Regarding this revelation that a duplicate
Jupiter 2 cockpit set was built for special viewport situations:
And of course we know that they also built a duplicate set of the J2 ship exterior exclusively for space walk scenes, rather than re-use the planet-side ship exterior set:
I find that I cannot think of a single standing set from the Enterprise
that they built a duplicate of for special situations. Am I missing anything? It seems like there was only one of every set on Star Trek
, and you can only do so much with the way a given set is built.
I suspect this is because Fox was so much bigger and better capitalized than Desilu, and Fox was thus able to do things bigger. This gave them very dynamic, versatile filming capabilities, like the impressive starfield and weightless rigging John Robinson enjoyed.