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STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE (1979)
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Bud Brewster
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

johnnybear wrote:
Sounds like shortsightedness on a massive scale to me!!! Don't the people who own the studios keep an eye on the idiots that they pay to manage their affairs? Surprised
JB

I don't know if the wimsical idea I proposed a few years ago would work or not, but I suggested the idea of a Hollywood company that designed and created sci-fi props and sets that they could then be rented out to movie makers and TV series producers.

The sets could be designed as modular units which would be delivered to the studio, set up for use during filming, and then returned to the company warehouse. And of course, a studio could decide to buy a set to be used long-term for a series, thus permitting them to modify and expand it.

Props could also be either rented or purchased.

This concept is basically a variation on the idea of having a special effects shop like Industrial Light and Magic who provide the FX for a production.

Knowing what sets and props could easily be rented would help screenwriters visualize the stories their working on. They wouldn't have to worry about having their own mental images an appealing starship bridge be turned into some crappy version by the studio!

Instead, the script would just say something like:

Interior: captain enters ship's bridge [use Bridge Set #12 from Hollywood Sets and Props Unlimited]

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bud, there used to be, and maybe still is a prop shop (Modern Props?) that specialized in futuristic props. They made that prop seen in many SF movies, and TV shows that had the long, red flashing tubes between two pool skimmers.

There is a company that rents computer panels, they have the computers that Fox used in so many of their productions in the 60s and 70s.

I'm not aware of any companies that have standing SF sets, but there are companies that have standings sets, Court rooms, airliner cabins and such. With the way things are I wonder if the airport terminal set from "The Terminal" was kept for movie and TV productions.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Krel wrote:
I wonder if the airport terminal set from "The Terminal" was kept for movie and TV productions.

It was used in every Universal Studios produced movies and TV series at least through the 1990s.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Thinking Outside the "Plot"!
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We're told that the "Ilia probe" and Decker merge with V'Ger to create "new life form" at the end of the movie. This life form would be immensely powerful, and it contains all the knowledge which V'Ger collected during it's long journey from the Machine Planet back to Earth.

~ A Question for the Members: First of all, did V'Ger send its vast treasure of knowledge to Star Fleet? If so, how did change mankind's technology.

Second, what happened to V'Ger when it simply disappeared? Did it transform itself into some kind of invisible, non-material entity? Did it somehow return to the Machine Planet that modified Voyage 6 — and if so, why?

Finally, if we assume this "new life form" is a super-powerful, super-intelligent being who represents "the next step in mankind's evolution" (according to Spock), how might it eventually interact with the human race?

~ My Theory: That's a lot to tackle! I don't have ideas for most of the questions, so I'll just kick off the discussion by proposing that due to V'Ger's nature after the transformation (especially since Decker and Ilia became part of it), it seems likely that V'Ger would feel benevolent towards mankind.

If we assume the Borg weren't completely destroyed in Endgame, the series finale of ST: Voyager, is it possible that a "recovering remnant" of the Borg will threaten mankind again, and V'Ger will do battle with the Borg?

Just a few thoughts, guys. I'd love to hear some of your own! Cool

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At the film's finale it's stated that the crew of the Enterprise were able to give V'Ger meaning and purpose to its existence.

We never know though exactly what it does with this new knowledge or where it goes.

Could it possibly be that this new entity is exploring the universe and continuing to add to its vast knowledge?

And unlike the Federation of Planets Prime Directive Order, does V'Ger reach out to help civilizations in need but in ways that will not create disastrous upheaval which is what the FOP fears if they interfere in a planet's development?

Perhaps V'Ger is so immensely powerful that it can extrapolate all the variables for any actions it takes to assist a culture without inadvertently harming a culture even with the best of intentions?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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God Lord Almighty, Pow! Shocked

I am SO impressed by your reply! I didn't think of ANY of the concepts you suggested, and they are absolutely awesome . . . Cool

Your ideas could serve as the basic premise for a stunning new Star Trek movie in which the Enterprise is sent out to investigate a series of strange phenomenon in a distance star system.

Star Fleet is not aware that these phenomenon are caused by V'Ger, doing the very things you described!

The Enterprise crew wouldn't know they were dealing with the new, transformed V'Ger — and it's efforts to deal with a problem which an alien race was having.

Shortly after arriving in the star system and scanning it to learn what's going on, the crew is startled by the sudden appearance of both Decker and Ilia on the bridge, smiling happily at the crewmen! Very Happy

They are, of course, just projections of the two humans — created by V'Ger to communicate with the crew of the Enterprise and explain what the super-intelligent, super-powerful life form is in this star system to do.

And that . . . is as much as I've got. Rolling Eyes

But you're brilliant concept spawned this flurry of images in my imagination, and I can't thank you enough for inspiring these great story ideas! Cool

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like where you are going with this idea Bud.

It could make for a fascinating sequel to ST:TMP.

And thank you for the compliments.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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All I did was toss out several questions about aspects of the film's conclusion that have always bothered me! Confused

What YOU did was answer the questions with a few concepts that electrified my imagination!

Please don't cut off my power, sir! What comes next? Shocked

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll have to get back to this idea, Bud.

I'm still working on my version of "Journey to the Far Side of the Sun."

A good amigo is gonna lend me his dvd of the movie so that I can fully refresh my memory of the entire movie.
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