enterprise-e engineering corridor

Here is a rare shot of the Ent-E engineering corridor. Note the translights at the end of the hall which lets you know that the optimum use of this location, from a camera’s point of view is from the center of the set. This set was realized for ST Nemesis and is where Riker first encounters Shinzon’s Viceroy.

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37 Responses to “enterprise-e engineering corridor”

  1. 1 MikeZ
    May 11, 2011 at 11:05 am

    Gotta appreciate the design and the workmanship.
    Sadly the whole scene just wastes time to provide padding for an already extremely weak script (just like the dune buggy race, the disco light show, the fistfight next to an even bigger light show, …).

    • 2 johneaves
      May 11, 2011 at 11:22 am

      What was fun about working on these shows were to see all of this Work first hand,, weather or not the movie was going to be good or not really didn’t effect the incredible craftsmanship and hours we spent roaming around these very cool places. Hollywood magic at it’s best!!!,, I agree with you about what was seen on the screen by the way, HAAAA!

  2. 3 Chris
    May 11, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    This kind of screams Alien but without the gritty filth that cakes the mechanics. Although i have to admit that this utility tunnel seems rather large for even though the Sovereign class is a big ship. I see bits of Borg panels here and there as well. I have to admit that there is much good detail here. DO you know what part of the ship this is supposed to be located in? I thought that the drop where the Viceroy fell was a bit over the top deep. I guess for drama and danger that the script calls for that there has to be some exaggerated elements of the ship. The new Enterprise is even more so in this area.

  3. 11 Scott D
    May 11, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    Curious John, is this Deck 26?

    And also, what was that giant chasm that Riker and the Viceroy fought over if that was the bottom of the ship? Always reminds me of Star Trek 5’s 74 Decks.

    • 12 johneaves
      May 11, 2011 at 8:24 pm

      It wasn’t a real chasm it was a Jedi Mind trick and they were really fighting on the halo deck with the safety protocols removed!!!!

  4. 13 Matt Boardman
    May 11, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    Man, it has been awhile since I have seen Nemesis. I remember the corridor, but I think I was a bit on the confused side as to where they were. Well, now I know and knowing’s half the battle, right? Pretty darn cool detail for sure! Wish there was some place out there that all these fantastic sets could be retired to after they were done. The fact that all that craftmanship is destroyed is sad times!

  5. 15 DeanneM
    May 11, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    That’s some nice lighting.

    I like Nemesis for certain elements, if I’m not too concerned about the story as a whole. I do wish the TNG crew got another chance to go out in style.

    I’m a fan of the Scimitar design and love to see a hefty amount of Eaves designs at work…the argo AND it’s buggy are cool (I so want the buggy) and the Scorpion, Sa-weet. I want one to commute in. 😀

    • 16 johneaves
      May 11, 2011 at 8:29 pm

      The Scorpion was in PHX not to long ago. you should have commandeered it for yourself. the buggy was very fun to watch as it ripped up the desert

      • 17 DeanneM
        May 11, 2011 at 9:24 pm

        I was Eying the Full Scale Scorpion and figuring out my route out of the Arizona Science Center when I noticed a couple of alert security personnel eying ME….

      • 18 johneaves
        May 11, 2011 at 9:35 pm

        you should have called Miss Kay for a back up distraction!!!

      • 19 R.J.Minnes
        May 12, 2011 at 11:29 am

        LOL…As private Ryan said “That’ll do it!”

  6. 20 JNG
    May 11, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    A piece of door signage suggested they might have been on Deck 9. At least that is a deck that actually exists on the ship as designed. 🙂

  7. 23 evil_genius_180
    May 11, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    I always just laugh in First Contact:

    “This ship has 24 decks”

    “The Borg have taken decks 26 through 11.”

    26?? Can someone not count? And the BS story they came up with to cover the mistake: Maybe decks 25 and 26 are “top secret.” Top secret decks on a starship?! Top Secret from who?! Do you have to have a special key to access them or what? It’s riot, I tell you, just riot. 😀

    Awesome picture, I love these special glimpses into parts of the ship I’d forgotten about. This ship had too short a run and we didn’t get to see enough of it for my taste. It’s been a while since I’ve seen Nemesis but I think I remember the scene.

    • 24 Boris
      May 11, 2011 at 9:10 pm

      Rick Sternbach drew 23 decks on his ten-footer construction drawings, with a clear mapping to window rows and other exterior features. Perhaps there are parts of the ship with half-decks below Deck 16 (which was pointed out on the MSD in FC), but it wouldn’t be reasonable to contradict the main deck lines, however strangely they may be numbered.

      • 25 johneaves
        May 11, 2011 at 9:38 pm

        We’ll just have to say that some of the crew are just forgetting their on the E and remembering when they were on the D

      • 26 evil_genius_180
        May 11, 2011 at 10:58 pm

        It kind of reminds me of some of the novels where the authors didn’t quite get their numbers right and the Enterprise-D would have a hull breach on deck 54 or Voyager would have a breach on deck 19. The only thing I want to know is, if it happens on an nonexistent deck, does it count as a hull breach? (kinda like the ol’ tree falling in a forest when nobody is around ;))

  8. May 11, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Shame we won’t see this girl on the big screen again.
    Alway nice to see part better that you don’t in the film or TV show.

    Thanks for sharing.

    • 28 johneaves
      May 12, 2011 at 5:52 am

      she did have a short life,,, and I have to say Tom Arp and his construction crew always made sets that were far and away better than they needed to be. the Trek sets still stand as the best of any show I’ve been on.

  9. 29 Buckaroohawk
    May 11, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    If I remember correctly, Riker mentions they’re on Deck 26 when they encounter the Remans and he takes off after the Viceroy. They slide through that tube, then battle it out on the catwalk across the chasm. The catwalk then starts to break away (proof of excellent 24th century craftsmanship) 😉 and the Viceroy falls to his death.

    In my mind, I always figured Riker and the Viceroy were fighting in the warp core ejection tube. That could explain why they were supposed to be on one of the lowest decks, yet there was still enough of a drop to finish off the Viceroy. As to why there was a catwalk crossing the tube; perhaps it was an extendable maintenance walkway that, when not in use, would pull back to leave the tube unobstructed. That’s the great thing about Trek fans…we’re really good at coming up with explanations for inconsistencies!

    • 30 johneaves
      May 12, 2011 at 5:48 am

      yeah since it starts on 26 and he falls at least 20 more decks, the Viceroy must hit bottom at about deck 46 or 50 and blast those cheap fasteners, they always break under pressure

      • 31 Z3R0B4NG
        May 15, 2011 at 1:40 am

        *puts tinfoil hat on*

        I say they made these errors intentionally, as running gag.
        They knew that we Trek Nerds would keep talking about this nonsense for YEARS!

        …and the casual viewer will never even notice that stuff!

      • 32 Boris
        May 15, 2011 at 7:38 am

        “Star Trek” no longer HAD casual viewers at the time. Casual viewers watched “The Sopranos”.

    • 33 Boris
      May 12, 2011 at 10:42 am

      No, they started on Deck 9 or thereabouts according to the doorsign, so there could’ve been a number of decks for a moderate chasm. How they got there so quickly after breaching through the mysterious Deck 29 (not 26, that’s FC) is another matter.

      But the real question is, why didn’t you warn the producers as soon as you had read the script ;)? For that matter, why didn’t Mike Okuda, unless he was overridden?

  10. 34 Iwata
    May 14, 2011 at 10:47 am

    John is that Borg stuff on the Wall or something ?

    • 35 MikeZ
      May 14, 2011 at 10:55 am

      Would make sense to integrate vacuformed shapes available from previous projects.

    • 36 Z3R0B4NG
      May 15, 2011 at 1:25 am

      The Borg had half the ship assimilated in FC, it only makes sense if the Feds would had not cleaned out *everything*… some pieces are inactive, others might work better.

      And as far as i’m concerned, if it doesn’t glow green, it’s probably inactive.

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