Enteprise-D painting in Picard's ready room

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  1. SD70ACe

    SD70ACe Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Enterprise-D painting in Picard's ready room

    Is there a high-res version of that anywhere? I believe Andrew Probert painted it.
     
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  2. Bishop76

    Bishop76 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Back when TNG first started, you could get this poster with enough proofs of purchase from Cheerios or some other product. I'm sure there's a high res version somewhere
     
  3. SchwEnt

    SchwEnt Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Yeah, that's right. The Cheerios promotion.
    I got my Ent-D poster from Cheerios.

    It's been hanging up on my wall ever since I got it.
    When was that, 1988???

    Hell, most of you kids weren't even born yet.
     
  4. Shatnertage

    Shatnertage Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    It's a wonderful painting, but I can't help but think of that line from PCU, paraphrased:

    "You're putting a picture of the ship on the ship? Don't be that guy."
     
  5. NX-01

    NX-01 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    ^ Haha!

    Agreed it is a cool pic.
     
  6. SD70ACe

    SD70ACe Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I certainly was. I've been a TNG fan since day one.
     
  7. Red Ranger

    Red Ranger Admiral Admiral

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    I like the idea of the captain having a painting of his current command in his ready room. Although Probert painted it in real life, has there ever been a novel reference as to who painted it in universe? Maybe Starfleet has an official portrait painter who is commissioned to paint any new commissioned ships.
     
  8. Bishop76

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    Well, obviously I was - I wish I still had mine, though - and yeah, had to be about '88... Not that I feel old or anything...
     
  9. Ryan Thomas Riddle

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    One thing I think JMS did right on Babylon 5 was to have pictures and paintings of green Earth in the quarters of the human characters. Like JMS, I too always found it odd that people who work and live in space would decorate their quarters with the very thing they are surrounded by all the time — i.e. ships and space and stars, oh my.
     
  10. FalTorPan

    FalTorPan Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Re: Enterprise-D painting in Picard's ready room

    Rick Sternbach painted the background, and Andrew Probert painted the foreground.

    Clicky
     
  11. The Mole

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    It is an awesome picture. I wish I got a copy of it, but I dont think we had the same sort of promotion here in the UK. But then I was only 6 in 1988 so probably wouldn't remember it if we did. lol
     
  12. SchwEnt

    SchwEnt Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Over the decades I've had this picture on my wall, I've always been amused by a certain detail--the lighting effects on the hull.

    The red "nebula" in the lower left reflects as red off the saucer section, while the yellow "galaxy" reflects as yellow off the star drive section.

    A lovely effect, I really like the detail.

    But seriously... the red phenomenon is likely thousands of light years in one direction, the yellow thousands of light years in another direction. I doubt the colored light would travel that far and still affect a colored tint on the hull, as if it was a spotlight a kilometer away.

    Still a fantastic illustration, one of my faves in all ST.
     
  13. MikeS

    MikeS Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Re: Enterprise-D painting in Picard's ready room

    Thanks!

    What is the "but..."?
     
  14. Cicero

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    At some point after it appeared on the show, this painting was donated to the carrier Enterprise. Roughly a decade ago, it was on display in the ship's library (which also had a pair of Star Trek books at the time); it's probably still there.

    Much of the ship's signage c. 2001 also featured a Star Trek Enterprise: a schematic view of the refit 1701/1701-A.
     
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  15. amasnic

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    :techman:

    I remember where I was for Ep 1
     
  16. SPCTRE

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    That's awesomely appropriate :techman:
     
  17. Kataaran

    Kataaran Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I've got that picture on a mouse mat somewhere. Can't use it these days with optical mice.
     
  18. Ryan Thomas Riddle

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    Source?
     
  19. Cicero

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    I saw the painting and signage while aboard (and borrowed one of the books, The New Voyages 2). I have pictures somewhere.

    A few years before, the ship had also used the Star Trek fanfare as its underway replenishment song, but the captain before the then-current one had replaced it with James Brown's "I Feel Good."
     
  20. el Chalupacabra

    el Chalupacabra Lieutenant Commander

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    Hey, I remember that! I kick myself still sometimes for not sending off for it, too!