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This Side of Paradise Screenshots and Video August 1, 2007

by Matt Wright , Filed under: TOS Remastered,TOS-R Screenshots/Video , trackback

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Heading for Omicron Ceti III

Omicron Ceti III on the viewscreen

Assuming orbit of Omicron Ceti III

In orbit

Omicron Ceti III from space

The Enterprise slides into view

Orbit from the side

Orbit again…

Leaving Omicron Ceti III behind

Moving on

 

 
 

Assorted


Elias Sandoval — leader of the colony on Omicron Ceti III

Leila Kalomi — hopeless romantic

Spock climbs a tree

Leila and Spock

Kirk alone with a spore plant

Leila realizes Spock has returned to his logical self

Y’all ever had a real, cold Georgia-style mint julep?

Comments

1. Sean4000 - August 1, 2007

As always, great capture Matt!

Said anything to Mr. Orci on the other thread yet, Matt?

2. ety3 - August 1, 2007

Seriously? Omicron Ceti III changed colors in the original episode? I didn’t remember that.

Leila is still one of my favorite “Star Trek” female characters. I love this episode.

3. 8of5 - August 1, 2007

As spiffy as ever, Omicron look like a rather nice planet from orbit but I think they went a bit over the top with the aurora effects, it like that two moons idea, they had to be in every single shot, you can have to much of an interesting idea.

4. dalek - August 1, 2007

I …… CAN’T…… LEAAAAVE!!!!!!

One of the best Kirk moments of all time where he single handedly fights off the effect of the spores because of his love of command and his ship far outweighing his desire for happiness.

5. Lao3D - August 1, 2007

I really liked the additional aurora/Berthold Ray effects they added. Kept it from being just another Earth-clone planet. That late shot of the Enterprise though, in profile against the planet surface, seems to lack scale. It struck me as very “modelly” when I watched the episode, and again here in the screen grabs.

6. Granger - August 1, 2007

Lao3D in #5 made exactly the same points I was going to about this episode. The large-scale aurora effects fit the plot nicely, but in that one shot of the Big E in orbit the bottom and front of the primary hull look like a cheap plastic model – that insert leaped out at me as I watched the episode. The other planet shots were gorgeous, but that close-up was a clinker.

7. Al - August 1, 2007

For those of you who recall our discussion about Shatner’s height and built up shoes last week, you get a good sense of the heels and the lifts in the scene in the video where he is seen sitting in the captain’s chair. 1:18 in the count down.

8. Towerpower3000 - August 1, 2007

What…no picture of the empty bridge?

This is the only ep that has a bridge shot empty of people, the one used in the TNG ep Relics.

9. Cervantes - August 1, 2007

Another great capture Matt. I always look forward to these here, and I think the CBS Digital team did a nice job with the “aurora” effect.

10. KS Trekker - August 1, 2007

I think the schedule shows this is the last new ep of Season 1…any news on when Season 2 will start? I hadn’t seen anything yet…

11. mctrekkie - August 1, 2007

#4-

I would argue that he is happy in his misery.

Star Trek V (ugh) had this savant* campfire moment.

Kirk:” Other people have familes, Bones… not us”

So Kirk is holding his 2 buddies in his personal purgatory as well.

*Savant Moment.

Huh. I’m trademarking that.

Star Trek V is the Idiot Savant of the Trek Movies.

Moments of Brilliance in an otherwise dufus of a movie.

Thanks for the captures Matt, I hadn’t really made out the green Bertold efffect. before now.

12. Nelson - August 1, 2007

re: post 8-

I mentioned this in the other thread. The syndicated version cuts that first shot of the empty bridge and the lingering pan across the panels.

But more importantly, they altered this scene by adding a shot of the Enterprise in orbit! No one seems to be noticing this. After the scene when Kirk is talking to Spock and Sandoval in the house and Spock utters the blooper, The Plants acts as a suppository”, Kirk beams up and the scene cuts to the empty bridge. The new Remastered version added a shot of the Enterprise in orbit, between the scene when Kirk leaves the house and walks onto the bridge!

So what happened here? It looks like either a big goof, or the CBS guys or editing house decided to add the orbital shot between the scenes.

Did anyone else see this? I have a recording of it and I compared it to the DVD, they don’t match!

Other then that, yeah, the Berthold rays green glow was a very cool addition to the planet shots.

13. Jim J (TOS addict) - August 1, 2007

#4-Amen!!!

14. Oceanhopper - August 1, 2007

Nice job.
Aurora stuff was a nice touch.

15. billy don't be a hiro - August 1, 2007

“Leila Kalomi — hopless romantic”

I assume that’s meant to be “hopeless” – unless its some kind of beer-related pun.

16. Matt Wright - August 1, 2007

#12 — They’ve actually inserted Enterprise in orbit shots where they wern’t before on many occasions, they seem to move some of the shots up or back in time slightly depending on how the syndication edits cut the live action.

#15 — Haha, She’s a hefeweizen drinker. I’ll fix that typo ASAP.

17. Cpelc - August 1, 2007

how does kirk beam back up to the empty enterprise? he states later to Spock that once he leaves he can’t come back due to no one running the controls

18. Nelson - August 1, 2007

#16 Thanks, Matt. This is the first time I noticed it. I know that a shot of the Enterprise at warp was mistakenly inserted in one early remastered episode.

I am surprised, but it makes sense if they edit in the show’s new effects in new locations as part of the syndication cuts. It will be interesting to see how the HD-DVD’s look then. I hope the edits and new effects are where they used to be originally.

19. Kyle Nin - August 1, 2007

This is another episode where the new FX really pay off. The Berthold rays, which are mentioned throughout the episode, can now be seen in the atmosphere of the planet.

Adding FX that coincide with the dialogue of the episode really makes every episode seem more complete. Like adding the Antares in “Charlie X” and the planet Beta VI and the Gothos lightning in “The Squire of Gothos” and Klingon ship in “The Trouble with Tribbles”.

I hope there’s more like this in the second batch of episodes coming up.

20. CmdrR. - August 1, 2007

It’s not a negative, but I’m wondering about the consistency of the impulse engines being lit. I like it. I think they would have done it in the original had they had the $$. But, it seems to play be its own rules. Any thoughts?

21. Jon - August 1, 2007

#12

The added orbital shot was actually a carry-over from the sydincated version that aired back in the mid 80’s. They used the same extra shot to cut out the “panning the bridge” scene prior to Kirk giving his log speech about mutiny and how “quiet” the ship “really is” for the syndicated version that used to air back then…I remember being surprised by it back then, too, and then annoyed as the whole scene is a favorite of mine.

Back then, they used to only cut out about 3 minutes of footage per episode…that was bad enough, but currently I can’t watch the TOS-R episodes without clenched fists as they must cut out upwards of 3 or 4 times that amount now :( :( …

That wonderful dialogue/exchange between Kirk and Trelane at the end of last week’s show (when Trelane is ready to kill Kirk) was so chopped up that I practically threw something at the TV! But don’t worry…I paid way too much for my HDTV to ever really hurt it :)…

22. THEETrekMaster - August 1, 2007

Leila, “hopless” romantic? Yeah, I didn’t see her doing much hopping in that episode! BWAHAHAHAHHA!!!

23. Lord Garth Formerly of Izar - August 1, 2007

That one side orbit shot was a nice nugget!!!!!

24. Thomas Jensen - August 1, 2007

Anyone else notice that they never illuminate the ship as the model used to be, the windows, the colored lights below the hanger deck? And the rust ring and weathering no longer seem to be a part of the detail.

I do like the variability of some windows being lit that previously never could be, but it would be nice to see the ship with the same details as it once had during some of the episodes….

25. Nelson - August 1, 2007

re: 21- Thanks Jon for that additional bit of info about that orbital shot that was added. I have not watched any syndicated cut of Star Trek in many years since I got the laserdiscs and DVD’s. That’s a really big and bad cut. So many good scenes and powerful moments have been robbed this way!

26. Mark Tedin - August 1, 2007

Last week’s episode had the shuttle bay light back on, even if it was a little dim.

Why is the sun hitting the planet and Enterprise at different directions in the last shot? I thought it would be easy for them to catch that, especially when putting it together in digital.

Clever use of an aurora to depict the Berthold rays, it also gave them a chance to color up a planet a bit!

27. Al - August 1, 2007

# 24 Rust ring? The Enterprise is rusty?

28. Nelson - August 1, 2007

Here’s the rust ring: http://www.uah.edu/~jim/nasm4.jpg

29. THEETrekMaster - August 1, 2007

It’s a sagging old rust bucket! ;-)

30. Matt Wright - August 1, 2007

#24 — You do realize the rust ring isn’t there in the original model, that was from the recent bastardization paint job that the model was given circa 1991.

31. Lou - August 1, 2007

Wow they are getting real good with the Enterprise CGI. Except for the first shot which seemed a little off.

32. Formerly Todd Ramsay, but I edited my name, hastily, to meet a firm release date. - August 1, 2007

Yeah, saw the E at the Smithsonian for the first time back in the 70’s, when it was hanging in one of the galleries, and again recently in the gift shop. Who let the kids get near it with the spray paint? It looks like a NYC subway car from the Koch administration. Sheesh

33. OR Coast Trekkie - August 1, 2007

I liked the close up orbial shot. That was pretty cool.

34. Roadstripe - August 1, 2007

My thoughts:
~ It’s nice that they made the Berthold Ray aurora the same color as the coloration of the planet in the original version. In fact, they could have made the auroras bigger and gotten away with it. (But I’m not going to complain with the route they took.)
~ Despite any plasticy look it might have, the Remastered Enterprise still fits into its scene better than the blatant black compositing line around the original model did with its scene.
~ Hopless romantic? So much for Rabbit Season, I guess.

Lastly, did CBS-D do anything to the bridge console innards Kirk and Spock fiddled with when setting up the anti-spore sonics?

35. Nelson - August 1, 2007

re: 30- Matt, what I understand is that the Smithsonian never allowed the top of the saucer to be altered, only repaired. So the rust ring is original to the model, as I understand it. Poor Ed Miarecki gets a lot of flake for his restoration. But he never touched the top of the saucer.

36. Nelson - August 1, 2007

Opps, meant to write that Ed Miarecki gets a lot of flak.

37. Matt Wright - August 1, 2007

There are many pictures of the Enterprise available, like those from startrekhistory.com which clearly show no rust ring. That ring seems to show up sometime after the 1974 restoration, the pictures of the 1984 restoration on IDIC aren\’t clear enough to determine if someone got a little artsy on the saucer section.

38. Thomas Jensen - August 1, 2007

#30 Matt, the rust ring was there, I believe during the second season. I have photos of the Enterprise taken during that era. I can assure you that the rust ring was there as well as weathering on the nacelles, etc. I also have photos of the ship taken to document it’s condition, before it was painted, as it was disassembled for that restoration.

During the Smithsonian restoration Ed Marecki wasn’t allowed to touch the paint on top of the saucer section to maintain it’s originality.

And as we’ve all seen, the rest of the ship is over-weathered and over painted as it certainly never was during the series. It needs a new restoration to return it to it’s original condition.

39. starfall42 - August 2, 2007

As mentioned above, sometimes the syndication edits would add an establishing shot of the ship if cutting between scenes.

#17: I assume that Kirk beamed up before the last of the crew beamed down.

I still remember an old comic strip based on this episode, from the “mutiny” scene. “You’re all standing in line to see Star Wars? That’s mutiny, mister!” “I guess it is.”

40. Tim Handrahan - August 2, 2007

The more I see of the Enterprise remastered, the more I hope this is how it will look in the new film. “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!”

41. Stanky McFibberich - August 2, 2007

The original Enterprise model should definitely be re-restored to look the way it did in the Series.

42. KT - August 2, 2007

The original Enterprise model was extensively altered while at the Smithsonian in a manner than “enhanced” the radial lines under the saucer and which added not only the “rust ring” but which also added a general smudged appearance to the entire model. This was sacrilege in my opinion, as the model never had this appearance in any of the shoots. See some of the views of the original model on my site http://www.retroweb.com/startrek.html

43. the king in shreds and tatters - August 2, 2007

The vivid green planet looks way cooler in this comparison.

I hope the contrast isn’t so low on the aired episodes as it is in the pictures.

44. neo - August 17, 2007

oh come on!

all the shots are the same! nothing has been done! the ship still flies diagonally! you people are all insane for allowing this worthless waste of time to continue, and especially for approving of it! everybody keeps saying “good job, looks great”, when NOTHING has been done!

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