Zoe Saldana is taking a break from the set of Guardians of the Galaxy II to reshoot some scenes for Star Trek Beyond this week. Today, the actress shared a shot of herself in uniform on her instagram page.
The new uniform for Beyond looks generally similar to those from the past two JJ Abrams films, with a couple of important changes. First, the fabric appears to be made from a solid red color rather than the delta-patterned fabric from the first two ‘reboot’ films.
Fabric used for Starfleet uniforms in the first two JJ films
Second, the collar and sleeves are distinctly different. In the previous two films, the female dress-style uniforms were short sleeved and lacked rank insignia. They were also made to resemble two piece uniforms, with a black dicky or undershirt beneath a red, blue, or yellow dress. The new uniforms have a sleek, built-in black collar and, as was gleaned from photos leaked during principal photography, have full-length sleeves that include rank braids. That last bit will be a boon for feminist Trekkies who were outspoken at the lack of displayed rank on females in JJ’s first two Trek films.
Nyota Uhura as portrayed by Zoe Saldana in the first two JJ films