RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 139,602
Posts: 5,424,939
Members: 24,810
Currently online: 424
Newest member: David Ellerman

TrekToday headlines

September Loot Crate Features Trek Surprise
By: T'Bonz on Sep 16

USS Enterprise Miniature Out For Refit
By: T'Bonz on Sep 16

Star Trek/Planet of the Apes Comic Crossover
By: T'Bonz on Sep 16

Trek 3 Shooting Next Spring?
By: T'Bonz on Sep 16

Star Trek: Alien Domain Game Announced
By: T'Bonz on Sep 15

Red Shirt Diaries Episode Three
By: T'Bonz on Sep 15

Made Out Of Mudd Photonovel
By: T'Bonz on Sep 15

Takei Has Growth Removed
By: T'Bonz on Sep 15

Retro Review: Tears of the Prophets
By: Michelle on Sep 12

New Wizkids Attack Wing Ships
By: T'Bonz on Sep 12


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Star Trek Movies > Star Trek Movies I-X

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old July 12 2014, 06:50 PM   #46
publiusr
Commodore
 
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.
publiusr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 12 2014, 11:32 PM   #47
Nightowl1701
Commander
 
Location: Orlando, FL
Re: Star Trek II: The God Thing

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.
Nightowl1701 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 13 2014, 01:21 AM   #48
trevanian
Rear Admiral
 
Re: Star Trek II: The God Thing

publiusr wrote: View Post
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.
trevanian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 13 2014, 11:15 AM   #49
Maurice
Vice Admiral
 
Maurice's Avatar
 
Location: Maurice in San Francisco
Re: Star Trek II: The God Thing

Nightowl1701 wrote: View Post
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.
__________________
* * *
"If you wanted to get a good meeting... just go in and
say 'darker, grittier, sexier' and whatever."
—Glen Larson, 2010
Maurice is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 13 2014, 08:47 PM   #50
publiusr
Commodore
 
Re: Star Trek II: The God Thing

That is called the Endeavour class by some--I've seen those nacelles on FJ's Constitution blueprints--what with the more chunky saucer.
publiusr is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 01:44 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.