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Old 05-19-2009, 11:34 AM
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So he had to run around in his undershirt the whole time. I mean, why?
He wasn't supposed to be there, remember the whole cheating trial thing? So he wasn't issued one. Simple.
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Old 05-19-2009, 11:37 AM
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He wasn't supposed to be there, remember the whole cheating trial thing? So he wasn't issued one. Simple.
So a ship with the equipment for 400 crewmembers has a complete extra skydiving suit for the stowaway but not a gold shirt? What do they do when a shirt gets ripped? "Sorry, Sir? No extra shirt for you. Take better care of the shirt we issued you or run around in your underwear, not our problem."
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Old 05-19-2009, 11:40 AM
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So a ship with the equipment for 400 crewmembers has a complete extra skydiving suit for the stowaway but not a gold shirt? What do they do when a shirt gets ripped? "Sorry, Sir? No extra shirt for you. Take better care of the shirt we issued you or run around in your underwear, not our problem."

They'd give him a black one. Remember, he was supposed to be grounded/ suspended/ whatever the term is. He only got on board by being mccoys 'patient'.
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Old 05-19-2009, 11:41 AM
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Exactly, He didn't have a coloured overshirt as he wasn't supposed to be there. They only have jump suits for on duty officers, i.e. those in coloured shirts - red, blue and yellow
yes but Pike had made him first officer under Spock.
obviously JJ intended us to be able to tell Olsen, Sulu and Kirk apart so the colours had to be different.
so can we assume Kirk just grabbed the first suit that fit?
could easily have been Cho in the blue but costume dept. obviously thought that though.
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Old 05-19-2009, 11:44 AM
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They'd give him a black one. Remember, he was supposed to be grounded/ suspended/ whatever the term is. He only got on board by being mccoys 'patient'.
Okay, now I see your reasoning. No department shirts for grounded folks. I dont find that very convincing, because I was in the military and grounded pilots do not have to handover their flightsuits when they are grounded for medical reasons f.i... but okay... it is an explanation nontheless.
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Old 05-19-2009, 11:45 AM
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Whe the situation is that vulcan is being attacked etc I doubt the first thing on their mind would be 'WAIT!!!!! we can't do this until kirk has a coloured shirt!.
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Okay, now I see your reasoning. No department shirts for grounded folks. I dont find that very convincing, because I was in the military and grounded pilots do not have to handover their flightsuits when they are grounded for medical reasons f.i... but okay... it is an explanation nontheless.

Its a fictional organisation, I think we can let them have different rules.

Also, the coloured shirts have the rank on the cuffs don't they? Could be another way of saying he is not allowed his position.
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So a ship with the equipment for 400 crewmembers has a complete extra skydiving suit for the stowaway but not a gold shirt? What do they do when a shirt gets ripped? "Sorry, Sir? No extra shirt for you. Take better care of the shirt we issued you or run around in your underwear, not our problem."
they more than likely have 400 HALO suits (or the ability to make them if necessary),
as to Kirk's shirt - you said early the gold shirt was left to a moment that would have the best effect. so why do you keep yapping on about Chris Pine being dressed in black.
maybe the film makers considered that Kirk had more important things to do than wonder the corridors looking for a tailor in the middle of a battle.
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Old 05-19-2009, 11:50 AM
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O because I was in the military
and would you go looking for a new clean shirt in the middle of a battle
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Old 05-19-2009, 11:54 AM
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The chief engineer was issued a red suit because he was the one chosen to die. Simple, really.
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