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Old September 3 2014, 07:08 PM   #1
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Type-15 Shuttlepod optical isolinear chip storage.

Greetings,

I am working on a full scale replica of the Type-15 Shuttlepod mock-up from TNG.

Full story on The Replica Prop Forum.

I am looking for the source of the optical isolinear chip storage unit as seen in the rear access of the shuttlepod in "The Minds Eye".

Cover on

Cover off

This does not appear to be scratch built but something else that has been redressed.

Can anyone identify the source of this prop?

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Old September 4 2014, 08:39 AM   #2
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Re: Type-15 Shuttlepod optical isolinear chip storage.

Whatever it is, they had plenty to go around.
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Old September 4 2014, 09:45 PM   #3
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Re: Type-15 Shuttlepod optical isolinear chip storage.

I wonder if it was just a simple buck someone made up and vac-formed a bunch of them. Hey, maybe Rick Sternbach might chime in with something.

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Old September 5 2014, 02:21 PM   #4
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Re: Type-15 Shuttlepod optical isolinear chip storage.

Herkimer Jitty wrote: View Post
Whatever it is, they had plenty to go around.
Nice catch, never noticed them before. Do you know which episode these were in?

Albertese wrote: View Post
I wonder if it was just a simple buck someone made up and vac-formed a bunch of them. Hey, maybe Rick Sternbach might chime in with something.

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I would love to get some feedback from the experts on several aspects of this project, Rick Sternbach on the design, Mike Okuda on some of the LCARS and stickers, and especially Richard McKenzie on some of the construction details and materials used. It does not appear that Mr. McKenzie is a member of this forum.

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Old September 5 2014, 03:25 PM   #5
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Re: Type-15 Shuttlepod optical isolinear chip storage.

the removable cover looks like it came from a toaster while the raised part looks like a 70's poloroid
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Old September 6 2014, 06:13 PM   #6
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Re: Type-15 Shuttlepod optical isolinear chip storage.

Albertese wrote: View Post
I wonder if it was just a simple buck someone made up and vac-formed a bunch of them. Hey, maybe Rick Sternbach might chime in with something.

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The chunky plastic housing looks like something the shop either bought or vacuformed. However, the rounded-corner "cover plate" actually goes back to ST:TMP, as one of the longer pearlescent silver storage cases that I made blue labels for (CTYO STORAGE - ANDROMEDA STRAIN). You can see people carrying those cases in TMP and maybe WoK. The storage cases would slip into racks, and only the ends would be visible. Somehow, the ends of the original big cases were "mis-identified" or deliberately modded into cover plates for chips and other widgets.

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Old September 7 2014, 07:22 AM   #7
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Re: Type-15 Shuttlepod optical isolinear chip storage.

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The chunky plastic housing looks like something the shop either bought or vacuformed. However, the rounded-corner "cover plate" actually goes back to ST:TMP, as one of the longer pearlescent silver storage cases that I made blue labels for (CTYO STORAGE - ANDROMEDA STRAIN). You can see people carrying those cases in TMP and maybe WoK. The storage cases would slip into racks, and only the ends would be visible. Somehow, the ends of the original big cases were "mis-identified" or deliberately modded into cover plates for chips and other widgets.
Unfortunately I don't have access to a vacuum former but I do have access to a large scale 3D printer and am proficient in 3D modeling

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Old September 7 2014, 01:22 PM   #8
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Re: Type-15 Shuttlepod optical isolinear chip storage.

3-D printing is going to revolutionize prop making for sci-fi shows/movies.
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