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Old December 3 2013, 08:28 PM   #46
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Re: Travel Pod - with a booster???

I do question the accuracy of some of Taylor's claims. He worked for the VFX house, so, for example why would he be consulted about things like the bridge set? That's not typically how it works in Hollywood in a union shop like Paramount.
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Old December 4 2013, 04:41 PM   #47
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Well, he's a DESIGNER, not strictly a builder. They were working to build Star Trek as a new TV series, which meant they needed to make sure their VFX would work out reasonably well without a lot of hickups.
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Old December 5 2013, 10:22 AM   #48
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He also seems to be mis-remembering the "twelve-foot doors" thing, which appears to be applicable only for the Phase II model.
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Old December 5 2013, 10:42 AM   #49
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Well, he's a DESIGNER, not strictly a builder. They were working to build Star Trek as a new TV series, which meant they needed to make sure their VFX would work out reasonably well without a lot of hickups.
Taylor was working for RA&A on TMP, not Phase 2. Magicam and Brick Price were doing Phase 2.

I was saying Taylor's claims re some of the design decisions he said he influenced (seat restraints, etc.) don't match what a VFX design director would normally do. I suppose it's possible he toured the sets and questioned some of the design decisions, but he seems to overstate his involvement in the process outside the VFX. But by this time I'm used to various people who worked on Trek all claiming to have suggested or designed the same thing.
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Old December 6 2013, 05:44 AM   #50
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Re: Travel Pod - with a booster???

Bit of a stretch, but I'll throw it out there...the travel pod was fitted with a rear projection rig to throw up the image of the passengers such that they could be seen from front view. Could this "booster" be the remnant of part of that apparatus?
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Old December 6 2013, 07:27 AM   #51
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It was used with rear projection in TMP without any such additions.
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Old December 7 2013, 10:44 PM   #52
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I'd like to see the Pod being the command section of a spartan ringship Enterprise-type warpsled. It can detach after a transit
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