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Re: Any STAR TREK fans on the board?

Postby PcHistorian » Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:38 pm

The Shuttle Pod Type 15 looks very tear-drop-py (trek-drop)
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Re: Any STAR TREK fans on the board?

Postby DriverOne » Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:49 pm

The use of white undercar LED strips would certainly accentuate the "floating" properties! :thumbsup:
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Re: Any STAR TREK fans on the board?

Postby asianflava » Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:21 am

DriverOne wrote:The use of white undercar LED strips would certainly accentuate the "floating" properties! :thumbsup:


You mean like this?

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Re: Any STAR TREK fans on the board?

Postby PcHistorian » Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:54 pm

LOL, I need warp speed now, mr. scott!
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Re: Any STAR TREK fans on the board?

Postby deceiver » Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:44 pm

YES!!!!
I started watching the original Star Trek in the 60's. It played on NBC at 10 pm on Thursday. I was allowed to stay up and watch it. After the first season it dropped down to 8 pm. (These memories show you how much it meant to me). It was on for 3 seasons around the same time as another great 3 season scifi show called "Time Tunnel". I have all three seasons of the original star trek. All of Generations, All of Voyage, All of Deep Space Nine, and all of Enterprise. Totaled they comprise about 40 years of Star Trek. Not to mention the movies.

Then there's the stargate series and spinoffs. All of them great also.

BTW.. nice shuttle.
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Re: Any STAR TREK fans on the board?

Postby TJinPgh » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:50 pm

:::sigh:::

And then Abrams had to come along and turn it into Trek Wars 90210. :thumbdown:

What... you didn't watch TAS?
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Postby Shadow Catcher » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:00 pm

I am more of a Firefly fan but enjoy ST
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Any STAR TREK fans on the board?

Postby DriverOne » Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:05 pm

asianflava wrote:
DriverOne wrote:The use of white undercar LED strips would certainly accentuate the "floating" properties! :thumbsup:


You mean like this?

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Re: Any STAR TREK fans on the board?

Postby Laredo » Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:35 pm

At the risk of arguing religion and/or politics ...


In order of liking, my favorite starship captains are (Shatner's version of ) James Tiberius Kirk, Jonathan Archer, Montgomery Scott (yes, he had his own ship; indeed, he had his own
Starfleet Corps command -- the Engineers!), Mal Reynolds, John Sheridan, Hikaru Sulu, Jean-Luc Picard, Benjamin Sisko, and Kathryn Janeway.
Blasphemy, you say? Hardly. Not a fan of the 2009 Kirk *at* all after he grows out of the Macauley Culkin stage, nor the "new improved" Spock.

Leonard McCoy, as played by DeForest Kelley, wants a lot of beating. In fact, enough I don't think there's a ship's physician out there to match him. The 2009 version,
though, is the *only* decent portrayal of a Trek character, aside from Captain Christopher Pike, in that whole hot mess of a reboot. Kudos to Karl Urban (whom I'd seen in "RED" BEFORE
I saw "STAR TREK 2009", so to me he's the kid Bruce Willis beats the living pigsnot out of in the Pentagon) and Bruce Greenwood, who does an *awesome* Captain Pike.
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Re: Any STAR TREK fans on the board?

Postby deceiver » Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:45 pm

As a long term 'trekkie' I embrace the new star trek movies. I love scifi so I figure that it's a new number of years of scifi that isn't exactly star trek but something well made and a lot of fun with a trekkie flavor is better than nothing which is what we would have ended up with. I like the characters in the reboot. I feel that the doctor was never a good actor. Not as bad as chekov but not very good. One thing I find very disturbing about the reboot is the use of a brewery for the engine room. I don't think the engine room of an advanced futuristic starship will just have a bunch of big pipes going everywhere. They did it to save money, but a warp core like on any of the TV series would have been fine and not broken the bank.

Anyway, my teardrop may look like a canned ham and not a shuttle but my laptop in it is loaded with trek video!
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Re: Any STAR TREK fans on the board?

Postby TJinPgh » Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:48 pm

Glad I wasn't the only one who didn't like the latest Trek incarnation.

Out of curiosity, have you seen New Voyages/Phase II?

While the acting isn't always that great, the writing is phenomenal (many episodes done by experienced Trek writers) and a ton of Trek alumni have been involved with it.
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Re: Any STAR TREK fans on the board?

Postby deceiver » Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:54 pm

Yes, followed them for years. Slow in each episode coming and Kirk is a little over the top but good cgi and decent stories especially the latter ones. Some of the first ones were take-offs of the an original but they incorporated stuff from a few episodes mashed together. They got better later on.
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Re: Any STAR TREK fans on the board?

Postby Laredo » Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:38 pm

also, there's Star Trek Outpost at www.giantgnome.com
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Re: Any STAR TREK fans on the board?

Postby Forrest747 » Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:57 pm

PcHistorian wrote:LOL, I need warp speed now, mr. scott!


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Re: Any STAR TREK fans on the board?

Postby TJinPgh » Sat Mar 10, 2012 12:31 am

deceiver wrote:Yes, followed them for years. Slow in each episode coming and Kirk is a little over the top but good cgi and decent stories especially the latter ones. Some of the first ones were take-offs of the an original but they incorporated stuff from a few episodes mashed together. They got better later on.


Definitely. A number of special effects wizards from the TNG era shows came on board to help out with the cgi right around the time they did the episode with Walter Koenig.

I think they really hit their stride with World Enough and Time.

Blood and Fire was originally written for TNG but they thought it too controversial at the time, figuring it hit a little too close to home with HIV.

Cawley has gotten better as Kirk. And Kelley seems to be growing into McCoy's skin. Not as well as the original Kelley who did it, but respectable.

The biggest problem they have is that, since they aren't paid or under contract to do them, the actors keep changing and they never develop the chemistry that Shatner, Kelley and Nimoy had.

I don't see Pine and Quinto as having any kind of chemistry at all. And, while I didn't dislike Urban's portrayal of McCoy, he's been shoved so far down the ladder in terms of importance that he's almost useless.
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