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Old March 6 2013, 12:57 AM   #347
andriech
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Re: Star Ship AJAX Production

J.C. England wrote: View Post
@Slipcover:
The gaps you're speaking about (if I'm guessing
the right areas) are present on all Bridge sets,
simply because of the way they are built in sections
like slices of a pizza. Black tape or a black sheet
is supposed to be behind the set piece to block
the lights behind the set.
Some sections are are "portable" to make way for
camera equipments & microphones, and are moved
several times back and forth for particular shots.
In the original TOS episodes, the creators depended
on the poor resolution of the TV screens in the 60s
and 70s to hide those flaws, along with a multitude
of others. If you look close enough to Phase II, Farragut,
and even our production, you will see those flaws
again... there's no way to make these set pieces perfect,
and we really don't want to, to keep them somewhat "authentic".

Thank you for your interest & contact us if you're
ever in the OKC area.

JC England (Capt Boone)
Actually, Phase II doesn't have any of the "portable" sections, so you WON'T see the 'spacer' flaws in our sets. Although built in the "pie wedge sections", each section is bondoed and screwed into the others, so there are no gaps. It definitely limits camera angles.

In the original series, the sections from Spock's station to the viewscreen were usually absent, and a common shot of Spock at his station is from the camera being situated where the next section would be.
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