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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:20 pm    Post subject: New Wired Article - Super Hi-res photo of Worldcon Blaster Reply with quote

https://www.wired.com/2017/03/super-expensive-hollywood-props/#slide-1

https://assets.wired.com/photos/w_8256/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/props1.jpg


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice!

TFS.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

annnnnd saved! Awesome photo.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That picture went straight to the archive! Dan's collection is... just... wow... awesome!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TFS Talyn...love to see the gun up close and personal Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All the icons, Dan is truly collecting history.

Just gunna dust off my replica collection, have a little cry and tell myself everything`s fine. Shocked
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now, now Tim, I would be so happy to just have 1/10th of your props Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dan's collection is split between Chicago and LA. I've had the privilege is seeing his LA collection (which is the smaller) and its staggering.

Great hi-res image of the hero blaster but after going to all the trouble of shooting it so impeccably, why did they feel the need to desaturate the image it so..?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would be nice to see the other side..

I believe Karl's pictures take in 2006 show all this detail...and from so many more angles...

And it seems to be ageing...

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

racprops wrote:
Would be nice to see the other side..

I believe Karl's pictures take in 2006 show all this detail...and from so many more angles...

And it seems to be ageing...

Rich


I guess the main issue is that Karl's magnificent documentation was done prior to the restoration and so the pics don't show the blaster as it is today. if you browse through the complete set of the Tomenosuke images many of them show the blaster post restoration which (aside from the disgraceful wiring) is a far cry from the Worldcon blaster condition.

I have pics I took a couple of months back when I was with Dan and some of them show the other side:

















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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice set of pictures...got any close ups of the left side cover?? Showing the damage??

And as you pointed out Karl's pictures were of the prop some 24 some years after the filming..so it had aged from then. (1982 to 2006)

The Film is the only showing of the prop as it was during filming.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

racprops wrote:
Nice set of pictures...got any close ups of the left side cover?? Showing the damage??

And as you pointed out Karl's pictures were of the prop some 24 some years after the filming..so it had aged from then. (1982 to 2006)

The Film is the only showing of the prop as it was during filming.

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I only have a few that might work Rich. Here's a dropbox link to a zipped file with the pics at high-res mate:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/o1owx62gx3b4esy/Blaster_Damaged_Cover.zip?dl=0

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats it...nice shots...

Thanks.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reading the article I find myself finding fault with their report on the classic phaser.

I believe we (us fans) have found at least three hero phasers in the show.

And I do not really believe they used real Popsicle sticks on the handle just what they did LOOKED like Popsicle sticks.

And sadly they used the poor side of the Phaser in the picture, (This IS my good side Mr. Demill…)

My 2 cents worth…

Sadly such flaws put the rest of what is being said a little in Question….
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