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Star Trek Remastered by TorqueWench
Started on: 09-30-2006 01:29 PM
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have you seen it?
do you like it?
are you in favor of it?
do you think it enriches the original series, and gives it gravitas and a sense of greater visual depth than ever before?

i have only watched a low res avi of 'Balance of Terror' harvested from newsgroups, so cannot speak to the total experience of watching TOS in HD with enhanced visual effects on our HDTV.
our D.C station has the next episode - 'Naked Time' scheduled for tomorrow (sunday) afternoon and i plan on watching it.

what're your thoughts?

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Yeah, I like 'em. But then again, I am not a purist. A purist would say NEVER touch the originals. I say they should completely redo the old series using CGI and make better effects on the old show. I'd be crucified some places for saying that, but I am in favor of it for any old sci-fi show. Trek and Doctor Who could both benefit from some retro-engineered special effects. I watched the Dr Who episode "Earthshock" a while back with remastered effects. Much better (especially the freighter hitting the Earth's atmosphere and then the explosion on the surface)!

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Originally posted by tutnkmn:

Yeah, I like 'em. But then again, I am not a purist. A purist would say NEVER touch the originals. I say they should completely redo the old series using CGI and make better effects on the old show. I'd be crucified some places for saying that, but I am in favor of it for any old sci-fi show. Trek and Doctor Who could both benefit from some retro-engineered special effects. I watched the Dr Who episode "Earthshock" a while back with remastered effects. Much better!


I say dont touch them. Part of what makes them what they are is the effects. They were making it all up as they went along and breaking new ground.

All this CGI in movies is over-rated ( and i do 3D as a hobby )

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I say dont touch them. Part of what makes them what they are is the effects. They were making it all up as they went along and breaking new ground.

All this CGI in movies is over-rated ( and i do 3D as a hobby )


But you could still have both. New masters for the updated version and a "classic version." That's where I think we are with Trek. I just don't think they did enough with the new versions.
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I vote for both. Like Lucas' remasterings of the Star Wars movies, my primary complaint wasn't the changes, it was that I couldn't still have the originals as well.
I finally broke down and bought the DVDs of Ep4-6 when they came out last year since Lucas had repeatedly said the originals would no longer be released. Now, he's done just that. But I am reluctant to give him any more of my money.

I grew up on Star Trek, so I would want the originals preserved, but I love what can be done with effects today and would enjoy seeing a remastered and updated version. At least they're just redoing effects and not altering story lines, like Lucas did.
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I remember watching something or other about the enhancements that they did of "The Trouble with Tribbles" footage to match up with the DS9 episode "Trials and Tribblations." Leonard Nimoy had spilled coffee on his tunic, which wasn't visible at all on the original film. When they "restored" the film to put Sisko and Dax into the scene (Where Kirk gets an intercom call from Nils Baris, then berates him), it was clearly visible.

The things that you could get away with in the 1960's....
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