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Peer Through The Looking Glass At The “Shore Leave” Preview May 16, 2007

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: TOS-R Preview , trackback have put up a preview for next weekend’s "Shore Leave" Remastered.

click image to play in WMP or Click Here for QT also have 4 non FX images from the Remastered version.





1. CmdrR. - May 16, 2007

Great episode, but not much in the way of fx. I’m almost afraid to see what the syndicators cut out… all the lines are good. Ah well. It’s nice to remember the whole episode.

2. Michael Appleton - May 16, 2007

Watch for near the end of the episode, after Kirk has beaten Finnegan. As Spock comes up to talk to him, Shatner’s “hair” is sticking up all over the place like a $2 wig! Let’s see the FX boys try and fix THAT!!

3. Xai - May 16, 2007

They didn’t wemaster the whascally wabbit?

4. =A= - May 16, 2007

this episode really boring, i didnt like that kind of umm halloween custumes

5. IrishTrekkie - May 16, 2007

god himself ! ( no not the real one the one who need a bloody starship) could not fix shatners hair !

6. jonboc - May 16, 2007

Can’t wait for this one…not so much because of the FX but because all the location shooting outside should look absolutely gorgeous remastered. And as always, the fight with Finnigan alone is worth the price of admission.

7. G'Thul - May 16, 2007

Even prior to re-mastering, this episode has perhpas the finest image quality of any of the originals on DVD. This is perhaps due to the fact that this episode was largely shot outdoors and thus may have been photographed using “slower” speed, higher-resolution film stock than the show typically employed. For whatever reason, the original photography of this episode is noticably sharper than that found even in most other “outdoor” TOS epsidoes.

8. i hate cbs digital - May 16, 2007

not much for those hacks at cbs digital to screw up..erand of mercy was a joke and so was tommorow is guys truly are coprorate stooges..may les mooves shit in your mouth..

9. Robert Bernardo - May 16, 2007

Ah… yeoman Tonia Barrows (Emily Banks)… :-)

10. Michael Hall - May 16, 2007

My, my #8. Your mommy kiss you with that mouf?

11. THEETrekMaster - May 16, 2007

Wascally wabbit wooks wonderful!

12. Crusade2267 - May 16, 2007

I sure wish they could make the rabbit look like something other than a guy in a giant bunny suit.

13. Greg Stamper - May 16, 2007

#12 Isn’t that Bill Blackburn (Lt. Hadley) inside the Rabbit Suit?? I believe I remember him saying he did that part. It would be great if he had some shots from his “behind the scenes film camera” which he kept with him.

14. steve623 - May 16, 2007

more posts like #7 and #13, less posts like #8 and whatever mine ends up being numbered

15. Jeff Bond - May 16, 2007

Oh bitter, bitter #8…I agree about the look of this episode–even in the original remasterings done for the Sci Fi Channel “Shore Leave” looked amazing so I’m really just looking forward to seeing what the new pass reveals…

16. Olde Timey Fan - May 16, 2007


What’s wrong with it? To be a nerd about this episode, the Planet creates objects taken from a man’s imagination. Those of us old enough to remember those things called “books” actually READ “Alice in Wonderland” and, I dare say, most if not all of us imagined the Rabbit jsut as he is shown here.

Why would anyone wish to replace him? No doubt, were they to do so, he would be replaced by a CG monstrosity reminiscent of the Planet of the Apes “remake”. That was so unbearable I walked out in the middle of it. Just couldn’t take any more insults to my intelligence!

17. Moonwatcher - May 16, 2007

Maybe the can dub out the word “bridge” in the line , “someones beaming down from the bridge”…

18. Olde Timey Fan - May 16, 2007

Yeoman Barrows.. . grrrrrrrrrrooooowwwwllllll!!!!!!!

19. Moonwatcher - May 16, 2007

# 16 ……. Damn them all to hell !!!!!!

20. SteveinSF - May 16, 2007

#17–I never liked that line about beaming down from the bridge. Maybe Sulu knew that only bridge personal could beam down? Eh, I think this episode isn’t that good. I never really liked it and what happened to Angela? She got shot by the plane but never returned. Oops.

21. SteveinSF - May 16, 2007

oh , and maybe they can CGI the collar off of the tiger’s neck.

22. Moonwatcher - May 16, 2007

#20… From what I recall reading they kind of shot this episode on the “fly” ( definitely not story boarded) which would explain the anomalies like Angela, and how may shots were fired from the gun.

23. Jim J (What's been happening to my show?) - May 16, 2007

#8- Seems you need that vacation Kirk was advised to take, or at least McCoy’s two women at the end! lol

24. MichaelJohn - May 16, 2007

For some reason I really enjoy all the orginal TOS episodes that were filmed outdoors, and not just on sound stages. To me it adds realism and makes the story more believable.

Mike :o

25. Nelson - May 16, 2007

I think I’m wrong, but in the preview, the Japanese Zero close up as it is shooting it’s machine guns looks a bit CGI. Particularly the wing and gun barrels in the wings.

26. SteveinSF - May 16, 2007

-the original never had a zero. It was what appeared to be a WWII German plane. The whole close up is new.

27. Smitty - May 16, 2007

#20, yes Lieutenant Angela Teller was returned to life. Look carefully at the end and you see her standing with Lt. Rodriguez.


28. Tim - May 16, 2007

I never liked this episode, I don’t know why…..I mean basicaly it is a solid episode but I just don’t like it. But I have to say I agree with everyone saying this episode looks beautiful remastered or not, the colours are beatiful and the whole thing was perfect. I think I will sit down and watch it again, as it has been a while. And #8 tone it down, you may hate it biut that is a bit strong They are doing their best with what little they have.

29. Tim - May 16, 2007

I never liked this episode, I don’t know why…..I mean basicaly it is a solid episode but I just don’t like it. But I have to say I agree with everyone saying this episode looks beautiful remastered or not, the colours are beatiful and the whole thing was perfect. I think I will sit down and watch it again, as it has been a while. And #8 tone it down, you may hate it biut that is a bit strong They are doing their best with what little they have.

30. Buckaroohawk - May 16, 2007

This episode is a lot of fun, and the cast seemed to enjoy being free from the soundsatges for a change.

One scene which I’ve always liked is the tracking shot of Kirk as he hauls ass across the glade reacting (if I remember correctly) to the pistol shots fired by Sulu. Shatner’s in a full-out sprint and the camera moves across the glade with him from a wide shot to a close up as they converge. It’s an extremely cinematic scene, very rare for television especially in those days, and it very effectively conveys a feeling of urgency and speed. It’ll be fun to watch this episode again.

Oh and a quick message to “i hate cbs digital” before Anthony kicks him from the site: If I’m a “corporate stooge,” where the heck is my paycheck?

31. ECH - May 16, 2007

They need to make all the alien planets with moutain sceens look less like Vazquez Rocks. And I agree with #12 and make the rabbit not a giant fake suit. This eposide was the so weird that I never liked it anyways.

32. Duane Boda - May 16, 2007

Just as they show the plane along with Kirk and Spock….you see the plane first approaching. But look just down below it in the distance…not that far away you
can see another small plane or some kind of aircraft. I noticed that on TvLand
yesterday morning.
Anyone else ever notice this before?

33. Scott - May 16, 2007

What is wrong with you folks? This is one of the very best Star Trek episodes! What’s not to like? Like #30, Buckaroohawk, I really enjoy that dolly shot with Kirk sprinting toward Sulu’s gunshots. There’s a short piece of music during that scene that I don’t think was used in any other episode, sort of an off-key, urgent version of the Trek theme. In fact, the entire score for this episode is fantastic. Barrows was a doll, McCoy gets the girl (several of them), there’s that cool, creepy “cellular casting” dummy in the knight’s costume, the prolonged fight with Finnegan, the location shooting, hints at the character’s lives — Sulu the gun nut, Kirk’s lost (older woman?) love Ruth and his Academy nemesis Finnegan, Spock’s philosphy of “rest,” a Zero, a tiger, a samurai…and a fun and clever ending to all the madness. This is a top-twenty episode for sure.

Ah well…to each his own.

Scott B. out.

34. mrregular - May 16, 2007

#16: Old Timey Fan:
You said it! No need to CGI the Rabbit.
I read books when I was a kid as well. Still do now.
I hated the Planet of the Apes remake too. I remember watching the Original movies when they were shown on TV in the 70s. Fond memories of the Original movies always, they always had something to say about the human condition, whereas the remake said NOTHING.

35. Mark 2000 - May 16, 2007

All you need to know to love this episode is McCoy falls in love. He’s so charming and sweet that you enjoy it. Unlike say when Scotty falls in love and smothers the girl to death.

36. Jeffrey S. Nelson - May 16, 2007

8. I think that’s supposed to be Les “Moonves” … dohhhh!

37. Michael Appleton - May 16, 2007

Boy, we get taken to task for any off colour remark, and yet #8 is allowed to make such a disgraceful comment and….NOTHING! Go figure…

38. Anthony Pascale - May 17, 2007

the reason is because his IP has been banned…no need for a warning or taking to task….he is gone

39. Michael Appleton - May 17, 2007

Thanks Anthony, I appreciate the explanation.

40. Holo J - May 17, 2007

12 & 16

The rabbit is fine and it doesn’t need fully replacing because if the computer was reading McCoy mind I can imagine he might of thought about it looking that way.

I was hoping they would have maybe done something to the face though. Maybe they could have had the rabbit’s eyes move and nose twitch?

41. Demode - May 17, 2007

#35: Scotty was as bad as Geordi LaForge from TNG when it came to smothering women. Must be an engineering thing or something (good with ships / not with ladies.)

42. Duane Boda - May 17, 2007

Shore Leave (Original) is on TvLand Now……

43. John Cocktoastin - May 17, 2007

Slighty dubious timimg of the voiceover “Where dreams come true” Then McCoy sees the little girl. :D

44. Sleeper Agent X - May 17, 2007

Ughh. Anthony, I hope you ban #43 as well.

45. Sleeper Agent X - May 17, 2007

…And pass his IP address along to “To Catch A Predator” while you’re at it.

46. Lao3D - May 17, 2007

Make the Bunny blink!

47. DownUnder - May 17, 2007

I agree with 46 – MORE BLINKING!

48. Michael Appleton - May 17, 2007

Great, now we’ve got people with BUNNY issues! It’s enough to make the HARE on the back of your neck stand up!!

49. Cervantes - May 17, 2007

One of my favourite episodes as a kid. Just wanted to say. :D

50. freezejeans - May 17, 2007

Ah, the classic and hilarious Kirk/Finnegan fight (“C’mon, Jimmy-boy!”), with Spock’s follow-up:

“Did you enjoy it, Captain?”

LOL. Still makes me laugh after seeing it multiple times the last 30+ years.

51. CmdrR. - May 17, 2007

What’s not to like in an episode where McCoy comes back from the dead flanked by two chicks playing wet nurse to tribbles?
This is the episode where legend has it Roddenberry basically wrote it on the fly, while sitting under one of those trees, peeling off one script page at a time. I wonder whether he wrote based on what was available… or whether he had a.p.’s running all over Southern California looking for tiger wranglers, shogun costumers, renaissance reenacters, and tribble-titty gals.

52. Kyle Nin - May 17, 2007

Well, it looks like the planet from orbit shot is at least updated.

53. Doug L. - May 17, 2007

re 16 & 34 – ditto ditto…

I do like the blinking and twitching idea though. It should look like a “live” man in a bunny suit! This ep is fun!

Doug L.

54. Nelson - May 17, 2007

re: post 26, I checked the DVD, the plane close-up is the same Japanese zero that’s in the preview. Unless you were yanking my chain! : )

I am wondering if CBS D decided to change the direction that the Enterprise enters orbit of the planet. In the original, the Enterprise flys by from right to left instead of the traditional left to right.

55. Nelson - May 17, 2007

Opps, looks like I missed it in the preview, the Enterprise does orbit from left to right.

56. Lord Garth Formerly of Izar - May 17, 2007

Great episode , not much to remaster but the print. Kirk whips ass. Never understood how shatner (who almost always did all his own stunts and did so here) with what looks like a pretty perilous surrounding but didn’t do a rather simply fight scene in Space Seed. If you don’t like this episode move to Russia

57. Gary Seven - May 17, 2007

move to Russia?

58. Lord Garth Formerly of Izar - May 17, 2007

In the words of Homer Simpson “If you don’t like it , move to Russia”

59. Jeff Bond - May 17, 2007

I think the difference is the Space Seed fight was done on a hard studio floor–they are fighting on and around rocks in Shore Leave but there’s a lot of stuff done on plain old dusty dirt which would offer at least a little bit of a cushion. The interior fights on the Enterprise also used stuntmen a lot because of the risk of damaging the sets–a trained stuntman would be better at restricting his movements/trajectory to keep from running into walls and consoles too hard–look at the fight scenes that take place on the Enterprise in Space Seed, This Side of Paradise (Kirk and Spock in the Transporter room) and Mirror, Mirror (sickbay)–you see people hitting walls and doing a lot of movement in relatively small spaces.

60. CmdrR. - May 17, 2007

I don’t expect them to be neat, Mr. Bond. I expect them to DIE.

(I’m sure you don’t get that very often, huh?)

61. Lord Garth Formerly of Izar - May 17, 2007

Bond.. Jeff Bond..

Interesting premise

62. Xai - May 17, 2007

But I WANTED a CGI bunny….. because you all would decide he was too dark, the eyes wouldn’t be pink enough and the tail didn’t twitch enough.

63. Commodore Z - May 17, 2007

Also, his nacelle caps would probably have been all wrong.

64. Dr. Image - May 17, 2007

You mean nacelle balls… they’re ALWAYS wrong…

65. ZtoA - May 17, 2007

They should replace the furry rabbit with a CGI Jessica Rabbit.

66. Don - May 17, 2007

Re: #51 in re: tiger wranglers et al. And Bob never got to use his elephant. :-(

67. Doug L. - May 17, 2007

A CGI bunny probably wouldn’t convey the mass and scale of the original bunny correctly and the movement would be all wrong too. Doug L.

68. Josh T. ( The 13 original Constitution class starships own you) Kirk Esquire' - May 17, 2007

Time to watch the Dr. McCoy White Rabbit video again I daresay!

69. Chuck_N - May 17, 2007

Airplane Count – The CGI artists at CBS should take closer look at strafing “Japanese Zero” used in this episode. A close look at the various frames shows that the original editor spliced together footage of FIVE different aircraft to make the attack sequence. The first image is a WWII Navy F6F Hellcat in dark blue paint (the US Star insignia is clearly seen on the wing). Then the first head on pass is an F4U Corsair with its distinctive inverted gull wing which morphs to the next head on pass which is actually TWO T-6 Texans (Trainer). This cuts to the close up of the “Zero” firing at our intrepid crewpersons. The “Zero” is actually another American Hellcat painted in spurious Japanese markings. All of this footage was most likely culled from a bunch of Paramount movies or other stock footage. The sequence actually works given the very short screen time the attacking plane actually has but it’s a complete hash job!

70. Chuck_N - May 17, 2007

#25 & #26 – I looked at the preview footage and it is the original fake “Zero” (F6F Hellcat) with the 3 .50 cal machine guns per wing. I’m sure they could have found better real footage of one aircraft to replace the original and instead of CGI.

71. Greg Stamper - May 18, 2007

#69 & 70 Chuck_N’s posts are always Educational, Intriguing, Compelling and Interesting! We’ve learned from previous threads to listen to him when he speaks – –
#14. steve623 – – also a Wise Man!! (I’ll get that 20 Bucks to you as soon as I can – lol)

72. Cervantes - May 18, 2007

#30 Buckaroohawk

It’s a little thing, but I have to pick up on your observant point of the way Kirk was filmed running in this. I too always thought this was extremely cinematic and excitingly shot… just hope the tiger’s chain is removed…

73. Olde Timey Fan - May 18, 2007

^72 Cervantes —

If they remove the tiger’s chain I hope, at least, they feed him a good lunch ;-)

74. finnegan - May 18, 2007

I guarantee that much of Finnegan’s ass whipping will be snipped for the syndicated cuts. It’s like 5 minutes of old school brawling…

75. Chuck_N - May 20, 2007

To Greg Stamper – Many thanks for the kind comments. Aircraft , especially WWII types are another great interest of mine along with TOS. While we each have our opinions about the details of this remastered project, I am grateful first of all that any attention is being paid to preserving and presenting STAR TREK and for rekindling this fan’s long time (from the days of network) affection for this milestone series. I appreciate the many creative and alternative ideas presented here (many quite passionately) out of a genuine concern to see STAR TREK live long and prosper. It certainly makes for entertaining reading. Can’t wait for STAR TREK XI!

76. diabolik - May 22, 2007

If the editing crew acts according to form, they will snip out some important moments, including remastered effects, and leave in the long fight as is. Why be logical about it, and be informed about where to cut, now?

77. Shaye - May 24, 2007

I like this episode, alot!….and cbs/cgi can’t hurt it no matter what they try!

78. David B. - May 25, 2007

I’d like to suggest some ideas for Spockboy in case you are thinking of doing yet another of your famous Gag Reels for this episode. Show all the scenes of them running around, only sped up with the Benny Hill theme. Second idea: Kirk’s fight with Finnigan, use a lot of Three Stooges sound effects and classic lines. “Ooh! Wiseguy!”

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81. scowl - June 25, 2007

The two things I love about this episode make it pure 60’s television.

Yeoman Barrows is attacked by Don Juan and her blouse is torn open. Kirk asks the traumatized woman with the tattered clothes if she “imagined” the attack. Those women and their imaginations! I guess women regularly “imagine” getting their clothes ripped off by Kirk all the time so that’s what he would think. No surprise, Roddenberry wrote this one!

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