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ENTERPRISE 1979 - Rare Photos

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I just LOVE the refit Enterprise model.   Beautiful! :)

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The old girl is still the most beatiful ship.

Still hoping that they will release the SPECIAL LONGER TV VERSION and the DIRECTORS EDITION of TMP on Blu-Ray !

Gus

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March 28, 1978 Star Trek The Motion Picture Press Conference to announce the movie was being made just 2 1/2 weeks after Star Trek Phase II had been cancelled.

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Gus

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A few more photos of the larger shuttle airlock model, the travel pod shuttle model and the klingon cruiser model.

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Enjoy.

Gus

 

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I've seen the actual travel pod model myself!  At the Long Beach ST Exhibit, back in 2008....

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Unfortunately I didn't think to have someone standing nearby for scale, but the Galileo shuttle on the bottom was about 4.5' long (about 1.3 meters).

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Great pics and look, its the STAR TREK V shuttlecraft model. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.................

Thanks, SehlAT

Gus

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Great pics and look, its the STAR TREK V shuttlecraft model. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.................

Thanks, Sehlat.

Gus

Thought you might appreciate that... here's another (this was my best shot of it):

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Thanks, Sehlat, love this shuttlecraft model.

Here more photos of the USS Enterprise model under construction during production of THE MOTION PICTURE. You can see Gene Roddenebrry, Robert Wise and Robert Abel taking a look at the model under construction at Magicam. This was of course before Abel FX company was fired and he was replaced by Douglas Trumbull, who saved the movie.

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I just love STAR TREK THE MOTION PICTURE. Dont get me wrong, I love the Harve Bennett and Nick Meyer movies, but ST TMP was my introduction to the series, it was big, serious, epic and I love it for being great STAR TREK and at the same time, being the most cerebral Trek since THE CAGE. Today I found this 30-minute interview with William Shatner recorded in 1979, when the star promotes the first STAR TREK movie. Watch it.
 

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What follows are a variety of rare pre-production photos which surfaced on the net featuring William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and the late Persis Khambatta in make-up and costume screen tests for the 1979 movie STAR TREK THE MOTION PICTURE.

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Gus.

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Persis Khambatta was, IMHO, one of the most lovely women to ever to grace a movie screen.

Such a shame... :(

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My pleasure !

I love STAR TREK THE MOTION PICTURE. I think this movie isa classic and very underrated.

Gus

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3 reasons that made me love STAR TREK THE MOTION PICTURE (1979)

RIP Persis Khamabatta

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^
The late Persis Khambatta was truly a beautiful woman... 

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She was beatiful and a very talented actress - Ilia was a difficult role and she played her (and the probe) very well.

I cant believe she died at the young age of 49.

Gus

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She was beatiful and a very talented actress - Ilia was a difficult role and she played her (and the probe) very well.

I cant believe she died at the young age of 49.

Gus

I remember reading that and I couldn't believe it.  

And yes, I'm glad I'm not the only one that recognizes what a difficult role the Ilia-probe must have been.  When she played the probe, she wouldn't allow herself to blink.   She said that she'd just un-focus her eyes to give them that 'dead' look required for the probe.  I also read in The Making of TMP that she went temporarily blind during the ending's 'fusion' scene with Decker because they used a helicopter searchlight on set, and that she was so 'in character' that she kept her eyes open the entire time (!).  

That's dedication.  

RIP, Ms. Khambatta.   

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March 28, 1978 Star Trek The Motion Picture Press Conference to announce the movie was being made just 2 1/2 weeks after Star Trek Phase II had been cancelled.

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A few more pics from the production of STAR TREK THE MOTION PIDCTURE, one of my favorite movies, very underrated, epic, cerebral TREK

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Gus

 

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TMP was a very interesting experiment.  I still enjoy it very much.  Yes, it has flaws, but I think that of all the ST movies, it feels the most genuinely 'science fiction.'  I also admire that the crew never resorts to firing their phasers, nor is V'ger treated like just another enemy combatant.   It is approached with caution, awe and a genuine curiosity; despite the clear threat it poses to Earth.    

I don't think we'll ever see a ST movie like it ever again. 

However, I do hold out hope that maybe a new ST series could bring some of that sense of wonder back.

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