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Old March 4 2011, 06:14 AM   #451
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Old March 4 2011, 10:34 AM   #452
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^Hey, I recognize that "scope" on top of the gun. It's a combo flashlight-radio originally in bright yellow plastic, right?
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Old March 4 2011, 12:03 PM   #453
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Shush you, don't ruin the magic!
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Old March 4 2011, 12:05 PM   #454
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Heh. I just bring it up because I build a pseudo-Aliens Motion Tracker out of one of those many years ago. Funny to see it pop up in another homemade prop context.
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Old March 4 2011, 03:11 PM   #455
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Yeah, it's an interesting gadget that doesn't really look like a flashlight so it makes a nice basis for a prop. DS9Sega has come up with some even cooler stuff to use for scientific instruments. for our upcoming shoot.
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I do hope that first contact phaser rifle wasn't an expensive kit or anything...
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Old March 6 2011, 02:58 AM   #457
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Why? It'd be a long way from the biggest set or prop expense we've had, and we're putting it to a good use.
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Old March 6 2011, 10:53 AM   #458
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Cannibalising props into other props is a long-standing tradition. Trek did it all the time.
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Old March 6 2011, 11:19 AM   #459
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Cannibalising props into other props is a long-standing tradition. Trek did it all the time.
^^ Too true.
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Old March 7 2011, 01:05 AM   #460
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Our first day of location shooting: Great Falls National Park, Virginia













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Old March 7 2011, 01:18 AM   #461
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Looks like a great location. Are you doing set extensions or alterations to make it an alien planet (I assume it´s not going to play on earth)?
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Old March 7 2011, 01:27 AM   #462
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Yep.

In the end, though, it will still be somewhat more "Earthlike" than Trona Pinnacles and somewhat less so than most of Stargate SG-1.
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Old March 7 2011, 05:54 AM   #463
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Dennis wrote: View Post
Yeah, it's an interesting gadget that doesn't really look like a flashlight so it makes a nice basis for a prop. DS9Sega has come up with some even cooler stuff to use for scientific instruments. for our upcoming shoot.
You mean these babies:





The one on the left is what I call a "Handheld Interocitor", and is a sort of Geiger Counter for Nielsen Generator energy (don't ask). The one of the right is an energy scanner as carried by scientists.

The thing in between is a...Cricket Maser. yeah, that's what it is.

Both of the main props are greenscreen equipped so that VFX can be added. The prop on the right has working blinkies. The rubber-band is not part of the finished prop, futuristic as it looks.


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Looking great these on location and on the props!
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Maurice, those props are fantastic.
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