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Old 10-08-2009, 07:25 AM
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Except the TNG bridge was too cozy for me.

It looked like they should have a soft couch in there,
instead of the captain's chair and officer's chairs.

I'd like to see a starship , sometime, have the captain's chair, a simple one, off against a side window, similar to an aircraft carrier.

The center chair just gets old.

How about a Starfleet robe uniform? Too restrictive?
It would represent more cultures, though.
Look at some of the original designs, they toyed with bench style couches.
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I'd like to see a starship , sometime, have the captain's chair, a simple one, off against a side window, similar to an aircraft carrier.

The center chair just gets old.
Placing the captain's chair in the center of the bridge not only gives the captain the best possible angle on the main viewscreen, but it was also deemed better suited for dramatic television to always have the captain in the center of whatever's going on (it probably enables better camera shots too).

Of course there's the legendary story of navy officials visiting the TOS set and taking notes about how it was set up...
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Old 10-08-2009, 08:42 AM
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Actually, there is a rumour that Riker wanted to install a rotating couch with a leopard pattern during the time he worked the night-shift.
It got installed in his quarters


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Placing the captain's chair in the center of the bridge not only gives the captain the best possible angle on the main viewscreen, but it was also deemed better suited for dramatic television to always have the captain in the center of whatever's going on (it probably enables better camera shots too).

Of course there's the legendary story of navy officials visiting the TOS set and taking notes about how it was set up...
I agree that was why they choose that set up they had.

My information says the navy did indeed anazlize the design of the TOS bridge. But, like you said the infamous trip to the set isn't confrimed or denined.
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Old 10-09-2009, 03:18 AM
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I like the idea behind those tunics - effectively a unisex version of the 'mini-dress' women's uniforms from the original series, and a continuation of the emerging trend of blurred boundaries between the sexes' fashions. There's something comfortably egalitarian in the view that either gender can wear covering and functional, or light and revealing attire. Maybe if they'd been implemented a little better at the start..?

Still, even by today's standards such an idea would be well ahead of its time, and would struggle to gain acceptance from the audience. It's small surprise that late-'80s culture never came to terms with it.
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I like the idea behind those tunics - effectively a unisex version of the 'mini-dress' women's uniforms from the original series, and a continuation of the emerging trend of blurred boundaries between the sexes' fashions. There's something comfortably egalitarian in the view that either gender can wear covering and functional, or light and revealing attire. Maybe if they'd been implemented a little better at the start..?

Still, even by today's standards such an idea would be well ahead of its time, and would struggle to gain acceptance from the audience. It's small surprise that late-'80s culture never came to terms with it.
It was to show that in the 24th century that clothing was unisex, and not gender specific.

I say again the idea was great, but poorly used, and for the most part the design didn't flatter men or women.
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Pleated kilt, a bad drawing of one!
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Your thoughts? The basic idea wasn't bad, but it was unbecoming on either sex.


I think it was an interesting idea but really didn't look that good on most people.

Did it even survive past the first half of season 1? I don't remember seeing it very much after the first dozen or so shows.
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Although it was only for a few seconds, I thought Tasha Yar looked good in her skant in the finale minutes of "Encounter At Farpoint".

While Zardoz brings up an interesting point about the skant being unisex and not gender-specific, I also thought it was a nod towards the miniskirt uniforms in TOS myself...
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Old 10-10-2009, 07:28 AM
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I think it was probably part of an attempt to show that in the future these things were not issues.

GR being very much of the line that many of the issues which affect society today would be magically sorted by the time of TOS.

The Skant was probably another littler nod in that direction - but then I can also see how 1980s TV audiences might not have agreed.
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