Discussion in 'Star Trek - Original Series' started by Kamdan, Apr 8, 2013.
Does anyone know what episode the footage of the Enterprise was lifted from in Airplane II?
I think it was simply stock footage used in just about every episode of Star Trek.
Pretty sure it was the piece used at the start of Operation -- Annihilate! It was only used one more time, in The Tholian Web (unless I missed an occurrence).
Did anyone see it on the big screen? I wonder if they cropped the starfield to fit the wide screen, and how did the resolution hold up at such magnification.
I did see it on the big screen and just can't remember that far back and of course, i probably wasn't thinking of those things during the movie. Now I would though--too late.
I have just the Murdock scenes from AIRPLANE II in my archives. The video is from DVD, and it is cropped to a 16:9 aspect. The footage has an obvious grain difference from the rest of the movie.
That "video wall" gag was the funniest bit (which is why I didn't keep the rest of the movie).
Grain or no grain, the Enterprise was the best looking piece of hardware in that film by a long way. It would be a nice little clip to have...
Over Macho Grande?
Also from IMDB.
"The machine whose purpose William Shatner's staff cannot fathom is a prop from the Regula 1 Space Station set of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan."
Say what you want, Airplane II, while not as good as the first, was still incredibly funny.
Most of the props from Regula 1 were rental pieces used in a variety of movies at that time, so the set decorators of Airplane II may or may not have been aware of their Trek connection - no, it would not have been "too great a coincidence."
Elaine, this is faster than man has ever traveled before...
But yeah, the shot of the Enterprise was from Operation Annihilate - the only other time they used the shot in The Tholian Web, they were going through interphase and there were no stars in the background. It's a great shot, wonder why they didn't use it more often.
"What's your impression"
"I'm sorry, I don't do impressions. My profession is psychiatry"
This was a very funny movie for sure.
That looked very clean--the best that flyby has looked. The only time the Datin model was seen on the big screen
I don't think I'll ever get over Macho Grande.
Those wounds... Run pretty deep.
These lights keep blinking out of sequence.
I remember that footage. Which in turn, made me remember the Star Trek parody in the Teen movie, Zapped.
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