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Travel Back To ‘Tomorrow Is Yesterday’ Preview April 27, 2007

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: TOS-R Preview , trackback

StarTrek.com have put up the preview for next weekend’s "Tomorrow Is Yesterday" Remastered.


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1. Siskel's Dead Thumb - April 27, 2007

Lovely, lovely. But I hope that they keep some of the long shots of the Big E, as seen from the pilot’s vantage. (Or, at least re-make them to match)

And…dare I say…first? (Please don’t hate me, Anthony!)

2. =A= - April 27, 2007

wow i cant wait see Enterprise though clouds.

3. Reign1701A - April 27, 2007

Wow! That looks frackin awesome!!!

4. Penhall - April 28, 2007

I love this episode, but one of the things that really hurt it were the special effects. Nearly all of the original TOS opticals were great throughout the series, but this one had some flawed ones. A shot with the Enterprise warping away from Earth with large chunks missing (due to problems with the matte) and the bad effects (which also made no sense) of the Enterprise sling-shot effect. To see this classic episode with state of the art effects is gonna be awesome and really add to my enjoyment….

5. Josh T. (Tiberon) Kirk Esquire' - April 28, 2007

The Enterprise is glorious as usual.

6. Holo J - April 28, 2007

It looks fantastic! If you look closely you can see John Christopher plane behind the Enterprise in the clouds, in the lower left hand corner.

I wonder if CBS will show the slingshot effect around the Sun. I can’t remember if there is any exterior footage in the original of the Enterprise approaching the sun to replace with some new footage. Was it just depicted with the crew being thrown about?

It will be a shame if CBS don’t at least show something of the slingshot. Maybe cut out some of the crew being throw about or even dare I say it add a few seconds of footage to make room and that way nothing is lost of the original.

Anyway really looking forward to see what they do with this one.

7. Cervantes - April 28, 2007

CBS-Digital have done an excellent “point of view” sequence (see above photo) where the Enterprise near Earth is concerned. I have longed to see this old effects shot updated, and the team have done this one justice.

8. DJT - April 28, 2007

SWWWWWWWWWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This was the episode that got me hooked on TOS when I was a kid. I really hope they do it justice.

9. FlyingTigress - April 28, 2007

One of my favorite episodes, aside from two minor complaints…

Apparently, they later did something (by the time of Assignment: Earth) to the transporter’s initial programming that took people who were in a sitting position (in an ejection seat, in this case), and rematerialized them in a standing, facing the back of the chamber, position. LOL

The food conveyor to the transporter room (I believe that I read that D.C. Fontana wasn’t happy about that little mod).

But, there were some great lines…

“I’m going to lock you up for three hundred years!”
(paraphrasing) “That should just about be right…”

“Working….Dear”

I’m guessing (hoping) that we’ll see the CGI-inserted revised chronometer at the helm/nav console.

10. Granger - April 28, 2007

When I was very little, I remember trying to grasp why in the world my precious Enterprise was being seen in the clouds. In later viewings I was quite disappointed by the appearance of the ship, which was too dark and poorly matted as it struggled to gain altitude. So this one is going to be great fun indeed, with what promises to be a more dramatic chase. I hope they lose some of the lousy low-quality stock footage used in the original so as to expand the new sequences of the Enterprise being pursued. It will be fun to watch an episode book-ended by new spectacular effects sequences.

11. FlyingTigress - April 28, 2007

Do I recall correctly that, in at least one of the F-104 POV scenes, a small portion of the E’s (the model) filming-stage support point was (inadvertently) visible on the bottom of the secondary hull?

12. FlyingTigress - April 28, 2007

#10

It would be easy to insert Christopher getting off a shot of a Sidewinder… since F-104s were armed with them, Spock mentioned that the ‘interceptors’ were armed (potentially with an AIR-2 “Genie” — although the line simply referenced the generic “nuclear”), and Christopher had been given clearance to force “the UFO” down.

13. Lao3D - April 28, 2007

This looks awesome. As others have said, there’s always been something about that atmosphere shot that just captures your imagination. The new angle here looks terrific and ‘m sure the jet’s POV shot will follow suit. Nice touch adding the moon to the orbital shot. Gives it that extra Earthy-goodness.

14. Jim J - April 28, 2007

Awesome!!!

15. SPOCKBOY - April 28, 2007

Yes I agree,
As a kid the image of the Enterprise in the sky was burned into my brain.
I too hope they get rid of that AWFUL stock footage.
Looks like it might be a winner!

: )

16. Scott Gammans - April 28, 2007

FlyingTigress, you are correct. You could see some of the support nubbin near the front of the underside of the secondary hull in the Christopher POV shot.

17. cbspock - April 28, 2007

#16 which was then later dubbed the tractor beam emitter. :)

Anyway this is one of my favorite episodes. The shot of the F104 chasing the Enterprise looks interesting. I just hope they duplicated some of the shots from the original. I liked the shots of Enterprise from the fighter’s pov.

18. cbspock - April 28, 2007

I also wonder if they will use the slingshot effect shot used for Star Trek 4, where we say the Bop go around the sun, with contrails behind it? I kind of hope not.

19. CmdrR - April 28, 2007

Would be cool to see the other planets, which Spock calls off in the script. It’ll mostly be cool to see the some of the Pentagon stock footage replaced with CBS-D’s finest. I wonder whether that will include the exterior shot of the base at night. All of it is so grainy compared to what Trek used. (high grain 35mm someone said?)
Good ep. I’ll be losing sleep again for this one.

20. Duane Boda - April 28, 2007

# 17: Actually….weren’t all the shots of the Enterprise while it was gaining altitude and being chased by the jet very poor? None of the shots of what
they had – have are worth retaining for this updated version IF you ask me.
Its like asking someone how moldy bread is when you know beyond a doubt that its just that….moldy (very poor) and not worth keeping or in this case worth retaining some of the original footage for the updated version.

21. MEO - April 28, 2007

This episode is great and I can´t wait to see the remastered version! :)
Just one thing ever bugged me, it´s very unlikely that a Constitution class starship could be so low on a planet´s atmosphere, specially is this situation where the Enterprise were essentially thrown on that location… :)

22. Selarrac Prime - April 28, 2007

This has potential…by the way, the chair that the USAF captain is sitting in is exactally the same as the one I am sitting in right now!!! I hope they don’t remaster it ;)

I look forward to this episode.

23. diabolik - April 28, 2007

Lord, let’s hope they have loosened up enough to give us an exciting solar-breakway scene. We didn’t see it in the original, just the ship hanging in space. If they don’t show it slingshot around the sun (similar to The Voyage Home) I will be VERY disappointed.

24. euphorik6 - April 28, 2007

#4 i totally agree – great episode, but this one where the original effects just flat out sucked…i keep thinking of the “slingshot” effect where the enterprise is very clumsily rocking back and forth….some of the worst episodes of the series. i think i may be looking forwar to this one even more than “the doomsday machine,” because this is probably the best example of a good episode not being a GREAT one b/c of piss-poor effects.

#23 hell yeah, i want a TVH slingshot effect, too….

25. SPOCKBOY - April 28, 2007

Actually in the original breakaway sequence it was a shot of the 11 foot model sitting there being rocked by someone, then there’s the same shot again with the ship optically shaken around.
It was awful. I hope they do something that matched the CHAOS going on inside the ship.
I’m very disappointed that they didn’t do something about the krinkled carboard screens on this one.
It was NEVER so obvious than in this episode.
Even as a kid it totally distracted me, but I still love the episode.

26. DC - April 28, 2007

actually, rather than replacing, or entirely getting rid of the stock footage(which always bugged me too btw) isnt it at all possible for them to “remaster” that footage? read: clean it up?

27. Gary Seven - April 28, 2007

Wonderful job CBS! Wonderful. As an above poster said, the image of the Enterprise in the clouds was burned into my brain too. Sort of “brings it home.” Makes it real. I am so glad they remastered it.
In One of my first posts, in 2006, I said that I had hoped they got rid of the stock footage of the plane taking off. Still hope that, it looks, well, like stock footage and detracts from the episode.
An even bigger thing to me is the breakaway sling shot effect, as people have said. I remember watching it in college with a big group of people and everyone laughing. Also they keep talking about approaching the sun, on course to the sun, and they show just space dead ahead. Someone said “where’s the sun?” and laughed. I hope they put in the sun.
But the preview looks like a dream come true, moon, clouds on the earth, and the ship in the clouds, most of all. It is dream-like, dreamy, and a dream come true to me.
Can’t wait.

28. mrregular - April 28, 2007

The Big E…in the clouds..above Nebraska..chased by an F-104..this is the one I’ve been waiting for. The still is mesmerizing.
PLEASE CBS-D get rid of the cheesy stock footage others have mentioned. Especially the viewscreen image shown when Spock notes that the Big E is in the Earth’s atmosphere. In an image totally out of proportion, the viewscreen shows a (cloudless) globe, which looks painfully like a huge globe taken from a geography class. Furthermore, it is shot from an angle that would suggest an orbit of several thousand miles high. Replacing that should be a no brainer!

29. Steve Friedman - April 28, 2007

I’m sure they’ll replace the globe. They replaced a similar (if not the same) effect in Miri. Only this effect should be more of a high altitude shot where you can see patches of fields, lakes, rivers, etc.

I’m not expecting them to get to heavily into replacing the stock footage. Even if they decided to re-do the base effects, they would probably stand out as incredibly cartoonish.

30. SteveinSF - April 28, 2007

I love the original shot of th Enterprise from the pilot’s view–I hope they remaster that but keep the angle.

Too bad they couldn’t remaster Capt. Christopher sitting down when transported rather than standing up ( when he first beams aboard E).

31. Jon - April 28, 2007

the enterprise in broad daylight.A real challenge.Idon’t think they met it with this shot.looks a little too like a AMT model kit .lack of detail and mass.

32. Xplodin' Nacelle - April 28, 2007

Why does Kirk’s face look distorted when he tell’s Christopher, “We’re from your future.” ???

Great job CBS-D. I love the between the nacelles shot, when they’re leaving Earth orbit.

33. Nelson - April 28, 2007

re: post #11- I think you are referring to a famous still image that was popular in the 70′s, especially on postcards.

This is one of the other episodes I was waiting to see. I did a screencap of the DVD to compare with one shot of the fighter aircraft as it takes off from the airfield. It’s the same shot in the new remastered trailer, excepted reversed. So I am betting that they left all the live action real USAF shots on the ground, but did a CGI jet in the air as we can barely see in the shot above. Very cool!

34. FredCFO - April 28, 2007

This remastering looks intriguing….

The effects shots of the Enterprise in Earth’s atmosphere were not very good (understandably) in the original.

I liked this episode. However, there are always inherent problems with time travel themes.

- The Enterprise was headed in the general direction of Earth in the 23rd Century. However, the Earth was not in the same position back in the 20th Century.

- Why beam Captain Christopher aboard the ship? Why not just beam him down directly to the surface to avoid exposure ?

- How much could Christopher have learned when Spock mentioned the danger of his exposure to the 23rd Century? Why tell him anything? Why not keep him sedated or confined?

- Why give Christopher a Starfleet uniform?

- Why go after the films and tapes at the Air Force base? The history records would have shown they would have been given little credence or covered up by the government.

- Why not try to go back to the 23rd Century first? If successful, they won’t have had to risk getting caught at the Air Force base.

- If any of the preceding had been thought of first, then there wouldn’t have been an episode… I know..

35. Nelson - April 28, 2007

re: post 32- because they reversed the shot, his hair is going the wrong way!

36. ozy - April 28, 2007

Great CGI shoots.

37. Nelson - April 28, 2007

After looking more closely at that trailer, I have a feeling that there will be some people who will not like how the big E is lit while in the atmosphere. It might look a tad over bright. But I can’t wait to see it broadcast where we can really appreciate the work.

38. diabolik - April 28, 2007

The paradoxes created in this episode always gave me a headache. Beaming him back into the jet as they passed that point in time, before it was destroyed the first time, then it’s not destroyed because they weren’t there this time to use the tractor beam, meant it never happened, ugh. Bad writing, but a good episode.

39. Redshirt - April 28, 2007

All I can say I’m very impressed so far. As far as the CG effects go it doesn’t look sloppy A man out of his time is a interesting story. Its been one of my faves too. I always wondered what happened to John Christopher after this story (besides having a son that goes to Saturn). He always seemed like a charismatic character to me.

#9 Re: The Sitting down Beam ups. At least I don’t feel alone on this. lol That’s always annoyed me a bit too Someone who has been beamed up from a sitting position should fall flat on their butt. I remember when a episode of Stargate did the same thing . They are beamed up from a sitting position but it was funnier in a episode in that show when magically that shows transporters heals people too…

IIRC this episode was supposed to tie in from the end of the Naked Time when the Enterprise broke away from Psi 2000. But the idea was abandoned

40. Bramblett - April 28, 2007

I think the main problem in the original about the stock footage is the fact that it cuts from the plane’s takeoff to the rather…well, awful shot of the Enterprise. Of course it would follow that since CBS-D has created a CG version of the plane anyway, they will replace the whole sequence including the takeoff IF they have the time to do so. Either way I bet they get it right. In the original the timing of the transition was a bit unsettling. I think the opening shot of the base may be best left alone. This is an episode that can only be improved by the new effects IMO. Even though the logic of the story’s resolution is a little weird, this is one of my favorite episodes and I can’t wait to see the new version. AWESOME!

41. Mysterious (Captain James B. Trek Modeler Quirk) Stranger - April 28, 2007

Can’t wait to see this (Don’t Turn it into TAS) Episode!

There’s a real, physical, Enterprise model being built here.

http://www.compositecreationsltd.com/CCpage16.html

WHOOT! Can’t wait to see it done!

“Come fly with me, come fly, come fly away…”

42. Bramblett - April 28, 2007

#38: Exactly! The line of reasoning used by the writer is flawed because if this theory of time travel were correct it would mean the Enterprise could not travel back in time to a point before it was constructed anyway! Still a good show…

43. ZtoA - April 28, 2007

Hey… CBS-D took the advice I made on a post some time ago and did a two-shot of the E and the approaching jet. I accept Visa, MC, AMEX or money order…. LOL

Man the E looks great when bathed in light… CBS-D has nailed it. I wonder if they’re using the same animation software and modeling for the jet that they use for the History Channel show “Dogfight”.

While I’ve been steadfast against adding SFX footage or extending sfx shots… I think CBS-D could have taken a liberty or two and added a few seconds of exteriors of the E in the atmosphere.

44. Mysterious (Captain James B. Trek Modeler Quirk) Stranger - April 28, 2007

There has to be some corrective thingy, in the transporter buffer, that rematerializes you in the standing position. Not exactly the biggest leap of faith one has to take watching Star Trek.

http://www.compositecreationsltd.com/CCpage16.html

45. Magic_Al - April 28, 2007

It would be nice if they could find the original Air Force film used and restore it, or substitute equivalent footage in better condition, or best yet shoot new scenes with an F-104 (there are still a few flown by civilians) but I expect none of that happened. The New York City stock footage wasn’t changed in “The City on the Edge of Forever”.

46. starfall42 - April 28, 2007

However, the New York footage was fine. The old Air Force footage is very grainy, dirty, and scratched.

http://tos.trekcore.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=45&pos=45

47. Bramblett - April 28, 2007

I agree that actual footage of a real F-104 should be used to replace the old. On the takeoff CGI probably would look just fake enough to be distracting in this case. Its also possible that the new version may have something other than an F-104.

48. Crusade2267 - April 28, 2007

In the preview it looked like some of the original footage of the plane was still there. It was very grainy in the old ep, but they probably cleaned it up. I really cant wait to see the shots of the Enterprise from the ground. They looked cool in the original show, but you can really see where the bluescreen was matted out around the edges.

49. Selarrac Prime - April 28, 2007

34. FredCFO – April 28, 2007

- Why give Christopher a Starfleet uniform?

Seems to me that when you compromise a person of the past in Star Trek’s universe, you try to integrate them into 23rd Century society. This was so in Star Trek IV with Dr. Gillian Taylor. They probably intened to make Capt Christopher a 23rd Century officer upon returning to the 23rd Century.

50. THEETrekMaster - April 28, 2007

They should have gotten rid of the stock footage completely. It would be so easy to redo the footage using a CG model of the plane…and it would look a million times better (if done right).

I don’t see any way to make that old stock footage look good.

51. Steve Friedman - April 28, 2007

Um, I think they just wanted to make him comfortable. In fact, I think Kirk says, “That flight suit must be uncomfortable…”

52. Mysterious (Captain James B. Trek Modeler Quirk) Stranger - April 28, 2007

They should get rid of the stock footage, but I don’t think they have the budget for all of these suggestions. I will be looking close to see what they change and what they do not.

http://www.compositecreationsltd.com/CCpage16.html

53. T Negative - April 28, 2007

Looking forward to seeing what they do with the “wobbley” Enterprise during the “slingshot” sequence. This episode is going to be a lot of fun to watch. Always liked this one, and I agree with others that say the effects work made this great episode an average one.

Here’s hoping CBS -D makes it a great one.

54. Gary Seven - April 28, 2007

How about the Sun? The E is on a course directly for the Sun in apporaching its slingshot effect to return to the 23rd Century, and there is nothing but black space and stars?
I would love to see that fixed.

55. MEO - April 28, 2007

I imagine it could be done showing a fly-by shot of the Enterprise racing towards the Sun, similar to the fly-by in Doom’s Day Machine when the ship first engages the planet killer, then followed by adding the Sun on the viewscreen… :)

56. starfall42 - April 28, 2007

I looked at the DVD of the original, and the shot of the jet is definitely different than the promo for the remastered version. In the original, the jet takes off right to left; in the promo, it’s left to right.

Replacing the terrible stock footage should have been easy — the Air Force footage would be free, and they should be able to find some that’s better quality than the original.

57. Xai - April 28, 2007

I loved this ep and look forward toward to the improvements. Let’s make it as TAS-like as possible for the Mysterious Stranger..k?

58. CmdrR - April 28, 2007

26 – actually, rather than replacing, or entirely getting rid of the stock footage(which always bugged me too btw) isnt it at all possible for them to “remaster” that footage? read: clean it up?

Whatever works. I love this episode, but over the years the opening sequence has gotten suckier. Even though I know it, I always think it’s another show, because it’s so bad. Actually, the first badmatte shot of the E doesn’t help much. Whether they clean fluff n fold or replace, this episode will greatly benefit.
Have at it, CBS-D!

59. Nelson - April 28, 2007

re: post 56- I did the same comaprison this morning of the trailer and the DVD of TIY as the jet took off.

Here’s a comparison of the two shots. It’s the same shot. Only the remastered version is reversed. The left shot is the Remastered, the right one is the DVD screen cap. Not doubt about it, they resued the original footage.

I think they reused all the ground footage and then used CGI for the aerial shots.

Here’s the comparison: http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/9546/tiycomparovg8.jpg

60. CmdrR - April 28, 2007

Am I the only one who confuses Roger Perry with Alan Young?

61. CmdrR - April 28, 2007

http://tos.trekcore.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=45&pos=71

caption: Kirk shows his disbelieving friends he’s found a whole race of people who like orange as much as he does.

Sorry, it’s late. I’ll hush up now.

62. EBAR - April 28, 2007

I always thought this was a really weak episode with enough plot holes to fly the Enterprise through.

However, the brief effects shot shown in the preview looks to be very well done. I’m looking forward to watching it for that reason.

63. Michael Appleton - April 28, 2007

Good drama will beat effects any day of the week!! Bring it on!!

64. dm - April 28, 2007

The people making these little trailers flip footage all the time for some reason. The stock footage altho flipped in the trailer might be correct in the ep. Same with the backwards Kirk in the turbolift.
The reason also that the stock footage looks crap is it was probably a 4th dupe of 16mm footage. They probably can digitally clean it up a bit but as it was indeed “stocK” footage, they wouldn’t have the original negatives.

looks great overall though…

:)

65. Ron Jon - April 29, 2007

Tomorrow is Yesterday is one of my favorite episodes. Maybe not a classic like “City” or “Menagerie”, but a delightful romp. I love the scene where the Air Force guy threatens to lock Kirk up for 200 years. Kirk rolls his eyes and says “that ought to be just about right.”

66. Toonloon - April 29, 2007

It would be great if Bob Justman could finally get the credit he deserved for the story in this episode.

67. mrregular - April 29, 2007

Another problem with the stock Air Force footage:
The show begins with a wide shot of a Air Force base with mountains in the background.

http://tos.trekcore.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=45&pos=3

Offutt Air Force Base, from where Captain Christopher’s plane originates, looks nothing like this.
Hoping this can be tweaked…there has to be similar, actual stock footage of Offutt that CBS-D can use.

68. Xplodin' Nacelle - April 29, 2007

Re # 35 Thanks Nelson.

CBS-D should fix that shot for sure.

69. Holo J - April 29, 2007

25

Hey Spockboy, I see what you mean!!!!

http://tos.trekcore.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=45&pos=17

The display screen look awful here!

I really wish they would do something with the display screen for all the episodes but here more than ever they definitely need looking at. They could put up a fuzzy screen to indicate that the screens are not working

It would be cool if they did something more to the screen to tie them to the episodes more. I really hope that they look at this when the have more time.

70. Steve Johnson - April 29, 2007

I’m a long-time visitor to this forum, but a first time poster. This has always been one of my very favorite TOS episodes, so I’m very excited to see the remastered version.

I have long wondered if the story for this episode was based on an actual UFO incident which occurred on January 7, 1948, involving Captain Thomas F. Mantell, a Kentucky Air National Guard pilot who was ordered, along with two other pilots, to give chase to a UFO seen hovering over the Godman Air Base, near Fort Knox, Kentucky.

The book “Flying Saucers on the Attack” by Harold T. Wilkins (copyright 1954) describes the incident. The author provides these quotes from Mantell’s radio report: “…I’m going to close in right now, for a good look. It’s directly ahead of me. The thing looks metallic and of tremendous size. It’s going up now and forward as fast as I am…”

And a quote from one of the other pilots: “This strange object is too high for us to catch. It’s going to fast.”

The two other pilots broke off the pursuit, but Mantell continued. The author states that Mantell make other comments about the object’s high speed, tremendous size and its strange appearance.

His P-51 was seen to explode in mid-air, at about 20,000 feet. There is other commentary that the plane went into a dive and began to disintegrate at about half that height above the ground.

The author speculates “that some lethal ray of immense power and unknown type had been directed at Mantell and his plane by the entities in the weird and vast machine, who may have deemed that they were going to be attacked…”

I am not saying there was an actual extraterrestial spaceship involved in this case, just noting the similarities to this UFO case and the Star Trek episode….

This episode has some of the best lines in any Star Trek episode. Note that when Captain Christopher is describing the Enterprise to his base, he says “two cylindrical projections on top, one on the bottom, ” (leaving out the saucer section, as everyone assumes it is a flying SAUCER !!! )

Later after he’s aboard the Enterprise, on the turbolift on the way up to the bridge, Kirk says the reason his ship is there is that it’s an accident, to which Christopher replies: “You seem to have a lot of them.” And as they enter the bridge, Christopher says he’s never believed in little green men. Spocks comes back with “Neither have I.”

Two excellent short-story follow-ups to this episode can be found in STAR TREK – STRANGE NEW WORLDS, volumes three and seven.

Thanks for a great site! It’s always interesting and informative.

Best regards to all,

Steve Johnson

71. CmdrR - April 29, 2007

25 & 69 – That’s 23rd Century Colorform technology. The Klingons are so jealous.

72. mrregular - April 29, 2007

Here’s the image that I refered to in my post, #28:

http://tos.trekcore.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=45&pos=30

I trust that CBS-D will replace this viewscreen image with something far more realistic!!

73. Jim J - April 29, 2007

mrregular-

Yeah, I’d say there’s a VERY strong chance of that happening. Now, getting rid of the “mountains” by Offutt/SAC/Omaha area…probably won’t happen. What’s up with our station, too, running “And The Childtren Shall Lead” as the second episode AGAIN rather than “All Our Yesterdays”????? Ticked me off because I was at a convention last week and didn’t get to record “All Our Yesterdays”. THANKS AGAIN, KXVO!
Heck, they didn’t even run the end credits for “A Piece Of The Action”!!!

74. THEETrekMaster - April 29, 2007

Well, I doubt it’ll happen, but I think the slingshot effect shots should be very similar to what we saw in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. After all, this was the precursor to that as it was the first time they experienced the slingshot time warp effect.

TTM

75. Xai - April 29, 2007

#73 Jim J

..Ahh yes… ski Nebraska!! Kinda like surfing Iowa.

76. diabolik - April 30, 2007

Those wrinkley paper screens have got to go. But I doubt they will.

77. Mr. Atoz - April 30, 2007

Don’t know if it’s been mentioned but the shot of the E
coming towards the camera in the upper atmosphere you can see the f-104 pursuing the E! Absolutely amwesome!

Again, sorry if already been mentioned.

78. Holo J - April 30, 2007

CBS digital get some more people in to work on this project so you have teams of people working on different Jobs.
That way each team could go through each of the episodes very carefully and change the things they have to concentrate on.

Bring in a team of people to work solely on the display view screens (add more relevant graphic have some moving graphics etc….)
Bring a team of people to work on the planet surface backgrounds ( add some depth to the flat coloured back drops. Keep the colours but add some scenery, perspective etc..)
Bring in a team of people to work on the hand phasers effects ( have the disintegration effect more like it was in the movies
Bring in a team of people to look out for the updating of things like “Normans inner working and the Enterprise circuits when they are on display etc..
Bring in a team of people to look out for gaffs e.g. The hand opening the door for MC Coy in “Mirror Mirror”, it needs removing
Bring in a team for tweaking the aliens (add texture, more blinks and facial expression!)
Also, I’d love to see the attention to detail stretch as far as seeing the hand held blocks that Kirk and co write there signature on for reports to be Remastered. From the grey scratch and delete drawing set thing to a touch screen graphic. Yeah I know all that would take a very long time to do but the end result would be well worth it.

Plus keep the team you have working on the space shots and then you’ll have the perfect Remastered experience. Yeah I know it would cost a bomb but it would look awesome
Stop being some reserved and anal about respecting the original. The stories will not change just because you do these things.

What you do you do very well it’s just what you don’t do that has become very frustraighting!

I really wish you would take your time on this and add to all these things those crinkled view screen on this episode because it look terrible and are really going to show up in HD

77 Mr AToz

yeah I noticed that too and its a very nice touch

79. mrregular - April 30, 2007

#73-Jim J-
Don’t know what the master control people at KXVO were thinking Saturday night. They ran “A Piece of the Action” right up to the hour. No credits, and then right into the awful “And the Children Shall Lead”. Again. Sorry you didn’t get to see “All Our Yesterdays”.
Let’s hope that the KXVO people run “Tommorrow is Yesterday” and “A Piece of the Action” back to back Saturday night, as the station website indicates.

80. Michael Hall - April 30, 2007

Just can’t wait for this one. But it occurs to me: aside from “The Ultimate Computer” and (maybe, if CBS-D decides to go for it) “Errand of Mercy,” are there any more episodes really worth looking forward to in a major way, that are great shows in and of themselves and will just be that much better with new FX work?

(Okay, I forgot “The Galileo 7.” Anything else?)

81. Jim J (there are always possibilities, except at KXVO) - April 30, 2007

mrregular-

Heck, at this point I’d settle for “All Our Yesterdays” in that later time slot, but then we get gipped (how do you spell that?) out of “A Piece of the Action” for a 2nd spin. KXVO??? What were you thinking????

PS-And you KNOW that what their website says and what they do is often in conflict! They’d better not skip “Tomorrow Is Yesterday” because my wrath will befall them!

82. Jim J (Trekinator) - April 30, 2007

#80-I, for one, am looking forward to “The Enterprise Incident”, “Elaan of Troyius”, “The Squire of Gothos” (dodging Trelane’s planet), “Who Mourns For Adonias?” (Captain, that’s a giant hand!), “By Any Other Name”, and “Day of the Dove” to name a few! ;-)

83. CmdrR. - April 30, 2007

Day of the Dove? New ‘splosion for the Klingon ship. But, is there any point in remastering a soap bubble alien?

84. Michael Hall - April 30, 2007

Jim J–

I have reservations about “The Enterprise Incident” as drama (especially in terms of its politics), but its visual FX were among the most letter-perfect TOS ever achieved. (I used to collect ST film clips during the ’70s, and the shot of the Enterprise surrounded by the three Romulan cruisers was among my favorites.) This will be a similar situation to “The Tholian Web,” where CBS-D’s challenge will be to upgrade iconic visuals done pretty damn well the first time around–aside from more detail on the enemy ships and a better cloaking effect they perhaps should learn from their experience on “Tholian” and otherwise leave well enough alone.

Most of the other episodes you mention are fairly mediocre IMHO, so my interest in them would be pretty much limited to the new effects. “The Squire of Gothos” is a fun first-season outing (and whose ending was wonderfully spoofed on the “Futurama” episode that featured the TOS cast), but I don’t know how well it will lend itself to new visuals.

85. SPOCKBOY - April 30, 2007

#41
That looks really cool.
Check THIS out…

http://squaremodels.netfirms.com/66enterprise.htm

86. ZtoA - April 30, 2007

I’d be willing to bet that CBS-D recreates the air force base in the opening shot by doing an arial view… much like the did the arena arial shot in Amok Time… this would get them out of the continuity issue of trying to match CGI with the stock footage. They could simply do a crane-in shot of the base’s radar building because that’s where the first scene starts.

87. CmdrR. - April 30, 2007

84 – What would be really cool is if the Romular ships had Romulan markings. They just look Klingon in the original.

88. Chuck_N - April 30, 2007

Comment to poster #12 – A Sidewinder shot would be visually interesting but pointless as the warhead was much too small to do any damage (think shooting one at an aircraft carrier).
The nuclear “Genie” was a 1 kiloton unguided rocket carried by F-101 Voodoos, F-106 Delta Darts and subsonic F-89 Scorpion interceptors. The F-104 Starfighter was never operationally deployed with the Genie although I have test shot footage of a ’104 firing an unarmed Genie.
If you look closely at the episode footage Capt Christopher’s plane does not carry any missiles but inconsistently shows wingtip fuel tanks. All he had was his 20mm “Vulcan” cannon! Still, the “Starfighter” is the iconic “hot jet” to intercept the “Starship Enterprise”.

89. mrregular - April 30, 2007

Jim J-
If KXVO doesn’t show “Tomorrow is Yesterday” Saturday night I would suggest making our disgust known by phone, e-mail, letter, so they know that they are not serving their viewers. At all.
Why KXVO decided last weekend to skip “All Our Yesterdays” and show “And The Children Shall Lead” is beyond me. They cheated you out of a good episode and instead re-aired perhaps the worst Trek episode of any generation.

90. Jim J (Jim, my name...is Jim) - May 1, 2007

Well, some people will be upset if the don’t rerun “A Piece of the Action”. Frankly, had they NOT messed up in the first place, they wouldn’t have this problem. What I am wondering is….can they get in trouble for airing “And The Children Shall Lead” on an incorrect week? I’m thinking that I read somewhere that they can only show these episodes on their designated week plus the following next week…no other times. Interesting!

91. SPOCKBOY - May 1, 2007

#87,
Excellent point. That WOULD be cool.

92. Michael Hall - May 1, 2007

Just noted how well-lit the Enterprise appears in the orbital shot–the sun must be on the verge of going supernova in this episode too. :-)

93. Bramblett - May 1, 2007

#81- It’s spelled `Gypped’ :-D

94. Jim J (I can spell but I can't type) - May 2, 2007

#93-Thanks! I’m usually good at spelling. Typing is my real weakness. I should have looked that word up! LOL

95. Skippy2k - May 3, 2007

Even though going back now some of the sky shots don’t look that great I remember thinking how cool it was seeing the Enterprise flying in the clouds. I can’t wait to see the new shots they come up with for this ep, the ships of the line had a cool image from this ep I really liked.

This isn’t that image but one I rendered mimicing the original.
http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/8379/tiyskykn9.jpg

96. fatmanbruno - May 3, 2007

#95 Nicely done, but would be really cool if the Enterprise was actually going through the clouds instead off under/over

97. Skippy 2k - May 3, 2007

StarTrek.com has put up 3 remastered images in the episode and comparison galleries.

http://www.startrek.com/startrek/view/series/TOS/episode/68702.html

98. Kyle Nin - May 3, 2007

#97:

Those images look great. I’m really looking forward to this one.

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