We all know that when Star Trek originally made its debut, the uniform colors were a bit different than what we saw as the franchise developed. Like any good military, evolution came with time, and that included both the uniform style and the colors that were used for the different departments. Modern military uniforms have gone through their own evolution as well, though we see less in the inclusion of colors and more in the style. For Trek, though, colors have a very important significance – they tell us a person’s job.
Between The Original Series and The Next Generation, command duty stations turned from gold to red, while engineering and security went from red to gold. Science and medical remained blue, but only for the time we know of. And that is what leads us into this week’s poll of the week!
If you could recast the color of command again, what color would it be? Would you stick with the dark red that seems to command respect, or would you opt for something entirely different?
Let us know what you’d choose, and comment on why below the poll!