another hint


Last week I posted a small snippet of an image (just a few posts down) and said it had something to do with a cool new project I’m working on.   There were a lot of great guesses, but no one quite hit the nail on the head (and, no, as far as I am aware no one is redoing the visual effects from “First Contact”).  In about a week I’ll blow the lid off, but in the meantime I thought I’d be a cruel, cruel man and post another hint.  See what you can make of it!

49 Responses to “another hint”

  1. 1 Fer
    July 14, 2009 at 3:35 am

    Ooooh! I put on my 3D glasses and had a View-Master flashback. :)

  2. 2 CapnRotbart
    July 14, 2009 at 4:32 am

    TOS in psychedelic 3D? Still doesn’t explain the Borg Cube.

  3. 3 ADP in ATL
    July 14, 2009 at 4:58 am

    Trek in 3-D!!!!

  4. July 14, 2009 at 5:00 am

    You’re re-doing TOS in red/green stereo?

  5. 5 Graham Bell
    July 14, 2009 at 5:13 am

    Star Trek in 3-D?

  6. 6 James Rye
    July 14, 2009 at 5:33 am

    hmmmm, a stereo analgyph image of a TOS era starship (pretty old school tech here…)

    So what do we have on offer?

    My best guess is a comic/magazine that comes free with red and blue glasses.

    Hopefully I am wrong and we will need proper polarised specs for a 3D imax presentation.


  7. 7 Daniel
    July 14, 2009 at 5:45 am

    I get sea-sickness from watching 3D-movies :(

  8. 8 Paul S
    July 14, 2009 at 5:47 am

    Hmm, some 3D Star Trek stuff?

  9. July 14, 2009 at 6:03 am

    3-D Star Trek movie!

  10. July 14, 2009 at 6:05 am

    Wow, um, this 3D Enterprise is part of the same project as the Enterprise-E battling a cube? Or the project is “Star Trek” with many subprojects built in. All I know is that I’m very intrigued.

  11. July 14, 2009 at 6:32 am

    Redoing FX for a Trek XI 3D edition?

    I remember David Gerrold mentioning he pitched a story involving a man who was losing his stability in the timestream. They were going to use an optical effect similar to this to indicate his increasing instability (the more offset the red and blue were, the farther gone he was.) You’re not involved with any of the fanfilm groups, are you?

  12. 12 tspyrison
    July 14, 2009 at 7:00 am


    Star Trek in 3D!

  13. 13 Mark W Mecca
    July 14, 2009 at 7:14 am

    Old series star trek in 3d?

  14. July 14, 2009 at 7:16 am

    Oh… 3D images. Another calendar?

  15. July 14, 2009 at 7:58 am

    Oh, hell, Star Trek in THREE-D?? Sweet.

  16. 16 Koji
    July 14, 2009 at 8:14 am

    I’ll make a comment mojo… Who’s Enterprise model is that???

  17. 17 Andy
    July 14, 2009 at 8:31 am

    Cool, are you supplying the glasses as well?

  18. 18 Buckaroohawk
    July 14, 2009 at 8:54 am

    Well, it’s certainly the “Big E” from TOS, but from the looks of things, it’s meant to be viewed with those funky 3-D glasses. Hmmm…curiouser and curiouser. The parts do not yet reveal the sum, and the mystery deepens.

  19. July 14, 2009 at 8:57 am

    3D Star Trek Experience?

  20. July 14, 2009 at 9:12 am

    Well its 3D…
    You’re a jerk by the way, we all would have been perfectly happy living our lives, not knowing about this, and you ruined everything.

  21. July 14, 2009 at 9:28 am

    3D? Now I’m just confused! :)

  22. 22 Amazingg
    July 14, 2009 at 9:30 am

    Looks like it’s polarized for 3d.

  23. 23 Josh
    July 14, 2009 at 9:45 am

    Star Trek in 3D?!

  24. July 14, 2009 at 9:51 am

    I’m guessing a very special edition of First Contact, with extended battles and a 3D version of the video, and ships with a special Geordi’s VISOR set of 3D glasses.

    Or, it’s a model for the cover of a new book featuring the Borg.

  25. 25 Balentius
    July 14, 2009 at 10:19 am

    New “Star Trek Experience” ride video?

  26. 26 Paul
    July 14, 2009 at 10:22 am

    Well well well. That looks a lot like an anaglyph Version of the TOS Enterprise. Pretty neat!

  27. July 14, 2009 at 10:23 am

    3-D? Star Trek? Coolness!

  28. July 14, 2009 at 10:36 am

    Well that’s a pic of the engineering hull of the original Matt Jefferies designed Enterprise from TOS. I not sure what the red double image is supposed to be. Is your project returning to the Mirror, Mirror universe thus the image doubling? Good overlapping evil or some such thing?

  29. 29 Boris
    July 14, 2009 at 10:40 am

    I’ll be bold and say it’s “Unseen Frontier” as a 3D DVD, with LightWave-animated short films instead of still images we’re used to from the “Ships of the Line” calendars and such. Viewers need the special glasses.

  30. 30 tommyc
    July 14, 2009 at 10:55 am

    Star Trek 3-D ride, somewhere on planet earth?

    F**k it, I give up. :)

  31. 31 tburrell
    July 14, 2009 at 11:27 am

    Ok- so we have the Enterprise-E vs the Borg, and now a 3d-shot of the Enterprise-no-bloody-a-b-c-or-d using the old red-blue glasses method.

    I’m trying to put the puzzle together- and it doesn’t quite fit.

  32. 32 ety3
    July 14, 2009 at 11:35 am

    Whoa. 3D?

    For a new Vegas ride? Or perhaps for a “Star Trek: Phase II” episode?

    (Also, I’m guessing that the red-blue 3D effect is an effort to tip your hand, as opposed to the now-standard polarized lens style as would be use in Vegas. On the other hand, if it’s an online-based fan film effort, the red-blue would be the only way to go.)

  33. 33 Ryan Cornelius
    July 14, 2009 at 11:55 am

    My guess is you are working on a project for Center City in Vegas and the new Trek Experience.

  34. 35 Sastrei
    July 14, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    Star Trek the 3D multi-generational Borg Experience?

    But that’s the “old-fashioned” 3D, not the modern polarization technique…


  35. 36 m.ritchie
    July 14, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    Anything to do with Star Trek Online?

  36. July 14, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    Hmmm… where did I leave my blue/red 3-D glasses?

  37. 38 Snafu
    July 14, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    …In stereoscopic 3D? Will that be an IMAX event or some sort of Cineride?

  38. July 14, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    Why are some comments darker than others by the way?

  39. 42 darthmojo
    July 14, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    Yes, this is a small section of an anaglyph 3-D Star Trek image, but the project I’m talking about has nothing to do with 3D glasses!

    Natually some of you are getting warmer, and one of you I think did correctly guess, but mum’s the word until next week.

    As a side note, I do have experience working with Star Trek in 3D – I was the visual effects supervisor on “Borg Invasion 4D” in Las Vegas, a 3D Voyager attraction that ran for many years. It was quite fun to do and was the perfect melding of two of my favorite things – Star Trek and stereoscopic imaging!

    One of these days I’ll have to do a post about the making of the ride…

  40. 43 mangababe
    July 14, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    Please, Mojo, pretty please! I loved “Borg Invasion 4D” – cheesy as it was, it was a heck of a lot of fun! A new ST Experience would be awesome, this year’s NAB just wasn’t the same without Quark’s for lunch.

  41. 44 Dan
    July 14, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    I think it has to do either with the Trek Online game or some other game. I don’t think there is any movie project that would involve the original Enterprise and the Borg.

  42. 45 Colonial Warrior
    July 15, 2009 at 12:27 am

    Would love to see a post on the process of making cool 3D images too :)

  43. July 15, 2009 at 4:23 am

    Hmm. My first thought was a new 3D ride for when the Experience re-opens, but you say it doesn’t involve glasses at all… fascinating.

  44. 47 Judd Sandage
    July 15, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    I see… I would love to see another Ships of the line Calander and a book, but this time the book needs to have some kind of discription for the ship its depicting there were a few that just had a picture of a ship and a little blurb about somthing happening but nothing about the ship itself… anywho I am stumped as to what this could be all about. also any word for more History of B5 going to show up? I think you had a total of 3 posts about it with cool pics and said you would post more but never did. Please post more!

  45. 48 Scott
    July 16, 2009 at 8:39 am

    Congrats to your team on an Emmy nomination for Daybreak!!! Much deserved.

    I really was hoping Stu would be getting some recognition this year for his kick ass score, but I guess it was not to be.

    Oh wait, Bear does the music? Oh. ;-) (haha, reference to the Making of the behind the music of Battlestar Galactica)

  46. July 16, 2009 at 8:44 am

    That looks an awful lot like Daren Dochterman’s excellent Enterprise model in anaglyphic 3-D, but beyond that I’m stumped!

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