Favorite Starfleet Uniform Design

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by Archaeologist, Jul 10, 2010.


Favorite Starfleet Uniform Design

  1. Early "The Original Series"

  2. Mid-Late "The Original Series"

  3. Star Trek: The Motion Picture

  4. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan "Monster Maroons"

  5. Later Maroon Uniform (Earlier flashbacks in TNG)

  6. Early "The Next Generation"

  7. Mid-Late "The Next Generation"

  8. Early "Deep Space Nine" & "Voyager"

  9. Mid-Late "Deep Space Nine" and "First Contact"

  10. "Enterprise"

  11. Star Trek (2009)

  12. Other (Specify)

  1. Archaeologist

    Archaeologist Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Jul 5, 2010
    What is your favorite Starfleet uniform design out of the entire series? The uniforms of Star Trek's Federation Starfleet has been an interesting topic for me since some time ago. I would have to say that my favorite uniforms are the so-called "Monster Maroons," a.k.a. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan uniforms, continuing up to just a few years or so prior to Star Trek: The Next Generation. I like the maroon red jacket/coat colors to begin with, and the black trousers complete the look. They actually look quite formal, elegant, and sharp, in my opinion, which may be why the design appeals to me so much. My least favorite design however, would have to be the uniforms featured in Star Trek: The Motion Picture, as to me, they far too much resembled pyjamas, rather than uniforms of any sort. They were very... outlandish. Too stereotypically "futuristic," as in something from a B movie, no offence intended for those that believe it's a good design. Just my opinion.
  2. Capt_Pickirk

    Capt_Pickirk Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jul 6, 2010
    Sunny ol' Blighty
    Those uniforms at the start of star trek (2009) were pretty cool. Although they did remind me of those future uniforms from Tng's "all good things..."
  3. RegFan

    RegFan Commodore Commodore

    Dec 15, 2009
    I voted for the FC uniforms, but I like the VOY uniforms as well. The ENT uniforms are among my least favorite, but they look the extremely practical.
  4. Arix

    Arix Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Oct 25, 2009
    Sydney, Australia
    The FC/DS9 uniforms are my favourite - so much so that when I decided to make a uniform for a costume party, I made myself a FC/DS9 era Science officer uniform :)

    I'm also quite fond of the VOY/DS9 uniforms, TWOK/movie era uniforms, and well - who isn't a fan of TOS uniforms? ;)

    On the other hand, I've never liked the Motion Picture uniforms - bleh! And the Enterprise uniforms are average at best...
  5. King Daniel Beyond

    King Daniel Beyond Admiral Admiral

    Nov 5, 2008
    King Daniel Beyond
    The Enterprise uniforms were the first ones that looked really believable. I loved how the Kelvin uniforms in STXI are a stylized halfway between ENT and TOS, and the STXI nuTOS are my favourite at the moment.

    IMO the TMP, TNG, VOY and DS9 gear are PJ's, or variations of PJ's :lol:. TWoK gear looks too Mountie-like for my tastes. FC looks like smart funeral winter PJ's.

    All-time worst looking gear? The alternate futures of "All Good Things" and "Endgame". Worst fugly PJ's ever. Bizarrely these are very similar to the far-superior Kelvin uniforms. I guess that's the difference a big budget makes.
  6. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

    May 10, 2005
    The visitor's bullpen
  7. C.E. Evans

    C.E. Evans Admiral Admiral

    Nov 22, 2001
    Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
    Early TOS.

    My favorite is from the original "The Cage" pilot with the muted colors, de-emphasis on individual ranks, and the wraparound grey field jackets.
  8. Pauln6

    Pauln6 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jul 24, 2009
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Pyjama uniforms are a must. Think about it - unlimited access to replicators and no TV? The crew would be as big as houses without those form-fitting uniforms and Dr McCoy's regular lypo-suction sessions.
  9. Pemmer Harge

    Pemmer Harge Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jun 19, 2009
    Between the candle and the star
    I'll go for the TWOK uniforms. They're really the only ones I could wear without feeling embarrassed. TOS uniforms are cool, but in a silly way (not that that's a bad thing).
  10. Ensign Johnson

    Ensign Johnson Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    May 27, 2010
    Wales, UK
    I liked the DS9/VOY uniforms, mostly black with a splash of colour. I quite liked the newer DS9 uniforms but they looked a bit warm with all those layers and the jacket looked thicker.
  11. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk The Walrus Premium Member

    Nov 4, 2001
    Sitting on a cornflake.
    TOS uniforms (ST09 is just a variation IMO) are the best. ENT the most practical.
  12. di_mar

    di_mar Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Apr 5, 2010
    Aw. Poor Enterprise. Only I have voted for it so far ;(
    Yes, I did like their uniforms the best, strangely enough.
    Pyjama uniforms - oh, yes. This would certainly appeal to the younger generation of today. Why, in England, some women are even taking to going out to go shopping in their PJs'.
  13. sbk1234

    sbk1234 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Nov 24, 2006
    Los Angeles
    I voted for First Contact, but TWOK uniforms were a close second. Both had a (IMO) serious attitude about them that I liked. The VOYAGER/DS9 jumpsuits were a little too informal for my tastes.
  14. Subcommander R.

    Subcommander R. Commodore Commodore

    Jun 30, 2010
    TWOK followed by First Contact.
  15. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Admiral Admiral

    Jul 23, 2001
    First Contact uniforms, followed closely by the TWOK uniforms.

    Worse are the Trek XI. Cheap knock-offs of the far superior TOS uniforms. Plus, they went out of their way to change everything else from its TOS look, so keeping the uniforms so similar just looks out of place.
  16. Stardate

    Stardate Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Sep 16, 2006
    Well it is all good to have an opinion but i would think most scientist designers would disagree with you completely .The uniform in the Motion Picture seems to be standard view how futuristic uniform should look like. Very comfortable and light and a lot better then heavy nautical inspired uniforms in The Wrath of Kahn.
  17. Orcus

    Orcus Captain Captain

    Jul 12, 2009
    New Zealand
    This has been done in many polls over the years. I still go for TOS - it's what I grew up with. I also have a fondness for both the Cage and TMP uniforms...

    ...least favourite are the TWOK for reasons listed above and elsewhere.
  18. 6079SmithW

    6079SmithW Vice Admiral Admiral

    Sep 18, 2009
  19. Admiral Shran

    Admiral Shran Admiral Admiral

    Oct 30, 2009
    In the Before Time - the Long, Long Ago
    My order, from best to worst....

    1.) Enterprise - They were the ones that most looked like real uniforms.
    2.) Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
    3.) Mid-Late "Deep Space Nine" and "First Contact"
    4.) Later Maroon Uniform
    5.) Early "Deep Space Nine" & "Voyager"
    6.) Mid-Late "The Next Generation"
    7.) Mid-Late "The Original Series"
    8.) Early "The Next Generation"
    9.) Early "The Original Series"
    10.) Star Trek (2009)
    11.) Star Trek: The Motion Picture
  20. James Wright

    James Wright Commodore Premium Member

    Feb 9, 2005
    Church Hill, Tennessee
    I picked the TWOK uniform wiith TOS uniforms (later versions)a close second.