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Old May 19 2013, 12:54 AM   #1
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Early CGI test footage of the E-D

Has anyone seen the footage that was included in the Best Buy season 3 set as an exclusive? I havent been able to find anything online and no one's really talking about it here. I'd be really interested to see what it looks like.
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Old May 19 2013, 01:09 AM   #2
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Re: Early CGI test footage of the E-D

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Has anyone seen the footage that was included in the Best Buy season 3 set as an exclusive? I havent been able to find anything online and no one's really talking about it here. I'd be really interested to see what it looks like.
Someone posted a screencap of the ship in the TNG Season 3 Bluray topic. You might want to go over that again.
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Old May 19 2013, 01:47 AM   #3
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IIRC, it wasn't the E-D, it was a CGI test for the TOS movie E.
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Old May 19 2013, 05:41 PM   #4
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Has anyone seen the footage that was included in the Best Buy season 3 set as an exclusive? I havent been able to find anything online and no one's really talking about it here. I'd be really interested to see what it looks like.
Someone posted a screencap of the ship in the TNG Season 3 Bluray topic. You might want to go over that again.
Figure I'd ask here since that thread is monstrous but thanks anyway.
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Old May 19 2013, 05:48 PM   #5
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Re: Early CGI test footage of the E-D

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Figure I'd ask here since that thread is monstrous but thanks anyway.
I used the thread search option to find it for you. Pretty quick too.

Very glad they went with the beautiful E-D model instead.

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has anyone gotten a hold of the cgi e-d tests?
All the CGI in that Best Buy feature are based on the Enterprise-refit in Star Trek III. There was no Enterprise-D design even established at the point the digital effects in the feature were produced.

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Old May 19 2013, 07:01 PM   #6
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That looks better than TOS-R.
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Old May 19 2013, 07:04 PM   #7
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I was shown that CG test when I visited the TNG art department in 1990; I was stunned, given the era and context.

The whole test, IIRC, consisted of several passes by the TMP Enterprise, rendered with differing levels of detail, and a number of simple renders showing various kinds of movement and framing that could be accomplished using CG.
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Old May 19 2013, 08:38 PM   #8
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I was pretty impressed when I watched the Best Buy special feature. The results they were able to achieve using 1980s technology is pretty amazing.
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Old May 22 2013, 02:47 PM   #9
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Is this footage available anywhere on Youtube? I would pay for it but as I don't reside in the US I don't get the option to buy from "Bestbuy".
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Old May 22 2013, 04:27 PM   #10
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Is this footage available anywhere on Youtube? I would pay for it but as I don't reside in the US I don't get the option to buy from "Bestbuy".
I would like to see this footage too. It was one of the features I had been looking forward to on Season 3. Quite annoyed that they made it an exclusive.
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Old May 22 2013, 04:49 PM   #11
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I was pretty impressed when I watched the Best Buy special feature. The results they were able to achieve using 1980s technology is pretty amazing.
Yeah, just looking at that screencap and the short clip on StarTrek.com amazed me - I had no idea they could get that high qulaity back in the day.
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Old May 22 2013, 08:04 PM   #12
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Its impressive for the era but thank Q they went with models
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Old May 23 2013, 03:24 PM   #13
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No kidding. Can you imagine what the remaster would have looked like?
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Old May 23 2013, 04:41 PM   #14
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I was pretty impressed when I watched the Best Buy special feature. The results they were able to achieve using 1980s technology is pretty amazing.
Yeah, just looking at that screencap and the short clip on StarTrek.com amazed me - I had no idea they could get that high qulaity back in the day.
What clip on Star Trek dot com? I can't find it.
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Old May 23 2013, 05:08 PM   #15
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I was pretty impressed when I watched the Best Buy special feature. The results they were able to achieve using 1980s technology is pretty amazing.
Yeah, just looking at that screencap and the short clip on StarTrek.com amazed me - I had no idea they could get that high qulaity back in the day.
What clip on Star Trek dot com? I can't find it.
Here you go.
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