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CaptainMurdock February 27 2013 03:31 AM

Arena "Grenade Launcher"
 
Does anyone have any good photos of the Mortar/Grenade Launcher seen in Arena?

Are there any fan made versions out there?

I'm looking to build my own version and was wondering if there are any good pics of it.

Thanks.

davidl28 February 27 2013 07:02 AM

Re: Arena "Grenade Launcher"
 
Go to Trekcore.com

and go to that Episode and look up the screen captures (SCREENCAPS)..should be there..

good luck :)

Dale Sams February 27 2013 07:06 AM

Re: Arena "Grenade Launcher"
 
Just don't try and make a working model, or you'll blow yourself up.

T'Girl February 27 2013 08:16 AM

Re: Arena "Grenade Launcher"
 
I remember there was an episode of "Myth Busters" where they recreated the cannon. A lot of their episodes are on YouTube.

ZapBrannigan February 27 2013 08:33 AM

Re: Arena "Grenade Launcher"
 
Quote:

T'Girl wrote: (Post 7738228)
I remember there was an episode of "Myth Busters" where they recreated the cannon. A lot of their episodes are on YouTube.

I saw that one, it was great! The guy testing the bamboo cannon even wore a (very good) Kirk uniform. They really went to town on it.

The grenade launcher:

http://tos.trekcore.com/hd/albums/1x18hd/arenahd128.jpg

King Daniel Into Darkness February 27 2013 11:22 AM

Re: Arena "Grenade Launcher"
 
Quote:

ZapBrannigan wrote: (Post 7738270)

Unless JJ Abrams has his people replicate this brilliant prop EXACTLY, I am boycotting the next movie. You don't redesign a classic like that.

CorporalCaptain February 27 2013 11:28 AM

Re: Arena "Grenade Launcher"
 
Quote:

King Daniel wrote: (Post 7738540)
Unless JJ Abrams has his people replicate this brilliant prop EXACTLY, I am boycotting the next movie. You don't redesign a classic like that.

No kidding. And, me too.

Redfern February 27 2013 12:21 PM

Re: Arena "Grenade Launcher"
 
I think the OP is referring to the weapon the landing party retrieved on Cestus III, the Federation device that lobbed tennis ball sized explosives into the hills where the Gorn troops were positioned.

Sincerely,

Bill

Garrovick February 27 2013 03:41 PM

Re: Arena "Grenade Launcher"
 
It looks like they started with a big Thermos, cut the end off the kid to make an opening, then added a wire stand and a few other things and went from there...

Maurice February 27 2013 06:14 PM

Re: Arena "Grenade Launcher"
 
More likely the machine shop cut some pipes and nested them inside each other.

TREK_GOD_1 February 27 2013 06:45 PM

Re: Arena "Grenade Launcher"
 
Quote:

King Daniel wrote: (Post 7738540)
Quote:

ZapBrannigan wrote: (Post 7738270)

Unless JJ Abrams has his people replicate this brilliant prop EXACTLY, I am boycotting the next movie. You don't redesign a classic like that.

Preach! :lol:

CaptainMurdock February 28 2013 02:23 AM

Re: Arena "Grenade Launcher"
 
Thanks everyone, your tips and insights are helping out. I got a few pieces today. I'll keep you all posted. ;)

lol and no it won't be functional.

Metryq February 28 2013 02:58 AM

Re: Arena "Grenade Launcher"
 
Quote:

King Daniel wrote: (Post 7738540)
Unless JJ Abrams has his people replicate this brilliant prop EXACTLY, I am boycotting the next movie. You don't redesign a classic like that.

Is the next movie a "remake" of "Arena"? I thought this was supposed to be a "reboot."

bullethead February 28 2013 03:06 AM

Re: Arena "Grenade Launcher"
 
Quote:

Metryq wrote: (Post 7741879)
Quote:

King Daniel wrote: (Post 7738540)
Unless JJ Abrams has his people replicate this brilliant prop EXACTLY, I am boycotting the next movie. You don't redesign a classic like that.

Is the next movie a "remake" of "Arena"? I thought this was supposed to be a "reboot."

No, you guys are talking about the video game, which is all about Gorn.

ZapBrannigan March 11 2013 07:03 AM

Re: Arena "Grenade Launcher"
 
I just saw the BATMAN episode "While Gotham City Burns," and it features a prop strikingly similar to Kirk's grenade launcher.

They call it the batzooka, but it's not the only weapon to bear that name in the series.

The whole episode is viewable (at present) on youtube.

http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x...ps54f4df81.jpg

http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x...ps7e8c9303.jpg


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