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Old February 27 2013, 02:31 AM   #1
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Arena "Grenade Launcher"

Does anyone have any good photos of the Mortar/Grenade Launcher seen in Arena?

Are there any fan made versions out there?

I'm looking to build my own version and was wondering if there are any good pics of it.

Thanks.
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Old February 27 2013, 06:02 AM   #2
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Go to Trekcore.com

and go to that Episode and look up the screen captures (SCREENCAPS)..should be there..

good luck
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Old February 27 2013, 06:06 AM   #3
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Re: Arena "Grenade Launcher"

Just don't try and make a working model, or you'll blow yourself up.
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Old February 27 2013, 07:16 AM   #4
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Re: Arena "Grenade Launcher"

I remember there was an episode of "Myth Busters" where they recreated the cannon. A lot of their episodes are on YouTube.
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Old February 27 2013, 07:33 AM   #5
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Re: Arena "Grenade Launcher"

T'Girl wrote: View Post
I remember there was an episode of "Myth Busters" where they recreated the cannon. A lot of their episodes are on YouTube.
I saw that one, it was great! The guy testing the bamboo cannon even wore a (very good) Kirk uniform. They really went to town on it.

The grenade launcher:

http://tos.trekcore.com/hd/albums/1x18hd/arenahd128.jpg
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Old February 27 2013, 10:22 AM   #6
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Unless JJ Abrams has his people replicate this brilliant prop EXACTLY, I am boycotting the next movie. You don't redesign a classic like that.
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Old February 27 2013, 10:28 AM   #7
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Unless JJ Abrams has his people replicate this brilliant prop EXACTLY, I am boycotting the next movie. You don't redesign a classic like that.
No kidding. And, me too.
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Old February 27 2013, 11:21 AM   #8
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Re: Arena "Grenade Launcher"

I think the OP is referring to the weapon the landing party retrieved on Cestus III, the Federation device that lobbed tennis ball sized explosives into the hills where the Gorn troops were positioned.

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Old February 27 2013, 02:41 PM   #9
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It looks like they started with a big Thermos, cut the end off the kid to make an opening, then added a wire stand and a few other things and went from there...
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Old February 27 2013, 05:14 PM   #10
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Re: Arena "Grenade Launcher"

More likely the machine shop cut some pipes and nested them inside each other.
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Old February 27 2013, 05:45 PM   #11
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Re: Arena "Grenade Launcher"

King Daniel wrote: View Post
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Unless JJ Abrams has his people replicate this brilliant prop EXACTLY, I am boycotting the next movie. You don't redesign a classic like that.
Preach!
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Old February 28 2013, 01:23 AM   #12
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Re: Arena "Grenade Launcher"

Thanks everyone, your tips and insights are helping out. I got a few pieces today. I'll keep you all posted.

lol and no it won't be functional.
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Old February 28 2013, 01:58 AM   #13
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Unless JJ Abrams has his people replicate this brilliant prop EXACTLY, I am boycotting the next movie. You don't redesign a classic like that.
Is the next movie a "remake" of "Arena"? I thought this was supposed to be a "reboot."
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Old February 28 2013, 02:06 AM   #14
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Unless JJ Abrams has his people replicate this brilliant prop EXACTLY, I am boycotting the next movie. You don't redesign a classic like that.
Is the next movie a "remake" of "Arena"? I thought this was supposed to be a "reboot."
No, you guys are talking about the video game, which is all about Gorn.
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Old March 11 2013, 06:03 AM   #15
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Re: Arena "Grenade Launcher"

I just saw the BATMAN episode "While Gotham City Burns," and it features a prop strikingly similar to Kirk's grenade launcher.

They call it the batzooka, but it's not the only weapon to bear that name in the series.

The whole episode is viewable (at present) on youtube.



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