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Questions tagged [design]

This tag should be used for questions related to the visual design of set, prop, and costume elements in film.

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M5 and Beta 5 computers in Star Trek TOS; who designed the props and what inspired the circular computer screens?

Star Trek TOS has (at least) two computers with round screens, the M5 and the Beta 5 described below. This is an out-of-universe question on the design of the props. Both remind me of the early PDP ...
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What does the Statue of Extra Liberty represent?

In this interview with show runner Patrick Somerville, we have: In one standout absurdist moment in this wonky New York, a tour guide points out a winged "Statue of Extra Liberty" across the water (...
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Is the Klingon Bird of Prey a Canada Goose?

While partly written to celebrate the 150th Birthday of Canada today, what follows is a serious question nonetheless. The Klingon Bird of Prey is one of the iconic ships of Star Trek. In-universe, ...
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Possible in-universe explanations for LCARS redesign in Nemesis

In Star Trek Nemesis, the LCARS panels on the Enterprise-E use a much more blue-ish color scheme than before, as well as skeuomorphic 3D buttons instead of flat 2D buttons. Is there an in-universe ...
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Was Heart of Gold designed after Aries 1B or USS Discovery?

In the 2005 version of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the Heart of Gold appears thus: In Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey, there are two ships with similarly round designs and thin ...
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Was the design of the Peacekeepers inspired by the Stormtrooper design?

The Peacekeepers of The Hunger Games and the Stormtroopers of Star Wars have many similarities: Both wear almost entirely white full-body armor. Both see out of dark, face-obscuring black glass. Both ...