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Old 07-22-2008, 04:47 PM
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I liked the effect of blasters in the original Star Wars. Someone got hit with it....BAM, flash of fire where their flesh (or heart) used to be.




Well, Lucas put the 'grit' into sci-fi. That's part of what that universe was about. I think that just the fact that phasers have a 'stun' setting means that they are not going to appear as violent when fired. But I always wondered what would happen if a human was it by a phaser set on 'heat' or 'disrupt.'

I remember how disappointed I was when TMP came out and we saw security carrying these brand new phasers... and never used them. This time around, I wanna see them and I wanna see them fired on every setting, and I want them to look just like the ones I have in my hands now!
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C,mon, a blue vinal elephant playing piano? Star Wars tops the list of unrealistic looking sci fi. Cheese all the way.
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I don't care what they look like but wether i feel the pain of someone getting hit.
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I remember how disappointed I was when TMP came out and we saw security carrying these brand new phasers... and never used them.
There was a scene they were supposed to do in the film where Kirk and Spock were floating around inside V'ger in their spacesuits. Kirk was about to get enveloped by crystal formations, and Spock was supposed to phaser him out. Sadly, because of time constraints and budget, the scene never went beyond the miniature storyboard phase.
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Old 07-22-2008, 11:18 PM
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C,mon, a blue vinal elephant playing piano? Star Wars tops the list of unrealistic looking sci fi. Cheese all the way.
And I suppose a man in a rock outfit, or a man crawling around under a carpet that's supposed to look like lava isn't? Or how about Space Hippies?
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Old 07-23-2008, 02:14 AM
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And I suppose a man in a rock outfit, or a man crawling around under a carpet that's supposed to look like lava isn't? Or how about Space Hippies?
Don't forget a totally overpopulated planet where they mysteriously had room to build a full MOCK UP of the Enterprise.
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That's why they were overcrowded! Never let bureaucrats and politicians do the thinking!
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And I suppose a man in a rock outfit, or a man crawling around under a carpet that's supposed to look like lava isn't? Or how about Space Hippies?
What multi million dollar film was that in?
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That's why they were overcrowded! Never let bureaucrats and politicians do the thinking!
Trueer words have never been said.
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What multi million dollar film was that in?

(voice of Curly)

Ahhhh.... a woise guy, eh?



There would've been a man in a rock-suit in Star Trek V if the budget hadn't gone "tango uniform".

But, I was referring to the original series Trek when you had a man in a rock suit in (IIRC) The Savage Curtain, and a man under a carpet designed to look like lava (as best it may) in Devil in the Dark, and of course, the Space Hippies in The Way to Eden. So, Star Trek really gets it right too.
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