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Bet Quatloos On The “Gamesters of Triskelion” Preview October 15, 2007

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


Preview courtesy STARTREK.COM


1. Mike Wilson - October 15, 2007

I wonder if they’re going to use a different matte for the underground complex. Obviously they will update it with a CGI matte, but they can’t use the same one from the remastered Devil in the Dark.

2. Stanky McFibberich - October 16, 2007

Let me be the first to complain about the plastic brains which absolutely MUST be replaced digitally or I will not be watching or buying any of the HD disc sets or sending any Christmas cards to the Okudas. ;)

3. Robo- Cop - October 16, 2007

I can’t recall the dudes name with the sparkling blue eyes….the taskmaster who ever he is but they must have some killer smoke on that planet and obviously he’s hording it all to himself – cool!

4. ety3 - October 16, 2007

Sometimes, not all of the best special effects in the world can salvage a show.

This would be one such occasion.

I, too, would like to see a different matte in the “brain room,” but rotoscoping Kirk for that long scene would be a bee-yotch.

5. OR Coast Trekkie - October 16, 2007

200 quatloos they don’t digitally replace the sky with a night sky for the infamous “How can one live on a flicker of light?” scene.

6. Scott - October 16, 2007

I’m hoping to get a digital glimpse of the “tri-anary” sun Kirk mentions in this one.

This is a classic Trek cheese-fest. A terribly silly episode that I love nonetheless. My cousin Jim and I fought that Kirk/Kloog fight over and over as kids. My left eye is getting weak just thinking about it.

Scott B. out.

7. cd - October 16, 2007

“See the triple suns…”

8. Penhall - October 16, 2007

Cool episode, with lots of things that could possibly be tweaked.

My guess? Besides the usual Enterprise orbiting shots, we’ll get a new matte for the underground complex and not anything else.

9. Michael Hall - October 16, 2007

Anyone ever see the two posters Angelique Pettyjohn had for sale back in the day commemorating her role of Shahna in this episode? One was PG-rated, the other intended for more “mature” audiences. Other than the sight of Kirk behind pink bars, they may have been the best thing to come out of this amazingly silly and pointless episode.

10. Skippy 2k - October 16, 2007

Same as above, hope for a new matte other than that not sure…didn’t notice anything in the trailer itself.

I did notice on though they also have a preview trailer for the theatre showing of “The Menagarie”. I don’t think it was there in the earlier article so just a heads up.

11. Al - October 16, 2007

Will they fix it where Kirk steps off his yellow section of the arena, despite being told it means death

12. I AM THX-1138 - October 16, 2007

OK, I’m a chesseball. I always liked this one. Half-naked slave women-warriors do that to me. I used to go out on Halloween as a freed Thrall graduate of Starfleet. Try explaining that at the local non-Trek costume contest:

“OK, say again. You’re a WHAT?” “I’m a freed warrior slave from the Star Trek episode Gamesters of Triskelion called a Thrall who has joined Starfleet and……….oh forget it. Just give the prize to the drunk guy dressed as an Oompa Loompa.”

13. TK - October 16, 2007

#11 Ditto! LOL!!!

14. Driver - October 16, 2007

The Chekov s-s-stammering scene is priceless.
“I am for you.” How I long to hear those four little words.

15. Andy Patterson - October 16, 2007

Chee-kov. what a nice name. Cheekov

16. toddk - October 16, 2007

much better than to hear it from that crazy projection lady from the episode “that which survives” She would give you the cold shoulder…what? …what pun? ..what are you talking about…Muhahhahahha:)

17. Ron Mosher - October 16, 2007

Re: #12
I AM THX-1138 you rock! Other than getting all my Trek info in one place the other reason I so love coming here is for comments like that.
I always liked this one so looking forward to see what they do with it(or not do with). The matte I’m hoping for but I’ll bet all my quatloos the provider brains stay as is.

18. billy don't be a hiro - October 16, 2007

The original Star Trek satisfies on many levels, from the cool moral ambiguity of some of the first season episodes to the complete over-the-top cheese of episodes like “The Apple” and “Gamesters of Triskelion”. There’s room in my heart for both kinds. Bring on Galt of the glowing eyes and bad skin!

19. Commodore Z - October 16, 2007

I agree that the matte painting in the Providers cave will probably stay untouched, unfortunately. Just as long as they don’t try to remaster Shana!

20. Spock's Brain - October 16, 2007

It is often asserted that CBSD is working their butts off to complete work on a horrendously tight schedule. Do we know that to be true? If, as so many assume, the folks at CBSD are so desperately rushed to get the first season episodes done in time for the HD release, then why are they taking time off working on first season episodes in order to remaster these second season episodes? Why aren’t they devoting this extra time to improving their work on Balance of Terror and other early releases?

I suspect that CBSD zipped through and completed season one some time ago. I suspect that what they do with the average episode takes less time and effort than many assume. I suspect that CBSD works at a fairly leisurely pace, does very little more than they have to and are not nearly as hard working or as dedicated as we would like to believe.

21. Harry Ballz - October 16, 2007

This is one of those episodes where it’s so BAD it’s GOOD!!! God, I love cheese!! Hey, if I drink a bottle of wine while watching it, I could have my own wine+cheese party!! Gottaluvit!!

22. Kev-1 - October 16, 2007

Gamesters = fun!

23. Penhall - October 16, 2007


I’d really like to see them fix that, but of course they wont. One of the reasons for doing this was to update the effects and fix some of the more noticeable goofs, but they havent really been fixing much.

24. Woulfe - October 16, 2007

Why do I suddenly envision Dexter and his friends fighting to the fight music ;)

Pure Cheese !

1 million quatloos worth of pure cheese no less.

– W –
* mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm *

25. Lord Garth Formerly of Izar - October 16, 2007

150,000 Quatloos that Provider 1-3 do NOT get the CG treatment

26. CmdrR. - October 16, 2007

250,000 Quatloos if they fix Shatner’s mis-pronounciation of “What are you donig to Lt. You-hura!?”
And I love that Uhura kicks her Thrall’s ass.
I’d also love to see a not-Devil in the Dark matte in the cave of the bad brains.
Now, I’m off to the net to see if I can find those posters of Angelique Pettyjohn Michael Hall mentioned.

27. Mr Quatloos - October 16, 2007

I am MR Quatloos!

And I say they’ll replace that cheesy matte painting!

28. Mr Quatloos - October 16, 2007

Anybody notice the reuse of those ruins from Planet M-113 (from The Man Trap)? MWAHAHAHAHHA!!!

29. Xai - October 16, 2007

Google Angelique Pettyjohn (with the filter off) and you will find the “mature” photo

30. Harry Ballz - October 16, 2007

Just saw the “mature” Pettyjohn photos…… Sulu would say, “oh, my!”

(not that he would look in the first place!)

31. Scott - October 16, 2007

Here’s one guy’s eulogy for Ms. Pettyjohn. It’s an interesting read. Poor woman.

Scott B. out.

32. Cervantes - October 17, 2007

I’d really, really hope that CBS Digital have chosen to do a new ‘cave’ matte for this one…time will tell.

Remember really liking this episode in my youth… ;)

33. JB - October 17, 2007

Fun episode. Before there was Maximum Crowe, there was JTK. Are you not entertained?!

#2 – Ain’t gonna happen, Stanky. Too much rotoscoping. I’d be surprised if they replace the matte in the background that was reused from Devil in the Dark for the same reason.

Anybody know when iTunes is going to get caught up? There have been a lot of first season episodes airing lately that still aren’t available.

34. planettom - October 20, 2007

Well, they didn’t change the matte painting behind the brains.

They should have inserted a line by the Providers.

Hey, they completely cut out the scenes between Chekhov and his thrall-mate…

35. Inge - October 20, 2007

“Well, they didn’t change the matte painting behind the brains.

They should have inserted a line by the Providers.


That would not be necessary, if they would have used a totally different painting in the Horta episde…
Maybe a solution for the next time.
If there are paintings which are used twice or more, then replace those which are easier to do.

They should have only aired remastered episodes of the first season the last times.
So they would not need to rush on that to get those episodes ready for the DVD release.
I mean, what’s the matter with that project, if they work on episodes from all 3 seasons, and then need to do that quickly for the release?
They don’t have enough time to do season one, and at the same time they also work on the other episodes which are aired soon.
HALLO? Does that make sense?

I’m not able to watch TOS-R, are there anyway some changes in that episode? I wonder what they will do on “The alternative factor”.
They could maybe replace the bad actor and alternate the story. ;-)

36. Kyle Nin - October 20, 2007

Another ringed planet? Nice.

37. Rich - October 20, 2007

No Cheekoov!!! Oh the humanity!!!!

38. Logan5 - March 3, 2009

Ahhh… The power of cheese.

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