Star Trek: Starships Model/Magazine Subscription

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by trekker670, May 21, 2013.

  1. Michael

    Michael In alignment with canon Moderator

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    Ooh, that would be awesome if it indeed lights up. Kind of a bummer, though, that some of the earlier models didn't. There are some that would have really benefitted from a couple of well-placed LEDs. ;)

    I'm happy to see the Shran has finally made its way into the UK store. I'll be glad to order it once it becomes available. :)
     
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  2. IMC Headquarters

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    It's the Battery Killer, then...
     
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  3. Stevil2001

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    Got my Merchantman from the comic book store today. So beautiful and detailed!

    ETA: The magazine is nice, too; I liked the feature on ILM and Star Trek III. I didn't know the spacedock was made of plexiglass and had lights inside it! And the spacedock interior model was incredible. Insisting that the Starfleet officer played by Grace Lee Whitney is not Janice Rand seems like Memory Alpha-style pedantry, though.
     
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  4. pst

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    i'm skeptical too. just reporting what i saw. i am sure we'll see soon enough.
     
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  5. mindx2

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    Why do they say it wasn't Rand?
     
  6. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Might be because she isn't credited as Rand in the movie, the end credits just say "Woman in Cafeteria"

    https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Janice_Rand#Woman_in_cafeteria

    Grace's appearance in the movie was a cameo Leonard Nimoy created for her because she wasn't in the movie anywhere else.
     
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  7. Stevil2001

    Stevil2001 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    They don't give a reason; it just says Whitney was playing someone else.
     
  8. mswood

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    My god, the Merchant Man is one of the very best released by Eaglemoss.
     
  9. Michael

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    This is just semantics, but they don’t say she’s ”playing someone else“, but that she’s portraying an unnamed commander, which doesn‘t necessarily mean she‘s not supposed to be Rand, just that her character remains unnamed in the movie. :)

    Yes, it definitely is! Quite amazing that they are still able to give it their all this late in the game.

    For me, a lot of it comes to the metallic paint and weathering they used for the model, which in the past was almost exclusively used for models from Enterprise for some reason. IMHO, many of the earlier models suffered from being painted with this flat, dull color that makes it look like a toy. Models like the Galor class, the Vidiian ship, the Breen ship or even some of the Starfleet ships (like the Stargazer) – while having a good sculpt etc. – would have really benefitted from this kind of paint. I‘m not sure how they decide to do it on some models but not on others. :sigh:
     
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  10. 137th Gebirg

    137th Gebirg Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    Yeah I always figured it was Rand too. Never understood the need for the usual serial contrarians to say definitively that it wasn’t her simply because she wasn’t specifically credited as such. Particularly since she did show up again later as Rand in TUC and subsequently VOY-Flashback. Lack of evidence does not ever equal proof-positive.
     
  11. Tomalak

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    I believe in TUC, Grace is credited as "Excelsior Communications Officer" and her character is never named on screen. Does that make her also not-Rand?

    Seems silly to dispute the TSFS character is also Rand. The only slightly problematic matter is her brief appearance in TVH where she's back in NCO uniform, but she's arguably less prominent than Commander Rand in TSFS, so it's TVH we should retcon.
     
  12. Nate

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    Got Merchantman & Promellian Battle Crusier today

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  13. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Well she's later named in Voyager Flashback, so it does make her Rand.
     
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  14. Stevil2001

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    Oh, I forgot (or never knew) about the ranks. I can see the complications, but it wouldn't be the first rank blips in Star Trek.
     
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  15. Tomalak

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    Yes of course, but she's not named in the credits or the film, which is the same as in Star Trek III, but everyone knows it's Rand. So I don't get why "woman in cafeteria" isn't Rand too.
     
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  16. Tosk

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    And if the credits are the be-all, end-all for making a character official, then Nichelle Nichols actually doesn't play Uhura in Star Trek 6, she plays a new character named Uhuru. ;)
     
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  17. 137th Gebirg

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    ^^^ Excellent point! Isn't pedantry fun? :lol:
     
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  18. Nate

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    Just got notice of the Shran & ISS Shenzhou subscriber gift coming in this shipment.
     
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  19. 137th Gebirg

    137th Gebirg Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    Yup. Just got the same email as well.
     
  20. IMC Headquarters

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    When the heck is this company going to issue the Doomsday Machine-damaged U.S.S. Constellation? In Original and Extra Crispy Remastered versions?
     
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