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Old August 5 2015, 12:46 AM   #1
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Statues in the last act of The Omega Glory

Here's yet another example of something I never really noticed or thought about in all the decades I've been watching Trek.

In the last act of The Omega Glory, our heroes are in some big room with the Yangs. I presume it's a Yang room. It could be a Kohm room, but all the Yangs' paraphrenalia are there.

In the corners of the room are statues sitting on blue boxes. They look European, so it follows that it's a Yang room. However, they're dressed more like some kind of weird Roman/Indian hybrid, not like the other Yangs we see.

Where did the prop masters get the statues? I'm sure they weren't made for the episode, so they must be relics of an earlier show, or more likely a period movie of some kind. Does anyone recognize them?
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Old August 5 2015, 12:58 AM   #2
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I have no idea where they are from. I assume you mean the statues like the one in the background, here. http://strekonline.com/3981/star-tre...-glory-66#main
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Old August 5 2015, 05:13 AM   #3
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Re: Statues in the last act of The Omega Glory

Doug Otte wrote: View Post
Here's yet another example of something I never really noticed or thought about in all the decades I've been watching Trek.

In the last act of The Omega Glory, our heroes are in some big room with the Yangs. I presume it's a Yang room. It could be a Kohm room, but all the Yangs' paraphrenalia are there.

In the corners of the room are statues sitting on blue boxes. They look European, so it follows that it's a Yang room. However, they're dressed more like some kind of weird Roman/Indian hybrid, not like the other Yangs we see.

Where did the prop masters get the statues? I'm sure they weren't made for the episode, so they must be relics of an earlier show, or more likely a period movie of some kind. Does anyone recognize them?

The props and set decorations generally came from the (combined) Desilu and Paramount prop inventory. I haven't seen these pieces in other productions, but they will, no doubt, surface in some old movies eventually--once people know to look for them.

You're right: European-ish busts of women elevated up on Matt Jefferies-esque blue pedestals. There would appear to be one in each corner--at screen left and screen right.

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Old August 5 2015, 08:10 AM   #4
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Let us not forget that The Kohms took over the land of The Yangs as stated by Cloud William! "That which was ours is ours again and will never be taken from us again!"
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Old August 5 2015, 11:47 AM   #5
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The Kohms took over the land of The Yangs
Well, that was a Jim Kirk statement, and "You're a romantic, Jim".

"That which was ours is ours again and will never be taken from us again!"
And the Yangs were genocidal savages. It's probably not a good move to believe their propaganda. Who had this land first? And does it matter? Cloud William is probably right in his prediction, as he has just razed the last Kohm settlement remaining on the planet - but if the Kohms indeed once did that to the Yangs, then another round of rebellion and retaking might well be coming...

The Yangs seem to drag around quite a bit of holy paraphernalia, including that big flag and heavy book. Considering the impromptu-looking pedestals, one wonders if the statues didn't travel with them as well!

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Old August 5 2015, 01:35 PM   #6
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The Yangs could be somewhat like the Mongols were through their empire, which would mean, yes they brought their own statues.

I never thought about it, but that could be the main building in the Kohm village that they just took over, so were the statues theirs or did they not bother to remove them? Same think for the many drapes hanging around.
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Old August 7 2015, 09:33 PM   #7
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The Kohms took over the land of The Yangs
Well, that was a Jim Kirk statement, and "You're a romantic, Jim".

"That which was ours is ours again and will never be taken from us again!"
And the Yangs were genocidal savages. It's probably not a good move to believe their propaganda. Who had this land first? And does it matter? Cloud William is probably right in his prediction, as he has just razed the last Kohm settlement remaining on the planet - but if the Kohms indeed once did that to the Yangs, then another round of rebellion and retaking might well be coming...

The Yangs seem to drag around quite a bit of holy paraphernalia, including that big flag and heavy book. Considering the impromptu-looking pedestals, one wonders if the statues didn't travel with them as well!

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I don't buy the extermination of the Kohms planetwide. That continent, quite probably. But planetwide? I don't think the Yangs are technologically advanced enough to even care about planetwide. "Sea to shining sea" may be Yang territory, but across the sea? The Yangs probably don't go there, and don't care who does.
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Old August 7 2015, 09:37 PM   #8
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Re: Statues in the last act of The Omega Glory

^ Indeed. The Yangs took back what the Kohms took from them, but there isn't a shred of evidence of actual genocide. No mention is ever made about the Kohms' native land...

As for Omega IV in general, I find it interesting what Christopher put forth in his novels based on the Department of Temporal Investigations:

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Old August 8 2015, 12:04 AM   #9
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Thanks for your contributions, everyone, especially Greg. It would be interesting if someone saw those props in an earlier movie or show.
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Old August 8 2015, 12:07 AM   #10
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One other tangential observation: I stepped through the frames for the apocryphal "beaver shot". I know I did once before, but probably on the DVD, not the BD.

Anyway, it certainly does look like a "flasher" incident, but did women go "bald" during that era? I thought that was a recent fad. I apologize if anyone finds this topic offensive.
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Old August 8 2015, 12:43 AM   #11
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One other tangential observation: I stepped through the frames for the apocryphal "beaver shot". I know I did once before, but probably on the DVD, not the BD.

Anyway, it certainly does look like a "flasher" incident, but did women go "bald" during that era? I thought that was a recent fad. I apologize if anyone finds this topic offensive.
On the contrary, feel free to include a screen shot. 😊
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Old August 8 2015, 02:08 AM   #12
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Re: Statues in the last act of The Omega Glory

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One other tangential observation: I stepped through the frames for the apocryphal "beaver shot". I know I did once before, but probably on the DVD, not the BD.

Anyway, it certainly does look like a "flasher" incident, but did women go "bald" during that era? I thought that was a recent fad. I apologize if anyone finds this topic offensive.
On the contrary, feel free to include a screen shot. 😊
This is the first I've ever heard of this.
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Old August 8 2015, 02:34 AM   #13
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I want to know who's going to get in trouble for shredding an American flag in this episode!
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Old August 8 2015, 07:22 AM   #14
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Re: Statues in the last act of The Omega Glory

SonicRanger wrote: View Post
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Doug Otte wrote: View Post
One other tangential observation: I stepped through the frames for the apocryphal "beaver shot". I know I did once before, but probably on the DVD, not the BD.

Anyway, it certainly does look like a "flasher" incident, but did women go "bald" during that era? I thought that was a recent fad. I apologize if anyone finds this topic offensive.
On the contrary, feel free to include a screen shot. ��
This is the first I've ever heard of this.
I've never heard of it either, and you have to know the people making the episode would be highly vigilant against wardrobe malfunctions. But if Poltargyst isn't kidding, I'd like to know what scene he means. I'm not above taking a look.

"The Omega Glory" does have some revealing communicator shots. There's one scene where I swear you can see everything.
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Old August 8 2015, 08:56 AM   #15
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Re: Statues in the last act of The Omega Glory

The passing earth freighter theory doesn't hold water or the earth colonists finding Omega IV unless they went through a time warp! The Kohm Wu is hundreds of years old and his father is well over a thousand according to Captain Tracey! So when the Yangs and Kohms first fought their battles the earth was yet to face the dark ages of the thirteenth century!
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