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The Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day boldly goes where no man has gone before!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes pic! Today’s picture isn’t large, unfortunately, but it is pretty epic. If my origins are correct, this comes from the photo collection of one original crew members and it’s a shot I’ve not seen before. That doesn’t mean this is a brand new pic. I grew up a Star Wars kid and while I love TOS, TNG and a good handful of the movies I wouldn’t count myself as any sort of expert, so it’s possible this has been seen by the hardest of the hardcore. What I love about this particular image, and the reason it’s my first Trek photo even though I’ve collected at least two dozen at this point, is it is a hero shot of the original Enterprise model. Look at how massive that thing is! You can also get a great sense of how they pulled off those model shots back in the day. So, here’s the first of many Trek images to come. The original Enterprise in all its glory! Enjoy!

If you have a pic you think should be included email me. I’m looking for the iconic, the rare or the just plain cool behind the scenes shots to feature here. Since today is Trek, let’s head back to Star Wars territory with the next Empire Strikes Back photo for tomorrow’s Behind the Scenes pic! -Quint Follow Me On Twitter

Previous Behind the Scenes pics: - Alien
- Big Trouble In Little China
- Clash of the Titans
- Dr. Strangelove
- Sesame Street
- The Birds
- The Dark Knight
- Batman (1989)
- Batman: The TV Series
- Stephen King’s IT
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
- Superman
- The French Connection
- Tron
- The Road Warrior
- Ghostbusters
- King Kong (’33)
- The Empire Strikes Back (Luke with Slate)
- Rebel Without A Cause
- Taxi Driver
- Metropolis
- The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
- Tommy Chong Meets The Blues Brothers
- The Empire Strikes Back (Filming the Crawl)
- John Carpenter’s The Thing
- Jaws
- Die Hard
- Aliens
- Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man
- The Howling
- Revenge of the Creature
- The Empire Strikes Back (Vader & Luke Duel)
- The Godfather
- Rambo III
- Vertigo
- Planet of the Apes
- Pan’s Labyrinth
- Labyrinth
- RoboCop
- The Adventures of Robin Hood
- Marathon Man
- Young Frankenstein
- Viva Las Vegas
- The Empire Strikes Back (Han driving a snow cat)
- Rio Bravo
- Giant
- Back to the Future
- The Time Machine
- War of the Worlds (1953)
- Alien (Chestburster)
- On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
- Dr. No
- The Twilight Zone
- Once Upon A Time In The West
- Lawrence of Arabia

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  • Sept. 2, 2010, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Presumably was lunchtime?

    by TronBurgundy

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 3:53 p.m. CST


    by belasco_house

    That's all

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 3:54 p.m. CST

    Set course for LONELY.....

    by vic twenty

    So Sad.

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 3:54 p.m. CST

    no, stay with the Trek!

    by RealDoubleJ

    I have more interest in bewigged Shatner backstage photos than more photos relaying the timeline of how one man's ever expanding neck came to dominate a film industry

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 3:58 p.m. CST

    Beat me up Scotty.

    by Mr Soze

    Even the worst Star wars blows all this shit out of the water

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 3:59 p.m. CST


    by Atreides001

    Good one Quint!! That is all.

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 4 p.m. CST

    Captain we lost a STRING!!

    by RPLocke

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 4:02 p.m. CST

    Actually, it's the 10th BTSPof Today!

    by TronBurgundy

    ..might as well read a magazine?

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 4:05 p.m. CST

    Now this is cool.

    by SkidMarkedUndies

    Love it!

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 4:08 p.m. CST

    Mr Soze

    by RealDoubleJ

    your comments bring up an interesting quandry. What is worse to the psyche of a Sci-Fi Afficionado, the odd-numbered Star Trek films or the Star Wars prequels? Certainly both sets of films have left equally deep & numerous scars that one has to shudder at a certain memory. I can tell your a man who'll appreciate a 20 minute pod-race to an intergalactic search for God, wheras myself prefers the company of Patrick Stewart trying to outham his half picard/half ham clone to scenes of Interstellar treaty agreements

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 4:15 p.m. CST

    Enterprise = Toilet Bowl

    by Seth Brundle

    cant respect a series based around a feces collector

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 4:15 p.m. CST

    I would watch Attack of the Clones

    by RPLocke

    over Insurrection any day of the week.

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 4:17 p.m. CST

    communist show with shoddy science. yay.

    by ErichZann

    Funny how even in a socialist world of supposed tolerance, the "hero" is an individualistic cowboy from middle America. There's a reason for that -- deep in their hearts, everyone knows the marxist utopia of the federation couldn't ever really work. That's why we never actually see it.

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 4:21 p.m. CST

    realdouble j...

    by Wyndam Earle

    while i have to say that STAR WARS still holds onto the top sci-fi position in my heart(mostly cuz of Han and the singular fantasy of being Luke with the saber, etc.), the prequels made it possible for the TREK monster to crawl into number one in my brain. we can all forget the bad TREKS, as no one ST film ruined all that came before and after......

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 4:22 p.m. CST


    by Mr Soze

    We agree to disagree. However Picard was an old turd.

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 4:23 p.m. CST

    by Wyndam Earle

    unlike OTHER sci-fi franschises...and where the hell is the SW TV show???

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 4:34 p.m. CST

    Wyndam Earle

    by RPLocke

    The live action SW show is canceled, so you'll have to watch Clone Wars.

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 4:42 p.m. CST


    by ColonelFatheart


  • Sept. 2, 2010, 4:45 p.m. CST

    Yeah, ErichZann

    by ColonelFatheart

    Except Kirk is balanced by the logical, analytical Spock ... and Kirk isn't a mean-spirited douchebag. He actually has a philosophy that isn't rooted in illogical fairy tale nonsense ... and he's more than willing to listen to opposing viewpoints.

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 4:48 p.m. CST

    McCoy was the racist bigoted protectionist ...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    that balanced the two of them, Colonel

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 4:49 p.m. CST

    communist show? Huh?!

    by leo54304

    If I recall my trek lore correctly there was the episode involving the comms/yangs which at the end had Kirk reading the first lines of the Declaration of Independence. Another showed Lincoln in a very positive light. Kirk spoke to the Organians about standing up to the klingons, the nazi episode where Kirk spoke against facism. And how many times did Kirk about individual rights and freedoms?<br> <br> Give me one example where Trek advocated communism Erich.

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 4:49 p.m. CST

    Original Series???

    by SanityKaos

    If this is from the original series then why's there a blue screen? I thought they weren't invented yet?

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 4:51 p.m. CST

    rp locke

    by Wyndam Earle

    clone wars? no thanks. well, maybe for free on ntflix streaming..

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 4:52 p.m. CST

    Leo...the only thing in Trek that was communist...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    they gave up money and replicators fed and clothed the world...

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 4:56 p.m. CST


    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Guess old Zann got shot down pretty good, huh? <BR><BR>Too bad. Good screen name.

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 4:58 p.m. CST

    Bones was always a sucker for...

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    a pretty face as I recall. He got all girlish and shy acting.<BR><BR>So yeah--I concur with Lord Chop. Bones might fall for Palin between his good old boy, reactionary temperament and his innate auto-pussy-whipped ways.<BR><BR>Hell, he fell for that Salt Monster...

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 4:59 p.m. CST

    Trek was progressive, but Kennedy-Progressive.

    by ColonelFatheart

    It was about balancing individuality with duty to your fellow people. A more informed, magnanimous version of the American ideal. Trade is good, self-defense is good, but there are certain truths we hold self evident. Modern mainstream conservatism has perverted that very thought.

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 4:59 p.m. CST

    So, Fishus, Bones is just Bill Kristol in Fed leotards?

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 5 p.m. CST


    by ganda1f

    'Fuck that logic shit. We're HUMAN, motherfuckers!' - has to be the funniest thing I've read all week. I nominate you for writing the next Star Trek film.<br>

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 5 p.m. CST

    Wait a second, Lord Chop

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    I thought you were into selling real estate from home and had something to do with the border patrol some years back.<BR><BR>You're a surgeon too?<BR><BR>And how many wives exactly HAVE you had. <BR><BR>Just honest curiosity from your biggest fan.

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 5:01 p.m. CST

    Maybe Erich Zann is sympathetic to Lovecraft's

    by ColonelFatheart


  • Sept. 2, 2010, 5:03 p.m. CST

    Hate to run, but I must...

    by Le Vicious Fishus

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 5:11 p.m. CST

    Sometimes I'm a Choppah fan, but other times ...

    by ColonelFatheart

    ... he's just ... I dunno. <p>Anyway, this is a cool pic.

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 5:16 p.m. CST


    by WeylandYutani

    cool to see the primitive use of blue screen. <P> I really enjoy this feature at AICN.

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 5:16 p.m. CST

    Love how...

    by FSJGuy

    Americans are still obsessed with the "evils" of Communism, the only real difference between Communism and Capitalism is that its taking a little longer for Capitalism to die. Star Trek was great in part because it showed us a future where we were smart enough to find a new way to live.

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 5:21 p.m. CST

    I thought the new way to live

    by Fuzzyjefe

    found humanity in Star Trek. Y'know, when it visited from other planets.

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Is choppah???

    by Mr Soze

    That fat car salesman from that Tv show??? He always said chop, chop???

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 5:28 p.m. CST

    Soze, there was a fat light skinned black guy...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    in these hour long used car commercials when I lived in Vegas who called himself the chopper...pretty funny stuff, actually...<p>That the same guy you are thinking about?

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 5:28 p.m. CST

    The one-two nard kick of Insurrection and Nemesis

    by mortsleam

    *Almost* ruined Trek for me in the same way that thinking about the prequels makes me want to go on bloody rampage. Instead I just gave up on the movies and only watched "the good ones" (II, III, IV, VI, First Contact). I think the reboot makes up for a lot of it. I keep randomly finding ST:Tos on TV and can't stop watching it, way more than I ever did as a kid. Man, most of them are truly not good. But when they are good, they're fucking amazing.

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 5:30 p.m. CST

    Thanks Cheeses...

    by Mr Soze

    They are both international fuck-wits though

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 5:31 p.m. CST

    Saw the original Enterprise years ago...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview was in a Star Trek display at the original Museum of Air and Space in DC. Looked like a piece of junk, as did all the props. No high def TV in the 60's, no budget for FX and no time to get detailed. It's amazing it worked so well onscreen, but it did. I remember some of McCoy's medical gizmos were spray-painted wood with lights glued on. The Enterprise was the best piece in the show, however. It was sort of translucent plastic and the signage mentioned it was lit from inside. Of course this was like 15 years ago, so I may be misremembering some details.

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 5:31 p.m. CST

    Wyndam Earle

    by RealDoubleJ

    How beautifully put. Star Wars captured my heart with it's adventure bravado at a young age too but it was the moral dramas and ethical explorations of Trek which appealed to my developing brain. I don't begrudge that the majority of what was filmed for the prequels was not aimed at me but a much younger audience, I simply have issues with how it is presented.

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Countdown to AsimovLives nuclear explosion

    by KilliK


  • Sept. 2, 2010, 5:33 p.m. CST

    Mr Soze

    by RealDoubleJ

    In detriment to your statement, I do agree with you on that point. Picard is/was an old turd! That's why I always found him so interesting a character.

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 5:36 p.m. CST

    So it was lousy things like that which made Lucas

    by KilliK

    bursting into laughs whenever he came across the cheap effects of the ST movies/series.i cant blame the guy.ha.

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 5:36 p.m. CST


    by LordPorkington

    He was shot down over on the 'Walking Dead' talkback too, for the same reason - talking utter bollocks.

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 5:37 p.m. CST

    Picard >>>>>> Kirk

    by KilliK

    even Picard's invisible hairs from his head were cooler than Kirk.<br /><p>FACT.

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 5:39 p.m. CST


    by John_McClanes_Vest

    are one and the same! Just...a feeling I have

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 5:39 p.m. CST

    What was that old issue of The Authority?...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ...where a villain who was obviously supposed to be Jack Kirby was going to bring down the world and recreate it because without Communism to provide balance, Capitalism would become bloated and corrupt and fail utterly, destroying civilization completely when it did? I always sort of agreed with that point and current events are proving it right, somewhat. Look, Trek wasn't commie, it's just that when a civilization has that level of tech, the old economic systems would naturally become obsolete. Anyway, where's AsimovLives to eviscerate JJ Trek? Must be past his bedtime over there in Portugal.

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 5:40 p.m. CST

    Travelling mattes

    by Mr Lucas

    have been around since the 30's. I reckon this Choppah chappie is actually Osama Bin Laden. He's just adopting a more subtle approach these days.

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Beware of false CHOPPAs

    by Fuzzyjefe

    This chop-chop-chop dude has a zero instead of an O. <p> Beware! Beware!

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 5:48 p.m. CST


    by Blue_Demon

    "Americans are still obsessed with the "evils" of Communism, the only real difference between Communism and Capitalism is that its taking a little longer for Capitalism to die. Star Trek was great in part because it showed us a future where we were smart enough to find a new way to live."<p>Holy shit. "...only real difference..."<p>No my friend...there is a world of difference. Any nation under Communism turned into a cesspool or tyranny.<p>Oh, and that future where we find a new way to live? Science Fiction. Emphasis on the fiction. Humans will never agree on much. So this Utopia Roddenberry envisioned is just a fantasy. Cool stories and all...but utter bullshit.<p>That said, the Klingons had the best damn spaceship designs of all time!

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 5:51 p.m. CST

    Know your CHOPPAHs...

    by Blue_Demon

    ...accept no substitutes.<p>THE_CHOPPAH is the real thing.<p>THE_CH0PPAH is a commie knock-off.

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 6:02 p.m. CST

    I wonder where these props go?

    by ltgalloway

    Would this be in a museum somewhere? Some obsessed and wealthy fans basement? Or just sitting on a shelf in a massive warehouse like the one at the end of Raiders?

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 6:09 p.m. CST

    Yeah, I was wrong

    by SanityKaos

    Turns out bluescreens were invented in the 30's. I seriously thought Lucas or ILM had invented them. As for the "Chopper Impostor" I don't know if that's supposed to be directed at me, but I actually have no idea what that means.

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 6:09 p.m. CST

    Yeah, I was wrong

    by SanityKaos

    Turns out bluescreens were invented in the 30's. I seriously thought Lucas or ILM had invented them. As for the "Chopper Impostor" I don't know if that's supposed to be directed at me, but I actually have no idea what that means.

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 6:10 p.m. CST

    unparanoid_android - your question...

    by Bot-Bot

    ...about why they went from blue screen to green. Blue screen was used for film because when they did high-contrast black-and-white traveling mattes, they used a film stock which "saw" the process blue color as white, therefore transparent. When we switched to digital, the green channel has the least amount of pixel noise, and is therefore easier to matte out in software programs. It's more complicated than that, but that's the basic answer.

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 6:27 p.m. CST

    BOldly goes where no man has gone before...Well

    by mr dark

    That certianly wouldn't be Mr. Sulu's chicken eye...

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 6:28 p.m. CST


    by th3480

    More ESB tomorrow!!! Now I have a reason for getting out of bed.

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 6:29 p.m. CST


    by jameskpolk

    Do you really think that if Apple were to invent the iWarp drive they wouldn't charge people confiscatory prices for it? The idea that technology renders capitalism moot is inane. Capitalism is the only reason we have these internets and these daggummed gadget whoozits we have now.<br><br> and yes, I am descending into cranky old man mode...

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 6:33 p.m. CST

    ST Insurrection > Phantom Menace

    by Black_Vulcan

    I have spoken.

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 6:37 p.m. CST


    by SanityKaos

    Capitalism wouldn't exist because the replicator would eventually cancel out the need for money.

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 6:43 p.m. CST

    Hey! Does anybody know WHY

    by Fuzzyjefe

    transporter technology hasn't replaced the need to fly everyone around on earth in Trek? <p> Seems like a HUGE waste of resources to keep producing aircraft to me. <p> Of course, there IS a big chance I'm wrong, as I am by no means a Trekkie-er.

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 6:44 p.m. CST

    Xactly, Sanityman...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    the invention (or introduction) of the replicator is what made the Federation possible...<p>Replicator based economies are what the Fed offered to planets who joined.

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 6:45 p.m. CST

    No OHMSS?

    by SimonDunkle

    Still disappointed

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 6:45 p.m. CST

    Hey, Black_Vulcan

    by ATARI

    steaming pile of dog shit > Phantom Menace

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 6:48 p.m. CST

    Just refill with garbage and some dirt and plant material...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    and transporter-based replicator technology breaks down the molecules and scrambles them into scrambled eggs or a new pair of sneakers...

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 6:51 p.m. CST

    ONE good thing Phantom Menace had:

    by Fuzzyjefe

    best lightsaber duel in the prequels. Hands-down. <p> Okay, TWO things: the second being Qui-gon's simultaneous deactivation/reholstering of his lightsaber during the Amidala rescue. <p> Okay, THREE things: the third being Jar-Jar stepping in poo. HI-larious! No? Anyone?

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 7:04 p.m. CST

    Does that question in Pulp Fiction apply to nerds?

    by SimonDunkle

    'Are you an Elvis person or a Beatles person?' You might like both, but you prefer one over the other. Is there anyone who loves Star Wars and Star Trek EQUALLY? I don't think it's possible. I don't think any type of physics can sustain this paradox. I'm a Star Wars guy. Star Trek is mostly dry, clinical, lotsa yammerin'. Watching Next Generation was like sitting in a Doctor's waiting room with staff wandering about discussing patients.

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 7:08 p.m. CST

    Trek, hands down.

    by TedKordLives

    TOS, specifically. Star Wars is a lot of fun, tho, at least the OT was. I think that if you look at the prequels as more of a political allegory (especially the second and third) then they work much better. But I never went back and rewatched them to confirm this.

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 7:16 p.m. CST

    Transporter tech

    by The StarWolf

    I'm guessing the reason people still use surface and air vehicles on planets when they have transporter tech is that the latter is still very expensive and requires huge amounts of power. Most homes probably don't have the matter-anti-matter power plants needed to run the things.

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 7:26 p.m. CST

    TOS not really lefty at all

    by smudgewhat

    Kirk was pretty old for an authoritarian captain in the 'don't trust anyone over 30' era 1960s. Plus the short hair and starfleet protocols. Rodenberry served in the military. The idea of serving one's country used to be less contentious between left and right.

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 7:26 p.m. CST

    Thanks StarWolf.

    by Fuzzyjefe

    I just figured that if the tech is there, you should be able to go to the 'transporter-port' in Chicago, and *zip*, you're in the Saigon 'transporter-port'.

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 7:27 p.m. CST

    Plus they were all sexists

    by smudgewhat

    Kirk probably smacked a bitch on the ass off camera.

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 7:31 p.m. CST

    I'd smack Janice Rand's ass...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 7:35 p.m. CST

    I'd go for Kirk's broad in the mirror universe

    by smudgewhat

    Holy mama

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 7:37 p.m. CST

    Wait! The nacelle caps are the wrong color!

    by SciFiMetalGirl

    This is a disaster! Epic Fail!

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 7:43 p.m. CST

    Roddenberry was military and LAPD

    by Nem_Wan

    Flew B-17s during the war, then an airline pilot, then seven years as a Los Angeles cop before his TV writing career took off. What a hippie!

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 7:44 p.m. CST

    The Star Trek Perfect Foursome...Me and ...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    T'pol, Seven of Nine and Jadzia a dark holodeck...

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 7:53 p.m. CST

    Deleted scene from Wrath of Khan

    by leo54304

    THE_CHOPPAH after discovering he's been trapped on a planet with only Asimov as company: CH0PPAH!!CH0PPAH!!

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 7:54 p.m. CST

    Janice Rand to Cheeses: Turn your head and cough

    by leo54304

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 7:59 p.m. CST

    Worf and Wesley Crusher on the holodeck alone

    by leo54304

    Worf: Wesley, have you ever been in a turkish prison? <br> <br> Wesley:No sir<br> <br> Worf:Tonights your lucky night

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 8:08 p.m. CST

    HHHHAAAA!!!! Turkish Prison...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    "Wesley, Have you ever seen a grown Klingon naked?"

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 8:19 p.m. CST

    Jeezum crowe, does this guy CHOPPAH

    by ohsostupidlongassfuckingscreennames

    EVER shut up? Just love the sound of your own voice doncha choppy? 40,000 comedians out of work and we get this guy? The world is a cold hard place indeed.

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 8:30 p.m. CST

    Transporter credits...

    by Billyeveryteen

    So um, Sisko talks about his first weeks at the academy, he would beam home (Frisco-Orleans) every night. He bitched about using up all his transpo credits.<p>I wanna know what the chips represent when they play poker on the Enterprise. Time off?<p>Oh as for the pic, she's a beautiful lady, and I love her.

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 8:32 p.m. CST

    Trek meets Airplane!! Make so

    by leo54304

    The bridge?! Uhura's on the bridge!!

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 8:34 p.m. CST

    My gripe with JJ Trek...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ... they got the miniskirts right, but neglected the pointy 60's tits. Just sayin'...

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 8:35 p.m. CST

    Yeah, Billy, it's like they just traded money for 'credits'...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    there are other references like that all thru out Trek...<p>"Scotty, if you don't save the Enterprise, you're fired..."<p>Fired??? You don't pay me, I'm in Starfleet, bitch..."

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 8:36 p.m. CST

    One minor complaint about Treks uniforms

    by leo54304

    No name badges. I've been in the army and you need names badges for a lot of common sense reasons. But I can understand that visually for tv it wasn't wanted. Still...

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 8:36 p.m. CST

    Looks like I picked the wrong day to stop...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    tribble fisting...

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 8:36 p.m. CST

    The poker chips still represent money...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ... but it's like Monopoly money. You play because it's fun, but the chips are worthless.

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 8:38 p.m. CST

    60s uniforms trumps TNG and DS9

    by leo54304

    Just because of the skirts. Did you know Kirk made it mandatory that all females wear the skirts? Yep, its true.

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 8:39 p.m. CST

    Excuse me Uhura, I speak klingon

    by leo54304

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 8:39 p.m. CST

    No internet in Trek either...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ...all the computers were stand alones and not linked together. Seems like by the 24th C computers would be in chip-implanted-in-you-brain form and everyone/everything would be linked up.

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 8:40 p.m. CST

    No thank you Captain, I like my men pointy eared

    by leo54304

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 8:41 p.m. CST

    The bridge? What is it?

    by leo54304

    Its a large room at the front of the ship but thats not important right now.

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 8:41 p.m. CST

    HarryKnowlesNonExistentInception Review...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    You're thinking of the 'Borg. THEY had the brain implanted computers...

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 8:42 p.m. CST


    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ...Kirk woulda made it mandatory for all females to be nude, so I don't believe that one. Besides, the female cadets would have all filed harassment charges with the Federation Equal Employment Commission. They still have lawyers in the Trek future, ya know.

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 8:42 p.m. CST

    Excuse me sir, are you a doctor?

    by leo54304

    Yes, I'm a doctor damnitt!!

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 8:43 p.m. CST


    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ...just sayin': No internet in Trek, for some reason.

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 8:43 p.m. CST

    Damnitt, I'm a poster not a lawyer!!

    by leo54304

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 8:44 p.m. CST

    "Surely you don't expect me ta git the engines back online...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    in that short of time?"<p>"Yes, I do, Mr. Scott, and don't call me Shirley..."

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 8:44 p.m. CST

    As Kirk would tell the cadet after getting her drunk

    by leo54304

    In space, no one can hear you scream.

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 8:46 p.m. CST

    This is counselor Troi, theres no reason to be alarmed

    by leo54304

    but does anyone know how to fly a starship?

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 8:46 p.m. CST

    Thing about Trek tech I wish was NEVER invented:

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    Wish Spock had never figured out time travel in that episode with the water that made you crazy and sing bad Irish ballads. That, and the holodecks.

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 8:46 p.m. CST

    Looks like I picked the wrong day to stop...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    drinking Saurian Brandy...

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 8:48 p.m. CST

    So, Mr.Spock, do you like...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ...Romulan prison movies?

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 8:49 p.m. CST

    Holodecks are to the trek universe

    by leo54304

    what female drow elves are to D&D enthusiasts - and I'm one of them.<br> <br> How much energy do you think a holodeck sucks? Not as much as some of the trek movies.

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 8:50 p.m. CST

    I'd bang...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ...Olivia D'Abo in TNG. Actually, I'd bang Olivia D'Abo anywhere!

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 8:50 p.m. CST

    Data just volunteered to be the auto pilot

    by leo54304


  • Sept. 2, 2010, 8:51 p.m. CST

    Olivia provided the voice of Talia in Batman:Animated Series

    by leo54304

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 8:52 p.m. CST

    Mr Worf, me arse can't take any more!!

    by leo54304

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 8:52 p.m. CST

    Leo, I'd bang her cartoon!

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview


  • Sept. 2, 2010, 8:53 p.m. CST

    Yer killin' me geektard...

    by Skyway Moaters

    ... "meth smoking assholes with tourettes". Friggin' brilliant.

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 8:53 p.m. CST

    Worf to Wesley: Assimulate this!!

    by leo54304

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 8:54 p.m. CST

    Color Olivias hair and she'd be prefect Talia

    by leo54304

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 8:54 p.m. CST

    The warp core generates enough matter/anti-matter energy...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    to power a small Deathstar...Holodecks probably eat up a lot of power, especially the converting light into a solid trick, but they are the first systems shut down when power needs to be diverted. <p>Unless they get hijacked or develop self awareness which DOES happen from time to time...

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 8:58 p.m. CST

    Of course I'd have to take out Wesley Crusher first...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ... no problem there. And she was a Q... but I like dangerous chicks. Yep, despite the risks, I'd still bang her. Wouldn't even try to get those pink tights off first, I'd bang her through the tights... make her feet flip up and down. Ah yeah... Olivia D'Abo.

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 8:59 p.m. CST

    socialist show with shoddy science

    by ErichZann

    Funny how even in a socialist world of supposed tolerance, the "hero" is an individualistic cowboy from middle America. There's a reason for that -- deep in their hearts, everyone knows the marxist utopia of the federation couldn't ever really work. That's why we never actually see it. (see what I did there? I changed one word and sidestepped all your dumb arguments.)

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 9 p.m. CST

    So, if you are enjoying your day off in the holodeck...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    that you had to schedule three weeks in advance, and there is a Red Alert issued, you are only gonna see black Tron rooms with gridded walls.<p>Sorry, no refunds...

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 9:01 p.m. CST

    Anybody see my marxist utopia? left it around here somewhere

    by leo54304

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 9:02 p.m. CST

    That "Red Alert" lasts 5 minutes and its over

    by leo54304

    what a scam.

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 9:05 p.m. CST

    In Voyager the holodeck had...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ...a Buckminster Fuller-esque metal grid with attached projectors. I liked the glowing masking tape grids better.

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 9:06 p.m. CST

    Those uniforms are stain and bacteria resistant

    by leo54304

    Submitted an idea to Prime Directive RPG about uniforms being fire, acid and good in hot/cold climates. They credited me with the idea. Ah geek nirvana.<br> <br> Bill Clinton on hearing the uniforms were stain resistant was heard to say: <br> Ahhh, now you tell me

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 9:08 p.m. CST

    SO the uniforms were made of...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ...unstable molecules? The new Starfleet uniform: Powered by RichardsTech!

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 9:09 p.m. CST

    I'm outta here Harry, Cheeses. Its been fun

    by leo54304

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 9:12 p.m. CST

    Remember back when...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ...when Enterprise had that episode with the chick from that "pastrami, the most sensuous of the cured lunchmeats" episode of Seinfeld? Remember how much Harry geeked out about it? Think it was the chick, or the thought of pastrami he was geeking on? Yeah... it was the pastrami.

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 9:15 p.m. CST

    Se ya leo...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ...have fun dreaming of replicator-powered Marxist utopias. Me? The Olivia D'Abo dream, hopefully. I better sleep on a coupla towels tonight...

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 9:25 p.m. CST

    Pay attention kids, this is how it's done:

    by ohsostupidlongassfuckingscreennames

    "Anybody see my marxist utopia? left it around here somewhere".

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 9:26 p.m. CST

    Wow, it's bigger than I expected.

    by Royston Lodge

    If only they'd had better motion control, that model could have made some fuckin' sweet fx shots.

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 9:27 p.m. CST

    Harry, question...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    With transporter tech that allowed the dissemination of molecular bonds and hold those patterns and molecules in stasis within the force fields of the ships warp coil... <p>How much 'undigested' tons of raw material could they carry in ephemeral form?

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 9:30 p.m. CST

    I would watch Insurrection over AOTC any time.

    by JediRob

    Hate to say it, but it's true.

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 9:31 p.m. CST

    I always loved the original Enterprise design.

    by Yelsaeb

    The one in Mr. Abrams' movie looked pretty cool too. And Quint, can we get a Romero zombie movie pic? I'm suprised we haven't had one yet.

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 9:31 p.m. CST


    by performingmonkey

    In 40 years I'm gonna go back and re-master my holographic 3-fucking-D you pricks!!!

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 10:06 p.m. CST

    Great shot, but so small.

    by JT Kirk

    Fuck, I am 90% sure that is a fairly iconic shot that got reused multiple times, it's a unique angle that they used a lot. Until I pick up the Blu-Ray sets though, I won't be able to confirm. What bums me out about this pic, besides the fact that we don't have the full-sized version, is that the Enterprise looks magnificent, but all the effects processing really stole so much visually from it. <p>Ugh, I also see something I've never noticed before about prior Enterprise TOS models, the amount of dishing in to the underside of the saucer. The movie version has this, and it's absolutely fantastic, but generally it's underplayed on the TOS model and now I see it there, I loathe all the wrong-ass toys and models and physical incarnations.

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 10:36 p.m. CST

    This model is on display in the Smithsonian

    by Arcadian Del Sol

    Air and Space Museum in DC.<p> It was my favorite exhibit in the entire hall.

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 10:40 p.m. CST

    Lunchtime my ass!!!!

    by darthSaul666

    You wanna blue screen a space shot with an out of place crowd in it!?!?!?! <p> I but that guy who was first was probably kidding...

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 10:41 p.m. CST

    That shot is Kick Ass!!!

    by darthSaul666

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 10:51 p.m. CST

    chomrakey ( I know I spelt it wrong ).... Been around since like

    by darthSaul666

    Nowadays you use a computer instead of two sets of film negatives!!! The Blue screen was swapped out for green after Superman with Chris Reeves was made because costume was was the same color as the background being removed from the front image.... I wish some you geeks would watch some special features on your DVDS once in awhile.... For those who you who know or found out... I got to this tb late...

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 11 p.m. CST

    Behind the Scenes of The Choppah

    by HansBubi

    You're not ready.

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 11:25 p.m. CST

    Would you play poker with the TNG cast?

    by RPLocke

    Geordi's visor could read heat - he could tell if you're lying, Data could fix the dice, Troi could sense your emotion if your bluffing, etc.

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 12:11 a.m. CST

    Mr. Plinkett has just reviewed J.J. Abram's Star TRek

    by Jehovahs_Witness

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 1:46 a.m. CST

    My lovig story at

    by adismith

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  • Sept. 3, 2010, 1:53 a.m. CST

    Shit my spelling is atrocious

    by darthSaul666

    But what you gonna do? <p> Hey Neville..... I heard you had some cash for me!?!??!?!?

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 2:10 a.m. CST

    Geektard_Smasher...... TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION

    by darthSaul666

    will be BIG LOB'ed at by the CHOPPAH

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 7:27 a.m. CST


    by JonChambers

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 8:12 a.m. CST

    You can see this model for yourself, you know

    by Kentucky Colonel

    It's on display in the Smitsonian Air & Space museum on the natl' Mall. It used to hang, rightly so, in the main foyer next to the Spirit of St. Louis and above the Columbia command module and so many others....but I think after the 25th anniversary they removed it from the foyer and put it in the basement gift shop, under glass. To find it, go to the first floor gift shop, go to the rear left corner and take the escalator down (or the elevator). It sits way in the back and as far as I know there's nothing in the guide book or any signage to point the way. It is HUGE, like 12 feet long. I know many people who would have loved to see the Enterprise and have been to the A&S museum, but never knew it was in the Gift Shop. Hope they do something special for the 50th anniversary of Trek!

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 8:26 a.m. CST

    The little stand that it's sitting on....

    by Kentucky Colonel

    is under glass at the Smithsonian, too. Oh-What-A-Nerd-I-Am.

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 8:58 a.m. CST

    Very, very cool news indeed...

    by Pdorwick

    Great stuff Quint. Keep up the good work!

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 9:13 a.m. CST

    "You'll Fear the Choppah!"

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    [opening riff to "Don't Fear the Reaper begins ominously]<BR><BR> Talkback times have come<BR> Here but now they're gone<BR> Users all fear the Choppah! So do Harry, Massy and Capone...<BR> They can't be like He is...<BR> All you'll fear the Choppah!<BR> You know he'll never be banned... <BR>you'll fear the Choppah! <BR>The Choppah never will die... <BR>you'll fear the Choppah! <BR> Babies he's a MAN... <BR><BR> Ain't It Cool is done<BR> Here but now it's gone<BR> Moriarty and Mr. Vern<BR> Left together for a better job...<BR> Moriarty and Mr. Vern<BR> 40,000 fewer hits everyday<BR> ...Like Moriarty and Mr. Vern<BR> 40,000 fewer hits everyday...<BR> See these crappy articles...<BR> Another 40,000 leaving everyday...<BR> We can't be like He is!<BR> All you'll fear the Choppah!<BR> Better give him a'll fear the Choppah!<BR> The Choppah never will die... you'll fear the Choppah!<BR> Babies, he's a MAN<BR><BR> SCOTTPILGRIMFAN's done<BR> Here but now he's gone<BR> Came the last night of talkback<BR> And it was clear that you couldn't go on<BR> When the site was open and His Name appeared<BR> The shitty ads shimmered then disappeared<BR> The talkbackers shivered when HE appeared...<BR> saying "YOU'RE ALL AFRAID!"<BR> All you babies...and you quaked in fear!<BR> You all ran from him...<BR> and you don't know why!<BR> You shit your britches and cry and cry!<BR> You can't become like CHOP is!<BR> You've been pwned by mighty hands...<BR> You can't become like CHOP is!<BR> You're all babies..who fear <BR><RB><RB><BR><BR><B><BR><R><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><B><B><BR>THE_CHOPPAH!!!

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 9:18 a.m. CST

    I suspected choppy

    by ohsostupidlongassfuckingscreennames

    But now I know for sure that you are bat shit, bug fucking molested-as-a-child serial-killer crazy. Kindly go slit your wrists, put us out of your misery and spare us more of your pitiable painful to witness, shockingly un-funny bids for attention. CHOP CHOP CHOP - your fucking head off.

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 9:25 a.m. CST

    And you can suck a bag of dicks fishus...

    by ohsostupidlongassfuckingscreennames

    You sycophantic choppy scroat sucking imbecile.

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 9:30 a.m. CST

    Fee Waybill.

    by ohsostupidlongassfuckingscreennames

    Had you slimey little jagoffs NAILED 35 fucking years ago: WPOD.

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 9:32 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    You better chop around. She's nuts.

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 9:34 a.m. CST


    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Why, sostupid--can I call you sostupid?--I think you're well on your way to becoming a Choppaholic.<BR><BR>Welcome!

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 9:43 a.m. CST

    Sexxxxy, that was smooth.

    by leo54304

    As smooth as the great taste you get in Colt .45 beer. Take it from me, Billy Dee.

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 9:47 a.m. CST


    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Half a bottle of Billy Dee Williams' finest malt liquor will clear the muck out of your kitchen sink almost as well as Drano and Liquid Plumber.<BR><BR>Seriously.

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 10:07 a.m. CST

    Take it from Fishus, give some .45 to the missus

    by leo54304

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Hey--you know...

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    That one kind of worked, Lord Chop...

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 10:15 a.m. CST

    Ever play poker with no stakes?

    by Billyeveryteen

    Very boring, and no one cares who wins. It ain't Monopoly.<p>They play for something, I just don't know what.

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 10:16 a.m. CST

    In fact, Sarsgaard

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    starred in one of my favorite comedies of the decade: ORPHAN.

  • It was a huge model at approx 11ft in length, and was later updated with various bits including the spinning lit domes at the front of the nacelles. Cheers Quint, really enjoying these BTS pics. Not quite enjoying all the BS in the talkbacks though. Bring out the banhammer.

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 10:19 a.m. CST

    Top Guns love scenes were laughable

    by leo54304

    Whereas with Risky Business, NOW that had great sex scenes

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 10:20 a.m. CST

    *flipped, not flip

    by Crumb

    The writing is backwards in the saucer.

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 10:27 a.m. CST

    Yeah, go figure.

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    McGillis is an out of the closet lesbian and Cruise is a (most likely forever) closeted gay man. <BR><BR>Put those two in a love scene and watch the sparks fizzle into smelly, wet cigarette ash.<BR><BR>Oh, Chop. Why are you never satisfied...? I'm doing my best.

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 10:28 a.m. CST

    You're right. I should know better...

    by ohsostupidlongassfuckingscreennames

    Any attention is better than no attention eh children? Have fun now, I'm out. Make sure to pound your puny little chicken-chests and tiny little puds and roar incoherently in victory. But I ask you: What is it you've won? AICN TB bragging rights? HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 10:33 a.m. CST

    Please ohsostupidlongassfuckingscreennames

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Don't leave!<BR><BR>Shit--I don't even know anything about you. How old are you? Where do you stand politically? Are you man or woman? What movies do you like?<BR><BR>I felt like I was just getting to know you. <BR><BR>Sniff.

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 10:47 a.m. CST

    Who was that masked poster?

    by leo54304

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 10:52 a.m. CST

    I don't know, leo...

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    but I'm gonna find out.

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 10:54 a.m. CST


    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Name that movie quote!

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 10:55 a.m. CST

    Nope. Out. You guys ain't even fit to insult.

    by ohsostupidlongassfuckingscreennames

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 11:01 a.m. CST

    Or--to be precise:

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    "You just couldn't let me go, could you? This is what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object."

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 11:28 a.m. CST


    by Le Vicious Fishus

    After all I've done for you. The song--the movies...<BR><BR>What the fuck more do you want, Choppah?<BR><BR>WHAT THE FUCK DO YOU WANT FROM ME?!

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 11:54 a.m. CST

    "Hey, I know you"

    by paulloch

    You're James Worthy. "No, son, I'm Klingon Koral" My dad doesn't like you though. You're not really a star player, and the only reason you won anything is cause you played with Magic and Jordan and Kareem.

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 12:16 p.m. CST

    Congratulations Paulloch

    by leo54304

    You've just earned a blowjob from Diana Rigg as Emma Peel in her prime.<br> <br> Also, welcome to AICN enjoy your stay.

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 2:48 p.m. CST

    I'm done with you, Choppah

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    You're a twisted megalomaniac and a user. I'm done.<BR><BR>Take care of yourself, Chop. <BR><BR>I guess that's what you're best at, isn't it?

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 3:03 p.m. CST

    What's this?

    by Skyway Moaters

    An AICN TB filled with self congratulatory dickheads? Who woulda thunk it?

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 3:53 p.m. CST

    A photo from proper Star Trek

    by AsimovLives

    About time, from this site.

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 3:56 p.m. CST

    Please Asi...

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Deal with Choppah. He's gone completely bug-nuts insane, and I'm losing my patience.

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 4:02 p.m. CST

    CHOPPAH is the chief Defender of the Faith!!!!

    by darthSaul666

    That post was the funniest thing I've read all week!!!<p>Cheers Big Ears

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 4:15 p.m. CST

    Oh my...

    by Skyway Moaters

    CHOPPA = Vicious Fishus?

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 4:23 p.m. CST


    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Not likely.

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 4:25 p.m. CST


    by Le Vicious Fishus

    it would be disturbing were it true... If I could pull that off, I'd be a much smarter and much more insane man than I am. <BR><BR>And I'd have a LOT more free time.

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 4:30 p.m. CST

    Ah, just as endearing as ever...

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    I wish I could quit you.

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 4:34 p.m. CST

    and for the record...

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    I think Lord Chop is one of three people:<BR><BR>1. Harry (though probably not--doubt he would spend the time)<BR><BR>2. TheEnemy (not as remote a possibility as it seems--teenager with tons of free time)<BR><BR>3. Moriarty (I could see him channeling his inner shithead for sure).

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 5:10 p.m. CST

    Maybe EVERYONE...

    by Skyway Moaters

    "Supporting" THE CHOPPAH in this TB are the same person? Hmm? It would explain a lot...

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 5:17 p.m. CST

    Schyzophrenia is a terrible thing...

    by Skyway Moaters

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 5:21 p.m. CST

    I mean, look at the timings...

    by Skyway Moaters

    ... of the posts. About 2 minutes apart? Something is fishy...

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 5:43 p.m. CST

    Haha! Moaters, I assure you Fishy is not ol' Choppy.

    by ColonelFatheart

    Fishy's a friend of mine. Take that for what it's worth.

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Actually, reading back up this thread it appears that

    by ColonelFatheart

    "ErichZann" has a very similar style to The Choppah. Eerily similar, even.

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 6:22 p.m. CST

    I'll take your word for it Colonel

    by Skyway Moaters

    ... but the last half of this TB IS fairly surreal, and it was mostly them, with 2 or 3 minutes separating their bizzaro posts...

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 6:25 p.m. CST

    Or are you CHOPPAH clone too?

    by Skyway Moaters

    Heh. Don't trust ANYONE!

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 6:52 p.m. CST

    I have neither the time nor energy for that, Skyway.

    by ColonelFatheart

    But you're right. Don't trust anyone. For all I know you're the Choppah.

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 6:59 p.m. CST

    This tv version and the original Motion Picture version...

    by Cervantes

    ...are BOTH great looking Enterprise designs, unlike the fugly, bastardised 'alternate timeline' version of the latest movie.<P>Hell, J.J.'s design is almost as bad as the awful 'Next Gen' Enterprise!

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 7:31 p.m. CST


    by RPLocke

    The JJ basher showed up! YAY!!!

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 7:37 p.m. CST

    I know who the_CHOPPAH is!

    by TedKordLives

    He's a conspiracy controlled by every TBer except YOU! <P>Deal with it.

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 7:47 p.m. CST

    Nah, check the archives Colonel...

    by Skyway Moaters

    ... been on these boards since '99 with the same handle. Choppy's got a banhammer in his future. I've gotten hostile from time to time, but never spewed THAT much BS. By and large, nice polite conversation, with occasional troll hunting expeditions. Do an 'AICN Google search' for: "Tailend Talkback"...

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 7:52 p.m. CST

    Oh,and for what it's worth Colonel?

    by Skyway Moaters

    I never really thought you could be a choppy clone, you're much too intelligent... I was just trying to be funny.

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 8:02 p.m. CST

    I'm trying to be funny too, Skyway.

    by ColonelFatheart

    RESERVOIR DOGS reference. Sorry I telegraphed it.

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 8:46 p.m. CST


    by Skyway Moaters

    ... right over me 'ead Colonel...

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 8:50 p.m. CST

    And by you I meant...

    by TedKordLives, the person reading this right now.

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 9:13 p.m. CST

    The only thing worse than laughing at your own jokes..

    by The Dark Shite

    is doing it in the guise of a character you've created, complete with cathphrases, in a tragically pathetic, desperate bid to become some sort of a cult figure/big fish in a small pond. <p> "Hey everybody! Look at me!!! CHOP CHOP CHOP!! You've been chopped!! THE_CHOPPAH" <p> Tit.

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 9:21 p.m. CST

    Is that directed at me, Dark Shite?

    by TedKordLives

    Cuz I was just goofin'. I can't stand that fucking clown. I wish he'd just go the fuck away.

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 9:24 p.m. CST

    I mean, why would I want to appear to be a moron?

    by TedKordLives

    When I know I'm more intelligent than 95% of the mouth breathers that post here. <P> Present company excluded, Dark Shite. You're good people.

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 9:27 p.m. CST

    Nope. Not at all.

    by The Dark Shite

    It was aimed diectly at the source:-). <p> I don't mind him too much, but it's getting annoying now. Every thread is disrupted with his chop chop bullshit. There's room for that kind of thing, but if a person overdoes it, they become a bit overbearing & just embarrass themselves. I think he's let it go to his head a bit.

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 9:31 p.m. CST

    I agree, Dark Shite.

    by ColonelFatheart

    Your post gave me quite the chuckle, by the way. "Tit." <p>Anyway, I admit to getting a kick out of old Chop, but mainly because I feel we are having a laugh at his expense. Still, maybe I shouldn't enable him ...

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 9:33 p.m. CST

    Ok, just checking.

    by TedKordLives

    Because, dear god, even to be associated with that fucking mental case would be a tainting that would drive me right off this site.

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 9:33 p.m. CST

    Actually, I'm feeling a little guilty now for enabling him.

    by ColonelFatheart

    Gee, thanks, Shite. It's like I'm back in CCD again. ; )

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 9:37 p.m. CST

    Chopper intervention:-).

    by The Dark Shite

    Otherwise known as "Chop blocking" :-D. There's the embryo of a secret society in there somewhere.

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 9:40 p.m. CST

    It'd be like a reverse-intervention.

    by TedKordLives

    "Please, Choppah, take your drugs and calm the hell down."

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 9:40 p.m. CST

    The Exalted Order of CHOP Blockers?

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 9:49 p.m. CST

    Sounds good!

    by The Dark Shite

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 10:44 p.m. CST

    I have NO idea why but....

    by wantsomepizzarolls

    I always like the refitted blue deflector dish, and nacelles as opposed to the original red shown in the photo. I don't HATE it, but theres just something "off" about the red to me. BTW, e-mail me if ya want some pizza rolls!!

  • Sept. 4, 2010, 2:32 a.m. CST


    by The Dark Shite

    Proof that you are what you eat.

  • Sept. 4, 2010, 12:26 p.m. CST

    Yup, Pilot Enterprise

    by AlexMurphy

    Red nacelle domes with the spikes are a dead giveaway. And, as previously noted as well, the image is flipped. <p> Notice the fact that there are no windows on the side? That's because on the 11-footer only the right side was completed. Whenever they wanted to show the 11-footer from port, they simply swapped out the lettering on the nacelle for a mirrored version, then flipped it in post. <p> The 33" model (which was actually seen in an episode of the series as a "replica" of the Ent) was fully completed, though. <p> And the Enterprise was "restored" a couple of decades ago, so the one you can actually see nowadays is a fucking atrocity. On the original model, the panel lines were done with a pencil. Now the entire surface is covered with "realistic" paneling and weathering. It's fucking sad to see the old girl look like that. <p> Anyway, we all know that the Jefferies/Probert refit of the Ent for the TOS movies is a far superior design, as much as I love the original. Hard to believe that it was actually four feet shorter than the TOS Enterprise model, yet had such a greater sense of scale. Of course, the Enterprise-D is fucking gorgeous as well. Probert knocked that motherfucker out of the park. A duck-egg blue Enterprise with nacelles BELOW the saucer?! Yet it fucking works! A goddamn floating city, it was. <p> And on the green/blue screen debate: in addition to the technical advantages of green, there's also the practical advantage of blue-hued clothing and lighting being used more often than green. Actually, if you watch the Reeve Superman flicks, aside from the gorgeous and damn-near-flawless Zoptic shots, everytime Superman is in an optical shot, his suit is green due to him being filmed against a blue screen. It's actually really fucking distracting once you notice it. I can even live with the black outline, but a green suit? Bullshit.

  • Sept. 4, 2010, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Green screen started with Lois & Clark, not the Donner films...

    by thecomedian

    And most of the flying shots of Christopher Reeve where actually done as process shots with filmed backgrounds projected behind him.

  • Sept. 4, 2010, 12:50 p.m. CST


    by AlexMurphy

    Yup yup. The specific system used was invented just for Superman The Movie. The projector was directly tied into the camera, so that turns and zooms would shift the projected image, allowing the illusion of Reeve spinning and flying into the camera while he was actually completely still. <p> I fucking love Zoptic. If there was a way to utilize it in stereoscopic filming (two separate projected images with polarized lenses over the camera lenses?) I think we could actually see a revival of old school projection in film. No post-production mess, no worries about costume color or light spill, and the actors would actually have something to look at.

  • Sept. 4, 2010, 1:01 p.m. CST

    Expanding on new-school Zoptic

    by AlexMurphy

    It could be integrated into a QTVR-type setup, tied directly to real-time motion-tracking data following the camera. The camera could move throughout a scene, while the image or video is projected onto the backdrop, allowing for perspective shifts and the like. <p> Imagine a multi-camera setup like that used for the street-level views on GoogleMaps, projected behind actors sitting in a stationary vehicle. It would be just like an old school front-projection setup, except that the camera could move around the vehicle, with the exterior view shifting accordingly. <p> Combined with... with... what the fuck was it called? Intro-Vision? It's like front projection, except an additional half-silvered mirror enabled foreground elements to be projected as well. Anyway, combine that with "New-Zoptic", and we could see a wonderful blending of effects techniques. <p> If anyone wants me to shut the fuck up, feel free to say so. This is the shit I think about, but I don't have any friends interested in film, so... yeah...

  • Sept. 4, 2010, 6:13 p.m. CST

    I thought SeaQuest had green screen too

    by RPLocke

    Hell, Mystery Science Theater 3000 had green screen.

  • Sept. 4, 2010, 6:24 p.m. CST

    "Captain's Log: The Enterprise has been shrunk down and placed i

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • Sept. 4, 2010, 6:25 p.m. CST

    in a studio..."

    by MrMysteryGuest