RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 143,844
Posts: 5,636,712
Members: 25,487
Currently online: 405
Newest member: meeeeeeeeee69

TrekToday headlines

Retro Review: The Dogs of War
By: Michelle on Mar 28

Takei Calls For Boycott
By: T'Bonz on Mar 27

April-May 2015 Trek Conventions And Appearances
By: T'Bonz on Mar 27

Quinto TV Alert
By: T'Bonz on Mar 26

Shatner Remembers Nimoy
By: T'Bonz on Mar 26

Star Trek Delta Coin Pouches
By: T'Bonz on Mar 25

Takei Museum Fundraiser In Progress
By: T'Bonz on Mar 25

Star Trek 3 Villain?
By: T'Bonz on Mar 25

Montgomery Comic Book Signing
By: T'Bonz on Mar 24

Mulgrew To Receive Award
By: T'Bonz on Mar 24


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Star Trek TV Series > Star Trek - Original Series

Star Trek - Original Series The one that started it all...

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old January 30 2009, 04:21 AM   #1
Neroon
Mod of balance
 
Neroon's Avatar
 
Location: On my ship the Rocinante
Props Re-used

I've been going through my neighbor's set of TOS DVD's. One of things that has always impressed me is the rather creative way in which the prop masters took existing props used in one episode, took them apart and reassembled them for other episodes. Often times, I'd completely missed it. Right now I'm watching "Gamesters of Triskelion", and the scene where Kirk contends with the Providers in their underground chamber has just completed. In it, you see the bubble that is topped with a red star, covering the Providers. That is re-used from the top of Lazarus' ship in "The Alternative Factor." In the background of that same scene is the matte painting that was used for the pergeum mining facility on Janus VI.

Most viewers probably take these things for granted; I know I once did. However, I suspect when we think about it some part of us is impressed at least a bit with the prop work in this series. I could think of several others, but then where'd be the fun in that? Your turn.
__________________
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
- Terry Pratchett -
Neroon is offline  
Old January 30 2009, 04:23 AM   #2
sbk1234
Rear Admiral
 
sbk1234's Avatar
 
Location: Los Angeles
Re: Props Re-used

The Atavachron from the episode where Beta Niobe goes nova was originally Gary Seven's computer from Assignment Earth.
__________________
In all the history of the world, a riot has NEVER broken out at a Sci-Fi convention.

"It's a fucking TV show!" - Gary Lockwood
sbk1234 is offline  
Old January 30 2009, 04:37 AM   #3
trevanian
Rear Admiral
 
Re: Props Re-used

sbk1234 wrote: View Post
The Atavachron from the episode where Beta Niobe goes nova was originally Gary Seven's computer from Assignment Earth.
I thought Seven's thing was from THE ULTIMATE COMPUTER.
trevanian is offline  
Old January 30 2009, 04:39 AM   #4
IrritatingGameOfChess
Lieutenant Commander
 
IrritatingGameOfChess's Avatar
 
Location: USA
Re: Props Re-used

The Romulan cloaking device in "The Enterprise Incident" is Nomad from "The Changeling," with a few alterations. I always loved that!
IrritatingGameOfChess is offline  
Old January 30 2009, 04:41 AM   #5
Neroon
Mod of balance
 
Neroon's Avatar
 
Location: On my ship the Rocinante
Re: Props Re-used

trevanian wrote: View Post
sbk1234 wrote: View Post
The Atavachron from the episode where Beta Niobe goes nova was originally Gary Seven's computer from Assignment Earth.
I thought Seven's thing was from THE ULTIMATE COMPUTER.
No, the Atavachron/Gary Seven's machine were the same. The M5 in "Ultimate Computer" was distinctly different, though it may have been used elsewhere.
__________________
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
- Terry Pratchett -
Neroon is offline  
Old January 30 2009, 05:16 AM   #6
Red Ranger
Admiral
 
Red Ranger's Avatar
 
Location: New York City, the greatest city in the world!
Re: Props Re-used

The high-back command chair used by Kirk in Mirror, Mirror was also used by Commodore Wesley on the Lexington in The Ultimate Computer. -- RR
__________________
"I've got a fever, and the only prescription is more cowbell!"

"I would make this war as severe as possible, and show no symptoms of tiring till the South begs for mercy." -- William Tecumseh Sherman
Red Ranger is offline  
Old January 30 2009, 06:23 AM   #7
uniderth
Commander
 
uniderth's Avatar
 
Re: Props Re-used

Klingon cruisers reused as Romulan cruiser. Probably the most obvious fo the reuses.
__________________
Star Trek (The Complete Voyages)
uniderth is offline  
Old January 30 2009, 07:08 AM   #8
Captain Robert April
Vice Admiral
 
Location: In selfless service to fandom, on the road to becoming a Star Trek trivia god...
Re: Props Re-used

Most of M-5 was used to build Gary Seven's computer, which was then used pretty much unchanged as the Atavachron.

As far as hand props go, the communicator from The Cage turned into McCoy's little remote control in "Spock's Brain", and Garth's little universal remote was a Phaser I upside down, painted blue, with some added buttons.
Captain Robert April is offline  
Old January 30 2009, 07:39 AM   #9
Ar-Pharazon
Rear Admiral
 
Ar-Pharazon's Avatar
 
Re: Props Re-used

The Tholian web-spinner with 2 engines added onto it reused for the Aurora (non-remastered).
Ar-Pharazon is offline  
Old January 30 2009, 07:49 AM   #10
Therin of Andor
Admiral
 
Therin of Andor's Avatar
 
Location: New Therin Park, Andor (via Australia)
View Therin of Andor's Twitter Profile
Re: Props Re-used

uniderth wrote: View Post
Klingon cruisers reused as Romulan cruiser. Probably the most obvious fo the reuses.
The model was created to be a Klingon ship, yes, but it debuted as a Romulan vessel. The model used for the Romulan vessel in "Balance of Terror" had gone missing. Supposedly it was mostly plaster, and somebody had dropped it. Or stolen it, but it's never reappeared.
__________________
Thiptho lapth! Ian (Entire post is personal opinion)
The Andor Files @ http://andorfiles.blogspot.com/
http://therinofandor.blogspot.com/
Therin of Andor is offline  
Old January 30 2009, 08:06 AM   #11
Gil T.Azell
Rear Admiral
 
Gil T.Azell's Avatar
 
Location: Gil T.Azell
Re: Props Re-used

Therin of Andor wrote: View Post
uniderth wrote: View Post
Klingon cruisers reused as Romulan cruiser. Probably the most obvious fo the reuses.
The model was created to be a Klingon ship, yes, but it debuted as a Romulan vessel. The model used for the Romulan vessel in "Balance of Terror" had gone missing. Supposedly it was mostly plaster, and somebody had dropped it. Or stolen it, but it's never reappeared.
Plus they covered their asses some what by having Spock say
__________________
Ok Muppets From Space is not a movie you want to watch when you no longer smoke pot, lol.
Gil T.Azell is offline  
Old January 30 2009, 08:24 AM   #12
M'Sharak
Definitely Herbert. Maybe.
 
M'Sharak's Avatar
 
Location: Terra Inlandia
Re: Props Re-used

Several similar pieces seen in "The Apple":

http://tos.trekcore.com/gallery/albu...eapple_235.jpg

One of them turns up again as a piece of art in "The Cloud Minders".

http://tos.trekcore.com/gallery/albu...inders0173.jpg
__________________
"It is my belief that nearly any invented quotation, played with
confidence, stands a good chance to deceive."
— Mark Twain
M'Sharak is offline  
Old January 30 2009, 02:08 PM   #13
CDP
Commodore
 
Location: Great Britain (ex Geordieland)
Re: Props Re-used

the disruptors used by the emenians in a taste or armageddon were the same used by klingons and romulans throughout the series
__________________
"Maybe you should talk to Worf Again!" - Damar to Weyoun.
CDP is offline  
Old January 30 2009, 02:32 PM   #14
Neroon
Mod of balance
 
Neroon's Avatar
 
Location: On my ship the Rocinante
Re: Props Re-used

IrritatingGameOfChess wrote: View Post
The Romulan cloaking device in "The Enterprise Incident" is Nomad from "The Changeling," with a few alterations. I always loved that!
That same cloaking device was composed of yet another previously used prop...... anyone?
__________________
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
- Terry Pratchett -
Neroon is offline  
Old January 30 2009, 05:04 PM   #15
Dayton Ward
Word Pusher
 
Dayton Ward's Avatar
 
View Dayton Ward's Twitter Profile
Re: Props Re-used

One of the orbs/spheres/whatever they were from "Return to Tomorrow?"
__________________
www.daytonward.com

"tlhingAn HoL, Mother F*cker! Do you speak it?!"
Dayton Ward is offline  
Closed Thread

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 12:34 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.