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neoworx January 31 2014 06:06 PM

Matt Jefferies' "Lost Set" 3D model
 
I was looking through Herb Sollow's "Star Trek Sketchbook" the other day and I across the story about the 3D set model that Matt Jefferies had created for incoming directors. I've always been impressed by the piece and was moved to do a write-up about it. What a great piece of history!

http://wrathofdhanprops.blogspot.com...ld-school.html

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-d8SpI04CyX...dboardSet1.jpg

bbailey861 January 31 2014 06:55 PM

Re: Matt Jefferies' "Lost Set" 3D model
 
First time I've seen that. Nice - thanks.

mach7 January 31 2014 07:46 PM

Re: Matt Jefferies' "Lost Set" 3D model
 
It used to be at the Science Fiction museum in Seattle.

Gone now since they did a remodel

SpHeRe31459 January 31 2014 08:25 PM

Re: Matt Jefferies' "Lost Set" 3D model
 
Wow I had no idea he made something like that. Very cool!
Do we know the whereabouts of it now?

BoredShipCapt'n January 31 2014 08:34 PM

Re: Matt Jefferies' "Lost Set" 3D model
 
I recognize Sickbay in the upper left, transporter room lower left, briefing room next to that. Is that the engine room in the upper right? Can't really identify the other rooms. Is the lower right supposed to be the bridge?

bbailey861 January 31 2014 08:59 PM

Re: Matt Jefferies' "Lost Set" 3D model
 
Quote:

mach7 wrote: (Post 9190990)
It used to be at the Science Fiction museum in Seattle.

Gone now since they did a remodel

That's crazy. You would think it would have had a prominent exhibit location. Did it just 'disappear'?

Harvey January 31 2014 09:05 PM

Re: Matt Jefferies' "Lost Set" 3D model
 
The museum's not very big, and a lot of the exhibit space is devoted to rotating exhibits, so it's understandable that they've taken it out. The original Captain's chair, however, is still there.

mach7 January 31 2014 09:44 PM

Re: Matt Jefferies' "Lost Set" 3D model
 
The museum was gutted in a remodel a few years ago.
I was a charter member, and when they opened they had some great exhibits
unfortunately after avitar came out they trashed most of it for a temporary, crappy avitar based exhibit. Then came a major remodel and we now have a tiny museum with about 1/10th of what they had before.

Most of the stuff was from the Paul Allen collection. I'm guessing he wanted some of it back.

Lance February 1 2014 01:35 AM

Re: Matt Jefferies' "Lost Set" 3D model
 
I've always thought this was awesome, although I was a little young when The Star Trek Sketchbook originally came out I always appreciated these. It's amazing that Jeffries went to the effort to make it. It's fascinating to see just how it was that all the standing sets were in relation to each other on the actual stage.

Quote:

BoredShipCapt'n wrote: (Post 9191242)
I recognize Sickbay in the upper left, transporter room lower left, briefing room next to that. Is that the engine room in the upper right? Can't really identify the other rooms. Is the lower right supposed to be the bridge?

Yup. Of course, it's supposed to be a 'representation' of the stage, rather than of the fictional Starship. So, while we can see the Captain's chair and the navi/helm console proiminantly, the various non-descript black blocks that surround them represent the way the bridge was built in removable sections, allowing for the camera to get into the set. A couple of the black blocks have been pulled away at the spot of Spock's console in order to illustrate this. :)

GSchnitzer February 1 2014 01:46 AM

Re: Matt Jefferies' "Lost Set" 3D model
 
Well, they are more than just blocks. There's simply a black "lid" around the upper level of the bridge. If you click on the link, you'll see other views of the model that shows additional (and better) details.

Quote:

Lance wrote: (Post 9192550)
I've always thought this was awesome, although I was a little young when The Star Trek Sketchbook originally came out I always appreciated these. It's amazing that Jeffries went to the effort to make it. It's fascinating to see just how it was that all the standing sets were in relation to each other on the actual stage.

Quote:

BoredShipCapt'n wrote: (Post 9191242)
I recognize Sickbay in the upper left, transporter room lower left, briefing room next to that. Is that the engine room in the upper right? Can't really identify the other rooms. Is the lower right supposed to be the bridge?

Yup. Of course, it's supposed to be a 'representation' of the stage, rather than of the fictional Starship. So, while we can see the Captain's chair and the navi/helm console proiminantly, the various non-descript black blocks that surround them represent the way the bridge was built in removable sections, allowing for the camera to get into the set. A couple of the black blocks have been pulled away at the spot of Spock's console in order to illustrate this. :)


Shawnster February 1 2014 02:40 AM

Re: Matt Jefferies' "Lost Set" 3D model
 
The crew quarters are the two middle "boxes" to the right of the briefing room. The yellow T shaped room at the bottom is auxiliary control. At the very top is the round opening for the Jefferies Tube.

Lance February 1 2014 04:44 AM

Re: Matt Jefferies' "Lost Set" 3D model
 
I hadn't really thought about it before, but where's the brig? On the few times that we saw it (eg. "Assignment Earth", "Mirror, Mirror", "Turnabout Intruder"), it always seemed to be a small room off of a main corridor. But I can't spot it. Was it a simple re-dress of another set?

bbailey861 February 1 2014 04:59 AM

Re: Matt Jefferies' "Lost Set" 3D model
 
A redress of a set makes the most sense to me. Probably the most economical as well. I hope this model hasn't been tossed out and reappears again some time in the future.

Hober Mallow February 1 2014 05:55 AM

Re: Matt Jefferies' "Lost Set" 3D model
 
Weird that sickbay is much bigger than even engineering. In my imagination, engineering is the biggest set.

Maybe I'm being dense, but where's the turbolift?

Maurice February 1 2014 06:08 AM

Re: Matt Jefferies' "Lost Set" 3D model
 
Quote:

neoworx wrote: (Post 9190504)
I was looking through Herb Sollow's "Star Trek Sketchbook" the other day and I across the story about the 3D set model that Matt Jefferies had created for incoming directors. I've always been impressed by the piece and was moved to do a write-up about it. What a great piece of history!

http://wrathofdhanprops.blogspot.com...ld-school.html

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-d8SpI04CyX...dboardSet1.jpg

For comparison, here's the stage layout for "Journey to Babel" (link). Some of the sets were what they call "swing" sets and only assembled when needed, which includes Aux Control and the Brig. You can see one of the Brig's customary placements on this plan.

The corridor was altered as needed, with wall panels pulled out or moved around to make extra radial passages, etc.


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