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Image From Charlie X Remastered

StarTrek.com have put up a new image from next weekend’s "Charlie X." It shows a new design for the freighter USS Antares which was never shown in the original. CBS-D based the design on the USS Woden (although it looks a lot like a TAS cargo drone)

This is another example of what is great about the Remastered project – putting a ship into the establishing shot that should have been there in the first place but wasn’t due to time and/or budget issues.

Note that this weekend’s remastered episode is "Return To Tomorrow." The preview trailer isn’t available yet, but StarTrek.com do have a new desktop showing Spock and Dr. Mulhall (played by Diana Muldaur who later played Dr. Pulaski on TNG).

Thanks to Major Joe Ely Carrales for the TAS tip

 

Image courtesy of CBS and StarTrek.com.  

 

 

 

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July 3, 2007 3:16 pm

Wow. I think that’s quite possibly the first CBS digital image I’ve looked at and really been impressed by — not to say the others haven’t been good, but there’s really something quite nice about this one. Well done!

Trekmatt
July 3, 2007 3:17 pm

Nice pic, quite impressive!

Ro-Dan
July 3, 2007 3:19 pm

Wow! That is sweet. I’ve always wondered what other non-Constitution Starfleet ships looked like in the TOS era.

Ro-Dan
July 3, 2007 3:21 pm

Dig those cute little warp nacelles too.

Major Joe Ely Carrales, CAP
July 3, 2007 3:26 pm

This also looks a bit like a TAS ship…

 

Stanky Costanza
July 3, 2007 3:41 pm

Sorry, this is somewhat off subject but in reading the articles on this site, I have been bewildered by some of the usage. Examples from above:

“StarTrek.com *have* put up a new image”
“StarTrek.com *do have* a new desktop showing Spock”

Would it not be correct to say “has” and “does have”? – would not “StarTrek.com” be a singular entity?

No offense, but these types of things have been driving me nuts for months :)

If i am wrong i would like to know why.

July 3, 2007 3:46 pm

Good stuff!

OneBuckFilms
July 3, 2007 3:48 pm

Now THAT is how the Enterprise should look.

I like :-)

July 3, 2007 3:49 pm

Now that is a great image, with scaling that makes Charlie’s remarks about the larger size of the Enterprise ring true. And it is great to see TAS-style elements once again coming into the show.

TrekMD
July 3, 2007 3:51 pm

This is cool. It does look like a modified version of the cargo drone from TAS. Maybe because this ship does have a crew, the forward section is larger than on the drone.

And Stanky, you’re correct.

Lao3D
July 3, 2007 3:53 pm

That just rocks — and the E does look particularly good too. Looks like the same shot used in Space Seed, which I think remains their high point in terms of ship rendering.

Sean4000
July 3, 2007 3:53 pm

I’m loving this!

July 3, 2007 3:59 pm

That ship looks a lot like the ore freighters the Enterprise was protecting in the Animated Series Tribble episode.

July 3, 2007 4:00 pm

The Enterprise looks extra lovely in that image. And I am *totally* digging the new Antares model!

July 3, 2007 4:00 pm

Here’s a picture of the freighter I think it looks like:

James
July 3, 2007 4:06 pm

In response to Stanky at #6 – the people in England seem to have the notion that a singular thing or object, if it is a collective, should have a plural verb, even though it is ONE THING. It’s very irritating, and I ignore it in my head while reading, putting the correct ending on the verb.

They enjoy saying ‘Congress say’ instead of ‘Congress says’. Or even “The Football League are” instead of “The Football league is.”

They also have the annoying habit of not putting a comma before and. “Eggs, cheese, and bacon” becomes “eggs, cheese and bacon” – which seems to imply a connecting with ‘cheese’ and ‘bacon’ much like PB&J goes together and are thought of as a unit.

July 3, 2007 4:09 pm

Excellent use of the TAS design, I like that they thought it through enough to add an extra module to the front for the crew to live in, which the original robot ship design would not have required.

July 3, 2007 4:10 pm

p.s. Stanky, I’m guessing that Anthony is from the United Kingdom. Referring to companies using collective nouns and plural verb forms is a signature difference between American and British English.

July 3, 2007 4:29 pm

hey looks like the preveiw is finally up 2!

http://www.startrek.com/startrek/view/series/TOS/episode/68762.html

jon1701
July 3, 2007 4:37 pm

Re : James#17

Its called “English Grammar”. Look it up. Dont assume everyone that reads this website is american you ignorant twat. Its called the World Wide Web. You want to speak our language? Fine, but dont start complaining when you alter the rules of that language. You dont need the third comma. Its totally redundant.

Completely ignorant.

ON TOPIC

Great pic. Best CGI model yet.

July 3, 2007 4:49 pm

#20 David: That’s the preview for “Return to Tomorrow”, not “Charlie X”.

#21 jon1701: Ya think you could have been a little more nasty with that comment? I didn’t detect any hostility in Stanky’s comments. Lighten up.

cap10kirk
July 3, 2007 4:50 pm

guys it also looks like they used the TAS ss Huron from pirates of orion

cap10kirk
July 3, 2007 4:50 pm

guys it also looks like they used the TAS ss Huron from pirates of orion

Major Joe Ely Carrales, CAP
July 3, 2007 4:58 pm

Now we can see what all the comments about ST:TAS on that site are all about. Seems like they are trying to at least make what can fit in TAS “canon.” I must say I enjoy that.

Why? When I was a boy the only STAR TREK I was was TAS on Nickelodeon. That is likely why I am a fan today.

I hope to see more TAS.

As to the use of the British language…”I am honoured to try to speak it.”

Stanky McFibberich
July 3, 2007 5:00 pm

Apparently not using apostrophes in contractions and not capitalizing “American” are differences as well…and the spelling of “twit.” :)

Thanks for the answers, but all-in-all I’m sorry I brought it up. ;)

Diabolik
July 3, 2007 5:01 pm

Yay! I never expected that to show up in this episode… but I was looking for it in “The Ultimate Computer,” which it still may.

I was hoping to see a realistic version of the ST:TAS freighter ship…. another excellent bit of backwards-continuity!

Go CBS!

THX-1138--Fred Garvin's grammar class
July 3, 2007 5:05 pm

Careful there, Major, old jon1701 is likely bite your head off for typing without a proper accent.

Great links to TAS ships there folks. Cool to see the inspirations for the new remastered ships. TAS got us through the lean years, didn’t it?

DavidJ
July 3, 2007 5:09 pm

I think the only real difference is that here (and in Space Seed) we’re getting long, beautiful shots of the E just cruising slowly through space.

Most of the rest of the time, the ship is either whooshing by the camera at full speed, or it’s in orbit of a planet where the CBS guys throw lots of colored highlights onto the ship that aren’t always that flattering.

THX-1138--Fred Garvin's grammar class
July 3, 2007 5:11 pm

#26
Nah, I think he meant “twat”. But you’re OK in my book, Stank.

Cranston
July 3, 2007 5:18 pm

Oh please, people. Grammatical conventions vary from place to place and country to country. Yes, the use of collective verbs and plural verb forms is standard in the UK. And yes, in the US there is an implied difference in meaning between “eggs, cheese, and bacon” and “eggs, cheese and bacon” — the former lists three independent items and the second implies two items (“eggs” and “cheese and bacon”).

Arguing over the “correctness” of different regional language traits over others is one of the silliest things that I (regularly) see people get into a huff over. Language is malleable, and “linguistic correctness” is an abstract, artificial construct at best.

*Deep breath*

Nice image from “Charlie X”. I love the use of different designs!

Lord Garth Formerly of Izar
July 3, 2007 5:21 pm

Looks cinematic to me.

Major Joe Ely Carrales, CAP
July 3, 2007 5:34 pm

So…What will the “Woden” look like in “The Ultimate Computer?” I am impressed…if only emotionally!!

Major Carrales

Nelson
July 3, 2007 5:39 pm

The Enterprise looks the best it’s ever looked here from the CBS team! I’d love to see a large Hi-Rez image of this, because I think it could probably pass muster for Star Trek 2008 with just some added detailing.

But I have to say that the Antares is a little of a dissapointment for me. I appreciate and think it’s great that there is more references to TAS! But that design doesn’t quite work for me, too 70’s and not 1960″s Matt Jeffries. But I can really appreciate the effort and nod to TAS. So, “A++” for effort, “C” for Antares design. But that’s just my opinion! : )

Next ship to see is perhaps the Astral Queen from Conscience of the King.

OV-101
July 3, 2007 5:41 pm

The color of the ships is getting much more in line with the original ship models. Great work! The work keeps getting better!!!

Cranston
July 3, 2007 5:47 pm

#36 — I actually agree a bit too. While I like this design because of its link to TAS, I admit that I’d pictured something a bit more Jefferies-esque when I heard they were going to show the Antares. Some never-seen, older-looking version of the disc + nacelles config. I’ll certainly accept this, but I agree with what you’re saying too.

Joe (The Quirk)
July 3, 2007 5:50 pm

31. Cranston – July 3, 2007
Oh please, people. Grammatical conventions vary from place to place and country to country. Yes, the use of collective verbs and plural verb forms is standard in the UK. And yes, in the US there is an implied difference in meaning between “eggs, cheese, and bacon” and “eggs, cheese and bacon” — the former lists three independent items and the second implies two items (”eggs” and “cheese and bacon”).

Arguing over the “correctness” of different regional language traits over others is one of the silliest things that I (regularly) see people get into a huff over. Language is malleable, and “linguistic correctness” is an abstract, artificial construct at best.

*Deep breath*

Nice image from “Charlie X”. I love the use of different designs!

Thank you Cranston, I agree. I’m so sick of the grammar police, I could puke.

As for the TAS nod. Blech! Taking something as brilliant as TOS and turning it into TAS is just plain wrong, on so many levels.

New Horizon
July 3, 2007 5:51 pm

DAMN!!! Now THAT’S the way the Enterprise should ALWAYS look in the remastered project. For a second, I thought that I was looking at a cleaned up version of original footage or something.

Lets hope CBS-D can go back and get the ship looking this great in all the episodes.

Jeffrey S. Nelson
July 3, 2007 5:51 pm

Most impressive. Maybe we’ll see Charlie make the warped baffle plate on the Antares go away. Better be nice to him.

July 3, 2007 6:14 pm

Love the new Antares – probably my favorite so far of the new TOS-R ships.

CmdrR
July 3, 2007 6:16 pm

So nice to finally meet the Antares, if only briefly before they go ker-blooey! Way to go, CBS-D!

Gavin Harris
July 3, 2007 6:18 pm

Major Carrales I agree. Can we be friends. I enjoy reading your posts and Im sorry about before. Im Gavin Harris.

Stanky X
July 3, 2007 6:20 pm

I was unaware that was a British thing and that Mr. Pascale had any UK connections. I did not mean to start a war of words. As I originally stated, no offense intended. Basically, I’m just not used to hearing that and since have seen it here from time to time, I wondered about it. I tried to look it up without any luck. It has all been explained to my satisfaction.

As for Charlie X, it is one episode I often go out of my way to avoid watching. I spent much of the winter and spring watching the episodes and never could bring myself to watch that one. I’m not even sure what it is about it, but could be just because the character of Charlie gives me the creeps. I will, of course, watch the remastered effort.

last o' the timelords
July 3, 2007 6:21 pm

Don’t like the Antares’ nacelle caps at all.

Commodore Z
July 3, 2007 6:24 pm

#21: Since we’re nitpicking grammar, note that it should be “It’s totally redundant.” Note use of apostrophe.

Cranston
July 3, 2007 6:40 pm

Charlie X has always been one of my favorites. Scary character, and great performances all around. (Plus, a nice homage to one of the best Twilight Zone episodes, “It’s a Good Life.”)

Lord Garth Formerly of Izar
July 3, 2007 6:52 pm

Marta has voluteered to be our official proofreader, should she fail in her duties she will be executed and my mute knifewielding Tellerite henchman will assume the duites he has a BA in English from Zantell 5 Community college

Major Joe Ely Carrales, CAP
July 3, 2007 7:02 pm

44. Gavin Harris – July 3, 2007

My friend…I thank you for the kind words. There will be times where we will disagree…may we always come away friends.

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