Uniform Differences

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies XI+' started by EJD1984, Aug 12, 2008.

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  1. EJD1984

    EJD1984 Commander Red Shirt

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    I've noticed that the new uniform's material has the Trek logo pattern embossed throughout for Uhura, Scotty, McCoy, Sulu, and Chekov, but not for Spock (maybe not for Kirk as well).

    Is this something subtle they're doing interconnected to the ranks? Officers vs. Enlisted?
     
  2. Admiral Buzzkill

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    It's just not visible in those two photos.
     
  3. SonicRanger

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    It might just be part of the movie poster art. The whole promotion so far has focused on the delta shield. I doubt that the actors actually will have little delta shields in their eyes in the film -- that's just part of the artwork. So too could be the delta pattern on the uniforms here to give them some texture. I am not convinced that's the actually fabric pattern in the film.
     
  4. Squiggy

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    What would it take to convince you, more pictures?
     
  5. SonicRanger

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    Of course a photo that hasn't been artistically altered would be convincing. It just seems clear that the delta shield has been a recurring theme for the film's promotion -- these posters remind us of that. The subtle delta shield pattern, as seen in this posters, could be just an "easter egg" of sorts -- a little detail for us to catch, just like the delta reflected in their eyes. The graphic designers might also have decided that the uniforms needed some sort of texture when printed in monochrome on large posters. At this point, the delta pattern could just be an artistic addition.
     
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    The chevrons are on the uniforms.
     
  7. ancient

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    There were no deltas visible on the grey uniform a while back, though that's not a command uniform. Some might have the little pattern thing, but others don't.
     
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    Let me be more specific: the deltas are on the TOS-style uniforms.
     
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    While I think the uniforms being made of little chevrons is Superman Returns lame, it's not that far a stretch. And it doesn't look as stupid as having a camo pattern made up of the GIJoe logo. The approach they seem to be taking with TOS unis is just layered athletic wear like Nike, Adidas, or Under Armor. The chevron is also a minor detail you'll barely see onscreen.
     
  10. Messianni

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    It's doubtful you'll see them on screen at all. It will just add texture to the uniforms.
     
  11. Admiral Buzzkill

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    Non sequitor. ;)
     
  12. M'Sharak

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    It was mentioned in this article at TrekMovie that it is indeed a fabric pattern. That detail and others from the article were discussed in this thread, which also contains links to images in which the fabric pattern can be clearly made out.

    The delta shields in the eyes most likely will not be seen in the film. That's just ad stuff. ;)
     
  13. EJD1984

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    Ok, since there seems to alot of aggrement/conformation about the "delta texture" to the uniforms.

    This goes back to my original post: Why does the texture seem to be missing from Spock's shirt?
     
  14. Messianni

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    Lighting.
     
  15. SonicRanger

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    Sorta:

    That just means: "Hey, we looked at the poster and saw a delta pattern."

    That is no more authoritative than anyone else looking at the poster.

    I should point out, though, that I'm happy if this adds more depth to the uniforms so that they look great on a 40' screen or in high-def -- I'm not certainly against the idea, just a bit dubious at this point that we're not just seeing some creative license in the poster art.
     
  16. Nedersong

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    Obsesses over the tinyest details much?

    OY!
     
  17. Admiral Buzzkill

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    Nope, that's not what it means. Not at all. But not everything people know can be always be said.
     
  18. ancient

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    Well, I for one will be stoked to see the TOS uniforms on the big screen, tiny pattern or no.
     
  19. Franklin

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    I wonder how hard the fabric is to rip? And will Kirk wear the undershirt?
     
  20. cbp44189

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    Why would it be lame?
     
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