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Old 06-06-2008, 07:59 AM
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Default Things You Didn't Catch (That's Space Dock!)

So a year or two ago I was slow motioning through my favorite Trek movies analyzing them in absurd degrees.

Things I caught.

Well...
In Star Trek IV I found another Miranda Class Starship in Space Dock along with another Oberth and a Refit Constitution I didn't know about....

But the biggesRt suprise was the shot of the PROBE passing behind the dark power-sapped Spack Dock.




That's NO TOY...That's Space Dock to the right!
Oh! Humongous!!! The Probe isn't even completely in the shot!

What are some thing you caught?
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I remember that shot!! Alot easier to see on the DVD than it was in the theatre.
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I would have to go dust of my VHSs to check this but I think in the full screen version of that shot Space Dock is not be visible. I do however remember this shot but that's probably because I have been watching the widescreen DVDs for awhile now.
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I would have to go dust of my VHSs to check this but I think in the full screen version of that shot Space Dock is not be visible. I do however remember this shot but that's probably because I have been watching the widescreen DVDs for awhile now.
You may be right....

Does anyone know were I can get a non DC DVD version of TMP? Is my only hope finding an old widescreen laserdisc and converting it?
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Oldest trick in the book... place an object that you've already established the scale of, in front of something that you want to show is vastly bigger. They did the same thing in Empire with the "little" Star Destroyers flanking Vader's "Super".

By this shot, the alien probe is on the scale of a large asteroid... about 30 miles long. Which, makes a lot of sense, considering the level of energy it would be putting out to "terraform" Earth, the thing would have to be pretty impressive.

Similar in scope to the "Doomsday Machine" when you think about it.
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30 frickin miles...unbelievable. Houston is one of the largest cities in squar miles in the US. That is from one End of Houston to another! WOW

Eat your heart out Executor!

I first came across this shot on a full screen version of the movie...I was blown away because the shot is so brief as the camera follows the Probe to the left and the Dock falls away to the right. what made it hard is tha the dock is not catching any light at all. it's like they didn't want you to notice it directly.
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Some where on the internet is a picture of a bunch of various scifi ship all to scale to compare to each other its pretty cool.
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30 frickin miles...unbelievable. Houston is one of the largest cities in squar miles in the US. That is from one End of Houston to another! WOW

Eat your heart out Executor!

I first came across this shot on a full screen version of the movie...I was blown away because the shot is so brief as the camera follows the Probe to the left and the Dock falls away to the right. what made it hard is tha the dock is not catching any light at all. it's like they didn't want you to notice it directly.
So roughly the distance between Houston and Texas City, TX....if I recall correctly...
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You may be right....

Does anyone know were I can get a non DC DVD version of TMP? Is my only hope finding an old widescreen laserdisc and converting it?
I don't think you can get a non DC DVD copy because I don't think they made one. I think even the laserdisc version is the extended cut of the film. I went to a screening of the motion picture at a local rep theater a few months back and that was the first time I ever saw the original cut of the film. The extend cut and the DC cut are way better.
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