Airplane II Enterprise Footage

Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by Kamdan, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. Kamdan

    Kamdan Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Jan 1, 2011
    Does anyone know what episode the footage of the Enterprise was lifted from in Airplane II?
  2. sbk1234

    sbk1234 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Nov 24, 2006
    Los Angeles
    I think it was simply stock footage used in just about every episode of Star Trek.
  3. Mr. Spook

    Mr. Spook Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Sep 2, 2002
  4. ZapBrannigan

    ZapBrannigan Commodore Commodore

    Jan 7, 2013
    New York State
    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

    Grant Commodore Commodore

    Dec 16, 2006
    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

    Metryq Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jan 23, 2013
    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).
  7. ZapBrannigan

    ZapBrannigan Commodore Commodore

    Jan 7, 2013
    New York State
    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

    Amasov Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Nov 24, 2001
    Somerville, MA
    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

    Mar 8, 2001
    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."
  10. Garrovick

    Garrovick Commander Red Shirt

    Jul 10, 2012
    wallowing in a pool of emotion
    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.
  11. Dale Sams

    Dale Sams Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Dec 29, 2012
    "What's your impression"
    "I'm sorry, I don't do impressions. My profession is psychiatry"
  12. Keith1701

    Keith1701 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Dec 26, 2002
    Warner Robins Georgia
    This was a very funny movie for sure.
  13. publiusr

    publiusr Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Mar 22, 2010
    That looked very clean--the best that flyby has looked. The only time the Datin model was seen on the big screen
  14. Hambone

    Hambone Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Mar 25, 2006
    Land of cheese, sausage and beer
    I don't think I'll ever get over Macho Grande.
  15. Mark_Nguyen

    Mark_Nguyen Commodore Commodore

    Apr 24, 2006
    Calgary, Alberta
    Those wounds... Run pretty deep.

  16. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

    May 10, 2005
    The visitor's bullpen
    These lights keep blinking out of sequence.
  17. yenny

    yenny Captain Captain

    Jul 14, 2005
    I remember that footage. Which in turn, made me remember the Star Trek parody in the Teen movie, Zapped.