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Old October 29 2009, 09:17 PM   #31
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Re: A couple more aliens from behind the scenes

^ Is he the same one whose back you see in the shuttleport / ship assignments scene? I think he may have turned up in the DVD preview vid, as well.
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Old October 29 2009, 09:21 PM   #32
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^ Is he the same one whose back you see in the shuttleport / ship assignments scene? I think he may have turned up in the DVD preview vid, as well.
Yes he's the one.
We can briefly see a side view of his face too and the beards seem to match.
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Old October 29 2009, 10:02 PM   #33
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Thank you for posting these! I saved several of them to My Pictures.
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Old October 30 2009, 10:26 AM   #34
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Old October 30 2009, 10:27 AM   #35
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Old October 30 2009, 10:51 AM   #36
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Love the original Enterprise design, the engineering and the bridge concepts. Shame these didn't make it into the movie.
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Old October 30 2009, 11:18 AM   #37
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Re: A couple more aliens from behind the scenes

Agreed. It's amazing how much work they put into the Enterprise and how much worse that made it than the concept art.
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Old October 30 2009, 11:32 AM   #38
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The sad thing for me about the new alien pics is that it is entirely likely that is ALL we will ever see or know about them. Old school Trek made a point to create names and planets and histories for it's aliens...
No. If you're talking about ST:TMP, then the UFP alien race names and mini-biographies were made up by costume designer, Robert Fletcher, and although his notes made it into places like the souvenir movie program, and a few gum cards, and "The Making of TMP", they weren't necessary noticed or accepted by future productions. Many of the alien ambassadors' distinctive outfits were given to brand new UFP aliens in ST IV. For example, in ST IV, the Tellarites wear TMP Kazarite robes, and a human female wears a TMP Arcturian's leather uniform. Other humanoids wear TMP Zaranite suede with new turbans, and the ST IV Zaranites are presumed as such because they are wearing the old TMP breathing masks.

Similarly, the bar scene of ST III had lots of quirky aliens, none of whom were named, or ever seen again. Ditto most of the aliens of ST V.

The ST IV aliens were named by FASA RPG, with only the Efrosian named in production materials (a caption in an official still) - and the ST VI novelization ended up branding the same race (the new UFP President) a Deltan!
One of the things that annoys me the most about Trek is its tendency to make so many of its alien races anecdotal - either one dimensionl, one episode wonders or background aliens never to be seen again. I was so annoyed that Andorians, Deltans, and Tellarites are almost entirely absent from TNG in favour of carbon-copied but less interesting aliens like the Bolians, Betazoids, Zak-dorns etc. At least Babylon 5 had the good sense to have a bible of alien races from which it departed relatively rarely.

The new movie is showing that it has every intention of continuing the Trek legacy. It looks like an Edoan, barks like an Edoan but its a completely different species that we'll never see again. Yay.

I'm happy for them to make existing alien races look a bit cooler (salt monster = good; klingons = good) but I'm not really in favour of hundreds of new background species just to give the make-up desingers something to spend their budget on.
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Old October 30 2009, 02:24 PM   #39
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Can anyone tell me where I can see the original design of the Abramsprise by Church you're speaking of?
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Old October 30 2009, 02:38 PM   #40
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Can anyone tell me where I can see the original design of the Abramsprise by Church you're speaking of?
Here, here, here and here. A good number of these are right in this thread. They're all variations on a theme, but many of us like them better than what the effects team turned it into.
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Old October 30 2009, 02:51 PM   #41
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Ooooooo those alien pics are wicked cool!
As always, thanks for posting them~
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Old October 30 2009, 06:32 PM   #42
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RE: Engineering Concept

That's exactly what I was expecting to see in the movie - an updated TMP Engineering set-up but with bigger engineering components. Whoever designed that concept art deserves a bonus.

Maybe though, the concept art depicts what the ejected dilithium chamber sections actually do look like in their on-board set-up, we never actually got to see that part of engineering did we ?

All we got was the fuel pods and some deuterium feed pipes.

Hopefully, we will see something like that concept art in the next film.
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Old October 30 2009, 07:33 PM   #43
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Whoa, wtf. The bridge and engineering concept design look THOUSAND times better than the end result.
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Old October 30 2009, 08:57 PM   #44
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I hadn't picked up on this when watching the movie, but those look like shortwave-radio antennas sticking up in several places -- just about the size you'd use for 11-meter-band voice communication while driving around in an automobile. Heh.

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Enterprise engineering concepts
Liking these, but one thing which occurs to me is how much squawking there was right after the movie's release about how big the "brewery" engineering set was. These look like they might be even greater in volume.

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And that's just a great shot.
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Old October 30 2009, 09:19 PM   #45
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Could you reup the bridge concept shots? I can't seem to view them. Everything else is great though, especially the engineering shots.
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