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Old November 9 2013, 05:41 AM   #61
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Re: Things you got "wrong"

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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...
My current avatar tries to capture those days (it's also the very first Star Trek scene I ever saw...except it was in glorious black-and-white! ).
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Old November 9 2013, 06:07 AM   #62
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The first Star Trek sequence I ever saw had Kirk pulling that phallic stalactite from the ceiling and holding it at waist level. When you're 15 at the time, it's something you never forget.
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Old November 9 2013, 06:18 AM   #63
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(Actually, that's a mistake made in 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY. We see a stewardess walk 180 degrees around a circular hallway to enter the cockpit of the moon shuttle. External shots of the model show the viewports on the top of the craft, suggesting the pilots lay on their backs, as with all real rocket designs. So the stewardess should have walked up the wall and into the cockpit.)
To jump off-topic for a minute, the whole "simulating walking in weightlessness" thing, whether it's done with magnetic boots or Velcro, is slow, silly and unnecessary. How do real-life astronauts aboard the ISS get from one part of the station to another? They just give a gentle push against a bulkhead and float over to where they want to go. Much more practical.
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Old November 9 2013, 08:50 AM   #64
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The first Star Trek sequence I ever saw had Kirk pulling that phallic stalactite from the ceiling and holding it at waist level. When you're 15 at the time, it's something you never forget.
The penis rock is something you never forget.
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Old November 9 2013, 10:08 AM   #65
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I was in kindergarten when my parents brought home Star Trek V from the video rental store (VHS or Betamax? That part I can't remember). I was instantly hooked on Star Trek and the Enterprise, but for the longest time, I thought the saucer attached itself to the neck at the saucer's very center. So I drew the Starship Enterprise in all her glory, but it looked like the secondary hull was spinning a dish on a wide stick. It took me quite a while (to watch the movie more times) before I realized that the neck connected to the end of the saucer.
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Old November 9 2013, 10:50 AM   #66
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The first Star Trek sequence I ever saw had Kirk pulling that phallic stalactite from the ceiling and holding it at waist level. When you're 15 at the time, it's something you never forget.
The penis rock is something you never forget.
If Shatner had been able to have the Rock Creature in Star Trek V, perhaps the costume would have included an exact duplicate of the rock penis.


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Old November 10 2013, 04:40 PM   #67
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Metryq wrote: View Post
(Actually, that's a mistake made in 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY. We see a stewardess walk 180 degrees around a circular hallway to enter the cockpit of the moon shuttle. External shots of the model show the viewports on the top of the craft, suggesting the pilots lay on their backs, as with all real rocket designs. So the stewardess should have walked up the wall and into the cockpit.)
It's the external shots that are the goof. We see the windows face directly outward when the shuttle is flying in space, but when it approaches the moon, the windows now face to the side (the shuttle's rockets are pointed down, and yet the crew can still look out and see the moon. They should have only been able to see empty space).
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Old November 12 2013, 02:29 AM   #68
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I always thought that the phasers fired out of the big glowy dome on the bottom of the primary hull. And wondered why they never fired from the top glowy dome.
And that is the reason I thought the bridge was at the bottom of the saucer when I was a kid.
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Old November 12 2013, 12:37 PM   #69
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When I first started watching TNG I thought Okona, from "The Outrageous Okona" somehow became the first officer to the Enterprise.

I thought Picard must have asked him to leave his ship and accept an offer to be his first officer.

It made no sense, but they kind of looked alike, so I thought that must have happened.
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Old November 12 2013, 01:59 PM   #70
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he actually auditioned for Riker (the actor did)
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Old November 12 2013, 03:54 PM   #71
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(Actually, that's a mistake made in 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY. We see a stewardess walk 180 degrees around a circular hallway to enter the cockpit of the moon shuttle. External shots of the model show the viewports on the top of the craft, suggesting the pilots lay on their backs, as with all real rocket designs. So the stewardess should have walked up the wall and into the cockpit.)
It's the external shots that are the goof. We see the windows face directly outward when the shuttle is flying in space, but when it approaches the moon, the windows now face to the side (the shuttle's rockets are pointed down, and yet the crew can still look out and see the moon. They should have only been able to see empty space).
Not entirely sure what you mean, but there are two sets of windows. The cockpit windows are pointed "up" (relative to a landed position) so the crew would be on their back when they landed, and the passenger windows are pointed outward around the "waistband" of the ship, so passengers will be sitting upright when landed.

If you meant that the cockpit crew could see the moon's surface when they were about to land, then yeah, that would be a goof.

ETA:
Just found these screencaps. They're presented in order, so seeing the moon's surface out the window in the second one is a goof.
http://screenmusings.org/2001ASpaceO...001ASO_083.htm
http://screenmusings.org/2001ASpaceO...001ASO_084.htm
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Old November 12 2013, 07:03 PM   #72
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I had several misconceptions when I was younger:

I thought the "Deflector Dish" was the entire saucer section.

I thought that the Defiant's pulse phasers were actually mini photon torpedo launchers.

And, I thought 7 of 9 was the Borg Queen.

Youth...
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Old November 12 2013, 10:07 PM   #73
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It's the external shots that are the goof. We see the windows face directly outward when the shuttle is flying in space, but when it approaches the moon, the windows now face to the side (the shuttle's rockets are pointed down, and yet the crew can still look out and see the moon. They should have only been able to see empty space).
Not entirely sure what you mean, but there are two sets of windows. The cockpit windows are pointed "up" (relative to a landed position) so the crew would be on their back when they landed, and the passenger windows are pointed outward around the "waistband" of the ship, so passengers will be sitting upright when landed.

If you meant that the cockpit crew could see the moon's surface when they were about to land, then yeah, that would be a goof.
I wasn't referring to the passenger windows. I meant the COCKPIT windows.

But the screencaps you gave, are accurate.
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Old November 12 2013, 10:30 PM   #74
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Youth...

I miss being young.
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Old November 13 2013, 10:13 PM   #75
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I had the Star Trek Technical Manual long before I saw many TOS episodes, so I always assumed the book was accurate. Then later when I watched more of the show I would see inconsistencies and think "Hey, they goofed! That's not how it is in the Manual!"
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