Does TOS Still Look Futuristic to You?

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  1. FalTorPan

    FalTorPan Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Agreed!
     
  2. FalTorPan

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    Blade Runner still looks futuristic to me, barring the signs for the various no-longer-in-business companies. Almost no other science-fiction television series or feature film, old or new, looks convincingly futuristic to me.
     
  3. comsol

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    For everyone who loved the design of 2001: A Space Odyssey I strongly recommend a book called 2001: Lost Science which is full of original drawings and behind the scenes photos from the collection of Frederick Ordway, who was a special consultant from the Alabama Space and Rocket Center for Stanley Kubrick. I love 2001 and this is probably my favorite book on the film.
     
  4. TREK_GOD_1

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    Thanks for the reference. I would aslo advise buying the long out of print 2001: Filming the Future by Piers Bizony. That book is filled with wonderful photos of miniatures, sets, etc. Still one of the best visions of sci-fi vehicle design ever filmed.
     
  5. comsol

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    You're welcome. I do have the Bizony book (both editions), and as good as it is, the other book blows it away.
     
  6. trevanian

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    do you guys know if that long-rumored 2001 vfx book by a guy named larson is anywhere near publication? I remember corresponding with him about it several years back (possibly on the hobbytalk.com website), and it is some kind of full-on labor of love, done with a lot of cooperation from Trumbull, and based on something like 80 interviews.

    When i was editing a big article on 2001 back in 2000, I thought I was going to get a trip out to see the Ordway archives. Seriously SERIOUSLY bummed me that didn't happen.

    I hadn't picked up LOST SCIENCE due to the price, but maybe now I will have to reconsider.
     
  7. Praetor Baldric

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    Looks more futuristic now compared to futuristic stuff that is out now which looks all too similar to the present.
     
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  8. trevanian

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    yeah, the future is never what it used to be, but it should've been in this case.
     
  9. comsol

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    It's pricey, but well worth it.
     
  10. jaygibson77

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    It has a dated look about it now. But it has its charm. Futuristic? Yes, I still buy it as being in space.

    I tried to like Enterprise but one of my beefs was it had too much of a TNG era feel to it. I wanted more TOS era buttons and toggles.

    And every time I come to the conclusion TOS is so outdated it's cartoony, episodes like Trials and Tribbleations and In a Mirror, Darkly proves just what a classic it was and still is.
     
  11. Third Nacelle

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    I couldn't agree more. Science fiction seems to have lost the ability to imagine the future. Even in the NuTrek films, the scenes on Earth look a lot more like 2030 than 2259.
     
  12. Praetor Baldric

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    Very true!
     

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