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Old November 26 2008, 01:10 AM   #1
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The Cloud Minders - Real Art?

Are the "works of art" in this episode actual pieces contributed to the show? My eye tells me no (besides Droxine, that is), but you never know. I'm a studio artist, but far from a critic. There is one piece that has a plaque, (by the balcony), but I can't make out what it says. There are a few on pedastels that could be actual art pieces.

If they are not, where are they from? I would assume (I know I shouldn't), they came off the NBC lot, but who chose and why? Some of the stuff was pretty, dare I say beautiful?

Please remember, I don't want to get into a highbrow debate about what art actually "is" or "is not". I AM a barbarian at heart!

Thanks.
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Old November 26 2008, 04:30 AM   #2
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Re: The Cloud Minders - Real Art?

I would assume they were pieces that were made for previous film or TV productions and stored afterward by the studio for later use, or else rented from a prop supply company.
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Old November 27 2008, 08:38 AM   #3
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Re: The Cloud Minders - Real Art?

Just glancing at a few screencaps, it looks like a piece here was recycled from or similar to pieces seen in "The Apple":

http://tos.trekcore.com/gallery/albu...eapple_232.jpg
http://tos.trekcore.com/gallery/albu...eapple_262.jpg
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Old November 27 2008, 09:07 AM   #4
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Re: The Cloud Minders - Real Art?

Actually, they were, for the most part, odd looking artsy-fartsy coffee tables that John Dwyer came across, minus the legs and the big piece of glass that normally goes across the top, and they just hung the things on the wall.
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Old November 27 2008, 03:30 PM   #5
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Actually, they were, for the most part, odd looking artsy-fartsy coffee tables that John Dwyer came across, minus the legs and the big piece of glass that normally goes across the top, and they just hung the things on the wall.
Thanks. I figured it was something like this. I was hoping for something more surprising.
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Old November 27 2008, 09:04 PM   #6
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Actually, they were, for the most part, odd looking artsy-fartsy coffee tables that John Dwyer came across, minus the legs and the big piece of glass that normally goes across the top, and they just hung the things on the wall.
And where did you read that?
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Old November 28 2008, 08:26 AM   #7
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Get thee to the extras on the TOS DVD sets, he tells the tale himself.
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