Donny's TOS & TWOK Enterprise Interiors

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Donny, May 9, 2013.

  1. Tomalak

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    I think all of Wingsley's questions highlight that the TOS shuttle (and indeed most of the TNG and Voyager shuttles) seem wholly inadequate for the tasks the show makes them carry out. If it's a simple ship to shore transfer, then you can get away without most of those things. But for an extended autonomous mission, you really would expect some basic necessities.

    The TOS shuttle is perhaps the worst example, as the set has a job fitting into the exterior as it is, so you can forget any space for a potential WC or storage areas. I guess you could say there are invisible hatches on the walls and floor for supplies, but I feel things could been simplified with a little door on the back wall. The DS9 Runabout set did this really well - we never saw the aft compartment in seven years (except for a single TNG episode), but we never needed to. The door at the back of the cockpit set was enough.
     
  2. Tallguy

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    Since a shuttle is a box to lose characters in then it does it's job magnificently.
     
  3. feek61

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    Regarding the need for bathrooms; they don't! The food is 100% efficient that there is no waster produced. Solves the problem!! :)
     
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  4. 137th Gebirg

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    Either that or there are regularly scheduled ship-wide transporter purges for periodic waste reclamation and recycling back into the deuterium tanks. [​IMG]

    It can happen... :whistle:
     
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  5. JJohnson

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    I'm definitely looking forward to seeing new renders whenever you're able. The youtube video you posted was amazing, especially when it started looking around from the Captain's chair. If you figure out how to make that work with hololens, that would be every Trek fan's VR dream come true! Keep up the good work, and take any breaks you need. You are definitely a talented digital artist.
     
  6. Donny

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    This is an interesting question, since in TMP onward we see "sonic showers", would they not have smaller "sonic hand-washing sinks?" But then in "Star Trek: First Contact" we do see Picard use a small sink to splash water in his face following his dream about the Borg, but he's not necessarily washing his hands. Hmmm.

    Actually, in the aft compartment, I'm including a food synthesizer unit (the kind we see on the Enterprise) and a storage compartment above it that will house a couple of TOS spacesuits.
     
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  7. uniderth

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    My philosophy is that when designed for this era you can't be thinking practical spacecraft, you must be thinking, budget tight TV production. Design it how Matt Jefferies would have for the TV show, not how a Starfleet engineer would for an actual spacecraft. I think that thought yields the best looking results for this era. But it's your project, you get to make it how you want.
     
  8. FormerLurker

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    Don't forget the button between the dial and the rotating whateveritscalled.
     
  9. Donny

    Donny Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    What button?

    Anyway, here's tonight's work on the phaser:
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  10. Tomalak

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    We also see sinks on TNG, along with bathtubs several times. I presume it's down to personal preference, like how Tuvok uses a cutthroat razor to shave instead of Geordi's little sci-fi gizmo.

    Maybe smaller ships just have sonic showers, and only larger ships go to the trouble of plumbing every bathroom.
     
  11. JJohnson

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    I like the 23rd century flight recorder on tape :)
     
  12. Tallguy

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    You're also talking about the difference between 23rd century battleship and 24th century luxury liner.
     
  13. FormerLurker

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    AARRGH! ERTL AMT lied to me!
     
  14. Donny

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    Ah you're referring to the blue indicator light seen in Franz Joseph blueprints of the phaser? Yeah, there's no evidence, to my knowledge, of that light ever existing on any of the TOS phaser props.
     
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  15. feek61

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    On the phaser 1? There were at least two P1's with the watch crown and at least one other with a rhinestone.

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    Here is one with the rhinestone:
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  16. 137th Gebirg

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    You are correct that most of the Type I phaser props didn't have the button on top but there are at least a couple or three that did:

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    I must have seen CotK a million times and I never realized how close Lenore was from blowing her left index finger off! :lol:
     
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  17. Donny

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    Wow! I stand corrected! Thanks for the info, guys. I'm actually excited, because I always liked the idea of a "light" there, but of obviously I did not do my homework this time :shrug:
     
  18. 137th Gebirg

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    Dude, considering the above-and-beyond contributions you've made to this and other threads, I think you can easily be more than forgiven for missing such a small detail! Far as I'm concerned, you have infinite street-cred in that regard. ;)
     
  19. feek61

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    Well, to be fair most of them did not have that detail so you are still right on the money!
     
  20. Donny

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    Here's the final low-poly and high-poly models before texturing:
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