Doug Grindstaff, created Sound effects TOS has died

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  1. jefferiestubes8

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    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/n...tar-trek-sound-effects-maestro-was-87-1130648

    Nice to see sound tech represented. I know how people love the sounds of TOS.
     
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    His sound effect still hold up just as well now as they did 50 years ago. He was never really replaced.
     
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    Aw, that's sad. His sounds are legendary. The full transporter sound is one of the coolest things I've ever heard.
     
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    Yeah, I can't say just how fantastic his work was. It was for the ages. The sounds constituted one of the most important set of elements that captured my imagination. Trek followed in his footsteps over the years, and it still does.
     
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    I liked the story about Roddenberry wanting a sound for everything. And he was right, it did make the show more immersive and convincing.

    The GNP sound fx CD is a gem, thankfully preserved for us.
    http://www.soundtrackcollector.com/title/6703/

    I just filed the Grindstaff obituary with the CD liner notes on my hard drive. It's another day in Star Trek history.
     
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    Fully agreed. I love my copy of the GNP CD.
     
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    His work was the great finishing touch to make that world seem real.
     
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    I have to say a BIG thank you to Mr. Grindstaff. Sound is a major factor in either TV shows or movies. I don't think people realize how important sounds effects are. RIP sir.
     
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  11. J.T.B.

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    That's sad to hear. His was such a noticeable name, I remember seeing it in credits since I could read, The Brady Bunch etc. His OS sounds are practically in my DNA, you can't imagine the show without him.
     
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