I am an addict, and Doug Drexler is my dealer.
This bastard, with all his pictures and graphics and stories about Star Trek as told from the point of view of someone WHO WAS THERE, working on shows every day; how dare he post such tantalizing morsels of fanboy goodness on his website and just leave them there for me to drool over? It’s killing me, I tell you! I am powerless to resist. No matter how many times I say aloud, “I won’t go back. He can’t keep posting good stuff like that forever. He has to have run out by now,” I succumb to temptation over and over again. And each time I return? There’s more stuff to ogle.
What’s new there since my last visit? Among the juicy tidbits and insights from Trek‘s past he’s offering now, are two entries of particular note:
The First, posted on October 11th, showcases pictures and reminiscing of Doug and other members of the production crew in 1996, working on the re-created sets for the original Enterprise, as seen in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “Trials and Tribble-ations.” It’s not enough that these folks get to do something like this and get paid for it. Oh, no. They have to joke around and have all sorts of other fun while they’re doing it.
Rub it in, why dontcha.
The Second, also posted on the 11th, revisits a graphic Doug created for the Star Trek: Enterprise two-part episode “In A Mirror, Darkly.” Yeah, the one where they got to build the original series sets AGAIN, with even more detail and AwesomeSauce thrown in this time around. The graphic is a “cutaway” technical schematic of a Constitution-class starship. Here’s a taste, but you need to go to the site and see the full-sized version to really get your nerd on in first-rate fashion:
Yeah, I had to change my shorts after seeing that one, too.
If the original Star Trek series is not your thing, Doug’s blog is chock full of all kinds of other stuff. For example, check out this recent entry highlighting visual FX master Gary Hutzel as he works on a Piece of Sweetness for the still-forthcoming Battlestar Galactica prequel, Caprica. That’ll get your pilot lit.
My name is Dayton, and I’m a fan of Doug Drexler.