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Star Trek Movies I-X Discuss the first ten big screen outings in this forum!

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Old May 12 2014, 08:51 PM   #106
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Re: What was wrong with the TMP uniforms?

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I'd like the 2-6 coats more if they were a little less busy and had any sense of continuity with what came before - say using the traditional stripes to indicate rank instead of the out-of-nowhere pins.
Mind, the traditional stripes would have seriously constrained camera angles or else given away the punchline of the opening scene.
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Old May 12 2014, 10:04 PM   #107
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I'd like the 2-6 coats more if they were a little less busy and had any sense of continuity with what came before - say using the traditional stripes to indicate rank instead of the out-of-nowhere pins.
They weren't exactly out of nowhere. There was a correlation between those pins and the TOS sleeve stripes with the ranks of lieutenant, commander, and captain.
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Old May 13 2014, 03:49 AM   #108
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Re: What was wrong with the TMP uniforms?

I liked Kirk's Adirmal uniform at the beginning of the movie. And I liked the addition of the shoulder epaulets on most of the uniforms. I always thought the TMP uniforms were just a few tweaks away from being really good.
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Old June 10 2014, 04:58 AM   #109
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Re: What was wrong with the TMP uniforms?

I was curious how the movie colors would have looked back in the day. This the only one I've finished thus far...

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Old June 10 2014, 05:00 PM   #110
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Re: What was wrong with the TMP uniforms?

Besides Space:1999, another televised SF production had costumes similar to TMP. The 1980 TV movie version of Brave New World (filmed about the same time as TMP) is quite close:

http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/84hyUxkRrPw/hqdefault.jpg
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Old June 10 2014, 06:05 PM   #111
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Re: What was wrong with the TMP uniforms?

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I was curious how the movie colors would have looked back in the day. This the only one I've finished thus far...

Yeesh. Just doesn't look right. Lose the belt buckle, bring back black trousers and three primary colors (gold, blue, red) and I think they would have made fine movie versions of the TOS uniforms. But maybe the uniforms as they are are perfect for the film, reflecting on how sterile everything looked and felt.
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Old June 12 2014, 06:44 AM   #112
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Yeesh. Just doesn't look right.
It is weird...however I wonder if that's just based on the familiarity of the original colors or something else?



All I know is working on these images bugs my eyes out.
Playing around with the color saturation and intensity of the base image gets to the point where nthing looks right, and I have to step away and let my eyes readjust to the real world, then come back and continue!
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Old June 12 2014, 10:29 AM   #113
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Might be just that, being too familiar with what they should look like. Other stuff that looks awkward to me are Spock wearing a gold shirt in the second pilot and Riker without a beard.
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Old June 14 2014, 07:17 PM   #114
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Might be just that, being too familiar with what they should look like. Other stuff that looks awkward to me are Spock wearing a gold shirt in the second pilot and Riker without a beard.
It's funny how looking back on it, it makes Riker seem almost like an entirely different person!

Beards are funny: there are those who can grow them, and it's somehow hardly noticeable. I have a brother like that, it just doesn't register as being there or not. With some other people, it stands out like a Groucho Marx disguise!

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Old June 14 2014, 07:35 PM   #115
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Re: What was wrong with the TMP uniforms?

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Besides Space:1999, another televised SF production had costumes similar to TMP. The 1980 TV movie version of Brave New World (filmed about the same time as TMP) is quite close:

http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/84hyUxkRrPw/hqdefault.jpg
Thanks, I've never seen that. Those are indeed very reminiscent of TMP.
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Old June 16 2014, 04:56 AM   #116
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Re: What was wrong with the TMP uniforms?

i realy appreciate any other versions people have of what the uniforms COULD or OUGHT to have looked like...talking about it is good...but the visuals help A LOT!

Thanks for those who have posted so far
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Old June 16 2014, 05:00 AM   #117
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i realy appreciate any other versions people have of what the uniforms COULD or OUGHT to have looked like...talking about it is good...but the visuals help A LOT!

Thanks for those who have posted so far
I've got some more in the pipeline...anything in particular interest you?
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Old June 16 2014, 06:25 AM   #118
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i realy appreciate any other versions people have of what the uniforms COULD or OUGHT to have looked like...talking about it is good...but the visuals help A LOT!

Thanks for those who have posted so far
I've got some more in the pipeline...anything in particular interest you?
Thanks so much!

Hmmm...maybe the TMP uniforms with either TOS colors, or some other, more colorful scheme?
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Old June 16 2014, 11:36 AM   #119
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Re: What was wrong with the TMP uniforms?

Late to the game here.

I liked the first uniform we saw Admiral Kirk in.
Most of the rest of the uniforms looked like (as Klingons would put it) "a child's uniform".

But, that didn't stop me from enjoying the movie.

Best uniform goes to the probe-Ilia.
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Old June 16 2014, 06:29 PM   #120
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Best uniform goes to the probe-Ilia.
Probe Ilia didn't have a uniform. Censorship meant Kirk had to give her the robe, unfortunately.
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