It has been quite some time since I have done any work on the various Enterprise related projects. “Real life” as it is injected itself some time ago. Beginning with quite a few life changes, and taking a break from Star Trek-related stuff, and doing some work on a different “geek”interest I have had since my teens. That being a fantasy-RPG game system and world named Hârn. I began making an electronic wiki-based version of all the voluminous material I had accumulated over the decades.Continue reading
A little over a week ago, I received an item I purchased via eBay. It was the shipping container used for the United States Navy’s AN/SSQ-47B sonobuoys. Why you may ask? Because it is actually one of the most widely re-purposed real-world object used as a prop and set decoration within the Star Trek universe.
Been a while since I have posted. But been even longer looking for over a year now for the found item that was used to create the conical shaped material container first used in several scenes in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (TWOK).
The other day I cross-posted my piece about my work-in-progress digital 3D model of the travel pod door over in the Star Trek prop community at The Fleet Workshop. In the thread there that followed, Scott Fe asked some questions which lead to some more explanations about my travel pod door model exploration.
“Mankind will reach maturity on the day it learns to value diversity—of life and ideas. To be different is not necessarily to be ugly; to have a different idea is not necessarily to be wrong. The worst thing that could happen is for all of us to look and think and act alike.”
— Gene Roddenberry