This stunt version of the Son’a “Sawed-off-shotgun” was used during the production of Star Trek: Insurrection. Stunt props are often made of special material to protect the stunt actor. This prop has a soft foam main body which is painted black with silver highlights. The weapon features a plastic round tip with silver emitter and a black plastic round tubing stock. It measures 30in x 8in x 7in. The rifle shows signs of wear from production use.
Three different races use this kind of weapon in Star Trek: Insurrection: the powerful Son’a and their servants, the Tarlac and the Ellora.
The Son’a shotgun was designed by Ed Natividad. He was both a storyboard and conceptual artist for Star Wars Episode I and II. As a conceptual artist he helped shape the look of Episode I’s architectural elements, costumes and weaponry. Ed started working at George Lucas’ special effects company Industrial Light & Magic in 1994. His work in the film industry has been on various productions such as Star Wars: Episodes I & II, Armageddon, Batman & Robin, Forrest Gump, Matrix II & III and Terminator 3, Transformers and many of the major blockbuster films.
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