Star Trek is looking for interns and, uh, are we too old to join Starfleet?
Starfleet wants YOU!
Kids all over the world have dreamed of joining Starfleet for decades. Well, for a few lucky people, it's finally going to happen.
Technically, it isn't Starfleet itself -- it's the Television Academy Foundation Internships: 'Star Trek' Command Training Program. Two interns a semester will be working on a Star Trek program, getting experience with writing, wardrobe design, on-set production, animation, and postproduction.
CBS will also be coordinating mentorships and curriculum, and alumni will get lifetime professional support. It hasn't been said yet which Star Trek show the interns will be working on, considering there's several in development. There's the ongoing Star Trek: Discovery, the new Star Trek: Section 31, Star Trek: Starfleet Academy, and the much-buzzed-about Star Trek: Picard, as well as the animated Star Trek: Lower Decks. And that's not even considering the Star Trek: Short Treks web series or the as-yet-untitled Nickelodeon animated series.
That's a lot of Star Trek. Of course, they'll need some helpful Redshirts -- er, interns.
The application for the program can be found here, but one would expect that it's going to be very competitive.
After all, you're following in the footsteps of the likes of James T. Kirk, Jean-Luc Picard, and Kathryn Janeway. You've got to be the galaxy's best and brightest!
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In Star Trek: The Original Series, officers (and crewmen) wearing red were in the Engineering and Services (including Security) divisions. So Uhura being in the services (Communications) division would wear a red uniform.
Officers - and crewmen - wearing gold (or yellow if you please) were in the Command division (although Kirk was known to wear a lime green shirt from time to time).
Officers - and crewmen - wearing blue were in the Sciences and/or Medical divisions.
In Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager the colors of gold and red were reversed.
Officers - and crewmen - wearing red were in the Command division and those wearing gold (or yellow) were in the Engineering and/or Services divisions.
Officers - and crewmen - wearing blue were still in the Sciences and/or Medical divisions.
Of course, that was until they brought out NEW UNIFORMS for the 24th century Star Treks, but the same colors were used to indicate which division that person was in.
In Star Trek: The Original Series, rank was indicated by a series of stripes and/or "dashes" on the cuff of a person's uniform.
A solid stripe indicated a rank of Lieutenant (such as on Sulu's and Uhura's uniforms); A solid strip with a series of "dashes" indicated a rank of Lieutenant Commander (such as McCoy and Scotty); Two solid stripes indicated a rank of a full Commander (Spock); And two solid stripes with a series of "dashes" in-between indicated a rank of Captain (Kirk of course).
On the 24th century Star Trek series - The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine and Voyager - ranks were indicated by the number and color of "pips" on the person's collar.
One dark pip indicated a rank of Ensign (like Wesley Crusher on The Next Generation or Harry Kim on Voyager).
One dark plus one light colored pip indicated a rank of Lieutenant JG (like Geordie and Worf in the beginning of The Next Generation series).
Two light pips indicated a rank of full Lieutenant.
Two light pips plus one dark colored one indicated a rank of Lieutenant Commander (like Data on The Next Generation).
Three light colored pips indicated a rank of full Commander (like Riker on The Next Generation).
And four light colored pips indicated a rank of Captain (like Picard, Sisko and Janeway).
And on Star Trek: Enterprise, Archer had four pips on his uniform as well.
It's been said that GR consulted with gadget "visionaries" about what would eventually come to market. Meaning, not necessarily every concept was "invented" by ST alone. But certainly how they were visually presented and used on screen, was!!