Star Trek’s Original Movie Uniforms Look Amazing On Lower Decks In Stunning Art

Star Trek: The Motion Picture’s monochrome-colored uniforms from the 1970s look great when worn by the Lower Deckers of the USS Cerritos.

Summary

  • The monochrome-colored Starfleet uniforms in Star Trek: The Motion Picture stand out as a unique signature of the first film.
  • Fan art by Neil Smith shows the Lower Deckers in the stunning uniforms celebrating “V’Ger Day” in Star Trek: Lower Decks.
  • The Director’s Edition of Star Trek: The Motion Picture enhances the film’s visual majesty, bringing the characters more into focus.



Star Trek: The Motion Picture‘s monochrome-colored Starfleet uniforms look amazing when worn by the cast of Star Trek: Lower Decks. Released in 1979, Star Trek: The Motion Picture‘s director, Robert Wise, did away with the bright, primary-colored uniforms of Star Trek: The Original Series in favor of muted whites, greys, and beiges. Star Trek‘s first movie costumes only lasted for that lone film; Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan‘s director, Nicholas Meyer, gave the crew of the USS Enterprise maroon uniforms that evoked Starfleet as the Navy in outer space and were worn for the next five Star Trek movies.


On Twitter/X, David C. Fein, the producer of Star Trek: The Motion Picture – The Director’s Edition, shared a post with gorgeous fan art by artist Neil Smith of the cast of Star Trek: Lower Decks wearing Star Trek: The Motion Picture‘s uniforms. The in-joke is that the USS Cerritos’ Lower Deckers are cosplaying to celebrate “V’Ger Day,” which is, apparently, a Starfleet holiday celebrating the invasion of the former Voyager 6 probe that was stopped by Admiral James T. Kirk (William Shatner) and the Starship Enterprise. Check out the post and photo below:

Star Trek Lower Decks in The Motion Picture uniforms fan art


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Star Trek: The Motion Picture Is A Crucial Star Trek Movie

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Thanks in part to the 2022 release of Star Trek: The Motion Picture – The Director’s Edition in theaters and on 4K Blu-ray, the original Star Trek movie has gained a new appreciation.Star Trek: The Motion Picture brought the Star Trek franchise back from cancelation after 10 years in syndication, and its box office success made Star Trek a viable movie franchise. Yet, for many years, Star Trek: The Motion Picture was regarded as a plodding Star Trek entry where special effects overwhelmed the beloved characters of the Starship Enterprise.


While the monochrome-colored Starfleet uniforms are very much a product of the 1970s, they are a distinctive signature of the first Star Trek movie.

Star Trek: The Motion Picture – The Director’s Edition restores and enhances the visual majesty of the film, and added scenes bring the characters more into focus. While the monochrome-colored Starfleet uniforms are very much a product of the 1970s, they are a distinctive signature of the first Star Trek movie. And it’s obvious from Neil Smith’s art that Star Trek: The Motion Picture‘s uniforms look fantastic on the USS Cerritos’ junior officers. Perhaps the Lower Deckers will don the 1970s Starfleet uniforms in a future episode of Star Trek: Lower Decks.

Source: Twitter/X


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Cast
Tawny Newsome , Jack Quaid , dawnn lewis , Noel Wells , Eugene Cordero , Gabrielle Ruiz , Fred Tatasciore , Jerry O’Connell

Showrunner
Mike McMahan

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Director
Robert Wise

Writers
Gene Roddenberry , Harold Livingston

Runtime
2 hours, 16 minutes

Where to watch
Max