Spoilers New season 3 badges

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by King Daniel Beyond, Nov 1, 2019.

  1. SJGardner

    SJGardner Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Is it though? I thought megalomania and murderous insanity was practically the only job requirement for Starfleet Admirals... :lol:
     
  2. Tim Thomason

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    He's a main cast member, and she's just some measly co-star. Main cast generally get the best quality tailored uniforms.
     
  3. mdtauk

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    Reminds me of the 30th anniversary logos.
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  4. 137th Gebirg

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    Not a bad thought, there, but it looks to me like the badges are different. Culber’s looks perfectly oval (like the old logo), while Pollard’s looks like it has a straight edge to it with a couple of hard angles at the top and bottom. It might simply be a bad angle (which it really is), but they definitely don’t seem the same to me.
     
  5. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I doubt there's an arrowhead in the oval. In the trailer, when Cleveland Book sees the arrowhead on Michael's uniform he says "I see you believe in ghosts" implying that symbol is no longer active in 32nd century civilization.
     
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  6. Noname Given

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    But if they meet someone who wants to restore the Federation, it would probably be a symbol he (and they) adopt in some form to signify: "Hey we're BACK!" :)
     
  7. Ketwolski

    Ketwolski Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    I like this theory! I wish I had mentioned it in my video! I was thinking more Bajoran but this connection is better, great catch!
     
  8. King Daniel Beyond

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    This is my extrapolation of the season 3 Discovery badge:
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    I think it's the rank on the right-hand side, with 4 segments/pips for captain, 3 for commander etc.
     
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  9. Mark_Nguyen

    Mark_Nguyen Commodore Commodore

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    I dig it. The tiny, tiny pips on the previous badges were unworkably tiny. You shouldn't have to squint at someone's chest to determine their rank.

    Maybe THAT's why everyone just addresses each other as "commander", no one bothers to literally look any closer.

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  10. 137th Gebirg

    137th Gebirg Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    Quite right. Science fiction shows have had problems with that for years. Rank devices should be distinctive and large enough to be clearly seen from a distance so that soldiers know who should salute first. Trek sometimes fails as that. So did both BSG’s.
     
  11. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    So the one in that pic would be... a Lieutenant JG, then?
     
  12. King Daniel Beyond

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    Either an ensign or a lieutenant if you count the large part as a second pip... or maybe the horizontal lines are the rank indicators not the gold parts... :shrug: