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Old July 8 2014, 07:01 PM   #46
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Re: Interesting trims from Star Trek scripts

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Dr. Adams simply went "postal."
...a US Postal Service employee who has never stolen mail, nor shot a co-worker....
Yet.
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Old July 8 2014, 07:25 PM   #47
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(Psst...dude, way to antagonize him....)
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Old July 9 2014, 11:26 AM   #48
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Dr. Adams simply went "postal."
...a US Postal Service employee who has never stolen mail, nor shot a co-worker....
Yet.
Yet. Yeah, that goes without saying.
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Old July 9 2014, 12:25 PM   #49
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We need a TNG version of this thread...
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Old July 11 2014, 01:22 AM   #50
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Re: Interesting trims from Star Trek scripts

Sometimes there's some little content from a script that isn't really all that significant, but it fills in a gap--at least in nomenclature for some Trek props.

We all know these clipboard-thingies:



They were ubiquitous in TOS. These were the 1960's-era "magic slates" put into a black frame with a couple of blinkies at the top and a single push button. Kirk and Spock (and, well, McCoy and Uhura, for that matter) were forever reading and signing them with a fancy three-sided stylus. But what were they called? Did they ever have a name? What can or should we call them when referring to them? Over the years, I've seen "TOS logbook," "Captain's logbook," "data pad," "PADD (personal success display device)," "electronic clipboard," and about 50 other titles--all of which make some amount of sense.

It turns out, the July 27, 1967 Final Draft script for "The Deadly Years" makes reference to this prop in Scene 48:

48 ANOTHER ANGLE

as Kirk starts toward his command chair, YEOMAN DORIS
ATKINS moves to him, with an electronic Feinberger
board
in her hand.

YEOMAN ATKINS
Will you sign this, sir?

Kirk glances at it, takes the pen from her, scribbles
his name on the board and hands it back to her. She
accepts it and walks back to her post. Kirk turns his
attention to Commodore Stocker.

(etc., etc., etc.)

Folks may remember that an important plot point involves the aging Kirk forgetting having signed the "fuel consumption report" that was displayed on this "electronic Feinberger board" device.

But the "important' (and I use the term hesitatingly) walkaway is that this thing was called an "electronic Feinberger board."

Of course, Irving Feinberg was the Property Master on Star Trek, and so many different things were (tongue firmly in cheek) named after him (such as the "Feinberg oscillating framizam" and the "Irvingoscope." So this would appear to be just another one of those many "Feinberg" devices.

Lacking any actual "in-universe" title for these "futuristic" clipboards, the "electronic Feinberger board" would seem to be as good a name as any for these ubiquitous devices. It's become my term of preference when referring to these everyday Trek props.

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Old July 11 2014, 05:01 AM   #51
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^The convention in the Pocket novels in recent years seems to be to call them "data slates."
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^The convention in the Pocket novels in recent years seems to be to call them "data slates."
Yes, "data slates" is another one of those "about 50" terms in use for the "electronic Feinberger board" to which I referred. It's a fine convention to adopt: it's maybe the best term of them all.
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Old July 12 2014, 01:32 PM   #53
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Re: Interesting trims from Star Trek scripts

Here's another interesting script tidbit.

We know that Harry Mudd was "wiving settlers"--transporting three women who ultimately were married off to the three Rigel miners. But there had been a fourth miner on Rigel until very recently. The May 26, 1966 Final Draft script for "Mudd's Women" had this interesting content--at Scene 74:

74 ANOTHER ANGLE

On Eve and Ben... at the window. In progress:

BEN
...and it blows like that all
the time.

CAMERA MOVES IN PAST THEM TO VIEW THE OUTSIDE THROUGH
THE WINDOW. It is darker outside now, a ghostly sight...
a desert windstorm... vague forms appear and disappear as
the gusts of wind ebb and flow with greater or less
intensity. Over this:

EVE
There were four of you to start?

BEN
(nods)
Charley Shorr stepped out into
that last month. You can get
lost a dozen feet from your own
doorstep if the wind comes up
sudden.

FLASHES OF LIGHT from the direction of the obscured sky
outside, a CRACKLING SOUND, not thunder, different. Eve is startled.

BBEN
Magnetic storm. You'll see the
wind really rip, soon.

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No real commentary. Just an interesting detail that was dispensed with.
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I've not looked at the outlines other than the jaw-dropping Operation: Destroy, where Kirk nukes Deneva[n].
I didn't see that one..
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Old July 12 2014, 08:23 PM   #55
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I've not looked at the outlines other than the jaw-dropping Operation: Destroy, where Kirk nukes Deneva[n].
I didn't see that one..
It's available to look at in the "Discovered Documents" section on the Mission Log Podcast website under Operation: Annihilate.
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Old July 13 2014, 01:31 AM   #56
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Here's another interesting script tidbit.

We know that Harry Mudd was "wiving settlers"--transporting three women who ultimately were married off to the three Rigel miners. But there had been a fourth miner on Rigel until very recently. The May 26, 1966 Final Draft script for "Mudd's Women" had this interesting content--at Scene 74...


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No real commentary. Just an interesting detail that was dispensed with.
Very interesting. That scene was filmed and broadcast though pretty much as it was written in the Revised Final Draft dated May 31, 1966 (with assorted revised pages to June).
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Old July 13 2014, 02:48 PM   #57
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...a US Postal Service employee who has never stolen mail, nor shot a co-worker....
Yet.
Yet. Yeah, that goes without saying.
But in the 24th century, postal workers have evolved beyond petty jealousies and now work only to better themselves ...

(that's only because the weather grid is in place & they can finally dispense with the 'neither rain nor sleet ... ')
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Yet.
Yet. Yeah, that goes without saying.
But in the 24th century, postal workers have evolved beyond petty jealousies and now work only to better themselves ...

(that's only because the weather grid is in place & they can finally dispense with the 'neither rain nor sleet ... ')
That utopian crap will never spoil us !!!!

Anyway, its just like any other workplace where 10% of the people do 90% of the work.
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I've not looked at the outlines other than the jaw-dropping Operation: Destroy, where Kirk nukes Deneva[n].
I didn't see that one..
It's available to look at in the "Discovered Documents" section on the Mission Log Podcast website under Operation: Annihilate.
Thanks for that...amazing!
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