Airplane II Enterprise Footage

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  1. Kamdan

    Kamdan Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Does anyone know what episode the footage of the Enterprise was lifted from in Airplane II?
     
  2. sbk1234

    sbk1234 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I think it was simply stock footage used in just about every episode of Star Trek.
     
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  4. ZapBrannigan

    ZapBrannigan Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    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.
     
  5. Grant

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    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.
     
  6. Metryq

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    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.

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    That "video wall" gag was the funniest bit (which is why I didn't keep the rest of the movie).
     
  7. ZapBrannigan

    ZapBrannigan Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    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... :techman:
     
  8. Amasov

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    Over Macho Grande? :D

    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.
     
  9. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    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."
     
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    Elaine, this is faster than man has ever traveled before...

    OOOOOOHHHHHH WOOOOOOOW :lol:

    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.
     
  11. Dale Sams

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    "What's your impression"
    "I'm sorry, I don't do impressions. My profession is psychiatry"
     
  12. Keith1701

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    This was a very funny movie for sure.
     
  13. publiusr

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    That looked very clean--the best that flyby has looked. The only time the Datin model was seen on the big screen
     
  14. Hambone

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    I don't think I'll ever get over Macho Grande.
     
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    Those wounds... Run pretty deep.

    Mark
     
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    These lights keep blinking out of sequence.
     
  17. yenny

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    I remember that footage. Which in turn, made me remember the Star Trek parody in the Teen movie, Zapped.