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Old July 9 2014, 02:44 AM   #46
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Re: PACIFIC 201 - A Star Trek Film

It's time for another round of "guess the origin of that prop"!
Well, not really. But feel free to give it a try!
Here's my 2200's communicator for Pacific 201.

I've tried to evoke a sense of the communicators from ENT, The Cage, and TOS all at once.
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Old July 9 2014, 03:52 AM   #47
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reminds me of a razor I used to have
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Old July 9 2014, 05:50 PM   #48
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Haha, I guess it does have some of the qualities of an electric razor, but despite being an electronic device, that's quite different than the original item that I modified to make this!

I've had some fun showing this to friends, because it's hard to guess what it used to be. Even I didn't know what I was holding at first when I found it.
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Old July 10 2014, 08:06 AM   #49
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The guts of a garage door opener?
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Old July 10 2014, 08:10 AM   #50
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I dunno...it doesn't really feel all that related to the others. The Cage communicator was see-through, not exposed circuits.
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Old July 10 2014, 04:08 PM   #51
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I dunno...it doesn't really feel all that related to the others. The Cage communicator was see-through, not exposed circuits.
The real idea was to make a clunkier, more unattractive communicator that would evoke a feeling of the general shape of the TOS prop, while nodding to the ENT communicator by giving it a silver lid.

I wasn't planning on putting in any reference to the Cage communicator at all, as it's an odd-one-out for communicator design, but I thought I could make a subtle nod towards it with some circuitry - regardless of how it was presented. But after some discussions, I've actually started reworking the interior face of the prop. As it stands, the lid doesn't actually close very well, which requires some amount of redesign. When I'm finished with that, I'm going to post the newest version of the tricorder alongside the reworked communicator.
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Old July 10 2014, 04:34 PM   #52
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the ports on the side look like an bulky cell phone, but that would be too easy, maybe a computer accessory
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Old July 12 2014, 06:40 AM   #53
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It's a battery-operated device, so that'll narrow it down!


Here's something I threw together: a rough size comparison between the 201 and the 1701. You'll immediately see that the Pacific is not a large ship at all.
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Old July 12 2014, 06:10 PM   #54
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but still bigger than the NX

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Here's a comparison of the Enterpise-E MSD (which does fit nicely, my apologies - I hadn't realized how low the E-E's corridors were), based on early diagrams, and the final ship at the official size of 685m:


Here's the ship scaled to match the height of the MSD, in order to fit the 24 decks, bumping up the size to 794.5m:

...and that's ignoring the "deck 29" from Nemesis.

Here's the Excelsior scaled at 622m,n roughly matching the saucer rim deck heights with the very similar saucer rim on the NX-01:


And here's another possible size comparison using these figures:


That's the NX-01 and Enterprise-D kept at their original/official sizes, the TOS Enterprise scaled to Drexler's cutaway, the Excelsior scaled to the deck height of the NX-01 (but not the smaller bridge. A closeup of the tiny and thin bridge module can be seen in EAS' Excelsior size article) and the Enterprise-E scaled to match the 24-deck height of the MSD (ignoring "deck 29").

As with everything I've posted here, take it with a pinch of salt, please.
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Old July 14 2014, 05:43 AM   #55
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Yes, it should still be bigger than the NX class. But not substantially.

Alright, here's a new update: new interior facing on the communicator!
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Old July 14 2014, 07:31 AM   #56
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So any plot details can you tell us about Pacifi 201?
Cool communicator.
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Old July 14 2014, 02:31 PM   #57
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The communicator looks like a camera, actually. Really cool looking design on it! I like how the bottom has the copper or brass colored perforated area, looking like the antenna grid on the TOS communicators!
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Old July 14 2014, 04:13 PM   #58
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So any plot details can you tell us about Pacifi 201?
Cool communicator.
Oops, yeah - I guess I haven't really revealed much at all about the plot! Maybe some people are starting to worry that I don't have a plot at all, and I'm just making random stuff.

Let me dispell those worries, and say that plot details were merely going to be revealed in a cool, exciting way. But... my PC has been down for a while, and I haven't had any chance to work on that. So maybe I'll just reveal plot details in a more mundane way in the near future. Stay tuned!

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The communicator looks like a camera, actually. Really cool looking design on it! I like how the bottom has the copper or brass colored perforated area, looking like the antenna grid on the TOS communicators!
Ding ding ding! Yes, the communicator (like the tricorder) is also a Kodak camera. This time, it's a Kodak Cameo Motor EX.
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Old July 14 2014, 04:43 PM   #59
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I love it! There will be a credit at the end like you'd see in 1960's TV shows when they'd mention who supplied the cars: "Starfleet equipment by Kodak"!
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Old July 14 2014, 04:47 PM   #60
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You could probably make a retro-type tricorder with the help of an old cassette recorder from the late 70s/early 80s
http://www.sparkthemagazine.com/wp-c...e-recorder.jpg
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