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Old April 14 2013, 03:16 AM   #16
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Re: Drex Files is gone!

Well crap. I downloaded a few images occasionally for research, so I still have those. John Eaves' blog is still active, and he sometimes does pinup photography with the girls in a familiar red dress.
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Old April 14 2013, 04:40 AM   #17
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Re: Drex Files is gone!

Wow. If this is permanent, it is a great loss for Trek tech fandom. I used to follow DrexFiles religiously. It would be absolutely horrible if it were dead due likely to nothing more than what seems to be an accidental misunderstanding.
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Old April 15 2013, 12:46 AM   #18
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Re: Drex Files is gone!

137th Gebirg wrote: View Post
Wow. If this is permanent, it is a great loss for Trek tech fandom. I used to follow DrexFiles religiously. It would be absolutely horrible if it were dead due likely to nothing more than what seems to be an accidental misunderstanding.
I agree with you 100%. I have been going to Mr. Drexler's site for years and saved some of his Trek images for personal use, mainly for my desktop images.

He also had some incredible behind the scenes stories that were incredible. Like the story of a guy that came across the Enterprise TV show sets being destroyed and he tried to get a truck to pick them up but the person in charge had orders from "a high up CBS Exec" that hated Trek to have them destroyed.
This story was on Mr. Drexler's site, with pictures.

This truly was a incredible source of information that I hope can return along with the archived information.
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Old April 15 2013, 01:02 AM   #19
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Re: Drex Files is gone!

If you were into modeling (CGI or physical) his blog was a invaluable resource. Not to mention the little technical articles he wrote up for the NX-01 explaing this or that bit of tech.

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Wow. If this is permanent, it is a great loss for Trek tech fandom. I used to follow DrexFiles religiously. It would be absolutely horrible if it were dead due likely to nothing more than what seems to be an accidental misunderstanding.
I agree with you 100%. I have been going to Mr. Drexler's site for years and saved some of his Trek images for personal use, mainly for my desktop images.

He also had some incredible behind the scenes stories that were incredible. Like the story of a guy that came across the Enterprise TV show sets being destroyed and he tried to get a truck to pick them up but the person in charge had orders from "a high up CBS Exec" that hated Trek to have them destroyed.
This story was on Mr. Drexler's site, with pictures.

This truly was a incredible source of information that I hope can return along with the archived information.
Didn't John Eaves have a similar story/report on his blog? Seemed like Paramount/Viacom/CBS really wanted to send a message to the "Save Enteprise" people/Fans in general that Trek was dead, done, get over, it's buried.
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Old April 16 2013, 12:18 AM   #20
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I hate it when bright people have falling outs, as with Thomas and Iverson and what not.
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Old April 16 2013, 01:42 AM   #21
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Major suckage.

Not only do we lose so many cool images we would have never seen without Doug we also lose all those stories and behind the scene moments that give a real appreciation for his and others work on Star Trek.
The man has an Oscar, he has helped other artists too and got some people onto the Ships of the Line calendar. Whomever thought he was claiming their work are being ridiculous.
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Old April 16 2013, 01:53 AM   #22
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Pffffft! That figures! It's a site all Trek fans love. Some one complains and it's over. Frackin' stupid!
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Old April 16 2013, 01:57 AM   #23
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Drex TV (which had the Ships Of The Line:ACTIVE DUTY! shorts in it) was one of my favorite vlogs/webseries. Doug woud do great with a regular online series dedicated to classic hollywood and the behind the scenes "secrets" of the old school VFX gurus.
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Old April 16 2013, 02:43 AM   #24
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I really seriously hope he finds a way to come back!!!
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Old April 16 2013, 03:21 AM   #25
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Re: Drex Files is gone!

Well, this is no good.
For those interested though, Doug posts a lot of behind the scenes type things on his facebook page and seems to be generally accepting of friend requests from fans.
https://www.facebook.com/doug.drexler.7
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Old April 20 2013, 11:39 PM   #26
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Re: Drex Files is gone!

Well this sucks.

I oddly went to my bookmarks and opened The Drex Files for a browse and catch up from where I left off. Shame I didn't save that many images. Should've done really.

Such a great resource for casual fans and hardcore alike. I used it frequently for my art work, great for kitbashing ideas too.

I then came here to see if a thread was up about it.

Shame dude, we'll miss ya, Doug.

Hope he's back eventually.
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Old April 21 2013, 12:15 AM   #27
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Re: Drex Files is gone!

I had saved quite a few images of ships and such way back when, but it was hardly comprehensive. Did anybody out there archive his site ever?
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Old April 21 2013, 12:25 AM   #28
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it's a sucky situation, but i can see where people are coming from if they objected to their work being posted with 'drex files' all over it
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Old April 21 2013, 01:45 AM   #29
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If you know how to use web.archive.org you can retrieve most of it.
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Old April 24 2013, 01:59 PM   #30
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Unbelievable. I never once got the impression he was taking credit for anything. Did these VFX 'artists' actually read the bloody blog? If they had they would have realized he was promoting who did the work, not taking credit for it.
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