Jean Luc Picard in Green!
The Next Generation
It's no secret to long time readers of this blog that I love the color green.
And if you really watch Star Trek: The Next Generation for any length of time you might notice a distinct lack of that color in the show. The interior of the U.S.S. ENTERPRISE NCC-1701-D doesn't use very much of that color, and most of the crew wear Command Burgundy, or Operations Gold.
Oh, you see it now and then down in Sickbay, and there's a few Science department people flitting to and for as they attend to their duties around the ship. But, these folks are normally junior officers wearing the one piece jumpsuit variant of the uniform.
In the seven years of TNG, we only ever see two actual teal colored Senior Officer Tunics.
The first Science Tunic we see of course is on the imaginary Dr. Quaice in the fifth season episode, "Remember Me." Ironically, an episode I only remember because it has this rare uniform.
On the other hand, one of my absolute favorite episodes is "Tapestry," in which Q gives our Captain a look at a life lived less boldly. The result is a sad lower decks junior officer named Lieutenant Junior Grade Jean-Luc Picard. An assistant astrophysics officer assigned to menial tasks with no hope for promotion, and even less of a chance to be happy in that life.
It's a fun episode, but as a costumer (one particularly fascinated with both Starfleet Uniforms & all the various shades of green in the world) I really enjoy it. It's not only a chance to see (finally) a proper, men's Science Department Tunic. It's a chance to see my favorite character in a new uniform.
It's beyond cool.
Even if Jean-Luc himself isn't sure about his status, I dig his duds.
I look at this tunic as something special to add to my collection (and I intend to).
It was worn by my favorite TNG character in an important episode, and it just happens to be a distinctive shade of my favorite color.
A weird shade at that which seems to change its appearance with the lighting that surrounds it.
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It's a fun episode, but as a costumer (one particularly fascinated with both Starfleet Uniforms & all the various shades of green in the world) I really enjoy it.
It's not only a chance to see (finally) a proper, men's Science Department Tunic. It's a chance to see my favorite character in a new uniform.
John is a writer based in Las Vegas, and a product developer for ANOVOS. .