Kirk's Tunic Color?

Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by Nardpuncher, Jan 11, 2009.

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  1. Ryall_IDW

    Ryall_IDW Cadet Newbie

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    Actually, no, I never said Paramount thought the fans were ignorant, not at all. I said that Paramount was of a mind that the tunics have been colored one way for 30+ years now--the Gold Key run wasn't exactly up to snuff on likenesses or product correctness--and didn't see any reason to change. Especially with different printing processes where greens and golds sometimes print a bit differently than they were intended.

    I'd also appreciate it if anyone used ryall@idwpublishing.com, not the address listed above, since that's not my work e-mail. But any petition this case won't hold sway over Paramount in any case, they/we don't see a reason to change from what fans are already comfortable with in comics.
     
  2. Therin of Andor

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    Hehehehe. Any attempt to present command TOS uniforms as green will be met with hundreds of complaints. Fans telling IDW they got it wrong!

    The animated series chose to use gold to represent TOS uniforms, because the uniforms appeared gold on most people's TV sets. And it's been canonical that the uniforms were gold since this DS9 scene:

     
  3. Green Shirt

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    I've never depended on a fictional character to tell me what's green. :p
     
  4. Captain Robert April

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    Wouldn't greenish-gold still be considered gold?
     
  5. Green Shirt

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    Not if its goldish-green. :techman:
     
  6. Itisnotlogical

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    He had a green dress uniform (i.e, dinner with Khan in Space Seed), but what I've seen most often has been gold in color.
     
  7. Green Shirt

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    Which begs the question, why didn't the other divisions have dress uni's a different color than standard duty ones? :devil:
     
  8. plynch

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    They did. Science really had a purple dress uni which PHOTOGRAPHED as blue; likewise engineering's orange dress uni that filmed as red.
     
  9. Captain Robert April

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    I think that might be reaching a bit...
     
  10. Green Shirt

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    Yeah, we don't do THAT here. :)
     
  11. plynch

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    Well, it was an attempt at sarcasm/mockery. Fail.
     
  12. STEPhon IT

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  13. Captain Robert April

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    I think this one should answer this question once and for frelling all...

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  14. Nero's Shadow

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    I loved kirks green wrap around perhaps because of colour tvs in the sixties been new green was a bright colour to use to show how glorious technecolour could be.?
     
  15. Nardpuncher

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  16. Captain Robert April

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    ^ You seriously can't tell the difference?
     
  17. Nardpuncher

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    Not really, no.
     
  18. Kirk1980

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    HD is green. NTSC is gold.
     
  19. Admiral Buzzkill

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    Clearly avocado green.
     
  20. STEPhon IT

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    Oh my... has it been that long since I proved my point in which Kirk's uniform color was actually avocado green.

    I checked out some of the fan Trek films which go to great lengths to capture, at least, the look of the classic Trek series but fail to capture to right color for Kirk's uniform and the tone of the series.

    Film is a different animal than digital camcorders, although the people who are making the costumes continue to be ignorant of the color of command. LOL. It's quite simple if anyone wants to look at Star Trek when the crew wore tunics, surgical tunics, and dress uniforms.

    Engineering Dress uniform = RED, Engineering uniform = RED

    Science Dress uniform = Teal Blue, Sick bay uniform = Teal Blue, and Science uniform = Teal Blue

    But some want many to think Command colors were

    Command dress uniform = Green, Command Tunics = Green, but the bridge command uniform was GOLD???

    Doesn't make any sense
     
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