Destruct Sequence from "Let This Be Your Last Battlefield"

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Destruct Sequence from "Let This Be Your Last Battlefield"

feek61
Joined: 29 Apr 2007, 15:38

05 Dec 2011, 05:24 #1

This is the destruct sequence from the third season episode "Let This Be Your Last Battlefield."  It is a long sequence because it follows the timing on the show (except for the commercial break part, lol).  Watch the whole thing. 
It’s somehow strangely mesmerizing!  It lasts about 3 mins.
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intercraft
Joined: 11 Aug 2016, 17:12

05 Dec 2016, 20:37 #2

Love this sequence, if not the episode itself. If I recall, this graphic was displayed in that smaller console-mounted screen at Spock's station. Any idea of the dimensions of the small screen relative to the blinking panels? Thanks!
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feek61
Joined: 29 Apr 2007, 15:38

06 Dec 2016, 00:57 #3

Yes, you are correct; it was displayed in that area where before we saw speaker cloth. The dimensions of the actual piece is 7 -1/2" wide by 6 -3/8" in height.
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intercraft
Joined: 11 Aug 2016, 17:12

07 Dec 2016, 02:00 #4

Appreciate it!
I'm building a screen saver for personal use and it has been an absolute blast building the graphics. I'm starting in Adobe InDesign, adding pages for the different frames, then sequencing them in After Effects as MP4s that play through a screen saver program called SaveHollywood.
http://s.sudre.free.fr/Software/SaveHol ... about.html

I'd generally rather stare at the screen saver than do my work...
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feek61
Joined: 29 Apr 2007, 15:38

08 Dec 2016, 01:13 #5

Always happy to help!! Trust me, I understand staring at the screen; mesmerized! :)
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bonesmccoy
Joined: 03 Dec 2016, 18:53

09 Dec 2016, 05:34 #6

Here's a screen grab from the recent airing on BBC America of TOS-R's version of the episode.
I'm posting this screen grab in order to attempt to match the font closely.
http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u42 ... ktgexn.jpg[/img]
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bonesmccoy
Joined: 03 Dec 2016, 18:53

09 Dec 2016, 06:01 #7

Feek,
I am really picky on font types.
The TOS episode "Let This Be Your Last Battlefield" has an interesting font.
The "Q" and "U" are particularly interesting in design.
I think it may be "Univers" and it may be "ultra condensed".
It's all caps.  The characters are also spaced out a bit.
Just some thoughts to refine the graphic more.

Here's a possible source for the font
https://www.download-free-fonts.com/dow ... ae643c5bb6

The number "1" has a base in the screen grab.  The downloaded Univers font from this link does not have a base.  However, the "2" and "3" look correct.

In doing some additional reading on the Univers font, it was invented in the early 1960's, prior to the filming of the episode in question.
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intercraft
Joined: 11 Aug 2016, 17:12

11 Dec 2016, 07:27 #8

TOS typography has become a little obsession of mine lately.

Likewise, I make 'Destruct Sequence Engaged' as Univers Ultra Condensed.The numerals are News Gothic Condensed Bold as near as I can tell.
https://www.myfonts.com/fonts/bitstream ... lyphs.html

It's a good match for photos of the auctioned panels, too, like Engineering 7.
The regular width version of News Gothic seem to be used in some places, too.

I see Futura Heavy on the computer faceplates and in the 'Balance of Terror' and 'Spock's Brain' graphics.
The recreations here are really beautiful.

For general corridor signage, Engineering Plot Light is a reasonable but not exact match (and it lacks lowercase like the first 'c' in McCOY on his cabin sign):
http://fontsgeek.com/fonts/Engineering-Plot-Light

Looking forward to examining some of the other screen caps to see what I can detect.
Need that 4K release!
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feek61
Joined: 29 Apr 2007, 15:38

11 Dec 2016, 21:00 #9

I always work on getting the fonts right but there doesn't seem to be the perfect font that works for the typical TOS used fonts. I have to manipulate the width, height and spacing to get them close.
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intercraft
Joined: 11 Aug 2016, 17:12

12 Dec 2016, 03:23 #10

Likewise, feek61.I have tons of stylesheets so far to govern the appearance of type that I can't quite make out.
But it's sure a fun puzzle to piece together.
Though without your generous research it would be like putting together a puzzle of an overcast sky.
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