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Generations- Uniform

tonysmallz

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Report this Apr. 30 2012, 2:51 pm

Hi every one i watched Generations last night for the first time i loved it, but i kept noticing peoples uniforms changing between the TNG style to the DS9 VOY style could anyone explain to me the difference in uniforms and why they changed.. thanks a lot

Vger23

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Report this Apr. 30 2012, 3:30 pm

It's clear that around the time Generations premiered and DS9 aired, Starfleet was adapting the jumpsuit uniforms as an alternative. That's why you see them in use on the Enterprise-D along side the standard uniforms. It's also why on DS9, when a visiting starfleet ship docks sometimes, you see the captain or crew wearing the mor formal uniform.


Basically, Starfleet adapted both styles to be used at the same time. Since the colors for departments and the insignia were all still consistent, they could be worn as variants.

Blockman

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Report this Apr. 30 2012, 5:03 pm

The only reason to keep checking back...


 


for new Star Trek figures of the 7 characters!


___Lucifer___

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Report this May. 02 2012, 12:32 am

I think it was because the costume department was stretched thin and that ST:G was a really low budget film. Don't forget that DS9 was being filmed at the same time Generations was being made, so I think they literally didn't have enough uniforms to go around.


The whole thing makes no frakking sense at all, given that they have instantaneous communication via subspace and replicator technology.


AtoZ2

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Report this May. 02 2012, 5:14 am


Why is this so important?


It' strange that fans think these characters should only be seen in one style of costume ..as if no body ever changes into something else.


I look at the same reactions of leaked images from the new film and every one is jumping to some sort of twisted conclusion.


 


___Lucifer___

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Report this May. 02 2012, 8:13 am

It' strange that fans think these characters should only be seen in one style of costume


True dat...after thinking about it I realized modern military people often wear differing uniforms as well.


Pooneil

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Report this May. 02 2012, 10:59 am

I liked seeing them in different uniforms. A little variety is a good thing, not to mention more realistic (although realism in Trek is usually not important to me).


Interestingly, they really didn't have enough costumes to go around. Levar Burton had to wear Colm Meaney's costume, while Jonathan Frakes wore Avery Brooks' costume. Only Spiner and Stewart got their own tailor-made outfits, and the other main character were only seen in the old uniforms.

Vger23

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Report this May. 02 2012, 11:19 am

I don't mean to doubt, Pooneil, but I find it hard to believe that on a movie with a $35 million dollar budget, which re-used a ton of existing sets and props AND shelled out an extra $5 million to re-work the ending after test audience comments, that they couldn't afford a few new uniforms, the patterns for which already were made and couldn't cost more than a couple of hundred dollars each (if that).


Where did you hear this?

___Lucifer___

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Report this May. 02 2012, 1:36 pm

Location shooting is expensive. So are the salaries of Shatner, Spiner, Stewart, McDowell and Whoopi Goldberg. I think the saucer crash and the other main crew gobbled up most of what was left after filming the saucer crash, which was the main FX sequence of the film. That's why they had to re-use the exploding BOP from the climax of STVI:TUC...hell, they were so strapped for cash they didn't even bother with a reverse angle shot. 


Pooneil

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Report this May. 03 2012, 7:49 am

Quote: Vger23 @ May. 02 2012, 11:19 am

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>I don't mean to doubt, Pooneil, but I find it hard to believe that on a movie with a $35 million dollar budget, which re-used a ton of existing sets and props AND shelled out an extra $5 million to re-work the ending after test audience comments, that they couldn't afford a few new uniforms, the patterns for which already were made and couldn't cost more than a couple of hundred dollars each (if that).

>Where did you hear this?

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Memory Alpha. Also possibly Wikipedia. So it must be true, right?

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