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Old May 18 2013, 08:10 PM   #46
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Re: What's Up with the Warp Core (SPOILERS Into Darkness)

mos6507 wrote: View Post
The one in the refit enterprise was better because it looked like something was actually swirling inside. I don't know why they couldn't just duplicate that for TNG.
It was a pretty complicated lighting effect using specialized and proprietary equipment. It wasn't a simple thing to duplicate, and may have been too costly for a TV budget. Sure, Voyager eventually managed to create a similar effect, but close inspection suggests it's a simpler approximation.
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