One of the things I noticed when I watched last summers blockbuster, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, was that the workers in the undersea MARS facility, seemed to be wearing Deep Space Nine era Starfleet uniforms. I couldn’t prove it, of course – I didn’t have screen shots from the movie.
…now that the movie is out on DVD, though…
Actually, getting a decent screen shot proved difficult. Still, I managed.
So – first off, let’s take a look at the DS9 uniform:
That’s courtesy of some costume shop. Here it is actually on the crew:
Essentially, what the costumers did was take the color’s of the Starfleet uniform that we all knew and loved (red, blue, gold) and made them like an under shirt with a black and gray coat over them. Pips go on the collar, communicator on the chest.
I liked these a lot better than the all in one jumpsuits from the 1st season and even better than the 1-piece uniforms of subsequent TNG seasons. Very sleek.
Now, let’s take a look at the uniforms worn by the MARS employees in G.I. Joe: the Rise of Cobra:
That really was the absolute best shot I could’ve gotten. When these guys go by on screen, it’s so fast, you only catch flashes of the outfit (but it was enough to make me go, hmmm). In this one, we can see that it’s -very- similar. Burgundy under shirt with a gray and black overcoat. Stripes on the shoulders and (vertical) cuffs are different (on DS9, they ring around the cuff), as are the pockets and the zipper.
Another shot shows a slightly different angle and (apparently) different coat:
No pockets on this one that I can see, which leads me to believe there’s a couple versions of the coat.
Did Paramount decide to save a little cash by using the old DS9 uniforms? Just changing them up a little? I don’t know, maybe.
What do you think?