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Old April 28 2013, 11:40 PM   #9
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Re: Why didn't the Federation salvage Empok Nor?

Christopher wrote: View Post
JediKnightButler wrote: View Post
It always looked weird situated on its side- at least in "Empok Nor" and "The Magnificent Ferengi".
Which was a silly conceit, since there's no up or down in space. It wasn't "on its side," it's just that they chose to tilt the camera relative to it as a visual shorthand to convey "damaged and listing" to our gravity-conditioned eyes.
Agreed, it's the same when we see ships in many shots. They could be flying at an angle upside down for all we know.

Melakon wrote: View Post
Did they have a CGI station yet for those episodes? I'm thinking it wasn't until the final episode for that big pullback shot. If they had, Empok Nor could have been done with lights off and a partial pylon or ring exposing superstructure.
Yes, I believe that is the true, the last shot of DSN was the first and only CGI shot of the station.
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