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Old May 22 2013, 06:22 AM   #166
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Re: Does TOS Still Look Futuristic to You?

do you guys know if that long-rumored 2001 vfx book by a guy named larson is anywhere near publication? I remember corresponding with him about it several years back (possibly on the hobbytalk.com website), and it is some kind of full-on labor of love, done with a lot of cooperation from Trumbull, and based on something like 80 interviews.

When i was editing a big article on 2001 back in 2000, I thought I was going to get a trip out to see the Ordway archives. Seriously SERIOUSLY bummed me that didn't happen.

I hadn't picked up LOST SCIENCE due to the price, but maybe now I will have to reconsider.
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Old May 23 2013, 03:53 AM   #167
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Re: Does TOS Still Look Futuristic to You?

Looks more futuristic now compared to futuristic stuff that is out now which looks all too similar to the present.

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Old May 23 2013, 04:55 AM   #168
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Re: Does TOS Still Look Futuristic to You?

yeah, the future is never what it used to be, but it should've been in this case.
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Old May 23 2013, 06:19 AM   #169
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Re: Does TOS Still Look Futuristic to You?

trevanian wrote: View Post
do you guys know if that long-rumored 2001 vfx book by a guy named larson is anywhere near publication? I remember corresponding with him about it several years back (possibly on the hobbytalk.com website), and it is some kind of full-on labor of love, done with a lot of cooperation from Trumbull, and based on something like 80 interviews.

When i was editing a big article on 2001 back in 2000, I thought I was going to get a trip out to see the Ordway archives. Seriously SERIOUSLY bummed me that didn't happen.

I hadn't picked up LOST SCIENCE due to the price, but maybe now I will have to reconsider.
It's pricey, but well worth it.
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Old May 29 2013, 07:51 PM   #170
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Re: Does TOS Still Look Futuristic to You?

It has a dated look about it now. But it has its charm. Futuristic? Yes, I still buy it as being in space.

I tried to like Enterprise but one of my beefs was it had too much of a TNG era feel to it. I wanted more TOS era buttons and toggles.

And every time I come to the conclusion TOS is so outdated it's cartoony, episodes like Trials and Tribbleations and In a Mirror, Darkly proves just what a classic it was and still is.
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Old May 29 2013, 08:31 PM   #171
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Big Daddy wrote: View Post
Looks more futuristic now compared to futuristic stuff that is out now which looks all too similar to the present.
I couldn't agree more. Science fiction seems to have lost the ability to imagine the future. Even in the NuTrek films, the scenes on Earth look a lot more like 2030 than 2259.
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Old May 30 2013, 12:15 AM   #172
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Third Nacelle wrote: View Post
Big Daddy wrote: View Post
Looks more futuristic now compared to futuristic stuff that is out now which looks all too similar to the present.
I couldn't agree more. Science fiction seems to have lost the ability to imagine the future. Even in the NuTrek films, the scenes on Earth look a lot more like 2030 than 2259.
Very true!
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