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Old June 10 2010, 08:15 PM   #151
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Been thinking of installing one on the helm nav station adjacent to the astrogator, in fact.
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Old June 10 2010, 08:43 PM   #152
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Been thinking of installing one on the helm nav station adjacent to the astrogator, in fact.
What I did for mine was to disassemble the clock and print a set of icons that appeared over the lights, so they didn't appear just as lights if we ever shot a closeup (which we did).
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Old June 10 2010, 08:48 PM   #153
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Not sure if it's already been asked before but will you add some cheap alarm clocks for the red mission time displays? With a bit of luck stuff like that can be bought for less than five bucks per piece.
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Old June 10 2010, 11:03 PM   #154
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What I did for mine was to disassemble the clock and print a set of icons that appeared over the lights, so they didn't appear just as lights if we ever shot a closeup (which we did).
May do that. Just need to think about it a bit. I was thinking of different functions for each.

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Not sure if it's already been asked before but will you add some cheap alarm clocks for the red mission time displays? With a bit of luck stuff like that can be bought for less than five bucks per piece.
Believe me, this was a point of discussion we had with our electrical guy. We even looked at red digital displays that could be synchronized and set to run during filming. However, my associates and I came to the decision not to use the red chronometers at all.

Our set decorator/graphics guy may have more input on this...
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Old June 11 2010, 02:15 AM   #155
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Not sure if it's already been asked before but will you add some cheap alarm clocks for the red mission time displays? With a bit of luck stuff like that can be bought for less than five bucks per piece.
Don't do it!

Seriously, having clocks on a set is a continuity nightmare. You have to remember to keep resetting them depending on the scene and take, and you always end up with continuity problems. If you have a chronometer on set, put it someplace you can only see it when you want to.
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Old June 11 2010, 03:22 AM   #156
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Red clocks from TUC..... I hate those things. Any set is better without them.
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Old June 11 2010, 05:32 AM   #157
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Suggestions received and understood. Like I said, we weren't too keen on them ourselves.

Tonight spent the evening working on the captain's chair. Sort of a throwback to the original series center seat, but I like it.
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Old June 11 2010, 08:26 AM   #158
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Not sure if it's already been asked before but will you add some cheap alarm clocks for the red mission time displays? With a bit of luck stuff like that can be bought for less than five bucks per piece.
Don't do it!

Seriously, having clocks on a set is a continuity nightmare. You have to remember to keep resetting them depending on the scene and take, and you always end up with continuity problems. If you have a chronometer on set, put it someplace you can only see it when you want to.
The ones in ST6 weren't in sync either. They're just a background gimmick. Nothing to get your panties in a twist.
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Old June 12 2010, 01:23 AM   #159
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The ones in ST6 weren't in sync either. They're just a background gimmick. Nothing to get your panties in a twist.
And plenty of people noticed them and that they were out of sync. Anything that pulls the audience out of the story is a bad thing. That's not getting panties in a twist, that's just sensible filmmaking.
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Old June 12 2010, 02:34 AM   #160
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The ones in ST6 weren't in sync either. They're just a background gimmick. Nothing to get your panties in a twist.
And plenty of people noticed them and that they were out of sync. Anything that pulls the audience out of the story is a bad thing. That's not getting panties in a twist, that's just sensible filmmaking.
Not only that, but it speaks to Nick Meyer's fascination with old tech, our tech, in a 23rd century movie. Didn't he order tons of tactile buttons and levers to be added to the science and communications stations just cause he thought they were better?
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Old June 12 2010, 04:01 AM   #161
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We're going with very few "buttons" -- I think the captain's chair may end up with some, but I'm not even sure about that.
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Old June 12 2010, 06:27 AM   #162
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Here's this week's updated page on construction:
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Old June 14 2010, 03:09 AM   #163
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The ones in ST6 weren't in sync either. They're just a background gimmick.
They were stupid and annoyed the hell out of me. Meyer seemed to want them for no better reason than that he liked The Hunt For Red October.
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Old June 14 2010, 04:33 AM   #164
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I recall in an interview he had in Oui magazine that he wanted "blinking lights" in every scene in ST:TWOK. It's science fiction, so you've got to have blinking lights, right? *shakes head* So when I saw those clocks in ST:TUC, I thought, here comes a continuity editor's nightmare....

But you're probably right, Dennis. He saw them elsewhere and decided he just had to have them.
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Old June 14 2010, 04:47 AM   #165
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The movie is lousy with references to Red October.
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