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Questions tagged [star-trek-uniforms]

Use this tag for questions concerning uniforms and clothing required for the performance of duties in the Star Trek universe. These uniforms can be Starfleet issue, Klingon, Romulan, etc. Use this tag with the [star-trek] tag.

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Why is Picard wearing a jacket in the Star Trek TNG episode Darmok?

At the beginning of the episode "Darmok" Picard is wearing what looks like a Federation uniform better suited to outdoors since it looks quite hard-wearing; it's the sort of clothing that would be ...
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Why do women in Star Trek usually wear leggings?

Why do women in Star Trek (since The Next Generation) almost always wear leggings under dresses and skirts? Reasons women in real life might wear leggings include practical things like fashion, ...
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Why does Jadzia Dax wear a science uniform (during the war)?

During the Federation-Dominion war, we see Jadzia being very engaged in the conflict. She is also taking up new roles, e.g. acting as helmsman of the Jem'Hadar attack ship. Was she still technically ...
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“Star Trek: Discovery” Uniforms: what is the meaning of their colors?

The new Starfleet Uniforms from Star Trek: Discovery are very distinctive and different from anything that we have seen before: Especially their color scheme is decisively a new thing when compared ...
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What's the junior officers' uniform variant Memory Alpha mentions?

On the Memory Alpha page on Starfleet uniforms from the 2350s to the 2370s, there is a photo of Alyssa Ogawa titled Sciences blue: Ogawa in a junior officers's variant The uniform she is wearing, ...
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Are the Star Trek Discovery uniforms seen anywhere else in TOS canon?

So now that we have a teaser trailer (US trailer, Netflix trailer), is there any indication that these uniforms are simply upgraded Enterprise uniforms, or is this pure "Abrams reboot"? They seem to ...
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Why did Worf switch to red in DS9?

I'm under the impression that Worf's uniform change from gold to red was due to accepting the Strategic Operations Officer position aboard DS9 but I thought red was for those on the command track, not ...
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What division colors were worn at individual bridge stations during the Star Trek TOS movie era?

I'm working on a story set in the TOS movie era (post-Wrath of Khan) and I need help understanding who would have worn what division color on the bridge of the Starship. I've linked two bridge layouts ...
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Was this the only example of a Starfleet issued hat?

In Star Trek Beyond, on Yorktown Station, Starfleet officers are wearing these dress uniform hats. Was this the only example of standard issue uniform head apparel? (Non-uniform, species-specific, ...
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When did Worf get a Klingon uniform?

I'm probably missing something, but in the episode REDEMPTION PT. 1, Worf resigns his commission to join Gowron and serve on the IKS Bortas. He lays down his com-badge in the observation lounge, and ...
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Which Starfleet uniforms have pockets?

Which Starfleet uniforms have pockets? And where are the pockets?
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How many characters from the TNG era would have worn the 'monster maroons' uniform?

My question here is: which of the main characters from TNG, DS9 and Voyager, in the earlier parts of their careers, would have worn the 'monster maroons' uniform that was featured in the last five TOS ...
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Why did Worf wear red in TNG Season 1?

I've read several questions and answers here about the uniform colours in Star Trek and their significance. E.g. this answer gives the following list of uniform colours covering the TNG era (with ...
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3 1/2 Pips in Star Trek TNG

According to the wiki page, the pips used in Star Trek: The Next Generation denote rank starting with 1/2 a pip (or hollow pip) and working up to Captain (4 pips) and even beyond into Admiral ranks. ...
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Female uniforms and colored panties in Star Trek TOS

In Star Trek TOS you very frequently get glimpses of the female crew's panties under their short skirt uniforms. In every case I've noticed they are always a matching color. This makes me wonder -- ...
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What do the badges on Kirk's dress uniform represent?

In the image below are Kirk and Dr. McCoy in their dress uniforms. What do the badges on their uniforms represent, both in general and individually? Thank you! [
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How did the crew of the Enterprise-D put on their uniforms?

I was watching "Cause and Effect" (the one where the Enterprise gets caught in a time loop), and I noticed something odd. In one of the sickbay scenes, we see Geordi from behind, and it appears that ...
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Out-of-universe, how are Star Trek combadges attached?

How are combadges attached? (Is there any reference in-universe to how they stay on? This question primarily focuses on in-universe explanation -- there is a mention of out-of-universe in an ...
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Why were DS9's uniforms different?

For DS9, they switched to the much less pajamic uniform style. TNG style: colorful body, collar, black shoulders, no undershirt. whereas DS9 style: black body, colored ...
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In Star Trek, what are all the low-ranking Command Division officers doing?

There are three division in Starfleet as evidenced by the three uniform colors: Command Red (Gold in TOS era): Command decides what to do Operations Gold (Red in TOS era): includes security, ...
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Has any Star Trek character appeared in all three division uniform colors?

Many characters have appeared in two colors. Examples: Red and Gold Worf -- entire seasons in each La Forge -- entire seasons in each Data -- red in several episodes, e.g. "Future Imperfect" ...
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Was there ever a time that the crew of the Enterprise-E would have worn TNG S1-7 / DS9 / Generations-style uniforms?

In 'First Contact', La Forge makes reference to the crew of the Enterprise-E having been in space for over a year by that point. Given that the revised ST:FC Starfleet uniforms (grey shoulders) were ...
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What are those boxes on the uniforms in TMP?

I was watching Star Trek: The Motion Picture yesterday and saw their uniforms (below): you will note there is a box of some description they wear around their waists. I was just wondering what is ...
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Replicated Uniforms

In the DS9 episode "Move Along Home", when Bashir realizes he doesn't have a dress uniform, why doesn't he just replicate one? The general situation of DS9 isn't like that of Voyager, and so surely ...
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Why is Worf permitted to wear his sash but Ro can't wear her earpiece?

In ST:TNG Season 5, episode 3 (Ensign Ro), the following scene occurs: [Transporter room] (a young woman in red uniform beams in, wearing a sullen expression and a fancy earring) RO: ...
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Meaning of uniform color in Star Trek Voyager

I was always wondering whether the color of the uniform has still a meaning in Star Trek Voyager. I used to believe this: Red: Commanders Yellow: Security and Engineers Teal: Medicine and Science ...
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How do people carry things in Star Trek TNG?

In cast interviews, I remember a montage of everyone saying "pockets". The uniforms don't have them. On away missions, I think Crusher put her tricorder "away" on occasion, and other than someone who ...
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Those white one-piece engineering suits in the original series films

In the first to sixth original series Star Trek films (inclusive), engineering crew on Starfleet ships wear a special suit while on duty. The suit is a white one-piece garment, with a black rubber ...
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Star Trek: The Motion Picture dress uniforms

Is there any additional information regarding formal dress uniforms for Starfleet personnel, from the first motion picture? Some could say the admiral's uniform seen in the first movie was a dress ...
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Why didn't Voyager update their uniforms after Pathfinder?

In Star Trek Voyager the episode Pathfinder ends with Starfleet reestablishing regular, semi-permanent communications with Voyager. After this point why didn't the crew of Voyager update their uniform ...
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Is there any significance of the colors of Starfleet Uniform?

Starfleet has the three uniforms - blue, gold and red in TNG onwards. I know that these each represent different areas, but is there a canon reason for why these colors were used for each area? e.g. ...
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What is the meaning of the way that Kirk's clothes are?

I just want to know more about Kirk's clothes. Does he wear them all the time? Does he ever wear colors other than yellow? Yellow looks good on him.
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Why didn't Star Trek: The Next Generation change their uniforms when ST:Deep Space 9 came out?

DS9 came out during the 6th season of TNG. From the onset of the show, DS9 used uniforms that looked like this: However, TNG continued the use of this uniform(taken from episode 10 of season 7): ...
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What is this man doing with a Starfleet mini-skirt?

In the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Encounter at Farpoint", we see Deanna Troi wearing some kind of mini-skirt uniform. I did not remember this before, as Troi wore more casual clothing ...
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Why is Counselor Troi in uniform in ST: TNG “Encounter at Farpoint”?

As you can see in the following image, everybody on the bridge wears a uniform, except Deanna Troi. But in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode Encounter at Farpoint, we see Deanna Troi ...
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When did the red shirt careers change to yellow shirts in Star Trek and why?

In the original Star Trek engineers and security officers wore red shirts but in ST:TNG engineers and security officers wore yellow shirts and command officers wore red shirts. Was it ever explained ...
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Why did Deanna Troi keep wearing a Starfleet uniform after Chain of Command?

For most of the series, she did not wear her uniform on duty like other members of the crew. However, after Captain Edward Jellico ordered her to wear her uniform in Chain of Command, Part I, she kept ...