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

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Old June 7 2013, 10:23 PM   #16
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Re: The Excelsior

Yeah, that bridge... not so hot.

It looks like a middle ground between TOS and TMP, what with the one turbolift and black consoles with colored lights and wrap-around rather than individual stations.

And that's odd, since the Excelsior was supposed to be a step beyond TMP.
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Old June 8 2013, 12:44 AM   #17
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I thought it did look advanced, at least in '84.

And if Bob Morton thinks it's good enough for him, sign me up.
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Old June 8 2013, 02:44 PM   #18
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Yeah, that bridge... not so hot.

It looks like a middle ground between TOS and TMP, what with the one turbolift and black consoles with colored lights and wrap-around rather than individual stations.

And that's odd, since the Excelsior was supposed to be a step beyond TMP.
That bridge set the stage for the large, glossy consoles seen on the bridge of the Enterprise-A and D. For the Excelsior to be seen as the next step above the TMP/TWOK bridge design, a big departure was required, and the bright, clinical, sharp-edged Excelsior bridge fit that purpose well.
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Old June 8 2013, 03:44 PM   #19
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I always got the impression that The Search For Spock was intentionally much closer to the TOS look with colorful lighting and more cardboardy looking sets. That's the impression I got from the Excelsior bridge in that film as well.
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Old June 8 2013, 04:24 PM   #20
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Yes, TSFS feels more like a Trek episode than any of the TOS movies except TFF.
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Old June 10 2013, 12:23 AM   #21
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Going a little off topic, of all the movies The Search For Spock has always felt, in places, a bit made-for-tv to me. This is very evident in some of the earlier Enterprise bridge scenes and I suppose lighting has a lot to do with it.

Having said that ILM did some exceptional stuff with Spacedock, the Bird of Prey and the Enterprise blowing up.
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Old June 10 2013, 12:59 AM   #22
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And if Bob Morton thinks it's good enough for him, sign me up.
I always smile upon seeing him at the helm, especially because The Search for Spock was released before Robocop.

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Old June 18 2013, 07:12 PM   #23
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How many of you realize that Count Rugen was manning the tactical station on Enterprise before Chekov took over in TWOK?
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Old June 18 2013, 07:25 PM   #24
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Are you sure about that one, FormerLurker? Doesn't look like Christopher Guest to me.
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Old June 19 2013, 08:06 AM   #25
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His name is in the credits. And remember, it was 1982. He was a bit younger then.
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Old June 19 2013, 02:48 PM   #26
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His name is in the credits. And remember, it was 1982. He was a bit younger then.

Christopher Guest is not in this film.

His brother Nicholas Guest however..

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Old June 20 2013, 02:16 AM   #27
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His name is in the credits. And remember, it was 1982. He was a bit younger then.
Can't find it on IMDB.
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Old June 20 2013, 06:51 AM   #28
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While I like the retro sixties-esque styling of the original Excelsior bridge, it's clear that it's just a cheap n' dirty mock up rather than a full set. The distinct lack of different levels is also somewhat distressing. There's something a bit "flat" about it.

The NCC version seen in TUC is better, natch.
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Old June 20 2013, 07:55 PM   #29
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His name is in the credits. And remember, it was 1982. He was a bit younger then.

Christopher Guest is not in this film.

His brother Nicholas Guest however..

Shame me for a fool. You are correct, sir.
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Old June 20 2013, 09:16 PM   #30
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His name is in the credits. And remember, it was 1982. He was a bit younger then.

Christopher Guest is not in this film.

His brother Nicholas Guest however..

Shame me for a fool. You are correct, sir.
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