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Old March 21 2012, 04:55 AM   #37
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Re: Top Ten Worst Episodes?

TOSalltheway wrote: View Post
On the other hand, The Alternative Factor did have a nice perspective of the Enterprise firing its phasers that was never seen before or since.

I forgot about that...I stand corrected. Plus it was filmed on location. Is it just me or does Trek look at its best filmed in natural outdoor settings and its worst on those horrible sets made to resemble planet exteriors.
“The Alternative Factor” had both. Location scenes were shot at Vasquez Rocks . . .

. . . and the “antimatter universe” was a soundstage set.

I never minded the fake-looking planet exterior sets (and they did look pretty fake, even back in 1967). They were part of the look and style of TOS Trek. I accepted them as stylized representations of reality.
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