DSC characters in TOS uniforms - which colors would they wear?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by Mr. Laser Beam, Mar 12, 2019.

  1. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    May 10, 2005
    Location:
    The visitor's bullpen
    If DSC adopted the TOS uniform scheme right now - which I dearly hope will happen - which colors would each character wear?

    Some are obvious, such as gold for Saru, and blue for Burnham, Stamets and Culber. If I interpret the other characters correctly, then, would it be like this:

    Rhys = red (tactical officer)
    Detmer = gold (helm)
    Owosekun = red (operations)
    Bryce = red (communications)

    Not sure about Tilly or Airiam. Has it ever been established just what their specific duties are? I'm having trouble pinning down which TOS colors they would wear. :confused:
     
  2. Hythlodeus

    Hythlodeus Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2010
    she's part of the science department, so a blue shirt.
    and since, statistically, blue shirts have the lowest risk of being painfully killed, I hope she stays one for a very long time
     
  3. Longinus

    Longinus Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2008
    Just look at the metal parts of their uniforms.

    Gold = Gold
    Silver = Blue
    Copper = Red
     
  4. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    May 10, 2005
    Location:
    The visitor's bullpen
    Wouldn't the fact that Tilly is in the command training program suggest that she would wear gold?
     
    CommanderRaytas and KennyB like this.
  5. Hythlodeus

    Hythlodeus Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2010
    Spock was in the command branch while also being a science officer in blue
     
    XCV330 likes this.
  6. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    May 10, 2005
    Location:
    The visitor's bullpen
    True dat. But it could be up to personal preference, at least for senior officers like Spock was in TOS.

    Notice that in WNMHGB, Spock wore gold. Perhaps he later decided that he was a scientist first, and a commander second, which would explain why he changed to blue in TOS even though (IIRC) he was always the XO, even in WNMHGB.

    Tilly, OTOH, has always aspired to command, so maybe she would wear gold from the get-go.
     
  7. Hythlodeus

    Hythlodeus Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2010
    of course he'd rather live than die on a random away mission. statistically, gold shirts had the highest risk of dying
     
  8. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk Kang, now with ridges Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2001
    Location:
    House of Kang
    Currently she's assigned to Engineering.
     
  9. Hythlodeus

    Hythlodeus Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2010
    then what is she doing in Stamets' shroom lab?
     
  10. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    May 10, 2005
    Location:
    The visitor's bullpen
    Really? How many goldshirts died in TOS? I can only think of one (Matt Decker).

    Contrast this with the dozens of redshirt deaths...
     
  11. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk Kang, now with ridges Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2001
    Location:
    House of Kang
    Engineering. And stuff that's fucking fricking cool.
     
  12. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk Kang, now with ridges Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2001
    Location:
    House of Kang
    Tomilinson for one.
     
    CorporalCaptain likes this.
  13. Hythlodeus

    Hythlodeus Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2010
    55 total deaths in 3 seasons, all shirt colors combined, and, yes, red shirts perished in frightening numbers. A whopping 24 died, compared to 9 in yellow/gold command and 7 in blue, with 15 crossing into the final frontier in unidentified colors. However, it’s all a matter of perspective and percentages. There were 430 crewmen aboard the Enterprise, 239 of them in engineering, security or operations, and all wore red. So, in reality, they had a decent survival rate, and it was, statistically speaking – courtesy of a little something called Bayes’ theorem -- the folks in gold who were more likely to meet their maker.

    Only 10% of the entire redshirt population was lost during the three year run of Star Trek. This is less than the 13.4% of goldshirts, but more than the 5.1% of blueshirts. What is truly hazardous is not wearing a redshirt, but being a member of the security department. The red-shirted members of security were only 20.9% of the entire crew, but there is a 61.9% chance that the next casualty is in a redshirt and 64.5% chance this red-shirted victim is a member of the security department. The remaining redshirts, operations and engineering make up the largest single population, but only have an 8.6% chance of being a casualty.
     
    Longinus likes this.
  14. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk Kang, now with ridges Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2001
    Location:
    House of Kang
    Where do those crew percentages/numbers come from? Over half the crew are redshirts?
     
  15. Hythlodeus

    Hythlodeus Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2010
  16. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk Kang, now with ridges Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2001
    Location:
    House of Kang
  17. TrickyDickie

    TrickyDickie Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2003
    Location:
    In a painting, darkly.
    Tilly should be in gold and black. :evil::D

    Oh....and I've been looking for a good excuse to post this:

    [​IMG]

    :techman:
     
  18. KennyB

    KennyB Rear Admiral Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2001
    Location:
    Stuttgart, Germany USAG
    Actually looks good. Did you add the lens flare?
     
  19. TrickyDickie

    TrickyDickie Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2003
    Location:
    In a painting, darkly.
    That entire image is one that I came across on google, when looking for something else. I don't know who did it, but the color looks very good.
     
    KennyB likes this.
  20. KennyB

    KennyB Rear Admiral Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2001
    Location:
    Stuttgart, Germany USAG
    They did good! Here's original--no flares--lol
    color-org.jpg
     
    Pindar and TrickyDickie like this.