Your Favorite Re-Used Prop

Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by Spock's Barber, May 25, 2019.

  1. Spock's Barber

    Spock's Barber Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2014
    Location:
    Standing Next To Kirk
    Partly due to budget constraints, TOS was ingenious in reusing/reconfiguring props for different episodes. Here’s my fave:

    [​IMG]

    Parts of The Changeling have been used to create the M-5 robot. Any others that you can point out?
     
  2. Poltargyst

    Poltargyst Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2014
    Well, heck, isn't the Romulan cloaking device in there too?
     
  3. Spock's Barber

    Spock's Barber Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2014
    Location:
    Standing Next To Kirk
    Yup. It must be the sharing of technology. :shrug:
     
    johnnybear likes this.
  4. ZapBrannigan

    ZapBrannigan Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2013
    Location:
    New York State
    Last edited: May 25, 2019
  5. Cutie McWhiskers

    Cutie McWhiskers Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    May 18, 2017
    Location:
    The clinic located by the Q Continuum
    And "Whom Gods Destroy". :D That console gets around...

    But let's be thankful that even in season 3, TOS never - for cost cutting measures - went to the level of LIS, where every week one would see the identical props re-used. Once, even the Jupiter II model was used as a prop in a cave (season 2, go figure) and they hoped nobody would notice it's the filming model for the bloomin' ship!
     
    Galileo7 and ZapBrannigan like this.
  6. ZapBrannigan

    ZapBrannigan Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2013
    Location:
    New York State
    I love spotting that stuff. Lost in Space also used the "The Derelict" alien ship miniature as set dressing once or twice. :bolian:
     
    Galileo7 and johnnybear like this.
  7. Kor

    Kor Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2001
    Location:
    Christopher Pike, future Orion Pirate
    Once again, it's time for me to bring up the idea of this galactic "Acme Corp" which works behind the scenes to supply similar components and equipment to all the technologically advanced planets of the Milky Way.

    Kor
     
    Phaser Two and ZapBrannigan like this.
  8. johnnybear

    johnnybear Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2014
    I think I've always liked the Klingon disruptor despite us never seeing them use one!!! The Eminians had them and Kirk blasted one of the suicide stations with it or was it Spock? :vulcan:
    JB
     
  9. Kor

    Kor Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2001
    Location:
    Christopher Pike, future Orion Pirate
    The Eminian sonic disruptor was very similar to the Klingon disruptor pistol, but the part that pointed forward was different. Of course, this means that "Galactic Acme" had a couple different configurations of that gun available in their catalog. :techman:

    Kor
     
  10. Spock's Barber

    Spock's Barber Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2014
    Location:
    Standing Next To Kirk
    [​IMG]

    Where’s the damn trigger? :biggrin:
     
    Phaser Two and Spocko like this.
  11. Stibbons

    Stibbons Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2019
    Location:
    London
    Slap warp nacelles on a Tholian ship, make it go backwards and voila! The space cruiser S.S. Aurora.
     
  12. johnnybear

    johnnybear Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2014
    Upside down as well!!! What engineering! :D
    JB
     
  13. Phaser Two

    Phaser Two Commodore Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2016
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Nice, but nowhere as cool as (ahem) a phaser two.
     
    Kor and Vger23 like this.
  14. Kor

    Kor Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2001
    Location:
    Christopher Pike, future Orion Pirate
    Klingons must have some kind of taboo against using the index finger. They use the thumb to press one of those buttons above the grip.

    Kor
     
    StarCruiser likes this.
  15. Spock's Barber

    Spock's Barber Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2014
    Location:
    Standing Next To Kirk
    [​IMG]

    Hey, look! It’s another part of the M-5 robot. This time it’s a wall decoration.
     
    Spocko and Galileo7 like this.
  16. Kor

    Kor Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2001
    Location:
    Christopher Pike, future Orion Pirate
    I think that's a retro-futuristic vacuum cleaner.

    Kor
     
  17. johnnybear

    johnnybear Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2014
    If that was part of the M-5 robot or even Nomad, then it was there first! So we should reference both machine beings to a wall decoration or a futuristic vacuum cleaner first! :techman: But I doubt it's the same contraption to be honest! :p
    JB
     
  18. Spock's Barber

    Spock's Barber Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2014
    Location:
    Standing Next To Kirk
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Looks like the same silver disco ball to me, JB.
     
    Spocko and johnnybear like this.
  19. johnnybear

    johnnybear Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2014
    And just how many silver disco balls have you seen in your life my Lord? :wtf:
    JB
     
  20. FormerLurker

    FormerLurker Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    May 17, 2009
    That's Elba II, as cited in your quote...
     
    ZapBrannigan likes this.