Purple uniforms?

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  1. RogueFive

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    Holy crap, you're right!

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  2. HolidayRomantic

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    Also, I remember reading that when the new producers were planning the look of STII, they made a deliberate decision to go with "almost" but not quite primary colors -- hence maroon instead of red, teal instead of blue, etc.
     
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    Cool, you never mentioned that before!
     
  5. doubleohfive

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    Keep in mind also - wardrobe has to be washed every night after shooting. I'm sure that contributed to at least some of the color variation with some of these outfits.

    Though I tend to agree - I never interpreted the engineer stripes as purple or magenta; I just assumed (based on the yellow and blue and red template previously established by the other series) that it was red. :shrug:
     
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    Man I miss those old days of TOS in glorious black and white.
     
  7. Therin of Andor

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    The same costume guy, Robert Fletcher of TMP, did the later movies too. He hated "straight" colours and used the same strategy in that first movie. Spock's black robe wasn't a true black, Kirk's admiral uniform was "loden green", but appeared grey to some, etc.
     
  8. HolidayRomantic

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    ^^ Fletcher, yes. Thank you. I liked his designs -- really nice lines. I also liked the move away from the "straight" bright primary colors of TOS to the more muted, off-primary colors. The seamstress in me appreciated the variety, I guess. :)