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First Pilot Model Bridge Close-up | by birdofthegalaxy
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First Pilot Model Bridge Close-up

A close up of the bridge area of the first pilot Enterprise model. I guess that this shot is actually a composite of a dark mask and a close up, and was prepared as a background for further compositing of the bridge sequence from the journey to Talos IV in the beginning of The Cage. I make this guess as the dark oval appears to be totally opaque in the film. This is a very bright shot.


This is scanned and restored from an original piece of 35mm film, but as there were many layers of film compositing done in these early days of optical printing of special effects I cannot tell how many generations into the effect this may be if any at all.


I have not seen a shot of the top dome with full detail that shows features, but see this shot for detail of the bottom dome:


The full rectangular lighted panel has not been added below the black rectangle as for the second pilot, shown for example here:


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Taken on September 10, 2011