ILM new Enterprise for JJ Abrams’ Star Trek film…

ooohh new USS Enterprise, how bad is it that I hear Isn’t She Lovely in my head when I see it? LOL!!!scifi pron!!! go to the scifiwire link to click on their image and expand it…


SciFiWire has the scoop in an interview with ILM:

….How updated is the Enterprise?

Roger Guyett, visual effects supervisor: When I was a kid—when I bought toys or when I built things—I always wanted stuff to move. And one thing that frustrated me about the original Enterprise was that nothing moves on it. It was just a very static thing. …

I don’t know how familiar you are with all of the terminology of the Enterprise, but there is a main hull, which is the big disk. There is a secondary hull, which is a tube, and then you have two engines. And at the front of the bottom sort of cylinder there is this thing called the “collection plate” [aka the navigational deflector in Trek parlance]. We made ours move, so it actually sort of comes out, and it grows, and you can move it around. We just made the whole thing much more contemporary.

And also when the ship goes into warp; of course, we had to create our version of warp, too, but you’ll see the fins actually split apart slightly. So it goes into kind of like a warp mode, and from my perspective, all of those things add a level of interest and … design to the whole process and make it so much more fun to work on every aspect of the process of the Star Trek world.

When you are on the Enterprise, you got to see a lot of the Enterprise. You can set different moments in the movie and different places— … the engineering room or corridor or medical bay—so that you feel the enormous extent of the Enterprise. …

April 17, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , . Entertainment, Fantasy, Film, Music, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Star Trek, Uncategorized.


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