I Found Some Crispy.

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  1. Mola Rob

    Mola Rob Sr Member

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    I was going through some old family possessions and I came across this thingÂ…

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    I looked at it for a bit and then opened it up. Being a big Trek geek I couldnÂ’t help but think it looked like a communicator in a wayÂ…

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    Inside I was surprised to find something that looked like Phaser Crispy. I unscrewed it and looked at the back and there was a diamond pattern similar to the Crispy pattern.

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    I grabbed my camera and took some pics to share. You just never know what you will find buried away in some box. Weird.

    Thanks Wackychimp.
     
  2. blufive

    blufive Sr Member

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    Neato. What is it?
     
  3. GeneralMayhem

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    Is that a flash attachment?
     
  4. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    It's the long-lost Prototype Communicator Prop, hand made by Wah Chang. Roddenberry hated it, but was heard to remark, "but that patterned foil there has got possibilities." B)
     
  5. Reaper57

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    what Karl meant to saw was it looks like an early 60's folding bulb type flash unit. :p

    john :cool



    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(phase pistol @ May 4 2006, 11:49 PM) [snapback]1238702[/snapback]</div>
     
  6. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Yeah, that's what I... meant to saw. :confused
     
  7. Mola Rob

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    Its a Kodak Pocket Flasholder model B-1 made in the late fifties early 60's. Maybe Wah had one and thought it would make a cool looking space thingy.
     
  8. Mola Rob

    Mola Rob Sr Member

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    So what is the origin of the crispy anyway. Has it ever been discovered?
     
  9. Reaper57

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(The Watchman @ May 5 2006, 04:47 PM) [snapback]1239126[/snapback]</div>

    i have one of the old ice trays that used to be believed to be the source.

    never compared the pattern to a known piece though.

    john :cool
     
  10. Mola Rob

    Mola Rob Sr Member

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    Cool. Do you have any pics?
     
  11. blufive

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    The "mystery" piece also has a thumbwheel.

    :)
     
  12. Reaper57

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(The Watchman @ May 5 2006, 08:30 PM) [snapback]1239218[/snapback]</div>

    found his one a while back at an old ladies house, she was using it to feed her cat in, cat lost his "dish" :angel

    have not cleaned it but it looks close .

    the top is sharper than the bottom.


    john :cool

    oh , and yes i did add a jewel to my MR ,,,, hang me up and whip me. :lol
     
  13. Mola Rob

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    Awesome. Thanks for the pic. The jewel looks nice on the MR, I would like to add one to mine and fatten up the body a little as well. :p

    The thumbwheel on the flasholder did not escape my attention. Its actually used to attach the flasholder to the camera. I will take some pics tomorrow of the whole setup if anyone is interested.

    Hey blufive there is something very disturbing about your avatar although I can't quite pin it down. :confused
     
  14. blufive

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    The avatar is a screencap from the first season Star Trek TOS episode "What Are Little Girls Made Of?". Shatner is holding a stalactite he broke from the ceiling of the cave.

    :D
     
  15. GeneralMayhem

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    But why did Kirk have to choose one that looks like a piece of anatomy to bash someone with?
     
  16. Mola Rob

    Mola Rob Sr Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(blufive @ May 5 2006, 10:58 PM) [snapback]1239270[/snapback]</div>
    I recognize the scene, it just reminds me of A Clockwork Orange a little too much. :lol
     
  17. blufive

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    I've been wondering if it was some sort of joke the prop guys or someone else on the set was playing.

    :)
     
  18. redshirt

    redshirt Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Anyone find any current items with the Aluminum 60 degree extra crispy diamond pattern? I haven't had any luck at Walgreens.
     
  19. blufive

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    I've only found one case and I sent that off to the machine shop to have it laser cut. I haven't been able to locate any more.

    :(
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(redshirt @ May 7 2006, 07:58 PM) [snapback]1240287[/snapback]</div>
    Not real sure about the angle but check out the Texas Hold Um sets at Wal Mart.
     
  21. Reaper57

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(blufive @ May 6 2006, 10:18 PM) [snapback]1239738[/snapback]</div>

    well now we have proof of how BIG Shatner "ego" is. :p

    it looks like he has a firm grip on it though. :rolleyes

    john :cool
     
  22. Mola Rob

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    Could that be the reason Kirk was so popular with the ladies? :lol
     
  23. Reaper57

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    <div class='quotetop'>(The Watchman @ May 9 2006, 08:55 PM) [snapback]1241648[/snapback]</div>

    remember,

    he did say " to boldly go where NO MAN HAS GONE BEFORE" :lol :lol :lol

    JOHN :cool
     

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