The director's approach to Zodiac was to create a look mundane enough Various - TransAmerica: Film + Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (DVD) audiences would accept that what they were watching was the truth. The filmmakers also did not want to glamorize the killer or tell the story through his eyes. We didn't want to make the sort of movie that serial killers would want to own," Fincher said. Savides' first experience with the Viper Filmstream camera was shooting a Motorola commercial with Fincher.
From there, he used it on Zodiac. Fincher wanted to make sure that the camera was more inclined towards film production so that the studio would be more comfortable about using it on a project with a large budget.
To familiarize himself with the camera, he "did as many things 'wrong' as I possibly could. I went against everything I was supposed to do with the camera.
Fincher and Savides used the photographs of William EgglestonStephen Shore 's work from the early Seventies, and actual photos from the Zodiac police files. It is not technically perfect. There are some flaws but some are intended. Principal photography began on September 12, The filmmakers shot for five weeks in the San Francisco Bay Area and the rest of the time in Los Angeles, bringing the film in under budget, wrapping in February The film took days to shoot. Some of the cast was not happy with Fincher's exacting ways and perfectionism.
Some scenes required upward of 70 takes. Gyllenhaal was frustrated by the director's methods and commented in an interview, "You get a take, 5 takes, 10 takes. Some places, 90 takes. But there is a stopping point. There's a point at which you go, 'That's what we have to work with. So there came a point where I would say, well, what do I do? Where's the risk? I think I'm a perfect person to work for him, because I understand gulags ". You can put your expectations aside and have an experience that's new and pushes and changes you, or hold on to what you think it should be and have a stubborn, immovable journey that's filled with disappointment and anger.
For the murder of Cecelia Shepard at Lake Berryessa, blood seepage and clothing stains were added in post-production. Fincher did not want to shoot the blood with practical effects because cleaning the costumes after every take would take too long, so the murder sequences were done with computer-generated CG blood. The area had changed significantly over the years and residents did not want the murder to be recreated in their neighborhood, so Fincher shot the sequence on a bluescreen stage.
Production designer Donald Burt gave the visual effects team detailed drawings of the intersection as it was in Photographs of every possible angle of the area were shot with a high-resolution digital camera, allowing the effects crew to build computer-based geometric models of homes that were then textured with period facades.
The "helicopter shots" of the fireworks-laden sky over Vallejo, the San Francisco waterfront, and the overhead shot of the cab driving through San Francisco were CG, as was the shot looking down at traffic from the tower of the Golden Gate Bridge.
A time-lapse sequence of the construction of the Transamerica Pyramid was a hybrid of 2D and 3D matte paintingcreated using reference photos of the Pyramid taken from the rooftop of Francis Ford Coppola's Sentinel Building. Originally, Fincher envisioned the film's soundtrack to be composed of 40 cues of vintage music spanning the nearly three decades of the Zodiac story.
Fincher and music supervisor George Drakoulias searched for pop songs that reflected the era, including Three Dog Night 's cover of " Easy to Be Hard ". Fincher did not plan an original score for the film, but rather a tapestry of sound design, vintage songs of the period, sound bites and clips of KFRC and "Mathews Top of the Hill Daly City" home of a prominent hi-fi dealership of the time. They agreed, but as the film developed, sound designer and Fincher collaborator, Ren Klycefelt there were some scenes that could have used music.
Fincher was eager to work with Shire as All the President's Men was one of his favorite films and one of the primary cinematic influences on Zodiac. He reminded Klyce of the deal that he had made with the studio. Fincher sent Shire a copy of the script and flew him in to Los Angeles for a meeting.
Fincher only wanted 15—20 minutes of score and based solely on piano. Shire worked on it and incorporated textures of a Charles Ives piece called " The Unanswered Question " and Conversation -based cues, he found that he had 37 minutes of original music.
Shire said, "There are 12 signs of the Zodiac and there is a way of using atonal and tonal music. So we used 12 tones, never repeating any of them but manipulating them". An early version of Zodiac ran three hours and eight minutes.
It was supposed to be released in time for Academy Award consideration but Paramount felt that the film ran too long and asked Fincher to make changes. Contractually, he had final cut and once he reached a length he felt was right, the director refused to make any further cuts.
To promote ZodiacParamount posted on light-poles in major cities original sketches of the actual Zodiac killer with the words, "In theaters March 2nd," at the bottom.
The DVD for Zodiac was released on July 24,  and is available widescreen or fullscreen, presented in anamorphic widescreen, and an English Dolby Digital 5. There are no extra materials included. According to David Prior, producer of the subsequent two-disc special edition, the initial bare bones edition "was only reluctantly agreed to by Fincher because I needed more time on the bonus material.
The studio was locked into their release date, so Fincher allowed that version to be released first. It had nothing to do with Fincher 'double dipping his own movie before it even makes it to stores' and everything to do with buying more time for the special edition". Prior elaborated further: "Nobody wants fans feeling like they're being taken advantage of, and I know that double-dipping creates that impression. That's why it was so important to me that consumers be told there was another version coming.
In this case it really was a rock-and-a-hard-place situation, and delaying the second release was done strictly for the benefit of the final product But this is a very ambitious project, easily the most far-reaching I've ever worked on, and owing largely to studio snafus that I can't really elaborate on, I didn't have enough time to do it properly. Thus Fincher bought me the extra time by agreeing to a staggered release, which I'm very grateful for".
Disc 1 features, in addition to a longer cut of the film, an audio commentary by Fincher and a second by Gyllenhaal, Downey, Fischer, Vanderbilt, and author James Ellroy. However, the latter three featurettes were made available on the film's website. This was the first time that the studio had done this. Everyone has a different idea about marketing, but my philosophy is that if you market a movie to year-old boys and don't deliver Saw or Seventhey're going to be the most vociferous ones coming out of the screening saying 'This movie sucks.
The site's critical consensus reads: "A quiet, dialogue-driven thriller that delivers with scene after scene of gut-wrenching anxiety. David Fincher also spends more time illustrating nuances of his characters and recreating the mood of the 70s than he does on gory details of murder. Entertainment Weekly critic Owen Gleiberman awarded the film an "A" grade, hailing the film as a "procedural thriller for the information age " that "spins your head in a new way, luring you into a vortex and then deeper still.
As a crime saga, newspaper drama, and period piece, it works just fine. As an allegory of life in the information age, it blew my mind. Forget the distorted emphasis on hippies and flower-power that many such films indulge in; this is the city as it was experienced by most people who lived and worked there. Still, the movie holds you in its grip from start to finish. Fincher boldly and some may think perversely withholds the emotional and forensic payoff we're conditioned to expect from a big studio movie.
Its most impressive accomplishment is to gather a bewildering labyrinth of facts and suspicions over a period of years, and make the journey through this maze frightening and suspenseful. Time Out magazine wrote, " Zodiac isn't a puzzle film in quite that way; instead its subject is the compulsion to solve puzzles, and its coup is the creeping recognition, quite contrary to the flow of crime cinema, of how fruitless that compulsion can be.
As such, Zodiac is considerably more adult than both Sevenwhich salivates over the macabre cat-and-mouse game it plays with the audience, and the macho brinkmanship of Fight Club. Some critics expressed disappointment with the film's long running time and lack of action scenes. Fincher's flair for casting is the major asset of his curiously attenuated return to the serial-killer genre. I keep saying 'curiously' with regard to Mr.
But he's never fleshed out sufficiently to make you believe that he'd sacrifice his safety and that of his family to find the truth. We are told repeatedly that the former Eagle Scout is just a genuinely good guy, but that's not enough. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Theatrical release poster. Mike Medavoy Arnold W. Fischer James Vanderbilt. Zodiac and Zodiac Unmasked by Robert Graysmith. Paramount Pictures Warner Bros. Pictures Phoenix Pictures. Pictures International.
Dave Toschi Robert Downey Jr. Kracke James LeGros as Det. Isaac Hayes Alvertis Isbell. Marvin Gaye James Nyx Jr. Errol Brown Tony Wilson. Robert Allen Al Stillman. Box Office Mojo. Retrieved June 16, Slate Magazine. Retrieved July 7, Los Angeles Times. Writers Guild of America. Archived from the original on January 2, Retrieved September 24, Focus Features.
Originally, the Enterprise corridors were of straight plywood construction reminiscent of the original series, which Gene Roddenberry referred to as "Des Moines Holiday Inn Style". To move away from this hotel look, Harold Michelson created a new bent and angular design. Roddenberry and Robert Wise agreed with Michelson that in three hundred years, lighting did not need to be overhead, so they had the lighting radiate upward from the floor.
Different lighting schemes were used to simulate different decks of the ship with the same length of corridor. Aluminium panels on the walls outside Kirk's and Ilia's quarters were covered with an orange ultrasuede to represent the living area of the ship.
Throughout production, this film used eleven of Paramount's thirty-two sound stages, more than any other film done there at the time. As times had changed, the Starfleet uniforms, with their bright reds, blues, greens and golds, had to be revised: the miniskirts worn by females on the show seemed exciting in the s, but would now be considered sexist. Robert Wise deemed the original multi-colored uniforms too garish, and Robert Fletcher believed that the brightness of these old designs would work against believability when seen on the wide screen.
The designer's first task was to create new, Various - TransAmerica: Film + Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (DVD), less conspicuous uniforms.
Serving a more utilitarian function, jumpsuits were the only costumes to have pockets, and were made with a heavyweight spandex that required a special needle to puncture the thick material. The upswept Vulcan eyebrows needed to be applied hair by hair for proper detail, and this took Leonard Nimoy more than two hours to prepare for filming-twice as long as this had for television. On the first day of shooting, a few ad-libbed ceremonies were performed before the cameras rolled.
Gene Roddenberry gave Robert Wise his baseball cap, emblazoned with "Enterprise" in gold lettering the cap was a gift from the Captain of the nuclear carrier Enterprise. Wise and Roddenberry then cracked a special breakaway bottle of champagne on the bridge set there was no liquid inside, as flying champagne would have damaged the readied set. The scene planned was the chaotic mess aboard the Enterprise bridge as the crew readies the ship for space travel.
Wise directed fifteen takes into the late afternoon before he was content with the scene. Most of the props were made from plastic, as Dick Rubin thought that in the future man-made materials would be used almost exclusively. The torpedo effects were simulated by shooting a laser through a piece of crystal mounted on a rotating rod after experiments with Tesla coils proved insufficient. The same effect was recolored and used for the Klingons and the Enterprise; the aliens' torpedoes glowed red while the "good guys" had blue-colored weaponry.
V'Ger's destruction of the ships was created using scanning lasers, with the multiple laser passes composited onto the moving model to create the final effect. More than one hundred matte paintings were used for this film.
The Various - TransAmerica: Film + Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (DVD) soundtrack provided a debut for the Blaster Beam, an electronic instrument twelve to fifteen feet 3. It was created by musician Craig Huxleywho played a small role in an episode of the original television series. The Blaster had steel wires connected to amplifiers fitted to the main piece of aluminum; the device was played with an artillery shell.
Jerry Goldsmith heard it and immediately decided to use it for V'Ger's cues. According to Robert Wise and Jon Povillthe associate producer, the released film was essentially a rough cut that no one had seen in its entirety before shipping.
Wise completed the final cut a day before the premiere. When Admiral Kirk's air shuttle flies along the Golden Gate Bridge heading for Starfleet Headquarters a white tower on the peninsula appears to be the Transamerica building. Actually it is a matte painting with Redwoods and the Coit Tower. Designer Matt Jefferies Walter M.
Jefferies was on loan as consultant from Little House on the Prairie The wattage of the light bulbs beneath the plastic console buttons was reduced from 25 watts to six watts after the generated heat began melting the controls. Much of the recording equipment used to create the movie's intricately complicated sound effects was, at the time, extremely cutting edge. The movie provided major publicity and was used to advertise the synthesizer, though no price was given.
Only after the wrap did Robert Wise check on the visual effects, of which he hadn't even seen a demo shot which concerned him.
It soon became apparent that the first special effects house couldn't get the job done. Douglas Trumbull and his former assistant John Dykstra had been the original choices, and as their previous commitments had since been completed, they were brought onboard with only months to go.
They had to work around the clock to get the job done. By now, the film was so over-budget that Paramount executives were keeping a running tab each day of how much it was such. The recorder-tranceiver jewel on the Ilia mechanism always glows red except when she remembers more about who she is. That starts when she talks to Dr. Chapel, and continues when she talks to Decker in that scene.
It is dark then, but it can be seen to glow once more as she finishes talking to Decker. Presumably, the dimming means she is accessing Ilia's emotions and memories instead of being controlled by V'Ger. When the Enterprise first encounters the wormhole and starts shaking, there is a subtle close-up of Captain Kirk securing a restraint on his chair. This is in response to the fan complaint of the original series that since it was common for the bridge crew to get thrown around when the Enterprise is shaken up, Starfleet should add seat belts to the chairs.
Persis Khambattawho plays the role of Ilia, is from India and a former beauty pageant winner. She was not as lucky at Miss Universe as she failed to be in top 15, and it was won by year-old Apasra Hongsakula of Thailand. When asked during a March press conference about what it would be like to reprise his role, William Shatner said "An actor brings to a role not only the concept of a character but his own basic personality, things that he is, and both Leonard Nimoy and myself have changed over the years, to a degree at any rate, and we will bring that degree of change inadvertently to the role we recreate.
The production was, for most of the filming, a closed set, with great measures taken to maintain the secrecy of the plot. Scripts were numbered, and lists kept, of who received each copy.
The press was told nothing about the story, and only a few production stills were allowed to be published. It was later discovered that the stolen plans were not the final copies. Visitor's badges were created to keep track of guests, and due to the limited number, were constantly checked out. Among the visitors included friends of the cast and crew, the press, fan leaders, and actors such as Clint EastwoodTony CurtisRobin Williams and Mel Brooks.
Security swept cars leaving the lots for stolen items. Even the principal actors were not spared from this inconvenience. As all the sound elements such as dubbed lines or background noise came together, they were classified into three divisions: A Effects, B Effects, and C Effects. A Effects were synthesized or acoustic sounds that were important and integral to the picture-the sound of V'Ger's weapon partly done with the Blaster Beam instrument for example, or Spock's mind meld, as well as transporters, explosions, and the warp speed sound effect.
B Effects consisted of minor sounds such as the clicks of switches, beeps or chimes. C Effects were subliminal sounds that set moods-crowd chatter and ambient noise. All the elements were mixed as "predubs" to speed integration into the final sound mix. One scene required the Ilia probe to slice through a steel door in the sickbay; doors made out of paper, corrugated cardboard covered in aluminium foil, and cork were tested before the proper effect was reached.
The illuminated button in the hollow of the probe's throat was a volt light bulb that Persis Khambatta could turn on and off via hidden wires; the bulb's heat eventually caused a slight burn.
Originally, Captain Kirk was supposed to receive the V'Ger mission assignment in Admiral Nogura's office in Starfleet Headquarters, but that scene was scrapped from the shooting order and never filmed.
Stephen Collinswho plays Commander Willard Decker, was the star of the television series 7th Heaven together with Catherine Hickswho plays Dr. Milton Bradley planned to release a video game adaptation of the film for the Atari in but this was cancelled before its intended release. Dick Rubin 's philosophy as property master was that nearly every actor or extra ought to have something in their hands.
As such, Rubin devised and fabricated about props for the film, 55 of which were used in the San Francisco tram scene alone. Various canisters and cargo containers appear to be suspended by Anti-gravity throughout the film. These effects were executed by several of Alex Weldon 's assistants. The crew built a circular track that had the same shape as the corridor and suspended the antigravity prop on four small wires that connected to the track. The wires were treated with a special acid which oxidized the metal; the reaction tarnished the wires to a dull gray that would not show up in the deep blue corridor lighting.
Cargo boxes were made out of light balsa wood so that fine wires could be used as support. Jerry Goldsmith 's initial bombastic main theme reminded Todd Ramsay and Robert Wise of sailing ships. Unable to articulate what he felt was wrong with the piece, Wise recommended writing an entirely different piece. Although irked by the rejection, Goldsmith consented to rework his initial ideas. The rewriting of the theme required changes to several sequences Goldsmith had scored without writing a main title piece.
The approach of Kirk and Scott to the drydocked Enterprise by shuttle lasted a ponderous five minutes, due to the effect shots coming in late and unedited, requiring Goldsmith to maintain interest with a revised and developed cue.
When film was announced, many synthesizer artists submitted demo tapes to Paramount. Events such as Enterprise bridge viewscreen activation were kept silent to provide a more comfortable atmosphere. In contrast, almost every action on the Klingon bridge made noise to reflect the aliens' harsh aesthetic.
While much of the effects were created using digital synthesizers, acoustic recordings were used as well. The wormhole's sucking sounds were created by slowing down and reversing old Paramount stock footage of a cowboy fight, while the warp acceleration "stretch" sound was built on a slowed-down cymbal crash. The crew encountered difficulty in transferring the. Leonard Nimoy refused to return as Spock as he was doing live theater, had legal disputes with Paramount, and wanted to distance himself from the character.
David Gautreaux was cast as a new Vulcan character, Xon, to replace Nimoy. The scenes at Starfleet Command in San Francisco mark the first time in the Star Trek franchise that 23rd century Earth appears on screen. William Shatner was wearing a corset during production of the film, the lines of which were often visible through his uniform.
From Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan onward, the form-fitting uniforms seen in this film were dropped in favor of the uniforms with the red tunic which were better at hiding the cast's "middle-age spread". When Admiral Kirk beams up to geo-stationary orbit, it is the office level of the San Francisco dockyards, directly above The Presidio.
Many of the props were updated designs of items previously seen on the television series, such as phasers and handheld communicators. The only prop that remained from the original television series was Uhura's wireless earpiece, which Nichelle Nichols specifically requested on the first day of shooting and all the production crew, save those who had worked on the television series, had forgotten about.
The communicators were radically altered, as by the s, the micro-miniaturization of electronics convinced Gene Roddenberry that the bulky handheld devices of the television series were no longer believable.
A wrist-based design was decided upon, with the provision that it look far different from the watch Dick Tracy had been using for decades previous. Yellowstone was selected for Vulcan after filming in Turkish ruins proved to be too expensive.
Securing permission for filming the scenes was difficult in the middle of the summer tourist season, but the Parks Department acquiesced so long as the crew remained on the boardwalks to prevent damage to geological formations.
The rush to finish the rest of this film impacted the score. The final recording session finished only five days before the film's release. Gene Roddenberry and Harold Livingston feuded throughout production. It got to the point where Leonard Nimoy had to mediate between them.
They were put back into use when the molds being made for the film were damaged. Harold Michelson based the bridge ceiling on a jet engine fan. Michael Minor built a central bubble for the ceiling to give the bridge a human touch. Ostensibly, the bubble functioned as a piece of sophisticated equipment designed to inform the captain of the ship's attitude.
William Ware Theissthe designer who created the original television series costumes, was too busy to work on the film. Instead Robert Fletcherconsidered one of American theater's most successful costume and scenic designers, was selected to design the new uniforms, suits and robes for the production.
Fletcher eschewed man-made synthetics for natural materials, finding that these fabrics sewed better and lasted longer. The first day's shots used 1, feet meters of film; feet meters were considered "good", 1, feet meters were judged "no good", and feet 49 meters were wasted. Only one and one-eighth pages had been shot. The planet Vulcan setting was created using a mixture of on-location photography at Minerva Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park, and set recreation.
The computer console explosion that causes the transporter malfunction was simulated using brillo pads. Alex Weldon hid steel wool inside the console and attached an arc welder to operate by remote control when the actor pulled a wire.
The welder was designed to create a spark instead of actually welding, causing the steel wool to burn and make sparks; so effective was the setup that the cast members were continually startled by the flare-ups, resulting in additional takes. The last week of production was fraught with issues. Red gel lights appeared orange upon reviewing the daily footage; the lights were faulty, and three people were nearly electrocuted.
A longtime fan of Star Trek: The Original Seriessound designer Frank Serafine was invited to create the sound effects for the picture. Given access to state-of-the-art audio equipment, Serafine saw the picture as the chance to modernize outdated motion picture sound techniques with digital technology. Owing to background noise such as camera operation, much of Various - TransAmerica: Film + Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (DVD) ambient noise or dialogue captured on set was unusable; it was Serafine's job to create or recreate sounds to mix back into the scenes.
Writer's Guild rules specified that Jon Povill could have received a "story by" credit for his contributions to the script. Povil elected not to proceed with the crediting, as he and Gene Roddenberry had a terrible falling out during filming when Povil sided with Harold Livingston on certain script matters. Roddenberry had wanted script credit himself, but the WGA ruled against his claim. In order to repair their friendship, Povil opted to not take story credit.
Povil came to regret his decision, as it meant he forfeited hundreds of thousands of dollars in residual payments. While the cast departed to work on other projects, the post-production team was tasked with finalizing the film in time for a Christmas release.
The resulting work would take twice as long as the filming process had taken. Editor Todd Ramsay and assistants spent principal photography syncing film and audio tracks. The resulting rough cuts were used to formulate plans for sound effects, music, and optical effects that would be added later. To date this is the longest period of time in which the franchise has laid dormant.
The round opening at the front of the original Klingon ships from Star Trek: The Original Series was originally a deflector dish similar to that on the Enterprise secondary hull and not a torpedo launcher. Their weapons were originally on each of the warp pods beneath the ship. The aft-facing launcher was also another addition. Paramount Home Video VHS packages incorrectly listed this film as having been released inrather than in December Due to the fact that the film was essentially unfinished when it first premiered, Paramount considered having the film reedited for overseas release, but director Robert Wise rejected the notion, believing that it would lead to negative publicity about the film's quality.
Wise would not revisit the film until 20 years later. The film's novelization was the first of the Star Trek Pocket Book novel series. It would also be the only Star Trek novel authored by Gene Roddenberry. The crewman that Spock neck-pinches to render unconscious before he takes the spacesuit to go and mind-meld with V'Ger, is the son of James Doohan. Spock taking over the science station, relates to the earlier scenes of the Vulcan science officer Commander Sonak's accidental death and Decker stating there are no more science officers available rated for that design.
The science station had supposedly been redesigned with Spock's recommendations for use in the Vulcan language, as well as Standard English. Although Decker was rated for the design, the dual-languages would have been difficult for a human. Also the props department was supposedly to have constructed the station further to the left, much like in The Original Series.
Uhura's communications station was supposed to be directly behind the captain's chair. Vulcan and Klingon alphabet symbols were developed for the movie.
During the scene with the three Klingon battle cruisers, the command ship is named Amar, which has meaning in Sanskrit, Arabic and Hindi, and generally means Immortal.
Most of the bridge consoles, designed by Lee Coleremained from the scrapped television series. The creation of V'Ger caused problems for the entire production. The crew was dissatisfied with the original four-foot clay model created by the Abel group, which looked like a modernized Nemo's Nautilus submarine.
Industrial designer Syd Mead was hired to visualize a new version of the mammoth craft. Mead created a machine that contained organic elements based on input from Robert WiseGene Roddenberryand the effects leads.
The final model was 68 feet 21 meters long, built from the rear forward, so that the camera crews could shoot footage while the next sections were still being fabricated. Gene Roddenberry firmly believed that throwaway clothes were the future of the industry, and this idea was incorporated into the costumes. With the approval of Gene RoddenberryRobert Fletcher fashioned complete backgrounds for the alien races seen in the Earth and recreation deck sequences, describing their appearances and the composition of their costumes.
The movie script received constant input from the producers and from William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy.
The discussions lead to multiple rewrites, right up to the day the pages were to be shot. At one point scenes were being rewritten so often, it became necessary to note on script pages the hour of the revision.
Douglas Trumbull wanted the V'Ger cloud to have a specific shape to it-"it couldn't just be a blob of cotton," he said, "it had to have some shape that you could get camera angles on. While the team planned on compositing multiple passes to provide physical movement to the cloud shots, Trumbull felt that this detracted from the sense of scale, and so small animations were subtly introduced in the final product.
The station control tower was replicated with rear-projection screens to add the people inside. A two feet model spaceman Various - TransAmerica: Film + Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (DVD) for the shot was used in the drydock sequence and Spock's spacewalk.
Unique Various - TransAmerica: Film + Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (DVD) effects for the station had to be discarded due to time constraints. V'Ger itself was filmed in a hazy, smoky room, in part to convey depth and also to hide the parts of the ship still under construction.
The multiple passes were largely based on guesswork, as every single available camera was in use and the effects had to be generated without the assistance of a bluescreen.
Three years before the film's release, Gene Roddenberry had come up with an idea for a new science fiction series called "Andromeda". But the series did not hit television screens untilas Andromedaafter Majel Barrett dug up her husband's notes on the series in his archive. Sadly, Gene Roddenberry never lived to see the series, due to his death in The long-range shuttle carrying Spock has Vulcan lettering on the top of the side of the craft, and under this reads "Surak", who was the founder of Vulcan logic.
The male leads of those films, Christopher Plummer and Richard Beymerboth later appeared in a Star Trek film or television series. In a July interview with TrekMovie. He said: "No, I had no contact with him. That was kind of an interesting backstory. I don't know if anybody knows this story, but Gene was, I was told by the studio, a very, very difficult man to get along with.
And in order to progress on the movie production, even before I came on board, Paramount just arranged to put Gene on a kind of a lush vacation cruise someplace. I don't know anything more about it than that. For the science station, two consoles were rigged for hydraulic operation so that they could be rolled into the walls when not in use, but the system was disconnected when the crew discovered it would be easier to move them by hand.
The V'Ger set was referred to by the production staff as "the Coliseum" or "the microwave wok". The set was designed and fabricated in four and a half weeks, and was filmable from all angles; parts of the set were designed to pull away for better camera access at the center.
Measuring four feet x ten feet x six feet 1. An Italian shoemaker decorated by the Italian government for making Gucci shoes was tasked with creating the futuristic footwear. Combining the shoes and trousers was difficult, time-consuming, and expensive, as each shoe had to be sewn by hand after being fitted to each principal actor. There were difficulties in communication, as the shoemaker spoke limited English and occasionally confused shoe orders due to similar-sounding names.
According to an article written by Harlan Ellisonand published in Starlog magazine inGene Roddenberry took Harold Livingston to arbitration with the Writer's Guild of America five times, seeking a screen credit for the film's screenplay. The Writer's Guild apparently sided with Livingston, as Roddenberry never received any credit for the script. However, Alan Dean Foster did successfully arbitrate with the Writer's Guild, as he had initially received no story credit at all, even though he had written an early draft of the "In Thy Image" script which was rewritten into the TMP script.
It was Gene Roddenberry 's idea to have the Vulcans speak their own language. Because the original Vulcan scenes had been photographed with actors speaking English, the "language" needed to lip-sync with the actor's lines.
Three types of uniforms were fabricated: dress uniforms used for special occasions, Class A uniforms for regular duty, and Class B uniforms as an alternative. The Class A designs were double-stitched in gabardine and featured gold braid designating rank. It was felt that the traditional four gold sleeve stripes for the Captain's rank was too blatantly militaristic. Jon Povill had to send out a memo to Robert Fletcher with the modified stripe rank system, as the designer continued to get the 20th and 23rd centuries confused.
Fletcher designed the Class B uniform as similar to evolved t-shirts, with shoulder boards used to indicate rank and service divisions. Each costume had the shoes built into the pant leg, to further the futuristic look. The seats on the bridge were covered in girdle material, used because of its stretching capacity and ability to be easily dyed. To save money, construction coordinator Gene Kelley struck sets with his own crew immediately after filming, lest Paramount charge the production to have the sets dismantled.
Two weeks after filming wrapped, the entire cast and crew joined with studio executives for a traditional wrap party. Four hundred people attended the gathering, which spilled over into two restaurants in Beverly Hills.
While much of the crew readied for post-production, Robert Wise and Gene Roddenberry were grateful for the opportunity to take a short vacation from the motion picture before returning to work.
Gene Roddenberry provided a large amount of input, sending memos to Todd Ramsay via Robert Wise with ideas for editing. Ramsay tried to cut as much unnecessary footage as he could as long as the film's character and story development were not damaged. These plans changed when the game creators saw the film and realized that the story was too slow-paced and cerebral to be suitable for a video game.
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