Talk:Defenders of the Earth

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Quite interesting. It's nice to get non-western TV shows in the mix. BoArthur 16:54, 25 November 2008 (UTC)

proposed uniform/insignia for Defenders of the Earth
Something to take a gander at maybe? Zahir 20:07, 27 November 2008 (UTC)
The uniform looks okay but it doesn't scream "future SNOR" at me. Maybe we could keep the russian shoulder boards (maybe just with a different pip) and have more black on the uniform with the distinctive colour only around the edges.--Marc Pasquin 14:05, 28 November 2008 (UTC)
Good point. I did a redesign, based on the premise that the show had a less-than-spectacular budget. That way, I figure they'd go for a very simple uniform which could be altered easily to convey rank, specialty, etc. High collar with the imperium logo. Different types and numbers of buttons on the tunic to help convey rank at a glance, even for civilians (i.e. the audience). For senior officers, a noticeably more gaudy look, but not getting too flashy with any rank liable to be a regular character. At the same time, keeping the more overtly imperial look of black uniforms. Any comments? Zahir 18:43, 28 November 2008 (UTC)
I think this is better than the original version. A comment, however: I went with Russian Army type ranking for the main characters, based on the fact that *here (and *there?) Army, Air Force and Air Defence Regiments share the same ranks. I'm happy to have this change if a majority feel it should reflect a more naval tradition, but at the moment, the base commander is a Polkovnik (=Colonel). Geoff 22:24, 28 Nov 08 (USCT)
No problem. Just misread something in the description, and simply didn't recognize what "Polkovnik" meant. <g> Keep in mind the above is not meant as something exhaustive, but a representation of what kinds of uniforms were generally seen in the series. Zahir 06:30, 29 November 2008 (UTC)
Works for me, Zahir! Nice job, as always. Geoff 07:37, 29 Nov 08 (USCT)

Veneran uniforms

The new uniforms looks good. regarding the venusian uniforms however, I would imagine that they be in fact quite indidualised going with the pejorative "individualist" connotation of democracy.--Marc Pasquin 16:55, 29 November 2008 (UTC)

Perhaps the Venerans don't have uniforms. Some kind of unifying badge or symbol over a totally individual costume,with rank pins. Geoff 21:00, 29 Nov 08 (USCT)
Sounds fun, but might be more expensive. Zahir 15:46, 1 December 2008 (UTC)
The cheap way to do what I suggested is to have about 8 different coloured sets of shirts, trousers, belts and sashes, and mix'n'match. You might also have cheap fake jewellery denoting rank- the more you have, the higher your rank & status. Geoff 16:28, 01 Dec 08 (USCT)
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