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Old April 13 2010, 04:17 AM   #106
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Re: Does The Enterprise Orbit

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^ No, because they used the exact same FX for every type of orbit in every episode of TOS. The only thing that changed is the color of the planet.
Addition - the only things that changed are the color and rotation direction of the planet. Sometimes it went with the Enterprise's direction of travel and sometimes it did not.
I would need to see an example of that, since as far as I know this is not the case. The closest thing I've heard to this is the trick where the generic "planet" element is used with Enterprise orbiting from a front aspect, then is used at a different time--flipped horizontally--with Enterprise orbiting from a rear aspect, in which case the planet rotation appears to be the opposite direction.
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Old April 13 2010, 10:28 PM   #107
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Re: Does The Enterprise Orbit

Those shots were a composite of the background starfield, the rotating planet, and the ship doing its orbiting path.
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Old April 14 2010, 07:31 PM   #108
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^ No, because they used the exact same FX for every type of orbit in every episode of TOS. The only thing that changed is the color of the planet.
Addition - the only things that changed are the color and rotation direction of the planet. Sometimes it went with the Enterprise's direction of travel and sometimes it did not.
I would need to see an example of that, since as far as I know this is not the case.
Here are a few that I recently remembered seeing that you can see the different rotation FX used in:

The Mark of Gideon -> planet spinning counterclockwise (if viewing axis from the top of the screen down)

Enemy Within -> planet spinning clockwise (axis tilted toward viewer and to the left)

Miri -> planet spinning counterclockwise (axis tilted to the right and similar to Enemy Within since it is probably a reverse angle as you described)

Court Martial -> planet spinning clockwise (axis tilted to the left)
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Old April 14 2010, 09:15 PM   #109
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Since the planet(globe) was repainted every time, it could have been spun clockwise or counter clockwise during the shooting.
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Old April 16 2010, 02:43 PM   #110
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Since the planet(globe) was repainted every time, it could have been spun clockwise or counter clockwise during the shooting.
Exactly. Thus the rotation could be different as well
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