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Star Trek Movies I-X Discuss the first ten big screen outings in this forum!

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Old November 5 2012, 03:45 AM   #16
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Re: The Voyage Home Enterprise Bridge should have stayed

The one thing that the TFF set really lacked was the inner curve of the walls as they went from floor to the ceiling. I really liked that aspect of the TMP-TVH set. There is something about that shape that really make the bridge seem more special than any of the later sets. That and that jet engine like ceiling.

Does anyone know if that jet-engine structure originally had an intended function? By TSFS they had put some blue and white lights in it, but there didn't appear to be lights in it in TMP or TWOK. Except maybe that one that doubles as a "speaker" during the kobayashi maru simulation.
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Old November 5 2012, 03:51 PM   #17
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Re: The Voyage Home Enterprise Bridge should have stayed

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Does anyone know if that jet-engine structure originally had an intended function?




The "Lee" mentioned in the extract is ST:TMP lead graphics designer Lee Cole. Make of that what you will.

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Old November 5 2012, 05:08 PM   #18
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^That's a very interesting tidbit! Would this be for the radial ridges along the ceiling, the bumpy nozzle bits along the outer ring?
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Old November 5 2012, 07:31 PM   #19
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Re: The Voyage Home Enterprise Bridge should have stayed

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I liked how the shiny white bridge screamed "NEW!", and it worked well for the finale of STIV (as did the same colour schemes on Voyager's USS Prometheus and the reimagined USS Enterprise in the last movie) but I can't see the bright shiny look working in STVI, where the Enterprise is (suddenly and inexplicably) supposed to be old, obsolete and heading for retirement along with the crew.

I've seen photos of the Star Trek Phase II bridge (the real Phase II, not the fan film series) with the white walls and shiny trims. It seems that look was originally meant for the aborted second TV series before the sets were repainted in grey for TMP.
Agree on all points.
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Old November 6 2012, 04:45 AM   #20
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Re: The Voyage Home Enterprise Bridge should have stayed

I don't think redressing that set to give old obsolete look would have been a problem. In fact, they did just that for the Stargazer -- though much more extreme.

I still would have like to see that set used for one good movie before it got replaced. When ever I read the novel "Probe," I imagine that set instead of the STV bridge. It makes it seem more connected to the universe of STIV.
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Old November 7 2012, 05:19 AM   #21
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Wish we could have gotten good pictures of the display panels. Whether people like or hate the set, I think we all can agree it had one very important and lasting contribution in trek history -- the very first okudagrams. I wish more of Micheal's artwork could have been preserved. While some of those plexiglass panels (or whatever they were made of) were reused for the Stargazer, they seem to have gotten somewhat damaged by that point. Without the work that he did for the Bridge, who knows if he would have been given the opportunity to play a role in TNG, and nearly all trek projects following.

Taking this to the most ridiculous conclusion -- I say that if it wasn't for the ST IV bridge, there would be no TNG Remastered today! (okay maybe I am stretching things a just a bit).
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