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USS ENTERPRISE 1964 - Rare Pics

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Rare photos of the large USS Enterprise studio model circa 1964 at the Los Angeles model shop of Volmer Jensen; an aviation colleague of Star Trek Art Director Matt Jefferies. Below are rare and beatiful pictures of the completed 11 foot model as it awaited crosstown transport to the Howard A Anderson special effects studio. Thanks to Paul Frenczli for the pics.

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Back when cars ware cool and interesting. Ha, sorry, I just couldn't ignore them. :P The ship looks wonderful, but that's no news. :happy:

Thanks for sharing! As a history fan myself, I find all old documents, photos or texts interesting. You can look around and see how things ware and how they changed. You can even see that the ship desing fits perfectly with the surroundings. If this was taken today it would appear so out of place.

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Nice contrast, but I guess I prefer the 'living color' shots...

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The ancient NBC 'color' logo (NBC was Star Trek's original broadcast network)

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Fantastic pics, Gus - thanks fr posting. I've seen the top one before, but only ever repro'd in B&W, so it's fantastic to see a whole series of them, all in color.

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Speaking of color photos, here are rare shots of the model being filmed at Howard A Anderson studios. Enjoy,

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I guess these pics are for the second pilot circa 1965, just looking at the nacelles, but I am not sure. Enjoy.

EDIT UPDATE : Here are a  better looks at the nacelles, so these pics are definetely from production of THE CAGE or WHERE NO MAN HAS GONE BEFORE.

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Here is a few very rare behind the scenes pics of filming THE CAGE, my favorite Trek pilot and perhaps Roddenberry finest script (thanks to STAR TREK historian Bird of the Galaxy for scanning and restoring those pics)

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More hard to find THE CAGE pics.

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And thats all, folks. Its the Carnaval holiday here in Brazil, so have a nice week everybody.

Gus

 

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Those are great!  And yes, I follow Great Bird of the Galaxy on Flickr; love his stuff!

I still love that "Cage"-era Enterprise bridge; the black/silver/gray coloring.  Really nice.   Kind of wish they never added that primary red to it... 

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And have a great Carnival, Gus...;)

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A very rare photo from THE CAGE, Jeffrey Hunter and Susan Oliver. I love this unsold pilot with a passion.

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Gus

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A few concept designs for THE CAGE, showing Matt Jefferies original ilustrations for the USS Enterprise, the bridge and even Pike's quarters, 

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Enjoy !

G

 

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Those interior set sketches were done by Pato Guzman; I know, because I've seen those very images in the book, "The Art of Star Trek" that I bought about 20-odd years ago.   Obviously the budget would've never allowed for that kind of bridge, but it points in a direction to what Roddenberry later got with TNG...

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Thanks for the clarification, Sehlat. I also have THE ART OF STAR TREK and should have check this before posting. Oh well.

Gus

To quote Spock in TOS' Errand of Mercy,  "I endeavor to be accurate." :P

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A very unusual photo of Leonard Nimoy as Mr Spock

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Gus

That is an excellent portrait.  Even the flaws of the makeup seams along the ears are interesting to me (as a photography geek). 

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A few black and white photos of the USS Enterprise studio model and Howard Anderson Co. filmling for the second pilot in 1965.

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A screen test for Leonard Nimoy (with an unknown actress) as Spock minus the pointed years, done for THE CAGE, October 1964.

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And finally, screen tests of Majel Barrett, who would play the first officer "Number One", in the green make up later used by actress Susan Oliver as Vina.

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Gus

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I stumbled on some of these and decided to restore them.

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This one is Richard Datin and company in front of the shop where the Big E was built.

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If anyone has access to some full rez versions of these pics I would love to take a look at restoring them.

 

:)Spockboy

 

 

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In this image from a deleted scene filmed for "The Cage", a large portion of what will later be employed as the Laser Cannon targetting scope is seen originally mounted as a Bridge prop

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Gus

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In this image from a deleted scene filmed for "The Cage", a large portion of what will later be employed as the Laser Cannon targetting scope is seen originally mounted as a Bridge prop

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Gus

Interesting... I had no idea that parts of the laser cannon prop were used elsewhere. 

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