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Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by Stuart Sweet, Dec 3, 2007.

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  1. Dec 3, 2007 #1 of 167
    Stuart Sweet

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    It seems like the Star Trek general discussion deserves its own thread. I sincerely hope Capmeister and ggergm will frequent it and take the discussion "where no man has gone before."
     
  2. Dec 5, 2007 #2 of 167
    Stuart Sweet

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    I have nothing like the Star Trek pedigree that Capmeister does but I did see some of the remains of the sets at the Air and Space Museum when they were there in '92. Whether balsa or plywood, it was absolutely impressive how cheesy they looked. The "computer tapes"? Wood. Astrogator? Wood and some sort of metallic painted thing.

    I also sat in one of the Picard command chairs in a museum in Hollywood about 3 years ago. A lot nicer close up but the hand-rubbed letters on everything sure looked bad.
     
  3. Dec 5, 2007 #3 of 167
    Capmeister

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    The New Voyages set was rebuilt from the original blue prints, and if memory serves, the Exec. Producer told me Matt Jefferies was asked for (and provided) his input so that everything was accurate. The command chair, for instance, is actually made from the same type of executive chair from the 60s that the original was made from.

    Being on the set was... awesome--in the true sense of the word. I was in awe. It is at both cheesy and amazing at the same time. You're right... the data cards are wood, and it's all painted plywood and such. You can see behind me in that pic how the communication station isn't on and the screens aren't flush yet (they just replaced the panels with new LCD screens that won't reflect as much and have a better viewing angle). The doors, of course, open when someone pulls a level or rope (and someone else yells calls "DOORS!"). Spock's blue scanner light? Just a blue light, of course. And I'm pretty sure the main view screen isn't quite as big as my HDTV. Might be the same size though. The sets are small (exact dimensions of the original show) but when I was moved into where the camera often is--it fell into place exactly how it SHOULD look. Interestingly, what you see as red on TV is orange in person. It films red (the original set was the same). What's funny is that I hesitated a moment before sitting in the command chair--as if I shouldn't sit in that seat.
     
  4. Dec 5, 2007 #4 of 167
    Stuart Sweet

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    Were these the blueprints that were commercially available in the late 70s or real Desilu construction diagrams?
     
  5. Dec 5, 2007 #5 of 167
    Carl Spock

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    I hope they weren't Franz Joseph's.

    His work was groundbreaking at the time but he sure did make a lot of things up.

    Here are some excellent blueprints of the original bridge.
     
  6. Dec 5, 2007 #6 of 167
    Capmeister

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    The real Desilu construction ones. New Voyages works for authenticity, so that when costumes or sets or props are recreated, the same materials are used, the same designs, etc. New Voyages even helped Star Trek Enterprise recreate the Defiant set for their TOS era ship in their 4th season.
     
  7. Dec 5, 2007 #7 of 167
    Carl Spock

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    IIRC, this monitor on the helm, among other things, came from New Voyages.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Dec 6, 2007 #8 of 167
    Capmeister

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    This is off topic, and really too geeky for words... but I recently got a new phone--an LG Voyager from Verizon, and with some help of a friend (and one of the New Voyages CGI guys) I got this external wallpaper for the phone. The moire disk really moves.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Dec 6, 2007 #9 of 167
    Stuart Sweet

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    Yes but if it's a "Voyager" then doesn't it risk getting lost for 70 years?

    I have a Cingular 3125 with an original series insignia for a screen background. The development name of the phone was the HTC StrTrk.
     
  10. Dec 6, 2007 #10 of 167
    Snoofie

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    I think we are going to need a Star Trek only section to hold all of these discussions! I should have known there were lots of Star Trek fans on this board and I have really enjoyed reading these posts. Some of you make me jealous with the toys you have, but they are still cool.
     
  11. Dec 6, 2007 #11 of 167
    Carl Spock

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    Capmeister, your phone trumps my LCARS remote.

    You might find this site interesting. It is dedicated to the on screen communicators from Star Trek. I'm sure your friends at New Voyages know all about it.
     
  12. Dec 6, 2007 #12 of 167
    MichaelP

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    LOL! That is so awesome!

    There is no such thing as too much geek.

    Regards,
    Michael
     
  13. Dec 6, 2007 #13 of 167
    Carl Spock

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    Agreed.

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  14. Dec 6, 2007 #14 of 167
    Capmeister

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    Cool site! (And cool remote!)
     
  15. Dec 6, 2007 #15 of 167
    Capmeister

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    By the way...for those who want it on their phones, if it will handle it... here's the animated gif.
     

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    Stuart Sweet

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    ...split out to its own thread...
     
  17. Dec 6, 2007 #17 of 167
    TNGTony

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    Did anyone notice a Star Trek-ism on Boston Legal this week?

    William Shatner (Denny Crane) is in trouble and he gets his cell phone out to call for help. When he opens it, it makes the "TOS Communicator Chirps" and he starts talking into it and trying to manipulate it like a Communicator in TOS! It was hilarious! :D

    See ya
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  18. Dec 6, 2007 #18 of 167
    Stuart Sweet

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    Can't wait to see it! It's not the first time they've done something like that. In one episode, Shatner says, "I've piloted a starship" or something like that.
     
  19. Dec 6, 2007 #19 of 167
    Carl Spock

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    I'm sorry I find the rest of Boston Legal so unwatchable. I would have loved that. It would have been like when when Henry Winkler hopped over the shark on Arrested Developement. I'll have to look for the inevitable YouTube clip instead.

    Star Trek: The Tour was announced today. Stuart, it starts in Long Beach on board the Queen Mary. I'll have to catch the Minneapolis stop.

    Star Trek: The Tour website
     
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    tomcrown1

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    For Crying Out Loud the site does not give any dates just show cities the tour will go to BEAM ME UP SCOTTY!!!
     
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