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Old 12-07-2008, 07:42 AM
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Does anyone know if the new movie will have the ST:TOS classic tricorder or do they have a new look. Same question about the other props.

If different, how do you feel about that?
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Old 12-07-2008, 09:00 AM
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i think the gadgets will be defferent,thats fine with me
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Old 12-07-2008, 09:06 AM
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Surprising to those who think I'm anal about the Enterprise design, I actually have no concerns on the props and frankly expect a new look. Just as long as they don't call it a Quadcorder and Pine uses a communicator and isn't tweaking his nipple like Picard.
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Old 12-07-2008, 02:03 PM
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Saw two ST:TOS tricorders on Amazon. A $50 one, on that cost $35 if you pre-order before it is released on March 14th, and a $1,000 one that is a limited edition collectable made by Master Replicas.

I have a feeling the ST:XI props are close to the ST:TOS props.
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The TOS props are very near and dear to me. As disappointed as I am to admit it, I think that the props as portrayed in the new film will be as reimagined as the NCC-1701 was. They will probably be "recognizable" but far from identical to the original pieces as constructed by Matt Jeffries and Wah Chang.


Sorry, but this was my childhood dream from ages 5-41 and my absolute fav design.
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That is a Classic! There is a smaller phaser that comes out of that right? Above the dial?

Speaking of Jeffries, they better have "Jeffries Tubes" and call them that on J.J.'s Ship!
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The phaser 1 (in black) snaps off from the handgrip to become its own weapon. In consort, the Phaser 2 includes the "grey" handgrip, which acts as a power pack to extend the range and power of the Phaser 1.

Here's a really cool link that explains everything:
http://www.phasers.net/
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Old 12-07-2008, 09:57 PM
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That site was GREAT! Thanks, I'm going to read up on all the phasers. I also liked the phaser from "The Cage" which I just saw on ST:TOS Remastered Season 3. Captain Pike and crew worked those front dials. Not as advanced or as good looking as the Phaser 1 but a thrill to see a close up of that design.
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I've always had a great love for the TOS phaser with removable type 1... though not enough love to pay hundreds for one... like the master replica phaser... though it's not exactly the best one anyways as I don't think it has the overload light on it like it should.

The new movie phasers I read are said to be, "A cross between original Trek phaser and Motion Picture phaser." Someone who saw one, can't remember who, said that... I have no idea where I read it either.

I THINK, it's mostly black with silver highlights and a more narrow slim look, but that's a total guess based on things read by me.
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That site was GREAT! Thanks, I'm going to read up on all the phasers. I also liked the phaser from "The Cage" which I just saw on ST:TOS Remastered Season 3. Captain Pike and crew worked those front dials. Not as advanced or as good looking as the Phaser 1 but a thrill to see a close up of that design.
Here I am being nitpicky again. Pike's crew used "lasers", not phasers. Phasers didn't come into use until at least 2264 when Kirk took over the Enterprise.
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