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Bill Mimbu
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Posted: 13 February 2019 at 9:02pm | IP Logged | 1 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 | 2 post reply

Zing!
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Posted: 28 March 2019 at 9:16pm | IP Logged | 3 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 | 4 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 | 5 post reply

But I canít see stars thru it!
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Posted: 29 March 2019 at 12:06pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

But I canít see stars thru it!

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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 | 7 post reply

Iíll 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 | 8 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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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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Well Greg, I'm just following your lead from Page 2...
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I thought the windsock worked fine. For one thing, I did not recognize it as such until decades later. For another, it had the flat, featureless surface one might expect on something that had spent millions of years traveling thru intergalactic space.
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Posted: 29 March 2019 at 7:16pm | IP Logged | 13 post reply

Well Greg, I'm just following your lead from Page 2...
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I thought the windsock worked fine. For one thing, I did not recognize it as such until decades later. For another, it had the flat, featureless surface one might expect on something that had spent millions of years traveling thru intergalactic space.
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Agreed. It's weird-looking enough so as to be instantly recognizable, too.


As an aside, I read that the CGI version from the Remastered episode does have bits and pieces of weapon banks hidden in some of those nooks and crannies, as a nod to Spinrad's concept. The idea being that the machine was originally bristling with weapons, but all those years of being hammered by attacking ships had ground down the machine to just its primary antiproton beam weapon.
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Posted: 04 April 2019 at 7:34pm | IP Logged | 15 post reply

Welp.

I put in an order for "the windsock".

Got a mini USS Enterprise Hallmark ornament that might be small enough to position in front of maw.
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Posted: 05 April 2019 at 6:58am | IP Logged | 16 post reply

Any word on the length of this model?
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My own experience with the "planet killer" has been odd. When I did a follow-up story in NEW VISIONS (not really a sequel per se) there were a few negative comments based on my having assumed the crew had accurately figured out what the thing was.

It seems the "everything you know is a lie" approach as seeped so deeply into some corners of fandom that they cannot accept anything that says some things are just true as stated.

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Posted: 05 April 2019 at 8:20am | IP Logged | 18 post reply

Any word on the length of this model?

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8.50 inches, according to the Big Bad Toy Store
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Posted: 05 April 2019 at 8:29am | IP Logged | 19 post reply

Hm. Doesn't seem worth it. I'll have to ponder.
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Posted: 06 April 2019 at 1:11pm | IP Logged | 20 post reply

Saw a review of the Eaglemoss Fesarius today. Too bad that one doesnít light up, too!
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