ST: TNG Onscreen Blooper?

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  1. DeathStar1

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    This might be an un-intentional blooper, but while watching "When the Bough Breaks", I noticed a potential mistake. During the opening sequance before
    the intro, Riker walks into a Turbolift. Look to the bottom right of the turbolift, and you'll notice what seems like a camera tripod peice standing there. I always wondered how they filmed inside the Turtbolift 'set' [​IMG].
    Also, another unrelated question. In the shows original run, they had to pull back the doors via a pair of stagehands. With todays high tech sensors, and faster response time, do those doors on the set of Voyager/Enterprise etc, open themselves now? [​IMG]
     
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    Nope, still pulleys

    If they had included the blooper reels you'd see plenty of people bouncing off of doors
     
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    I guess they can't make the doors automatic because stagehands are unionized.
     
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    I think it's also the fact that pulleys are simple, while electric eyes and motors if they break you're screwed for an hour or more
     
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    Unfortunately it's an unlikely at best addition due to people's agents constantly nixing them
    It's true you can go to any comic con and pick up the blooper reels for Star Trek, TNG, probably DS9 and Voyager, Seinfeld, X-Files, the list goes on
    My 2 prized reels are Battlestar Galactica and Captain Power [​IMG]
    Sigh, you figure that since we WANT TO PAY THE STUDIO AND THE ACTORS, it wouldn't be such a hard thing to get
     

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