A Day On The Set of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” (1992)

Thirty years ago, a childhood dream come true

Paramount Studios, Melrose Avenue entrance

“Feel free to get in there, as close as you like.”

  • “Settle down, everybody … settling … thank you” …
  • “OK, Roll Sound” … “Speeding” … “Production 40276–242” …
  • “Roll Camera” … “Rolling” … “Slate” … “Scene 31 — Take 1” (clap) …
  • “And … Action.”

“That’s good — print that.”

Single-Camera Film Production — Deconstructed

“Hello. What’s this?”

“Oh, something for the plane!”

I have the Bridge of the Enterprise … all to myself!

Michael Okuda with an “Okudagram” (from the Memory Alpha fan website)
Las Vegas Hilton hotel (photo by Michael L. Kaufman; via Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0)
Cosmo Genovese, script supervisor (from Memory Alpha)
Elaina Vescio, studio security (from Memory Alpha)
Kiloquad (noun): A thousand … times four of something … times something else.

“Normally, no problem.

But Marina’s dressed as an amphibian, and has been lying in a tank of water for a couple of hours now.

And, well … she’s getting a bit cranky at this point.”

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Personal blog (from a guy who’s made software, and video, and other stuff too). rondiamond.net

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Ron Diamond

Personal blog (from a guy who’s made software, and video, and other stuff too). rondiamond.net