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Old August 5 2010, 08:56 PM   #115
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Re: "Planet of the Titans" Revisited / Adam's Enterprise

Pardon my resurrecting this thread, but there's some new info and I thought I'd add it to the existing discussion rather than start a new one.

Propworks is currently doing an auction that features at least one Planet of the Titans item: one of the study models built of Ken Adam's take on the Enterprise. These are the most diverse set of photos I've seen of this model, so I'm sharing them.

The text from the auction is as follows
Description

Study model made from wood and plastic, painted white, with hand-applied tape and ink details. There is some evidence of repairs where the nacelle pylons meet the secondary hull. Measures 15" long and 8" wide.

Notes

Starship Enterprise study model from 1976 made by or under the supervision of Star Wars illustrator Ralph McQuarrie and production designer Ken Adam for the proposed 1976 movie, Star Trek: Planet of the Titans. This piece was ultimately filmed as a background visual effects model in the "graveyard scene" in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Best of Both Worlds, Part II" and featured on page 56 of "The Art of Star Trek". A unique piece of nearly-forgotten Star Trek history.

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Starship Enterprise study model from 1976 made by or under the supervision of Star Wars illustrator Ralph McQuarrie and production designer Ken Adam for the proposed 1976 movie, Star Trek: Planet of the Titans. This piece was ultimately filmed as a background visual
effects model in the "graveyard scene" in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Best of Both Worlds, Part II" and featured on page 56 of "The Art of Star Trek." A unique piece of nearly-forgotten Star Trek history. made from wood and plastic, painted white, with hand-applied tape and ink details. There is some evidence of repairs where the nacelle pylons meet the secondary hull. Measures 15" long and 8" wide.






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