A closer look at Discovery's prop design

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by Tuskin38, May 13, 2020.

  1. Tuskin38

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  2. Timo

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    Lots of inspired stuff there - even if we can tell what inspired it exactly. And the Andorian helmet is hilariously good.

    So the barrel of the S31 sidearm telescopes? I suppose the barrels of the regular Starfleet one don't rotate for real or this would have been showcased. At least not with a keypress. But can the actor twist the business end manually?

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  3. drt

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    That's pretty cool, they lovingly recreated a lot of TOS props.
     
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    Those are amazing. They look modern and updated while still faithful to the original designs. Wish the entire production honored TOS with that much care.

    Great work, prop people.
     
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    I had no idea Harry Mudd’s helmet was meant for an Andorian. It all makes perfect sense now.
     
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    That was mentioned in After Trek
     
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    Don’t know what that is.
     
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    the official after show of disco s1.
     
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    Hopefully some of these updated TOS recreations will make their way to SNW.
     
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    One wonders how much use they will see in DSC from now on. I mean, there are reasons for not ditching the sets, both in- and out-universe - but the props are just gadgets for our heroes in-universe, and they will enjoy access to better gadgets soon enough.

    Mass donating of the phasers, tricorders and whatnot to SNW and S31 would appear prudent. In-universe, abandoning the ancient spacesuits, and letting Pike and Georgiou play with them, likewise. But they are likely to be too expensive to be dropped like that. Not to mention custom-built for SMG, Ancheril and... Mm. Actually, there doesn't appear to be a third cast member who'd already have a suit fitted.

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    That shuttle pod is great. I can imagine that in TOS due to its blockiness, it just needs a simplified paint job.

    In DIS and PIC my impression is the prop makers are where most of the fans are in the production teams.
     
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    Or there was just less dictation on what they had to do.
     
  13. Jadeb

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    On second glance, I really like how much the sample analyzer recalls the blinky-light computers they often used on TOS.

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    A couple of those engineering tools look like spraypainted screwdriver handles.
     
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    That tricorder design blended elements of TOS and TMP designs fairly well, I think.
     
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    Space 1999?
     
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    That image isn't working
     
  18. Andorian

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    Very cool pics, thanks for posting! I love how Disco has recreated a lot of TOS props "in spirit" ...I hope to someday see their take on the wonderfully goofy phaser rifle from "Where No Man Has Gone Before."

    *speaking of phaser rifles, the Starfleet ones pictured at Trek Collective give me Enterprise vibes with that vented shroud over the barrel (looks a lot like the "phase pistols")
     
  19. Timo

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    I'd argue the DSC phaser rifles are their very take on Kirk's gun. That is, the three rotatable sets of coils are there, prominent in the mid-body.

    That Kirk's gun had the long thin barrel and the fancy vertical aiming feature might just tell us that he took the sniper version down to the planet - or pressed the button that extended the sniper barrel and scope, just like the MACO rifles had these extending features available while looking very DSC-like most of the time. :devil:

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