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Trek Nation 33" Enterprise

Discussion in 'Production Made Costumes and Props' started by micdavis, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. micdavis

    micdavis Master Member

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    Did you catch the Rod Roddenberry Documentary?

    I believe there were at least 2 maybe 3 shots of what looks to be the 33" Model.

    Take a look.
     
  2. Roger Ramjet

    Roger Ramjet Sr Member

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    I think that was the model Gene kept in his Home Office that he either loaned to someone who never returned it or it was stolen. It has not been seen since the 70's.
     
  3. Search4

    Search4 Active Member

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    Its like the missing link. Would be amazing if it reappeared.
     
  4. Roger Ramjet

    Roger Ramjet Sr Member

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    Here is a shot of it:

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  5. Apollo

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    Maybe Rod was cleaning out some closets.
     
  6. micdavis

    micdavis Master Member

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    You all know of the bottom of the pool story. Right?
     
  7. JMChladek

    JMChladek Sr Member

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    A few other shots from those home movies were used in the A&E Biography of Gene many years ago (over a decade). It is indeed the 33" model near as I can tell. I can imagine Trek Nation comes out on DVD or BluRay, somebody is probably going to do screen caps of those shots for reference.

    As for the pool toy story, I think I might chalk that one up to "molds destroyed in infamous train wreck" type of urban legend. Of course, Gene and Majel are gone now and Rod probably has no recollection one way or the other due to his age at the time.
     
  8. feek61

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    I heard the pool story was an urban legend. The real story I think is that someone borrowed if (for a convention or something) and never returned it. It sure would be nice if it showed up one day.
     
  9. Apollo

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    :lol Yep! :lol


     
  10. Search4

    Search4 Active Member

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    Saw the beginning of the documentary last night... very interesting, actually, and a different spin that i would have thought.

    The 33" model brought a tear to my eye.
     
  11. wizardofthenorth

    wizardofthenorth Active Member

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    Another of the 33
     
  12. JMChladek

    JMChladek Sr Member

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    Now lets be honest. When the 1/350 Enterprise kit comes out, it is going to be about as large as the 33" model. Lets be honest here, once we finish our projects, how many of us are considering posing with the model like Captain Kirk is in that famous publicity photo? ;)
     
  13. BolianAdmiral

    BolianAdmiral New Member

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    I will. There, I said it.
     
  14. micdavis

    micdavis Master Member

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    Why WOULDN'T you?
     
  15. simonwaters

    simonwaters Active Member

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    oh if i had the uniform i so would pose with the 1/350 tos enterprise like kirk.
     
  16. konar

    konar Well-Known Member

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    Uniform not necessary! Go for it... this photo is a few years old (before I committed "youthenasia" by losing 40 lbs, facial hair and shaving bald) -- it was my official work photo (for proposals, etc.) for over a year!

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  17. feek61

    feek61 Sr Member

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    I did one of my nephew with my MR a few years ago.
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  18. Search4

    Search4 Active Member

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    I sense a "caption this" thread coming.
     
  19. JMChladek

    JMChladek Sr Member

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    Its weird, but in that shot you look like you are about to play the model like a banjo (I don't know why I thought that). Very cool though!
     
  20. Xenophon1

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    Okay, you asked for it:


    "We're now calling witness J.T.K., whose identity must be protected due to his young age. Now, show me on the model where he touched you, young man..."




    [Apologies in advance, no offense intended. Blurred faces just remind me of Court TV!]
     

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