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ST:VI TUC Operation Retrieve (In More Ways Than One)

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  1. bobatrek

    bobatrek Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Can you guess what my latest prop acquisition is? And no, it's not Rene's laser pointer...

    My long term plan is to recreate these in all their natural beauty, and offer limited sets of them.

    Why the need to recreate? Because after ST:VI TUC wrapped, these were thrown in the trash heap. GASP!!! Yup, we all know that's what they did back then. But we can all thank Penny Juday for rescuing them.

    "We've prepared Operation retrieve based on the rising danger of terrorism between the Klingon Empire and the Federation.

    "Sir, we can go in, rescue the hostages, and get out in 24 hours with an acceptable rate of loss in manpower, and equipment.

    "We have the technology to..."

    "Yes, yes, but suppose you precipitate a full-scale war?"

    "Then quite frankly Mr. President, we can clean their Kronometers."

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  2. TheMadGasser

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    AWESOME!!! I hope that the Klingon Map didn't get tossed. I've been trying to recreate it in my spare time.
     
  3. renaissance_man

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    Sean, that is really cool.

    I found it interesting that in the film they opted for a paper prop, but when you consider it carefully it makes sense, if those invasion plans were digital it would be easy for an enemy to hack into the Starfleet database and steal them and prepare a counter attack.

    Nice prop, wishing you the best of luck with it.
     
  4. Quinn

    Quinn Active Member

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    What a cool prop to have. I look forward to see what you do with it.
     
  5. bobatrek

    bobatrek Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    What's funny, is later in the movie there is a scene with the Klingon ambassador in the Federation President's office and the "CLASSIFIED" plans are seen in the background open to one of the pages. So much for Operational Security.
     
  6. bobatrek

    bobatrek Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I'm thinking somewhere between half and quarter size, to include the plexiglass backing and metal bar/holder.
     
  7. bikemancs

    bikemancs Well-Known Member

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    What the heck is Odo doing on earth?!

    Nice score man!
     
  8. bobatrek

    bobatrek Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Founder recon, and thanks!

     
  9. Inquisitor Peregrinus

    Inquisitor Peregrinus Master Member

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    Definitely will be following your progress with this. That's one prop that we dissected to the best of our ability with VHS and DVD back in the day (gods, fifteen years ago now :facepalm) over on an older forum I used to frequent before Star Trek faded out. I don't think I realized the Lantree was part of the mission stable. Sweet TNG callback, there.

    If my opinion has any weight, I and the friend I told about this would prefer something at the larger end of what you propose. Smaller than half-scale starts to get squinched.

    --Jonah
     
  10. JoeRalat

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    This sucker is on my list to recreate. I would like to add a few pages on my own design to it as well. :D
     
  11. kertratz

    kertratz Well-Known Member

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    Hey Sean, cant wait for my set! Loved the other graphics you sent too. Thanks you, that was very generous of you.
     
  12. bobatrek

    bobatrek Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I can't wait also! LOL I've finished the first page and about a third of the second. I'm doing this in my spare time, so, not that often. But I'm still working on it.
     
  13. tim

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    Fantastic prop! Glad to see that it was rescued from the trash heap and is now in good hands. :)
     
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  14. newworld

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    Hey that looks familiar!! :thumbsup

    Don
     
  15. bobatrek

    bobatrek Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Pages one and two are done. I told you this would take a while...

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    And yes, these are vectored for full size printing. :)
     
  16. PHArchivist

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    Sweet! Goofy scene from the film, but very cool project!
     
  17. bobatrek

    bobatrek Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I know it's been a while, but four pages out of the five are complete, with the fifth about 85% done.

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  18. VDOVault

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    Those look great! I too kind of wondered why flip charts but then again renaissance_man above pretty much nailed how they'd be preferable to the usual digital sci-fi affair (though of late I'm gaining an appreciation for practical over digital in general).
     
  19. bobatrek

    bobatrek Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    And the final page, just not in order...

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  20. Elderscrollsfan

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    Been a while since I saw the movie, but is that scene filmed in an altered "ten forward"?
     
  21. Treadwell

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    Yesssir!
     
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  22. lucamauri

    lucamauri New Member

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    Dear BobaTrek, pardon me for the vary basic question, but… where are this cards available?

    And can you tell the same for the files you prepared to print them from?
    Would it be possible to embed some version of them in a Star Trek-related wiki we maintain?

    Thanks
     

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