Remember the scene

Discussion in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' started by CPT Baldwin, Apr 9, 2020.

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  1. CPT Baldwin

    CPT Baldwin Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    In All Good Things where Picard "contacts Riker at Farpoint"?

    What an absolute matter of laziness by the producers etc.
    Blatantly reusing footage from The Arsenal of Freedom!

    Lets it down for me overall.
     
  2. Mutai Sho-Rin

    Mutai Sho-Rin Crusty Old Bastard Moderator

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    The tiniest nit I've ever seen picked.
     
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  3. Iamnotspock

    Iamnotspock Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Well, Frakes shaving the beard and losing a few pounds to shoot the scene before re-growing it and putting it all back on again would have delayed things somewhat.
     
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  4. Qonundrum

    Qonundrum Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    They arguably could have finished all his scenes save for the one viewscreen moment, then shave and do the close-up... or voiceover on another scene had they found one suitable - Frakes was already doing some voiceover stuff, but close-ups also betray spoken material not being in sync. So finding footage they could shoehorn in, a la that Simpsons episode where Radioactive Man: The Motion Picture was filmed (great episode!), was ultimately decided as the thing to do.

    As they were also doing Generations (and DS9 by the same production staff), it was probably the quickest workaround. 1994 may have been a golden age with quantity of material and large viewership ratings, but all those duck feet paddlin' just aren't noticed.
     
  5. WarpFactorZ

    WarpFactorZ Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Have you been holding this in for 26 years?

    Reusing the STVI destruction of the Bird of Prey footage in STVII is laziness by the producers.

    Reusing the Enterprise leaving spacedock footage in STII is laziness by the producers.

    Reusing a tiny scene from an insignificant episode that no one remembers is NOT laziness by the producers.
     
  6. CPT Baldwin

    CPT Baldwin Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Can an admin please remove this post. Don't need the abuse.
     
  7. Mutai Sho-Rin

    Mutai Sho-Rin Crusty Old Bastard Moderator

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    I’ll close it but leave it visible. The reaction is well deserved.
     
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