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Old 07-10-2009, 06:56 AM
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The only reason why they had those godawful sideburns in TOS is because it was fashionable back then. If they had kept the big sideburns on the men in the new movie, then they would have kept the bee-hive hairstyles for the women, Chekov's ugly comb-over and all the gaudy colours all around the ship.
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Old 07-10-2009, 07:28 AM
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Awww. C'mon. I liked all those gaudy colors
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Old 07-10-2009, 07:37 AM
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Sideburns matter not to me.
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Old 07-10-2009, 09:35 AM
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The only reason why they had those godawful sideburns in TOS is because it was fashionable back then. If they had kept the big sideburns on the men in the new movie, then they would have kept the bee-hive hairstyles for the women, Chekov's ugly comb-over and all the gaudy colours all around the ship.
Oh, goodness, the pink, green, blue, yellow and orange hues that appeared randomly from nowhere in corridors and scenes? What was the ship, a professional Starship or the Electric Psychedelic Pussycat Swingers Club?

(copyright Austin Powers).

Jeez, they were ridiculous. Guess a style of the times though.

Thank goodness from TMP onwards we had sensible lighting schemes!
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Sideburns matter not to me.
The sideburns don't really matter - I just always thought they stood out as very weird how every man of every age had them the exact same.

I figured it was a bizzare Starfleet dress code.

Glad they were dumped though.
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Indeed....the only purpose the godawful colors served back in the 60's was to show off for color televisions (which were still rare in households back then).

It's like hi-def channels, movies, or games being shown on hi-def TV's.....there to show off the capabilities and qualities of HDTV's so that those who still have SDTV's will buy them.
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I figured it was a bizzare Starfleet dress code.

Starfleet Uniform Regulation 321BS.00VRKL

All male Starfleet personnel will wear sideburns which will point out at precisely the lower front of the ear, and be no thicker than the outline of their hair on their heads. Muttonchops are expressly forbidden.

Female Starfleet personnel may wear sideburns in any manner they wish (excepting again for muttonchops), as long as it looks feminine and totally hip.

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Commandant, Fashion Coordinator School, StarFleet Command
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[quote=kevin;230114] What was the ship, a professional Starship or the Electric Psychedelic Pussycat Swingers Club?

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It's like hi-def channels, movies, or games being shown on hi-def TV's.....there to show off the capabilities and qualities of HDTV's so that those who still have SDTV's will buy them.
Except that pretty much all HD channels via cable/sat service are down-rezzed. Occasionally they have been so bad that the increase over SD was barely adequate. They feel they can get away with it and that most people wont notice. But direct station feeds over the air make those services look sick.
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Except that pretty much all HD channels via cable/sat service are down-rezzed. Occasionally they have been so bad that the increase over SD was barely adequate. They feel they can get away with it and that most people wont notice. But direct station feeds over the air make those services look sick.
Amen to that!
I cannot tell enough difference between the price/premium I am paying to get pretty much a "HD-Analog" signal and actual analog. I can see the compression blocks in the image and it makes me ill, especially after plunking down $$$ for a decent screen. There are no "local" stations in my area, at least ones close enough, to get over-the-air digital, so I am stuck with "the parking brake" engaged as far as a "quality" signal. :-(
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