Shane Johnson (Mr. Scott's Guide to the Enterprise)

Discussion in 'Trek Tech' started by FalTorPan, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. Lora4October

    Lora4October Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    I don't know. It would be difficult. Not only are there licensing issues with Paramount, but multiple artists were involved and each would have a say. We worked very hard on those drawings...I'd like to see them released, too :)

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  2. Lora4October

    Lora4October Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Mr. Scott's Guide was written at a time when the particulars of the Star Trek universe were very much in flux. I was asked by Paramount to maintain continuity with the Spaceflight Chronology (published near the time of TMP's release) and the FASA gaming materials, which at the time were considered official. As TNG and the later series progressed, many new things had to be established so as not to limit the telling of a good story and the laying down of consistent technology and history. MIke and Denise Okuda, Rick Sternbach and others worked very hard to keep everything in sync, which was a monumental task to say the least :)

    Thank you for your kind words about the book.

    Lora
     
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  3. Lora4October

    Lora4October Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    You're very kind. Thank you.

    Lora
     
  4. Santaman

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    Good to know you're okay!
    I've bought a copy of Mr Scott's Guide To The Enterprise at a convention in London years ago and was so lucky to have it signed by Mark Allen Shepherd (Morn) so its an extra special little treasure.:mallory:
     
  5. DonIago

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    I'd like to add my thanks to Lora for the wonderful participation in this thread!

    I'm also relieved to know I wasn't imagining having seen a discussion of an upgraded version of the manual. :)
     
  6. F. King Daniel

    F. King Daniel Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Just popping in to say thank you so much Lora4October! Mr Scott's Guide massively inspired me and made the Trek universe seem so real and so much fun to explore. I literally wore out my first copy. :)

    I really hope we get to see those NCC-1701-A deck plans some day!
     
  7. Albertese

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    That's fantastic. I love that explanation. Thanks!

    --Alex
     
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  8. Lora4October

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    FalTorPan let me know about this thread after he so very kindly started it, and I just thought I'd peek in and say hi :)

    Lora
     
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  9. Vance

    Vance Vice Admiral In Memoriam

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    Lora, I've got it on pretty good authority that Trek 'tech books' are on the way in again at Paramount. (There's a new manual coming out next month, for instance.) You could contact them again and do a little fishing. At the VERY worst you could get an official release for your own work to publish as you desire.
     
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  10. Vance

    Vance Vice Admiral In Memoriam

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    Oh, and welcome to TrekBBS. :)
     
  11. Lora4October

    Lora4October Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    I will look into that. And thank you :)

    Lora
     
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  12. FalTorPan

    FalTorPan Vice Admiral Admiral

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    As a reminder, I would encourage everyone to contribute to Lora's GoFundMe page, which has been set up to cover the costs of a vitally important medical procedure.

    I for one have greatly enjoyed Lora's contributions to Trek tech lore, both licensed (Mr. Scott's Guide, Worlds of the Federation, Star Trek: TNG Technical Journal) and not (Star Fleet Uniform Recognition Manual), as well as the Star Wars Technical Journal, early prints of the Millennium Falcon, the Jupiter 2, etc.

    In addition to helping a fellow human being, and a great one at that, if I do say so myself, perhaps our effort would help to fire up Lora's Trek tech brilliance and cause some new greatness to be published!
     
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  13. Lora4October

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    Thank you.
     
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  14. Joe_Atari

    Joe_Atari Commander Red Shirt

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    Hi Lora; I'd like to join everyone in welcoming you to TrekBBS!

    The Stage 9 sets have always been a source of interest for me personally and also the subject of several threads on TrekBBS (including this one and this very long one). For years I've been intrigued by your response to Q10 in the Trekplace interview, detailing your Mr. Scott's Guide research visit to the sets during the post-TVH to pre-TNG time period. Do you recall the date of your visit? Do you still have any of your reference photography from that visit, and if so are you able to share it? If not, any additional recollections you have from the visit would be most welcome.

    Would you be open to answering some more detailed questions about the Stage 9 sets as they were during your visit?

    Thanks!
     
  15. Lora4October

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    Thank you for the welcome :)

    I was on those sets in August of 1986, before any of the TNG redressing began.

    I do still have the photography from my visit (taken with the kind, special permission of one of the Star Trek producers). However, it exists in the form of stereo slides (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stereo_Realist for info on the kind of camera I used) and, as far as I know, mine is the only 3D documentation of those sets ever made. Given their unusual format, though, they do not easily lend themselves to being scanned into image files.

    My Trekplace interview gives a pretty good overview of the sets as they were that day.

    I have only one or two of my Stage 9 images saved in jpg format. If I can sort out the means for placing them here, I'd be happy to do so :)

    I'm also happy to answer questions if I can.

    Lora
     
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    I've removed the direct GoFundMe link since board rules generally don't allow for fundraising links, and I discussed options with T'Bonz and the other staff. The article in the OP also includes a link to it, so it'll still be accessible. :)
     
  17. Commander Richard

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    I loved Mr. Scott's Guide and remember pouring over and scrutinizing every layout. It was my tour of the Enterprise. Unfortunately, I think I lost it so I'm going to have to purchase a new copy. Just as well. The old one was a bit worn from too much reading.

    I also loved Worlds of the Federation. That was my tour of the various worlds and it was fun to see the continental arrangements. How do you feel about some of it being contradicted by canon?
     
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  18. Lora4October

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    It was inevitable that both of those books be contradicted by things later established in the various series. Telling good stories involves invention :)

    Lora
     
  19. F. King Daniel

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    I'm curious what your thoughts are about the current Trek movies? Have they moved too far from the source material, or is it a plausible alternate world in the Trek multiverse? Would you ever want to work on an updated Mr Scott's Guide, based on the new movie Enterprise?
     
  20. Lora4October

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    Personally, I love the new films. For me, they have captured the sense of what made the original series so much fun and so special. I've watched both films many times, and I've learned to let reboots be reboots, to take them for the good they have to offer. As a Doctor Who fan, I really appreciate the sense in 'Into Darkness' that there are certain events that are so key to the flow of time that they always must occur, no matter what else may change -- whether the sacrifice is made by Spock or Kirk, seeing the two events so closely parallel each other was wonderful. I like the new Enterprise and the new uniforms very much, and I think the casting of every role was simply inspired (Karl Urban, especially, is amazing). And I've always loved Bruce Greenwood, so seeing him in the role of Pike has been a treat :)

    Lora