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I've been working with an independent production company in LA. Don't make much money so far that's why I don't do it full time. I'm thinking of staging a coup because the guy that's the creative force behind much of their stuff hasn't paid off.

I started off as a script supervisor on a couple of productions. Didn't like it. Too much multi-tasking for me.
My son has worked on a couple of productions that don't pay on time. Usally when that happens the crew quits. Fortunatley he's Union so he did get paid.

As far as being a script supervisor or PA your right too much multi-tasking. Especially for a PA. They every errand on & off set. Get coffee. Hand out script re-writes. Run off set errands. Take a lot of crap from directors..etc...etc..
 

Obi Wan Russell

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Saw the new star Trek Movie, Loved it! Long time Trek Fan too. There will be a sequel, it has been announced. I like pretty much any sci fi, so long as it has been well thought out to begin with. HUGE Galactica fan also, but then considering my interest in naval aviation and sci fi a series about an aircraft carrier in space was always going to push my buttons!;)

I've long believed good and indeed great movies are made in spite of the hollywood system, not because of it. They kind of slip out under the radar of the execs, who were probably told the movie was something else to begin with! My eldest brother and his then wife were extras on a big budget movie back in the 80s called Revolution starring Al Pacino, about the American war of independence ( it was filmed in Cornwall!). Mega budget, mega flop! Hollywood basically churns out a lot of movies every year in the hope that a few will succeed. The small number of hits generate enough profit to cover the flops and continue the cycle.

I also like watching really BAD movies, just for fun. You haven't lived until you've seen Plan 9 From Outer Space! :rofl::nana:
 

Finn McCool

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Do you mean through fire power?. Galactica reminds me of a WW1 vintage Dreadnought class battleship, while the Enterprise, a sleek nimble battlecruiser, that can duck and dive with ease while releasing a couple of phonton torps, bye bye Galatica.:nana:

whoops my mistake in the vacuum of space aerodynamics doesn't come into it ... so how would one go about making one craft more manoeuvrable than other?
Let the nerdiness begin.

I thought this through while I was watching Star Trek. It would seem that it would happen the way you said at first, and if the Enterprise ever got close it would indeed go down that way. But let's remember the Galactica has an entire airwing. That is the key to victory. The Galactica can just instantaneously jump around, and so can its Raptors, until it finds the Enterprise, lay an ambush with its air wing or deploy the air wing them jump away. One nuke from a Raptor should be enough to disable the Enterprise to the point that the Vipers could finish it off. The Enterprise has no weapons suitable for use against lots of independent small craft in all directions.

Basically its like the Prinice of Wales and the Repulse (a fast battleship and a battlecruiser) off of Malaysia in 1941. If they had ever gotten close to the Japanese fleet they would have gone through them like tissue paper but they were destroyed by naval aviation before they could even find the enemy much less get within gun range. It's basically just the classic carrier vs. battleship situation in space.
 

bd popeye

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Let the nerdiness begin.
Finn ..now that is funny..

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But let's remember the Galactica has an entire airwing.
Yea..but the Big E can call on this bad boy!



The USS SAIPAN is an assault shuttle carrier, similar in mission to one of her early namesakes, the 20th century LHA-class amphibious assault ships. Like those old wet-navy vessels, Saipan's mission is to carry a lot of attack craft and soldiers, and deposit them on a beachhead (landing zone) as fast as possible. To that end, Saipan and her class have four voluminous shuttle bays with aft-facing doors. These bays take up most of the space in the semi-circular primary hull, and allow for the shipping of about 100 assault and supply shuttles in four independant squadrons.

This image shows a simultaneous combat-launch of all four assault squadrons.

Time Period: Between ST:VI and ST:TNG


Reversing the above angle demonstrates Saipan's assault technique - warp into orbit, point the ship's stern toward the planet so that all the shuttles are facing their proper atmospheric entry path when launched, and flush the hangars as fast as safety allows.

Here Saipan and her sister USS Tarawa deposit Starfleet Marines on an island on a planet near the Romulan Neutral Zone, suspected of being occupied by a clandestine Romulan lsitening post. The plasma trails of four shuttles can be seen entering the atmosphere at upper lef


As the ship transitions into subspace, all six of Saipan's shuttle bays can be seen here. Those numbered 2 - 5 on the aft face of the primary hull are the main assault ship hangars. Shuttle bay number 1, at the aft of the bridge superstructure, is for officer and personnel shuttles. Bay 6 at the far stern is the cargo bay.


Posing with her namesake for a publicity shot, a powered-down USS Saipan orbits over the island whose name she bears. In June 1944 US forces invaded Saipan as part of the long "island-hopping" campaign to drive the agressive Japanese Empire back to its own shores.

Orbiting far below the Saipan, a Conquerer class battleship waits to escort her on her next mission
Bring it on Galatica! The Federation got sumpthin' for your ...
 

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I watched the first video.Liked it! Those boys that made that probably live in their parents basement and still play Dungeons and Dragons all night.:rofl: ..All in all great job! Two thumbs up!...

I like the second more but I wish it was longer!

Dang I'm one old nerd!!!!
 

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Second one's better, first is just like an intricate cut paste job.

Also, on which ship is better in various sci fi, STAR DESTROYER OWNS ALL!! (The reddish ones in revenge of the sith). Star Wars ships look the best in all of the Sci Fi universes I think.
Star Trek's ships are weird. To this day I have not found one source on why they're shaped like why they are. Anyone know why?
 

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Star Trek's ships are weird. To this day I have not found one source on why they're shaped like why they are. Anyone know why?
If I recall, they are that way because Gene Roddenberry listed some rules regarding ship design in the Star Trek universe. If you want the nerd explanation, they are that way to optimize the sub-space field/warp bubble.
 

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