Designing the Living Machine

5 thoughts on “Designing the Living Machine”

  1. I believe that the image shown here is Mike Minor’s concept of V’Ger for the Phase II television pilot. If you look at the enlarged image, you can see Minor’s signature at the lower right. For certain, this image pre-dates the production of The Motion Picture because Starlog published a photo of Minor in front of this rendering back in 1977 or so.

    1. Hi Nick,

      Yes, that’s the picture I meant. BTW, I love the website and am astounded at all the images that I’ve never seen before.

      I really am interested in the production of the Phase II series and wished there was more imagery available of the sets as they stood before the switch-over to the Motion Picture. I’ve found some very nice photos in old issues of Fantastic Films as well as poorly reproduced images from the Enterprise Incidents fanzine and wished that better versions were available!

      No matter, your website is great and will keep me entertained for a good long time!

  2. I think you may be right. Let me correct that in the article.

    Thanks for the kind words about the site! It is hard to find quality pictures of the Phase II sets. There is some test footage from 1977 of the Engineering set (here) but of the Bridge, I’ve only seen a couple of photographs and no photos of the Sickbay set, as far as I know.

  3. Hey Nick,

    Yes, that illustration of V’Ger is definitely the Star Trek Phase II version as designed by Mike Minor. His signature is on it in fact. Hope you are doing well my friend!!

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