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Star Trek: 8 Things The Kelvin Timeline Movies Got Right

8. The Costumes

Paramount Pictures

Bringing the classic yellow, red, and blue velour uniforms of the classic 1960s Star Trek into the 2000s couldn't have been easy, but somehow costume designer Michael Kaplan made them believable and faithful to the originals. Printing tiny Starfleet insignias on the tunics and pairing them with moto pants (before Justin Beiber started wearing them), Kaplan actually succeeded in making the Starfleet uniforms in Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness flattering and cool.

Picking up a few years into their voyage, Sanja Milkovic Hays redesigned the uniforms for 2016's Star Trek Beyond, making them more structured, more elegant, and more mature – a sign of the Enterprise crew's growth over the course of three movies.

Side note: Take a look at the formal gray dress uniforms in Star Trek (2009) and compare them to Michael Kaplan's First Order officers' uniforms in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Two universes, one tailor.

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I played Shipyard Bar Patron (Uncredited) in Star Trek (2009).