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Remastered “What Are Little Girls Made Of” Video and Screenshots October 7, 2007

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"As Exo III Turns" a Trek Soap Opera

 
Ruk loves Jim


but Jim loves Andrea


but Andrea loves Roger


but Roger loves Christine


leaving Jim alone – holding his…

 

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1. Xai - October 7, 2007

Love that opening frame

2. planettom - October 7, 2007

What Are Little Girls Made Of? Well, Andrea is definitely made of the right stuff…

By the by, props to Majel Barrett in this one, she really does a good job of saying little but archly implying much, especially in her “exactly what does Andrea do here?” moments.

3. Stanky McFibberich - October 7, 2007

First?
That orbital shot showing the underside of the Enterprise is spectacular.

4. trekmaster - October 7, 2007

LOL – was it really supposed to be a “penis rock”?

5. IrishTrekkie - October 7, 2007

yea star trek ! ………..oh and i might as well first, and umm put shatner in the movie , umm thats it

6. RetroWarbird - October 7, 2007

I’m glad that, even though they made EXO III all boring and realistic looking … it’s rendering shows an atmosphere which gives it a bluish tint. Yeah, I wish it still had shocking neon blue clouds … but anyway, the subtle blue tint gives me hope that not ever planet in TOS-R will be as dull and plain as Luna.

Bring on the 80′s pink atmospheres!

(Just for griping’s sake … COME ON, CBS-D – you guys couldn’t have cranked the darkness and the color saturation on that planet JUST A LITTLE MORE!!?!?!?!)

7. Mr. Quatloos - October 7, 2007

Great stuff!! Nice remaster on this one!

8. Demode - October 7, 2007

Is it just me, or in that last photo, does it look like Kirk found Ruk’s detachable…. ????

9. Marcio Henrique - Uberlandia-MG - Brazil - October 7, 2007

Great episode! Andrea is the most beautiful girl of all trek episodes! My God, she is wonderfull ! Where are those big, good and clean VFX videos from VFX Reel and TrekMovie?

10. Mark Anton - October 7, 2007

What’s happened to those enjoyable reviews we used to get after a new remastered episode aired? We haven’t had one of those in a while.

11. sean - October 7, 2007

Seriously, how hot is Andrea? Best Trek babe ever.

12. Dr. Image - October 7, 2007

Yes, when I think “EXO III” I think of the original. Dark, forbidding, neon blue, yeah, I prefer the original. Hell, look at some of the moons of planets in our OWN solar system and you’ll REALLY see bizzare!

This ep is one of my all-time favs. Quintessential first season. The lighting! The style!
“Ask me to solve any equat-….. transmit… ” (and Roger- creepy as hell- love it.)

Yet, still, CBS-D, nacelle ball size….

13. Buckaroohawk - October 7, 2007

Andrea is hot, but not as hot as Dr. Helen Noel from “Dagger of the Mind.”

The new FX look like a repeat of the ones from last week. They look great, but they’re beginning to suffer from the same repetitiveness that dogged the original FX. At this point I’m hoping that CBS-D is just biding their time to hit us with some really geat stuff in “The Ultimate Computer.”

That prop in the last photo must have caused considerable giggling during production of this episode. And guess what…40 years later IT’S STILL FUNNY!

14. Granger - October 7, 2007

#10 – Hear! Hear! I too miss the great episode reviews. Hopefully some forthcoming remastering-heavy episode will prove inspirational.

15. CmdrR. - October 7, 2007

I love the variations on the ‘orbiting the basketball’ shot. Exo III (how much do you think they pay the naming dept. at Starfleet anyway?) has some mass in these shots. That’s a big improvement. As for all the other things CBS-D could have done… Hey! This is a great episode. They know when to get out of the way. That’s a good thing.

Now, if only WSB Atlanta would catch fire mysteriously in the middle of the night — say about the time some crappy show is stepping all over half of TOS-R — and burn to the ground, that would be a good thing, too.

16. Kyle Nin - October 7, 2007

Remember when everyone was complaining that the planets looked too much like Earth? Well, the planets in the last four episodes haven’t.

17. Xplodin' Nacelle - October 7, 2007

Wow, those shots of the Big E are some of the best of the remastering effort IMHO.

Way to go, CBS-D!!!

18. Leonel - October 7, 2007

#4 #8 #13 ;-)

Apparently I was not the only one thinking this when I watched it this morning.. and I thought it was just me. All those times I watched this episode over the years, the thought never occurred to me.

Hmm: missed opportunity with the caption for the last picture?

“leaving Jim alone – holding his… with Rok not far behind…”

19. steve623 - October 7, 2007

*sigh* as usualy, what’s there is nice enough, but its what isn’t there that leaves me feeling unsatisfied. no spiffed up phaser blasts, no enhanced android circuitry, no matte work or digital set extension of any kind to better sell the danger of that bottomless cavern where Matthews and Raymond died and where Kirk almost does, no digital improvement of the android-making-control-panel, and they didn’t even fix that editing jump when the revolving Kirk platform rolls around to show off the double Shatner. it would have been nice to see those elements of the show enhanced to match the spendor of Sherry Jackson’s everything and to loft it beyond the limitations of budget. oh well. as i said elsewhere, at least there was the unaltered pleasure of hearing Doctor Korby refer to JTK as “Cap’un Kirk” to enjoy.

“To … kiss you …”

20. Tom - October 7, 2007

Didn’t get to see it in Boston, football pushed it an hour later (originally scheduled at 2:30 AM!).

The CGI Enterprise actually looks closer to physical model than previously.

21. Ron - October 7, 2007

Almost as funny as when “The Naked Gun” whipped it out 20+ years later…

22. Leonel - October 7, 2007

“Sexual assault with a concrete dildo!”

Yes – I was in middle school when I saw that movie with a friend. That movie left us rolling on the floor laughing. Ahh, the memories..

23. Mark 2000 - October 7, 2007

This is probably my favorite episode. The look on Kirk’s face when he sees that guy is a robot is priceless. Not even Ruk tossing him agaist the wall can distract him. That much shock and awe in one scene is rare.

24. Michael Hall - October 7, 2007

The TOS-R CGI Enterprise should always orbit iceball words, apparently, as it has never looked better, IMO, than in these shots.

Robert Bloch was a truly legendary genre writer, but I never much cared for the episodes he penned for Trek, including this one. Much like “The Man Trap,” it’s a pretty conventional sci-fi premise with some interesting character bits and a great guest cast, including the much commented-on Ms. Jackson. No remastering needed there, at all. :-)

25. Harry Ballz - October 7, 2007

Okay, I never get into bitching about the new effects with lighting, the look of planets or the size of nacelle caps, BUT….is it just me or does every remastered shot of the Enterprise moving through space look a little….jerky…to anybody else?? Shouldn’t the ship glide effortlessly or, at least, in a more seamless fashion? Is it because we’re watching it on a computer screen? Will it look better when they release this stuff on HD-DVD? I gotsta know!!

26. Rich - October 7, 2007

CBS-D apparently can’t fix large pieces of dirt in Korby’s head shot above Spock’s station…come on now. Let’s try a LITTLE effort.

27. Noleuser - October 7, 2007

Hahahah….funny.

28. Lord Garth Formerly of Izar - October 7, 2007

actually Shatner found that prop in a certain Japanese Helmsman’s dressing room.

R.I.P. Mugatu – Never Forget!!!!

29. GarySeven - October 7, 2007

The E has mass and looks less CGI. Good job CBS- just keep up the movement toward a more mass/depth E and less CGI-looking.

13. Buckaroohawk-
I agree, and so do my other Trek friends. Dr. Helen Noel was the hottest babe in ST- all the more since she’s not dressed in a sexy outfit, which made her hotness all the more impressive. Tied for second place, in my opinion, is Lt. Marlena Moreau from “Mirror Mirror”- played by Barbara Luna. I met her at a convention and she was very nice (and flirtatious to boot).
Oh- and the tie is between her and Andrea/Sherry Jackson.

30. Lou - October 7, 2007

WOO!! SPACE BABES!! GO DENNY!!!!!!!

31. Robo- guy! - October 7, 2007

The shots are only getting better but wouldn’t it be better IF the Enterprise was shown in greater detail as it was yet being smaller against any planet? Heaven forbid but sort of like the way ships are detailed against the foreground of planets in Star Wars and etc.
Though Ted Cassidy was a big guy I can’t help but wonder if he was as actually big as implied in this episode underneath all of his robes? He certainly didn’t have any trouble
picking up Kirk – did he? What a manly brute!
How many people noticed and appreciated the lighting and distinct color hues that were
displayed in this episode? I thought they added real substance to the overall scene.
And as I recall this was quite common in the first season episodes – wasn’t it?

32. Robo- guy! - October 7, 2007

Well…for what its worth department. I think that the woman (the blond) in the Cloud City episode was dog-lish-ous – as in real yummy! She was so sweet I got a instant toothache whenever I seen her….Ouch! Can someone post a picture of her for me? Thanks!

33. Chain of Command - October 7, 2007

Andrea…..

That’s all I will say.

34. Michael Hall - October 7, 2007

#29, that’s a damnable lie! I also met Ms. Luna once at a convention–my last ever, I think–and not only was she “flirtatious”–she let me know that it was a special thing with me, and never to be repeated with any other geek, ever.

Seriously, she has to be twenty years my senior–this was about ten years ago–and that woman was still fine.

35. Frank - October 7, 2007

On “I Mudd” the circuits are changed.

Here nothing.

I just don’t understand why this is so half-assed sometimes….

36. Penhall - October 7, 2007

Disappointing. There was SO much more that could have been, at least a few minor touches here and there. Too bad……..

37. Al - October 8, 2007

Lazy, just purely lazy.

38. Robo- guy! - October 8, 2007

They also could have fixed the glitch as Kirk was on the turntable the part when their switching from one Kirk to the other….their is a slight jump (skip) in the film before they
show the 2nd Kirk….I wonder why they didn’t clean this up? Was it too difficult to do?

39. ety3 - October 8, 2007

#15 >> Exo III (how much do you think they pay the naming dept. at Starfleet anyway?)

Still not as lame as Planet Q (“Conscience of the King”).

40. Jeffery Wright - October 8, 2007

The 1701 cgi model is missing plenty of details. Where’s the ‘rust ring’ on the primary hull? What about the ‘ballast’ markings on the secondary hull? Where are the cargo hatch markings under the secondary hull?

The original studio model still looks like a real, solid object. They should have used Greg Jein’s model for those shots. The cgi still looks like a game sprite.

41. TomBot2007 - October 8, 2007

Ahhh, somewhat watched this with divided attention… Space shots looking good in my opinion. Yeah, always room for improvement, but still pretty good. Remastering can’t fix weird things like Andrea fumbling behind a panel for a weapon, so oddly clumsy. I want a push in on porthole soon, with like Riley or some shmoe gawking out the winder’. ;-)

42. jonboc - October 8, 2007

It kills me how so many here think CGI is the magic “cure-all” to fix everything from outdated control panels to film editing. If the artists involved spent all their time laboring over things that WOULD take an incredible amount of time, like moving shots that are mixed with the live action, they wouldn’t have any time to spend on the real meat and potatoes of the big E, which, by the way, looks absolutely stunning in the opening shot.

That first shot of the ship flying over us, is how she should look. Just as we saw her in TMP, the digital team is finally figuring out how to give the model huge scope and scale. Well done!

43. Ron - October 8, 2007

#28: Yikes!

#42: I’m not particularly disputing your point, but CGI CAN indeed fix both control panels (as we’ve seen with Enterprise’s outdated clocks) and film editing problems. With so many opportunities in this episode for subtle fixes and improvements, one has to wonder why the creators spent their limited time and money on yet more Enterprise “beauty passes” that could have been easily accomplished with stock footage.

44. DavidJ - October 8, 2007

I still don’t understand why the screen grabs up above always look so drab and washed out. It certainly didn’t look that way in the actual broadcast.

And I’m sure the reason the CBS guys didn’t fix the android circuitry was because it would have been a pain in the ass to fix Korby’s hand later on, when he’s waving it all around. There’s no excuse for not fixing the phaser beams though. That’s one thing I wish they’d be more consistent with.

45. bdrcarter - October 8, 2007

The suggstion that CBS-D is “lazy”…is ludicrous. I can only imagine the late nights those poor guys are putting in to meet airdates for three years worth of episodes squeezed into two extented seasons. I’m sure they have a budget that is X per episode. That means they have X times 40 per season. And just like on a regular series, they’ll choose to spend more on some episodes and less on others to make up the difference. So you wind up getting a spectacular “Doomsday Machine” one week, offset by a barely touched “Conscience of the King” another week. That’s the reality of what they have to do to meet a total budget. (This is where the concept of a “bottle show” came from.) Lazyiess has nothing to do with it.

(I can’t wait to see what they have cooked up for “The Ultimate Computer.”)

46. bdrcarter - October 8, 2007

From a constructive critisism stand point, I do have a suggestion for CBS-D…that I think makes practical sense. There are so many shots of the bridge viewscreen that they should think about rendering the edges of the bridge set around it so it blends better with what’s on the viewer. So often we get a new, crisp CGI shot on the screen surrounded by a fuzzy and dirty piece of film. This week’s episode had several of these shots and the differences were glaring. (See the first new versus old screen caps above.)

I think it would be fairly easy to create the surrounding environment realistically given the simplicity of the set itself. Once it’s done, that “matte” could be used over and over again. It’s probably a smart and efficient investment.

47. Harry Ballz - October 8, 2007

I disagree with those who say CBS-D is doing the best job possible. If TPTB were simply cranking out another “widget” in an endless stream of mediocre product, then maybe….but that’s not the case here. Paramount seems determined to relaunch the BILLION DOLLAR STAR TREK FRANCHISE with new movies and various other spin-off products. If that is indeed the case, then they should spare no time OR EXPENSE in modifying TOS to be PERFECTION in it’s latest release, as it is to be the “calling card” to pull in a new generation of fans, while indoctrinating them to the look and tone of Classic Trek. This investment of time and money makes sense since the new big budget movie is returning to those roots and this recommendation would help facilitate the marketing process to a younger audience.
Simply put, TAKE THE TIME AND DO IT RIGHT!!!!!

Sheesh! Do we have to teach the “suits” in Hollywood everything??!!

48. spockboy - October 8, 2007

Well said!

49. Quatlo - October 8, 2007

My ‘Best TOS Babe’ vote has always been for Sherry Jackson as Andrea. Ted Cassidy was supposedly working as a radio news reporter in Dallas 11/22/63 and interviewed people in Dealy Plaza. Also read that he was completely bald. If true I wonder why he isn’t seen in any of the hundreds of photos taken there that day. One last tidbit, supposedly Ted drove an early `60′s Plymouth Valiant 4 door with the front bench seat removed – he sat in the back seat. And, wonder if the hand flower in MAN TRAP was Ted’s hand? He had experience as Thing in The Addams Family.

Always thought Ted did good as an actor, his facial expressions said more than half a page of dialogue. Anyone here know if any of this Ted internet info is true?

CBS-Digital: Nice opening title shot of the Big E. Ship is looking a bit crisper lately to my eyes. Good stuff. It would have been nice not to have left the black specks on Spock and the bridge monitor display images of the planet info and Corby.

50. Robert Bernardo - October 8, 2007

steve623 wrote:

> …no matte work or digital set extension of any kind to better sell the
> danger of that bottomless cavern…

You didn’t see the new cave background extending downward?

> …no digital improvement of the android-making-control-panel…

Nope, big knobs and buttons. That’s the way it should be, just like in Forbidden Planet, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, and the Invaders.

> …and they didn’t even fix that editing jump when the revolving Kirk
> platform rolls around to show off the double Shatner.

The jump cut was reduced but not entirely eliminated.

51. GraniteTrek - October 8, 2007

Ted Cassidy is really that big a guy – remember him as Lurch in The Addams Family? But if you’ve read Shatner’s “Star Trek Memories”, you know that Gene Roddenberry and Shatner used him (in costume for this episode) as a practical joke to get rid of a persistent salesman that kept coming to the Trek set. Imagine Rukh behind a desk fake talking studio exec lingo to someone over the phone and you have the idea… and it didn’t work, by the way, the salesman just tried to sell Ted a plus-size suit!

52. the king in shreds and tatters - October 8, 2007

I still don’t like the lack of contrast on the remastered shots…

53. Harry Ballz - October 8, 2007

#49
“Ted Cassidy was supposedly working as a radio news reporter in Dallas 11/22/63 and interviewed people in Dealy Plaza”

Boy, how did they miss filming Ruk that day? That’s like missing the side of a barn!

54. Harry Ballz - October 8, 2007

Back in the 1960′s, I’m sure Ted Cassidy got a lot of action with the chicks off his notoriety from this one episode of Trek…..his pick-up line at the bars back then was probably, “baby, I’m going to RUK your world!”

55. Jeff Bond - October 8, 2007

I agree it would have been nice to see a new Exo III screen display and more finessing of the android turntable but redoing the circuitry would have been too difficult on this episode and it also would have been far too distracting–in “I, Mudd” you’re looking at a close-up of a circuitry panel that’s not moving; in “Little Girls” you’re seeing actors full in the frame with a little bit of circuitry showing–you’re supposed to react to the circuitry but not linger on that throughout the shots, particularly with Corby’s at the end.

Andrea and Helen Noel are the top TOS babes for my taste…

56. Robert Bernardo - October 8, 2007

Stanky McFibberich wrote:

> That orbital shot showing the underside of the Enterprise is
> spectacular.

Agreed. It is quite wonderful.

57. sean's clone - October 8, 2007

# 26 & #55

I would have to say that not re-doing the EXO III screen display is a total screw up. That was a no-brainer – especially since that was a locked down shot and nobody moved in front of that screen – so no rotoscoping needed. I don’t get it.

I wish we could get the “official” word from CBSD as to the extent of the re-mastering effort from here on out. Should we not expect anymore nice little touches and only “E” and space shots?

58. toddk - October 8, 2007

you rang????????????????????????

59. Kevin - October 8, 2007

Yeah, I’ve already expressed my dissapointment with some of the stuff that has not been done b/c of time restraints. The phaser shots have never impressed me and in my opinion needed work more than the space shots. They’re cartoony looking and require you to suspend a lot of disbelieve to think they look even remotely real.

The circuitry didn’t bother me much b/c it was smashed and blasted. It should basically look like a pile of junk.

The nobs on the control panel aren’t very impressive either, but that’s just b/c they’re so bright and colorful that they look like toys.

I’m not sure what this viewscreen shot I’m hearing about was. I may have looked away for a moment and missed it… I also had a few martinis while viewing this episode.

Otherwise, I believe they’ve done a great job with the space shots.

I thought this was a great episode for Nurse Chappel. It’s odd that she became an MD by TMP and aside from a cameo in TVH dropped off the face of the Galaxy.

One thing I noticed while watching this episode was Kirk’s comment while in the (somewhat cheesey) spinning android maker which was then repeated by the android Kirk. Kirk is by no stretch of imagination a racist, so I can only assume that he put that thought in his head and kept repeating it so that the android Kirk would say it to Spock thus tipping the android’s hand. However, I didn’t think that was very clear so anyone watching the episode and didn’t know Kirk very well, might think that he actually thinks of Spock as a “half-breed” and spouts racial slurs w/o any problem.

60. Granger - October 8, 2007

I’m pretty content with this remaster. They fixed the space shots, which along with cleaning up some of the dirt and scratches and improving the color remain the primary focus of the effort. I look upon the other little touches, from hand phaser blasts to chronometers to circuitry to the gorgeous new matte paintings, as bonus bits they squeeze in as time and money permit in the overall scheme of things.

If they have to keep things to a minimum here so that they can deliver the goods in episodes with important space action (Doomsday Machine, Ultimate Computer, Enterprise Incident, Space Seed, Galileo Seven, etc.) I’ll live with the tradeoff.

Unfortunately those same economics mean they won’t be able to revisit Balance of Terror, which would benefit from use of the newer CGI model of the Enterprise and an improved Bird of Prey model that better matches the bird of prey underbelly to the overhead model shot. Too bad!

61. steve623 - October 8, 2007

Robert Bernardo wrote:

>You didn’t see the new cave background extending downward?

no, and neither did you

>Nope, big knobs and buttons. That’s the way it should be, just like in >Forbidden Planet, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, and the Invaders.

Star Trek should aspire to more than The Invaders and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. If the Exo III tech had looked half as good as the Krell tech in Forbidden Planet, we wouldn’t be having this conversation.

>The jump cut was reduced but not entirely eliminated.

again, in your eyes only. it looked exactly the same to me.

62. Major Joe Ely Carrales, CAP - October 8, 2007

Damn!!! That is a beautiful ship!!!

63. Adrian Anansi - October 8, 2007

I’m disturbed that they failed to put in a remastered CGI penis rock, complete with newly added pubic grass growing on the rock’s metamorphic balls.

64. OR Coast Trekkie - October 8, 2007

Very nice undershot of the Enterprise in orbit.

Was the scenery shot just befor beaming down not new?

If the pit is bottomless and there is no chance of hitting an edge or ledge or edifice… why not not simply beam the crewman up? It’s the landing that kills you, not the fall…

As for Trek babes… we can’t forget Barbara Bouchet as Kelinda

#47 Harry

I agree with you totally on this. But watching the videos and things about this, my impression is that fixing the effects was not the original intent of the project, but to simply make Trek HD. My guess is that some point through the process, somebody (probably a Trek fan) piped up and said, “Why not fix some special effects?” My guess is that the reason why some of this seems so hurried is because they are having to GO BACK and quickly do these things. That’s why we see the inconsistencies… the effects are being fixed with the leftovers and decisions are being made at the last minute, rather than being given the proper time and consideration they need.

But great minds think alike you and I: if Trek is to be marketable to a younger audience, a more consistent vision with effects needs to be established. And yes, I think the effects should more closely match was has been done with TNG, DS9, VOY and ENT. Why? Becuase it is Star Trek. ALL Star Trek’s should have the same look to them in terms of effects. I know this offends the purists who say “Don’t change my Trek.” You know what, Star Trek isn’t just for YOU, it’s for EVERYONE. What truly holds Star Trek together is the characters, the writing, the storylines, the concepts. That is what makes Star Trek timeless. Granted, special effects are an essential part of Trek, but special effects go obsolete.

Yes, phaser blasts should be fixed. Yes, add a tractor beam where the dialogue states there is one. Fix displays and monitors (you set a prescedent with fixing the chronometer… you gotta go for the whole shebang). And yes, add a warp stretch/flash. Perhaps give some new perspectives on the 3-D-ness of space (like show ships approach from underneath or above).

Here’s hoping that for “Ultimate Computer” we don’t simply see 4 copy/pastes of the Enterprise. Let’s see some of those unnamed ships as a different class… lets see that blue light on a deflector or warp nacelle…

65. T Negative - October 8, 2007

#50
You are correct. They did a new shot of the cave shortly after Kirk and Chapel beam down. It is more expansive and has more realistic stalagmites and stalactites. I thought it looked different when I first saw it and when I checked it out it certainly was. Good find!!

Here is the original. Anthony can you pull up the new remastered comparison shot??

http://tos.trekcore.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=28&pos=28

66. MichaelJohn - October 8, 2007

I especially like the “under the saucer” shot in the opening sequence. It’s always cool to see new angles of the Enterprise that we never got to see with the original episodes.

Mike :o

67. bdrcarter - October 9, 2007

#64

Remember 70+ years passed between TOS and TNG. Warp and phaser technology must have advanced. Even the warp effect shown in ST:TMP could be agrued as a result of the new (ergo more advanced) engines. So logically (ha!), there should be a distinction between the visual and sound effects associated with TOS and those of the later era.

68. eagle219406 - October 9, 2007

#65. That was all good. but they also should have changed the cave opening. YOu could tell it was a glass cage in a zoo. You could even see their reflections. And also to any of you. This comment has nothing to do with their remastering because it was in the original as well. They say that a planet is 1000 degrees below zero and they go down without even a jacket and it doesn’t bother them. The cave could provide an excuse for this episode but what about the other episodes where they did something like that. Also, I never could figure out how you could make an android by just spinning a lump of clay on a table.

69. Ron Jon - October 9, 2007

Maybe the glass was there to protect them from the cold?

70. doubleofive - October 9, 2007

That’s what I thought the glass was there for.

And I was really sad that not only did they not remaster the shot of Exo III on Spock’s screen, but the quality of that whole shot hadn’t been upgraded. There was grain everywhere.

I’ve actually given up watching the whole episodes. Maybe I haven’t been giving them a chance, but I don’t think they’ve been very good. Maybe its my wife always walking in and watching some, then leaving saying how boring it is.

I’m sorry that I’m squandering my never-delayed, 3 times on 3 different channels, Star Trek Remastered goodness.

71. Diabolik - October 9, 2007

Wow, the shot of the ship from under the main hull was awesome, and really did convey the size and mass of this regal ship. It seemed huge. Loved it, really did.

Also liked the movement of the stars past the ship in the last shot. We don’t see enough of that in the remastered episodes, indicating the ship at warp.

72. sean's clone - October 9, 2007

There are a number of problems with this particular effort – including some sound mixing and effects issues:

1) Spock on the bridge is speaking with Kirk in the Ice Cave – you’ll notice there is echo added to Spock’s voice when he is standing on the bridge in the shot.

2) A Number of shots with the Turbo doors have no “ssshhh” effects added in.

3) And the sound mix in general has high and low spots, I had to turn my TV volume up in various places.

I would really like to see them get back to this episode and clean up this mess – c’mon guys.

73. Robert Bernardo - October 9, 2007

I wrote:

>You didn’t see the new cave background extending downward?

steve623 wrote:

> no, and neither did you

Bzzz! #64 and #65 verify the new shot.

> Star Trek should aspire to more than The Invaders and Voyage to
> the Bottom of the Sea. If the Exo III tech had looked half as good as
> the Krell tech in Forbidden Planet, we wouldn’t be having this
> conversation.

You are changing the subject. Star Trek was filmed during that era of sci-fi film-making. Star Trek has the big buttons/big knobs look of Forbidden Planet.

> again, in your eyes only. it looked exactly the same to me.

Bzzz! Compare with the original DVD (or VHS or Beta or laserdisc or 16mm print).

74. bdrcarter - October 9, 2007

Don’t know why they can’t add in the missing sound effects when the doors open/close. (I’m surprised by how often it’s missing.) Just drop it in over the current mix at a level that makes sense. Easy.

75. Commodore Z - October 9, 2007

Maybe my eyes are playing tricks on me, but I would swear that I can see some moving servos in the closeup shot of Kirby’s hand.

76. OR Coast Trekkie - October 9, 2007

#67 The whole point is that special effects are going to relfect the era in which they are made. An effect in the 60′s is going to look like it was made in the 60′s. An effect in the 90′s… etc. You don’t have to necessarily completely change the sound of an effect, but give it a tweak. You can certainly digitally recreate the phaser sound effect from TOS. However, the “look” should be updated. The effects should more closely match b/c Star Trek is a franchise. And also, LOGICALLY, the Star Trek universe should have some constants.

77. Spock's Brain - October 9, 2007

Another minimal effort from CBS-D.

I’m kinda sorry now that I praised Galileo Seven. I should have known they’d lead off with the one episode wherein they make a real effort only to follow it with one episode after another wherein they give the least possible.

78. Lucius - October 9, 2007

Looks great

79. eagle219406 - October 10, 2007

#67 Remember 70+ years passed between TOS and TNG. Warp and phaser technology must have advanced. Even the warp effect shown in ST:TMP could be agrued as a result of the new (ergo more advanced) engines. So logically (ha!), there should be a distinction between the visual and sound effects associated with TOS and those of the later era

I would have agreed with you on the warp with the times, if it weren’t for the fact that they used the “Stretch/Flash” warp effect in “Enterprise,” which was supposed to take place about 100 years BEFORE TOS.

80. Mr. Quatloos - October 10, 2007

It’s been firmly established that’s what a ship is supposed to look like at warp…why should TOS be any different.

81. Antonin - October 12, 2007

Roger Korby is one of the most memorable TOS icons.

82. doktor mah-coy - December 18, 2007

Christine Chapel had big creamy thighs and big dreamy eyes!

83. ruk - October 23, 2008

You might say the red shirts in this episode got “Ruk Rolled”.

84. Rock Bottom - July 11, 2009

Phallictites?

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