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DakotaSmith January 19 2013 05:02 AM

Starfleet Command Insignia
 
In one of those weird, serendipidous moments, I happened across this little gem:

http://gbparts.danawheels.net/graphi...t/sb-badge.jpg

After reviewing HD screencaps at TrekCore, I agree: the Starfleet Command insignia was, in fact an ordinary filigree flower bead:

http://www.cornerflowerbeadstand.com...plfiligree.jpg

They sell for a buck. That and a little paint, and my next costume will have a Starfleet Command insignia.

Dakota Smith

Warped9 January 19 2013 03:08 PM

Re: Starfleet Command Insignia
 
Well it's easy to see how it could pass for a stylized starburst or something of the like, particularly when you really don't see it that clearly onscreen (especially vintage CRT televisions).

FalTorPan January 19 2013 03:44 PM

Re: Starfleet Command Insignia
 
William Ware Theiss, you are missed!

Metryq January 25 2013 10:35 PM

Re: Starfleet Command Insignia
 
And McCoy did surgery with salt shakers, while Luke defended the galaxy with a camera flash unit.

Sir Rhosis January 26 2013 03:14 AM

Re: Starfleet Command Insignia
 
^^^Not being as big a Wars fan as I am a Trek fan, this reference escapes me. Elaborate please.

Sir Rhosis

CorporalCaptain January 26 2013 03:20 AM

Re: Starfleet Command Insignia
 
Good find, DakotaSmith! :techman:

Albertese January 26 2013 03:54 AM

Re: Starfleet Command Insignia
 
Quote:

Sir Rhosis wrote: (Post 7592479)
^^^Not being as big a Wars fan as I am a Trek fan, this reference escapes me. Elaborate please.

Sir Rhosis

I forget what they're called, but certain old-timey cameras used to make use of cylindrical flash units about one foot long and a couple inches in diameter. At least three of these units turn up in the Star Wars films with surprisingly few modifications. One is Luke's lightsaber, another is either either Ben Kenobi's or Vader's (I forget which) and the third shows up as some instrument on the dashboard of Luke's X-Wing.

--Alex

scotpens January 26 2013 08:54 AM

Re: Starfleet Command Insignia
 
. . . and the TOS Klingon belt buckles were painted cardboard and plastic bubble wrap.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3138/3...4ecd27f795.jpg

Captain Nebula January 26 2013 09:50 AM

Re: Starfleet Command Insignia
 
Quote:

Albertese wrote: (Post 7592572)
Quote:

Sir Rhosis wrote: (Post 7592479)
^^^Not being as big a Wars fan as I am a Trek fan, this reference escapes me. Elaborate please.

Sir Rhosis

I forget what they're called, but certain old-timey cameras used to make use of cylindrical flash units about one foot long and a couple inches in diameter.

Graflex flash handle.

http://www.petapixel.com/assets/uplo...lightsaber.jpg

They added a solar panel from an old calculator and pieces of windshield wipers to complete the look of Luke's lightsaber.

Emperor Norton January 26 2013 12:44 PM

Re: Starfleet Command Insignia
 
It should also be mentioned that all the TOS medals shown onscreen were earrings and women's jewelry, and that becomes clear if you really look at it. I, however, prefer to retreat into my world of whimsey, reject that, and totally accept that they are honorable citations from the Starfleet.

Sir Rhosis January 27 2013 06:45 AM

Re: Starfleet Command Insignia
 
^^^Me too.

Sector 7 January 28 2013 03:36 AM

Re: Starfleet Command Insignia
 
Quote:

Emperor Norton wrote: (Post 7593682)
It should also be mentioned that all the TOS medals shown onscreen were earrings and women's jewelry, and that becomes clear if you really look at it. I, however, prefer to retreat into my world of whimsey, reject that, and totally accept that they are honorable citations from the Starfleet.

Works for me. :techman:

BoredShipCapt'n January 29 2013 02:30 PM

Re: Starfleet Command Insignia
 
Quote:

Captain Nebula wrote: (Post 7593328)
Quote:

Albertese wrote: (Post 7592572)
Quote:

Sir Rhosis wrote: (Post 7592479)
^^^Not being as big a Wars fan as I am a Trek fan, this reference escapes me. Elaborate please.

Sir Rhosis

I forget what they're called, but certain old-timey cameras used to make use of cylindrical flash units about one foot long and a couple inches in diameter.

Graflex flash handle.

http://www.petapixel.com/assets/uplo...lightsaber.jpg

They added a solar panel from an old calculator and pieces of windshield wipers to complete the look of Luke's lightsaber.

Fascinating, Captain.

And the Death Star's prime weapon controls were an old TV studio panel, with the T-shaped fader control activating the beam.

Redfern January 29 2013 03:05 PM

Re: Starfleet Command Insignia
 
And elements upon Vader's belt were segments of translucent garden hose. Honest, you can see the reenforcing "webbing" which I think was the point as it had visual interest. I read that somewhere and kinda' "laughed it off". Then I saw a life-sized "standee" in a store and looked at the belt. Sure enough, it certainly looked like a small half section of garden hose even if it wasn't actually that.

Sincerely,

Bill

Metryq January 29 2013 08:54 PM

Re: Starfleet Command Insignia
 
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Emperor Norton wrote: (Post 7593682)
It should also be mentioned that all the TOS medals shown onscreen were earrings and women's jewelry

During "Court Martial" we learn that one of Kirk's decorations is "Starfleet Citation for Conspicuous Gallantry." What exactly does that mean? Did Kirk pause while running across a battlefield to pose for the cameras?

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BoredShipCapt'n wrote: (Post 7609141)
And the Death Star's prime weapon controls were an old TV studio panel, with the T-shaped fader control activating the beam.

So Alderaan was, uh, wiped out? I wonder if that could be seen as a commentary on television...



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