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Old August 21 2007, 07:59 AM   #46
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Re: Photo request -- Enterprise hangar deck studio miniature

Thomas C Lai, the designer of the Long Beach USN and Amarillo USAF fonts, tells me they are not the official names but were given by him in honor of the defunct Long Beach Naval Shipyard and Amarillo Air Force Base. Mr.Lai's fonts are based on official military fonts but are not themselves official. In the USAF 1998 version of USAF Technical Order 1-1-4, which specifies the shape and spacing of the letters, the type face is referred to by the catchy name "VERTICAL BLOCK TYPE."
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Old August 21 2007, 09:28 PM   #47
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Masao said:
Thomas C Lai, the designer of the Long Beach USN and Amarillo USAF fonts, tells me they are not the official names but were given by him in honor of the defunct Long Beach Naval Shipyard and Amarillo Air Force Base. Mr.Lai's fonts are based on official military fonts but are not themselves official. In the USAF 1998 version of USAF Technical Order 1-1-4, which specifies the shape and spacing of the letters, the type face is referred to by the catchy name "VERTICAL BLOCK TYPE."
I've heard the name before, but it's nice to know that it's "official."
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Old August 27 2013, 03:11 AM   #48
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This topic and the amazing photos in post #8 deserve to be revived. Any better resolution versions of these ever show up? They are amazing!
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Old August 27 2013, 04:04 AM   #49
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This topic and the amazing photos in post #8 deserve to be revived. Any better resolution versions of these ever show up? They are amazing!
Thank you for reviving this post. I haven't seen it back in 2007 (I don't think I was regularly reading TrekBBS at the time) and I missed those amazing pictures. I don't think they were ever released before and they have not been seen since.
Anybody knows where they come from?

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Old August 27 2013, 08:16 AM   #50
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Not to hijack the thread.. does anyone know if there were any publicity shots taken for these episodes:

The Doomsday Machine
The Ultimate Computer
The Omega Glory
The Tholien Web

Thanks!
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Old August 27 2013, 11:51 PM   #51
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This topic and the amazing photos in post #8 deserve to be revived. Any better resolution versions of these ever show up? They are amazing!
Six year old threads never deserve to be revived.

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Old August 28 2013, 12:10 AM   #52
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^Then how will anyone rediscover the really interesting ones?
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Old August 28 2013, 12:14 AM   #53
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People can search and read all they like.

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Old August 28 2013, 02:37 AM   #54
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This topic and the amazing photos in post #8 deserve to be revived. Any better resolution versions of these ever show up? They are amazing!
Six year old threads never deserve to be revived.


Sorry about that but my purpose in reviving it was to see if any better resolution photos of the hangar bay ever showed up. I didn't feel that starting a new thread was warranted.
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Old August 28 2013, 02:46 AM   #55
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I didn't feel that starting a new thread was warranted.
I think the TrekBBS management likes showing off their really big...

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Old August 28 2013, 03:01 AM   #56
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This topic and the amazing photos in post #8 deserve to be revived. Any better resolution versions of these ever show up? They are amazing!
Six year old threads never deserve to be revived.


Sorry about that but my purpose in reviving it was to see if any better resolution photos of the hangar bay ever showed up. I didn't feel that starting a new thread was warranted.
I understand, and to be fair I have left it open.

It's better to start new threads than to resurrect old ones, especially because you may be replying to people who no longer post here.

This case seems fine, but I don't want it to become normal to resurrect threads that are long, long dead.

Fair enough?
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Old August 28 2013, 05:06 AM   #57
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My usual approach to things like this is to start a new thread and link then quote or link posts from the mothballed thread where necessary.
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Old August 28 2013, 05:31 AM   #58
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Oooh the walking threads,, scary...
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Old August 28 2013, 06:33 AM   #59
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Well, since the thread was revived, might as well bring these back...





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Old August 28 2013, 09:40 AM   #60
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Thanks, Maurice, I hadn't been able to see the port side close-up before.

Although I really don't want to be a party pooper I have to express my doubts (already did so in blssdwlf's WIP Enterprise thread) whether these close-up shots are genuine pictures of the original model (and not just an almost perfect reproduction of it):
  • On Richard Datin's Website (the ones with the bluescreen in the background) he also illustrated a decal sheet (featuring the exterior text signs on the 11-footer VFX Enterprise) saying that some of the texts made it into the shuttlebay VFX model. None of these text signs we see here is one from that decal sheet, in addition the font style is a different one than the style on the decal sheet
  • The Datin picture clearly shows the full length of the large port (and starboard) side embayment (in contrast to the actual VFX footage in the episodes where the embayment was "cut in half"). The Datin picture clearly shows that the middle of the embayment is just right of the "Warning Fire" sign. In the close-up shots from a magazine (which magazine?) the middle of the embayment is left of the "Warning Fire" sign.
I think this is substantial evidence that the close-up shots come from a very, very passionate attempt to faithfully reproduce the shuttlebay model,
but the model artist lacked reference materials revealing the actual length of these embayments and the original decal sheets.

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