Wow!!! What a fun time it was to be working on a new Enterprise bridge and especially for the beautiful NX-01. The internal sets of this ship went through some pretty radical changes as it evolved,, Herman Zimmerman would always start with the bridge to set the tone for the overall architecture and then branch out carrying the details through the corridors and secondary rooms, based on this master blueprint. In the eary stages the consoles were being designed in an angled, tubular fashion; these ideas went a ways before the look changed to a more angular look. Next the nav station went through a wrap around configuration tied to the ceiling of the bridge by a fine metal bracing system. Elements were chosen and some dropped to come up with the next series of ideas, and in this process did the half curved console layout come to be. The final designs came to be quite elegant in nature, and this station was my favorite of all them. The sliding seat idea came from touring the Disney Cruise ship bridge and funny thing a guy nammed Jon Eaves from Australia was the one that gave me the tour!!! HAAA! What a funky coincidence, and when boarding the ship my name gave the security a little bit of a high tension moment!!! Anyways, here are the evolutionary concepts and some photos from the finished set to complete the design cycle. I finally found all the pictures I took of these sets, and it has to number close to 2000 images,,,well, I guess we won’t run out of subjects on the blog here for a while,,, HAAAAAA!
Archive for June 15th, 2009
Hey there. I found these charts over the weekend and had to stick them up. I believe one of these pages made it to the sketchbook but not all three, so here you are. I also found the Pantone color chart used in painting the Enterprise E for the First Contact physical miniature. I’ll post that one on “E” day. Enjoy. Here you go Bernd!!!! Note that in the first scale chart The “E” is still a Galaxy class starship.
Carlene has started the last stage of her cancer treatments, and that is to be done with about 13 to 14 days of Radiation. She had her first dose on Friday and is already feeling the awful side effects, so keep her in your prayers and I’ll keep you up and informed on how she is doing.
Well I have to apologize, there were so many comments and questions and requests last week and I still have not had time enough to give everyone a proper response, I so apologize for how busy things have been around here and I have read everything in a quick fashion and will try and catch up this week. Deanne McFarland joined on as a fellow administrator here on the blog and her job (that she assigned herself) is to fix my awful spelling and grammar,,, Like I say Wholly Cow and she say’s MMM that would be Holy Cow!! so thanks D for your brave proposal!!! Here are some quick in general answers, there really has not been a defined scale for the new Enterprise so it is all speculative, and the chart seen last week was only to show a comparison to what the mass might be in comparison to something familiar. Someone wrote a comment that I lost or deleted by accident and it was like this, you bought the sketchbook when you were 10 years old and now you’re a draftsman. If this was you write me back, and I am sorry I lost you. This week is going to be on the fly so I’ll keep up as best I can. Highlights to look forward to are this Friday will be The 55th Anniversary of “THEM”, and we will also have the art of Robert McCall day. There are some new recipients of the Starship award to be given out, 5 or 6 of them I believe, and all though I didn’t have time to scan, I did find all the photos from the model days of Red October and Star trek V, so sooner than later will be Greg Jein week. There will also be pin-up updates as well as what ever else I can get up. Thanks again for making the blog a fun place, and I will again try and get to all the comments. Thanks and have a great Monday and week.