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Remastered “Friday’s Child” Screenshots and Video [UPDATED] January 6, 2007

by Matt Wright , Filed under: TOS Remastered,TOS-R Screenshots/Video , trackback

Here are the usual assortment of screenshots from the remastered Friday’s Child.

SFX Video


New and Old

Approaching Capella IV
Orbit of Capella IV (1)
Orbit of Capella IV (2)
Orbit of Capella IV (3)
Sensor Chart
The Enterprise warps back
Klingon Ship
New Phaser Effect
Click for video clip (WMV)
Old Phaser Effect
Leaving Capella IV


Assorted Shots

The redshirt bites the dust

High Teer Akaar


The Klingon scout Kras

Always the action hero, Kirk holds Kras at knife point

I’ll touch you in anyw ay or manner that my professional judgement indicates

Scotty smells a rat

A side view of the saucer section

Leonard James Akaar

What language is McCoy speaking?

Leonard… James… Akaar


1. Chris - January 6, 2007

Enterprise is missing the lights under the hanger doors. Everything else looks great.

2. Josh T. (Tiberius) Kirk Esquire' - January 6, 2007

#%@!^%@^%&^%$ I missed it.

3. Laserlover2254 - January 6, 2007


At least the Scout ship was a new, although low-budget design! FRAK!

4. Laserlover2254 - January 6, 2007

The old one, I mean.

THe new one is another Battlecrusier, which isn’t that bad… just lacking in variety.

The scout vessel was implied as being quite inferior to the Enterprise, onscreen I think..

Oh yeah, and here’s another grade of mine: C+

5. Al - January 6, 2007

I thought the original phaser FX were “burnt in” and could not be redone – not without going back to the original negative I mean?

6. Josh T. (Tiberius) Kirk Esquire' - January 6, 2007

Perhaps there is no contradiction.

“Klingon” Kras arrived on Capella in a scout craft launched from the D-7 Battlecruiser that played cat n’ mouse with the Starship Enterprise , thereby validating both Kras and Scotty’s statements.

7. Skippy 2k - January 6, 2007

I haven’t seen the actual ep yet but from those pics above…why can’t they do that with more of the phaser fx shots!? I’m sure there are those thr would rather not change them but they look good to me. The other shots as well, the updated klingon ship (hard to make out more than the D7 shape but could be different as well) and the update to the blue screen and dot. :)

Can’t wait to see the video!

8. Josh T. (Tiberius) Kirk Esquire' - January 6, 2007


I think it’s wise we view this entire project as a proverbial testbed for experimentation, resulting in the final DVD Star Trek “Own you” collection in 2 or 3 short years.

9. Gary - January 6, 2007

I just watched this episode for the first time in 20 years and I noticed the part where Spock refers to “suitable tensile cohesion” is missing. I remember something about Scotty saying “Fool me once…”

Bah! I can’t watch these episodes anymore!

10. Superbatman - January 6, 2007

Was it too much trouble to come up with a new Klingon scout ship? Other than that, the episode was great.

11. Matt Wright - January 6, 2007

#9 “suitable tensile cohesion” I know was in it when I watched it earlier this evening.

12. Anthony Pascale - January 6, 2007

great work Matt….glad to see screenshots again…look forward to the video

i like the phaser effect, and that is exactly what a klingon ship facing you down from a distance would look like…the original was silly looking

and is it just me…or does that last picture suggest a caption contest.


13. Jim J - January 6, 2007

Loved it, just loved it-great shots!

14. ALLAN ROSE - January 6, 2007

Julie Newmar is still pregant and clothed from head to toe. Well i guess they couldnt fix that part. Gee what a waste of one hot babe!

15. Josh - January 7, 2007

I’m glad they finally updated a hand phaser blast, I was hoping, and thought the remastering should have had that from the go.

16. T Negative - January 7, 2007

There always seems to be a small surprise with every new episode. This one had the re-done phaser effects which looked MUCH better than the original. Hopefully they do the same from now on. Great Job!!

FWIW, the Phaser 1 effects from “Return of the Archons” were terrible and would benefit greatly if they did the same job there.

17. scott - January 7, 2007

I wish I could vote for Scotty for president. He knows how to handle a Situation.

18. David - January 7, 2007

FINALLY REMASTERED HAND PHASER EFFECTS, now the st-r team should go back and do that VERY SAME THING TO ALL hand phaser scenes. i didnt like the close up shot of the planet though…i was expecting to see detail, and instead, we got to see 1701 in orbit of Google Earth.

19. Jeff - January 7, 2007

Haven’t seen it yet, but from those shots, damn they’ve really started to nail those nacelle caps! :D Looks gorgeous, can’t wait to see it.

20. Mark2000 - January 7, 2007

I still think the ship is a bit flat compared to the original, but over all good. The star fields are awful though. They look more and more like a windows screen saver. Lastly I like the new phaser beam, but the dissolve effect is just not right. Check out my version of an updated TOS disintegration at the end of this 1:30 minute movie to see how I think it would be better done

21. Lti - January 7, 2007

Well i am glad they finally decided to update the phaser effects. Of all the things that could possibly be improved the phaser effects rate highest in my view.

22. Adam Cohen - January 7, 2007

#12 Anthony,

Ah, you’re still sassing us from paradise. I love it. YES, a thousand times YES we must have a caption contest. Prizes? An all-expense paid trip to a local recycling plant? A surplus Dr. Beverly Crusher action figure from 1995? Give the word, Anthony, or do you think I need to get out and push?

-Adam in relatively warm (70-degrees F) New York!

23. Thomas Jensen - January 7, 2007

Much better hand phaser firing effect, planet orbits, etc. Love the fact that the stars move faster when the ship is going faster, but no goofy color shift. It is simple as before, but now better. Somehow it seems more realistic without these ‘transition’ to warp effects.

But, someone needs to tweak the mix of the singer during the titles. Too much of that soprano scream stuff over and above the other music. Is anyone else hearing this? The original second season mix didn’t emphasize the singer this much.

This is the audio version of the “nacelle cap” controversy right here.

Someone please fix!

24. Matt Wright - January 7, 2007

#23 yep, the mix is different, the singer is now more ephasised than before. It always throws me off a little when I hear it.

25. Stanky McFibberich - January 7, 2007

I agree on the singer. Bring up the instrumental and get it to blend.

26. test - January 7, 2007

just testing, sorry

27. Duane Boda - January 7, 2007

# 9 I can’t blame you there. Until they release these episodes in full High DF without the commercials they why bother watching any of these? It would be akin to paying $10.00 for a $2.00 Big Mac at McDonalds…..Thanks but No Thanks!

28. Joe Coatar - January 7, 2007

the effects reel is up

29. Spirit - January 7, 2007

What went wrong with the lighting of the CGI Enterprise in this episode? The comparison shows clearly how the old shots look far more realistic (when the Enterprise is concerned) due to the CGI ship looking terribly flat and under-lit. More like a videogame sprite than a three-dimensional ship.

Not a good job this time.

30. planettom - January 7, 2007

I guess outfitting their 7-foot bodyguards in lavender outfits with pink furry boas makes them tougher.

This is actually a better episode than I remember. Probably most interesting is the pretty complex anthropological situation, and the concept that McCoy has spent several months on this planet earlier in his Starfleet career. For 1960s TV scifi, this is an impressive accomplishment (kudos to D.C. Fontana).

That’s quite a thing that unfolds out of Sulu’s console.

Did I blink and miss it, or did they cut out Scotty’s “Fool me twice, shame on me” speech?

Julie Newmar is hot, pregnant or not.

“I’m a doctor, not an escalator!”

Yea, again with the Vasquez Rocks!

I must be getting old; I’m starting to mix up my Olde Trek episodes. I was waiting this whole episode for a white gorilla with a horn and a witchy woman to show up.

31. Jim J - January 7, 2007

#29-Sorry, but I totally disagree. Go back and compare to the look of the ship to the model used in Balance of Terror. The lighting is TONS better plus it’s not so freakin’ light that it about blinds you, like in some of the old episodes before the updated effects. It also has a sense of scale and mass now. Keep it up, CBS Digital.

32. RoadSiren21 - January 7, 2007

hi guys! it’s my first time to post here!

dont forget the “oochy, woochy, kootchy, koooo…” hehe!

love the screenshots that i’ve been seeing here these past few months.. unfortunately, i won’t be able to watch those because i’m based on the other side of the planet…manila, philippines.. so i’ll probably try to find the episodes in bittorrent…

great site! keep up the good work..

33. jonboc - January 7, 2007

The ship looked very nice again and I especially love the massiveness of the planet in relation to the Enterprise in the very beginning. And the ship, in all its various angles, really looked great. As far as the scout ship goes, I really don’t get the obsession with this. Scotty and the crew wasn’t supposed to see it up close, therefore we, the audience shouldn’t see it up close either as there was never any interior activities on that vessel. If you want to see what it looked like, go find a fan blueprint of it somewhere, because the way the story unfolds we are never supposed to see it close up. I didn’t like the hand phaser upgrades and dissolves…the first one was too fast…I like a sloow burn and fade out. The second one was better on the fade out, and the color matching the beam was ok, (although I prefer the searing electric energy of the blue beam to the “lets heat up a rock” red beam) but I like the original animation of the phaser impact more than the replacement. Chekov’s screen was a nice touch and it’s nice to see them take the time to do such things when the opportunity presents itself. All in all, fun episode, classic Kirk, Spock Mcoy exchanges and a great showcase for McCoy and Scotty (he would have made a great captain) The ship and planet sequences were particularly gorgeous this week. Nice to have my weekly remasterd fix again!

34. steve - January 7, 2007

#28-Hi Joe,

Love your effects reels every week, thanks for your efforts, BUT

didn’t see the much-talked about phaser effects shots on this week’s!

Thanks again!

35. steve - January 7, 2007

I’m for the most part happy with the new effects, but I still feel the Enterprise should be white (making it look light gray in space for lack of light) whereas the new effects show it as a kind of gunmetal gray which causes it to “wash out” quite a bit in contrast to the backgrounds. The shots would be more striking if the ship was lighter in color.

36. Nelson - January 7, 2007

Thought Friday’s Child looked good overall!

The ability for them to change the phaser effect this time I am guessing was possible because there was enough footage before the original beam from Kras started and the footage of Maab standing with arms out that they could still frame the effect in before the original effect started.

In reading Daren’s reviews, I can see what he was commenting on, they light the Enterprise from behind and what you get is a lot of shadowing on the front camera side of the ship. It makes it look very dark.

Additionally, I am curious why my broadcast image looks so dark compared to the screen caps above! Perhaps it’s just my station’s equipment.

37. Nelson - January 7, 2007

Oh yeah, forgot to mention, agreed that the new mix of the 2nd season theme song does over emphasize the soprano’s voice.

And look at the screen caps, Shatner looks so thin!

38. Picardsucks - January 7, 2007

Love any new views of the Ship that side view top saucer was f#ing sweet as was the first pull away from orbit!! I don’t think static photos of cgi animation ever look as good as the in action shots . New phaser effects, new views of the ship, new sensor screen readout and hot Julie NEW-mar. Lot’s of great new stuff. I am surprised this episode is not more controversial as it is a huge pro-life metaphor. Aside from that some neat Kirk knock out punches and wonderful moments for Bones and Scotty gets battlestations command, always a good thing. Bring on my Scalosian spiked coffee!!

39. ECH - January 7, 2007

When watching the show last night I noticed that some of the show had the same quality as it had in the previous CGI transfers which was very good but there were some senes that looked like they where from VHS, very grainny and very dark. Maybe that was how my CW station aired it or what? Also the CGI is good but I wished we could have seen a better klingon ship.

40. Kevin - January 7, 2007

Wow! I watched this episode last night and was very impressed. Finally they’ve started fixing the phaser effect. I hope they do this from now on. The lack of changes to the sound stage set wasn’t as jarring as I thought it would be since the camp scenes were supposed to take place during twilight hours and night. The change to the view screen was great.

Things I didn’t like or understand about this episode: Why is the Federation dealing w/ a race that seems quite primitive? Doesn’t the Prime Directive preclude this? Why is the Klingon not wearing any Klingon make up? He just looks like a guy w/ a beard and no fashion sense.

I seem to remember not liking this episode at all and yet when I saw it last night, I enjoyed it… can effects make that much difference?

41. Nelson - January 7, 2007

One more thing I noticed, the new transfer revealed something I’d never seen before in all my years of watching Trek. The scene where Spock and Kirk use their communicators to set up a sonic disturbance to blow up the rocks, did anyone notice that one shot of Kirk and Spock, you can see in the background, what looks like a tarp? It’s obviously shot outdoors, but the back ground used to look like sky, now it looks like a canvas backdrop.

42. Kyle Nin - January 7, 2007


They don’t really need to show the Klingon ship in any great detail, they just need to show that it’s there. Klingon ships have been shown a lot over all of the episodes and movies of the Star Trek series, so it’s not like I’m missing anything when it’s small and not shown in detail. (The episode “Arena” is a different story, however, because a Gorn ship has never been shown before. They should have taken the opportunity to show that ship in detail. But they didn’t.)


I did notice that. I guess making the picture digitally remastered makes it easier to see these kinds of things now.

43. Greg Stamper - January 7, 2007

Note the “Sunlight” Reflection from the film crew moves off Eleen (in the background) then quickly back on her during McCoy’s “Forget it! I can do it!” Segment.

44. Kyle Nin - January 7, 2007


I agree. Where’s the phaser scene in the FX reel?

45. TomBot2007 - January 7, 2007

Still waiting to see this… but always enjoy the “sneak peek”. I find that usually, the effects look better than the screen caps on here. I can only say it’s presentation. I don’t get the hubbub about the Klingon ship, perhaps we are all getting a little greedy? ;-)

46. Magic_Al - January 7, 2007

Loved the blue scanner screen. I guess that’s what Spock and Chekov see through the hooded viewer normally.

47. CmdrR - January 7, 2007

#9 Yeah, they cut that part in Atlanta, too. I wish someone would turn a vice into a virtue and promote these episodes as whole, complete, uncut. Heaven forbid we miss a commercial!

48. Granger - January 7, 2007

The plusses for me were:
I greatly enjoyed the new space scenes, particularly the close-ups during the search pattern. Wonderful new shots there, with superb handling of ship mass and movement. And the improvements to the screen above the science station were superb as well – right in line with the spirit of the original effect but much improved. I was most surprised to see the changed hand phaser effect, but I guess they had the elements and the time to work on it this time around.

The minuses (which may reflect poor surviving film elements):
I fear that what truly stood out for me in this episode was the poor color and grainy footage in many shots, particularly in some of the inside-tent, cave, and outdoor scenes. Presumably the original shoot had troubles there and/or the negatives are especially deteriorated, since in previous remasterings we’ve been treated to very rich revived colors and lovely lighting but here some of the interior and exterior planet scenes looked pretty bad.

Amen to ratcheting down the singer in the opening – it stands out far too much. But the worst part of this episode was the syndication cut of one of Scotty’s best lines in the series. Another reason to buy the DVDs!

49. Commodore Z - January 7, 2007

I loved the planet, but I thought the lighting on the ship was pretty flat and dull. A definite step backward.

Did they change the video on the conference room table? I don’t remember reflections on the tabletop in the original. It’s hard to tell because my cable company sucks.

50. THEETrekMaster - January 7, 2007

Where was the planet approach shot in the FX reel? DOH!!!

51. Stanky McFibberich - January 7, 2007

Never one of my favorite episodes, but I really enjoyed watching it. Having the picture cleaned up and looking for any subtle or obvious changes is a lot of fun. Can’t wait ’til the next one!

52. Cafe 5 - January 7, 2007

I had to watch only part of the show because it was joined in progress, so
I have to wait a week to see the rest. The new visuals look great. The original
airing of these shows was 51min. That would mean to air them today in the
time allowed they’d have to cut 12min. off each episode so whole scenes
would be cut and a good portion of the dialogue would be missing. It really
is a shame but we see something of the remastered episodes as a tease
and will have to wait for the full version on DVD. CBS is pretty smart.

53. Serenity » Blog Archive » Trek Remastered: ‘Friday’s Child’ - January 7, 2007

[…] More screenshots of this episode here. […]

54. Kyle Nin - January 7, 2007


The episodes that I get are about 45 minutes long, not 39 minutes. Shorter than the original, but not by 12 minutes. Am I getting a longer version than other people?

55. David - January 7, 2007

in the close up orbiting shots, does anyone else think the planet looked like google earth without any detail at all? ive seen planets look much better before this one…

56. ety3 - January 7, 2007

Did George Takei do this episode after he worked on “The Green Berets?”

I ask, because his first line shows a bit of John Wayne’s influence, “Yuh think it’s a Klingon ship?” (I swear, I hear, “Pilgrim,” on the end of that line every time.)

57. Alan - January 7, 2007

One other unfixed glitch — the footage of the throwing star in the teaser shows it missing the tree by a couple of feet, yet the tree falls anyway. Good thing they didn’t work that way later in the episode, when they’re thrown at Kirk and Spock.

58. Stanky McFibberich - January 7, 2007

#55…I thought the planet looked great.
It is good to have the Remastered back after a couple weeks of nothing but that XI drivel to read.

59. Laserlover2254 - January 7, 2007

Logical explanation, Josh. I guess it could work, although I don’t accept it (yet). I give you a B for it.

60. Matt Wright - January 7, 2007

I dunno why Joe didn’t include the phaser effect. I’ll throw up a quick clip of it later on I guess.

61. Holo J - January 7, 2007

I’m in the UK so I dont get remastered Star Trek so I watched my uncut orginal of Fridays Child on DVD on Saturday evening

4, 6&59 When Chekov confims its Klingon Warship cutting across directly across their path, I just assumed the Klingon was just lying when he said it was just a scout ship. He didnt want to give any thing away to kirk so he spun him a lie.

Matt and Joe, many thanks for the clips and pictures its always great to see what the guys at CBS have done.

I was hoping for a bit more for the Klingon ship as I think it looked like they got a bit closer on the original clip. it would have been cool if they had done a shot from behind the klingon ship looking at the Enterprise in the distance to replace one of those long shots but I guess that is too much of a change from the original. But it looks good to me on the whole. Already looking forward to what they do next

62. Jeff Nelson - January 7, 2007

KPDX in Portland, Oregon started the episode five minutes late. Missed the last five minutes as a result of taping it for later viewing. Bloody hell. Now wait for the repeat a week later on Sunday…

63. An olde timey fan - January 7, 2007

#40 – Klingon make-up

Kevin, the original Klingon makeup was done for “Errand of Mercy”. Seems the next time they needed Klingons, the make-up crew pulled a clip and based their work on it.

Trouble was, the clip was from the end — when the Organians were turning back into their natural “energy forms”.

The Klingon make-up was completely washed out by the high intensity lights. Ergo, fair-skinned Klingons!

64. tosh - January 7, 2007

This was a fun episode. One consistent error, which is really not a biggie in the grand scheme of things but something I think most of us notice, is that sometimes the original sound dub misses the opening of the ship doors. So you hear the wooden, drawstring sound of the doors opening, not the “schwiiiip” that you’re accustomed to.

This happened at the start of the “battlestations” sequence, a few moments before Sulu’s helm-mabob popped up. An officer enters the bridge just offscreen and you hear the doors being opened by grips or whatever.

The other detail that is more amusing than anything is that these remasters make Shatner’s hairpiece (especially where it starts, as a makeup-cover just below the hairline) even more visible than ever before.

65. Matt Wright - January 7, 2007

I added a link to a quick WMV format video clip of the two hand phaser shots under the phaser effect images. Enjoy!

66. Kevin - January 8, 2007

#63- thanks for answering my question. Why no one on the cast or crew noticed the difference is still up in the air, but it does answer the question.

After seeing the clip above of the new phaser effect. I’m so glad they worked on it, but I think a little bit more can be done to add perspective to the beam. Starting with the smaller beam and widening it as it gets closer to the camera. A very minor detail and minor creative criticism.

67. paul austin - January 8, 2007

im guessing the reason they felt they could change the phaser disolve effect was because it’s supposed to be a klingon phaser? (although the little I saw of it, it looked federation) otherwise this kinda commits them to redo every phaser effect.

68. Demode - January 8, 2007

Was it a federation phaser or Klingon disrupter? I’m not sure either. Did he take it from Kirk?

69. Ron Jon - January 8, 2007

Yes, they did re-do the tabletop video screen in the conference room. The screen is untouched, but they added a reflection into the shiney tabletop. Very nice, but very subtle. I can see why some people missed it.

70. Skippy 2k - January 8, 2007

I thought it was a phaser type 1, the smaller phaser that fits into the normal handled one. I don’t remember the ep well enough to remember how he got it though.

71. ety3 - January 8, 2007

#67 –

No, it was a Starfleet phaser one. After the rockslide, Kras found it on one of the Capellans.

Personally, the original effect was way too overdone, with a red beam, blue sparkly bits and then a green dissolve. I’m glad they changed it, and I hope they’re able to keep doing it.

I’m also glad they changed the glowing green flat iron into an actual Klingon ship.

72. Cervantes - January 8, 2007

RE-DONE Handphaser disintegration effects…at last!
But will this be the case across all eventual episodes?…

73. Cervantes - January 8, 2007

#66 Kevin

I have to say that I agree with you on the “perspective” of the beam…guess they can’t please us ultra- fussy types all the time…lol!

Having enjoyed seeing this unexpected precident, I would love Anthony to enquire of the CBS Team if this is the start of a trend, where certain handphaser disintegrations are concerned, or just likely to be a one-off instance?

74. neal - January 8, 2007

This episode was nicely redone. For me, the bridge display was the nicest tweak, very understated but clearly better. Lots of folks have commented on the plot problems, but you can forgive a lot when the music is so great. Low-key action became way more exciting with that sharp, percussive, trumpet stabbing music. The later Trek series sure suffer with that nebulous synthesized music. You can’t beat actual brass instruments for raw power.

75. Lao3D - January 8, 2007

Overall a really nice job this week! My one kibbitz would have to be the starfields as well. Some of the shots seemed fine, others have the Enterpise streaking through what looks to be a hail of golf balls. I’m not sure if they are trying deliberately to match the star sizes shot-for-shot from the original show, but some of the new inserts were a bit jarring. I would hope some kind of internal consistency for the “new look” could be reached soon.

76. Scott Gammans - January 8, 2007

Agreed, Neal… Star Trek’s terrific musical scores often carried water for less-than-optimal plots, and this episode is no exception, In fact, one of my favorite sound cues of the series occurs in this episode: when Scotty is in the command chair and issues his orders to leave orbit. Scotty’s reluctant but grim determination to “do the right thing” and go to the aid of the freighter in distress, coupled with the crescendo of the soundtrack… OOOOH!! I always get chill bumps watching that scene, and the new F/X from CBS Digital only heightened my enjoyment of that scene.

77. Dr. Image - January 8, 2007

I’m not a big fan of the new phaser fx. They got lucky with this one because they had a static frame to grab and animate over. I don’t think they’ll have this luxury with other phaser scenes. I wish they would have kept the blue splash/green dissolve instead of going all red- that’s what bugged me. They should keep it from becoming too “TNG.’

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79. Judge - January 8, 2007

How about you disable comments the next time you put up a review of the effects shots. It’s a little too French in here, if you know what I mean.


80. Kyle Nin - January 8, 2007

Can anyone make out the words on the sensor screen (next to the white dot)? I’m assuming that they are words. But they’re too small to read.

81. SithMenace - January 8, 2007

I thought it wasn’t until the opening of The Motion Picture that the Klingons got their darker complexion and ridges. Do we actually see ridges on Klingons somewhere in TOS? From what I remember from watching the re-runs as a kid, they always looked the way they did in Friday’s Child.

82. Old School Trek Nerd - January 8, 2007

Re: #76

That cue always got me too.
It’s been used in other scenes, but I found it to be the most awesomely effective in that particular scene.

83. CmdrR. - January 8, 2007

82 & 76 – Yes, good Trek there.
Gotta grin at another musical upsurge at the start of the tent fight scene. The music is fine. What’s laughable is the fact that Kirk starts the fight by wingin’ a pillow at a Kappellan. The seven foot tall guard half falls off his feet.
Still, a fun episode in places, if not a great one.

84. TomBot2007 - January 8, 2007

Okay, I’ve seen it now… though I did miss the intro, teaser. I liked all the space scenes very much, I really didn’t have any complaints there. The Enterprise looks awesome. Though a small quibble, I think I agree that the tiny Klingon Ship was a little too faithful to the original… especially when it’s clearly not the same ship anymore. ;-) Just a tad larger image would have been great… not filling the screen mind you.
I must be missing the gene to notice men’s hair because I have never really noticed Kirk’s hair. I do however notice the clumsy stunt work sometimes, especially some of the stabbings seem almost theatrically funny. I suppose practicality and standands&practices of the time have something to do with it. You can’t be too harsh on them for doing the best with what they could and were “allowed” to do.
Personally, the only fix, I saw “needed” was the laughable sonic landslide. I suppose there could have been some combustable elements in the explosion… but it is obviously a pyrotechnic effect, perhaps the flash could have been suppressed or obscured? ;-)
Oh, and I hereby nominate Kras as lamest Klingon ever, even below that dingbat in Star Trek V.

85. Thomas Jensen - January 8, 2007

With all the great comments about the visuals of these episodes, many representing my observations, I feel comfortable confining myself to my vendetta against the squealing soprano in the titles. I have #24 Matt, #25 Stanky, #37 Nelson and #48 Granger with me on this one. (These guys read like characters from a Simpson’s episode).

Anyway, can someone from high above address this one for the fans? What gives with the singer??? I love the fact that they’ve re-recorded the music; heck I wish everything were redone in Dolby 5.1 stereo! But for heaven’s sake, can’t they get the mix right between the music and the singer???

It’s just too much, ahh, ahh, ahh, aaaaahh, aaaaahhhhh over and above the music! Yes, I do want the singer there, but I can just see it now: if this were a ‘Family Guy’ episode they’d make fun of the titles by only including the soprano singer without the music.

Anthony, can this aspect of the remastering get some airtime? I’d really like our friends at CBS digital/music to be aware of this. Yep, it’s a nitpick, just as the issues we had with the ship were, but this, I’d hate to buy the DVD’s and have this be changed from the original title music.

Now, back to our regularly scheduled visual comments….

86. Dr. Image - January 8, 2007

I like how Kras keeps dusting himself off throughout the episide.
And Shat has a new toupee in this one- with an even lower hairline.

87. Father Rob - January 8, 2007

The only shot I had problems with was the opening shot of the Enterprise closing on the planet… it looked far too 50’s to me… bad perspective.

88. CC - January 8, 2007

The phaser upgraded shot is fantastic, the only gripe I had with it is the speed at which it shoots though…the beam seems a little slow as it comes out of the phaser, which gives it an unnatural look. If they speed that up a bit, it would help a lot.

And agree with everyone when they say go back and revise the old episodes with the new effect, at least for the DVD release.

89. Matt Wright - January 8, 2007

#88 you realize of course that is the speed of the original effect, so they had to follow the timing of the original.

90. Tanru - January 8, 2007

The planet rotates opposite to Earth… was anything mentioned in the episode to make it like this? One would also assume that the Enterprise is in a synchronous orbit so the planet should be rotating in the opposite direction. (Check it out in the video towards the end as the Enterprise leaves orbit.)

91. Stanky McFibberich - January 8, 2007

I am not seeing any hairpiece on Shatner. Looks real to me, even if it isn’t. As for the stabbings, I don’t need to see blood or more ‘realistic’ depictions of that to get the idea. I prefer it to be off-camera anyway and become part of the imagination, much as when Newmar clubs Bones with the rock. If it weren’t for this Remastered effort, I’m not sure when or if I would have ever watched this episode again. I’m glad I did.

92. Josh T. (Thesaurus) Kirk Esquire' - January 8, 2007

I’m not so certain the disruptor effect will be a consistent change throughout the episodes- if anything, it seems the team made the effects more consistent with other incidents of Phaser/Disruptor disintegration, i.e. Mirror, Mirror et al.

93. Robert Bernardo - January 8, 2007

RoadSiren21 wrote:

> unfortunately, i won’t be able to watch those because i’m based on the
> other side of the planet…manila, philippines..

Hey, my father was from Cabanatuan, and I had relatives in Quezon City. If you need some help in seeing the remastered episodes, I can send you a package (but in won’t be in a big Balikbayan box). :-)

94. Kevin - January 8, 2007

# 81, Klingons in the original series did not have ridges. They did however have beards, a brownish complexion and big poofy eyebrows. There are two places I can think of that they did not. This episode, and Trouble w/ Tribbles. -Koloth never appeared to be wearing any make up, while other Klingons seemed darker (darker compared to white guys that is, though not by much) in complexion. In the other episodes they were brownish Klingon color.

95. tosh - January 8, 2007

#91: Well, re: the hairpiece action… it’s simple to spot actually. For a more obvious example, look at the screenshot of High Teer Akarr above. If you look at his hairline at the top of his forehead, you’ll notice a mysterious line just 1-2mm below it. This is the makeup concealing the lip of his big ‘ol wig.

This happens with Shatner’s hairline too, it’s more clearly evident when you know what you’re looking at. :-)

96. Ken - January 8, 2007

Anyone notice in the leaving Capella IV side-by-side above that the Enterprise just looks thicker? The model seems more sleek… the CGI saucer section is fatter. Also, it looks like generally the CGI ship looks like its “put on a few pounds.” I have noticed this in a lot of the CGI shots. Just a observation….

97. SithMenace - January 9, 2007

#94 Thanks, I thought that TMP was the first appearance of ridged Klingons, which by the way is my favorite opening scene of all the films. As far as the darker complexion, I don’t ever remember them looking like anything more than slightly tanned white guys in TOS. Take Journey To Babel for instance, they have more hair and the grumpy disposition, but I just don’t remember them looking darker than in Friday’s child or Trouble with Tribbles.

While we’re on the subject, has there ever been an explanation for this apparent break in canon, considering TMP was just a few years after TOS? Were they all supposed to be from Kronos? It would be cool if Abrams had TOS style Klingons in the movie and described how they’re from a different part of Kronos or something. Or TOS Klingons are the “elite” class, while “the ridges” serve as the military.

98. Kevin - January 9, 2007

It was explained on Enterprise. Exactly how they were able to reverse the damage sometime between the end of TOS and TMP was not.

The Klingons being from different parts of the planet would not work b/c TOS (Kang, Kor, and Kolath) Klingons appeared in DS9 and VOY w/ ridges.

Here’s a picture of Kor, the first Klingon seen on Star Trek made up w/ brown make up.

99. Matt Wright - January 9, 2007

Oh Enterprise has some BS explanation for the ridges as I recall.

And yes many klingons were made to be darker (or at last more tan). Kor from Errand of Mercy and Kang’s group from Day of the Dove most of whom clearly had bronzer smeared on their faces to appear “exotic”, lol.

100. TomBot2007 - January 9, 2007

hey Stanky, you seem to think I want more blood… Not at all, I’d preferred better stuntwork, but I understand they did the best they could. :-)

101. SithMenace - January 9, 2007

98. “Exactly how they were able to reverse the damage sometime between the end of TOS and TMP was not.”

Reverse the damage? I’m not sure what you mean, I’m not familiar with Enterprise at all…What was the Enterprise explanation?

102. Kevin - January 9, 2007

Ok, this kind of a derailment off topic, but what the heck. In Enterprise, the Klingon Empire (the Klingons looked like the familiar ridged forheaded aliens from the later incarnations of ST) obtained DNA from what they called augments. These were the genetically engineered supermen from the Eugenics wars (i.e. Kahn). Worried that Starfleet was genitically altering it’s people to launch an attack against the Klingons they decided to use it to enhance thier DNA. This caused a mutated virus that was killing Klingons and causing the physical and appearently some synaptic changes ( Although never fully explained the new genetic code was probably introduced using a virus). It started spreading through the Klingon empire like a plague. The virus’s leathal effects were cured but resulted in mutating Klingons through out the Empire. This explains both the physical changes and why the Klingons seemed a bit more (not a whole lot, but a little) wussy in TOS as compared to the movies and tv shows that followed.

So how they were able to reverse the physical and mental damage before TPM was never fully explained, though Dr. Phlox (Enterprise’s CMO) did hint that over time it may be possible to reverse many of the effects.

103. Kevin - January 9, 2007

Sorry that’s TMP

104. SithMenace - January 10, 2007

102. Thanks Kevin. I think it’s kind of interesting how they tried to tie it into Khan/Eugenics storyline, and at least Enterprise attempted to explain it.

Just so you know, I watched TOS reruns as a kid and then watched about 1 season of TNG. With the exception of FC the movies were pretty much over for me with Generations. I have never seen DS9, Voy or Enterprise. So I’m very excited about TOSR and Trek XI.

105. Bully - January 13, 2007

Not a Remastered comment, but I’ve always loved how Leonard Nimoy says “gonna” in his final line about Kirk and McCoy being insufferable all day. Not “going to”…very clearly “gonna.” is represented by Gorilla Nation. Please contact Gorilla Nation for ad rates, packages and general advertising information.