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Old June 3 2013, 12:48 AM   #1
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The TOS Recreation Room(s) Sets

Much like Will Smith ("Feek61") has done with Auxiliary Control (hi, Will!),I put together a little write up about the TOS "Recreation Room"--both the first and second season appearances of the redressed Briefing Room and the two appearances of the new third season Recreation Room set.

There's not much to say about the sets, actually, but folks are welcome to read a bit more.

http://www.startreknewvoyages.com/?p=2825

Feedback is always welcome.
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Old June 3 2013, 10:09 AM   #2
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Great summary, beautifully illustrated.

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Old June 3 2013, 01:38 PM   #3
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Really well-done article.

Bravo! As I read through it, I appreciated the concept art for the set you showed us. Little gems like that raise this article above many other fan attempts.
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Old June 3 2013, 01:59 PM   #4
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I think it's excellent! Wonderful attention to detail.

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Old June 3 2013, 03:28 PM   #5
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I think it's excellent! Wonderful attention to detail.

Thanks! So much of the content was actually yours; I just regurgitated it, or, at best, put a slightly different spin on it.

Thank you for allowing me to grab those unused "Elaan of Troyius" shots. The whole article would have been just about pointless without them.
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Old June 3 2013, 04:45 PM   #6
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Great job Greg. As I'm sure you can imagine I really enjoyed the read (it's right up my ally)
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Old June 4 2013, 03:21 AM   #7
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. . . (it's right up my ally)
It sounds painful to be your friend.
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Old June 4 2013, 04:33 AM   #8
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Well done. After nearly 50 years, it's nice to still be able to learn something new about Star Trek.
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Old June 4 2013, 09:51 AM   #9
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can't wait to read this!

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Old June 7 2013, 02:27 AM   #10
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Truly well-done!
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Old June 7 2013, 02:29 AM   #11
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That first rec room is SO stark I would rather not go there. Looks like the godforsaken break room of the supermarket I worked at in 1986. Bleak.
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That first rec room is SO stark I would rather not go there. Looks like the godforsaken break room of the supermarket I worked at in 1986. Bleak.
Well, when screens were very small and black and white and there was lots of over-the-air transmission snow, making things fairly stark is understandable and appropriate, since details were going to get lost anyway. When transmission gets better and brighter and clearer and more colorful on larger screens, greater detail males more sense. And even more so in a large, digital, wide-screen, flat screen era

But yes, it was stark--just appropriately so.
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Old June 8 2013, 12:02 AM   #13
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I like to think the ship had a number of recreation rooms or more accurately crew lounges as well as a main recreation room as seen in third season. Similar it's easy to believe the ship has more than one six-man transporter since we've seen the set dressed differently a number of times.
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Old June 8 2013, 12:18 AM   #14
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I like to think the ship had a number of recreation rooms or more accurately crew lounges as well as a main recreation room as seen in third season. Similar it's easy to believe the ship has more than one six-man transporter since we've seen the set dressed differently a number of times.

Yes, although I don't think the ship has, like, 30 different transporter rooms, and 5 different engineering rooms, three different briefing rooms, two different auxillary contol rooms, two different anti-grav/pressure chambers, and four different sickbays. It sounds like it migh become a ship that only has enough room for all the different permutations of every set we saw and no space left for all the stuff we didn't see.

I don't know if "crew lounge" actually is more accurate a term. I've never seen a script (or characters) call them that--only "Recreation Room."
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Old June 11 2013, 05:06 PM   #15
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I don't know if "crew lounge" actually is more accurate a term. I've never seen a script (or characters) call them that--only "Recreation Room."
Going by onscreen dialogue we do have the "Briefing Lounge" rec room in WNM (was the Briefing Lounge converted into a rec room but kept its original name?), a "Crewmen Lounge" Lokai and Bele passed between Deck 3 and Deck 5 in LB and a "Crew Lounge" where Kang and Klingon company waited for something to happen in DD.

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