The Crash

Jones and Smith bring the craft down, but not before it destroys the enormous Unisphere and digs itself into the ground. This crash, realized by ILM as a huge miniature shoot, is quite reminiscent of ILM's wonderful work on STAR TREK GENERATIONS, as the Enterprise-D crash landed on a planet.

This saucer sequence was realized by a 1/6-scale miniature shoot at ILM stages. The nine foot long saucer was guided into the Unisphere using many cables, and the sphere was rigged to explode with pyrotechnic charges. The ILM digital unit performed a massive amount of wire-removal for these shots.

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