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Star Trek: Lower Decks

Started by Malcy, July 12, 2020, 07:07:21 PM

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MojoJojo

Quote from: mothman on October 17, 2021, 07:54:56 PM
Nobody really knows. It seems to be something about differing missions or possibly reflects internal subdivisions within Starfleet.

I sort of took it from "Kayshon, His Eyes Open" (the one where Boimler returns to the Cerritos) that they've brought the film and tv universes together, so we have the action packed all shooty action packed "film" part of starfleet, which the Titan is part of, then the more weird stuff "no one has gone before" "tv series" part of starfleet which the Cerritos is part of. With Boimler getting cloned and one of him going the film route and the other TV series (and such cloning accidents apparently being somewhat common place) it's even suggesting how we have the same apparent characters in both film and TV series.

I've not paid enough attention to see if the uniforms clearly delineate between Star Fleet (film) an Star Fleet (TV). I hope I'm right though, I think that would be quite tidy.

(This probably works best for TNG era trek, where the feel of the films and the series were very different (e.g. action hero Picard - I can't remember TOS well enough to think whether it applies there as well).

mothman

LDS is the clearest indication yet that there is a differing mission for different parts of Starfleet. The California-class ships are meant to represent this second-tier part of the organisation that does all the scutwork, and their uniform reflects that, being a sort of enhanced TNG design when the main parts of the Fleet have upgraded to the black and grey.

Given the black and grey appears to have been superseded by the early/flashback PIC uniform - https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Starfleet_uniform_(mid_2380s) - by 2385, it'll be interesting to see if that appears on LDS as well.