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  •  This is going to be a hoot to tell Dad. (4+ / 0-)

    He was quite dismissive of Star Trek, did not like ANY sci fi stuff. He had a PhD, did R&D and loved the 3 Stooges. Polar opposites - I despise slap stick.

    Martin Luther King was a family icon. I'm going to have to send this to him and be sure Ellen makes him watch :)

    Re the set, remember how lousy it was? A lot of the deck was really cheap because the budget was so low. As I remember, Takai told a story about an episode that had a different director for it. It was possibly the third season because when the director wanted the cast to do something at the control deck, they explained to him the fans would protest. They knew what parts of the consoles that Takai and his Russian cohort sat at were supposed to be and if they weren't used probably, the complaints would be nasty. The director laughed it off at first, but eventually they convinced him.

    "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone. " Audrey Hepburn "A Beautiful Woman"

    by Ginny in CO on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 09:41:02 PM PST

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    •  There was a manual (2+ / 0-)
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      xynz, Ginny in CO

      for the set and props, which button on the console did what, so that the continuity could be maintained across the series. IIRC it was the first text book of Starfleet Academy.

      If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

      by CwV on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 05:58:46 AM PST

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