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Offline Random Redshirt

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Re: The Uniforms of STO
« Reply #10 on: 16 June 2008 09:24 PM »
I have to agree with most of you that the uniforms from late season DS9 and First Contact on would be the best uniforms to use, however I can see them coming up with a totally new uniform simply because they can and if they are cool and work out fans will buy into it...

However, new, just for the sake of being new can be a pretty bad thing. I know some people really liked the uniforms that PE had come up with, but I never could really buy into the skin tight neoprene looking action figure suits. They just didn't look Trek for me. One advantage that Trek always had over the likes of Star Wars was the realisim of the Trek universe. Regardless of the century it was in, the Trek uniforms looked very realistic and you could see how a uniform like that could evolve within our own reality. Those spandex looking things that PE came up with just didn't look very real to me. Furthermore, given what we know about the future Trek unifoms, as seen in episodes like VOY:Relativity, the design line doesn't seem to follow. Finally, the jump in "look" seemed to go far beyond the 20 years since Nemesis and it looked like the uniforms and equipment had jumped more like 120 years.
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Re: The Uniforms of STO
« Reply #11 on: 17 June 2008 01:39 PM »
I have to admit that when I first saw PE's version of the Starfleet uniform, I was willing to accept it just for the purpose that in 20 years it was likely that they could have changed Uniforms however what I really didnt like was the Superhero-ish look to them. On their own they really where not that bad in their design but again for some reason they seemed to be more suited for Tactical Super Hero Combat then for Peaceful Exploration.

I think my Favorite Uniform was the Star Trek Original Crew Red Uniforms Seen from Star Trek II - Star Trek VI and some of the Series's that showed the same era.


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Re: The Uniforms of STO
« Reply #12 on: 27 June 2008 11:43 PM »
I got to thinking that if STO is to be set in the future, perhaps using a variation of the FC-Nemesis uniform would not be a bad idea. I envision the uniform having the grey shoulders, but then instead of being black all the way down, the tunic portion would go from the grey shoulders into the color of the division, ala TNG Season 7, then ending in black trousers, or grey trousers.

Another idea might just be to stick with what would be considered the "canon" uniform for that time frame, which would be the uniforms seen in VOY: End Game, as worn by the future Harry Kim, EMH and Admiral Janeway. Sure, that future "doesn't exist" because of the events of End Game, but that wasn't a bad uniform, and it more closely follows the design lineage of the uniforms than the skin tight scuba gear that PE cooked up.
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Re: The Uniforms of STO
« Reply #13 on: 27 June 2008 11:56 PM »
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Re: The Uniforms of STO
« Reply #14 on: 28 June 2008 08:14 PM »
LOL...good stuff Kinneas.  I do like the uniform look you've got going.  I'm not as much inclined to the faceplate thing...one huge Starfleet symbol on the front is enough IMO.

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Re: The Uniforms of STO
« Reply #15 on: 08 July 2008 07:00 AM »
Have any of you ever caught an episode of "Who wants to be a Superhero" ? If you have then you know that what looks good in a comic book becomes at the very least laughable when translated into real life. The uni's that PE developed looked pretty good on paper but if you walked around in them in real life you would get stares at best and mugged at worst. The uni's need to be functional first and foremost. After that, well, form follows function. If it's functional in the sense that you could actually wear it then chances are that it will look good too. As for which uni I like best I prefer the ones from Nemesis/FC. Especially the dress uni's. I was so relieved when they FINALLY got rid of the "dresses" that were used as "dress" uni's in TNG and onward. They just looked dumb. (I'm with Worf on this one.)

Further, I think uni's should be differently designed for different missions. That is to say, each uni should be task-specific. (Like the engineering uni's in TWOK that had plugs built in for breathing apparatus.) It wouldn't be very prudent to go into Jungle Combat through swamps and irregular terrain wearing nothing but this brightly colored red, yellow or blue bullseye right? Why do you think soldiers today wear camo and fatigues? How many redshirts could have been saved if they had only been wearing body armor? I mean, this is the 24th or 25th century right?
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Re: The Uniforms of STO
« Reply #16 on: 08 July 2008 12:25 PM »
Forget body armour - Personal Shield Generators ala Elite Force and "The borg" - This IS the 24th / 25th Century after all.....

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Re: The Uniforms of STO
« Reply #17 on: 08 July 2008 01:19 PM »
Some bodyarmour might be usefull too, just in case someone (or something) finds a way to penetrate the shields.

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Re: The Uniforms of STO
« Reply #18 on: 23 July 2008 03:38 PM »
With the debate raging on in the community as to whether or not STO should be set in the future or in the past of the current 24th century time line. Of those eras which uniforms would you like to see in Star Trek Online.

For example

TOS Era: Orignial Series uniforms
TOS Era: Motion Picture Uniforms
TOS Era: Movies II - VI Uniforms

TNG: Early Mid and Late TNG Era

DS9: Early Mid and Late

Voyager

Star Trek First Contact to Nemesis

or some version of the future Uniforms seen in the last episodes of TNG and Voyager.

or what about PE early concepts

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Re: The Uniforms of STO
« Reply #19 on: 14 August 2008 02:15 PM »

 I like the first contact uniforms myself, however that may now be a moot point with the option of heavily modding your uniform, time will tell if this was such a good idea.  Mind you in tos ships did have their own emblems to identify which ship an officer belonged to and for pride in your ship I would imagine.
 
 Come to think of it guild/fleets may want a spesific look for their members and could be used to identify them.