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Old October 23 2013, 06:27 AM   #91
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Re: Favourite Warp Effect...

TMP and TSFS. Loved watching the E bail outta Earth space in TSFS.

Trek 2009 had a fantastic update which was elegant, simple, and powerful. I'm not big on the tunnel, though. Don't care for the changes in STID much.

Was never big on any of the TNG/Berman era warp effects. They lacked punch for me.
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Old October 23 2013, 08:16 PM   #92
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Re: Favourite Warp Effect...

I like the entry into warp in 2009, the sort of BOOM gone, but the tunnel is horrid. The pixie dust is pretty horrid too. I like the simplicity of streaking stars, even if they're not all that realistic.
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Old October 23 2013, 08:47 PM   #93
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Re: Favourite Warp Effect...

I always thought a really cool effect would be to have all the light focused at the front of the ship, trailing along the sides and fading into total darkness behind it. Like a shooting star type of effect. You wouldn't be able to look out the front window of the ship without being horrifically blinded by the combined light from all the stars rushing past (thru) you.



http://scienceblogs.com/startswithab...yFTLFlight.png

Something similar to that ^
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Old October 23 2013, 08:59 PM   #94
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Re: Favourite Warp Effect...

I got a kick out of seeing a Galaxy-class ship in a ST'09-style warp tunnel in this video:
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Old October 23 2013, 09:02 PM   #95
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Re: Favourite Warp Effect...

The NuTrek warp bit is just too flashy for my tastes. Keeping it simple is never a bad thing.
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Old October 23 2013, 10:57 PM   #96
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Re: Favourite Warp Effect...

The first one in TMP. It was really loud, kinda scary and extremely beautiful. I always hated the rainbow trails from the other movies and the stretch effect from TNG. Too cheesy.
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Old October 24 2013, 07:37 PM   #97
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Re: Favourite Warp Effect...

King Daniel Into Darkness wrote: View Post
I got a kick out of seeing a Galaxy-class ship in a ST'09-style warp tunnel in this video:
After seeing the new warp effect a few years ago, the "streaky light" effect of the old series just seems too...silly now. It doesn't convay speed or the various stresses etc the way the '09 one does.
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Old October 25 2013, 03:16 AM   #98
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Re: Favourite Warp Effect...

It'd odd how something as simple as a special effect can divide opinion so massively.

I can clearly remember as a child the TNG warp effect was by far and away my favourite part of the series!
Nope, not for me great acting, storytelling or design, nope.
But if an episode featured a new warp drive effect I'd rate it as one of the greatest ever just for that!
(thank goodness this was the days before Youtube. I'd have nothing but a playlist of every ship going to warp in all of trek if I could have. (Assuming that's possible now :P ) )

Those scenes in bottle shows where the Captain would call for warp speed but the jump to warp would be represented by just a change in the sound effects without an exterior SFX shot, or worse, a stock shot of one we'd seen before, would be seen as the ultimate in teasing, hopes would be raised, then immediately dashed.

I guess the childlike reasons for enjoying a series are completely
alien to an adult, and vice versa.
I've grown up now to appreciate every aspect of the series.
But somewhere deep down within me there is that child that gets slightly too excited when he sees a ship jump to warp.

I hope it's not just me!

Rubber band effect ftw, a pox on your boring, cartoony movie streaks!
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Old October 27 2013, 08:01 PM   #99
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Re: Favourite Warp Effect...

Personally, I enjoy the TOS effect the best, where the ship was simply moving fast.

Don't like the NuTrek at all....
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Old October 27 2013, 08:30 PM   #100
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Re: Favourite Warp Effect...

Um, there is no TOS effect, it was the same footage as impulse.
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Old October 28 2013, 12:23 AM   #101
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Re: Favourite Warp Effect...

I really don't understand why people like the NuTrek version. People…its the Star Wars effect without the stars.

Also, as a side note…Warp Drive is NOT FTL. Ships moving at warp speed are not moving faster than light. Warp is relativistic speed but the ships never move faster than light. Ships moving at full impulse are moving closer to genuine light speed in normal space.
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Old October 28 2013, 12:58 AM   #102
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The Alternate Universe 2009 where they just start up warp and BOOM! they're gone in a flash. I remember seeing that in IMAX and it was so loud and so awesome. It's probably also the closest thing to be "realistic" when seeing a ship going into warp.
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Old October 28 2013, 01:07 AM   #103
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Re: Favourite Warp Effect...

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I really don't understand why people like the NuTrek version. People…its the Star Wars effect without the stars.
I think people have explained pretty clearly why they like the effect. It conveys a sense of power and danger that has been absent from Trek when it comes to warp since the beginning.

It really doesn't remind me of the Star Wars effect.
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Old October 28 2013, 02:11 PM   #104
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I really don't understand why people like the NuTrek version. People…its the Star Wars effect without the stars.
I think people have explained pretty clearly why they like the effect. It conveys a sense of power and danger that has been absent from Trek when it comes to warp since the beginning.

It really doesn't remind me of the Star Wars effect.
In star wars, the streaking stars are only observed inside the ship. However from the outside, the ships just shoot off into the distance. While in hyperspace, the ships are inside a spinning blue tunnel. JJ Trek borrows all of that. It should not be surprising since Abrams has stated that he was always more of a Star Wars fan. Thus this is an example of him placing a star wars spin on a star trek concept.
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Old October 28 2013, 03:18 PM   #105
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I really don't understand why people like the NuTrek version. People…its the Star Wars effect without the stars.
I think people have explained pretty clearly why they like the effect. It conveys a sense of power and danger that has been absent from Trek when it comes to warp since the beginning.

It really doesn't remind me of the Star Wars effect.
In star wars, the streaking stars are only observed inside the ship. However from the outside, the ships just shoot off into the distance. While in hyperspace, the ships are inside a spinning blue tunnel. JJ Trek borrows all of that. It should not be surprising since Abrams has stated that he was always more of a Star Wars fan. Thus this is an example of him placing a star wars spin on a star trek concept.
Using a spinning tube of light to portray various means of space travel isn't unique to Star Wars. Off the top of my head I'd point to the credits from the current version of Doctor Who, the Borg transwarp network from Voyager and the wormhole from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (also used in the TNG episode The Price).

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