Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Donny, Dec 11, 2018.
This made my day ten times better. Thank you.
All these decades and I never noticed that lever.
Now I have this absurd mental image of the transporter tech tapping a sequence of buttons and with one final, emphatic twist of their wrist, pulls that lever downwards and we hear the electronically augmented sound of a toilet as the landing party is "flushed" from the chamber!
<Londo Mollari> You're welcome! I now go to spread joy across the board. </Londo Mollari>
They're the good, evil, and mojo initiators to make sure we get a finely balanced Kirk after each transport .
It was all part of her plan to get rid of Kirk's ex wife.
I figured it was DiFalco's plot.
No, she arranged for Ilia to get zapped. No damn dirty Deltan was going to get her healing hands on the captain.
There's a reason for that total "Fuck you" glare Rand gives to Kirk after he says it wasn't her fault.
Why not both? I always preferred the interpretation that not-Sonak who died in the transporter was the assigned navigator. Kirk mentions they're waiting on replacements when Uhura tells him Ilia's already arrived, and Decker seems surprised that she'd be there. Maybe DiFalco was climbing the career ladder, mirror-universe-style.
Donny, so what are you doing for the back wall of the booth? In the film it's some sort of textured plastic material through which you can see a greeble wall. Is yours like that or a texture?
See this post:
Donny's Refit Enterprise Interiors (Version 2.0)
I believe it was just a simple backlit graphic covered by a prismatic light diffuser or something similar. The graphic itself appears to be akin to the "circuitry pathway" graphics that appeared in various places in TFF and TUC, albeit less refined:
Is Scotty's engineering console from TFF, the same one from the transporter room? I never noticed that before!
It appears so, yes. And it looks like the modified version of the console (with the CRT display) was shared between the transporter room and the torpedo room in TUC.
That'll be handy if/when he makes those.
You mean this?
I modeled it in early 2017 as part of my TUC Enterprise-A project.
I remember. I meant if you make the torpedo room and the maintenance corridor.
Ah, gotcha. Forgive my misunderstanding.
All right! I had a productive weekend. Finished up the control booth, got the entire side corridor we see in off the TWOK transporter room modeled, plus all the control panels, computer banks, and decals that were added to that set. After that I did a final lighting pass and figured it was time to show the final showcase images.
In this first post, I'll show the TMP version of the Enterprise transporter room. The room is much more basic than it's TWOK counterpart, so there's less details to cover, and hence less images were taken.
To answer your question about the assistant's console, I actually figured all of this back in 2014 last time I modeled the Refit transporter room, but its' been a while so I'll explain my findings again.
In TMP, we get a shot of the assistant's console lighting up frantically, and are able to see a few details of the graphics on the panels.
The graphic on the left is very similar to the "warp engines" graphics on the engineering station on the bridge, but the one on the right I didn't recognize. So I got curious and looked through the Enterprise Flight Manual to see if there were any graphics that were perhaps unused that may have made their way to this set. Lo and behold, there are several unused graphics in the flight manual that were intended for Phase II but did not end up on their final intended sets. A few of these graphics were intended for monitors above the main consoles in engineering, but these monitors, if they were built, did not survive the transition from TV show to movie. However, a couple of those graphics did survive and were instead used on the final transporter room set.
Here's the engineering console setups:
And comparing those graphics to what we see in the TMP transporter malfunction scene, you can see that they are indeed these two unused engineering graphics:
I have, of course, changed the text on these graphic to be more fitting for use on the transporter room (using terms from later Trek productions like "pattern buffer", "molecular imaging scanner" and the like. Here's my rendition again:
As for the monitors above the primary transporter console, what I've made is purely conjecture, as I've never come across any images showing this part of the booth, but it's obvious there's something up there since the assistant's eyes dash towards that area a number of times in the scene:
And even Kirk's looking up there when beaming over Dr. McCoy:
And you can clearly see the housing for these monitors above the booth window:
I've placed a few of the elliptical bridge monitors into this bulkhead and in between them placed a display panel with some kit-bashed graphics from the various transporter console displays found in the Enterprise Flight Manual (from the Phase II bridge transporter station and sickbay examination room mini-transporter station). Seems fitting that the transporter room would also feature a graphic like it somewhere.
If anyone has any reference of what's really up there, I'd be most gracious if you could send it my way
Well, I shared with you what the Enterprise Flight Manual said were re-used in the transporter. Are those the ones on the side console? I've forgotten.
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