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Richard Stevens
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I could look at photos of empty Star Trek sets all day. Love the colors so much. JB, yours totally works for me.
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I'll keep that in mind. Thanks, Greg!
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It also occurs to me that there are a lot of guys who have high-end
prop/model replicas from the movies, as well as virtual renderings of
the sets.

You've mentioned interest in bridging a TOS story to the movie era, and
the sparser screencaps from the movies could be bolstered with the
above-mentioned resources.

For example, a virtual Bridge set would make it easier to paste
characters onto a clean background plate of the set.
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For example, a virtual Bridge set would make it easier to paste characters onto a clean background plate of the set.

But there, I actually enjoy the challenge of adding and subtracting characters to and from existing shots! Part of the fun of these things is finding almost the right image, and then altering it ever so slightly (or sometimes dramatically) to fit my needs.

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I've begun tinkering on a possible design for a Klingon bridge. Allowing myself a "big budget" for this, but also recycling some parts from some other models I've made over the years. You'll notice the various instruments and displays in the background stations are all the same -- that's because I used a single "module" as a kind of place holder in this model, which was mostly about the general configuration, scale and lighting. Next step will involve individualizing the displays. Main thing, I think, will be a degree of simplification, to pull this back closer to TOS vintage. Shouldn't be too tough.

I've also done nothing so far about the front of the bridge -- what the main screen and surrounding elements will look like.

Altho I decided to have the navigator and helmsman standing, I also need to design a "Klingon chair" for the background stations.

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Nice!


...although this makes me think that both the Romulans and the
Klingons are meanies simply because they don't have chairs at their
workstations!
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they don't have chairs at their workstations!
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Yeah, I always found it interesting who got chairs in TOS.  Apparently they chose not to give chairs to engineers monitoring all the readings in the engine room.  Maybe they wanted to discourage people from nodding off around such important equipment? 


Auxiliary Control got chairs...


But in the engineering area concerned with Dilithium from "The Alternative Factor" (which looks an awful lot like a medical lab used by McCoy later in "The Tholian Web" among others)... no chairs.


The guy I felt most sorry for, though, was Mr. Kyle.  Poor guy never seemed to get a seat except on the occasional bridge visit!


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...although this makes me think that both the Romulans and the Klingons are meanies simply because they don't have chairs at their workstations!

Well, we know the Klingons don't equip their ships with... nonessentials.

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Klingon bridge: Perfect. Looks like a very plausible set, if ratings (and in turn budget) had been higher for TOS!
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Some progress. . .

The captain's chair, slightly repositioned here, was present in the previous image. You can see the left arm behind my inserted Klingon. The background chairs are definitely a work-in-progress. Need to be much more simple.

Debating now what to do with the overhead displays -- multiple small screens, a la the TOS pilots, or larger ones?

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Very cool, JB!!



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This is starting to drift into obsession, so I think I'll stop tweaking until I know I have a real reason to do so!

Here's a last look at the model, for now. Note that I modified the chairs mostly by removing elements that suggested comfort!

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Might you angle off the corners of the overhead screens?...as a little nod to what we will see one day in Klingon sets for TMP and TNG?  Or would future nods like that break your design philosophy for the project?  I am really looking forward to this. 
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