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Old 11-09-2009, 05:51 PM
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Hmmm.... does the babe come with the bike?
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Old 11-09-2009, 09:30 PM
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so was Kirk's bike an authentic hubless bike or special effects?
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Old 11-10-2009, 01:58 AM
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Hmmm.... does the babe come with the bike?
I married my own "Bike Babe"
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Just re-checked the scene, DNA.

I think you're right. The hub seems to extend further toward the center than your pic indicates, and the bike'ss charcoal/black - not green - but I think your description is more accurate - unless they failed to convey what I was thinking...
You are welcome! I know that this concept piece is quite far from the final design in terms of æsthetics, but the intent of the design was there! I actually did not notice the spokeless wheels the first two times I saw the film, but then someone said to me that they loved the antigravity wheels... So when I saw it a third time I looked quite closely, and noticed that it was an unusual mechanical design rather than CG - and it actually puzzled me for the first few seconds, until I noticed that it was being operated from towards the side, because I could see no CG whatsoever in those shots!



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Oh, and to the person who says this is not a futuristic design... Of course it not really, they couldn't spend the money inventing it. But do you see anyone going about day to day using these? Are they commonplace? Obviously there is some technical difficulties that means that it is unfeasible to be sold all over, but in the future...

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Old 11-10-2009, 08:23 AM
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In the future people seem to still drive motorbikes, especially rebellious young adults. How original and sci-fi-ish.
People still ride horses in the 23rd and 24th centuries, why not motorbikes?
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Oh come on, Picard and Kirk ride (like most people today) horses as a hobby, they don't use them for transportation.
From what little we saw, how do we know he didn't ride it for fun? He seemed to part with it rather easily.
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Oh come on, Picard and Kirk ride (like most people today) horses as a hobby, they don't use them for transportation.
Just because it's the future doesn't mean everyone is required by law to float around in hovercars. If people want to ride motorcycles, who is the Federation to stop them?
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Old 11-10-2009, 08:54 AM
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Of course no one is supposed to be required to do anything. The bike, the car, virtually everything on Earth did simply not feel like sci-fi or like much of a vision of a future to me.
Just compare it to ENT, they achieved to produce something which looks futuristic yet still anchored in today's technologies.
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