Spoilers Strange New Worlds General Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Strange New Worlds' started by NewHeavensNewEarth, Feb 6, 2020.

  1. The Wormhole

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    It's not much better now that they have the rank pips on that "plate" that goes on the front of the collar. They're still rather difficult to make out.
     
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  2. cooleddie74

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    True, but at least the 32nd century Starfleet delta design on the breast is abstract and "alien" enough that the whole thing kind of blends together into one futuristic shape I can see an Admiral of that century agreeing to. The DSC Season 1 and 2 design took the iconic TOS delta and just overcomplicated and made it ugly.
     
  3. Noname Given

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    The are no Rank pips on that Plate, they're still on the Delta badges (and still as hard to see on said badges.)
     
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  4. JoaquinSlowly

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    Yup. The rank pips on Captain’s plates have made people think they all have them, but they’re the only ones with any. ‪‪I don’t mind the pips on the tri-com badges, but they are definitely difficult to discern in most shots because of how much sheen comes off them, and how small they are.
     
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  5. Blue Squadron

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    Well, the Captains have theirs on the collar plate and their fore-and-aft shoulder straps and the Fleet Admiral (and maybe other Admirals we have yet to see...?) have their pips on patches on either side of the collar and also on the epaulette straps.
     
  6. JoaquinSlowly

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    All true, ‪‪I was referring to standard bridge crew and non flag officer ranks, who only have pips/rank signifiers on their badges.
     
  7. The Wormhole

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    It's only the Captains that have pips on the plate? Then what the hell's the point of the plate then? It's awkward looking enough as it is, though until now I was tolerating it since I thought it contained rank insignia.
     
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  8. JoaquinSlowly

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    Yeah, Captains and Admirals are the only ones with pips on their neck devices. I don’t mind the design overall, but it is weird to me to not have them on all the uniforms.

    But yeah, if you look close Adira, Stamets, Nilsson, Culber, they all have identical neck devices, aside from color, irrespective of rank. It’s a bizarre design choice, for sure.
     
  9. Ray Hardgrit

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    I have to wonder if someone made a decision at some point that the rank pips shouldn't be visible on screen, because the designers seem to have been going out of their way to make them really hard to spot since the very start.
     
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  10. cooleddie74

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    DSC's uniforms have been a jumbled mess from the get-go. I know they were never going to resurrect the turtlenecked pullover shirts from the two TOS pilots but they really needed to do better than these. They've tried to be too clever and overengineered most of them.
     
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  11. Tuskin38

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    I'm really curious at what the Strange New Worlds intro will look like. I hope it isn't abstract like the Discovery and Picard intros.
     
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  12. F. King Daniel

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    They work better for me, since they're pretending to be flatscreens before the tech really existed, all hidden away as part of a large black shiny console. The ENT ones are literally bulky flatscreens from the early 2000's.
     
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  13. Jayson1

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    I would bet every Trekbbs members money on it being exactly like TOS and TNG ones with the voice over. The very same, Space, The Final Frontier.... and so on.
     
  14. F. King Daniel

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    The Enterprise should even zoom past the screen weirdly tilted downwards, just like TOS
     
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    most of the time yes expect at the start of V when the half finished ship is being worked on and you can clearly see the crt ports and half exposed monitors. Most of the time i dont even notice stuff like the monitors and dont really care, but it was just exposed and harliuios. Not as bad as the punch card thing from TAS though or how they keep saying "tape" in that show when somthing is recorded
     
  16. Tuskin38

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    I still say that when recording something on the PVR :lol:
    And I'm 30.
     
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  17. Richard S. Ta

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    I like this. Like they’ve gone for durable over form.
     
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    This.
     
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    They are just extra beefy for durability purposes, like a lot of military issue stuff is today.
     
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  20. cooleddie74

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    The ENT computer monitors are painfully obvious but I just head canon their design as early Starfleet ideas of slender but reliable monitor technology. Because of the different decades in which Trek has been produced Starfleet monitor technology seems be all over the place. Thin desktop-style monitors in the 2150s and 2160s, bulkier CRT-style computers in the 2250s and 2260s(even DSC has the desktop monitors a'la TOS and enclosed in larger shells) and then reverting to flatter screens and embedded monitors by the TNG Era.