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Old February 4 2012, 12:24 AM   #16
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I always heard it was Berman who didn't want them released however I am uncertain of that because Enterprise had blooper reels made and released..... it would be a shame to not see them but if Patrick Stewart is against it then I suppose we will never see them. Someone needs to ask about this at a convention.
Don't worry I'll find out.
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Old February 4 2012, 12:32 AM   #17
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Did the shift in visual style in season three happen because of a change in cinematographers, an edict by Rick Berman, studio pressure, something else, or a combination of those?
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Old February 4 2012, 01:04 AM   #18
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I think it's tough to know what kinds of questions to ask without knowing even vaguely in which capacity/department this person worked.
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Old February 4 2012, 01:06 AM   #19
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I understand. Producer and Post Production, various positions through TNG and early VOY
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Old February 4 2012, 02:07 AM   #20
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When the shows were being produced, did the producers ever put any though into how the shows might be transferred to and aired in HD one day (kind of like how Babylon 5 was produced), besides just shooting on film?

And what type of lenses and film stock were used? I know that the Reeves-Stevens book "The Making of Deep Space Nine" mentions that TNG used 24mm lenses and DS9 used 20mm lenses, but were you shooting on Super 35 or regular 35 with Wide Angle lenses? Did you do any shooting with anamorphic or hard matte boxes?
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Old February 4 2012, 07:51 AM   #21
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My understanding is that "too short a season" was an episode that was going to include Captain Kirk. I don't remember if there was a reason they didn't go that route, or if they planned to include him in a future episode at some point?
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Old February 4 2012, 08:24 AM   #22
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I understand. Producer and Post Production, various positions through TNG and early VOY
That sounds suspiciously like Wendy Neuss. How close am I?
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Old February 4 2012, 08:57 AM   #23
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Who (of the main cast members) ate the most of the food at meal breaks?
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Old February 5 2012, 08:38 PM   #24
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Funniest person on set?

Who was the unsung hero on the crew?

Who had the biggest trailer?

Can you remember the day when Roddenberry died?

Can you remember the day Mark Leonard/Leonard Nimoy/Jimmy Doohan came onto the set?

Who opened the turbolift doors?

Who was the first to break up a scene by laughing?


That should keep you going.

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Old February 6 2012, 04:13 AM   #25
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Ask them to define the relationship between Berman and Roddenberry. I'd be interested in when they began to part ways in their creative vision of the show and how the writers kept it together when the fighting began. And which writers fell into each camp.

Thanks!
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Old February 6 2012, 04:26 AM   #26
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Ask about Maurice Hurley and how he was seen by the other staff, including the writers.
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Old February 6 2012, 04:34 AM   #27
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Ask them to define the relationship between Berman and Roddenberry. I'd be interested in when they began to part ways in their creative vision of the show and how the writers kept it together when the fighting began. And which writers fell into each camp.

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Berman did his best to keep TNG true to the Gene's vision. I'm sorry if this wasn't clear, but this is to jog her memory not write an expose.
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Old February 6 2012, 07:38 PM   #28
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Were there any famous guest stars we almost had? I know about Robing Williams but that's about it.
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Old February 7 2012, 12:25 AM   #29
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Were there any famous guest stars we almost had? I know about Robing Williams but that's about it.
Going off this post, what about famous guest visitor. For example I recall hearing about Reagan visiting the TNG set at one point.
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Old February 7 2012, 02:00 AM   #30
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When the shows were being produced, did the producers ever put any though into how the shows might be transferred to and aired in HD one day (kind of like how Babylon 5 was produced), besides just shooting on film?

And what type of lenses and film stock were used? I know that the Reeves-Stevens book "The Making of Deep Space Nine" mentions that TNG used 24mm lenses and DS9 used 20mm lenses, but were you shooting on Super 35 or regular 35 with Wide Angle lenses? Did you do any shooting with anamorphic or hard matte boxes?
I can actually answer some of these:

  • DP's Jonathan West and Marvin Rush didn't start thinking about protecting for 16x9 until Season 5 of DS9 and Season 3 of VOY.
  • They used Panavision zoom lenses and Kodak film stock. They weren't limited to any one focal length.
  • They shot 4-perf with standard 35mm cameras at least until the seasons mentioned.
  • Anamorphic lenses were only used to accomplish certain post production panning shots as seen in "The Last Outpost" and "The Battle", among others.
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