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Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 10,997
# 11
03-08-2013, 08:38 PM
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Originally Posted by sumghai View Post
The one way this could work is if CBS acquires the rights to the uniform design from IDW and then passes them on to Cryptic, possibly showcasing them as part of a one-off mission featuring the now-retired Captain Data. This, however, is highly unlikely given that Paramount now owns the rights to the TNG movies with the Ent-E, and the studios have deliberately held off any depiction of the ultimate fate of the Ent-E in case they wanted to do another Prime Trek series/film.
Like Paramount is going to do that.
http://i1151.photobucket.com/albums/o633/centersolace/189cux9khvl6ojpg_zpsca7ccff0.jpg

So inhumane superweapons, mass murder, and canon nonsense is okay, but speedos are too much for some people.
Ensign
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 6
# 12
03-10-2013, 01:02 PM
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Originally Posted by sumghai View Post
Thanks for the replies, everyone.

So if I understand correctly:
- CBS laid out the common backstory of Data becoming Captain of the Ent-E, the Hobus supernova et al.
- IDW's prequel tie-in to nuTrek was one interpretation
- STO is another, independent interpretation

A bit of a shame, really. Guess I'll just have to stick with my Sierra Ones for now.
It does seem like we may be in a "Tom Paris" vs "Nicholas Locarno" situation.
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 5,425
# 13
03-11-2013, 01:53 AM
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Originally Posted by sumghai View Post
However, the specifics such as uniform design did not belong to CBS - Cryptic and IDW did their own artwork independently and separately, so that's where the licensing issues comes in.
IDW's design was based on artwork Cryptic supplied them. At least one dev (Gozer) wore a custom jacket based on the design. It was used in early STO pre-Alpha and frequently in STO promotional artwork.

Cryptic's artist later decided he didn't like that design and altered it to create the Sierra 01 design.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 14
03-13-2013, 07:38 PM
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Originally Posted by stoleviathan99 View Post
IDW's design was based on artwork Cryptic supplied them. At least one dev (Gozer) wore a custom jacket based on the design. It was used in early STO pre-Alpha and frequently in STO promotional artwork.

Cryptic's artist later decided he didn't like that design and altered it to create the Sierra 01 design.
I don't like either one.....
http://i1151.photobucket.com/albums/o633/centersolace/189cux9khvl6ojpg_zpsca7ccff0.jpg

So inhumane superweapons, mass murder, and canon nonsense is okay, but speedos are too much for some people.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 870
# 15
03-20-2013, 07:57 PM
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Originally Posted by sumghai View Post
The one way this could work is if CBS acquires the rights to the uniform design from IDW and then passes them on to Cryptic, possibly showcasing them as part of a one-off mission featuring the now-retired Captain Data. This, however, is highly unlikely given that Paramount now owns the rights to the TNG movies with the Ent-E, and the studios have deliberately held off any depiction of the ultimate fate of the Ent-E in case they wanted to do another Prime Trek series/film.
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Like Paramount is going to do that.
Exactly, given that they had since then already moved on to JJ Trek.

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Originally Posted by aayorkrite View Post
It does seem like we may be in a "Tom Paris" vs "Nicholas Locarno" situation.
It does feel like that, doesn't it?

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Originally Posted by stoleviathan99 View Post
IDW's design was based on artwork Cryptic supplied them. At least one dev (Gozer) wore a custom jacket based on the design. It was used in early STO pre-Alpha and frequently in STO promotional artwork.

Cryptic's artist later decided he didn't like that design and altered it to create the Sierra 01 design.
As in these, by Shadow Dale Creations?

http://www.shadowdalecreations.com/s...ket_design.jpg

http://www.shadowdalecreations.com/s...r_jacket_3.jpg

http://www.shadowdalecreations.com/s...r_jacket_4.jpg

http://www.shadowdalecreations.com/s...e_uniforms.htm

Eew! Not only are the cuts amateurish, but look at the horrid plasticky leathery yuckiness! It'd had been better if it was a tighter fit using the same fabric as their TNG Movie costumes.

Game features I'd like to see improved / expanded: Better Ship Interiors // BOff Costume Slots
Commander
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 302
# 16
05-01-2013, 07:55 AM
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Originally Posted by centersolace View Post
I'd have a gander that bberge is right. After all, the 2009 uniforms are in the code, but not in the actual game.

I have to partially agree with you on that. It IS possible that Cryptic had to "re-invent" the uniform in question into the Sierra 1 uniform (which, btw, I really don't mind how it looks atm). However, I think they wanted to give us enough unliscenced uniforms that new players, who have no access to a credit card (and thereby can't get zen very easily), to create a character who has SOME resemblance of being a Starfleet, Klingon, or, as of May 21st, Romulan officer WITHOUT having to pay money for them. However, they ALSO have a nice selection of Canon uniforms from the different series and films, that have been made over the years (such as the TOS uniforms, Wrath of Khan and Subsequent Search for Spock uniform, TNG season 1, TNG Series, TNG Admiral, and DS9 uniform), available to purchase in the C-Store! It is very much possible that STO writers do NOT want to make the uniform in question available to us simply because another uniform (Sierra 1) already looks close enough to the one in question. Also, keep in mind that a comic rendition of a uniform WILL look radically different when produced in a game or film! It is unavoidable!
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 4,093
# 17
05-01-2013, 08:26 AM
Indifferent about the Countdown uniform.

I mostly tend to alternate between the Odyssey uniform, the 29th Century Uniform and the DS9 Admiral uniform.

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Captain
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 758
# 18
05-01-2013, 10:42 AM
Don't like them much, I usually run around in my mirror Enterprise uniform and my terranised TWOK uniform.


Mirror NX, you know you want it
Ensign
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 4
# 19
05-28-2013, 04:39 PM
i've always kinda wondered why they removed the original countdown uniform, since it had already featured so prominantly and we'd come overall to consider it the next trek uniform.

I much prefer the collar on it to the Sierra. Would be quite happy to throw a few zen in to pick it up, hopefully with an open jacket variant too~
Captain
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 1,014
# 20
05-28-2013, 06:40 PM
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Originally Posted by alchemistid View Post
various references to the Pocket Books continuities, such as Akaar and the Luna Class or the numerous references to Rihannsu and stuff from the Deep Space Nine books.
Actually, the term "Rihannsu", is NOT from the DS9 area, but a much earlier book (Can't remember the title of it, last time I read it was back around '90 or so), but the book termed the Romulans "Rihannsu", and the Klingons, "Klin". It was about the kidnapping of a Vulcan and a Human girl, by the Klin & Rihannsu, to get their hands on Spock. Even though I can't remember which one it was, I do remember it was a hell of a good book.

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