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

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Old December 29 2013, 12:35 AM   #1
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First Contact Jeep Thing

In the first few shots of earth we see half of some sort of vehicle. Does anyone know what it is?

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Old December 31 2013, 06:40 PM   #2
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Probably some left over vehicle from WWIII
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Old December 31 2013, 07:39 PM   #3
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^I'm inclined to agree.
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Old December 31 2013, 08:27 PM   #4
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Tweet Frakes and ask him, maybe he'll remember?
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Old December 31 2013, 10:31 PM   #5
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Re: First Contact Jeep Thing

trekker670 wrote: View Post
Probably some left over vehicle from WWIII
Haha. Of course. But is it an actual surplus vehicle they used for filming, or did they custom build it? Or maybe it's just the back end and there is no front.


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Tweet Frakes and ask him, maybe he'll remember?
"Hey, Jon, remember that little movie you made a few years ago? Good, there is the rear end of a vehicle in one of the scenes. Do you remember what vehicle that is?"

Eh that might be a bit long for a tweet.
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Old January 1 2014, 02:45 AM   #6
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It was Zee's getaway car for when Lily started nagging.
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Old January 2 2014, 07:17 PM   #7
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Perhaps a makeshift water well pump? like that truck turning a water pump in predator.
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Old January 2 2014, 11:54 PM   #8
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Is it even a truck or just something with a wheel or barrel next to it?
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Old January 3 2014, 12:09 AM   #9
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Looks like some kind of farming vehicle.
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Old January 4 2014, 02:42 AM   #10
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Personally, I like the description 'Jeep Thing'.
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Old January 4 2014, 03:33 AM   #11
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I think what you're seeing is the rear wheel and fender of this.
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Old January 4 2014, 04:21 AM   #12
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I think what you're seeing is the rear wheel and fender of this.
Zeframe Cochrane drinking? Don't be silly. He doesn't even have wheels. Not yet, anyway.
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Old January 4 2014, 05:05 AM   #13
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You can also see it during the final pullback at the end of the film. I always notice it because the different elements that make up that effects shot drift out of alignment just a little bit.
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Old January 4 2014, 06:22 AM   #14
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Perhaps it was the Patrick Stewart's Jeep.
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Old January 6 2014, 07:48 AM   #15
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Thanks for those other screen caps. I think it's clear that as is it's not a real world military vehicle. At least not any I'm familiar with. It just looks like a kit bash. I think the vehicle Maurice posted is the same thing. A few elements look different, but a lot looks the same. I'll have to rewatch the film and be on the look out for the "Jeep Thing."
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