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 Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat 
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Getting back on topic of uniform rank insignia. Starfleet's been very back and forth.

Ignoring STD for minute, actually I choose to ignore it completely but anyway...

I still like the Enterprise uniforms, they look like something the Navy or even NASA would use. Started it TNG-era rank pips on chest.

About a 100 years later Starfleet ditches pips for cuff stripes. Something the USN officer uniforms also currently use.

By the movie era went with a different style than pips on the shoulder. I realize that pips are extremely easy to read on TV that even a child can figure out whose in charge. But I liked the different styles of pins as it reminds me of how weird the military is...1 gold bar, 1 silver bar, 2 silvers but then switches to gold and silver oak leaves, a silver eagle, and finally stars.

Finally TNG, DS9, and VOY went with collar pips.

And now Starfleet's gone full circle with pips on the chest.

The one thing I can say about STD is I like how they use the Starfleet insignia to convey rank and department. Granted I think the dots on the badge are a bit small and harder to read at a distance. "Future Imperfect" also did that with their fake future combadges showing rank.

Even though name badges might seem silly on a Starfleet uniform pretty sure every military uniform has them.

I'm slightly annoyed at Hobbes' rather rude decision to be much more attractive than me though. That's just rude. - PsyLiam, Oct 27, 2005.

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