Donny's Klingon Stuff

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Donny, Mar 7, 2020.

  1. JonnyQuest037

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    Maybe the Klingon emblems have been directional arrows all this time and we've just never realized. It's just that every Klingon place we've seen ever since TNG has been on the bottom floor. ;)
     
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  2. cardinal biggles

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    There's all kinds of cool directions you could take that as a design element -- emblems pointing up and down in a Klingon turbolift, dials on a control panel...
     
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    The Imperial Insignia is crooked, your interior decoration is without honor!
     
  5. BK613

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    No wonder they thought he was guilty in The Undiscovered Country; he'd done the magnetic boot thing before. :guffaw:
     
  6. Michael

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    This might be a good moment to refer to The Official Fan Art Lounge again, which exists for exactly these kind of interesting side discussions. Just sayin' … :)
     
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    You beat me to it.
     
  8. BK613

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    That might come to mind more often if it were pinned to the top to remind us.
     
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  9. cardinal biggles

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    ^BK makes a good point; the lounge thread is currently near the bottom of Page 2.
     
  10. Atolm

    Atolm Commodore Commodore

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    Yeap and the Enterprise was supposed to be upside-down, until Gene flipped it....make of that what you will.
     
  11. David cgc

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    I remember the story was that the Enterprise was designed the way we remember, but Roddenberry picked up the model by a string during a press appearance, so it flipped upside down, so TV Guide(?) printed their stock photos of the ship upside-down because that's how the reporter saw it.

    The Reliant was flipped upside-down during the design process, is that what you're thinking of?
     
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  12. Atolm

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    No lol...it was the TOS enterprise during the designing stages, not the finished one. And you are correct, the reliant as well :D
     
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    The version I heard was Jefferies brought the first small rough mock up to Roddenberry for approval, it flipped upside down on the string, Roddenberry liked it, and it took some convincing by Jefferies to keep the design right side up.
     
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    http://bbc.adactio.com/cult/st/interviews/jefferies/page4.shtml
     
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  16. JonnyQuest037

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    Guys, move this to random discussions please?

    I was wondering if Donny was back at the Klingon artwork, but...

    On the matter of the Klingon trifoil, I actually wish some Trek presentation would present it sideways "as intended" originally. Just to be different.

    Then again, I'd also like to see the original Klingon sigil make a comeback.
     
  18. 137th Gebirg

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    IIRC, it resembles the symbol on Kor's baldric. That may be the symbol of Kor's house, since he's the one who made the proclamation.
     
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  20. 137th Gebirg

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    Good catch! That might have been the inspiration for the design’s use everywhere else.