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 Posted:   Apr 18, 2013 - 2:09 PM   
 By:   Mike_J   (Member)


Yup, she was the replacement navigator, and a rather fetching one herself as well. Ilia was pretty, but ya know, in a bald way.


Thxs, I knew his wife had a cameo somewhere in the film. Poor Persis. I remember reading she went temporary blind because of the bright stage lights at one moment in time during filming. She was a remarkably attractive bald women. (RIP) And yes Shat's wife was fine too. wink


Persis Khambatta was quite a hottie even bald.



Tragically, she died aged 49.

 
 Posted:   Apr 18, 2013 - 3:33 PM   
 By:   welwynfilmstudios   (Member)

No mention of ST:TMP is complete without citing the worst delivery of dialogue in sci-fi movie history when the Federation outpost at the start of the film has just watched the destruction of the Klingon ships and an "actress" who clearly did her audition for Gene Roddenberry horizontally says:

"It will pass in to Federation space fairly close to us"


per IMBD - there is your answer:

Michele Ameen Billy
Actress
Trivia:
Was screenwriter Harold Livingston's secretary when she was cast in Star Trek: The Motion Picture where she met and later married associate producer Jon Povill.


Thank you! I've always wondered. And it had to be really didnt it?


yes, you called that one Mike. I am sure she was at least a great secretary.


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 Posted:   Apr 18, 2013 - 3:50 PM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)


Yup, she was the replacement navigator, and a rather fetching one herself as well. Ilia was pretty, but ya know, in a bald way.


Thxs, I knew his wife had a cameo somewhere in the film. Poor Persis. I remember reading she went temporary blind because of the bright stage lights at one moment in time during filming. She was a remarkably attractive bald women. (RIP) And yes Shat's wife was fine too. wink


Persis Khambatta was quite a hottie even bald.



Tragically, she died aged 49.


nice pic - she was really beautiful, yup died too young, darn it.

 
 Posted:   Apr 18, 2013 - 4:17 PM   
 By:   Jeyl   (Member)

- No mention of ST:TMP is complete without citing the worst delivery of dialogue in sci-fi movie history when the Federation outpost at the start of the film has just watched the destruction of the Klingon ships and an "actress" who clearly did her audition for Gene Roddenberry horizontally says:

"It will pass in to Federation space fairly close to us"


That would be Michele Ameen Billy, who during that time was secretary to the film's screenwriter Harold Livingston and later married the film's associate producer Jon Povill. It's a classic case of "Some studio guy got their girlfriend into the film". Robert Wise even acknowledges her studio connections in his commentary track.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2013 - 12:08 AM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

That would be Michele Ameen Billy, who during that time was secretary to the film's screenwriter Harold Livingston and later married the film's associate producer Jon Povill. It's a classic case of "Some studio guy got their girlfriend into the film". Robert Wise even acknowledges her studio connections in his commentary track.


And Wise was obviously okay with her performance if she's still in the DC. So suck it up, Princesses!
(Not you, Jeyl. big grin)

 
 Posted:   May 9, 2013 - 10:16 AM   
 By:   Josh "Swashbuckler" Gizelt   (Member)

After Kirk attempts to chew out Decker only to have it thrown back in his face, Bones confronts Kirk about his own motivations. The action cuts to Decker meeting Ilia in the corridor. When the action returns to Kirk and Bones, the theatrical and director's edition uses a profile shot with the characters at either end of the Panavision frame with Kirk placidly asking Bones to make his point.

The special longer version instead comes in on Bones angrily dressing Kirk down, “And another thing!” to which Kirk responds with an exasperated “Get out of here, Bones.” McCoy then steps forward and tells the captain that he is now discussing Kirk's ability to command in his formal capacity as Chief Medical Officer. Only now does Kirk (still pissed off) ask Bones to make his point, and the scene then proceeds as it does in either of the other two cuts of the film.

This is one of the livelier points in the film, and was totally in-character. It's a shame it wasn't retained for the director's edition.

 
 Posted:   May 9, 2013 - 11:09 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BAXTY62/

Only 10 bucks! I picked this sucker up last night!
FYI: Amazon shipping prices have gone up by a dollar on all orders. frown

 
 Posted:   May 9, 2013 - 5:53 PM   
 By:   Warunsun   (Member)

FYI: Amazon shipping prices have gone up by a dollar on all orders. frown

I haven't noticed since I nearly always select the free shipping option. Even-though it says something about 5 extra days of time it almost never takes that long.

 
 
 Posted:   May 9, 2013 - 8:53 PM   
 By:   Nightingale   (Member)


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BAXTY62/

Only 10 bucks! I picked this sucker up last night!
FYI: Amazon shipping prices have gone up by a dollar on all orders. frown


Same at Best Buy this week and you can get another $5 off if you bring in any old dvd movie (no copies) in it's original package. At least they have that deal here in the Mpls./St. Paul area.

Side Note: Confirmed, the single releases are identical to the bundled previous blu-rays. No extra extras. frown

 
 Posted:   May 9, 2013 - 9:25 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BAXTY62/

Only 10 bucks! I picked this sucker up last night!
FYI: Amazon shipping prices have gone up by a dollar on all orders. frown


Same at Best Buy this week and you can get another $5 off if you bring in any old dvd movie (no copies) in it's original package. At least they have that deal here in the Mpls./St. Paul area.

Side Note: Confirmed, the single releases are identical to the bundled previous blu-rays. No extra extras. frown


Interesting I didn't see it in my Best Buy. (South East) But that would be better if you can save on shipping costs.

 
 
 Posted:   May 9, 2013 - 11:35 PM   
 By:   Nightingale   (Member)


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BAXTY62/

Only 10 bucks! I picked this sucker up last night!
FYI: Amazon shipping prices have gone up by a dollar on all orders. frown


Same at Best Buy this week and you can get another $5 off if you bring in any old dvd movie (no copies) in it's original package. At least they have that deal here in the Mpls./St. Paul area.

Side Note: Confirmed, the single releases are identical to the bundled previous blu-rays. No extra extras. frown


Interesting I didn't see it in my Best Buy. (South East) But that would be better if you can save on shipping costs.


Got mine yesterday (ST-TMP) at BB.

 
 Posted:   May 10, 2013 - 7:47 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Little OT: I made another post about this a few days ago. Walmart has the Lord of the Rings Expanded BluRay box set for only $45 dollars in store. That's 50% percent off. List price at Walmart.com is $99.99!

 
 
 Posted:   May 10, 2013 - 1:22 PM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

It took BestBuy years and almost running themselves into the ground against Amazon - finally, they are price matching against Amazon. It took them losing millions of dollars to Amazon on everything they sell.

So when I bought ST-TNG last week I pointed out to the guy that Amazon was $10 cheaper, and maybe they should just see what Amazon charges before hand and save themselves the trouble. He said that they were doing that for a while, but stopped. I guess they are going to see how many people actually go to the desk to demand a price match.

 
 Posted:   May 10, 2013 - 1:57 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I remember years ago asking the manager at my local Best Buy to price match a HD television from Amazon. He just fluffed me off saying they can't compete with Amazon's prices. Instead of making a sale by taking a few hundred dollars off of a two thousand dollar product, they lost the sale altogether.

 
 Posted:   May 10, 2013 - 5:30 PM   
 By:   welwynfilmstudios   (Member)

I remember years ago asking the manager at my local Best Buy to price match a HD television from Amazon. He just fluffed me off saying they can't compete with Amazon's prices. Instead of making a sale by taking a few hundred dollars off of a two thousand dollar product, they lost the sale altogether.

Not these days. lol

 
 
 Posted:   May 11, 2013 - 6:08 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

I remember years ago asking the manager at my local Best Buy to price match a HD television from Amazon. He just fluffed me off saying they can't compete with Amazon's prices. Instead of making a sale by taking a few hundred dollars off of a two thousand dollar product, they lost the sale altogether.

Not these days. lol


I am happy they are matching, I would be happy to buy things at BB, but not at a higher price. They are skirting around Circuit City territory, I hope they do not close down entirely. I have no idea why they sell appliances, and they should ditch car stereos too. And notice the disappearing DVD area, smaller, smaller..The BB of the future will be a smaller store if it makes it.

 
 Posted:   May 11, 2013 - 6:32 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I remember years ago asking the manager at my local Best Buy to price match a HD television from Amazon. He just fluffed me off saying they can't compete with Amazon's prices. Instead of making a sale by taking a few hundred dollars off of a two thousand dollar product, they lost the sale altogether.

Not these days. lol


I am happy they are matching, I would be happy to buy things at BB, but not at a higher price. They are skirting around Circuit City territory, I hope they do not close down entirely. I have no idea why they sell appliances, and they should ditch car stereos too. And notice the disappearing DVD area, smaller, smaller..The BB of the future will be a smaller store if it makes it.


Yeah they were in the for front in getting rid of CD's, now their home video section is for ever shrinking and over priced.

Over a decade ago I did a lot of buying at BB.

Got 3 PC's, 1 Mac, 4 televisions, soundtracks and DVD's, computer and printer supplies, etc,etc. I used to go there on a weekly basis. Now I go there maybe once a year and usually walk out empty handed. I even purchased my second Mac directly from the Apple store because BB models didn't have large enough HD's. About five years ago they decided to focus their entire business model on mobile devices. So there you have it.

 
 Posted:   May 11, 2013 - 9:16 AM   
 By:   Dyfrynt   (Member)

Nowadays with Best Buy as the only game in a lot of towns (they drove everyone else out of business), they have become Worst Buy. Their prices are ridiculous and their selection pitiful. Like Solium I used to buy from BB a lot years ago. Back when they were the best buy.

Those days are gone. And the company is whining that it is losing sales. And they want to blame it on everything except the real problem. They are no longer the best buy.

But back OT. It really ticks me off that STTMP is still only available on BluRay in the theatrical release. All the money they spent to upgrade the effects for the DVD, and now they are too cheap to do a little more work and give us the STTMP Director's Cut in BluRay. NOT happy!

 
 Posted:   May 11, 2013 - 9:42 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Just received my BluRay today! cool As far as the directors cut goes, I am sure they will eventually re-redo the effects in HD, and put it out once again. It's just a matter of time. Personally I am glad it worked out this way. Because if the CGI had been done in HD, then we would never have gotten the original theatrical version unaltered.

Edit: The BluRay says, "Not Rated". Could have sworn it was rated "G". On the disc itself it says,
"US NOT RATED/CAN G". WTF is that supposed to mean? confused

 
 Posted:   May 11, 2013 - 5:06 PM   
 By:   Dyfrynt   (Member)

Not rated in U.S. - rated G in Canada?????

 
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