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BillJ June 1 2013 07:43 PM

The Excelsior
 
A question that I've had for a while: do we have any photos of the Excelsior bridge from angles other than the ones in Star Trek III?

Belz... June 1 2013 08:07 PM

Re: The Excelsior
 
The interior or exterior ?

SonicRanger June 1 2013 08:22 PM

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BillJ wrote: (Post 8186386)
A question that I've had for a while: do we have any photos of the Excelsior bridge from angles other than the ones in Star Trek III?

I don't think that there was any more to the Excelsior bridge than we saw in TSFS.

publiusr June 1 2013 08:30 PM

Re: The Excelsior
 
O/T I think there was to be a Captain of engineering with whoever sat in the chair being a Commodore at least...

CorporalClegg June 1 2013 10:02 PM

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publiusr wrote: (Post 8186623)
O/T I think there was to be a Captain of engineering with whoever sat in the chair being a Commodore at least...

You don't have to be a commodore if you carry a riding crop.

MacLeod June 1 2013 10:20 PM

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publiusr wrote: (Post 8186623)
O/T I think there was to be a Captain of engineering with whoever sat in the chair being a Commodore at least...

There wasn't going to be a Captain of Engineering per say. In TSFS, Scotty was ordered to report to the Excelsior as Captain of Engineering. But lets examine the evidence, Scotty was wearing Commanders Insignia in that scene, when we next see him on the Excelsior he is wearing Captain's Insignia.

So it was more likley he was being promoted to Captain and reassigned as Chief Engineer of the Excelsior. Who knows following the shakedown crusie he might have been reassigned elsewhere and a new CEO assigned with a rank of Lt. Cmdr or Cmdr.

General_Phoenix June 1 2013 11:21 PM

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Think I saw a full version of this bridge (artwork) on Ex Astris Scientia a long time ago.

Belz... June 2 2013 01:25 AM

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General_Phoenix wrote: (Post 8187601)
Think I saw a full version of this bridge (artwork) on Ex Astris Scientia a long time ago.

Here it is:

http://www.ex-astris-scientia.org/gallery/bridges1.htm

Can't link to it directly. Fourth from the top, at left.

Maurice June 2 2013 06:45 AM

Re: The Excelsior
 
^^^That's extrapolation. There was no full set, I suspect.

SpHeRe31459 June 2 2013 07:41 AM

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Maurice wrote: (Post 8189698)
^^^That's extrapolation. There was no full set, I suspect.

Yep, sure looks like simple extrapolation, the other larger diagram on that page clearly just mirrors the side stations (a simple copy and paste and flip) from the one side to the other.

Mage June 2 2013 08:10 AM

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I believe it was only a partial set, so no other angles were shot.

Belz... June 2 2013 10:33 AM

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Maurice wrote: (Post 8189698)
^^^That's extrapolation. There was no full set, I suspect.

I would be very surprised if there were.

Jon1701 June 7 2013 08:16 PM

Re: The Excelsior
 
Horrible bridge.

It does kind of have a TOS vibe to it but I remember it looking shit in 1983.

I'm pretty sure Nimoy admits (might be in the commentary or one of the books) that they threw it up pretty quickly and didn't have much money.

I doubt the rest of the set existed.

A shame because the excelsior is right up there with the connie refit in terms of my favourite ships.

xvicente June 7 2013 08:20 PM

Re: The Excelsior
 
Cheap, but effective, that set. Looked bigger that the Enterprise's (that may have to do with the camera lens used) and more modern. "Modern" in 1980's aesthetics, of course.

Belz... June 7 2013 09:00 PM

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Jon1701 wrote: (Post 8216542)
Horrible bridge.

It does kind of have a TOS vibe to it but I remember it looking shit in 1983.

Well it should've been more detailed, although I understand why they didn't spend much on it. But unlike some other bridge sets we saw later, it looked suitably more advanced than the Enterprise's.


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