V'ger arrives Down Under

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies I-X' started by Therin of Andor, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. Therin of Andor

    Therin of Andor Admiral Moderator

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    "We've plotted a course on that cardboard box, Commander. It will pass into Federation space fairly close to us..."

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    V'ger box arrives - "Cloud dissipating rapidly..."
    by Ian McLean, on Flickr

    Finally it's here!

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    Eaglemoss V'ger model ship and booklet
    by Ian McLean, on Flickr

    Coincidentally, this CD arrived just days before:

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    My V'ger model and the Jerry Goldsmith Songbook CD
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    (CD features Raya Yarbrough singing "A Star Beyond Time", Larry Kusik's lyrics set to "Ilia's Theme"/"Love Theme from ST:TMP".)
     
  2. Armus

    Armus Commodore Commodore

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    I never thought I'd see a V'ger model. That's pretty frickin' cool.
     
  3. Maurice

    Maurice Fact Trekker Premium Member

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    I'm still irritated that they got the maw all wrong (hello, where are the rotating discs that create the aperture?) and that the vanes at the back don't angle out. :(
     
  4. David cgc

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    I could take that, especially realizing that accurate tailfeathers would probably break off in shipping, but the thing that kept me from pulling the trigger was that they're in line with the valleys, not the fins. I just don't get that.
     
  5. Defiler-Of-Redshirts

    Defiler-Of-Redshirts Commander Red Shirt

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    Is anyone else a fan of the ultimate sci-fi-satire cartoon Futurama? In one episode the dumb, spoiled brat Amy character was buying a combination car/personal spaceship called the "Plymouth V'Ger." Futurama managed to poke fun at Trek in such detailed little ways, you know the cartoon's makers knew their Star Trek quite well for a long time.
     
  6. Phoenix219

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    Its been so long since I saw TMP, i don't think I actually realized that is what the actual vessel looked like.....
     
  7. Therin of Andor

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    You only see it full-length in the Director's Edition DVD.

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    Vejur closeup
    by Ian McLean, on Flickr

    That was my assumption. I am pleased it is quite robust.

    On a more expensive model, they would probably hinge them so they could widen and narrow.

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    V'ger diagram in Eaglemoss magazine
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  8. Maurice

    Maurice Fact Trekker Premium Member

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    That's a drawing by Syd Mead and they ought to have credited him.

    And I can recall no indication in any drawing I'll ever seen that those panels were supposed to change positions.

    The maw is pretty inexcusable.
     
  9. Therin of Andor

    Therin of Andor Admiral Moderator

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    The entire illustrated article in the first half of the magazine is about Syd Mead. It is all about him and these sketches and his paintings.

    The second half is dedicated to the art of Robert McCall, for the trip inside.
     
  10. Kor

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