Orville, Pilot 2017/09/10

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  1. Gerryex

    Gerryex Well-Known Member

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    In the early days of Dr Who (before the modern re-boot) with Tom Baker as the Dr they had a transporter like device called a Trans-Mat. People or things would get in at one place and magically reappear in another place. Usually from/to planet to/from orbiting thing.

    Also in Blake's 7 (a kind of spinoff from the early Dr Who days) they had a Teleporter. It was even more similar to the Transporter but all they had to do was wear a special wristband and then the body would fade out only showing a white line outlining the body and then at the destination it would first show the same white line outlining the body shape and ultimately the body would fade in.

    I don't remember reading that any of them had a problem with taking Intellectual Property from Star Trek and both the Trans-Mat and Teleport occurred after Star Trek.

    Gerry
     
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  2. Mikeguy

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    Y'all have had such nice words to say about "Galaxy Quest" that I just checked it out from my library (not having seen it before). :)
     
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  3. RGM1138

    RGM1138 I wanna Rock

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    Enjoy!
     
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  4. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

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    Yeah, ridicule was the wrong word. It did make fun of Star Trek (in a loving way). That's what I meant.
     
  5. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

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    Some call GalaxyQuest one of the best Star Trek movies, even though it wasn't one at all.
     
  6. vman41

    vman41 Omega Consumer

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    Science fiction authors were putting teleportation in their stories long before Roddenberry put the transporter gimmick on the Enterprise. He mostly added it because it facilitated the story telling -- they can drop into the action without a lot of tedious orbit-to-surface delays.
     
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  7. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    I thought it wasn't so much a storytelling decision as a budgetary one...they couldn't afford to shoot the shuttle landing scenes every week.
     
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  8. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    As well as, shuttle scenes can take valuable time.
     
  9. tim1724

    tim1724 Active Member TCF Club

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    Actually they didn’t even build the set for the shuttle bay until season 2 or 3. Budget reasons.

    That’s why on TNG he was sure to use the shuttle right away… to make sure it was built for season 1.
     
  10. Worf

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    Also, the TNG teleporters were the TOS ones... upside-down. Though they apparently had to do a lot of cleaning because cats relieved themselves on the set pieces.
     
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  11. RGM1138

    RGM1138 I wanna Rock

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    How the hell did cats get on the set?
     
  12. terpfan1980

    terpfan1980 It's Just TV TCF Club

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    They brought them in to take care of the Tribbles.

    :D
     
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  13. allan

    allan Just someone TCF Club

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    Now I have a mental image of the crew beaming down with a bunch of cat poop! :eek:
     
  14. RGM1138

    RGM1138 I wanna Rock

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    It's possible. The two assassins in Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country beamed back to the big E with Pepto-Bismol on their boots.
    ;)
     
  15. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    I'm sure they were just sitting in a prop warehouse somewhere. And it had been about 20 years between the end of TOS and the beginning of TNG, so who knows how deep they were buried and how neglected the warehouse was.
     
  16. RGM1138

    RGM1138 I wanna Rock

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    Yeah, that's true. I didn't think about the down town for all those sets and props. I guess TNG was lucky to find anything at all still usable.
    I saw a piece about a team refurbishing several props for the Smithsonian. A shuttle craft was barely recognizable and the large model of the E was in really pitiful shape. They managed to restore it all though.
     
  17. bicker

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    Girls Just Want to Have Fun.

    Spoof. QED.



    This message may have been entered using voice recognition. Please excuse any typos.
     
  18. mattack

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    what podcast?
     
  19. dilorc

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    I watched the first two episodes last night after Star Trek: Discovery. I thought the show was pretty good. It wasn't as slapstick as I thought it would be which was good. It's nice to see a version Star Trek that isn't "Oh my God this is the Most Noble Thing Ever". I was in the Navy and and stood watch similar to what they show in the Star Trek (I literally "had the conn"..and the deck as well). The fact that they were gossiping about Ed and Kelly and that the junior guys noticed the dog licking himself totally rang true for me. We treat space travel now as some super selective thing. Astronauts represent the best of the best. There's 3000 ships in this universe...at some point it becomes "just a job". I'll be sticking with it.
     
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  20. allan

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    Good point. I think there were something like 12 ships like the Enterprise in Kirk's time. With 3,000 Union ships, it's natural that the standards would be lower.
     
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