Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Shaw, Feb 11, 2008.
It's a futuristic outhouse... because it's round.
Let's just hope the soundproofing and ventilation doesn't break down, if only for Uhura's sake.
Uuuuh... you do know what those vents under the bridge consoles are for, right? (Emergency air fresheners).
Then (Insert favority deity here) help the bridge crew if that backs up and somebody just had an Arcturian burrito.
So what are you saying here? That that would be the perfect spot in case of an emergency where the crew would need to vent the atmosphere into space?
That is a good point.
However, I was thinking more along the lines of the crewman with the questionable taste in burritos coming back onto the bridge with the advice of "Do NOT go in there!" just ahead of the mind-numbing stench pouring out from the vents under the communications console.
Oh, god. What can of worms did I open?
Can of worms?
My mistake, I was under the impression we were discussing a different type of can.
The Smithsonian just added some new X-ray images, check em out
Thanks for pointing that out... those are great images!
Almost enough there to put together some real construction blueprints.
I was looking over my photos of the 11-foot model taken during my trip to DC back in 2006, and I noticed right next to the 1837 secondary hull decal near the hangar bay is some kind of clear bulb thing I never realized was there before. It wasn't until I watched "Conscience of the King" when I realized that bulb was used by the Remastering team as the elusive Ion Pod. Was that the original intent of that bulb or was it just a light?
It was originally (before remastering) a blinking formation light that was in sequence with similar lights on the primary hull.
Honestly, the attempt to add more effects footage to Court Martial (and point out the ion pod) in the remastered version was a mistake. It was best left unknown rather than attempting to repurpose something that already had a function.
But in the end it served the purpose that the remastering team wanted... it let them do something extra and visually interesting.
It's especially problematic when your realize the size of that detail... and the fact that it's not large enough to be a "pod" at all. More like a "coffin."
Which, I s'pose, was sort of the point in that episode, but still, from a practical standpoint, not really very logical. Not unless the TOS ship was presumed by the SFX guys to be "Abrams-sized."
It's easy enough to work around that, though, and just figure that the light blew during the trip through the ion storm.
After all, it's not like there's some Loony Toons sign popping up, saying, "HERE'S WHERE THE ION POD WAS, KIDS!"
So, my scheme of the ion pods being launched from the B/C deck at the end of the big umbilical is still just as viable.
... or anywhere else for that matter.
Most often practiced by Tex Avery, which he did at both Warners and MGM.
Interesting point... I don't recall if I've actually seen the remastered episode at this point (I have the old DVDs and the version I bought for iTunes was the original), so other than the effects shots shown on YouTube and in screen captures, I'm not sure how the changing of the bulb was presented in the context of the story.
But you are correct in that nothing originally filmed would have said what was happening beyond "repairs".
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