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Old December 21 2012, 06:30 PM   #30
jayrath
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Location: West Hollywood, Calif., USA
Re: Vertical Warp Core?

If we're ready for filming explanations, having it vertical allows us to see the whole thing. Kind of. Yes, it runs all the way up to the attic, but characters can move all around it, behind it, etc. Otherwise you need a matte or, as in both TOS and TMP, a forced-perspective set that can only be filmed from certain angles.
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