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One of Three.
Following up on the last Trek General Thread >>2209490.

This thread is dedicated to the entirety of pre-TNG Star Trek (including the TOS-movies that were released when TNG was already on the air).
Don't shit up the thread with GIFs.
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There already was a time when Trek didn't quite feel like Trek...
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>>2269508
except somehow it did...
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>>2269505
Note: What you see in that WEBM is some of the original model footage shot for TOS, but newly composited onto a simple background. While the compositing itself is rough, what's interesting is the high quality of the model footage. Obviously shot on 35mm film, those were some of the few remaining original shots of these models. Thanks to modern compositing techniques and readily available HD video, the amount of visible detail is far greater than would ever have been possible in the 60s.

Here's the video in HD resolution:
https://vimeo.com/261042063
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>>2269505

LINKS TO THREADS #2 and #3:
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you fags don't need three threads, goddamn
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>>2269847
Oh, you don't know the half of it...
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A WEBM I made during a discussion about the uselessness of shields in Trek movies.
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>>2270558
or rather in that specific movie, which stands in stark contrast to the much later Nemesis, where they finally DO serve a purpose:
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>>2270561
Bullshit. Should've been:
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>>2269847
t. angry TOS lover
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>>2270634
I would guess that angry TOS lovers would be glad about a thread unburdened by that "modern crap".
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>>2269901
Actress was a hot one. I remember she didn't age too well
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>>2272565
I don't know how badly she aged. Can't remember seeing her in anything besides that episode. I liked the character she played, since it was more akin to Kirk's "Bond girl" so to speak, i.e. a proper sidekick, than just a "Babe of the Week".
But then again, S1 didn't have a lot of "Babe of the Week" episodes. That really only became a thing in S3.
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>>2274041
I think she does Comicon now. Saw her once a long time ago.
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>>2274458
Only found a 2012 pic of her and she looked... reasonably okay for a woman in her sixties.

Now Sherry Jackson here >>2270862 – she was a real stunner until well into her fifties. And that is to say she had quite the "run", starting as a cute kid and a hot teenager on Make Room for Daddy/The Danny Thomas show all the way back in the early fifties (WEBM related) and keeping it up throughout the sixties and seventies.
Well, nowadays she's still as handsome as one could hope for a 76-year-old, I'd say.
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>>2274480
>Daddy, you can go ahead and punish me!
Holy mackerel! With pleasure!
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>>2273322
It's like DeForest Kelley looked at the script for that episode, read his lines and saw only to options: "Should I phone it in or ham it up?"
He seems to have decided in favor of the latter... but begrudgingly.
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>>2274480
My my, that's some GOAT tier 1950s teenybopper hotness! The kind you wanna fondle in the backseat of a car at a drive-in theater.
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>>2275397
>>2274484
>>2274480
She couldn't have been older than 14 there. Period-appropriate Lolita vibes right there!
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RIP Harlan Ellison
Probably the last of his kind...
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>>2278244
Now he's going to argue with god, I tell ya...
"What? Dead at 84? ME?! Are you out of your fucking mind? Hand me the phone, I'm gonna talk to my lawyer!"
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As posted in the previous thread: Some of the few surviving bits of test footage from the sets of Star Trek Phase II, including a screen test of David Gautreaux as the scrapped character Xon and Persis Khambatta as Ilia
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>>2272565
god, women in the 1960s were just the hottest, period
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Can't adjust the audio with the new fucking webm layout someone help.
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>>2282977
Get a proper browser. Problem solved.
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>>2285127
Always nice to have a good look at the amazing paint job they did on that model. To think that it's actually already a "reduced" version with fewer pearlescent colours and a couple of coats of matte varnish... The original paintjob was apparently almost impossible to film due to specular highlights and the risk of bluespill – the scourge of model effect photography.
Sadly, by the time they made TWOK, the original paint scheme was all but gone – except in TWOK they still shot and lit the model in a way that it wasn't too apparent (also due to continuity issues, since some ship exteriors wer re-used from TMP).
What's the real pity though: By the time, say, TUC was made, effects techniques would probably have been advanced enough to restore the paintjob (at least partially). Just saying that because some shots of the 1701-A in that movie struck me as rather overlit (for example one shot during the final battle, when the Enterprise is seen on Chang's viewscreen and it's so brightly lit that it looks just dull, almost like a tiny christmas ornament or something of the like)
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Got a little something right here. These are a couple of scenes from Star Trek's second pilot episode "Where No Man Has Gone Before", but reconstructed (from various sources) the way it was first shown to NBC execs.
That means different opening credits, a couple of additional shots and intertitles denoting the show's five-act-structure.

Chopped it up into small segments, since the picture quality is pretty terrible as it is and compression artifacts surely would render it almost unwatchable.
(1/5)
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>>2287281
(2/5)
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(4/5)
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>>2287281
(5/5)
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>>2269505
>>2269513
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>>2287281
That's some cool shit! Thanks!
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bump
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>>2281311
Interesting how much the style changed when things got switched around and this turned into TMP. Cause the footage there still looks a whole lot like TOS, just more "seventies". Like TOS with a dash of "Logan's Run", I'd say.
So say what you will about how 70s TMP looked, but it sure looked a whole lot more modern than this. Okay, some of the costumes still were pretty friggin horrible...
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>>2292613
Looks like one rewrite of her script that D.C. Fontana probably wasn't too happy about.
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>>2269508
The sound that would become the transporter sound in the regular series was also already heard in the pilot, namely as background noise on Talos. The "percussive" effects heard when the transporter operators are pushing buttons here would later find their way to the bridge as the "on-board" sound cue whenever phasers or photon torpedoes were fired (in some instances it was also heard in the exterior shots).
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I know, I know, I'm ten days late. Sorry bout that.
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>>2300032
Kirk Hates Happiness: The Episode
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>>2303809
In hindsight it's really amusing how much tech-skepticism was actually woven into TOS. But still, credit where credit's due: "The Ultimate Computer" was really one of the first "Dangers of AI"-stories that managed to appeal to a somewhat wider audience (alongside one or two "Twilight Zone" episodes) and that's quite a feat!
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Spock feels like a fool
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I sure am glad this thread is no longer on a drip feed! Considering all the hate that "nuTrek" gets, there has been surprisingly little love for TOS on this board.
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>>2307071
>drip feed!
what is a drip feed
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>>2307112
a drip that feeds
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>>2307112
Parenteral nutrition. Drip feed might be a regionalism – I don't know.
What I meant was that I had to bump this thread up every now and then.
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>>2307136
You are trying to be Spock-like in your language..instead of saying the thread was slow
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>>2307145
There's nothing Spock-like about the word "drip feed" and "being on a drip feed" isn't really an unusual expression.
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>>2307324
Spock the player
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>>2307711
Technically, "The Cage" would be Episode 0, since episodes are usually counted in broadcasting order and the pilot wasn't originally broadcast.
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Did you just try to sex on James Tiberius "I have sex with alien chicks all the time" Kirk?
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How to treat a woman...before the me-too movement
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>>2308878
when the ol moral compass is about to be thrown out the window for free alien puss
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>>2313103
No, anon. The moral of the story was: Don't be like evil Kirk (and show some compassion for little horned dog things).
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Women are a Mass of Conflicting Impulses

This so wrong
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Are those guys identical twins?
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>>2315944
No, the grey one is a prop.
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Two dummies, why fire?
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>>2319683
funny how in both instances the special effects people used a door frame as a reference point for Nomad's force field/shield. If I remember correctly, they re-worked those shots for TOS-R.
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>>2319716
they didn't actually change anything there.
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>>2322863
Such an awesome score. Beautiful and menacing. I also really loved the sound design in that film: The subdued TOS sounds on the bridge, the ship's bell in some scenes. In contrast, stuff like the door sounds and the "channel opening" sound are almost like "jumpscare" highlights. TUC was just a very very well-crafted film in many regards. Too bad they never repainted the Enterprise, as pointed out in >>2287244 – but the film was shot on a rather tight budget.
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>>2323076
Yeah, I'd usually rank it my second- or third-favourite star trek film depending on context. The context being that my favourite one is actually TMP, but I somehow wouldn't really pit it against the other films, because it's so different. TMP is largely concept-driven, it's a fine science fiction film with Star Trek written all over it. But Star Trek obviously isn't "pure sci-fi" and among the character-driven films, TWOK reigns supreme with TUC coming in second (maybe tied with TVH). So to me, they're a whole different category.
In that regard it's even easier to compare the JJverse films to the classic ones, since they mostly throw any semblance of "hard sci-fi" overboard anyway.
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Watching these snippits has me wanting to watch the original series and TNG etc all over again.
I'm older now and would pick up more subtle stuff.

However i wonder if it's wishful thinking and the only reason i'm enjoying these clips is because they're just that, clips.
meme bits of the best sequences of an episode that might be filled with booring mediocrity.

What do?
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>>2325661
Start off by watching"The Cage", then "The Corbomite Maneuver", "The Man Trap", "Balance of Terror", "What are Little Girls Made Of", "Dagger of the Mind", "Court Martial", "A Taste of Armageddon", "Space Seed", "The Devil in the Dark" and "The City on the Edge of Forever" -- in that order -- and you should be free of boredom. THEN you can think of tackling S2.
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>>2325900
or just the more lighthearted and potentially somewhat silly episodes of S1.
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>>2325661
>>2325900
>>2325901
Of course "Where No Man Has Gone Before" is always worth a watch too, but one has to keep in mind that this second pilot was released when studio execs deemed The Cage "too cerebral". And in terms of characterization and narrative depth the writing is just not quite there yet.
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“The Starfleet Symbol.” “The Arrowhead.” “The Delta." where is Kirk's missing????
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>>2329899
That's bound to happen whenever an evil-swap-a-doodle occurs
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Bump, I guess...
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>>2325900
>THEN you can think of tackling S2
S2 had some pretty fucking good moments and episodes though. The one with the planet killer, the very first mirror-universe episode, the first mention of Zephram Cochrane, The Ultimate Computer – lotsa good stuff. And of course the cult classics, like Amok Time, The Gamesters of Triskelion, The Trouble With Tribbles.
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>>2332961
>The one with the planet killer
That was one of my favourites when I was a kid. Along with "The Tholian Web", which was actually one of the few really good Season 3 episodes.
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>>2334336
One of the best episode scores of the entire show! They used that theme quite a few times afterwards, even though the opening bars were sadly left out most of the time:
https://youtu.be/Lf7y1Bn4LKU
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>>2270862
hehe,
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and a safety bump here...
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>>2341436
I wonder if this would've been any better if it had been Saavik, as originally planned... I think people just wouldn't have bought the idea of Saavik being a traitor though.
And I guess the answer to the question whether it COULD've been better lies in the fact that the movie worked JUST FINE despite Valeris having been a hitherto unknown character.
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Of course, Spock's Beard is also the name of a rather popular American progressive rock band, founded and led by brothers Neal and Alan Morse. Check them out if you haven't heard them yet. I kinda like them even though their style is a a bit too "old school" for me. Very much in the vein of classic Genesis, Greg Lake-era King Crimson or Yes.
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bump to the rescue!
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>>2359369
that isn't possible?
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Why is the transporter effect different at the other end?
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>>2359516
I'm fairly sure there's some explanation for that in the episode. But to be frank, "Assignment: Earth" is one of those episodes which I have watched once, many years ago, but never felt the need to rewatch. It was a tie-in/backdoor pilot for another series after all – kinda like the Green Hornet episode of the 1960s Batman series – and hence didn't really have a whole to do with Trek in the first place.
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>>2360439
Note that, unlike "Assignment: Earth", which was never picked up, "The Green Hornet" at least got an actual series, which ran only for one season though.
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>>2360439
>>2360442
I guess I need to correct myself there: The "Green Hornet" episodes of Batman weren't actually a backdoor-pilot, but straight-up crossover episodes, when "The Green Hornet" was already on the air. I just deemed those worth a mention, because to me they felt similarly out of place in regards to Batman, as "Assignment: Earth" did in regards to Star Trek.
Also, a little bit of trivia: The main villain of the 1966 Green Hornet series, who also made an appearance in the aforementioned Batman episodes, Colonel Gumm, was played by no other than Roger C. Carmel – who of course is best remembered as Harcourt Fenton "Harry" Mudd on TOS.
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>>2319163
Fresh out of the galaxy's back pocket!
Wow, it even smells like that...
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Blackburn, get out of the shot...Mister Seven is coming
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>>2367606
Teri Garr was cute as fuck in that episode. Sadly, she hasn't been doing well in recent times – friggin multiple sclerosis.
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>>2269513
then I cry
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>>2370726
unexpected TOP FUCKIN KEK.
Very unexpected.
Very kek.
I'm ded.
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>>2370726
>>2371024
Agreed. That was pretty damn fucking funny.
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bumpin
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>>2385366
Hmm... damn, which episode was that? Was it The Galileo Seven?
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>>2385836
I don't know? "Obsession"
TOS, Episode 2x18???
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>>2385839
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>>2385366
>>2385836
>>2386703
It's in fact "The Galileo Seven". I don't have a video that only shows that scene, but there's a TOS/TOS-R comparison video that showcases some of these shots:
https://youtu.be/msiBWGDsEYQ
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safety bump
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>>2385366
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>>2396110
ah, yes.
also: bump
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more bumping
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blamp
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no content, but a bump straight from the heart
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back to the top!
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>>2270862
this
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>>2278244
This episode fucked me up
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>>2350995
Fucking Lincoln being on the same planet as Surak is a God damn travesty
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>>2427828
what is your point?
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>>2269505
>>2269513
Made by Daren Dochterman who supervised (I believe) the cleanup/remastering and newly added VFX for the TMP director's cut (which still isn't available in HD – would you believe it).
Dochterman was also one of the main driving forces behind TOS-R before Dave Rossi took up the reins.

Now, Rossi has recently been on a Star Trek podcast ("Mission Log Live", Ep. 44, in case you're interested) where he talked at length about the reasons behind and the circumstances sorrounding the remastering of TOS.
Apparently they did the whole thing – remastering and CGI effects – on an absolutely RIDICULOUS budget. The number that got kicked around during the podcast was "below 1 million"!
I don't remember exactly whether that was just the budget for S1 or for the entire series, but anyway: Nowadays you got TV shows where the special effects costs for one single EPISODE can easily exceed one million. Besides that, they also faced quite extreme constraints in terms of time: They pretty much had to remaster one episode per week for the beginning of the first season and could only take a bit more time only afterwards.

Anyway, considering those numbers, I will complain no more that some of the CGI looks somewhat dated. Re-instering the old effects shots wouldn't have done any good, since they couldn't really be remastered and for the tiny budget they had, CBS-Digital sure did a good job.
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>>2431993
(plus they also paved the way for TNG-R, arguably the greatest remastering effort as far as TV shows are concerned ... apart from the sub-par work on S2, but let's not dwell on that)
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bumpin this back up
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>>2434384
...and again. Too much tik-tok shit these days.
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safety bump.
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>>2271859
pretty neat intro
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Star Trek's one and only Halloween episode (original airdate: 10/27/1967) is definitely one that's better left forgotten...
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>>2368695
>>2443758
"Spectre of the Gun" was actually also a Halloween-episode (original airdate: 10/25/68), but since it was the third season – well – they just didn't have the budget to lay it on thick that time around.
No creepy castles, no dungeons, no Weird Sisters and no psychic aliens that looked like they were made out of pipe cleaners and fly fishing lures (and were held up by very visible strings to boot).
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tactical bump
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Since I just posted the deleted Rura Penthe scene from ST09 in the third thread (>>2452011, >>2452015, >>2452017), here's a related (and honestly far more entertaining) bit from TUC
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>>2452024
I just thought: Why not post the beginning of that scene. It's quite iconic after all.
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Aaand a little bump here. That should do the trick.
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>>2363647
One more bit of TOS blooper reel silliness. The last for the time being, I'm afraid.
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>>2454635
Shit. Forgot the WebM.
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>>2292168
There were two sets which had already been built for the abandoned Phase II TV show. Firstly engineering, which was then thoroughly reworked for TMP – abandoning the "double-sphere" design of the warp core in favour of the tube-design with those awesome prismatic light effects (yes, those were practical effects!) – and secondly, a recreation room. The latter set, however, was far smaller than the rec room later seen in TMP, which was deliberately built as a very very large set in order to accomodate the tons of extras seen near the beginning of the film when Kirk briefs his crew on the fate of Epsilon 9 and their upcoming mission. The design aesthetic of the rec room however is definitely one of the most "seventies" things about this film – quite "plushy".

This scene is a fresh DVD rip (I really really hope they're going to release the TMP Director's Cut on BD at some point) and I'm sorry that the audio and video are slightly out of sync. That's the trouble you can run into when dealing with interlaced/de-interlaced videos. Any hints on how to deal with those issues in the future would be appreciated.
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>>2455961
Here's the ending to that scene. Note that the set design here actually establishes the location of the room: The windows behind Ilia are supposed to be one of the rows of oblong windows in the back part of the saucer rim, near the impulse engines – these specific windows exist only on the starboard side, if I'm not mistaken.
While this results in a bit of a scaling problem, since the windows on the model seem to be quite a bit larger in relation and spaced somewhat further apart, it's still a neat example of Andrew Probert's (and possibly Harold Michelson's) amazing attention to detail.

Note that the syncing issues unfortunately persist in this video. Tried a fix, but failed. Syncing audio to half-frames is a tricky affair (yeah, the workaround here would be either delaying the video stream by a split second or shifting the audio forward a split second – but that's a fiddly clusterfuck, I tell you).
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>>2457293
>these specific windows exist only on the starboard side, if I'm not mistaken
Dangit, I'm blind: You can actually SEE the corresponding windows on the port side at the end of the scene I posted.
A closer look at this sequence, however >>2269525 and the very end of this one >>2269557 (right before the E goes to warp) reveals that it's indeed only the starboard side that has those windows. A hardly noticeable bit of asymmetry.
Also the spacing on the model is actually not that different.
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aaand a bump here. just to protect this thread from evil
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Out of all the space bars, in all of space, Dr. McCoy walks into the spaciest one...
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>>2459916
The compression wreaked havoc on that sequence, so I decided to compile some starship exteriors into their own webm. I just love the spacedock-maquette. So much attention to detail and scale.
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a quick bump back to the top
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General Chang's Bird of Prey had a helm station with a ship's wheel (see 0:31)...
That's pretty damn silly – but also pretty damn cool.
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>>2459916
continuing this sequence
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and another bump...
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It's calm right now, but a bump for safety can hardly hurt. You never know how many threads might just pop up within a few hours
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Oh no! What the fuck happened here?
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>>2467418
Nothing, as it turns out. False alarm.
Fortunately...
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>>2269508
>>2269508
In "The Cage" there was a strange awkwardness wherever women in general were concerned, which is kinda weird, considering that "mating" was a major plot point of that episode. And I don't mean to say that it was any more "sexist" than your average 60s TV show (I'd guess the opposite is the case), but there was a feeling of unease in what was said and what was left unsaid. It was more akin to the awkwardness of a teenage nerd who gets shy around girls.
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And up goes the thread!
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Posted a couple of these renders in the Berman-era thread (and one in the Abrams/Kurtzman-era thread as well), so here's one for the TOS (movie)-era.
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A little reminder that TWOK wasn't only a great Trek film, but also rather groundbreaking regarding the use of CGI.
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BUMP
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>>2307803
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Ghost bumping this thread and the Berman-era one somehow causes the CDN servers to glitch out for some reason.
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The last part of this sequence. Pay attention to James Doohan's right hand when he gives DeForest Kelley the Excelsior parts. It's one of those very few moments when he wasn't able to hide his missing middle finger.
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>>2278244
Now, let's see what the man himself had to say about the finished episode (hint: he didn't like it)
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In case anyone ever wondered where that one Rick and Morty episode got its main inspiration from (including the use of the terms "festival" and "red hour")...
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back to the top with ya, thread!
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and back to the top.
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The episode scores for TOS are obviously eternal classics (with some standouts like the scores for "Balance of Terror" or "The Doomsday Machine", which were reused time and time again throughout the show's run).
Yet the only thing worse than "comical" musical clues would be a laugh track...
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>>2489220
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bumpin
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>>2270862
>>2343521
Thank the Heavens for William Ware Theiss's costume designs!
Well, you can see what would become known as the "Theiss Titillation Theory" in that design in particular: "The sexiness of an outfit is directly proportional to the perceived possibility that a vital piece of it might fall off."
He might have been a gay man, but he damn sure knew his way around the female form.
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Now what do we have here? This is part of a speech that Gene Roddenberry held in 1976, when he was touring colleges all across the US.

This was just around the time when Star Trek REALLY began to take off – a general interest that famously came quite a bit too late for the original series.

Here you can hear Roddenberry talk about the ESSENCE of what makes Star Trek. I wouldn't agree with all of the sentiments he utters here, but it gives you some really interesting insight into the mind of Gene Roddenberry. And say what you will about his script writing and character creating abilities, but the man WAS a visionary who kept his eyes sharply focused on the future.
If you want more of this, also check out >>2493808 in the Berman-era thread, where you can hear part of the "birth" of Data, all the way back in the seventies.
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It's TOS-related, it's old as fuck and it's also pretty darn stupid.
Now have fun getting THAT out of your head!
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I got to meet some star trek stars; Walter koenig was angry a bitter, and spent most of the time botching about his lack or work and perceived slights from Shatner and the directors.
Nichelle Nichols was a sweet little old grandma who made you smile and is still doing stuff, however she gave off a early- altimers vibe.

Levar burton was super friendly and funny and was a joy to talk to.
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>>2495378
Ever since his son's suicide, Koenig struck me as quite depressed rather than just bitter. Can't blame him... As far as I know he was also quite close to Anton Yelchin, who of course also died way too soon.
It's no secret that Nichelle Nichols has been experiencing signs dementia in recent times. Considering that, she still seems to handle herself quite well though.
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>>2277683
Man I loved this music when I first saw this, couldn't have been older than 10.
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>>2496798
Yeah, it's a damn cool theme. And despite it's coolness, it wasn't ridden to death in the following films (compare Michael Giacchino's "Enterprising Young Men" in the Kelvinverse films – a great theme to be used in ONE film, but three?) but only re-used very sparingly. The one instance which I can remember is a moment when it plays just as a little cue in "First Contact" (when Worf appears in one scene). Also notable for its use of the "blaster beam" instrument, a sort of giant string instrument which was used to generate those "clangy" metallic sounds as well as the scratchy wails heard here and there on the soundtrack – essentially the "V'Ger sounds".
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I've been searching Star Trek V for sequences that do not suck or look like crap – the expression "few and far between" has never been more adequate. But here's one of them ( part of it anyway). Say about Shatner's writing abilities what you will (and of course it's kinda hard to tell where Shatner's contribution ends and where Harve Bennett's and David Loughery's contributions begin here), but he damn sure knew the character of Kirk. The phrase "I need my pain!" is basically Kirk in a nutshell. Just think of it, even before the films began to explore the characters of Kirk, Spock and McCoy in earnest, how many occasions have there been on the show in which either part of the crew or even an entire society was lured into a seemingly utopian lifestyle, devoid of pain and fear (and usually reduced to bunch of smiling idiots as a consequence), until Kirk basically said: "Nope, guys! Life is suffering. Deal with it!"
Episodes like "This Side of Paradise" and "The Return of the Archons" would be the most archetypical examples here. And this is just another one of those instances, but this time delivered with a point!
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>>2431993
The recreated and newly animated matte paintings were also a nice touch. They stuck to the original design aesthetic (chiefly inspired by the architecture found at the 1964 World's Fair) but added a little something on top of that. Not bad for the slim budget!
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Sadly but unavoidably, this thread is nearing the end of its "natural lifespan".
I won't start a "Thread No. 1.2" – instead I would suggest that No. 2.2, The Berman-era thread (>>2361086), should become the new "Star Trek General"
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>>2508347
Oh come on. Not like that.
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>>2505641
Inching forward, towards the end of the thread... Note that "Space Seed" was a seminal episode in more than one regard: Not only did it introduce the character of Khan, it also contains the very first mention of Bones' distrust of transporter technology.
Of course, as with many notions and ideas brought up in S1, this one would be subject to considerable flip-flopping (what with each writer still throwing in different ideas, the production timeline differing from the release timeline and so on) and would only established as a proper character trait later on (most explicitly in TMP).

Well, thinking of something special for the 150th webm right now. The thread should be brought to a close in a nice, ceremonious fashion, don't you think?
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WebM No. 150 – bringing a thread to a close that has lasted well over 150 days (third-oldest thread on the catalog).

I wanted to post something nice to celebrate the occasion. Something solemn, poignant, maybe just a little tacky... The ending to Star Trek VI? – Would've been fitting, but I guess that anyone who likes TOS knows that one by heart anyway.
So I went for something slightly more geeky: Need a pep talk? – Receive a pep talk from the Great Bird of the Galaxy himself! – The closing track of Gene Roddenberry's 1976 LP "Inside Star Trek", named "The Star Trek Dream"

I'm not going to bump this thread anymore, unless any sort of actual discussion should arise (probably won't happen – not deluding myself here). Should anyone want to post TOS-stuff, use Thread 2.2 (>>2361086), newly rechristened as "Star Trek General"
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Oh come on man, for crying out loud! Whoever did this: Ghost bumping is bad style. If this thread's gonna die it should be allowed to die.
OP out
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>>2515949
:^)
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>>2522217
KHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHN!
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>>2522217
Oh, you silly goose!
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>>2524142
And now I bumped the thread myself... fuck.
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>>2522728
Edith Keeler must die.
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I just love star trek
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>>2524295
But this thread mustn't
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>>2531157
That was only marginally funny the first time around...
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>>2315585
In all fairness to Scotty, he's busting his ass trying to get shit fixed and those two crewmen behind him in the engineering suits are just sitting on their asses doing nothing. If all of Starfleet's engineers had the same work ethic that Scotty did, then Federation ships wouldn't break down all the damned time.
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>>2531293
I was about to say "they're probably on their lunch break", but one of them is actually holding a scanner. That's actually an old TOS prop (usually known as "trident scanner" – can't remember if it was ever actually named on screen though) they apparently dug up for the film – it was used by Scotty in quite a few episodes and the three "prongs" of that thing were the same bits that were also used as muzzles for the "sonic disruptors" in the TOS episode "A Taste of Armageddon", those weapons, in turn, were actually redressed Klingon disruptor pistol props though)
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>>2531326
I was getting carried away there. What I really wanted to say was: What if Scotty was simply one of those guys who just cannot delegate?
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>>2531328
That's why Geordie was actually more credible or rather "realistic" as head of engineering. Of course Scotty was the character that inspired a whole lot of people to become engineers themselves – because he was at the same time a miracle worker but also just a hands-on guy, but he really didn't do what a CHIEF engineer would do (i.e. have both eyes on the schedule and the job at hand while his subordinates get their hands dirty).
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>>2535418
Geordi, not Geordie. A Geordie is a person from Tyneside, as well as the name of the dialect spoken there.
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>>2537883
I really wanna make fun of this aktuwally nerdgasm, but it is a Star Trek thread, so it would be a bit redundant.
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>>2537937
You betcha
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>>2308878
I'm watching this episode now.
>Scotty picks up bottle of alcohol
>Alien asks, "what is it?"
>Scotty looks at it, sniffs it, then says, "Its green"
Data has the same reaction in the TNG episode with Scotty.
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>>2540236
Yup, that was "Relics" (6x04). But in that case, a short while after, Picard meets Scotty on the holodeck and promptly recognises the bottle (he identifies the beverage as "Aldebaran Whisky" if I remember correctly)
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>>2540877
There y'are:
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>>2542876
splendid!
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>>2542876
Wow, that's the sort of easter egg you only get from people who truly love the franchise they are working on.

As opposed to STD, where they rip the plot from a point to click video game, and then refuse the pay the guy the stole it from. Or NuWho, where ya get the line, "They can create matter with the power of their minds, I've never encountered another species like that!" (Neglecting more than thirty occurrences of exactly that.)

There's just no respect anymore.
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>>2546491
That argument doesn't really hold up. Ever taken a look at some screencap of Georgiou's book shelf in the pilot episode? Plenty of easter eggs to be found there.
As for the game (which hasn't gotten past the early development stages yet): It looks like it had ONE similar plot element (a giant tardigrade being capable of interstellar travel) and that element was relevant for a grand total of two episodes. That's not "ripping off the plot". And not even a big fan of Discovery – I'm just saying that mere similarities don't constitute a rip-off.
On that same note it could be argued that the Orville episode "If the Stars Should Appear" is a straight rip-off of the TOS episode "For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky", but I think while a lot of Trek fans will have noticed the similarities, they wouldn't call that a rip-off either...
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But taking into consideration this past decade of Trek, I actually see another, far greater problem, when it comes to "paying respect" to previous instalments of Trek: Namely that the two JJ Abrams films were so chock-full of references that those got downright irritating after a very short time.
As most fans will now, when TNG launched, most writers were advised to go out of their way to steer clear of TOS whenever possible. Of course that changes little about the fact that already the third TNG episode (the second one, from a production standpoint) was a straight-up remake of a TOS episode and what might be the best episode of TNG's first season, "Home Soil" (1x18), was very similar in concept to the TOS episode "The Devil in the Dark" (albeit very different in tone – which was a good thing in that case, since they got rid of all the "monster movie"-tropes, which were pretty much the only parts of the original episode that haven't aged well).
Still there were those loose mandates originally issued by Roddenberry, like "no Vulcans (in prominent roles)", that the writing staff followed for most of the show's duration and it worked – TNG took a rather short time to truly emancipate itself from TOS, early-season badness notwithstanding.
I for one would wish that Discovery had taken a bit of a similar approach, but that ship has sailed by now. But that's also why I pointed out the bookshelf-thing: Those were true "easter eggs" and not that kind of on-the-nose references that were all too prevalent in the Abrams films.
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>>2546509
>ONE similar plot element
Black female lead with male name (Carl Carter).

Gay male relationship between blonde scientist working on the tardigrade drive and a medic.

Said blonde meets said black medic, post mortem, in the tardigrade slipstream.

Redhead officer with extreme confidence issues attempts to befriend the black female lead.

Similar interior ship designs.

Similar uniform designs.

Similar visual effects for tardigrade drive incursions.

Download was available in 2014.

I'd put up a webm in regards to it, but, meh...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziyfVDQe7Jo
http://anas-tronaut.blogspot.com/2017/10/star-trek-discovery-tardigrades.html


I suspect what happened is CBS started to rely on non-union writers to avoid the various problems they tend to cause, but didn't trust said scabs to their considerable backlog of un-aired generic sci-fi plots. Said writer had a passing interest in the game, and figured it'd be obscure enough that he could lift the plot. Thus, among the many reasons why STD has a character structure and core plot design that is, well, very not Star Trek. (Might has well do a Star Wars reboot about the last of humanity on the run from killer robots as they search for Earth.)
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>>2546551
Hm, no. It still doesn't quite bear closer scrutiny.
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>>2548227
I suspect if the game was named "Discovery", and the lead's name was "Michael", it still wouldn't add up for you.

Granted, that's pretty much all that's left to add, aside from the Star Trek rebranding.



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