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Star Control 3's Sa-Matra (intro movie) similar to Star Control 2's boxart ship
« on: August 18, 2008, 03:45:37 pm »

Whilst I was browsing Anthony's excellent Star Controller, I noticed something:
Star Control 3's Sa-Matra from the introduction movie looks rather similar to Star Control 2's boxart:

Way to go, Star Control 3 team! Tongue
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Re: Star Control 3's Sa-Matra (intro movie) similar to Star Control 2's boxart ship
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2008, 04:00:58 pm »

I'm pretty confident, that on the box it was supposed to be Ur-Quan ship.
Other than that, have anyone played "Mission critical"? The science vessel looks remarkably similar too.
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Re: Star Control 3's Sa-Matra (intro movie) similar to Star Control 2's boxart ship
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2008, 05:04:49 pm »

I always figured it was Starbase, seeing as it's hovering above Earth and (mostly) surrounded by ships the New Alliance can build.
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Re: Star Control 3's Sa-Matra (intro movie) similar to Star Control 2's boxart ship
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2008, 10:15:12 pm »

Don't try to make sense of that box art. It will only end it tears.
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Re: Star Control 3's Sa-Matra (intro movie) similar to Star Control 2's boxart ship
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2008, 12:21:59 am »

That bit on the bottom of the boxart looks almost like a HL2 troop canister. Weird...
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« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2008, 08:15:40 pm »

Way to go, SC3 team? No. No. Just... no. That is not the Sa-matra. Seriously, it just isn't.
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« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2008, 01:34:28 am »

Way to go, SC3 team? No. No. Just... no. That is not the Sa-matra. Seriously, it just isn't.

It's something. I sort of like it. Not as a Sa-Matra though.
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Re: Star Control 3's Sa-Matra (intro movie) similar to Star Control 2's boxart ship
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2008, 06:39:37 pm »

I thought that was supposed to be the escape pod after the captain blows up his ship and the Sa-Matra
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« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2008, 07:25:26 pm »

I thought that was supposed to be the escape pod after the captain blows up his ship and the Sa-Matra

No. There is a VUX ship in front of the thing (it's wing drawn  on top of the round pod thingie) and much smaller , so the spacecraft is way too big to be an escape pod .
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« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2008, 01:35:51 pm »

I meant the left image Tongue
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Re: Star Control 3's Sa-Matra (intro movie) similar to Star Control 2's boxart s
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2008, 11:30:12 pm »

I'm thinking it's not. It appears as if the original precursor vessel is sitting on the fuel silo or whatever of the bigger ship. It blends in really well, so it's difficult to see it.
A terrible portrayal of the sa matra though.

What I want to know is what that thing behind the captain is in the original box art. It looks like one of those deep sea lantern fish.
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« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2008, 08:41:55 am »

What I want to know is what that thing behind the captain is in the original box art. It looks like one of those deep sea lantern fish.

I think it was supposed to be Kohr-Ah. From the SC2 races it most fits the Umgah...
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« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2008, 09:47:05 am »

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What I want to know is what that thing behind the captain is in the original box art. It looks like one of those deep sea lantern fish.

That angry red thing with all the teeth? That's not in the game. To echo another poster...

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Re: Star Control 3's Sa-Matra (intro movie) similar to Star Control 2's boxart s
« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2008, 07:49:47 pm »

I'm thinking it's not. It appears as if the original precursor vessel is sitting on the fuel silo or whatever of the bigger ship. It blends in really well, so it's difficult to see it.
A terrible portrayal of the sa matra though.

Heh, I didn't even see that. It's been so long since I've played that game that I almost feel nostalgic about it...
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« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2008, 01:15:36 am »

Same here...

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