Ok. I'm just going to say it. I never used to be a major ST fan. (waits for ambush) But, now, in my later years, I have actually come around. And, frankly, I love it. However, one thing hangs around my brain like an annoying klingon craving for battle. Uniform. I've googled it and everything, and these uniforms still confuse me. In DS9, VOY and more we witness admirals in the ol' TNG uniforms. Why is this? In Generations, we view the rather striking Data in a VOY-like uniform. This just confuses me. Can someone explain it to a down-right newbie? Why do characters wear different uniforms? Why can't they just be in one big uniform. Like a happy family?