Discussion in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' started by Aatrek, Jun 28, 2013.
I love the shot of the Enterprise in The Game, as the ship passes over the camera.
I think that was also used in Allegiance. It looks really cool with the pulsar's light hitting it.
Here's a comparison of similar bridge shots from seasons three and five:
Bridge - Medium Wide: http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/50256
Bridge - Wide Shot: http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/50257
Bridge Front - Wide Shot: http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/50258
Picard & Riker - Two Shot: http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/50261
Picard & Troi - Two Shot: http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/50263
Picard Bridge - Wide Shot: http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/50264
Picard - Medium Close Up: http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/50265
Picard - Medium Shot: http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/50266
Picard - Medium Wide Shot: http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/50267
Riker - Medium Close Up: http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/50268
Pretty consistent in my opinion. Notice Mr. Rush does not appear to have used any diffusion filters or nets in front of or behind the lens on the bridge at least (there is no telltale sign of halation or "fog" around light sources). If diffusion *was* used, it would have been placed in a diffusion frame to soften the studio lights, if anything. Any further differences in softness can probably be chalked up to actors being slightly out of the plane of focus due to photographing with a larger aperture (lower f/number) or other lens idiosyncrasies (they used zooms, not primes).
As far as other sets depicting other environments, that's a whole other ball of wax... and we know Mr. Rush used diffusion filters to create particular looks. What we also know, is that he used the same Eastman EXR 5296 500T film stock for seasons three through five. We know this because Kodak didn't introduce another 500 ASA film between 1989 and 1994.
Wow, season 5 is a lot warmer. I prefer it to the "cool" white/bluish look of season 3.
I don't mind if each season has its own distinct look.
The film stock they switched to in S3 would remain for the rest of the show. It's definitely the lighting style that subtly changed, less contrasty shadows and more even lighting, a real departure from what Brown did.
At least it confirms one thing for me, they used different carpeting by S5. That's what struck me when watching the third season because I didn't remember the carpet looking that bright, so it must have only been for a limited time before they went back to a warmer color.
They started using a bright blue carpet at the beginning of Season 3, I believe by either The High Ground or Deja Q it had been replaced with a darker one.
Did they make changes to Engineering in season 5??? It looks subtly different. Also do we ever see where the corridor goes in the office section of engineering between the consoles in the alcove?
I just saw it, it sure does stick out as it flies away...lol
Ron Jones: "Carpet from Carpeteria!"
(see S5 music composers vam)
Yes, the only thing inconsistent in those shots is Worf's forehead.
I don't recall noticing any differences in engineering in season 5, but the set was used for TUC between TNG seasons 4 and 5 and it's possible they altered it in some way.
If you're referring to what I think you are (the small corridor/opening in the Engineering office area), in the show, I believe it leads to the Chief Engineer's office, which has never been seen on screen. In reality, it leads nowhere except into the side of the curved corridor set, leaving no room to build anything.
The only Engineering change I can think of is in season 6. The turbolift next to the pool table was replaced with a Jeffries Tube access, notably seen in Starship Mine, Lessons and Quality of Life.
There is a change to the crystal chamber access port too. Sometime in season 7?
Yeah, that is what I was referring to, I thought maybe in later seasons we saw a jefferies tube entrance or something like that.
Finally up to the inner light, I got to meet the writer last weekend at Austin Comic Con / Wizard Con. I got the comic version of his sequel to Inner Light, it is pretty interesting. The story was submitted to Trek but they never picked it up as a story to do.
Thanks for explaining! And I have to say while I found the picture quality of "Darmok" a bit dissapointing when we were on the ship sets I have to say that "A Mater of Time" which I'm watching right now looks simple stunning. Sharp and great colors. Fanatastic.
Season 5 was a mixed bag of decent and great episodes. I would say most of the episodes were okay. Inner Light I think was the knocked it out of the park episode for this season. I really like Darmok as well. I am up to the special features on the blus. I am watching the feature on the music.
The music feature was interesting, no wonder the music sucked on TNG. These guys were trying to do something along the lines of the original series and create themes, for people, ships, etc. and the producers just killed it, and wanted musical background boring music.
Ron got some good themes in with Booby Trap, Tin Man, some of the more memorable scores.
And that's why Ron was fired.
I really look forward to this feature when I get to it.
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