Thursday, February 7, 2013

Pretty In Pink

I always think of Star Trek as a series that deals mainly in primary colors. Red. Yellow. Blue. It looks good. Occasionally Kirk wears around his sweet, green V-neck but, otherwise, they stick to the basics. That's why it seemed so strange when, all of the sudden, splashes of bright pink started showing up all over Star Trek: The Animated series.

Tribbles Of Usual Size

Tribbles of Unusual Size
Kzinti Uniforms

Kzinti Ships

Even Klingon Uniforms
At a certain point, I just had to ask, "What's the deal with all the pink?" I asked Memory Alpha because they have the hook up. Apparently, the answer is both simple and 100% awesome. Hal Sutherland, the director of The Animated Series, was straight-up color blind. This meant that he was seeing pink for light gray. Because of this little mutation in Sutherland's retinal cones, we're left with some very pretty additions to the show and, I don't know about you, but I like the Klingons' uniforms. 


  1. I believe the relevant modern-day response would be: Those are some very metrosexual Klingons! :)

  2. I had no clue that Hal Sutherland was the director of TAS. Hal Sutherland was also the director (I think), for He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, the early 80s version - which also featured massive amounts of pink as well as lots of furry panties.


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