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Old May 5 2013, 11:28 AM   #10
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Re: Stonehenge in Star Trek V: TFF

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Effects personnel smoked cigarettes and blew smoke into the suit's tubing,[69] loading it with smoke that it would slowly emit, obscuring some of the suit's obvious rubber parts.
I've read of plenty ridiculous ideas for STAR TREK movies, and many ridiculous ideas actually made it to the screen. But this bit about the practical FX guys using cigarettes to smoke the monster makes this story sound like BS. If you want stage smoke, you use a mineral oil smoke machine, A/B smoke chemicals and other techniques. Next we'll be hearing that the FX crew banged chalky erasers together to get "smoke."
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