Hey, I never noticed that before....

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  1. Henoch

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    Everything became maroon too. Weird.
     
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  4. Henoch

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    Yah, I'm not a fan of the new paint scheme. Probably something to do with the cartoon process of using only a few standard colors and wanting to have high contrast.
     
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    Main engineering wasn't among the best of the TAS backgrounds. But I do like the new vertical tube in the foreground.
     
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    That's a pre-refit upgrade to the DTD. Either that or it's the TOS/TAS version of the water pipe that Scotty beamed into in the first JJ film.
     
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    One notable problem with the TAS Main Engineering background isn't so much a problem with the background itself, as it is a scaling problem. Scotty is just too freakin' tall there. They even have him leaning over to reach down to the controls. The second most notable thing wrong about it is that the perspective is all jacked. I also agree about the colors, but that's 3rd or lower on my list of issues about it.
     
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    I love how James Blish referred to that as the "Forced Perspective Unit"
     
  9. Henoch

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    Was this on the side, or part of actual book text in a story? If the latter, then he was a fool. :thumbdown: There is only full size structure(s) on the ship. If not, then we also have small children serving in the squat ceiling height areas of the engineer room in ST:TMP. Nah, the intent is for no force perspective structures on the Enterprise at any time. Now, how long are the non-forced perspective units is still up for debate. :techman:
     
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    I was just thinking the same. It looks like a forerunner of the warp cores on the Enterprise-D, Voyager, Defiant, etc.
     
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    It does.
     
  12. Marsden

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    It was one of the Blish adaptations, but I can't remember which episode. I'll try to search for it for you, but I almost dropped the book at that one, it was so funny.

    I'm assuming there was a note to that effect in the script but forced perspective referred to the pipes being smaller to make it look deep on camera, not an actual thing. He may have thought it sounded good, or just didn't realize how silly it sounds, or care.
     
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    Never see any action in the glass tube. I notice that the triangular base with three balls is similar like one of the double triangular doohickey (DTD) bases. Here's the new possible arrangement:
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    Yep, because it still had to be watchable on B&W TVs in 1973-75. :)
     
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    That's kind of what I had in mind.
     
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    @King Daniel Beyond had a funny animated TAS/STXI-crossover engineering tube avatar on vBulletin, IIRC.
     
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    Not strictly TOS but related; it took me years to notice that the control panels and displays on the Amargosa observatory in GEN are 1960s TOS-style.
     
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  19. johnnybear

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    Nope I never noticed that either but it's nice to know! :techman:
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    In For The World Is Hollow, when our boys first encounter the orange cylinders on Yonada, I just noticed in the upper left corner there is another cylinder in the background on top of a mountain.

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    You can barely notice it in this screencap.
     
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