Daren Dochterman, the Visual Effects Supervisor on the Directors’ Edition of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, has been working on a CGI-enhanced version of "The Doomsday Machine" for many years. He even presented a version of his work to Paramount TV over 2 years before they decided to give Star Trek Remastered the go ahead. That version has been available at his site (TrekEnhanced.com) and on YouTube for over a year, but Dochterman has been quietly working on a ‘final version’ which he announced at his site today.
Getting it out of his system
Daren talked to TrekMovie about why he has decided to complete this labor of love. "I just need to get it out of my system," says Dochterman, "in a way I need to make this part of my life complete." Dochterman is hoping to have the full ‘Trek Enhanced’ version of "The Doomsday Machine" available to view before the CBS Star Trek Remastered version is aired on February 10th. Daren says that he isn’t trying to compete with CBS, but just wants fans to see how he would have done the show. Besides the preview image above, he has also released his final Trek Enhanced version of the opening titles (see below). In a week he will release a preview, with the full episode appearing a week later. Once complete Daren can get focus on his real work, he is currently doing designs for the upcoming Get Smart movie.
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