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Review of “All Our Yesterdays” Remastered April 24, 2007

by Dennis Russell Bailey , Filed under: Review,TOS Remastered , trackback

“Will the last one through the time machine please turn out the lights?”
The sun of the planet Sarpeidon will explode in less than four hours, destroying everything for hundreds of millions of miles around.  Since long-range scans show no intelligent life on the planet in need of rescue, Captain Kirk thinks it would be a good idea to go there and nose around for a while just before the big bang.

Who knows, maybe the Prime Directive has a special exemption in these cases for looting or something.

Enterprise’s sensors failed to detect one Mr. AtoZ (A-to-Z!  And he’s a librarian!  Get it?  Get it?) as does Spock’s tricorder.  Like many "Star Trek" aliens, AtoZ speaks perfect English but is incapable of communicating in an assertive manner, thus motivating a "Three’s Company" plot – that is, one in which nothing would happen if anyone directly asked or answered the simplest of questions (such as "Where exactly did you come from, especially you there with the pointed ears which we Sarpeidonites noticeably lack?" or "Where exactly did everyone go and exactly how?")

In short order, Kirk finds himself in seventeenth-century Sarpeidonite England, defending a Sarpeidonite Irish thief from a mob and getting imprisoned for Sarpeidonite witchcraft.  Spock and McCoy take a wrong turn and wind up in the Sarpeidonite Ice Age with a young woman named Zarabeth, who evidently shares a couturier with Loana from "One Million Years B.C." and who wants to jump Spock’s bones.


If you’re keeping score, make that Spock: 1, Kirk: 0

It’s McCoy’s turn to be the deductive and logical one this week, pointing out to an increasingly twitchy Spock that the Vulcan is thinking with a different set of nerve endings than usual.

With the aid of another time refugee, Kirk manages to return to his own time, where he beats a septuagenarian in hand-to-hand combat.  Spock returns with McCoy, and Enterprise warps out just before Mr. AtoZ‘s replicas get fired in an unfortunately literal way.

“If my agent calls…”
Mariette Hartley looking fetching in a skimpy outfit, Nimoy’s tough-guy delivery of Spock’s threats to McCoy and Kelley’s reading of the line “Five thousand years before you were born!” are chief among the few pleasures of this lackluster paint-by-numbers episode.  At this point in the third season everyone working on “Star Trek” was a few weeks away from unemployment, and distraction from the work on the stage seems evident in many ways.  While Nimoy and Kelley do give the silly story their best, Shatner walks through what little he’s given to do.  Chomsky’s direction is listless and unconvincing.  That last is particularly noticeable in the little bits of physical action scattered through Shatner’s scenes: a swordfight resolved when Kirk’s opponent obviously simply drops his sword on cue, Kirk “overpowering” his jailer with a little spin that would get him booted from an early round of “Dancing With The Stars.”

Basic story logic is muddy at best in “All Our Yesterdays.”  For one thing, every other human being on the planet has gone into the past, yet AtoZ is hanging around until the last instant before Armageddon for…what, exactly?  There’s no good answer other than “He’s waiting to meet Kirk and Spock so the story can happen.”  

A great deal is made of the need for folks to be “prepared” by the “Atavachron” before they journey into the past, lest they die; conversely, once so prepared they will die immediately upon their return to the “present.”  This plot point apparently is supposed to justify Spock’s emotional regression during his sojourn to Sarpeidon’s Ice Age, yet aside from a moment in which Spock (and Spock alone) stands next to the Atavachron while conversing with ATOZ there’s neither opportunity nor any evidence that he or McCoy are processed in any way that Kirk is not.  Further, the fact that neither of them suffers any ill effects upon returning to the present suggests that they were not prepared by the machine – in which case, why did Spock get so worked up back there in the cave?  One can, I suppose, make up explanations for all of that and on a good week it might be worth the effort.  “All Our Yesterdays” doesn’t provide satisfactions sufficient to excuse the writer and director for not doing their jobs.

One feels for Hartley.  Her character exists in order to provide a romantic interest in the story for Spock, yet in too many scenes her part consists of staring demurely into the middle distance while Spock essentially talks to himself.  Damn but she does look good doing it, though.

All in all, this one’s worthwhile mainly for having inspired two good novels by A.C. Crispin and having given Brent Spiner something to tease Hartley about decades later when she interviewed the “Next Generation” cast for “Good Morning, America.”


Find out what Spock left on Sarpeidon

The New Effects
There are only a few new effects shots this week: a new close angle of Enterprise sighting down the length of the port warp nacelle as the ship approaches Sarpeidon, matched planet orbit shots of Enterprise, and a new shot of Sarpeidon’s sun exploding.

Enterprise itself finally looks, these days, as it always should have.  The hull colors, plating and specular reflectivity are pretty persuasive.  Where planetary globes are concerned CBS Digital seems to be striving for more realism than earlier in the project, with mixed results.  Sarpeidon is so Earth-like that comparisons with actual space photography of our world are inevitable, and what can be thus seen is that the CBS rendering is rather painterly rather than photorealistic.  While given a specific geography rather than vague general features, Sarpeidon largely lacks realistic variations in specularity from land to ocean or the angle-of-incidence light scattering that the atmosphere should create.


Much realer…but real enough?

The new supernova shot closing the episode is marvelous.  The beginning formation of a new nebula is particularly striking.  Overall, however, one would expect a brighter flash from the initial explosion – after all, such explosions can be among the brightest objects in Earth’s sky even when occurring half way across the Galaxy. 


Nice Boom!

All things considered, this is a rare instance in which the new effects are immediately the best things in the episode…other than Mariette Hartley’s eyes, which are their own kind of special effect.

 

 

Side By Side


video edited by Rick Kelvington

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Comments

1. trekmaster - April 24, 2007

Hmm, the colors are stronger in the original version. And I don’t know if a supernova wave could be seen in such a fast time – he explosion happens under light speed…so I don’t now if the original is more realistic…

2. Anthony Pascale - April 24, 2007

Oh no! another review by known Trek and puppy hater Dennis Bailey!

I must agree that this episode is a swiss cheese of plot holes. Speaking of the atavacrhon preparations…what about Kirk. Atoz must have ‘prepared’ him before he tried to bobsled him through the portal…but Kirk never went so shouldnt he keel over soon after getting to the enterprise?

but the biggest hole is certainly why the hell they were there. Then again to Kirk it was always more ‘the prime suggestion’

thanks for the review Dennis…and thanks for the video Rick!

3. conscience of the king - April 24, 2007

Although it has its silly points (as the reviewer points out), I feel that the episode does a decent job with the McCoy/Spock problem. Particularly at the end, when McCoy MUST nedle Spock about his show of emotion… Spock’ s retrort is both classic Spock and, at the same time, a bit sad. It is particularly sad that after Spock says that, Beta Naiobe explodes, destroying the planet. The galaxy seems a bit more empty after that shot, mirroring Zarabeth’s own lonliness.

The epsiode is not great, but the ending is worth it…

4. ety3 - April 24, 2007

I always found the 17th century English “Inquisitor”-type guy a bit odd.

I mean, what does it say about you, that of all your planet’s history, you want to go to an oppressive time period and become one of the oppressors?

It takes all kinds, I guess.

5. Dennis Bailey - April 24, 2007

I should have mentioned the matte cleanup on Mr. AtoZ’ DVD collection of course. Just overlooked it.

6. Jeffrey S. Nelson - April 24, 2007

Spock reverted to his horny roots because he wasn’t prepared by the Atavachron. And McCoy was only slightly more cranky because humans have always been barbarians.
Mr. Atoz stuck around because he wanted to make sure all overdue fines were paid.
Shatner’s swordplay was just fine. I think this episode is much better than Mr. Bailey says. I thought Mr. Bailey was on the Fesarius with Commander Balok?

7. Dennis Bailey - April 24, 2007

#6: “…on the Fesarius with Commander Balok?”

There were no chicks there.

8. shaye - April 24, 2007

hey Dennis….

sorry but as somebody else here so elliquently pointed out that the new effect\’s do not have the poignancy of the original.

“They went for a sense of awe in the explosion, and then the envelopment and destruction of the planet;
when it should have been a sense of \’awwwww” ..”

There are many here amoung us who just dont agree with it artistly, I too liked the way they first arrived at the planet, instead of the standard orientation of everything, 1701 is oriented 90 degrees out of phase to what they always have done in the past.

But this was Spock\’s ..”City on The Edge of Forever”…and they ruined the ending by not copying verbatim the effect of Beta Niobe\’s nova….and therby ruining the episode.

Lastly to be honest, your lousy hack review breaks further trashes it almost as much as the crap redone “new” effects in what was this wonderful 3rd season episode.

here\’s to you..hope you understand german.

http://thewikipediahallofshame.blogspot.com/2007/03/time-has-come-xena-gabrielle-hope.html

caio

9. Dennis Bailey - April 24, 2007

#8: “But this was Spock\’s ..’City on The Edge of Forever’”

If that were true, one could only say “poor Spock” since this bit of flotsam doesn’t hold a candle to “City.”

10. ety3 - April 24, 2007

#8

– ‘But this was Spock\’s ..”City on The Edge of Forever”…’

No, it *could’ve* been Spock’s “City.” Believe me, that last special effect you seem to so strangely revere had nothing to do with this episode (original or remastered) missing the mark.

11. Joshua Reid - April 24, 2007

Isnt it kinda prophetic a bit how those disks that they put on the reader are about the same size as CD/DVD/HDDVD etc? Just a thought

12. Dennis Bailey - April 24, 2007

Yeah, it’s up there with the computer tapes that look so much like floppy disks. :lol:

13. All Our Yesterday's hurt star child - April 24, 2007

LOL, #9…number nine…number nine….In your dreams perhaps

Well, perhaps we all have our own thoughts regarding this episode….OTHER do see it in another light…so I guess we have to just disagree?

PEACE

;-)

14. Kyle Nin - April 24, 2007

Until I saw the side-by-side video, I didn’t even realize that the disk effect was “cleaned up”.

Question: Are the outside views of the planet surface (as seen through the windows of the Library) new? I never saw the original version of this episode, so I have nothing to compare the remastered version to.

15. Dennis Bailey - April 24, 2007

No, the landscape outside remains the same.

16. Dennis Bailey - April 24, 2007

Mea culpa – I knew I should have checked my memory on Hartley’s career as a TV journalist (outside of “Goodnight, Beantown”). She was on the CBS Morning Program, not ABC’s “Good Morning, America,” and it was for the Morning Program that she interviewed the TNG cast.

17. Xplodin' Nacelle - April 24, 2007

I was so looking forward to the line that the jailer says, “And he called one of them Bones.” Unfortunately it was edited out here for time considerations. I hate broadcast TV. C’mon DVD’s.

18. Marta - Shakespear Quoting Genuis of Beta Niobe (Carla-5's best friend!) - April 24, 2007

#10..it had EVERYTHING to do with it…

Spock’s greatest love of his life (aside from Kirk), Zarabeth was lost back on that now brilliantly (1969 edition) destroyed planet and star system…buried, burned and blown up….VAPORIZED!!!

Yes, Commander Kor…it seems as you have little or no compassionate sense of reality to have a clue to it’…with it’s not so subtle “hammer over the head”… ending…

…watch it again sometime…and learn from the err’s of your ways !!!

“he’s my lover, and I have to kill him!..” Marta – Whom God’s Destroy

19. Kyle Nin - April 24, 2007

But she wasn’t on the planet. She was in the past. All Spock would have to do is go back in time 5,000 years and she’d be there waiting for him.

20. Lord Garth Formerly of Izor - April 24, 2007

I was always under the impression that this episode was regarded as one of the more beloved and poingant episodes. The genisis of this story would have made a wonderful two parter had they been inclined to do to parters in Star Trek (Menagere doesn’t count) . Mariette Hartley was also in a similarly moving epsiode of The Hulk called “Married” Anyway I always liked this episode, Alexander Dumas period costumes aside. I think I appreciated it more so because I read Yesterday’s Son when I was a kid which was regarded as among the best of those 80′s Trek novels with their beautiful painted covers. As for the effects I was again extremely pleased and blown away by that last shot. I also loved Spockboy’s take as well but that opening shot was also really cool and just further disproves the idea that E was only shot from a few angles because it only looked good from those angles. Now Marta be kind our guests will think we are inhospitable

21. Marta - Shakespeare Quoting Genuis of Beta Niobe (Carla-5's best friend from TAS!) - April 24, 2007

err ummm..sorry…not Datas cat.!.umm that pointy devil eared freak..SPOCK!

22. Robert Bernardo - April 24, 2007

Dennis Bailey wrote:

> …a new close angle of Enterprise sighting down the length of the port
> warp nacelle…

Starboard nacelle.

23. Marta - Shakespeare Quoting Genuis of Beta Niobe (Carla-5's unseen best friend from TAS!) - April 24, 2007

Ohhh My Lord Garth..pleeeeze forgive me?

…just let me dance for your honoured guests..to prove my loyalty to you!?

(p.s.) I will trick Kirk into revealing the chess manuver for you!!!…oh most wise and great one!

TOS – Whom Gods Destroy Dance Scene – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLQM8NKrHuw

24. Scott Gammans - April 24, 2007

“Who knows, maybe the Prime Directive has a special exemption in these cases for looting or something.”

Thank you, Dennis. Wine. Keyboard. Sprayed.

25. Kev - April 24, 2007

Didn’t know about the sequel book. Thanks.

26. Dennis Bailey - April 24, 2007

#22: “Starboard nacelle.”

Not if you watch it standing on your head. ;)

#24: Any time, Scott. :lol:

27. starfall42 - April 24, 2007

My impression was that Spock went all medieval due to a psychic connection to the Vulcans back home, as he showed in “The Immunity Syndrome”.

28. Buckaroohawk - April 24, 2007

Though this episode certainly isn’t the best of Trek, but it does have some things going for it.

1. The McCoy/Spock Interplay. Though generally good-natured, the friction between these two characters takes a decidedly dark turn in this episode. Both Nimoy and Kelley are up to the task, pushing the McCoy/Spock relationship to the edge.

“Are you trying to kill me, Spock?”

2. James T. Kirk, Witch. I have to disagree with Mr. Bailey on this point. I think Shatner gives a fine performance as Kirk in this episode. When Kirk jumps into the past (lets just forget about aliens carrying rapiers and speaking with brogues), he regards the scene complete affability, as if he’s watching community theater. He even slaps his would-be attackers on the rump with his sword as they flee.

Later, though, when confronting the Inquisitor after knocking out the jailer, Shatner’s performance turns chilling. The stone cold look on his face as he opens his cell door, to the terror of the Inquisitor, is perfect. He’s had it with this time period, and he seems prepared to do anything to get back.

3. Mariette Hartley. Oh my goodness but she’s yummy-looking in this episode. Good thing Kirk never got a gander at her.

Overall, the performances overcome the weak story, and now we have some nifty new FX to boot. As an aside, the lighting on the Enterprise in orbit was better in this episode than any other CBS-D has done so far. They should consider placing the planet’s sun in shot in more episodes.

29. Robert Bernardo - April 24, 2007

I wrote:

> Starboard nacelle.

Dennis Bailey wrote:

> Not if you watch it standing on your head

You certainly watch the episodes in a strange way! ;-)

30. Dennis Bailey - April 24, 2007

Just trying to find something new on the 213th viewing. ;)

31. Michael Appleton - April 24, 2007

Or were you trying to peek up Hartley’s fur skirt? Hey, who can blame you!!

32. Dennis Bailey - April 24, 2007

Busted!

33. Stanklin T. McFibberich - April 24, 2007

I didn’t get to see the remastered version yet as it was pre-empted last week. Haven’t watched this one for quite awhile, but it was always one of my favorites. Whether or not it makes sense or not really makes no difference.
Again, some good humor in this review, Mr. Bailey.

34. Capt. Dunsel - April 24, 2007

This seems to be the only episode where none of the scenes take place on the Enterprise. And, only Kirk, Spock and McCoy appear (with a cameo by Scotty’s voice.)

I wonder if Mr. Atoz created his “replicas” by just stepping through the Atavachron to jump back in time just a few weeks (or months; how long to evacuate a whole planet?) Then, he (or his replica) could repeat it again and again until there are as many copies as necessary. But, which one would be the “real” Mr. Atoz… too bad this classic time travel paradox was not touched upon.

Since the Enterprise arrived at the planet mere hours before nova, what did they plan to do if they found the planet full of people?

35. Gary Seven - April 24, 2007

I personally find Mr. Bailey’s reviews about as competent as Mr. Bailey’s job performance in “The Corbomite Maneuver.” In particular I find his reviews overly negative of the material and I do not find them to be witty. That’s my opinion.
Looking forward to a different reviewer next week.

36. Michael Appleton - April 24, 2007

Well, sounds like SEVEN gave Dennis a SIX for his review so why don’t we take FIVE be-FOUR someone insists on THREE lashes TWO the back of the ONE loser at the end! BLASTOFF!

37. Lao3D - April 24, 2007

I always get a good chuckle from Mr. Bailey’s reviews, no exception here. I disagree with his overall negative assessment of the episode though. Yes, there are plot holes you can drive a truck through, but the same can be said for probably three-quarters of Trek. What I continue to like about the episode is the interestiing concept of a culture with clearly advanced technology choosing to escape inward to their past rather than outward into space, and the standout performances of Nimoy and Kelly. I can forgive a lot of unsound logic for the chance to see these guys step outside their usual character confines. And, as noted, there was enough good sci-fi here to spawn the subsequent novels — written without the constraints of a weekly TV series.

38. SPOCKBOY - April 24, 2007

Great review.
Excellent side by side comparison.

All is well……… : )

39. hitch1969© - April 24, 2007

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You know, anytime that my absolutely degenerative and dispicable real life gets to bothering me enough, somehow the purity of this site and the folks here realizes to me a sense of redemption and salvation that I find in no other place or time. Perhaps the subject matter in the innocence of my youth is the culprit but then again when I think most intelligently Stanky McFibberich, of course, the reality hits home that no, Classic Trek was only the fulcrum of motivational forces and influences and perhaps that I really DO care about the interwebs 2.0 and the contributors with the contrary opinionations and this sort of thing. What came first? The crack o’ cola or the coke habit as it were? Never get high on your own supply, Tony Montana tells us. What woud Tony Soprano do? this sort of thing.

Good to see you fellas again. I am at arm’s reach, prepared to hand you a condom when you get lucky with the biatches. Holla PRE-NUP.

BEST!!

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40. Marta - Shakespeare Quoting Genuis of Beta Niobe (Carla-5's unseen best friend from TAS!) - April 24, 2007

#35 Your so right, no offense to Mr. Bailey, but perhaps he needs more Tranya and then he can lighten up and give a great review about this outstanding episode of Star Trek which ranks in the to 2o of every fan list from time immortal.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/ba/All_Our_Yesterdays_Nova.jpg/550px-All_Our_Yesterdays_Nova.jpg

May the joy and peace and tranquility of Landru…fill all your hearts.

41. Cyrus - April 25, 2007

Great review Dennis, as always

42. Toonloon - April 25, 2007

I find it remarkable that predicatable, meandering and sarcastic reviews like this show up on great fan sites like this.

It’s really easy to poke fun at something and pass that off as wit, but you aren’t fooling me.

I hated this review.

I’m not going to qualify any the points raised in it about the episode itself because I don’t wish to spend time debating with our resident sarcast.

A little more respect for the episodes next time you make a review (if you must) would be appreciated even if you have to tear it to shreds.

43. Jeffrey S. Nelson - April 25, 2007

Sarpeidon is yet another fine example of Hodgkin’s Law of Parallel Planetary Development! And Zarabeth follows the letter of the law… to a wet T-shirt.

44. Holo J - April 25, 2007

Is it just me or does the women Kirk saves at the start of this episode look like a deranged Beverly Crusher? :O)

45. Cervantes - April 25, 2007

Great to see the “E” looking “brighter / whiter” at the start of the episode.

#1 trekmaster
This is yet another comparison video that seems to show very different “colour timings” between the originals and the remastered versions. If these videos are indeed quite a close representation of changes of colour “vibrancy” from the original “saturated” colour to a more “washed out” colour for the remasters, then count me a little disappointed, as the originals were fabulous. Can you throw any light on this aspect Rick? Or indeed anyone?

46. Josh T. ( The off colored, off center, under-lit , Tholian, Nacelle Cap, Dochterman, Rick Berman phenomenon) Kirk Esquire' - April 25, 2007

This episode made the baby-Kirk weep.

47. Josh T. ( The Kulk unit must dissclose the in-full-mation) Kirk Esquire' - April 25, 2007

Don’t think your pun wasn’t caught Cervantes, illuminating the boards like that with wit and blinding innuendo! Be cautious, too much humor seems to cast a dark shadow and radiate a veritable spectrum of sun in the shade!

48. Cervantes - April 25, 2007

You give me too much credit Josh T. That last line on my question just unintentionally came out “pun”-like…but hey, I see how it looks. :)
But can anyone give me the answer?

49. brady - April 25, 2007

they ending with the slow dissolve of the planet as compared to the winking out in the original i think is better… im sure it hit spock to be watching it as compared to blink its gone.

50. Dennis Bailey - April 25, 2007

#40: “…episode of Star Trek which ranks in the to 2o of every fan list from time immortal.”

I don’t care. Lots of Trek fans like a lot of stuff that’s awful. Now, this episode isn’t awful – it’s just not good, and I’ve no inclination or motivation to humor folks who are devoted to it.

51. Dennis Bailey - April 25, 2007

#41 Cyrus: Thanks. :)
#42 Toonaloon: C’est la guerre.

52. Gary Seven - April 25, 2007

Actually I think it’s the reverse (I’m a city guy, not a farm boy), you reap what you sow. But the point is the same.

53. Jim J - April 25, 2007

Dennis-Count me as one who likes the episode, but there are a lot of plot holes, no doubt.

Some points-
1. Anthony: I don’t think “being prepared” takes effect UNTIL you step through the time portal. I always thought of it as you can’t have one without the other. Atoz may run you through the atavicron, but your cell structure actually gets changed when you step through. I figure that way, the time portal also knows to “kill you” if you step back though to present day. Otherwise, people would be coming through for a 10 minute walk through the library to work of the excess pounds they need to shed.

2. Dennis: I don’t totally agree about Shatner’s performance, but I agree about the dude dropping the sword on cue. Hilarious!

3. Those who say this is Spock’s “City On The Edge Of Forever”…I disagree. I think old Beverly Crusher got pumped full of codrazine and pulled a McCoy. (Great idea #44)

4. To those that don’t like the new effects…sorry! I think they are fantastic.

54. Jim J - April 25, 2007

BTW, Dennis! I love your humor.

Exeter????

55. CmdrR. - April 25, 2007

34 – Love your take on where the extra Mr. Atozezezes came from. Does it bother anyone else that Kirk jams one in the closet, tells him “I’ll let you out in a moment” and eventually leaves him to be vaporized by that cool new special effect? This was a few eps after Kirk beamed two red shirts into space and then left orbit without his survey team.

As to your other question, 34… what would they have done if they found billions of people. Would they Prime Directive wave their nacelles in the faces of the doomed and leave? Or what? I begin to suspect that the episode we saw was a whittled down version. Perhaps there were plenty of people on Sarpeidon, but only SOME could go through the Atavachron. Maybe Zarkon (whatever Zarabeth’s nasty ruler’s name was) wouldn’t allow everyone to go because the past would get filled up with tech-savvy people who could overthrow his great grandmother. Or maybe there were lots of people choosing to stay and die because of some religiouis belief. Either way, that would explain what drew the Enterprise, and also why Mr. Atoz was working so late. If they’re shopping for remakes for future Trek movies…this one could use a bigger budget and more time. (It could also have used at least one bridge shot with Scotty’s actual face.)

56. Bob Jones - April 25, 2007

Dennis, another great review.

I was thinking along very similar lines when I watched this the other day. If only the Sarpeidonites had invented adequate signage (“Warning. Time Portal – Do not enter, Dumbass”) or velvet rope technology, this episode couldn’t have happened.

57. Marta - Shakespeare Quoting Genuis of Beta Niobe (Carla-5's unseen best friend from TAS!) - April 25, 2007

My Dearest Toonloon #42…

Ensign Dennis Bailey has no humour….all he has malace…. in a dark room……that is filled with lidless eyes….

Ensign Bailey has no more right to be reviewing this episode anymore than you or I or any body else but for the fact he is part of the chosen “elette” around here.

Toonloon… If anything and “belongs in a Circus…right…next…to the …dog faced boy!”.”Kirk calling Spock on the carpet in…”This side of Paradise”

Of course My Lord Garth , this post is all in good fun and I am just kidding of course as witness me in this clip with the handsome Captain who finds me desirable!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-uj7s0-WyU

;-)

58. Marta - Shakespeare Quoting Genuis of Beta Niobe (Carla-5's unseen best friend from TAS!) - April 25, 2007

My Dearest Toonloon #42…

Ensign Dennis Bailey has no humour….all he has is malace…. in a dark room……that is filled with lidless eyes….

Ensign Bailey has no more right to be reviewing this episode anymore than you or I or any body else but for the fact he is part of the chosen “elette” around here.

Toonloon… If anything and thus “belongs in a Circus…right…next…to the …dog faced boy!”.” – Kirk calling Spock on the carpet in…
“This side of Paradise”

Of course My Lord Garth , this post is all in good fun and I am just kidding of course as witness me in this clip with the handsome Captain who finds me desirable!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-uj7s0-WyU

;-)

59. Dennis Bailey - April 25, 2007

#56: “I was thinking along very similar lines when I watched this the other day. If only the Sarpeidonites had invented adequate signage (”Warning. Time Portal – Do not enter, Dumbass”) or velvet rope technology, this episode couldn’t have happened.”

Thanks, Bob. Yeah, this is a classic example of what they used to call “idiot plotting” – the story doesn’t happen if anyone in it behaves intelligently.

#57: “Bailey has no more right to be reviewing this episode anymore than you or I or any body else but for the fact he is part of the chosen “elette” around here.”

Well, that and the fact that you can’t punctuate or spell and have difficulty constructing a declarative sentence. My grammar’s a long way from impeccable, but yours is incompetent.

60. bdrcarter - April 25, 2007

#10 “The greatest love of Spock’s Life?!” He was with her for 3 hours! At least he had a relationship with the woman from This Side of Paradise…her name escapes me.

The Nova Shot…I like to keep an open mind but anyone who thinks the 1969 version was better than the 2007 version is smokin’ something. I think they used a really big, bright flashlight and a really small, dim flashlight (that they just turned off) to acheive that “effect.” And the Enterprise had a matte line around it that was thick enough to drop Rush Limbaugh into the shot. The new shot, although it unfolds a little too quickly, is far superior; both graphically and emotionally. Watch the side by side comparison. The original pull away was a two shot, cutting from the nova to another standard clip of the pilot model heading into deep space. The closing image and focus is the Enterprise. The remastered pull away is a single shot. The Enterprise moves out of frame, leaving the camera to linger on the haunting image of the breakup of Sarpeidon. Tragic. Lonely. Disquieting. Sorry boys and girls…there’s just no comparison. I only wish our pals at CBS did a little more tinkering beyond the visuals. The musical fanfare was too bombastic in the original episode for such a solemn moment. Too bad they couldn’t have found an more appropriate music cue out of the Trek archives to drop into that shot.

61. Marta - Shakespeare Quoting Genuis of Beta Niobe (Carla-5's unseen best friend from TAS!) - April 25, 2007

Dearest Anthony …web master of Trekmovie dot com…

ooops!…. I am very sorry to post twice the same thing..it was all in a quadrazine hallucination, as I made a grammer error or two and tried to correct it by hitting backspace…say!, that would be a cool feature to set up here for us, would it be possible…say down the road?

May the joy of Landru fill all your hearts!

62. diabolik - April 25, 2007

Yeah, the idea of an apparant door being an unmarked and unprotected time portal is just dumb. It would have made more sense to have some inside archway. As it is, it was just a door to the outside. Even the scenery didn’t change to match the time period, it was just open to the outside.

63. Marta - Shakespeare Quoting Genuis of Beta Niobe (Carla-5's unseen best friend from TAS!) - April 25, 2007

bd carter you are the one smoking something…the new effect was garbage and the 1969 effect was perfect…just like my lord garth of izar!

64. Marta - Shakespeare Quoting Genuis of Beta Niobe (Carla-5's unseen best friend from TAS!) - April 25, 2007

#59 You are an ass.

65. CmdrR. - April 25, 2007

60 – Jill Ireland.
Oh.. Leila.

66. CmdrR. - April 25, 2007

Mrs. Charles Bronson to you.

67. Marta - Shakespeare Quoting Genius of Beta Niobe ...like it or not Dennis! - April 25, 2007

Dennis..

I am sorry its your loss if you do not like the truth.

Been trying to cut em a lot of slack but while I think they’ve done great environmental work, I’m just not in love with their ship stuff. I just don’t think a Maya / Mental Ray pipeline is time efficient.

I’ve heard the artists praised for being there til all hours of the night – god bless em for it. I’ve just come to trust LightWave for banging out real photo-real looking ships without having to work til 3am.

I like the shuttlebay stuff, and the sequence of the shuttlecraft approaching the Enterprise in Journey to Babel is really nice, also liked Balok’s ship in Corbomite Maneuver.

The Enterprise still doesn’t really nail it… don’t like the goofy paneling/bump mapping on the saucer, not in love with the specularity, and even the second pass at the engine lights just isn’t doin it.

I’m not really saying this with bitterness against the project or anyone on it, its simply the ship exteriors aspect of this project that’s not connecting with many peoples eyes…and hearts.

68. Dennis Bailey - April 25, 2007

#64:

“#59 You are an ass.”

Okay, at least that’s a complete and coherent sentence! It’s a start. :lol:

69. CmdrR. - April 25, 2007

–#59 You are an ass.
–I’ve just come to trust LightWave for banging out real photo-real looking ships

Are there two of you, Marta (Lord Garth)? You vaccilate so violently, it’s a little concerning. You seem to have a brain. PLEASE show some courtesy. We are all passionate about this show and all that it means. We can show IDIC… real IDIC, even in 2007.

70. Bob Jones - April 25, 2007

I wonder how 17th century Sarpeidonite England liked its free anti-grav sled? Courtesy of Mr. ATOZ. They probably tried the sled as a witch.

Apparently this planet operates under laws where you can’t change the present by travelling into the past. What would have been a REALLY bold storyline is if Kirk had changed the past and thus the time machine technology wasn’t ever built. Once he gets back to the present (admittedly difficult without the time machine), he finds billions of people who now haven’t escaped to the past and are about to be wiped out by the nova. That would have been cool.

71. Dennis Bailey - April 25, 2007

#69: “Are there two of you, Marta (Lord Garth)?”

The body of “Marta’s” post #67 after the first sentence is a cut-and-paste of Gabe Kroener’s remarks on the Remastered shows, as posted over at TrekWeb.

Since by her own previous account she’s not Gabe Kroener, she either has no clue how to indicate quotation and attribution, or she’s trying to pass his statements off as her own. I think it’s the former.

72. Dennis Bailey - April 25, 2007

#70: “Apparently this planet operates under laws where you can’t change the present by travelling into the past. What would have been a REALLY bold storyline is if Kirk had changed the past and thus the time machine technology wasn’t ever built. Once he gets back to the present (admittedly difficult without the time machine), he finds billions of people who now haven’t escaped to the past and are about to be wiped out by the nova. That would have been cool.”

Hey, pitch that to Ron Moore over at BSG. They’ll love it. :lol:

There actually was a story developed for “Star Trek Phase II” in which Kirk unwittingly served as the tool for wiping out an alien race. It’s hard to imagine what that would have been like as a “Star Trek” story, but it would be interesting to see the script.

73. CmdrR. - April 25, 2007

If somebody has the time or a better memory than me… there is a Trek short story where Kirk wipes out a race by engaging the warp nacelles in a planet’s atmosphere. Kirk’s disgraced, the crew splits up and he gets a job on a freighter. Scotty finally figures out what happened and the story goes from there.
Anyone?

74. FlyingTigress - April 25, 2007

#72

“Prime Directive”

75. FlyingTigress - April 25, 2007

I have the paperback edition , but it was issued as a hardback (so, not a particularly “short” story) — iirc.

76. CmdrR. - April 25, 2007

I stand corrected. And happily. Been awhile since I read that one.

77. FlyingTigress - April 25, 2007

One of my favorite “Trek”-related non-canon fiction.

McCoy as “The Black Ire” with his blue-eyed (contact lenses) disguised companion (the also ‘drummed-out of Star Fleet’, Uhura), “Federation mammals” Sulu and Chekov serving about an Orion slaver/pirate (inaptly named “Queen Mary”, and warpdrive powered by first stage matter: radioactives), and Spock making use of a small group of — by then minority population at UC Berkeley — of progressive students advocating the P.D. as being repressive to developing cultures, and Kirk working his way back to Talin (sp?) as a rock-rigger in a Tellerite asteroid, and cargo-handler for a retired Star Fleet Commander (with ship’s cats named Nogura, Fitzpatrick, and Komack)…

heheheheh

78. CmdrR. - April 25, 2007

Don’t give away the ending. If people haven’t read it, it’s so shocking that Lord Garth is Chekov’s mother…

79. Michael Hall - April 25, 2007

It’s official–Dennis Bailey is the Trek Review God. (Of course, I may very well have to dethrone him when CBS-D gets around to “Shore Leave.”)

#60, no matte line would be sufficient to swallow Rush Limbaugh.

80. diabolik - April 25, 2007

“Prime Directive” was great; Kirk acts to stop a nuclear exchange on an alien planet that seemed accidental, and made it look like luck. Then it happens again, and his efforts become obvious. He’s court-martialed, until it is proven later that the nukes had been set off by an alien lifeform, and Kirk’s actions were actually proper considering the alien intervention.

Cool book.

81. Lord Garth Formerly of Izor - April 25, 2007

Dennis,.Nope There is only one Lord Garth Formerly of Izor. Can’t help spawning acolites; sorry. I don’t sanction banal insults. Keep it creative and out of the gutter.

CmdrR – It’s actually Bester’s mother thank you

I also remember reading Prime Directive and thought what a cool movie or mini series it would have made. There were alot of really creative Trek novelists during that early to mid 80′s period. I guess it’s time to take a break from Clive Cussler and revist those novels.

For those who care the Babylon 5 dvd movie has been given a release date this July and early photos of the new effects look stunning!!! When JMS was on, his vision was more true to Trek’s vision than anything since the original series. Would have liked to see his version of Star Trek

82. diabolik - April 25, 2007

I also wondered how they avoided time paradoxes in that episode. A planet full of time-displaced citizens all over creation would certainly result in changed history.

Guess that element was forgotten in favor of the story.

83. diabolik - April 25, 2007

I think that Mr. Atoz’ replicas were only time-jumped versions of himself from the past, made when he needed to lend himself a hand in the busy last few days. Or they were droids, or some other non-living copy.

84. CmdrR. - April 25, 2007

The Corps is Mother. The Corps is Father.

85. Jon - April 25, 2007

While I have always enjoyed this episode for the most part (and I loved the new nebula explosion at the end), here is one plot-hole I have always wondered about:

If all of the inhabitants from this planet (was it 6 million or something?) had gone back in time, wouldn’t at least some of them have changed history resulting in significant changes to at least this planet’s hisorical timeline (possibly eliminating these peoples’ ability to create the Time Portal/Atavichron in the first place)?

I mean…look at what happened to Earth history when just 1 person went back in City on the Edge of Forever and changed but one seemingly minor event…

Or did the Atavichron (sp.?) fix that little potential problem? :)

Just wonderin’…:)

86. Jon - April 25, 2007

Oopss…guess I should have read up a bit in the thread as I see my point has already been brought up…

Still, nice to know I’m not the only “geek” who thinks about these things still…

:)

87. Lord Garth Formerly of Izor - April 25, 2007

Who are you… What do you want…

88. CmdrR. - April 25, 2007

ahhh… canceled too soon… alas… but, back to Trek.
I do think there are some GREAT Trek novels out there. JJ needs to think about throwing us some real plot twists… let’s not get our feet nailed to canon. There’s a whole universe (and maybe more than one) of possibilities.
(I hope they don’t do the TNG meets X-Men stuff I’m seeing on the shelf, though.)

89. CmdrR. - April 25, 2007

87 – referring to Crusade. Yes, the Vorlons said that a lot, too in B5.

90. Lord Garth Formerly of Izor - April 25, 2007

JJ and his creative team is all about plot twists (Lost)

Don’t know if there are any new great trek Novels out there but those 80′s pocketbooks novels were really something special with great Trek contributors like A.C. Crispin, Diane Dunne, ect

91. Dennis Bailey - April 25, 2007

#81: “Dennis,.Nope There is only one Lord Garth Formerly of Izor. Can’t help spawning acolites; sorry. I don’t sanction banal insults. Keep it creative and out of the gutter.”

I don’t know what you’re on about, there. I haven’t said anything to you or about you. You’re looking for post #69, I think.

92. Lord Garth Formerly of Izor - April 25, 2007

Sorry DB I stand corrected, lazy sppedreading on my part

93. CmdrR. - April 25, 2007

If Marta is not Garth then my apologies…
yet I repeat, civility is a must. OK, PLEASE be civil.

94. Lord Garth Formerly of Izor - April 25, 2007

Yes be nice or Spectreman will use his cosmic ryas on you

95. kaygee68 - April 25, 2007

Although he would insist he is a doctor, not a ventriliquist, I didn’t see Bones’ lips moving when he said “You’ve been dishonest with me, Spock.” I haven’t checked the original on DVD, so it could be a bad syndication cut. Anybody else catch this, or are my eyes and ears deceiving me?

96. CmdrR - April 25, 2007

Nope, it’s a bad loop in an ep that’s got some sloppiness to it.

97. Gary Seven - April 25, 2007

Anthony
- did you remove my post? The one right before #52? If it was removed I would want to know why. While I felt it conveyed a strong opinion I didn’t see a reason for its removal. If it was removed please let me know why so I can keep the guidelines in mind for future postings.
Thanks.

98. jon - April 25, 2007

It’s amazing how trek recycled props (hmm, sounds like a good ‘slow news day story’).Isn’t the Time machine from this episode actually the computer from “assignment earth”?And how many different episodes was ‘nomad’in? And why did everyone in the 24th century have a diamond shaped piece of diffraction grating hang on their wall?

99. Matt Wright - April 25, 2007

#45 — to be clear that seems to be how Rick is capturing his videos, they do not look like that for me, as evidenced by the screenshots I do each week. The remastered episodes have a richer contrast and clearly much more detail then the older DVD versions.

100. CmdrR - April 25, 2007

Don’t forget the stinkiest sandals in space…

During the 2nd season, the calf-high sandals were used in Who Mourns For Adonais? In the third season the sandals were in the episode Elaan of Troyius, and worn by Shatner in Plato’s Stepchildren.

http://www.startrekhistory.com/restoration/lost4.html

101. Michael Appleton - April 25, 2007

Ah yes, I remember hearing about the scandals over the sandals…a smelly affair, if ever there was one. It was all related to the big fire at the shoe factory…I hear over two hundred “soles” were lost that night! Wait…I hear the collective wail now….GROAN…..

102. Redshirt - April 25, 2007

One of the many things I like about “All Our Yesterdays” is the performance of the guest actors Marlette Hartley (Zarabeth) and Ian Wolfe (Mr. Atoz) and the Spock and McCoy dynamic that salvages it. Maybe I’ll do an image in her leather skin lol. Unfortunately much like most of the 3rd Season its mediocre at best. God forbid if we agree if the new effects could or could not past mustard.

#98 Yes that is the computer from Assignment Earth. Good eye It’s typical in Science Fiction Shows to redress and reuse set pieces. At times when your budget is limited you reuse as much as possible.

The episode had its moments but moments are not enough unfortunately to carry a story.
The episode does leave a small case of indigestion with it. Not Spock’s Brain bad. but its there, This weekend were going into something more lighthearted, fun and for once not a 3rd Season Episode. I can’t wait!
I usually like Dennis Bailey’s reviews and I hope to see some more in the future.

103. Redshirt - April 25, 2007

#97 You weren’t the only one.

104. Dr. Cheis - April 25, 2007

I had been under the impression that none of them had been prepared, but only Kirk’s jailer realized this. Zarabeth assumed since Bones and Spock were there that they had been prepared, so she wasn’t lying to them, she was just mistaken.

Frankly my biggest plot complaint is how Spock being in the past makes him take on the characteristics of other Vulcans of the period… Maybe it has something to do with how he can sense the death of hundreds of Vulcans on the Intrepid from light years away… perhaps Vulcans have a collective unconsciousness?

Perhaps this like most TOS time travel episodes just didn’t make a whole lot of sense.

105. Gary Seven - April 26, 2007

#103- Yes but what bothers me is the removal is not explained. No response from Anthony. Don’t understand it, and I can’t get the info I need to prevent it from happening again, since I don’t know what the problem was.

106. Cervantes - April 26, 2007

# 105 & #103,
I love a mystery… Anthony, maybe you could have a “discarded” section as part of your new site amendments, where any “deleted / censored” posts can end up? ;)

# 99 Matt Wright
Thanks for the reassurance.

107. diabolik - April 26, 2007

#95

The same thing happened in “ST:TUC.” McCoy is talking about the alien picking a fight with Kirk, and when he says “He’s definitely on about something” his lips aren”t moving.

108. diabolik - April 26, 2007

re: #104

I’ve always felt that the subconscious mental connection with all the other Vulcans, as established in “The Immunity Syndrome,” was why he regressed in this episode. He was tuning into the group consciousness of the Vulcans alive at the time.

109. Dr. Janice Lester - April 26, 2007

Anthony , Dennis, Everyone.

I’m sorry …I got carried away with my true obssesion regarding the third season shows, they are my favourite,I seek compassion and forgiveness…based upon the I.D.I.C. principle, and wish whole heartedly to rejoin the Enterprise family.

The madness that overcame me on Camus II, then it would fade, and be forgotten…

Sincerely

Janice Lester M.D.

Charges of Mutiny (German) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55x8t8slgtg

110. euphorik6 - April 26, 2007

i’m a little surprised by the lukewarm reaction to this episode – “all our yesterdays” has always been one of my favorites. the new effects are fantastic – the beta niobe supernova is amazing. great episode, great new effects.

111. Lord Garth Formerly of Izor - April 26, 2007

#110 – agreed

112. Ron Jon - April 26, 2007

Freedom of speech guarantees that you can express your thoughts. It doesn’t guarantee that you can do it on someone else’s dime. As the publisher of this website, Anthony has the right (in fact, the obligation) to edit its content in any way he wishes, just as it is my right to read his site or not, as I wish.

Loved the red sun in “All Our Yesterdays.” Reminded me of Krypton.

113. diabolik - April 26, 2007

Funny, I watch the third season shows (with only a few notable exceptions) through my fingers, trying to block out the goofiness and embarrassing plots, and hopefully allow to filter through what few reamaining elements of ST that make it bearable.

“Wince-inducing” is not a word I like to associate with ST, but there are so many episodes that do that in the third season, that I can hardly watch it. But I do. This was not a bad one, compared to many others.

114. Dr. Janice Lester - April 26, 2007

Dear #113, It is just as funny to me how people can stand the first season of Star Trek because of the terrible uniforms (eccept in the first two pilots) and the soooo dated look of the shows, with the exception of City on the Edge of Forever, and Balance of Terror, it is only about mid second season that I start to REALLY enjoy the episodes more and the regular actors have their roles down pat…imo. and with the exception of the hippy episode and spocks brain, every episode was great!

Season three was outstanding in the detail of the effects and costumes and more “modern” looking Trek than any of the previous seasons…better music too and I just LOVE Fred Freiburgers version of Trek better than Gene Roddenberrys…thats all.

thanks

115. Jim J - April 26, 2007

You are insane, Dr. Lester!

Sorry, not really. I’ve always wanted to say that.

116. Dr. Janice Lester - April 26, 2007

#115…Thank you, Dr. Coleman!

;-)

117. Michael Hall - April 26, 2007

Ugh. Dr. Lester, you really think that Al Francis did a better job getting those sets and actors on film than Jerry Finnerman?

Yes, the selenium shielding was indeed weak.

118. Dr. Janice Lester - April 26, 2007

Absolutely, the colours are more vibrant through-out!.
Spectre of The Gun, forinstanse could have been a joke, but they took a few paultry half sets and made a most convincing Twighlite Zone episode out of it!, though some buget reductions were aparrent the Engeneering Room reached its greatest peak and the bridge looked wonderful! Also the quality of the brand new effect and beuity shots of the big-e truly make the 68-69 season light years ahead of the rest.

my only wish otherwise is that the could have all been wearing practical pants as in the first two pilots…sigh!

Here the German (TOS) Star Trek Intro…to amuse your Captain?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDVOecVYy9U

119. diabolik - April 26, 2007

Interesting the different perceptions we all have. I always saw the third season as lit too brightly and filmed in a very flat, uniform and bland way.
You can tell which season it was by the lighting alone, which felt as though it was just done by the numbers.

By the third season the actors had become jaded, walking through the roles knowing that the new producer’s standards were so low that they didn’t have to try much. With scripts like they got, no wonder they just called in their performances.

But if the third season is what you enjoy most, you may have it. I, for one, often try to forget it as much as possible. But, like a mentally-challenged relative, we all must still love it in spite of the state it fell into. And there are glimmers of the old character we love on the good days.

So, it’s all good.

120. Dr. Janice Lester - April 26, 2007

P.S.
american english is hard, please im sorry but as a german i thought i was being amusing before and clever!
im so busted.

BUT A TRUE STAR TREKKER!

Oh by the ways Dennis?
I meant to put the quotes on b4 , agreeing with the trekweb piece i copied to back up my argument in my favour…pro All our Yesterdays. i am sorry there and respect you all.

peace – “Iv’e lost to the Captain!”

121. Michael Hall - April 26, 2007

“Interesting the different perceptions we all have. I always saw the third season as lit too brightly and filmed in a very flat, uniform and bland way.
You can tell which season it was by the lighting alone, which felt as though it was just done by the numbers.”

Yep. The only thing superior about the look of the sets in that year was their level of detail, since they were always adding things to them as time and budget permitted, and as script requirements dictated. But the lighting was harsh and flat, much like the first two seasons of TNG. In the third season the bridge of the Enterprise often just looked like what it was: the main set of an SF-TV show; in the first and second it really felt like the control center of a mammoth spaceship.

At the same time, obviously the exterior shots of the Big E were at their best that year. And in any case #119 is correct: by all means, like what you like. Though by most accounts the third season is inferior to the first two by a considerable margin, there’s nothing compelling you to agree.

122. diabolik - April 27, 2007

Not to detract from the chemistry that Zarabath and Spock had, but to be honest, if it had been Kirk and McCoy that went to the ice age and Spock that went to the other, Zarabeth would have been jumping his bones with her horney self just as quickly, if not quicker. Kirk wouldn’t have resisted like Spock did at first, but would have smiled that smile of his and had her melting out of her animal skin clothing the moment she laid eyes on him.

This romance was just the luck of the draw. Spock probably realised this once he was back in his normal state of mind.

123. Dennis Bailey - April 27, 2007

Hey, by that time she’d had jumped Yeoman Rand or Uhura. Now *that* would have been memorable. :lol:

124. Jim J (there are always possibilities) - April 27, 2007

Hmmm…maybe if Trek 11 is successful, we can hope for that in the future, Dennis. Surely someone can come up with a good script. Either that, or submit it to the “other producers” in California. LOL ;-)

125. CmdrR. - April 27, 2007

“Trekkie Nights?”
Nina Hartley as Rand.

126. diabolik - April 27, 2007

Zarabeth and Uhura… sounds like a fan-fiction idea for a story riiiiight there.

127. Kelvington - April 27, 2007

A few words about color and the captures. Here is how it’s all done…
1. I take my avi files of the original episodes which were DVD ripped, they become the “original source” material.
2. I cut the episode down using Spockboy’s template and start trying to find the shots I think will be updated and lay them out in the time line. Size them down to one half of the screen.
3. I record the REMASTERED show on my DirecTivo which is slightly hacked so I can download them off the Tivo into my computer.
4. I take the original .ty stream (which looks perfect) and edit it using the TyTools editor to grab the effects shots.
5. I save a cut list of the effects shots and turn the ty stream into a VOB file… things start loosing a little color at this point, but still look pretty good.
6. I convert the VOB file down to an mpg file (again losing a little more quality) but still pretty good for space shots and bring that into the video program.
7. I cut the effects shots out and again using Spockboy’s template size them down to be on one half of the screen. I add a black bar to the top of the remastered frame to cover up the transmission data stream at the top.
8. Once I start matching up shots and finding key frames to lock the shots together I drag them into a nice little line, and render the final video in either avi or mpg file formats.
9. Depending on the size of the file I post them to an upload site and my work is done.

The whole process takes about two hours from first cut of the original series to final cut of the remastered episode.

I agree it’s not a perfect color match and probably never will be since I’m almost completely color blind. I’ve tried adjusting them but I never find a medium I’m happy with. I’m always open to suggestions.

Hope that explains some of the process, I didn’t respond sooner because I just today read the thread.

128. CmdrR. - April 27, 2007

Thanks for explaining this. I understand the remastered appear slightly washed out only because of this process, not because of CBS-D or anything you’ve done wrong.
Mostly, thanks for doing the side-by-side for us. It’s a BIG help whilst we formulate vitriolic commentary.

129. CmdrR. - April 27, 2007

119- diabolik — I always saw the third season as lit too brightly and filmed in a very flat, uniform and bland way.
You can tell which season it was by the lighting alone, which felt as though it was just done by the numbers.

agreed. Compare Scotty’s impassioned “The power levels — the power levels are dead!” in Immunity Syndrome versus Kirk’s “No beach to walk on” in The Naked Time. In the latter, the key light on Shat’s face is perfect, whereas Scotty is left kvetching about zero power on a bridge where every light (and sound effect) are burning away.

130. Cervantes - April 28, 2007

#127 Kelvington

Thanks for taking the time to explain your process. Keep up the good work.

131. CmdrR - August 29, 2010

This still work??

132. CmdrR - August 29, 2010

Holy crap, it does!

133. VOODOO - November 15, 2010

If you can forgive some major plot holes I think “All Our Yesterdays” is actually quite good. It’s one of the better third season episodes.

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