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Starfleet uniforms in 2371

Starfleet uniforms in 2371

For the mirror universe counterpart, please see Starfleet uniform (mirror).

Starfleet uniforms were uniforms worn by individuals serving in the Federation Starfleet, originally a United Earth outfit. These uniforms facilitated the wearers' needs as both scientists and researchers, and well as Starfleet's military role. Wearers are expected to abide by Starfleet dress code though special exceptions are sometimes made, such as Worf's Klingon baldric and Nog's Ferengi headdress as well as Ro Laren's earring.

Divisions

Starfleet uniforms were generally broken down by color amongst the three divisions, and occasionally by department, while displaying rank insignia conspicuously. While the colors varied over time, uniforms were designed for comfort even in the most extreme environments. (DS9: "Trials and Tribble-ations", "Let He Who Is Without Sin...")

Command

The command division was the head of Starfleet with most of the ranking officers in Starfleet Command wearing these colors. The command division, generally, was responsible for the administration of starships, starbases and space stations.

Starfleet uniform command division colors:
22nd century 2230s 2250s-2260s AR 2250s Mid 2260s-
Early 2270s
Command Command Command Command Command
Command dress
Mid 2270s Late 2270s-2350s 2350s-2370s Late 2360s-
Early 2370s
2370s-
Command Command Command Command Command
Helm and Navigation Helm
Navigation

Operations

The operations division was the backbone of Starfleet, being comprised of the engineering, security, and support services. This division was responsible for technological innovation and for maintaining and defending the Federation.

Starfleet uniform operations division colors:
22nd century 2230s 2250s-2260s AR 2250s Mid 2260s-
Early 2270s
Operations Operations Operations Operations Operations
Security
Mid 2270s Late 2270s-2350s 2350s-2370s Late 2360s-
early 2370s
2370s-
Engineering and Maintenance Engineering Operations Operations Operations
Comms Comms
Security and
Services
Security
Services
Federation forces

Sciences

The sciences division was the heart of Starfleet, comprised of the exploratory, medical, and mental health departments.

Starfleet uniform sciences division colors:
22nd century 2230s 2250s-2260s AR 2250s Mid 2260s-
Early 2270s
Sciences Sciences Sciences Sciences Sciences
Medical
Mid 2270s Late 2270s-2350s 2350s-2370s Late 2360s-
early 2370s
2370s-
Sciences
R&D and Technical
Sciences
R&D and Technical
Sciences Sciences Sciences
Medical Medical

Uniform styles

Uniform variations

Deanna Troi, casual attire

Troi in her casual attire

Some officers wore alternate uniforms. Deanna Troi often wore casual clothing while on duty, and T'Pol retained her original Vulcan clothing, with a few concessions to her Starfleet rank and ship assignment. Other officers, such as Worf, Montgomery Scott and Ro Laren, were allowed to wear accessories relating to their culture with their uniforms, but this was at the discretion of the captain. Uniforms were also altered to accommodate non-humanoid officers, such as the three-armed, three-legged uniform of the Edosian Arex. (ENT: "Borderland"; TAS: "Mudd's Passion"; Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan; TNG: "Ensign Ro")

Uniforms were also adapted to environmental or atmospheric conditions. When exploring the planet Tyree, Benjamin Sisko and colleagues wore long flowing gown uniforms to deal with the sand. They featured a colored stripe to represent department. (DS9: "Shadows and Symbols")

Dress uniforms

Worf dress sash

Worf wearing his dress uniform with a Klingon ceremonial sash

Dress uniforms were a variant of the standard Starfleet uniforms worn for special occasions, such as weddings, courts martial, funerals, and the greeting of ambassadorial delegations and heads of state.

A pair of dress uniform boots was sold off on the It's A Wrap! sale and auction on eBay and was worn by Patrick Stewart. The pair shows that the legs are completely covered and the boots are kept on by a harness. [1]

Appendices

References

Dress uniform references:

Background information

Design

The Starfleet uniforms worn during Star Trek: The Original Series were designed by William Ware Theiss, who returned to design the Star Trek: The Next Generation uniforms (which were further adapted into future versions on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager and the TNG-era films by Robert Blackman). Robert Fletcher designed the uniforms seen throughout the movies, with later new designs provided by Nilo Rodis.

Robert Blackman also designed uniforms worn on Star Trek: Enterprise, a design representing a precursor to those seen in TOS.

As shown in the It's A Wrap! sale and auction, a number of Starfleet uniforms have had muscular padding to increase muscular appearance. Such cases include two costumes for Tom Paris, one racquetball costume for Julian Bashir and a Star Trek: Deep Space Nine costume for Worf (to create a more Klingon appearance). According to Wil Wheaton, all the main cast members wore muscle padding during the first two seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation, mainly because of the tight-fitting nature of the spandex uniforms used in these two seasons.[2]

Several prototype uniform undershirts to those seen from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan on were sold off on the It's A Wrap! sale and auction on eBay. [3]

Ambiguous uniform

Human Elysian Councilor

Female on the Elysian Council

A Human female seen as a member of the Elysian Council in "The Time Trap" wore a uniform of ambiguous origin. It was described in the Star Trek Concordance as "a white suit with blue collar and an insignia on the left breast," and was suggested to "possibly an early Star Fleet [sic] uniform". While it is known that the Bonaventure, and possibly other Earth/Federation ships, were lost in the years prior to 2269, it is unclear if this is indeed a Starfleet uniform, and if so, which era it may have originated from.

External links

  • Starfleet uniform at Memory Beta, the wiki for licensed Star Trek works
  • Template:Exastris - detailed images and descriptions of Starfleet uniforms of various eras, mostly taken from the pages of Star Trek: The Magazine
  • Template:Exastris - detailed images and descriptions of Starfleet uniforms of various eras, mostly taken from the pages of Star Trek: The Magazine
  • Starfleet Uniforms at Spike's Star Trek Site - extensive images and descriptions of Starfleet uniforms
  • Interview with William Ware Theiss at Phaser Resourcewbm

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