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

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Old July 12 2014, 06:50 PM   #46
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Re: Star Trek II: The God Thing

I liked it okay enough, but that's me. Hell, I even appreciated what they were trying to do with JAWS Revenge--it just didn't work out.
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Old July 12 2014, 11:32 PM   #47
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Something just finally clicked with me the other day. An old Enterprise design first seen in one of Geoffrey Mandel's Star Fleet Handbooks in 1978, said to be by Mike Minor for Star Trek II:



The script excerpt of The God Thing says it's the 'familiar' form of the Enterprise in drydock (not some radical redesign, certainly not some all-new ship), with an 'improved, new' warp nacelle open on the side for antimatter refueling. The design seen above seems perfect for such an image.

I'd always wondered where that design fit into the Phase II timeline. But given that the rest of the design (except for a smaller deflector dish) is otherwise identical to the TOS version, and they were talking a $5 million budget in 1975, maybe I was thinking of the wrong Star Trek II! Maybe this was the redesign intended for The God Thing. Maybe they would've got the TOS model back from the Air & Space Museum somehow, slapped on the new engines and roll camera.
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Old July 13 2014, 01:21 AM   #48
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Re: Star Trek II: The God Thing

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I liked it okay enough, but that's me. Hell, I even appreciated what they were trying to do with JAWS Revenge--it just didn't work out.
I had really high expectations, which is like screaming to be let down. Even so, some of the dumber crewmembers are SO dumb that I haven't even ever rewatched it, despite it being very pretty and having the best CG on CG ship collision I could imagine.
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Old July 13 2014, 11:15 AM   #49
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Re: Star Trek II: The God Thing

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Something just finally clicked with me the other day. An old Enterprise design first seen in one of Geoffrey Mandel's Star Fleet Handbooks in 1978, said to be by Mike Minor for Star Trek II:

I wouldn't put give that image much weight. It looks like a fan trying to interpret a concept painting, but concepts are just that, concepts. It doesn't mean such a design was every seriously considered.
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Old July 13 2014, 08:47 PM   #50
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That is called the Endeavour class by some--I've seen those nacelles on FJ's Constitution blueprints--what with the more chunky saucer.
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