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Old March 6 2014, 01:29 PM   #4
Robert Comsol
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Re: On-Screen Documents

ZapBrannigan wrote: View Post
So it's surprising and a little lucky that the docs were created as sincerely as they were. The content is pretty good, though not perfect. It could have been a total joke.
But Gene Roddenberry's credo had been to make it feel as real as possible, especially in the 1960's.

I think these on-screen documents are a nice testament to that and put the actors in the "right" mood in a manner of speaking (e.g. Bill Shatner reading "my" report on Talos IV, obviously not something that would make an actor crack up and start to laugh in the middle of shooting).

It's a little pity they didn't continue this kind of earnestness in TNG, now that the remastering in HD reveals all these little insike jokes, both the silly and the better ones.

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