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Bill Mimbu
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Posted: 29 March 2019 at 4:27pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Well Greg, I'm just following your lead from Page 2...
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I thought the windsock worked fine. For one thing, I did not recognize it as such until decades later. For another, it had the flat, featureless surface one might expect on something that had spent millions of years traveling thru intergalactic space.
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Posted: 29 March 2019 at 7:16pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Well Greg, I'm just following your lead from Page 2...
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I thought the windsock worked fine. For one thing, I did not recognize it as such until decades later. For another, it had the flat, featureless surface one might expect on something that had spent millions of years traveling thru intergalactic space.
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Agreed. It's weird-looking enough so as to be instantly recognizable, too.


As an aside, I read that the CGI version from the Remastered episode does have bits and pieces of weapon banks hidden in some of those nooks and crannies, as a nod to Spinrad's concept. The idea being that the machine was originally bristling with weapons, but all those years of being hammered by attacking ships had ground down the machine to just its primary antiproton beam weapon.
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Posted: 04 April 2019 at 7:34pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Welp.

I put in an order for "the windsock".

Got a mini USS Enterprise Hallmark ornament that might be small enough to position in front of maw.
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Any word on the length of this model?
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My own experience with the "planet killer" has been odd. When I did a follow-up story in NEW VISIONS (not really a sequel per se) there were a few negative comments based on my having assumed the crew had accurately figured out what the thing was.

It seems the "everything you know is a lie" approach as seeped so deeply into some corners of fandom that they cannot accept anything that says some things are just true as stated.

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Any word on the length of this model?

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8.50 inches, according to the Big Bad Toy Store
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Hm. Doesn't seem worth it. I'll have to ponder.
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Saw a review of the Eaglemoss Fesarius today. Too bad that one doesn’t light up, too!
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Posted: 02 September 2019 at 12:29pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Since this is a Star Trek Eaglemoss thread, posting this here...

My Planet Killer arrived last week, and got the batteries for it yesterday (Instructions says "needs 2x LR41" type, but better known as 384/392 from Duracell, and a bit pricey for each):



Pulled the 1995 Hallmark mini-ornament NCC-1701 out of storage for comparison.

No heft to the PK, since it was made from plastic, not diecast.

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The "looking down the maw" lighting effect looks more impressive in the photo, than with the naked eye.





Still undecided if this is going on the home display shelf.
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