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The Next Generation All Good Things come to an end...but not here.

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Old August 6 2014, 07:52 AM   #16
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Re: Why are their inaccurate models on the set?

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^ Ah, but are they...blue?
They're not canon if they're not
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Old August 6 2014, 08:23 AM   #17
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Re: Why are their inaccurate models on the set?

A single Starfleet officer was responsible for building all those display models that wound up in captains' ready rooms throughout the fleet. The times that he built models that were actually faithful to construction designs were when that officer, Lieutenant Steve McCroskey, picked the wrong days to stop sniffing glue.
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Old August 6 2014, 01:46 PM   #18
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Because whether it's in-universe explanation or just talking about it as a TV production, these are all items made by human beings and human beings are fallible. Deal with it.
I'd supposed the thread title was a sly admission that, yeah, these things happen.
Beat me to it!
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Old August 6 2014, 02:29 PM   #19
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Re: Why are their inaccurate models on the set?

"Why are their inaccurate models on the set?"

as opposed to why are my inaccurate models on the set? Or his, hers, ours, or yours?

Or did you mean "there"?

Aside from grammar, I'd say they use off-the-shelf ships to kitbash to cheaply come up with either fleet-building or new ships by adding bits of random stuff - the New Orleans class, for example, had markers for the two tubes atop the ship. Probably before CGI ships became cheap enough to hit the copy button in the software. But the upside is we get new and unique models to discuss and wonder about!
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Old August 7 2014, 07:50 PM   #20
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Re: Why are their inaccurate models on the set?

Maybe the model makers got it right, and it's those idiots in spacedock who put the Enterprise's nacelles on backwards!
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Old August 8 2014, 06:46 AM   #21
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Maybe the model makers got it right, and it's those idiots in spacedock who put the Enterprise's nacelles on backwards!
No, no, that won't work. If the starship were backing up all the time at warp that beeping noise would be driving everyone crazy.
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Old August 8 2014, 06:57 AM   #22
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Scotty would have disconnected the alarm out of annoyance.
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Old August 12 2014, 10:49 PM   #23
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Most of the inaccurate models were the result of quick-n-dirty kit builds being accidentally dropped when moved onto the set. Set dressers are always under the gun to move very quickly, and it's not uncommon for props to get damaged, especially something as fragile as a plastic model kit. In the case of the silver AMT TMP Enterprise, the kit was repaired multiple times by someone who apparently didn't know the proper configuration of the ship and just needed to get it onto the set in time. Both Rick Sternbach and I offered to help, but we were told that he was in such a rush that he never had time to run up to the art department to ask, and there just never seemed to be an opportunity where the model was available for us to repair.
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Old August 13 2014, 08:51 AM   #24
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Wow. There you have it from the "horses mouth".

I don't know if you check back on your posts Mike, but I want to thank you for the love and care you have brought to the remaster project.

And if I may be cheeky - Any plans for DS9?
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Old August 13 2014, 06:01 PM   #25
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Re: Why are their inaccurate models on the set?

Every time I see that one of the real Trek people make an appearance on the site it amazes me; real people appearing here and interacting with the fans when sometimes we can be a bit of an obsessive/crazy group of lunatics. It is appreciated.
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Old August 14 2014, 06:15 AM   #26
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Remember that a lot of people that worked on TNG - ENT were themselves members of the fanbase in the 1960s to 1980s before getting a job to work on Star Trek.
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Old August 14 2014, 12:35 PM   #27
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We're not real people?
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Old August 14 2014, 09:16 PM   #28
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We're not real people?
I'm not. I'm a Holodeck fantasy.
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Old August 14 2014, 10:50 PM   #29
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We're not real people?
As far as I know, I've never read your name in the credits of any Star Trek production. You are merely one of us, he is The Michael Okuda.
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Old August 15 2014, 01:26 PM   #30
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Hallowed be his Okudagrams!
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