continue after "Ex Machina" as full novels because that book hadn't sold strongly enough, so he's revisited the period in sneakier ways, such as an installment of "Mere Anarchy" and within the plot of "Forgotten History".
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Old December 14 2013, 03:18 AM   #308
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Meanwhile, I think between TMP and TWOK more likely because I thought I read somewhere that that's considered a more marketable time period than between TOS and TMP.
And yet Christopher was unable to continue after "Ex Machina" as full novels because that book hadn't sold strongly enough, so he's revisited the period in sneakier ways, such as an installment of "Mere Anarchy" and within the plot of "Forgotten History".
What I had meant and indeed even alluded to in my post was that I believe it more likely to be connected to TWOK than to TMP.
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Old December 14 2013, 10:45 AM   #309
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What is this about? Any ideas at this stage?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Star-Trek-Ne..._ys_ir_kinc_15
No real info beyond this snippet from a TrekCore interview with Una a couple of months ago:

TrekCore: Can you tell us anything about Home Again, the Next Generation story you have coming out in late 2014?

Una McCormack: I’m going to be fairly cryptic - yes, I'm writing that novel, but as for the details... Home Again will probably not even be the final title!
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Old December 16 2013, 08:55 PM   #310
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What is this about? Any ideas at this stage?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Star-Trek-Ne..._ys_ir_kinc_15
No real info beyond this snippet from a TrekCore interview with Una a couple of months ago:

TrekCore: Can you tell us anything about Home Again, the Next Generation story you have coming out in late 2014?

Una McCormack: I’m going to be fairly cryptic - yes, I'm writing that novel, but as for the details... Home Again will probably not even be the final title!
And ASFAIK, it's EBook only.
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Old December 16 2013, 10:35 PM   #311
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Unlikely, as Una is talking about a novel there and the eBooks are novellas. For now there only is a eBook listing, but that has happened a lot in the recent years, that books are only listed as eBooks as first, with the pBook listings added later.

What is/was odd about this book beside the strange release date is how early the listing appeared. IIRC it was the first 2014 book listed sometime in April I think, despite being one of the last books published in 2014. I fully expect to see a pBook listing added sometime in early 2014.
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Old December 17 2013, 04:34 AM   #312
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http://www.startrek.com/article/firs...e-in-new-novel

Cover has been revealed for ST: No Time Like the Past
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Old December 17 2013, 04:52 AM   #313
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Yep, that's a cover. Not sure what else to say about it. :-)

And yeah, everything I've read tells me Home Again is going to be a novel, not a novella.
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Old December 17 2013, 03:16 PM   #314
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http://www.startrek.com/article/firs...e-in-new-novel

Cover has been revealed for ST: No Time Like the Past
Definitely not great. I'm sure the story will be better than the cover..
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Old December 18 2013, 01:28 PM   #315
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http://www.startrek.com/article/firs...e-in-new-novel

Cover has been revealed for ST: No Time Like the Past
Pocket should've definitely have gone for a painted cover for this book. Not this Photoshop monstrosity; neither Kirk or Seven look good in those poses.
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