Never seen TOS scenes (revisit)...

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  1. Warped9

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    A pre TOS cruiser.

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    Simple beauty shots.

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    Sooner or later everyone comes to Babylon 5.

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  2. USS Excelsior

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    This time around Prime Universe Kelvin elements could be introduced to this as well.
     
  3. Nerys Myk

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    ^^I don't think so.:lol:

    The pre TOS cruiser has a NX-01 feel to it.,
     
  4. publiusr

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    Those are some nice pics. I have a soft spot for fan art.
     
  5. Warped9

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    Something new.

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  6. Push The Button

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    Notice the FP Krell-style archway in the top pic, too, which almost makes more sense with this reimagined non-humanoid Talosian standing in front of it.
     
  7. Melakon

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    Roddenberry's original concept for the Talosians was as "crab creatures". In February 1964, The Outer Limits did an episode called "The Invisibles", with alien creatures resembling crabs that were forcibly placed on men's backs to turn them into mind-controlled slaves. I've always suspected he might have been thinking of using those same creature models for The Cage.

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    There was a rather intense scene in The Invisibles where actor Don Gordon (another good actor who really should have done Star Trek) was being subjected to the procedure. I remember one publication used a still of this scene and misidentified Gordon as Burt Reynolds, who isn't even in the series.

    I always liked Outer Limits' monsters over Trek's aliens.
     
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  8. Warped9

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    Looking at that pic I should have added Lieutenant or Lt. Commander stripes to her sleeve.

    I think it would have been cool if Barbara Bain, Martin Landau and/or Greg Morris could have guest starred on TOS particularly given they were filming Mission: Impossible right next door.
     
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  9. Robert Comsol

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    Now that's where the Ceti Eel idea came from? And the "Keeper" in BABYLON 5? Fascinating!

    And of course, fantastic and passionate work you present here, Warped9! :techman:

    I don't want to imagine how much time you spent on researching usable materials.

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  10. Warped9

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    When doing imaginary "never seen" scenes---particularly those featuring people---I try to use individuals who were actually around at the time. Having grown up in the '60s I recall quite a bit of the shows and films that were out then. And, of course, I have some shows and films from that era on DVD which often helps when I need a screen grab. The image of Barbara Bain for instance is from a first season Mission: Impossible episode.
    The aliens in the Pike era scenes are from The Outer Limits.

    Sometimes I get hit with an inspiration, but often enough I envision something myself and then I have a reasonably good idea of where to find what I need.

    Sometimes a suggestion or a reference spurs me. For instance I understand that Martin Laundau was once considered for the role of Spock. So now I'm thinking of Landau guest starring as a Vulcan during TOS' run. Someone upthread mentioned Ed Asner as a Klingon---I'd never thought of that---and it's an interesting suggestion so I'll look into it.

    Other personages I'm thinking about:
    James Franciscus
    Greg Morris
    Lee Remick
    Lee Marvin
    Honor Blackman (I did one of her previously, but like some images I've done before I'd like to revisit it and do it better)

    The challenge when inserting people into a scene is not only getting people sized proportionately correct but also matching postures and shadows
     
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  11. Push The Button

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    All of these pics are great, I wish I had the talent to do some of these myself.

    My Desilu crossover fantasy has always been to see the Hogan's Heroes actors in TOS. Imagine Bob Crane as a wisecracking starship captain that always got on Kirk's nerves, Robert Clary and Richard Dawson at navigation and helm, or John Banner as a transporter chief, complete with Schultz accent and mustache. Or Werner Klemperer as a Klingon...
     
  12. CrazyMatt

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    Yikes! John Banner in velour (trying to suppress the shudder going up my spine...)!

    How's this shtick:

    Spock: "Where is the captain? Didn't you beam him aboard?"
    Schultz: "I saw notthiiing, noottthingg!"

    But Klink and Kirk... I can hear it now...

    "Kiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiirrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrkkkkkkkkkkkkkk, disssssssssss- mmmmmmmmmmmmmiiiiiissssssssssssssssssssssssssed!"

    I appreciate the connection though.. it brought a smile (and a shudder!).
     
  13. Melakon

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    Honor Blackman... all her appearances as Cathy Gale on The Avengers were black & white I think... but she's full color as the goddess Hera in Jason and the Argonauts. Or maybe you have your eye on Pussy Galore.
     
  14. Warped9

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    If the film uniforms had been closer to TOS.

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    IF TNG's uniforms had been more like TOS.

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    Adding a little colour to TMP.

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    A kind of transposition has taken place.

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  15. Mysterion

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    Data wasn't the science officer. He'd be in a gold shirt in that scenario.
     
  16. BillJ

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    Well, he really was for all practical purposes and I'm pretty sure the original intent was that he was the science officer. But the makeup they chose didn't film well with the blue uniform.
     
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    Anyway, why gold? If his division was the same as in TNG, he'd be in a red shirt back in the TOS era.
     
  18. Mysterion

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    Wardrobe/skin-tone clashes aside, he was very clearly NOT a science officer. Second Officer, yes. Operations officer, yes. Even though most of the scripts had him as the chief explainer, which was Spock's old job.
     
  19. CorporalCaptain

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    According to Memory Alpha, Data was also a science officer.
     
  20. Mysterion

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    Good for Memory Alpha. It isn't supported by on-screen evidence, though.
     

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