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Old 02-02-2008, 11:13 AM
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Star Trek X so far... but I think XI will blow it out of the water
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Old 02-02-2008, 01:48 PM
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I kinda prefer TMP for the warp trail and detail level, and design. I like the CG FX, but, they don't feel real! Feels like a video game. When I look at the CGI ships, it's hard to imagine anyone inside!
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With special effects, I would really love another flyby scene of the enterprise like what was done in the Motion Picture. Maybe it should be shortened up a bit, but I think that would give all of us a big E fix!
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Old 02-06-2008, 11:28 PM
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The Wrath of Khan. The ships looked great, they looked huge and seemed tangible. I think it works better when they use models, something they can actually film. CGI looks great but there's something about the texture of the ships in the Next Gen movies (except Generations) that just seem too perfect to me. Those sequence where the Enterprise and the Reliant are searching for each other in the nebula, they look great. I hear Abrams is using a model and CGI for ships in the new film, he said in an interview he wants to film as much as he possibly can so can't wait for that!
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Old 02-07-2008, 07:28 AM
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I know it was blasphemous of ILM to have done it but if you look carefully at the Borg battle at the beggining of First Contact you can see the Millennium Falcon behind the Borg Cube.
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Old 02-07-2008, 07:30 AM
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Oh yeah... Nemesis had the best opening title sequence to date. I love love love Stellar Cartography in Generations. I want that room...and put my bed in the middle and go to sleep in there.
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Generations - the Nexus Ribbon, Stellar Cartography and the Ent crash landing. Goooooood stuff.
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TMP. the V'ger Sequence was epic, and still is in my opinion
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TMP has my vote too. It just looks expensive to this day. The Enterprise never looked more real.
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Old 02-16-2008, 06:43 AM
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The best vfx definitely goes to The Motion Picture, then Generations. The battle in First Contact is choreographed too rapidly- this is where the ships begin to lose the concept of great mass, with aerodynamic manouvers and rapid fly-bys. First Contact still comes in third, with vivid depictions of ship surfaces and quality compositing.
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