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  1. April 17, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    Hey Steve, another clash of the titans won by you!
    From other issues, do you know what happened to Doug Drexlers blog, drexfiles? It’s gone, unfortunatelly with all reference material.

  2. 3 captainquirk66
    April 17, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    Steve, try swapping out just the chip instead of unsoldering and resoldering all of the connections.

  3. 6 Tim Duggan
    April 19, 2013 at 4:45 am

    A comment unrelated to this particular segment, but to TOS of ‘Star Trek’. Was reminded, recently, of a certain DS-9 episode titled “Trials and Tribble-ations”….Season 4, as I recall. (Of DS-9, of course). An attempt to stay close to Star Trek canon, in an unusual way, and by highlighting “one” of the most popular episodes of TOS.

    Of course, the shots of TOS Enterprise, NCC-1701 in this pretty well-done Episode were CGI.

    (HINT, to Steve…..your “Big-E” is indeed, screen accurate….but, you knew that already….)…..

    It is, despite the OVERLY-done “panel lines” on the Primary Hull, in the CGI depiction, worth a look just for the other details.

    A wonderful tribute to the “Original Episode” titled, “The Trouble With Tribbles”, written by David Gerrold. Which each and every Star Trek fan should know very well, already.

    I was drawn to a re-watch of the ‘DS-9’ version, because of a comment on a ST Movie DVD…regarding how Worf explained the Klingon facial differences…..that in itself, is funny too.

    (What is “also” a bit funny is….the word “Klingon” does not trigger my “SpellCheck”!! But, “SpellCheck” DOES!!! LOL!)

    OK, all, carry on as if nothing happened….(except, I am now in possession of the Polar Lights 1/350 TOS Enterprise kit, and yes….those pesky molded-in ‘grid-lines’, have got to go!!!

    Signing off, for now…


    • 7 djhannu
      April 20, 2013 at 4:58 pm

      From what I understand, the TOS E and K-7 in ‘Trials and Tribble-ations’ were both studio models built by Greg Jein, and not done in CGI.

      And despite what many people say, I’m leaving the grid lines on my 1/350 TOS E. It’s pretty clear, based on Matt Jeffries’ drawings, that he intended for there to be grid lines on the saucer.


      • April 20, 2013 at 5:04 pm

        Actually that’s not true and I have that information on authority of Doug Drexeler. Pencil lines only and he was resistant to that too. He had very good reasons but I’ll let Doug explain. Fill them in! 😉

  4. 9 Doug Drexler
    April 20, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Hi gang! In that very special episode, all of ship shots were physical models. They were photographed by Gary Hutzel. The models were built by Greg Jein. There was no CGI. It’s true. The original series starship had no scribed lines whatsoever.. There were some very fine pencil lines on the top of the saucer. Almost invisible. I inspected the model first hand before the incorrect restoration. Designer Matt Jefferies did not want a lot of surface detail. He felt it hurt the scale.

  5. 10 Doug Drexler
    April 20, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    Also that Matt’s diagrams are not true to the final incarnation of the model.

  6. 11 djhannu
    April 20, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    Sorry, I didn’t mean to turn this thread into YAGLD (Yet Another Grid Line Disagreement). Next we’ll be arguing about which direction the bridge faces, and where main engineering is. 🙂


  7. April 20, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    No there’s no disaggregation. Doug knows his stuff and so let the history speak as it has.

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