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Old September 13 2013, 05:16 AM   #31
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Re: Favourite Warp Effect...

I like the effects from 2009 and Into Darkness. The whole warp tunnel concept makes sense for me, that you wouldn't just see stars move quicker.

The trail when the ship jumps to warp I'm not a fan of, but it's not a problem, just a little much.
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Old September 13 2013, 10:31 AM   #32
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Re: Favourite Warp Effect...

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TNG/DS9/VOY/ENT's warp effects always annoyed me. The stars streak past way too quickly to be in any way realistic. And the elastic band/Q poof jump just doesn't work for me. What is that flash of light supposed to be and where does it come from?
I just rewatched Into Darkness, and there are streaking stars during warp, particularly with the warp "tunnel" when the Vengeance is chasing the Enterprise. Kind of hard to see because of the different shades of blue, black, and white, but they're there. Perhaps to your annoyance, the stars streak by *much* faster and quicker than TNG/DS9/VOY/ENT ever did
I just rewatched the scene but I can't see them.
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Old September 13 2013, 01:09 PM   #33
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1st: TMP
2nd: Into Darkness (including pixie dust)
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Old September 13 2013, 09:26 PM   #34
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Re: Favourite Warp Effect...

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TNG/DS9/VOY/ENT's warp effects always annoyed me. The stars streak past way too quickly to be in any way realistic. And the elastic band/Q poof jump just doesn't work for me. What is that flash of light supposed to be and where does it come from?
I just rewatched Into Darkness, and there are streaking stars during warp, particularly with the warp "tunnel" when the Vengeance is chasing the Enterprise. Kind of hard to see because of the different shades of blue, black, and white, but they're there. Perhaps to your annoyance, the stars streak by *much* faster and quicker than TNG/DS9/VOY/ENT ever did
I just rewatched the scene but I can't see them.
Correction on my part: perhaps not the chase scene, but the first warp scene, right after Kirk's speech to the crew about hunting Khan on Kronos (specifically, when the Enterprise is flying towards the camera).

On a side note, I rewatched the chase scene after your post, and noticed that when the Vengeance knocks the Enterprise out of warp, breaking through the warp tunnel sounded a lot like a TNG-style warp flash. It's perhaps coincidence and unintentional that the sound effect just happens to sound like that, but it still made me smile.

Speaking as a nitpicker, of course.
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Old September 14 2013, 05:24 AM   #35
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The TMP effect has always been my favourite.
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Old September 14 2013, 07:04 PM   #36
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I did not care for the artificial tube of lights in TMP, but the look of the ship as it went to warp with the lighting being left behind for a few moments- perfect for superluminal acceleration.
Same here. The TWOK lost the tube thankfully. My concept would be to use that, but on warp to go back to the TOS non-effect. Transwarp should be the TWOK effect within the JJprise tube.
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Old September 14 2013, 08:59 PM   #37
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For me it's hands down the JJ versions. The ship actually feels powerful and fast.
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Old September 14 2013, 10:35 PM   #38
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The Abramsverse warp effect.

It really shows warp as being a powerful, dangerous ride.
This.

The pretty colors used in the TOS films are way too cartoony.
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Old September 14 2013, 10:38 PM   #39
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Re: Favourite Warp Effect...

I liked the warping effect from TNG, DS9, and VOY the best.
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Old September 15 2013, 07:25 PM   #40
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ST09. It sounds powerful and looks fast. The instant acceleration and deceleration is great. Whenever a ship enters warp or comes out of one, it's an event, just as it should be. Not really digging the 'pixie dust' trails from STiD, interferes with the visual representation of speed IMHO.

Otherwise, warp always just felt so languid and slow
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Old September 15 2013, 08:10 PM   #41
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Re: Favourite Warp Effect...



It is very...colourful, but the overlapping layers traveling at different rates is kind of interesting.

Notice there are two "light booms", one when the effect engages, another when she finally goes to warp.

And yeah, going to warp should never involve the term "finally".
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Old September 15 2013, 09:28 PM   #42
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Re: Favourite Warp Effect...

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It is very...colourful, but the overlapping layers traveling at different rates is kind of interesting.

Notice there are two "light booms", one when the effect engages, another when she finally goes to warp.

And yeah, going to warp should never involve the term "finally".
I've looked at it as that the ship has already gone to warp and what we're seeing is an after-image.
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Old September 16 2013, 12:26 AM   #43
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Re: Favourite Warp Effect...

That could well be it, and a very early version of the Picard Manouver effect.
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Old September 16 2013, 08:06 AM   #44
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Re: Favourite Warp Effect...

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I'm either going to be very pleased or very sorry for making everyone start using the term pixie dust here...
I love the pixie dust.

For me it's easily STiD's version of the warp effect.
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Old September 16 2013, 08:42 AM   #45
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It is very...colourful, but the overlapping layers traveling at different rates is kind of interesting.

Notice there are two "light booms", one when the effect engages, another when she finally goes to warp.

And yeah, going to warp should never involve the term "finally".
Oooh I could look at that all day!
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