One-year countdown thread!

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies XI+' started by King Daniel Beyond, May 13, 2012.

  1. Horta Burger

    Horta Burger Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Yep.

    They were filming at the National Ignition Facility. That's basically a couple football fields worth of big banks of modular looking stuff used for generating 192 lasers that feed into a huge sphere jokingly called the Death Star (it's ten meters in diameter). They're trying to achieve fusion.

    Don't know what the script needs it for, but I can imagine a lot of things that would look cool when compressed or taken from the right angle. Lots of visual possibilities. Lots of activity when they were there, too, with obviously places screened and roped off.
     
  2. King Daniel Beyond

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    (Thanks, Temis!)

    It's gonna be so cool watching the movie and going "Oh, that's what so-and-so was talking about/thats why they're wearing those uniforms/that's why they're filming there"
     
  3. M'Sharak

    M'Sharak Definitely Herbert. Maybe. Moderator

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    TrekMovie published a brief overview of the facility about a month ago - includes photos and a "How NIF Works" clip.

    http://trekmovie.com/2012/05/03/che...e-the-star-trek-sequel-is-shooting-this-week/

    Should be interesting to find out what they used. Lots of visual possibilities, as you say, and some of them pretty much unique to that location.
     
  4. King Daniel Beyond

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    Can't wait can't wait can't wait....
     
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    Tension.... already.... unbearable....
     
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    I wouldn't mind too much if the Enterprise engineering was refit to look like LLNL rather than a Bud brewery.
     
  8. UFO

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    I tend to agree but while there are pipes for Africa, it does seem a little light in the tank department. ;)
     
  9. King Daniel Beyond

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    I suspect the engine room will be a set this time around (apparently the sets are multilevel and interconnected this time, allowing a seamless walkthru shot between the bridge, the turbolift, the "plaza" and the sickbay), and there'll be zero explanation given as to why it looks different!
     
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    No explanation was given for the changes in engineering in TOS, or between TMP and TWOK. Granted, going from Budweiser to Livermore is a bit more drastic than that, but it would fit the look of the ship better overall.
     
  11. King Daniel Beyond

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    I suspect it could be the engine room of another Federation ship (perhaps Peter Weller's ship? With Alice Eve and Benedict Cumberbatch as his senior staff?). The USS Kelvin engine room scenes were filmed in a disused power plant on Long Island.
     
  12. M'Sharak

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    Other side of the continent, actually, at the Long Beach Generating Station, adjacent to the Port of Los Angeles.
     
  13. King Daniel Beyond

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    :alienblush:Whoops. Long Beach, Long Island....
     
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    11 months to go and we still know nothing about this movie....Thanks JJ Abrams (sarcasm)
     
  16. UFO

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    What movie? (rhetorical)
     
  17. King Daniel Beyond

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    We know quite a bit....

    A red forrest planet
    Spock going down into a volcano wearing a goofy suit
    More Starfleet ships
    Many new uniform types (including a blatant Stargate Atlantis ripoff)
    Improved engineering section on the Enterprise
    Interconnected sets (bridge/lift/plaza/sickbay) for the Enterprise
    An Enterprise shuttlecraft much like the Kelvin ones
    A space barge
    Benadict Cumberbatch fighting Spock
    Peter Weller is a captain or CEO with a ship
    Alice Eve is a character "new to canon" (but not to non-canon stuff like novels or comics?)
    A reference to events of the new Gorn-centric video game
    Return of Admiral Pike
    Return of Redshirt "Cupcake" Hendorf
    Possible cameo by Leonard Nimoy as Spock Prime
    Filming location shots at a posh mansion and in icy greenland

    ...and that's just OTOH (and probably with a few minor incorrect details!)
     
  18. Sindatur

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    Yes thank you very much :bolian: (No sarcasm)
     
  19. King Daniel Beyond

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    I spent last night in hospital getting crazy high blood pressure lowered. I'm fine now and will be fine (it was an inflammation of the walls surrounding my heart and dehydration) But I was laying in the hospital bed, wired up to a drip and beeping machines.... and among all the other stuff tumbling through my head, it occurs to me how much it'd suck that I might not get the chance to see Star Trek XII. I think my priorities need rearranging!
     
  20. Gojira

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    Glad you're ok. I am 48 and not old at all but I did have a recent thought that I want to make sure I am taking care of myself so I can be around to see all the movies I am looking forward to!