Destruct Sequence from "Let This Be Your Last Battlefield"

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Joined: December 3rd, 2016, 10:53 am

December 16th, 2016, 8:55 pm #11

I agree that the font width, height, and spacing appears to require customization.

What was the technology used in 1966-1968 to produce the typography on the graphics in TOS?
Was it a stenciling system of some sort?
If we could understand that technology, perhaps it would elucidate the reasons for the unique spacing, heights, and widths?
Maybe the graphics guys were having to adjust for Standard Definition TV and were spacing letters out more in order to help with legibility?
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Joined: December 3rd, 2016, 10:53 am

December 16th, 2016, 8:56 pm #12

Thanks for the ideas on the font for the numbers in the destruct sequence.

The fonts used on TOS are really intriguing to me.  It predates so much and yet it's still got the correct look and feel 50 years later.
How's that happen?
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Joined: August 23rd, 2014, 8:21 pm

December 18th, 2016, 11:52 pm #13

I believe they'd make a graphic and then have the appropriate studio department photograph it and print it onto clear acetate or the like. Probably created a negative, so that black letters would come out clear. The letters were probably rubbed on using a dry transfer sheet, such as those by Letraset.
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