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Old 07-24-2019, 10:01 AM
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Originally Posted by commasense View Post
I think I've mentioned this before, but a few decades ago I worked at the National Air and Space Museum and we were able to screen a few episodes of the original Star Trek series on 35mm prints lent to us by Paramount. Seeing them fill a significant portion of the IMAX screen made the presence of stunt doubles in the fight scenes painfully obvious. I haven't watched the same episodes in HD or 4K, but I imagine it's pretty obvious on a good TV these days, too.
I stumbled across episodes of Star Trek running on BBC America the other night, and watched the last half of Space Seed, wherein Kirk engages in a hand-to-hand battle with Khan. It was discernable when the stunt doubles were used, quite apart from the fact they were doing stunts.