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Old June 1 2013, 07:43 PM   #1
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The Excelsior

A question that I've had for a while: do we have any photos of the Excelsior bridge from angles other than the ones in Star Trek III?
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Old June 1 2013, 08:07 PM   #2
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The interior or exterior ?
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Old June 1 2013, 08:22 PM   #3
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A question that I've had for a while: do we have any photos of the Excelsior bridge from angles other than the ones in Star Trek III?
I don't think that there was any more to the Excelsior bridge than we saw in TSFS.
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Old June 1 2013, 08:30 PM   #4
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O/T I think there was to be a Captain of engineering with whoever sat in the chair being a Commodore at least...
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Old June 1 2013, 10:02 PM   #5
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O/T I think there was to be a Captain of engineering with whoever sat in the chair being a Commodore at least...
You don't have to be a commodore if you carry a riding crop.
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Old June 1 2013, 10:20 PM   #6
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O/T I think there was to be a Captain of engineering with whoever sat in the chair being a Commodore at least...
There wasn't going to be a Captain of Engineering per say. In TSFS, Scotty was ordered to report to the Excelsior as Captain of Engineering. But lets examine the evidence, Scotty was wearing Commanders Insignia in that scene, when we next see him on the Excelsior he is wearing Captain's Insignia.

So it was more likley he was being promoted to Captain and reassigned as Chief Engineer of the Excelsior. Who knows following the shakedown crusie he might have been reassigned elsewhere and a new CEO assigned with a rank of Lt. Cmdr or Cmdr.
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Re: The Excelsior

Think I saw a full version of this bridge (artwork) on Ex Astris Scientia a long time ago.
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Old June 2 2013, 01:25 AM   #8
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Think I saw a full version of this bridge (artwork) on Ex Astris Scientia a long time ago.
Here it is:

http://www.ex-astris-scientia.org/gallery/bridges1.htm

Can't link to it directly. Fourth from the top, at left.
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Old June 2 2013, 06:45 AM   #9
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^^^That's extrapolation. There was no full set, I suspect.
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Old June 2 2013, 07:41 AM   #10
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^^^That's extrapolation. There was no full set, I suspect.
Yep, sure looks like simple extrapolation, the other larger diagram on that page clearly just mirrors the side stations (a simple copy and paste and flip) from the one side to the other.

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Old June 2 2013, 08:10 AM   #11
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I believe it was only a partial set, so no other angles were shot.
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Old June 2 2013, 10:33 AM   #12
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^^^That's extrapolation. There was no full set, I suspect.
I would be very surprised if there were.
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Old June 7 2013, 08:16 PM   #13
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Horrible bridge.

It does kind of have a TOS vibe to it but I remember it looking shit in 1983.

I'm pretty sure Nimoy admits (might be in the commentary or one of the books) that they threw it up pretty quickly and didn't have much money.

I doubt the rest of the set existed.

A shame because the excelsior is right up there with the connie refit in terms of my favourite ships.
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Old June 7 2013, 08:20 PM   #14
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Cheap, but effective, that set. Looked bigger that the Enterprise's (that may have to do with the camera lens used) and more modern. "Modern" in 1980's aesthetics, of course.
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Old June 7 2013, 09:00 PM   #15
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Horrible bridge.

It does kind of have a TOS vibe to it but I remember it looking shit in 1983.
Well it should've been more detailed, although I understand why they didn't spend much on it. But unlike some other bridge sets we saw later, it looked suitably more advanced than the Enterprise's.
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