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alpha_leonis August 20 2012 05:24 PM

Those little details you miss
 
I recently re-watched STIII:TSFS (I know it's generally regarded under the "odd-numbered curse", and not as well liked as other Trek movies, but it was the first one I saw in the theatre so I have a soft spot for it.)

This time, however, I noticed a little tiny detail that I'd never seen before. The Merchant vessel at the beginning that is escorting Valkris, soon-to-be-destroyed by Kruge, has an alien crewmember. You only see (him?) for a split second as the ship is exploding. I'd never noticed before.

Isn't it kind of odd to spend all the time it takes on alien makeup for that actor, only to show the character for less than a second as he's about to die?

Grant August 20 2012 06:04 PM

Re: Those little details you miss
 
make-up was sub-par--just a background character.

Like the 'baldcap' on the Deltan crewmember of Excelsior--sub-par background.

SchwEnt August 20 2012 07:11 PM

Re: Those little details you miss
 
These things happen. TMP featured extensive and elaborate alien makeup and costumes. Didn't see much of it at all. Far background crowd at SF HQ and then again a crowd scene on the Rec Deck. A few standout characters but nothing representative of the array of aliens they worked on. A lot of effort for comparatively little screen time.

22 Stars August 20 2012 07:12 PM

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alpha_leonis wrote: (Post 6829415)
I recently re-watched STIII:TSFS (I know it's generally regarded under the "odd-numbered curse", and not as well liked as other Trek movies, but it was the first one I saw in the theatre so I have a soft spot for it.)

This time, however, I noticed a little tiny detail that I'd never seen before. The Merchant vessel at the beginning that is escorting Valkris, soon-to-be-destroyed by Kruge, has an alien crewmember. You only see (him?) for a split second as the ship is exploding. I'd never noticed before.

Isn't it kind of odd to spend all the time it takes on alien makeup for that actor, only to show the character for less than a second as he's about to die?

That scene as shot was a bit longer. including a reveal of Valkris' face and ample cleavage. There are pics of her wearing a veil covering both that take place prior to the scenes cut into the final film.

http://www.reocities.com/indygizmo/valmask.jpg

I love III too, and think it is a very strong movie. With maybe 10-20 minutes of enhanced FX work, blending in the planet sets with some cg enhanced landscapes like LOTR, that movie would really open up and be much more appreciated.

King Daniel Into Darkness August 21 2012 03:01 PM

Re: Those little details you miss
 
I really like STIII. Lot's of fun and adventure. I prefer it to Wrath of Khan.

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Grant wrote: (Post 6829589)
Like the 'baldcap' on the Deltan crewmember of Excelsior--sub-par background.

Is that really meant to be a Deltan? I've always wondered about Mr. Conehead.

King Daniel Into Darkness August 21 2012 03:06 PM

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SchwEnt wrote: (Post 6829964)
These things happen. TMP featured extensive and elaborate alien makeup and costumes. Didn't see much of it at all. Far background crowd at SF HQ and then again a crowd scene on the Rec Deck. A few standout characters but nothing representative of the array of aliens they worked on. A lot of effort for comparatively little screen time.

The ultimate example is STXI's Rura Penthe scenes, which featured dozens of elaborate aliens (including new-look Klingons, a Gorn, a Salt Vampire and a freaky guy with three faces) only to be left on the cutting room floor.
At least the new look Klingons are being reused in the next movie.

22 Stars August 21 2012 08:35 PM

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KingDaniel wrote: (Post 6834209)
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SchwEnt wrote: (Post 6829964)
These things happen. TMP featured extensive and elaborate alien makeup and costumes. Didn't see much of it at all. Far background crowd at SF HQ and then again a crowd scene on the Rec Deck. A few standout characters but nothing representative of the array of aliens they worked on. A lot of effort for comparatively little screen time.

The ultimate example is STXI's Rura Penthe scenes, which featured dozens of elaborate aliens (including new-look Klingons, a Gorn, a Salt Vampire and a freaky guy with three faces) only to be left on the cutting room floor.
At least the new look Klingons are being reused in the next movie.

Klingons have been confirmed for JJ Trek 2013? Where is that source? And they will look like Victor Garber from the JJ Trek 09? Where is that source?

Sindatur August 21 2012 08:38 PM

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22 Stars wrote: (Post 6836018)
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KingDaniel wrote: (Post 6834209)
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SchwEnt wrote: (Post 6829964)
These things happen. TMP featured extensive and elaborate alien makeup and costumes. Didn't see much of it at all. Far background crowd at SF HQ and then again a crowd scene on the Rec Deck. A few standout characters but nothing representative of the array of aliens they worked on. A lot of effort for comparatively little screen time.

The ultimate example is STXI's Rura Penthe scenes, which featured dozens of elaborate aliens (including new-look Klingons, a Gorn, a Salt Vampire and a freaky guy with three faces) only to be left on the cutting room floor.
At least the new look Klingons are being reused in the next movie.

Klingons have been confirmed for JJ Trek 2013? Where is that source? And they will look like Victor Garber from the JJ Trek 09? Where is that source?

Not confirmed with words, I don't think, but, JJ or one of the Producers/Writers pointed to a still from the Deleted material from ST09 or something like that and gave the indication that meant the Klingons would be in ST13 (Or something like that). See Trek Today articles from several months back

pfontaine2 August 22 2012 12:05 PM

Re: Those little details you miss
 
[IMG]http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w...d59538d106.jpg[/IMG]

I only just recently noticed a face in the Enterprise's window as Scotty docks the shuttle craft after giving Admiral Kirk the tour of the Enterprise in dry dock. I've watched the movie countless times and never noticed this before!

King Daniel Into Darkness August 22 2012 01:47 PM

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22 Stars wrote: (Post 6836018)
Klingons have been confirmed for JJ Trek 2013? Where is that source? And they will look like Victor Garber from the JJ Trek 09? Where is that source?

This one-second flash from a JJ Abrams movie highlight reel during an interview a few months ago (done right after they wrapped filming) is NOT from the STXI deleted scenes:
http://i912.photobucket.com/albums/a...gon-trek-2.jpg

Indysolo August 22 2012 02:03 PM

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pfontaine2 wrote: (Post 6839387)
[IMG]http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w...d59538d106.jpg[/IMG]

I only just recently noticed a face in the Enterprise's window as Scotty docks the shuttle craft after giving Admiral Kirk the tour of the Enterprise in dry dock. I've watched the movie countless times and never noticed this before!

That poor guy is stuck there in Star Trek II as well. Doesn't anyone ever let him out? ;)

Timo August 22 2012 02:12 PM

Re: Those little details you miss
 
How? There's no door!

http://movies.trekcore.com/gallery/a.../tmphd0388.jpg
http://movies.trekcore.com/gallery/a.../tmphd0390.jpg

Timo Saloniemi

Captaindemotion August 22 2012 02:25 PM

Re: Those little details you miss
 
^Beam him out?

Timo August 22 2012 02:43 PM

Re: Those little details you miss
 
...Curiously, the other window shows a wall with a grillework that closely matches that on the interior set. Which is good continuity, but the grille in the set is rather down low, below shoulder level, suggesting that the guy peeking out is crouching deep down, or a dwarf!

The apparent floor level indicated by the docking port establishes this already anyway. What was Probert thinking, placing these portholes so low in relation to the doors? Perhaps he assumed that the interior set would have stairs not unlike those found in the "topside docking port" set through which Spock enters?

Timo Saloniemi

The Castellan August 24 2012 12:15 AM

Re: Those little details you miss
 
I just say the ship was haunted, or something.


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