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Old November 3 2013, 04:46 AM   #61
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WMNHGB was the third episode aired. Spock wears yellow, Sulu wears blue, the ship and bridge look different ...
And if they repeatedly switched back and forth that would be a sign of prime and alternate universes ... but they didn't.

It obvious that Starfleet occasionally changes the uniforms, and this could include the insignia. But why would the Defiant crew's uniforms change after they all were dead, and after the ship had move into another universe?


How about when the nacelles would switch from vents to globes with in an episode, because they reused older sfx shots.
I gotta wonder whether some fan somewhere has concocted an in-universe rationalization for this little gem from The Way to Eden. Perhaps the atmosphere of Eden creates mirror-reversed lens effects every now and then.
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Old November 4 2013, 04:16 AM   #62
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And if they repeatedly switched back and forth that would be a sign of prime and alternate universes ... but they didn't.

It obvious that Starfleet occasionally changes the uniforms, and this could include the insignia. But why would the Defiant crew's uniforms change after they all were dead, and after the ship had move into another universe?


How about when the nacelles would switch from vents to globes with in an episode, because they reused older sfx shots.
I gotta wonder whether some fan somewhere has concocted an in-universe rationalization for this little gem from The Way to Eden. Perhaps the atmosphere of Eden creates mirror-reversed lens effects every now and then.
How about that mid-episode switch to an alternate universe in "Charlie X"? Kirk enters the turbolift in his gold uniform shirt, then we switch to an AU when he arrives on the bridge in his green wraparound.
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Old November 6 2013, 06:02 AM   #63
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Since the subject of odd uniform patches has come up, what of these from the Dagger of the Mind Tantalus colony?
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Old November 6 2013, 09:25 AM   #64
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Since the subject of odd uniform patches has come up, what of these from the Dagger of the Mind Tantalus colony?
The same uniform patch was worn by Governor Cory in "Whom Gods Destroy." We can assume that the rather odd logo is a symbol of Starfleet's mental health services. As to the logo's meaning, well, who wants to take a crack at it?
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Old November 6 2013, 09:43 AM   #65
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As to the logo's meaning, well, who wants to take a crack at it?
I invoke Zen.

We also shouldn't forget the seashell-patch worn by Commander Hansen and Lieutenant Harold.
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Old November 6 2013, 11:00 PM   #66
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As to the logo's meaning, well, who wants to take a crack at it?
Doves are usually symbols of peace and hope. The hand reaches up for it towards the sun, a symbol of life. So, strive to hope and heal.
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Old November 7 2013, 12:46 AM   #67
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We can assume that the rather odd logo is a symbol of Starfleet's mental health services.
Hmmm. I never picked on up any indications that the penal colony was part of Starfleet.

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Doves are usually symbols of peace and hope. The hand reaches up for it towards the sun, a symbol of life. So, strive to hope and heal.
I always took it that the hand was holding the bird, presumably releasing it to fly toward the sun. But it could also be interpreted as catching the bird and stopping it from flying to the sun. Kind of ambiguous.
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Old November 7 2013, 01:53 AM   #68
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Perhaps it is throwing the bird into the sun to free it of madness like the Denevans.
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Old November 7 2013, 03:17 AM   #69
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Perhaps it is throwing the bird into the sun to free it of madness like the Denevans.
I like that one!
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Old November 7 2013, 03:23 AM   #70
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As to the logo's meaning, well, who wants to take a crack at it?
One of the earliest inmates on Elba II was this guy who used to go on and on about the time his small scoutship was captured by a giant hand while orbiting Pollux IV. He was obviously crazy, but the doctors liked the imagery.
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Old November 7 2013, 03:28 AM   #71
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As to the logo's meaning, well, who wants to take a crack at it?
One of the earliest inmates on Elba II was this guy who used to go on and on about the time his small scoutship was captured by a giant hand while orbiting Pollux IV. He was obviously crazy, but the doctors liked the imagery.
That's a good one.


OK, I'm ready for my stab at it:

"We won't let you go free, because people who think they can fly are obviously crazy, but we'll make sure your cell has a window with a nice view."
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Old November 7 2013, 08:21 AM   #72
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Since the subject of odd uniform patches has come up, what of these from the Dagger of the Mind Tantalus colony?
"God, these mosquitoes are big on Tantalus. Kill them in the sunlight! Squash them in your fingers!"

Sorry, that's the best I could come up with in 30 seconds...
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Old November 7 2013, 03:17 PM   #73
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Some really great suggestions! Although the Pollux IV one is my favorite.

It does look like the bird is actually trying to fly (in)to the sun. The "helping hand" assures that he doesn't do so and hurt himself.

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Old November 8 2013, 04:38 AM   #74
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"Crush tiny birds in sunlight"
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Old November 8 2013, 06:12 AM   #75
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The sun? I always thought it was the Neural Neutralizer's radial emitter.
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