Spoilers S4. More new uniforms - hooray (!).

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  1. fireproof78

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    The hood makes sense, as it appears controlled to keep away from the face. Also, the new away team gear looks comfy AF.
     
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  2. eschaton

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    My favorite is orange, so I guess it works out for me as well.
     
  3. Vale

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    I do find the cut of the new 32nd century jackets to be rather... unflattering. Everything looks like bulky maternity wear. I think this the first time where the dress uniforms, if that's indeed what they are, are much more preferable to the regular uniforms.
     
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    I like the rest of the outfits, especially the dress uniform. But this looks like a cheap moulded piece of kids toy body armour slapped into a big budget show.
     
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    Yeah, she's not too healthy-looking at all, especially for someone who's only in her late-40s or early-50s. I was wondering, "Is she a heavy smoker?"
     
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  7. fireproof78

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    Dude, as a kid and even now I would love to be able to do body armor like that for my kids. What kids stuff did you have? O_O
     
  8. Blue Squadron

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    Yeah, shiny black just looks a bit tacky and not really needed. All black seems a bit dark and austere too.

    The original S1/2 away team gear in dark blue was actually one of their better ideas and actually tied into the main uniforms pretty well — it was quite a believable variation for a “field” uniform.

    I realise times have moved in by several hundred years but the all-black seems somehow uninspired. I get that they wanted to change stuff up a little, including the designs and styling, but maybe they needed something using a little of the Starfleet grey from the S3 uniforms (which are obviously still current) +/- some accents in the relevant division colour…?

    I accept that there may be a relevant plot point here but all-black just seems unnecessary.

    The maroon dress uniform, on the other hand (assuming that is what they are), looks like a more interesting prospect. I kinda like the sleek styling and the subtle detailing. I’m interested to see a bit more of these. In some ways, this is more where I expected them to go with 32nd Century uniforms.
     
  9. fireproof78

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    Given the variety of hooded outfits, I am wondering if the molded black pieces are possibly a part of the EVA suit's fittings, or an undersuit of some kind, especially with the red hooded uniforms. Be curious to see them in action. Thus far, probably the more interesting aspect is just the sheer variety of uniforms presented in just that one trailer. Really interested seeing more of the maroon ones (not convinced it is a dress uniform, especially given the lack of any insignia from what I can see).

    Never understood the opposition to all black.:shrug:
     
  10. eschaton

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    Cultural change maybe? Black wasn't always in as a color to wear. I don't think it was widely used until the Victorian era in the West outside of during mourning, for example. It became a much more practical color when sooty air made it hard to keep bright clothing looking sharp.
     
  11. fireproof78

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    I was more referring to current film productions but fair enough.
     
  12. eschaton

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    It's a minor quibble, but I really do wish they made the far-future Federation more culturally alien. It would help with the whole "fish out of water" aspect for the Discovery crew. Plus worldbuilding in SF is always appreciated.
     
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  13. fireproof78

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    Well, that's the stupid part of going to the far future. It has to be familiar enough to garner audience attention but still alien for the fish out of water sense, or otherwise it feels very much the same.
     
  14. TimeIsAPredator

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    They don't seem to be a great fit on the small actors due to the big stiff collar, long coat tail and big shoulder pads. Kinda looks like someone wearing their parents jacket
     
  15. Scionz

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    I've been running around with the S4 Discovery universe in STO for a bit. I'm just gonna say, so much of their success is going to come down to the color grading on the final episodes (trailers and teasers don't count). If they get it right, they'll look like a happy return to a TNG/TOS style with a lot of color. If they get it wrong, everyone is going to look ridiculous, particularly people wearing red.

    One thing I will say though is that the oval shaped Combadge (or Tricombadge) continues to be a terrible design choice in every form of media its shown. I only don't understand the rationale behind this thing. Starfleet characters having an arrowhead combadge is the second most iconic Star Trek thing after the NCC-1701 Enterprise itself. And sure... it's there, if you look REALLY REALLY HARD, really close up, in correct lighting. In all other angles, its an oval.

    If they didn't want it (which I don't understand why they wouldn't want it), they should have just used the jump to the 32nd century to do something entirely different. But having it be there and yet be this non-descript oval does drag down the final product.

    Overall, I'll say again, this is the uniform for the 32nd century they should have went with. And if not this, something more like the 29th Century Uniforms (and keeping that color scheme).
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    The image is broken
     
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  17. Vale

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    Works for me :shrug:
     
  18. Agony_Boothb

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    Yeah, I'm assuming because the op fixed it. Look at the time I posted and then look at the time the post was edited.
     
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    IIRC, that was just a reuse of the cadet uniforms from Pike's vision of his accident from season 2 of Disco.
     
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  20. Ríu ríu chíu

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    So is DSC going to explain, in-universe, anything about the uniform change?

    Meaning, are the gray uniforms from S3 going to be retconned as a dress uniform, with the color uniforms being for normal day-to-day wear?