Star Trek: The Next Generation has a lot in common with Star Trek: The Motion Picture, including characters, tone, and design. It only makes sense that Picard does a similar scan of the bridge when he first walks on to it in Encounter at Farpoint that Kirk does in TMP. This was an easier panorama stitch than the TMP bridge, mostly because PhotoShop was able to at least automerge the two screenshots on the left hand side. The other two needed to be hand placed. The pan is faster than the one in TMP, so there is some obvious motion blur that can’t be helped. There was also the problem of the camera lowering during the pan, making me skew the whole left side upward, and some content-aware fill needed to be placed in empty areas.
Can you think of any other panning shots that would make great panoramas? Let me know. Click the image to see it at full, 1080px height.
Thanks to Trekcore’s relentless screencap work, I’ve put together a few panos of my own. Not nearly as wide as the two you’ve posted, or necessarily as clean, but still fun.
I like the engineering one where you see the obvious stunt doubles three times.
Reason enough to do it!
What is Data doing with his hands?
He’s an android, and listening to his favorite kind of music…
It’s an affectation he had early in the series. He’d wiggle, or “calibrate”, his fingers like a pianist before beginning a job. It’s just a cute, roboty something.
Never noticed it. I need to look for that now.
I do a sort of tennis-serve follow-through when I hit “return” or “enter” on the keyboard after typing a bunch of text. My wife calls it a flourish.