Favourite original FX shots...

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  1. GNDN18

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    Somebody put together the definitive web site in the AMT models used on TOS that referenced the GAF shot. There were also pictures of a lighted model used in “The Trouble with Tribbles.” I haven’t been able to find it since; perhaps somebody here knows something about it.

    ETA I might have conflated the AMT web site with this one. It captures the sense of wonder and confusion that came with all that merchandizing from the 70s: those manufacturers were no respecters of canon. I wondered why the shots in the reels were not seen kin the episode, not realizing they were staged for GAF. I really wanted to know what Uhura was reading.
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  2. Spock's Barber

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    It wasn’t a post production special effect, but the shot of Marta going to pieces was really cool. Sorry Marta.

     
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    It's a beautiful painting that was obviously meant to suggest the futuristic equivalent of an oil refinery. The only problem is that it looks a bit too much like an oil refinery!
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    Sorry, what is this?
     
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    He's referring to the View-Master 3-D slide set (post #79).
     
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    TMP did that as well. I wish the sequels had followed suit. As you say, it really does make the ship feel bigger.

    https://movies.trekcore.com/gallery/albums/tmp2/tmphd0454.jpg
    https://movies.trekcore.com/gallery/albums/tmp2/tmphd0525.jpg
    https://movies.trekcore.com/gallery/albums/tmp2/tmphd0985.jpg
     
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    Yes, $44 million or whatever the budget for TMP ended up being. A very boring light show. :confused:
     
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    Not so bad. I remember when it came out on HBO in 80/81, and as a 6/7 year old, I watched it four times in a row.

    But maybe it was only especially appealing to a little kid! :)

    (of course, I also enjoyed TWOK, which I can't stand today)
     
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    I enjoyed TWOK just because of the vast improvements over TMP. However, now I’m very critical of both movies, especially the Starfleet uniforms from both flicks. From pastel pajamas to Trump Tower doormen. Ugh! :ack:
     
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    I love both films, divergent in their styles are they are. Much like I love both seasons of Space:1999.

    Back on topic, the Thasian ship in Charlie X worked better for me in the original episode as well. I liked that it was just an undefined mass of energy rather than a silhouette of ship with engines or whatever. Actually, one thing about the episode that I liked, effects wise, was that ALL of the exterior shots were from the pilots. Not a single "Series" version of the Enterprise was seen outside of the orbit shot in the main titles. This is the only main series episode to have this distinction, a bit of trivia lost, or at least obscured, thanks to the new effects.
     
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    The non-extended versions are better imo, all the long slow, space shots removed.

    Unfortunately the non-extended versions, in their haste to shorten the film cut too much out. All but the main character beats are ripped out. YMMV
     
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    Wonderful matte painting. Easliy one of the best in franchise history. About that "oil refinery" comment, I always believed the station was deliberately designed to appear like very old tech that is still in use, hence Kirk's observation:

    "Even the ore ships call only once every twenty years."

    In other words, the station has been around for some time, so the "oil refinery" look was the visual manner of selling its age ; Kirk's line.
     
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  17. Noname Given

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    Those effects and the set design made it the most expensive film made In Hollywood to that point (1979).
     
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    Plus the work done on the unmade Phase II series.
     
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    Actually I believe it was quite expensive because they added the cost of the aborted TV series to the final total.
     
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