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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 9:07 am    Post subject: 2001 & The Phantom Menace Reply with quote

This was posted on the RPF (Not by me) and thought i'd show it here incase anyone didn't see it.

The 2001 EVA pod appears in TPM...



Pretty cool.

This next part isn't so good Sad

http://www.visual-memory.co.uk/faq/html/spacestation.html

This part is especially sad...

"I desperately wanted to take it home, but I only had a motor bike & a room 8 feet by 10 so it was not really workable. It was smashed up by kids a few days later."
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, this is kind of odd. I thought that Kubrick had all of the sets from 2001 destroyed after production wrapped. Specifically in order that no one could ever use them in another film. But it looks like the pod escaped for a while.

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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It isn't an original pod, but most likely made by someone on the film as an homage. It would be unlikely they shipped those out to Tunisia, if it had that much value. Even unlikely it could have been from 2010.

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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 6:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

andy wrote:
It isn't an original pod, but most likely made by someone on the film as an homage.


That's what people think on the RPF aswell.
Looks to me like it's CGI?
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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 6:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to Don Bies (the guy behind the R2D2)from Lucas Film; the pod was built by the prop dept. for this shot and is not from 2001/2010 or any other movies for that matter...hope it clears things up
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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great bit of info Joberg
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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the info Joberg, really glad to know no original props from Kubrick's masterpiece were used (or hurt !) in this really crappy movie !



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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It reminds me of the Millennium Falcon used in the city for Blade Runner. A guy in the model shop was making it for himself and then turned it into a building in in BR. It was never intended to be made for SW.

A cool tribute to the other movies and to their colleagues in the industry. Also a nice Easter egg for the fans.

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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SKIN JOB 66 wrote:
really glad to know no original props from Kubrick's masterpiece were used (or hurt !) in this really crappy movie !


Fred, look at the original post to see what did happen to the original models, not so good i'm afraid...

http://www.visual-memory.co.uk/faq/html/spacestation.html

...I hope you're sitting down Confused
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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"I desperately wanted to take it home, but I only had a motor bike & a room 8 feet by 10 so it was not really workable. It was smashed up by kids a few days later."

I would have draged that thing home with my teeth if I had to! bet he well regrets it now ($$$$$) Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BeastMaster wrote:

I would have draged that thing home with my teeth if I had to! bet he well regrets it now ($$$$$) Laughing


lol.
I would have tried harder aswell.
Anything would have been better than what happened to it in the end.

Oh man, it hurts to think about it now Sad
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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 7:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The model of the Millenium Falcon that serves as a building in BR was built by modelmaker Bill George (the one who built the Spinner).
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gaff87 wrote:
SKIN JOB 66 wrote:
really glad to know no original props from Kubrick's masterpiece were used (or hurt !) in this really crappy movie !


Fred, look at the original post to see what did happen to the original models, not so good i'm afraid...

http://www.visual-memory.co.uk/faq/html/spacestation.html

...I hope you're sitting down Confused


I don't want to look at this pic again, it broke my heart !

Sad

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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SKIN JOB 66 wrote:

I don't want to look at this pic again, it broke my heart !


I know what you mean Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah...and the Discovery (big scale)was left for a few weeks in a play-ground situated behind the studios so that children could play (destroy)it.
Kubrick learned about it and it was promptly removed and destroyed by studio staff. Crying or Very sad
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