Discussion in 'The Next Generation' started by Gaius, Mar 19, 2012.
Both valid points.
So who goes next now?
Since we're hung up on comm badges, I suggest we list all the episodes where alternate comm badges were used.
On the TNG show, I believe there were only 4 instances of alternate communicator badges being seen
Future Imperfect featured a combadge with stripes signifying rank, in place of pips
Parallels featured the same one, used along with the traditional rank pips
All Good things featured a futuristic looking combadge
& Yesterday's Enterprise featured the combadge worn at the time of the Ent-C
Seen here, being used by Castillo
Don't forget this
from Cause and Effect.
Why we're at it, can someone explain why Picard wears an alternate uniform (an open coat), somewhere around season 5? It looks dodgy. This is not a quiz question, just curiosity.
I would argue that this example would not qualify as either being "alternate" or a "comm-badge."
1) The Bozeman traveled forward from the past and to the future, so it was obviously the insignia of the time (the TOS movie era); too, if we accept that the Bozeman is indeed from relatively the same timeframe, we know then that those badges were not in fact communicators but simple rank insignia pins.
Patrick Stewart wanted an outfit that would, as captain, distinguish himself/Picard from the rest of the crew. It probably also helped that the alternate uniform tunic with that jacket looks like it's 100 times more comfortable than the actual uniform he wore otherwise.
And it looked cool.
D'oh! Good catch. That's what I get for thinking TNG Trivia while multitasking. Not a good combination.
Yeah, not a communicator, but ironically enough, it looks like the exact same badge that Rachel Garret is wearing some 66 years after Morgan Bateson
It's been a good day since I answered this & no one seems to be suggesting it's incorrect, so I'll just go & ask a new question
In keeping with the current theme, how many outfits, costumes, or forms has Q ever appeared in, on TNG? Feel free to name them if you can
-TNG season 1 jumpsuit
-TNG season 3-7 uniform
-"Q as Data" in "Hide and Q"
-12th century monk in "Hide and Q"
-French Marshall's uniform
-Starfleet Admiral dress uniform
-US Army General uniform
-21st century drug-addict security guard
-17th century sailing captain uniform (the pirate costume)
-"These aren't my colors!" jumpsuit from "Deja Q"
-Sheriff of Nottingham costume
-white "God" robes
-Flower delivery man "I'm looking for a John-Luck Pickerd!"
-Bartender outfit at the Bonestell bar
-"Grandpa" Q in "All Good THings..."
Sheriff of Nottingham
3 WW soldier
Okay, I'm way off.
Close but not quite, by my count
Oh shit, the three-headed snakes!
still more :P
These are a little vague too. There's actual costumes he's wearing
Oh, jeez for crying out loud...
TNG Season one jumpsuit - the captain's uniform, mirroring Picard's.
TNG season 3-7 uniform - the captain's uniform, mirroring Picard's
Not a uniform, but he also showed up in a Birthday Suit in Deja Q.
Still doesn't cover them all, sorry
Edit, this is kind of tougher than I thought lol
That's why I phrased it, outfits, costumes, & forms
Separate names with a comma.