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    Kirk visits Mayberry

    Was watching a Star Trek episode called "City on the Edge of Forever" in which Kirk, Spock and Bones are transported via a time portal to 1920s era Chicago. In one scene he and a lady character, played by Joan Collins, are walking along down the sidewalk and look what they walk past. Any guesses which set they borrowed for Chicago?

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    Fun. I am amazed there isn't conspiracy theories about this one - next thing you know someone is going to suggest the moon landing was faked.

    My father in law was into theatre in the UK before he came to Canada (he apparently acted at the old Vic) and the legend goes that he knew Maggie Smith - he would go to Stratford (in Ontario) to help out and hang out with her - this could all be legend as there are some logistical gaps in the story.

    At any rate, one year I thought there might be pictures of this - so went to the archives where there are many many pictures of Shatner doing Shakespeare - fascinating and fun.
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    Ahhh, what could have been...


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    I always enjoy spotting things like this...where budget over rules accuracy. It makes sense. The original Star Trek communicator knobs where chrome plastic wheels from Aurora HO slot cars.

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    I watch more TV than I should. Included in that are re-runs on "MeTV". They have a commercial based on Kirk and Spock visiting Mayberry. See the link below.

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    Re: Kirk visits Mayberry

    Quote Originally Posted by dklawson View Post
    I watch more TV than I should. Included in that are re-runs on "MeTV". They have a commercial based on Kirk and Spock visiting Mayberry. See the link below.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfeenAf5phc
    I read that there were two episodes “City on the edge of Tomorrow” and “Miri” that were film on the Mayberry back lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brooklands View Post
    I always enjoy spotting things like this...where budget over rules accuracy. It makes sense. The original Star Trek communicator knobs where chrome plastic wheels from Aurora HO slot cars.

    000star_trek_classic_communicator.jpg
    Spotting movie mistakes or continuity errors is something I enjoy doing. In the movie "Core" there is a scene where thousands of birds, having lost their ability to navigate due to a collapsing magnetic field, are smashing into storefront windows. The birds look real enough, but are computer generated. Someone in the CA department had a sense of humor because if you watch real close, one of the birds is really peculiar (it's mixed in with hundreds of other birds and is only on screen for a flash):

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    In the movie "Twister" there is a scene where the pickup truck has it's windshield smashed but a piece of farm equipment, but in the very next scene the windshield has magically healed itself.

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    Windshield is magically healed next shot (and if you look at the side mirrors you can tell it's not the same truck):

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    Then, in Mr Smith Goes to Washington, the character "Jim Taylor" is talking to the senator when someone tells him he has a call. Between the time he is talking to the senator and the time he walks over and sits at his desk to take the call, his tie changes.

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    Once you start spotting those things, its hard not to. Was watching a show the other night with a guy sitting in a dentist chair, each time the point of view changed, the headrest was up then down then up and so on. Ands see how many time in a bar or restaurant scene the contents of plates and glasses change as camera angles do. Or collars up or down on clothes, hair position and on and on. Wonder sometimes exactly what those continuity people are really doing...

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    Re: Kirk visits Mayberry

    Quote Originally Posted by mikephillips View Post
    Once you start spotting those things, its hard not to. Was watching a show the other night with a guy sitting in a dentist chair, each time the point of view changed, the headrest was up then down then up and so on. Ands see how many time in a bar or restaurant scene the contents of plates and glasses change as camera angles do. Or collars up or down on clothes, hair position and on and on. Wonder sometimes exactly what those continuity people are really doing...
    One of my favorite movies of all time is Flight of the Phoenix (the original with Jimmy Stewart). In several scenes, there will be 2 or 3 actors talking and the camera view will change between them. When the camera view returns from actor 2 to actor 1, for example, the sky in scene has completely changed. One minute the sky behind an actor as cloudless, then a moment later the sky is full of cumulous clouds. They obviously shot those scenes over a period of different days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Basil View Post
    One of my favorite movies of all time is Flight of the Phoenix (the original with Jimmy Stewart). In several scenes, there will be 2 or 3 actors talking and the camera view will change between them. When the camera view returns from actor 2 to actor 1, for example, the sky in scene has completely changed. One minute the sky behind an actor as cloudless, then a moment later the sky is full of cumulous clouds. They obviously shot those scenes over a period of different days.
    Back when they made that movie they didn't have cloud storage or the sky would be the same. Just sayin
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    Re: Kirk visits Mayberry

    Kinda neat movie, only sad thing was when Paul Mantz died during the first attempt to fly that conglomeration of aircraft parts. Never could figure out why he would have taken such a chance in that thing. He was a good man and extremely knowledgeable in the aviation field.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAUL161 View Post
    Kinda neat movie, only sad thing was when Paul Mantz died during the first attempt to fly that conglomeration of aircraft parts. Never could figure out why he would have taken such a chance in that thing. He was a good man and extremely knowledgeable in the aviation field.
    There were actually several different aircraft used in that movie (From Wikipedia):


    The Arabco Oil aircraft:

    • Fairchild C-82A Packet, N6887C – flying shots.
    • Fairchild C-82A Packet, N4833V – outdoor location wreck.
    • Fairchild C-82A Packet, N53228 – indoor studio wreck.
    • Fairchild R4Q-1 Flying Boxcar (the USMC C-119C variant), BuNo. 126580 – non-flying Phoenix prop.


    The "Phoenix":

    • Tallmantz Phoenix P-1, N93082 – flying Phoenix aircraft. (This is the one Paul Mantz crashed)
    • North American O-47A, N4725V – second flying Phoenix. (This is most obvious in the final scene when they fly behind the hill near the remote oil field)
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    From what I've read the crash was during a reshoot of the landing when the original take was unusable for some reason. That's why you have the quick shot of the O-47 passing by but no actual landing film. They cobbled it together to cover the loss while trying not to be obvious it wasn't the same aircraft. Different time when guys like Mantz were more seat of the pants stunt guys.

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    speaking of visiting Mayberry,


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    Re: Kirk visits Mayberry

    Quote Originally Posted by PC View Post
    speaking of visiting Mayberry,
    Now that looks like it would be a LOT of fun!
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