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Old July 25 2008, 06:40 PM   #1
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Best 'warp' effect

We have seen various representations of ships going into orbit over the various years for TREK...which was your favorite warp effect of them all? For me? Star Trek The Motion Picture. I still like that tunnel/rainbow and the whole sound effect thing going on as well. Even kirk's wink at Chekov (could you imagine if he had winked at Sulu?)

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Old July 25 2008, 07:41 PM   #2
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Re: Best 'warp' effect

The warp effect in Nemesis (I think). The Enterprise would leave a visible warp trail and then the flash.
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Old July 25 2008, 08:38 PM   #3
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I'd have to say TMP as well. I never liked TNG's version with the whole stretchy thing. Not that there wouldn't be some sort of visual distortion if a ship was able to break the light barrier mind you, but I just thought it looked a little cartoonish from the very beginning of TNG onward. I always did like the light burst effect at the end however. The ENT version looked better, but didn't look particularly realistic.
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Old July 25 2008, 08:42 PM   #4
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Re: Best 'warp' effect

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I'd have to say TMP as well. I never liked TNG's version with the whole stretchy thing. Not that there wouldn't be some sort of visual distortion if a ship was able to break the light barrier mind you, but I just thought it looked a little cartoonish from the very beginning of TNG onward. I always did like the light burst effect at the end however. The ENT version looked better, but didn't look particularly realistic.
I agree..the TNG stuff looks pretty cartoonish. And I agree Enterprise improved upon the stretchy-thing. But it just isn't as 'wow' as the TMP effect...

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Old July 25 2008, 08:44 PM   #5
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Re: Best 'warp' effect

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I'd have to say TMP as well. I never liked TNG's version with the whole stretchy thing. Not that there wouldn't be some sort of visual distortion if a ship was able to break the light barrier mind you, but I just thought it looked a little cartoonish from the very beginning of TNG onward. I always did like the light burst effect at the end however. The ENT version looked better, but didn't look particularly realistic.
I agree..the TNG stuff looks pretty cartoonish. And I agree Enterprise improved upon the stretchy-thing. But it just isn't as 'wow' as the TMP effect...

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I always thought TMP warp effect looked cartoonish.
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Old July 25 2008, 08:46 PM   #6
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I'd have to say TMP as well. I never liked TNG's version with the whole stretchy thing. Not that there wouldn't be some sort of visual distortion if a ship was able to break the light barrier mind you, but I just thought it looked a little cartoonish from the very beginning of TNG onward. I always did like the light burst effect at the end however. The ENT version looked better, but didn't look particularly realistic.
I agree..the TNG stuff looks pretty cartoonish. And I agree Enterprise improved upon the stretchy-thing. But it just isn't as 'wow' as the TMP effect...

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I always thought TMP warp effect looked cartoonish.
It might be a generational thing. My son agrees with you, he thinks the TMP shots are cartoony too. But maybe it was seeing it that first time in 1979 and being totally awed by it....and then, to me, the technolgy took a step backwards with some of those awful first season FX of TNG.....

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Old July 25 2008, 08:49 PM   #7
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RobertScorpio wrote: View Post
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RobertScorpio wrote: View Post

I agree..the TNG stuff looks pretty cartoonish. And I agree Enterprise improved upon the stretchy-thing. But it just isn't as 'wow' as the TMP effect...

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I always thought TMP warp effect looked cartoonish.
It might be a generational thing. My son agrees with you, he thinks the TMP shots are cartoony too. But maybe it was seeing it that first time in 1979 and being totally awed by it....and then, to me, the technolgy took a step backwards with some of those awful first season FX of TNG.....

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Yeah, the effects in the first couple of years of TNG were pretty cheesy. But by the end they were pretty good.

As for TMP, I was disappointed with the whole thing.
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Old July 25 2008, 08:59 PM   #8
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I always thought TMP warp effect looked cartoonish.
It might be a generational thing. My son agrees with you, he thinks the TMP shots are cartoony too. But maybe it was seeing it that first time in 1979 and being totally awed by it....and then, to me, the technolgy took a step backwards with some of those awful first season FX of TNG.....

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Yeah, the effects in the first couple of years of TNG were pretty cheesy. But by the end they were pretty good.

As for TMP, I was disappointed with the whole thing.
I think at the core they had something with the story...BUT it had already really been done with Nomad already....the whole new life form part is cool (human/A I) but it just takes too long to get there...

And I understand Spock's character was effected by his studies on Vulcan and his mental connection with V'ger, I get all that. But by taking the companionship between Kirk/Spock/ McCoy, which made TOS so good to begin with, and writing against it until the end just didn't make since to me....

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Old July 25 2008, 09:06 PM   #9
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Re: Best 'warp' effect

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The warp effect in Nemesis (I think). The Enterprise would leave a visible warp trail and then the flash.
That goes for me too.
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Old July 25 2008, 10:12 PM   #10
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The effect that's been used since TNG. Simple and effective.
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Old July 25 2008, 10:24 PM   #11
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I quite liked the Star Trek VI effect, if you can call it that. It combined the movies' warp trail with the streaking stars of TNG.
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Old July 26 2008, 07:09 AM   #12
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Quantum slipstream.
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Old July 26 2008, 07:16 AM   #13
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Barclay's manipulation of the warp drive in "The Nth Degree".
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Old July 26 2008, 03:44 PM   #14
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Quantum slipstream.
Sounds like a lower kidney problem to me..

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Old July 26 2008, 09:57 PM   #15
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I liked both the one in TMP and the slightly-modified one used in TWOK. After that, not so much...

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