Star Trek Original Series Set Tour

Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by Chris PikE, Jun 10, 2019.

  1. daedalus5

    daedalus5 Rear Admiral Moderator

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    I just visited this place last week when on holilday. AMAZING doesn't even cover it. Loved the whole look and feel of the place. We were the only ones on the 10AM tour, so got a personal one. The chap who did it was great and knew his stuff. The attention to detail was fantastic. Highlight was being on the bridge. That's me now been on the Enterprise-D bridge at Las Vegas and now this one. Really good. Not much to do in Triconderoga town, so I recommend that you stay up in Lake Placid instead as its only 1hr away. The drive from Boston took just over 4hrs and we went past Queeche Gorge for a quick stop and Woodstock. The Engineering set, with the forced perspective Impulse drive was beautiful.

    That, combined with seeing the original film model of the Enterprise in Washington, then the real Enterprise in New York made for a heck of a New England trip. :)

    Here are some pictures. I mean, heck, just look at that bridge shot... the colours.... wow. Nerd gasm.

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  2. Tflockj

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    I'm heading to Boston/NH later this summer. I hope to be able to talk the family into letting my head over there. It sounds amazing!
     
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    Do you need special dispensation or an upgraded tour level to sit in the chair? I can't imagine that everyone is allowed to do that.
     
  4. Vger23

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    I've been three times...twice normal tours and once with William Shatner (last spring) and it is as amazing as you'd expect, and more.

    And, you bet your ass, I sat in that chair every single time!! :techman:
     
  5. F. King Daniel

    F. King Daniel Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Was it comfortable? Could you sit there for a a whole 8 hour shift patrolling the neutral zone?
     
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  6. Phaser Two

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    Great, great, great pictures. Thank you!!!

    OMGOMG the bridge OMG

    With those beautiful engineering and environmental systems panels (my favorites). Eat your heart out, Discovery (and Abrams).
     
  7. Ronald Held

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    Maybe go for the big chair at Trekonderoga.
     
  8. Vger23

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    It actually was fairly comfortable! I don't think an eight hour shift would fly with them though!
     
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  9. Vger23

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    Here are some of the more amazing pics from my trips with my family:

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  10. F. King Daniel

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    I am so jealous.
     
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  12. Maurice

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    They appear avatar-sized to me and I cannot enlarge them.
     
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    Oh, I see the issue. @Chris PikE you first posted the pix without using the Image button/image tags. Thanks.
     
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    Oh my god, the crew are de-aging, again. :guffaw:

    Great family pictures and experience. :techman:
     
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  15. The Warlord

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    Great pics! I'm filming some scenes as Capt Kirk for an edit I am doing, and it looks like your uniform top is similar to the one I bought recently!
     
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  16. Phaser Two

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    Vger, your boys are simply adorable! Great pics. The one at the helm looks like he has the complete idea how to work the controls! :bolian:

    Did they shrink the size of the viewscreen, maybe to make room for that door to the starboard side? (Which I assume is for actual access to the set.)
     
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  17. Vger23

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    Thank you! :hugegrin:

    I'm not sure about the view screen size. It might just be the angle the photo was taken at. It looked correct in person, but you're right, it looks a little small in this picture.

    I think that "door" to the starboard has since been completed, and the set is fully enclosed. The access is now a corridor that leads from Engineering to the turbolift.

    Here's a few more, including a better look at the view screen for you!

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  18. Phaser Two

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    More great pics - thank you! I am so impressed with how they did the lighting in particular, among many other things. Engineering just looks fantastic!

    The viewscreen does look small to me but maybe it's just an optical illusion (or it wasn't as big on the show as I'm thinking for some reason). Does anyone else have an opinion?
     
  19. ZapBrannigan

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    The viewscreen is of course a flat screen TV, and it isn't quite full-size because the price increase for going up to that diagonal was crazy. They just couldn't justify it at the time. At least, that's what I recall from a prior thread.

    When the sets were in actual use for filming episodes, they used a full-size blank screen for fx added in post production, same as The Original Series.
     
  20. Phaser Two

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    Oh, yes I see. Makes perfect sense. Thanks! Still, though, a few more high-dollar packages and let's get the right size viewscreen up there already! :bolian:
     
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