U.S.S. Enterprise studio model visit

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  1. spaceagent-9

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    International "Your lights are off!" Hand signal is to hold up your hands and repeatably extend and clutch your fingers while yelling, " YOUR LIGHTS ARE OFF!" . It never works. The drivers don't know what the hell you are doing and can't hear you. The people signalling all know what they are doing and yelling, and that the drivers won't respond correctly.
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    Well, if you add them up, including spaces, they are close to 32 taps of the keyboard {maybe when you add the return key strokes?}

    23+32 does equal 64




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    Wouldn't Scotty reply instead; "Because the more they complicate the plumbing, the easier it would be to stop up the drain..."
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    Sorry!


    Been busy with real life, and getting the build pic up this week, and haven't added to this with what few close up pics that I have left.


    Here's an interesting detail: a close up of the deflector dish spool to accentuate the shape of to for builders and developers. Almost all market developed kits have this piece reflected as a single, simple point.


    Deflector dish spool.JPG




    The next pic was a close up of the stern from above. Interesting details to note:

    -a red bacon, or lightbulb, sits between two red stripes that frame the upper hull.

    These stripes fall back toward the hangar deck, stopping just before the upper hangar control beacon. Note that the opaque globe of the beacon rests within a housing that frames the beacon assembly.

    This was shot from the undecorated side; which during the series run, never faced the camera. The angle does illustrate the sharp edge of the hangar bay and the textured lines of the bay doors.

    Hangar deck control beacon.JPG



    The last pic tonight shows the detail on the endocarps of the nacelles. That the caps are deeply engraved with ridges, but that at the bottom, these rows of ridges are uneven. The close up also shows how deeply the connection points are behind these caps; two rows of deep connection joints; again not depicted in most retail kits of this ship.

    nacelle end-cap.JPG





    A few (very few) more to come...
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    I remember reading that we never saw the port side of the Enterprise in TOS. Wonder if that's why Khan blasts the port side in ST2? (never mind the layout that was given in the movie ;)) Producer out to make a point? :)
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    I do not know about that but I do recall discussion of those thoughts prompting the STTMP fly arounds to illustrate just how advanced the fx were in 79. The crew wanted to demonstrate just how realistic that beautiful model was, and how it could be filmed from multiple angles.