Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by Amasov, Jun 20, 2020.
Yeah, I'm just as lost as you are.
Pockets are awkward, when filled they make bulges that are unsightly. a bag of sorts would be more sensible.
Presently all the uniforms in the army are of the same color. Just like in Enterprise.
I don't see why they needed to change that in the future.
Unsightly is irrelevant.
It is extremely relevant. You don't want these new aliens that you've just met to think that you're a bunch of clowns do you?
Uniforms come in different colors depending on the service and the type.
This demonstrates a complete ignorance of the history of pockets.
Based on the costumes and make up for aliens in Trek, the opposite might be true.
Maybe the society being contacted by the landing party or away team has no concept of clowns and associating loud, bright clothing with silliness and potential incompetence?
Pockets are not just for money.
there have always been scientists who were more optimistic and others who were more pessimistic about life on other planets in the solar system.
Isaac Asimov was more scientificly accurate, and wrote in a better informed era, than Edgar Rice Burroughs, so Asimov's stories are closer to being accurate - then and now. - than Burroughs's are.
Asimov wrote the Lucky Starr novels for young readers to educate them about the solar system. And if I remember correctly, Asimov added notes to later editons of them when they were proved inaccurate.
Asimov in The Currents of Space briliantly used a contempory scientific theory to justify a character being able to predict which stars would go nova, setting off the murder mystery of hte plot. But that concept is no longer valid.
E.E. Smith's Lensman series brilliantly used a scientific theory to enable Kimball Kinnesson to deduce which galaxy Boskone came from, but that scientific theory is obsolete and abandoned now.
Larry Niven's first story, "The Coldest Place" was scientifically valid when it was sold, but scientifically osolete before it was published a few months later.
And some science fiction fans alive today could tell you how disappointed they were by the discoveries of the conditions on Mars and Venus in the early space age.
If only we had pockets to warm our hands (or coats ):
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SULU: D-d-d-did someone s-s-s-say "c-c-c-coats?"
Yeah, even 24th century crews rarely beam down to a planetary surface with more than just their basic duty uniform. Coats? Pockets? Who needs that hassle. We're trying to tell dramatic stories here.
ENT showed that United Earth Starfleet officers often wore field jackets with padding and pockets but after that the practice seems to have largely disappeared by TOS. TMP and TWOK revived the concept of field jackets but that was pretty much it in the Trek chronology.
Did someone say ' send a shuttle down?'
There were those nifty jackets in "The Cage", but yeah.
When Worf explained that Starfleet uniforms were designed to be adaptable for a variety of different climates I thought in my head "gotta save the costume budget huh".
young Lt Kirk strolling about every port with field-jacket pockets stuffed with freshly replicated condoms probably led to an end of the field jacket, until he became an admiral and reinstituted them, briefly.
ADMIRAL MORROW: "Kirk... I see what you did there."
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