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Greg Kirkman
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Posted: 13 February 2019 at 2:35pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

The weird thing is that V’Ger contains a digitized representation of its entire journey within the ship itself. Moons, planets, the Epsilon IX station, Ilia, etc, . Everything it encounters, even the machine-world which outfitted it. V’Ger digitizes (and thus destroys) everything it finds, and then stores it in memory. 

It would make a heck of a lot more sense to me if that massive, massive cloud was actually a digitized projection of everything V’Ger had encountered. Too much to project and keep a record of within the ship itself, and so the projection is turned outward. Many solar systems’ worth of planets and ships—in full scale, but densely packed together—slowly accruing during the journey back to Earth, with the simulation/projection slowly expanding further and further beyond the ship until it hit 82 (or 2) AUs. It would appear from outside to be a giant energy cloud, but then the Enterprise would enter the cloud and see the archive of everything V’Ger had encountered (and destroyed), before making her way to the center of the cloud and encountering V’Ger itself. 

That would be really cinematic! 

As it is, the cloud in the film really serves no purpose, aside from creating a sense of mystery, and to show off lots of FX shots as the Enterprise passes through.
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Posted: 13 February 2019 at 2:36pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

That great Jerry Goldsmith music had to play over something.
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Posted: 13 February 2019 at 9:02pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

So Greg, V'ger uploaded everything to The Cloud...

...Just like what happens these days.

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Posted: 13 February 2019 at 9:25pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Zing!
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Posted: 28 March 2019 at 9:16pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Eaglemoss is doing the Planet Killer:



Lights up as well:

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Posted: 28 March 2019 at 9:27pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

I wonder if that maw is big enough to stick the Eaglemoss V'Ger in it...
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Posted: 29 March 2019 at 5:41am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

But I can’t see stars thru it!
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Posted: 29 March 2019 at 12:06pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

But I can’t see stars thru it!

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LOL

Mentioned this before, but the Remastered Planet Killer still doesn't have the same impact with me as the TOS version, when it comes to the "looking down the maw" shots.
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Posted: 29 March 2019 at 12:47pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

I’ll confess, part of me really would like to see the hull semi-transparent!
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Posted: 29 March 2019 at 1:47pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Got my Spacedock Wednesday. All 200 mm of it. Obvious mold line down the center, but otherwise pretty nice.
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Posted: 29 March 2019 at 3:43pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

As the story goes, Norman Spinrad (writer of "The Doomsday Machine") was not pleased with the onscreen depiction of the Planet Killer. He envisioned a monstrous robot vessel bristling with weapons and evidence of many battles.

What he got instead was a windsock dipped in cement (...which you can indeed see stars through, due to flaws in the bluescreen matting process)!


I do wonder if they ever produced any concept art which was closer to Spinrad's original vision before constructing the onscreen model.

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I wonder if that maw is big enough to stick the Eaglemoss V'Ger in it...
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Naughty boy!


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