Ultimate Tricorder Thread

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Mr. Nagata, Feb 19, 2006.

  1. Mr. Nagata

    Mr. Nagata Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Sort of like the thread about phasers that's been going for some time now. Let's see if we can catalogue all the tricorders from Star Trek, both screen-used and replica.

    I'm not sure about all the variations and replicas out there (and I must admit, my TOS knowledge is a bit lacking), but here's a preliminary list of all the screen-used tricorder versions I can think of:

    TOS tricorder
    TMP tricorfer
    WOK tricoder
    Trek III-VI tricorder

    TNG 1st Season Mark VI Science
    TNG 1st Season Mark VI Medical
    TNG 2nd/3rd Season Mark VI Medical (there was a different medical peripheral that appeared in later on--the one rodd.com sells)
    TNG 3rd/4th Season Mark VI Science (the Ed Miarecki version)
    TNG 3rd/4th Season Mark VI Medical (I'm not sure if this tric ever existed, but there were earlier versions that had the same graphic as the Mark VI's)
    TNG Mark VII Science
    TNG Mark VII Medical

    FC Mark X Medical
    Voyager Mark X Science
    DS9 Mark IX Science (I get confused which was a Mark IX, somebody please correct me)
    DS9 Weird tricorder variant (don't know what this is called, but it's that one with the big screen)
    Nemesis Mark X
    Nemesis tricorder (the flat one with the big screen)
     
  2. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Here's a few to get the party started.

    TOS
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    TOS Geological Tricorder
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    TMP
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    WOK
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    Type VI
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    Type VII
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    Type X
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    Nemesis
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  3. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    A few from my own collection

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  4. Jimbo890

    Jimbo890 Well-Known Member

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    I knew Phasepistol would have some nice pics.

    Here are a couple of mine:
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    that rodd.com's version.

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    is a mystery vintage version.

    and one more:
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  5. Jedi Lawja

    Jedi Lawja Well-Known Member

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    So nice.. Does anyone sell a static kit of the Nemesis tri?

    Jay
     
  6. jhusel

    jhusel Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Awesome thread...

    Here is the tricorder from Star Trek VI.
     
  7. MattMunson

    MattMunson Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Man, i have such a hard time getting behind those movie tricorders. Just never liked any of them, until the next gen movies hit. Dunno what the deal is. I don't think I'll ever collect them, despite the completist bug in me.
     
  8. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Ah yes... the Next Gen movies, which brought us the wonderful "Mister Tricorder"

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    ... and the above noted "Nemesis" PADD looking thing. :unsure

    - k
     
  9. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    A few more for you tricorder junkies...

    The "Uplink" seen in the "Let He Who Is Without Sin" episode of DS9 (this is basically a Mark X but with a little module on top and a swingarm "antenna")

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    ...the "Endgame" tricorder seen in the final episode of Voyager:

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    What is the deal on the "Endgame" BTW... is the antenna missing on the second shot? Or just folded down?

    And is it the same piece as on the DS9 prop? It looks smaller....

    - k
     
  10. MattMunson

    MattMunson Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    IIRC, there was a science and a medical version of the endgame. The med one had the swivel up arm. So, the second pic could either be the med version with the arm down, or the science version.

    There was also a tricorder seen in one episode of DS9 that had a working TV screen in it. Kind of a mix between a mark VII and something else. The ep was where dax was dorking about with the klingons or something.
     
  11. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    More tricorder anomalies:

    Here's that transitional Mark VI science tricorder seen in Year 4 of TNG... it has a smaller detachable scanner.

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    In Voyager "Eye of the Needle" we see old TNG Mk VIIs painted a maroon color and attached to wall panels in Sickbay

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    In TNG "The Enemy" we get a quick glimpse of a tricorder being internally modified... the lower panel in the scanner-cutout on the back is being replaced in these shots.

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    Here's that oddball DS9 tricorder with the big screen... this is not my screencap BTW. What episode is this from?

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  12. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    A nice prop-shot of a Mark VII from one of the TNG dvds "behind the scenes" segments

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  13. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Now this is a bizarre one... supposedly a "prototype" TNG tricorder, sold in a Profiles auction a few years ago

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    And here's a shot of the Mk VI and VII, from the book Art of Star Trek, I believe it is. Note the upside down decal on the VI.

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  14. Barnstormer

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    I've seen some veiled references to a "23rd Century Recorder" kit, which looked consistent to the "23rd Century Pistol" phaser kit. I've never been able to find concrete information on it. Anybody else heard of or seen one of these?
     
  15. Jimbo890

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    I have one of those kits. Nice actually. No strap came in my kit, but other than that, its a pretty darn close copy of the Rodd.com version. Not sure of the timeline, of which came first, I think the 23Cs came first.
     
  16. SPDOmegaRanger

    SPDOmegaRanger Well-Known Member

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    man i so need to get a working 29th century tricorder :( i love the design i have a stunt one i did but thats it :(
     
  17. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    The Voy 29th century tricorder I have is a modified Oregon Scientific clock... I think mine is the correct model, not entirely sure (there are other clocks that are close, which you can still buy).

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    - k
     
  18. Jedi Lawja

    Jedi Lawja Well-Known Member

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    Iee. What happened to the bottom of that poor tricorder? Is that a switch? Why is the paint so distressed? And what's with the black bar underneith the second graphics?

    Jay
     
  19. SPDOmegaRanger

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    its just a part where he needs to paint i would love to have a working one of those one day :( i can get the clock but have no heads or tails for the circuits and putting it together, i would love to buy one complete
     
  20. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Yeah the builder wasn't too precise on that one... :rolleyes

    It could be fixed up I guess, I'd have to strip it, plug the hole, repaint and redecal... haven't gotten around to it.

    - k
     
  21. Jedi Bailinkski

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  22. SurferGeek

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    Yeah, Ed does some outstanding work. Although almost everyone hates the job he did on the Enterprise restoration. Doesn't look anything like I remember seeing on TV or any screencaps. Not sure where the designs/colors came from... :(


    AND... Trek guys... Don't forget to vote for the new graphics:
    http://www.rpf.invisionzone.com/index.php?...ic=106138&st=40
     
  23. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I have recently come to believe that all the markings on Miarecki's restored 11-foot Enterprise were actually THERE during filming... it's just that he "emphasized" them too much.

    I never used to believe that there were gridlines on the bottom of the saucer, for example... but now I think they were there.

    He just rendered everything too vividly is all... Too heavy on the airbrush. Note how on the unretouched TOP side of the saucer, the gridlines are just faint pencil marks. The lines on the rest of the ship should have been equally faint.

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    - k
     
  24. hyperdyne

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    I only have a couple trics. No screen used for me either. I am all about the lights. :p

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  25. SurferGeek

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    :eek: <Envy... not sick...
     
  26. SurferGeek

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    That was my point, didn't mean to say that everything was wrong, just too much. The grid lines are WAY over exagerated. It just looks wrong... :(
     
  27. SPDOmegaRanger

    SPDOmegaRanger Well-Known Member

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    Pretty Lights, oh dam there mesmerising rofl awesome tricorders hyperdyne
     
  28. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I'm blind. I see nothing but pretty blinkie lights. B)
     
  29. SirJediKnightTim

    SirJediKnightTim Well-Known Member

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    Any cheap way of making a nice original series tricorder?
     
  30. YenChih Lin

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    The christmas tree is pretty pale now against that battery of blinkies :lol - Oops wrong season :angel :D
     

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