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Old November 8 2013, 03:12 AM   #31
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Re: Things you got "wrong"

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On screen (canon) evidence would support the idea that the cylinder behind the bridge dome is NOT the tubolift.

http://tos.trekcore.com/gallery/albu...thecage011.jpg
Actually, if you look closely at that image you'll see the viewscreen isn't facing the ship's centerline there either.
Which is, of course, because the roto-matte composite shot from "The Cage" couldn't be precisely aligned due to the technical limitations of optical FX at the time.

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And we probably shouldn't let this thread devolve into yet another bridge angle fight.
Agreed.

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Old November 8 2013, 03:14 AM   #32
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On screen (canon) evidence would support the idea that the cylinder behind the bridge dome is NOT the tubolift.

http://tos.trekcore.com/gallery/albu...thecage011.jpg
Actually, if you look closely at that image you'll see the viewscreen isn't facing the ship's centerline there either.
Which is, of course, because the roto-matte composite shot from "The Cage" couldn't be precisely aligned due to the technical limitations of optical FX at the time.
The point is that it's never been shown to be precisely aligned with the ship's centerline, so it's not a canon issue.
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Old November 8 2013, 03:17 AM   #33
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For years, I thought "The Galileo Seven" referred to the shuttle, not the number of passengers aboard.
Me, too. When my friends and I "played Star Trek," we always called the shuttle the Galileo VII. We hadn't quite digested that Galileo II was the name of the shuttle in The Way to Eden.
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Old November 8 2013, 04:12 AM   #34
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Actually, if you look closely at that image you'll see the viewscreen isn't facing the ship's centerline there either.
Which is, of course, because the roto-matte composite shot from "The Cage" couldn't be precisely aligned due to the technical limitations of optical FX at the time.
The point is that it's never been shown to be precisely aligned with the ship's centerline, so it's not a canon issue.
The FJ picture I posted was used as a screengraphic in Star Trek: The Motion Picture, making it kinda maybe sorta canon and giving me the last word!
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Old November 8 2013, 04:15 AM   #35
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Back on topic, as a very young kid I thought the blue deflector on the classic movie Enterprise was the "window" at the front of the bridge, and they were just too damn lazy to make it the same shape on the set as it was on the model.
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Old November 8 2013, 06:09 AM   #36
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I was watching on a old Black & White set when the show was first broadcast and had no idea what color things were for years.
I expected Spock to be a light pale green instead of regular human skin tone. They always talked about his green blood so I just sorta assumed....
I did not expect so much bright red in the sets either.
They did use a yellow-green make up for Spock and other Vulcans created by make up man Fred Phillips call LN-1
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Old November 8 2013, 06:46 AM   #37
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I used to think that fire would come out of the nacelles.

I was very, very young back then.
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Old November 8 2013, 07:14 AM   #38
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When I was a little kid, I used to think the TNG crew used to travel in two ships. A big Enterprise (the actual D) and a littler Enterprise. I don't know if I was getting the Enterprise(s) confused with a saucer separation episode or one where the ship was next to an Oberth or Miranda. But yup. Yay, childhood imagination.
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Old November 8 2013, 07:18 AM   #39
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I used to think that fire would come out of the nacelles.
I can't imagine where you could possibly have gotten that impression.

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Old November 8 2013, 07:26 AM   #40
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I was a 70's kid who watched Trek on UHF channels, and since I lived on the edge of the country, there was usually t.v. snow when watching so it was hard to make out anything in great detail. Sometimes the show would fade in and out...due to that, when I was really young (3-5) I thought the main sensor dish was a propeller.

I also thought the Romulan Commander was Spock's father when I was that age, I don't even think I had seen "Journey To Babel" either. I think it really had more to do with the fact that he seemed older and he had pointed ears. Although at that age, it's possible I had seen it and just didn't consciously recall it.

I didn't think the whole saucer was the bridge, I think I thought the dome under the bridge was the saucer tho.
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Old November 8 2013, 07:33 AM   #41
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I used to think Spock's first name was "Mark".

Yeah, figure that out...
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Old November 8 2013, 08:16 AM   #42
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When they fired the phasers out of the torpedo tube in Darmok I thought they were just detonating the torpedoes in the tube and directing the explosive force via a beam instead of the effects guys just making a blunder.
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Old November 8 2013, 08:25 AM   #43
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I used to think Spock's first name was "Mark".

Yeah, figure that out...
That's dumb. Everyone knows it's Carl.

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Old November 8 2013, 09:18 AM   #44
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There is a really good canon reason why I thought his name was Mark.

It's from the films...
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Old November 8 2013, 09:23 AM   #45
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^ ... which is?
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