The Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day boldly goes where no BTS image has gone before.
Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
I’m throwing this together as I wait for my layover on my way back home, so forgive its brevity… Today we have a great, enlargenable, shot from the making of Star Trek: The Original Series.
What I love about this image is the sense of lightheartedness between Kirk and Bones as the cameras are getting ready to roll. Or maybe that’s a forced smile on Shatner’s face and Kelley is trying to psych him out before the take. Either way, it’s awesome.
I apparently didn’t make note of who sent in this image, so apologies to you mystery reader, but thanks very much for the sweet pic! Click to enlargen!
If you have a behind the scenes shot you’d like to submit to this column, you can email me at email@example.com.
Tomorrow’s pic is great by proxy!
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April 16, 2012, midnight CST
April 16, 2012, 12:02 a.m. CST
Talkback nerd alert!
April 16, 2012, 12:03 a.m. CST
Lots of good-looking women.
April 16, 2012, 12:04 a.m. CST
April 16, 2012, 12:07 a.m. CST
by Jake Pantlin
George Lucas should watch and take notes.
April 16, 2012, 12:10 a.m. CST
by Queefer Sutherland
Gorgeous thing! I understand why Scotty was obsessed with boning her. Too bad she wasn't a continuing character.
April 16, 2012, 12:21 a.m. CST
by ajit maholtra
April 16, 2012, 12:22 a.m. CST
by ajit maholtra
April 16, 2012, 12:22 a.m. CST
by ajit maholtra
April 16, 2012, 12:32 a.m. CST
by Mark Williams
April 16, 2012, 12:36 a.m. CST
just seconds after they've smeared vaseline all over the lense so they can move in for The Shat's close-up.
April 16, 2012, 12:43 a.m. CST
by Dollar Bird
The guy with the clapboard could not look more bored. I'm always a bit amused by the fact that for some people, a movie or tv show can be the most amazing thing in the world, and for others, it was just another job.
April 16, 2012, 12:46 a.m. CST
I remember as a kid in the early to mid 90's Star Trek was fuckin' everywhere man. Every toy store (Micro Machines FTW), every bookstore, novelty collectible stores like Hollywood & Vine (man I miss that place!), and of course, all over TV and TV Guide. Them was the days.
April 16, 2012, 1:09 a.m. CST
And definitely not less subtle. The only reason people don't throw hissy fits is because the original FX are available in the same quality. But nonetheless, it's hypocrisy at it's finest. Whine about those few major changes in Star Wars, but 95% of the effect shots are near identical looking. This "tastefully done" bullshit is laughable. The majority of the time Lucas added to the already existing shots. Star Treks redone scenes were 100% CGI, with completely different composition & angles most of the time. Not so with Star Wars (Especially Empire/Jedi) Sorry, but the vast majority of the models have been left in the 3 films. Contrary to popular Internet lore, every single effects shot has not been redone. More like 25% at most (And much much less for Empire/Jedi) along with many of the garbage mattes fixed. If people actually took the time to watch the Blu-rays of Star Wars, and compare it to the original, than maybe they would actually enjoy it for once because they would realize it's really not that different than how it first was. You're lying thru your teeth if you can tell me with a straight face that this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8faBFPENMbg&feature=related is more substantial & worse looking compared to this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KedmcB6sbig&feature=related At least Lucas didn't use a digital flyby for every. single. space shot. Blinking Ewoks? Fuck Lucas! Blinking Gorn? Tastefully done! Ya...go fuck yourself (If you aren't already)
April 16, 2012, 1:18 a.m. CST
by Queefer Sutherland
Wow, man, how pathetic are you? You really feel the need to go on some infantile rant about Star Wars special effects here? Got some kind of chip on your shoulder? The Star Trek FX shots are, for the majority, shot of the ship, and the ship in orbit around a planet. The show is considerably older and was deserving of an update. What Lucas did was far more of a revamp than Star Trek. It isn't even debatable. Goddamn, what a fucking idiot you are! I wish I could reach through my computer and slap the fucking shit out of you.
April 16, 2012, 1:23 a.m. CST
Complicated idea, I know. And if you actually looked at the links I provided (That's called evidence) than yes, you'd realize I was right. What is the difference between blinking ewoks and blinking Gorns? That's what I thought. And thank you for physically threatening me over the Internet. That's called desperate when you don't have an argument. Next...
April 16, 2012, 1:48 a.m. CST
bantuwind- The only reason people don't throw hissy fits is because the original FX are available in the same quality.
Bingo. I guarantee you, if Lucas had made the original trilogy as it was before the special edition buggery available for each new release in the highest quality of that medium, there would not be NEARLY as much pissing and moaning about it. Hell, people might look forward with a morbid bit of fascination at what asshattery Lucas would cook up next, safe and comfortable in the knowledge that they could retreat to the unbastardized originals in high definition and 5.1 audio. <P> Buuuuut, they can't. The choice has been taken out of their hands, and really, that's the suck of it. I suspect more than anything else, it's the imposition of Lucas' will upon viewers that his version of Star Wars and only his can be widely loved and appreciated is what pisses people off. I love that we got the bonus disc with the DVD release awhile back, but frankly, at this stage it's table scraps at best. <P> Oh, also, the Star Trek remasters aren't remotely the heinous eye sores a lot of the Lucas digital buggery wound up being. Believe it or not, geeks do actually have a sense of taste.
April 16, 2012, 2:06 a.m. CST
Always amazed at those in TOS
April 16, 2012, 3:26 a.m. CST
Judging from how cross Doohan looks anyway! ;)
April 16, 2012, 4:12 a.m. CST
Lucas went in and changed backgrounds, added characters and even changed major story points (er, who shot first?). He added Jabba where Jabba wasn't before in a scene so clumsy it's hard to watch. Would that be an example of "tastefully" done? The Trek changes were essentially enhancements of effects- no added characters, no changes to the story. Just enhanced effects. You sound silly and clueless to compare the two. And your "evidence"? Well I could go through and easily pick out some better, more radical examples that would prove the opposite of your argument.
April 16, 2012, 4:17 a.m. CST
That is all.
April 16, 2012, 4:38 a.m. CST
Scotty to self: : 'Mmm that sheeny hair remeeinds me of the lard on breed me mam used to make me whin ah wush a wee nipper. Sumebodeh bring me a fookin' pie fer god's seek!'
April 16, 2012, 4:43 a.m. CST
bantuwind, even if GL's original trilogy WERE available in better quality, it wouldn't change the fact that his 'special editions' turned out to be a clusterfuck of bad changes in many ways! But I digress... Love the ST:Remastered episodes, but they ski
Oh, and thank the maker for Adywan's amazing 'Star Wars: Revisited' fanedit for giving us a terrific 'special edition', without any 'Ronto' butt, or silly 'Greedo' shoots first antics! Can't wait for his equally impressive 'Empire: Revisited' follow-up in the next few months!
April 16, 2012, 6:23 a.m. CST
The remastered Star Trek is fun. So is the remastered Star Wars. I have no problem with either. People that freak out and scream George Lucas 'raped' their childhood or whatever need to get a grip, get out of mum's basement, get a job and girlfriend, whatever it takes to get hem away from that 300 baud modem they can't let go of to post here... Star Trek is pretty dam cool. Quint, thank you for another great one! Haters are gonna hate and Trolls are gonna troll no matter what, keep up the great work!
April 16, 2012, 7:07 a.m. CST
is that the remastered trek is just the effects. in wars lucas didnt stop there. changing story elements like han shooting in self defence change his character. or replacing old aniken in jedi, the forced 'comedy' in ep4 goes way beyond just updating space shots.
April 16, 2012, 7:17 a.m. CST
you both sound equally pathetic and infantile. I haven't seen much of the new FX in Trek but I haven't heard of them changing major plot points. That would be the difference.
April 16, 2012, 7:18 a.m. CST
Shantner's awesome is so loud the clapperboard can't be heard!
April 16, 2012, 7:46 a.m. CST
April 16, 2012, 8:17 a.m. CST
He must die in this episode
April 16, 2012, 8:22 a.m. CST
Given the clue and the recent penchant for model shots, I'm guessing that. I hope so, that will be fantastic.
April 16, 2012, 8:30 a.m. CST
Michael Forest. Really nice guy. Good teacher.
April 16, 2012, 8:38 a.m. CST
April 16, 2012, 8:39 a.m. CST
Hahaha, I don’t think he dies, but he does receive a number of lightening bolt ass kickings. Come to think of it, Scotty had a few instances of protecting the lovely ladies that resulted in getting knocked around, Nomad actually _killed_ him over Lt. Uhura. re: reshot FX. I really dig on them, especially when you easily toggle between the new/old in real time (fun to compare).
April 16, 2012, 8:45 a.m. CST
Suck ass n look like shit. Honestly a true trek fan in no way can defend those shitty new effect shots. Fuck the enterprise orbiting a planet in old trek was simple and sweet, know it just looks plastic.
April 16, 2012, 8:46 a.m. CST
The shots in TREK are excellent... have no complaints, but I also have no complaints with STAR WARS tweaks either.... For the record for those that refuse to invesitgate it..... Han shooting first, didn't change Solo's character- He's still a bad-ass... He was always the relunctant hero, what else do you want? A Sociopath? The Star Wars porn parody makes a good joke with that whole thing.... Old Anakin was changed because he lost his "younger self" when he went to the Darkside...his spiritual death occurred. When he repented, he was given back his younger self, JUST like when people die they revert to their youngest, healthiest self, not an ugly old man. HAD the prequels never happened this would be fine, but since we spent time with young Anakin it made sense dramatically to see him redeemed in JEDI. who doesn't know this crap by now?
April 16, 2012, 8:47 a.m. CST
Now.... damm edit button
April 16, 2012, 9:09 a.m. CST
...in their little buccaneer boots.
April 16, 2012, 9:36 a.m. CST
is the only thing that reveals what it is. Take away him, and the photo could be a still taken from the episode itself. Apollo and Kirk et al. all look in character.
April 16, 2012, 9:56 a.m. CST
by Royston Lodge
April 16, 2012, 10:38 a.m. CST
the series always felt appropriately mysterious, like they really were way the fuck off in space and there wasn't gonna be a federation posse anywhere near by to come bail them out when the shit hit. i love the rich colors of the background scrims or whatever they used, that kind of vintage high school auditorium lighting!
April 16, 2012, 10:50 a.m. CST
where Kirk and crew decide to taunt or provoke Apollo. Here Kirk convenes them in order to make the plan known. Carolyn, the scientist member of the crew, stands right behind the man with the board. She is near Apollo and is dressed up in her gown. I remember the original ending for the episode was to have taken place in sickbay where McCoy announces that Carolyn is pregnant. He and Kirk ponder the birth of a new Greek God. In the 60s this ending was not allowed.
April 16, 2012, 11:25 a.m. CST
April 16, 2012, 11:28 a.m. CST
Everyone would love Lucas again if he would simply make the originals available like they did with trek. You can watch either version and nobody bitched.
There's nothing that can help the prequels.
April 16, 2012, 12:08 p.m. CST
by Anthony Torchia
I am Apollo! I named my cat Carolyn because of this episode. And other geek trivia :-)
April 16, 2012, 12:15 p.m. CST
by some dude
Especially as someone not in the design department or doing cool stuff like special effects or scenery etc? The work is often hard, the hours incredibly long, and the pay isnt always that great, especially when you're not working on a big name TV show or movie. Not only that but the people you work with may be incredibly famous and popular but still forget your name and in general be a massive prick to you for the smallest things, things no one else would even notice. Seriously working in the biz isnt all that fun unless you're one of the big people or doing some of the really creative and cool stuff. Being a gaffer or rigger or anything of the sort is just like any other job to these guys and when some "star" holds up a shoot and you are left standing around with everything set up and ready to go, well it can be a real pain the ass.
April 16, 2012, 12:19 p.m. CST
Looks like he's about to slam the Shat!
April 16, 2012, 12:29 p.m. CST
by Royston Lodge
Scotty is wearing high heels. Kirk's are almost flat. Bones' are mid-length. Easier than using apple boxes, I suppose.
April 16, 2012, 1:56 p.m. CST
Beatle boots! See, Scotty was an engineer so they are used to walking through muck and mire (also known as shit) - hence the need for high heels. Kirk was a fighter who frequently was running and jumping and kicking - can't really do that in high heels unless you name was Tamara Dobson. Bones was a surgeon, and he was used to walking through blood and gore (and shit), but not at the height of muck and mire that Scotty was, hence the medium height boots!
April 16, 2012, 2:04 p.m. CST
Star Wars is very much a visual experience, people who did not speak english could likely have still followed it when it came out in 1977. Star Trek easily works in audio only, no visuals really needed. It hardly changes it to modify a few of the pretty pictures. Maybe that's why many people don't care that much about the done-over effects in Star Trek
April 16, 2012, 2:21 p.m. CST
April 16, 2012, 5:23 p.m. CST
Thus those heels. It's a logical occurence in a more civilized, swaggier humanity.
April 16, 2012, 6:24 p.m. CST
by puto tenax
She played the ever-so-beautiful Carolyn Palamas in that 2nd season ep. One of the great ones from the 60s.
April 16, 2012, 6:38 p.m. CST
Too bad that didn't always translate to what they got on film. Not hating - I'm a huge fan. But that BTS shot looks better than about 3/4 of every shot from TOS.
April 16, 2012, 7:10 p.m. CST
by puto tenax
It may be George Rader. Archie Dalzell was running the camera and the director was Marc Daniels. Don't know if it is George or not. Just guessing.
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