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“Day of the Dove” Remastered Screenshots January 6, 2008

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: TOS-R Screenshots/Video , trackback

Season 3 Jewel gets a new polish
Star Trek Remastered is back from Christmas hiatus with “Day of the Dove,” one of the better episodes from TOS’ 3rd season…and not just because Chekov gets zapped by a Klingon agonizer. Jerome Bixby’s script deals with war, peace, racism and throws in some cool sword fights for good measure. In what becomes a Trek tradition, it also reveals additional dimensions to a recurring villain. Apparently Klingons love their wives and enjoy a good belly laugh as much as the next sentient species.

This CGI highlights of this episode deal with the Klingon D-7. In this case the CBS team went straight down the line and mostly did exact duplicate shots, but in the case of the destruction of the ship added some very nice details not seen in 1968. The Beta XII orbit shots were crisply done, but once again we get a very blue Earth-like planet from space even though it has a very un-Earth-like green sky…oh well. In the case of the digital transfer some of the colors in this episode (especially when around the alien light ball) seemed over saturated. But the Enterprise continues to look good (especially in the TNG-ish high warp shots) and all in all the remastered episode is a welcome addition to the catalog.

SFX Video

Download at Veoh.com


Remastered & Original









I am Kang…have you seen Kodos?

werry werry beutiful

Sulu chop!

cue the theme from “The Bodyguard”

Once again Spock doesn’t get the joke

A note on TOSR previews
Until the end of last year previews for each week’s remastered episode would be put up on StarTrek.com. Since the layoffs at StarTrek.com TrekMovie.com has been trying to find a way to bring those here every week. Hopefully something will be worked out in the near future.



1. Harry Ballz - January 6, 2008

Is Kang a great villian name, or what? :)

2. I AM THX-1138 - January 6, 2008

Thank you, Obi Wan Pascale. You have come through for us again.
Any news on the release dates of seasons 2 and 3 on DVD?

3. OM - January 6, 2008

…Someone out there in reader-land has to work at a local TV station that’s airing TOS-R, and can cap these.

(Frack? First Post? Let’s hit “Say It!” and see…)

4. Skippy 2k - January 6, 2008

Good to see new caps again, and the Klingons. Looks like some nice shots there, looking forward to the vfx reel. Something I am curious about, semi-related to the pics above. I have the HD release of season 1 and while I haven’t watched thru them all I have picked thru the discs to see how they look. I was showing “The Squire of Gothos” to a friend and the picture looks great but when it switched to a viewscreen shot it seems theres grain/scratches? The same shot of the viewer above doesn’t seem to have them and I was wondering why this steady shot wasn’t easy to fix before or if they aren’t just using the same image and putting the new fx in?

Just curious if anyone else noticed/knew? Going to go see what ep is up next.

5. T2 - January 6, 2008

Loving it…one of my favortie season 3 episodes.

6. Sebastian - January 6, 2008

Can’t wait for the VFX remastered video; saves me from having to buy the ridiculously expensive remastered sets! Sorry, but $200 to see a couple minutes (or just seconds in some cases) of changed VFX is just fan gouging! I’m shocked so many people are BUYING these damn things! I love Star Trek very much, but c’mon! It’s the STORIES that keep me watching classic Trek after 40 yrs! With all due respect to the Okudas, who’ve obviously made this a labor of love (and the CGI work is great), but I will NOT pay that much money for ONE season of any damn TV show; least of all one I already spent a small fortune collecting in the first place! The fixes are well made, but unnecessary; “Day of the Dove” will always be the best Klingon episode of TOS; with/without a digital facelift! The entity in this episode reminds me of the bean counters at CBS Paramount; feeding off the emotions of fans longing for anything new for the Star Trek franchise. We buy Trek DVDs; and..they just…laugh, and make us buy them all over again! (To paraphrase Spock) “All buying must end, to weaken the hucksters before all of our money is gone!”

7. MD - January 6, 2008

KTLA in Los Angeles broadcast was screwed up! Entire Act One was simply missing… after the opening credits and a commercial, it jumped right into an Act Two swordfight. What the hell happened…?

8. The Lensman - January 6, 2008

Dude, I hear ya. I’m behind the re-master effort, but sometimes there’s little things that just seem like it could be easily fixed and they don’t. I’m not talking about things that *seem* easy, but about stuff that is. Using a stock shot of the viewscreen that is less scratchy and grainy is one of those things. Or at least make the new CGI match the grainyness of the older shot.

Also, if you VFX guys are reading this……how’s about when you do the very last shot of the Enterprise in “Turnabout Intruder” (the last original series ep) you do a reverse Bridge zoom from the one in “The Cage”. Sort of tie the very first and very last shots of the Enterprise together man, like a bookend or a really cool rug. ;)

Just give it some thought…and keep up the good work! Re-mastered “Court Martial” is the shit and is now one of my fave eps. You guys really did an outstanding job with that one!

9. I AM THX-1138 - January 6, 2008

#6-Dude, Amazon had them for, like, $130. I know it ‘aint chump change, but it ‘aint $200 neither. And I spend my money in the most ridiculous ways when it comes to Trek. Don’t ask how many different releases I have of TOS. Including the VHS tapes I recorded myself.

10. TrekMadeMeWonder - January 6, 2008

Lil’ help here.

I am in Pittsburgh and it looks like they have taken Trek Remastered off tonights (Sunday) schedule. What up? Yeah, its a pain to stay up till 2:30 AM on a Sunday night, but now the Guide says they’re putting the Tim McGraw show on instead???!!!

Must be the same WPXI sadist that decided to put ST TOS on at 2:30 am, weekdays, while I was in high school. My H.S QPA took a smack down because of that.

What up WPXI???!!!

11. Reign1701A - January 6, 2008

The warp effects in this episode were AWESOME! One of them reminded me of the Defiant from “In a Mirror Darkly” at warp. This is the first episode where the warp speed feels really fast, ala TNG. Yes they kinda TNG’d the warp flybys…and it’s waaaaaaay better. I’m only pissed off that they haven’t been doing the warp flybys like that to begin with.

12. Buckaroohawk - January 6, 2008

Just watched the episode. The opening shot of the Enterprise was glorious! So colorful, with that bright sun in the background. Excellently done!

The views of the Klingon Battlecruiser, on the other hand, were disappointing. You get a much better look at it in the original FX and it’s destruction was unspectacular. A missed opportunity there.

Some other random notes:

The remastering of this episode is especially sharp. Man, the colors really pop. Unfortunately, it also shows off just how rudimentary the Klingon make-up was. The prosthetic seams and the heavy use of grease paint are painfully evident.

Syndication cuts the scene where Scotty finds his ornately tassled sword in the armory. A real shame because that scene is a highlight and a wonderful character moment.

Why didn’t CBS-D fix the graphic of the Enterprise that the Klingons view in order to plan their attack on Engineering? It’s a stand alone close-up shot of the viewing screen, completely non-interactive. Updating it would have been a cinch. A more accurate representation of the ship would have been a cool treat there.

And one final observation; one I never noticed before. After the entity takes control of the Enterprise, Uhura states that most of the crew (almost 400 by her count) is trapped “on the lower decks.” I always assumed this meant the secondary, or engineering, hull. Yet the Klingons manage to get down there and take Main Engineering with little resistance. Where exactly were all those people trapped?

Of course I know that the exact layout of the ship was never truly specified during the show’s run. Locations of places like Main Engineering were never shown explicitly. Still, if Engineering is located within the secondary hull, it really begs the question of where the rest of the crew was being held.

Oh well, just some light-hearted fanboy rambling there, but if anyone can concoct a viable explanation, I’d love to hear it.

13. Buckaroohawk - January 6, 2008

TrekMadeMeWonder (#10),

WPXI showed this episode starting at 1:05am, a bit earlier than usual. I caught it completely by accident while I was flipping channels.

In other words, they juked you out, dude. Pulled the old switcheroo on you. Actually, I’m hoping they keep at at 1:00am. Staying up until 2:00am (or later sometimes) to watch Trek was killing me.

14. TrekMadeMeWonder - January 6, 2008


WPXI pulled the ol switcharoo on me. It aired at 1 AM instead of 2:30 am.


To Rura Pente with you damn WPXI programmers.
It would’nt hurt to advertise the show once an a while.

15. The Lensman - January 6, 2008

The crew were on those bottom two decks in the secondary hull. They were told that there’d be cake there. Fans have speculated for decades as to whether or not the cake was actually there, or if there was nothing.
IMHO, the cake is a lie and they got screwed.

16. Buckaroohawk - January 6, 2008

TrekMadeMeWonder (#14)

Now, that’s just weird, you and me using the same phrase like that, since we were obviously posting at the same time.

By the way, you spelled “switcheroo” wrong. I should know. I have an MA in English. ;-)

17. TrekMadeMeWonder - January 6, 2008


I though Main engineeing was also part of the Saucer section (at the rear of the saucer in front of the Impulse engines.)

We all know they did not make ANY error in TOS ; )

Call me when the show aires next time unexpectedly.
I’ll do the same for you. Got’cha!

18. TrekMadeMeWonder - January 7, 2008

16. Buckaroohawk

By the way, you spelled “switcheroo” wrong. I should know. I have an MA in English.

Man that’s funny!

Sorry for abusing the board tonight Anthony. But this was a REAL trek emergency.

19. Buckaroohawk - January 7, 2008

Lensman (#15),

That’s as good an explanation as any. I’ll accept it.

TMMW (#17)

If you go by Franz Joseph’s original blueprints, then yes, Engineering was in the aft part of the saucer, but that never made much sense to me.

As for the phone call, you got yourself a deal. No more missed Trek on our watch!

20. OR Coast Trekkie - January 7, 2008

Definitely the best Klingon episode of TOS, no question.

The explosion of the Klingon ship was not that great. In fact, the original one might have been better.

Ok, now was this was just my dish reception, or the KLSR broadcast, or what, but for the first part of the episode, the color was very vibrant and the film looked great (the downside being noticing the Klingon makeup job that much more) but during McCoy’s rant on the bridge where he says “this is a fight to the death, we better start trying to win it” you can literally watched the color fade from vivid to drab. I even reviewed it on my DVR to make sure I wasn’t going crazy.

This is a serious question: Did this happen for anybody else? If so, what would be the cause? Would that mean they only restored about half the film, and then just peetered out? Or would it be a broadcast or signal issue with either my Dish Network, or the station?

21. Iowagirl - January 7, 2008

Terrific, topical episode.

“I, too, felt a brief surge of racial bigotry – most distasteful.”

22. Stanky McFibberich - January 7, 2008

Without the preview, I completely forgot about this episode.

23. TrekMadeMeWonder - January 7, 2008

Thank you for the FX reel!

The fix I needed before turning in.

Gotta say I prefer the original on this one. What’s up CBS???

24. steve623 - January 7, 2008

Where is engineering? It may have been completely coincidental and it may not have been, but if you notice, at the end of the episode (and here I’m referring to the original, un-remastered show), everyone is chumming it up and backslapping each other in the engine room, and as the creature leaves the ship, there’s a cut to the exterior and the creature seems to come out of the secondary hull, in more or less the same area that was established for engineering in the first two features. So, take it for whatever its worth – which, coming from me, is practically worthless, I’m sure. There was a great cutaway poster of the original Enterprise released a dozen or so years ago that managed to fit the engine room set fairly comfortably in the secondary hull, so I’m content to imagine that’s where it always belonged.

25. OR Coast Trekkie - January 7, 2008

#11 – Agreed with the warp shot. Its getting better. The stars could have a bit more of a streak to them. It still has a bit of a Windows screensaver feel to it. But also, I think the sould of the ship flying by could be a bit more of a “voooom” than the “fffssshhh” they have now. I just think a bigger, ballsier, more powerful sound should be used. After all, this is a pretty dang big ship.

#12 – Agreed with you as well, Very nice orbital shot with the sun. Makes me pine for more things like suns, moons, other visible planets, perhaps an asteroid belt. Also agreed that there were unspectacular Klingon shots. I think an exterior decloaking rather than the viewer shot would’ve been better. The destruction/explosion was really not that good. Sorry CBS-D.

And to everyone: All cutaways I have seen have shown main eningeering to be about 1/3 of the way back from the deflector dish.

26. Greg Stamper - January 7, 2008

This shot remains superior:

to this:

27. Smitty - January 7, 2008

#25 Kilingon ships in the TOS era did not have cloaking devices.


28. Giuseppe - January 7, 2008


29. Giuseppe - January 7, 2008

I was referring to #26

30. Jeyl - January 7, 2008

Geez marion, that Klingon D7 explosion was just awful. Looks like they really rushed the effects with this episode.

31. spidertrek - January 7, 2008


The ENTERPRISE looks good. I’m sorry that we’ll get a redesigned ship in the next movie.

32. Toonloon - January 7, 2008


The reason why those stock shots of Sulu looking worried, etc… is because they were put through an optical printer at least more than once. This was to add the viewscreen special effects in back in the 60’s. Each time you run film through the printer it degrades slightly. Spielberg tried to avoid this in CE3K by getting the effects people to use much higher quality film for the effects to that when it was printed many times it degraded to roughly the same as the other footage.

When the TOS-R team came along, they are stuck with the grainy stock shots of Sulu, etc… but it is a reletively simple job to replace the viewscreen portion with the computer. That is why there is a mismatch.

If you can, look at Operation Anihilate! when Spock shoots the flying pizza. Its quite jarring how the footage suddenly goes from pin sharp on Nimoy to out of focus. This is because when the phaser was added those frames had to be printed more than once. I hope that explains it for you.

The only way I could see of tyring to fix that up is to do a Lucasfilm style frame by frame digital cleanup of those stock shots to sharpen them and remove grain, or to ask the Trek fans whoever owns those shots in the trims that Lincoln Enterprises sold of, to hand them back and then it could be cleaned up and possibly re-added without the look of something that has been through the optical printer many times.

33. Bryan - January 7, 2008

While the CGI effects of the Enterprise are cool to see new views/angles, I still think the ship looks TOO gray and lifeless. Not enough contrast. Looks flat, even though they put colored reflections on her. She needs to have brighter grays (greenish cast) to match her original gray-green color.
Nacelles look great, texture mapping looks awesome, but her color and contrast are off.
Just my observation as an career artist.

34. SteveinSF - January 7, 2008


I agree–this shot from the TOS has always been a great shot. The slow movement of the Enterprise gives us the image of a large vessel and the lights are beautiful. The CGI look s like a cartoon.

35. Vulcan Soul - January 7, 2008

What happened with the planet?! The lighting of the sphere with the huge highlight looks like done by a first time user of a 3d modeler @_@

36. doubleofive - January 7, 2008

I think those green cloud-like objects in the orbit shots are supposed to explain the green sky on the surface. You know, they could have replaced the solid green sky with whatever they wanted. I mean, it was halfway rotoscoped out as it was… But thats just picky.

As for the episode, I honestly haven’t watched any of the episodes in a while. Just didn’t seem interesting. This one I watched yesterday morning, and I think it was one of the best episodes I’ve seen. Action, drama, a message… it was great!

37. RetroWarbird - January 7, 2008

I do like the fact that to explain the green, cloudy background on the planet set, the blue, “Earth-like” planet in this episode got some freaky green clouds over the land masses. I mean, why’s the whole planet got to have a green atmosphere to explain green clouds? Why not just green clouds? Eh? Eh?

I miss the crazy 60’s pinks, purples and greens here and there, and I love their inclusion, even if it’s the clouds of the planet, and not the entire planet. In fact, it almost looks like those land masses are smogged with nuclear radiation or something …

Nice coat of polish here. I agree with # 26, the original shot of the Enterprise is better than the pencil-necked CG version, but all in all, everything in this episode looks pretty slick. Especially the high speeds, which do improve the kind of danger level and feel of the whole thing.

38. Stanky McFibberich - January 7, 2008

I hate to say it, but I like the warp effect. That being said, it doesn’t make much sense to include it now after all the episodes where it was not used.
The Klingon ship coming up from behind is not real smooth.
Overall, I still think they do a great job, but once in awhile they have trouble with ship movement.

39. Randall - January 7, 2008

What I find distressing, every time I see these episodes of TOS now, is how much they have been chopped down from their original run times. Dialogue cut–sometimes whole scenes deleted–all so we can have more commercials. I realize this has been going on for some time now, but it still irks me terribly, and I wonder if younger viewers are even aware of how they’re being cheated. The cut material often means we lose the sense of a scene, the drama–sometimes you even lose the trail of what’s going on.

I had watched the original Star Trek from the time of its original run, through it’s great syndication phase in the early – late 70s… and through that entire time it was never cut. Oddly enough, with the introduction of the movies, TOS seemed not to be on the air as much…. then I caught it again on local TV in the mid-80s, and the cutting had begun. I was appalled then and still am.

I hope anyone too young to have seen TOS episodes uncut would seek it out on DVD or VHS to see what they’ve been missing.

40. Andy Patterson - January 7, 2008



41. j w wright - January 7, 2008


quite true, the cgi is a pretty unflattering angle of the old girl.

i still say the original studio model appears to be a real object, as opposed to the cartooney, massless cgi.

even the imperfect lighting gives the old footage more realism.

the gang responsible for batllestar can manage to create realistic cgi, it’s beyond me that cbs can’t use a similar renderer, or take the proper time.

anyone know of any behind the scenes articles about the new cgi production? i doubt they’re using anything like the brazil renderer. it looks like the native render package in 3ds max.

42. SPB - January 7, 2008


I think I can literally count on one hand the number of flat-out great episodes from Season Three…


And the two “almost-great”…


43. Balock - January 7, 2008

The CGI still looks bad, sad, sad… one last shot for something interesting with the Ultimate Computer…

44. jonboc - January 7, 2008

Great job on the FX CBS! Can’t wait to see them in trrue HD. The warp effect, while not as blurringly, blistering fast as the original “swishing” across the screen, still looks pretty good. And please..NOT Next Geni-fying the warp effect with those ridiculous streaking stars. TOS has never remotley resembled TNG, I see no reason to start now.

I aslo wish they would once in awhile do a simple cloud overlay over those studio backgrounds. Just superimpose a few clouds here and there. How hard could that be? They stay high above the live action and as in real life, as the camera moves the image closest to the camera moves while the images in the distance (like clouds in the sky) remain static.

And someone complained about the price of the HD sets. THey must have not been around when ONE episode on VHS cost $19.99. Break it down and you’re paying somewhere around $5 for 1 hour of STar Trek, remastered, with 5.1 surround sound, looking better than it ever has before. Add to that new FX shots and on the flip side a standard DVD version that you can take withyou on the road that will play in any portable DVD player. I don’t care what other regular TV season sets are going for, when you get all that for less than it costs to buy a combo meal at Sonic, I’d say that’s money well spent.

45. WVTrekker - January 7, 2008

Arguably the best of season three! Kang was one of the best adversaries! I loved it when he got an apporpriately heroic end on DS9.

46. tronnei - January 7, 2008


I got hooked on Trek in syndication in the 70s, and the episodes in my viewing area were cut, usually quite poorly. Sometimes the teaser was eliminated, but often it was the first 5 minutes or last 5 minutes of an entire act. There was a lot of Trek I never saw until uncut episodes began appearing on video.

Today’s cuts for syndication are still annoying, but at least they’re done with some care–the flow of the show is not grossly interrupted, and a first time viewer today can at least follow the storyline without a lot of head scratching.

47. New Horizon - January 7, 2008


What are you talking about? They already do frame by frame scratch removal on the footage…yes, it would take an extra pass or two on those composited shots, but there is no reason…aside from time…that it could not have been done, especially if they’re using a stock shot of the view screen!

48. Dave - January 7, 2008

I got the hd set for Christmas…. anyone notice in Operation Annihilate (the fllying rubber vomit episode) when Spock goes to the planet to retrieve one… there is noticibly a hair on the bottom of the film frame that someone missed. Id they’re goinng frame by frame on the clean up, they are getting sloppy.

49. spockboy - January 7, 2008

First of all, thanks for the pics and video Anthony.

Actually I have the new HD DVD’s and they most certainly did NOT remove all the scratches and pops. I’d say they removed about 70 percent of them but that’s it.

Since most of the viewscreen shots are STOCK they should have found the ones in the best condition, cleaned them up and used those ones.
I would have suggested creating a nice clean CGI version of the
viewscreen but judging how poorly some of the CGI shots are matched up to the live action ones, I don’t think CBS is up to it ; )
Toonloon is right about the Lincoln Enterprises shots as well.

And yes the explosion was awful. 30 seconds with Particle Illusion (a program utilized by the effects team for Next Generation) would have fixed that up nicely.

I used Particle Illusion to blow up a casino in this video here….


: )

50. JimJ (hailing frequencies open) - January 7, 2008

#26- I am in 100% agreement with you, though I really like the remastered efforts overall. It’s THAT SHOT that keeps bugging me. CBS Digital….come on, show off, match that shot he posted. The original effect is making you look bad!!!!

51. CmdrR - January 7, 2008

OK, so I’m not the only one who thought for years that main engineering was at the back of the saucer section. I suspect Mr. Bixby also thought that.

What was with the sweaty dark Klingon make-up in this one? Michael Ansara looks like he was eager to rush over and try out for “Link” on the Mod Squad. Mrs. Kang looks like sweaty good fun, though. Chekov thought so. He left a yuck sweat stain on the wall when he got knocked out.

Oh, and three cheers for the evil soap bubble. One of many soap-based lifeforms throughout TOS. (Lights of Zetar, vampire cloud, Companion, etc.)

52. eagle219406 - January 7, 2008

#39 What I find distressing, every time I see these episodes of TOS now, is how much they have been chopped down from their original run times. Dialogue cut–sometimes whole scenes deleted–all so we can have more commercials. I realize this has been going on for some time now, but it still irks me terribly, and I wonder if younger viewers are even aware of how they’re being cheated. The cut material often means we lose the sense of a scene, the drama–sometimes you even lose the trail of what’s going on.

I Agree with you on that. I really hated it in “The deadly Years” When they cut out the scene where Chekov was complaining about all the stuff they had to do to him. YOu know, “If I live long enough, I’m going to run out of samples.” That was like my favorite part of the whole episode, and they cut it out.

53. CmdrR - January 7, 2008

I am Kang…have you seen Kodos?

Do you mean Koloth? or Kor?

54. Randall - January 7, 2008


Yup, I’ve caught many such key lines that were cut–sometimes ones that help the plot along, other times just nice little bits of dialogue that added to a scene or magnified a characterization a little.

It sounds nit-picky, but in a show that didn’t always focus on character depth, these little touches were a major plus.

But I suppose nothing can be done. It’s just another tiny example of how we live in a far more commercial, greed-centered world today, than 30+ years ago. Sad.

55. sean - January 7, 2008

I always loved those shots of Sulu looking back at Kirk as if to say ‘Sh*t, what mess did you get us in now?’ haha.

56. Kyle Nin - January 7, 2008

The sky could look green because it’s either just before sunrise or just after sunset. It doesn’t look all that bright on the surface.

57. Shatner_Fan_2000 - January 7, 2008

#45 “Kang was one of the best adversaries! I loved it when he got an apporpriately heroic end on DS9.”

Agreed. That speech he gave in DS9 about how 24th Century Klingons were soft, and he wanted to eat the heart of his enemy … pure gold. :) Michael Ansara is awesome. He also made the best Mr. Freeze!

58. Dr. Image - January 7, 2008

Yes. That old shot from the rear IS far superior. Why would they not want to replicate that? Sometimes, it’s like CBS-D is pulling the wool over their own eyes! The lack of illumination of the lights below the fantail on the CG model becomes glaringly evident when one sees a shot like that.

The one thing I noticed was the MUCH improved color of the phaser beams. More like the near-ultra violet color of the originals.

Love the TMP-esque opening shot.

This ep SHOULD have been broadcast last. It would have made such a great final episode, indicating some hope for human-Klingon relations.

Too bad they couldn’t replace the spinning mylar pinwheel “entity.” It’s so cringingly bad- even for back then.

59. Shatner_Fan_2000 - January 7, 2008

#53 “Do you mean Koloth? or Kor?”

No, he means Kodos. Guess you’re not a Simpsons fan. :)

60. Diabolik - January 7, 2008

Kang and Kodos are my favorite characters on the Simpsons Halloween specials.

61. Mark 2000 - January 7, 2008

The planet looks like a shiny marble. What was with the bright blue highlight? And they messed up the last shot. Don’t they think the FX crews could have made the alien go off the screen if they wanted? It deliberately heads straight for the camera and pauses in front of it. Like its pleading to the audience for something. Sad that they can’t even get the most obvious things right.

62. Trekboi - January 7, 2008

ok- i love remastered overall.

as i live in australia i had to wait for the $250 aud DVD set to see remastered and it had given season one new life for me- im a sci-fi fantasy Special Effects junkie and i think sometimes i was watching the later trek shows just for the FX and i hoaped that they would redo the FX for 15 years so it would hold up with the new shows.

i dont understand the people who say the original FX are better- perhaps they need to watch the old shows again- i had gotten used to the substandard FX work on the beautyful E model- and just didnt see the faults any more.
as for CBS Digital- overall they have done a nice job- almoste everyshoy is breathtaking and gets me all excited about watching the shows again- ive watched the entire season each week since i got it (early) on Dec 4th.

that said- i have 3 queries:

#1 why do we not see the E goto warp onscreen when the script/dialoge clerly requires it and there are several FX shots clerly covering the time/moment when this should take place.

# 2 I understand that they dont have the original elements to workwith in regards to phaser shots and FX over live action but why cant they superimpose some additional detail over the old FX like a central light beam and strike over the old flat phaser shots to make it look more real and to blend the different colourd cartoony FX annimation they used sometimes.

# 3 why cant they get the klingon ships right? i liked the tiny klingon ship in Errand of Mercy but the torpedos didnt sync with the sound- and although the quality is there why do we se less of a smaller ship in this episode- im assuming we will see these shots recreated a little more fully in Elan of Troyous and the Enterprise Incident- but we have seen so much of the enter prise- why nor see the enterprise in the background wthe the klingon ship in the forground like some of the shots for the Deadly Years??

i just dont understand why these things arent being done- they seem mostly like creative decisions not money and time issues.

any one agree?
i know these have been addressed b4 but as i hadnt seen remasterd yet i didnt feel i could comment untill now.

but over all its magic to see the big E look so good again and again.
and the practical model looking best and as for the 1st digital model looking bad- i think it most acurately recreates the look of the practical model in all its flat detailless simplicity- although i prefer the newer textured digital model but i just find it wired the the same people who were complaining about the 1st digitalm model were the same people wanting the old simple practical model shots instead??
well thats a years worth…

63. Trekboi - January 7, 2008

I apoligise for the spelling- it is 4:45 am here in Melbourne Australia.

64. CmdrR - January 7, 2008

Ah — duh.
That Kodos — was thinking Kodos the Executioner.
What’s Klingon for mea culpa?

65. Jon - January 7, 2008

This is definitely a favorite episode of mine…great villain, great actor (Michael Ansara), great drama…a little corny, I’ll grant ‘ya, but the whole episode is just sooo much fun that it doesn’t matter…

So many great scenes:

1. McCoy’s “blow up” scene on the bridge (and his subsequent apology in sickbay)…yet another terrfic character moment.

2. Extra-eerie music and the intense red lighting when Kirk and Spock first “meet” the evil entity…I remember when I first saw this scene as a kid and the security guards pops into the scene while Kirk is scrutinizing the entity, I just about jumped out of my seat :) .

3. The “torture” scene on the planet…Chekhov’s classic scream :)

4. The “turning” of Mara on the bridge when Kirk convinces her to help them.

5. The final sword battle and confrontation with Kang and the entity…

Well, I think you get the idea…I really loved this show :) :) …

And I’m glad someone (#57) else also acknowledged Michael Ansara as the BEST Mr. Freeze ever! (He voiced Mr. Freeze in the Batman Animated series to absolute perfection as that series turned the character of Mr. Freeze from a cardboard cutout villain into an incredibly tragic figure)…

66. T Negative - January 7, 2008

When this project first aired the first CG Enterprise was horrible. But when I watch the remastered HD version the new CG model the Enterprise is flawless and beautiful to look at. The opening shot in “Court Martial” is their best work to date. I am convinced that the new E must be viewed in HD to totally appreciate their work. When viewed in SD it just looks flat and more like a cartoon.

For the “Day of the Dove” The shot of Kang’s Klingon ship blowing up is pretty underwhelming. However, the E looks great firing her phasers right next to the planet.

I wish CBS would have replaced that horrible graphic of the Enterprise on the briefing room screen. Frustrating.

67. Reign1701A - January 7, 2008

Actually, I thought the rear changing course shot looked incredible this time around. Whereas in previous episodes it did look cartoony, for some reason they really nailed it this episode.

68. Skippy 2k - January 7, 2008

#32. I wasn’t refering to the shot with sulu, its just the closeup shot of the viewscreen. Its a still shot with the blinking lights but no camera movement. Thats why I wouldn’t think it would be difficult to clean up or to have a clean version they could use for the other eps.

69. Lord Garth Formerly of Izar - January 7, 2008

Great effects!!!! Love the E at high warp effect and blowin up dirty commie Klingon ships always makes me chuckle!!!!! That phaser shot looked beautiful too!!!!

70. Thomas Jensen - January 7, 2008

#26 is completely right. Why the heck did they change the composition of this shot??? The new one is weak and inferior to the old one. This is NOT the change we are looking for Rossi, Okuda, et all. Some iconic shots are being changed with less impressive angles and shots. Keep what works and change what doesn’t. Which one of you guys decided this shot didn’t look good? Please…..

71. The Vulcanista - January 7, 2008

I noticed that TVLand is airing the plain-Jane “Day of the Dove” tomorrow morning at 6:00. Now I wish I’d kept the remastered copy I burned from Sat. morning’s airing.

Peace. Live long and prosper.
The Vulcanista }:-|

72. Absoroka - January 7, 2008

McCoy to Kirk and Spock:

“When are you two going to start acing like Military men, instead of FOOLS!!”


“Cossack, you Killed my brother!!”


“What loyalty, that you have elected to join him.”

I love the dialog on this show, that is its greatest attraction. I noticed they cut the Scotty in the Armory Scene and probably another I can’t think of right now.

73. Engon - January 7, 2008

I suspect one of the most painful shots to execute in this episode was the final scene in which the entity exits the hull of the Enterprise. They had to “cut out” the nebulous imagery of the entity from the original shot and then place it back over the CG hull exterior. At the beginning of the shot you can see traces of a small square matte box surrounding the entity and then, later in the shot, they seem to have attempted to hide the graininess of the original image by giving it an extra glow. While not “perfect,” I’m impressed that they went to all that effort to preserve the original imagery of the entity.

As for the Engineering Section, I’ve assumed that the interior set was supposed to be at the back of the saucer section where the impulse engines are. In fact, I thought that red “tunnel” in engineering WAS an impulse engine. This would explain how the crew could be trapped on the “lower decks” (assuming that means the secondary hull). The inconsistency arises from the fact that the entity leaves the Enterprise near one of the pylons on the secondary hull, leading one to believe that that is where the interior set is supposed to be located. But, I guess one has to imagine that the entity didn’t take a direct route out of the Enterprise. It bounced around inside some bulkheads and eventually exited near the bottom of the ship. Perhaps it had seen “The Poseidon Adventure.”

74. Tom - January 7, 2008

As mentioned, Franz Joseph originated the engineering deck at the back of the saucer, with the grilled area looking between two of the Impulse engines.

But on more than one occaision, when we see sparking effects in this “tunnel” (a force perspective set as was the linear intermix chamber in TMP and TWOK) Scotty laments his “poor bearings”, meaning his warp engines.

Now, there is a cut-away poster of TOS ship that shows engineering situated below the warp nacelle pylons. In this rendering, the red tubes feed directly up the pylons.

If you look carefully in the remastered episode, the entitty exits just under the starboard pylon. If engineering is situated below the pylons, then where it exits engineering in the live action (the upper level) and emerges from the ship in the effects shot is totally consistent

75. Benjamin Adams - January 7, 2008

#42 –


Ha!! :) That’s the Harlan Ellison version, right? ;)

76. tin man - January 7, 2008

#74. Actually it was Stephen E. Whitfield who first located “headquarters for the engineering” in the impulse deck, Franz Joseph was simply following his lead. I have suspected for years that the writer of this episode probably read Whitfield’s book (which was available by then) and used it as the referance it was intended to be, which is why the dialogue in the ep.- if you listen to it carefully – indicates that all the action takes place on or above deck seven, and therefore in the saucer section. It always bothered me that the SFX at the end of the ep. contradicted the dialogue.

#64. Did you mean “duh” or DOH!

77. Stephen - January 7, 2008

I live in Los Angeles and we watch Star Trek Remastered on KTLA. No it’s not in HS either!!!!! I watched Day of the Dove and was appauled at the way they edited the show. Apparently it was only done this way here too. The show starts off as usual. After Kirk and crew beam to the planet the Klingons also beam down. Kang hits Kirk, knocking him to the ground. Then he says a couple things and they go to opening credits. Then a bunch of commercials. When they come back the Enterprise is going through space at high warp speed and when they show the crew they are in the briefing room and they are all holding swords!!!!! I rewound it to see if I missed something. Nope, that’s how they cut it. I could not believe that. No blowing up the Klingon ship, no beaming back to the ship. No dialog on the turbo lift. Can you believe that???? I only hope if or when they put if on HDDVD that I get to see the missing scenes.

78. Crewman Darnell - January 7, 2008

Apologies if this question has been addressed before.

Regarding the scenes missing due to syndication and added commercial time, are the episodes completely intact in the new DVD releases?

79. Alex Calloway - January 7, 2008

Ha ha, great-that is Donna Krebbs from Dallas as a Klingon.

80. steve623 - January 7, 2008

“Regarding the scenes missing due to syndication and added commercial time, are the episodes completely intact in the new DVD releases?”


And a little less mouth, Darnell.

81. Jeff Bond - January 7, 2008

The KTLA broadcast only ran 50 minutes! They’re rebroadcasting it tonight I think so maybe they’ll remedy the mistake.

Third season…I like “Elaan of Troius” and bits of “Requiem for Methuselah” and “All Our Yesterdays.” But honestly I find so much of shows people love like “Day of the Dove” and “Enterprise Incident” hammy and silly. The whole ‘arming people with swords’ and pitting two equal fighting factions on the ship–this was done constantly on Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea except they always tried to keep the warring factions down to two people to save money! Granted the moral dimension was far more developed on Trek but as much as I love the larger than life performing aspect of the original, in year three the hamminess just got out of hand. I do love Michael Ansara in “Day of the Dove,” I just wish the story had been less silly.

82. Kevin - January 7, 2008

For the most part I found the remastering to be okay.

The Enterprise and the planet looked good.

The warp effect was great.

The Klingon ship exploding was a bit to video game like for my taste. It just didn’t look real.

I wish they had been able to do something with that alien entity. It didn’t really appear to have any depth. It never actually looked like it was there, but superimposed over the image.

The lack of changing the Enterprise layout on the viewscreen I could take or leave. I might have at least added some animation to it. I guess the big problem is that the picture doesn’t actually display any information so it’s not telling the Klingons anything.

So, did they ever find out what happened to the settlement that disapeared or was this just some random plot device to the Enterprise there.

There should have been some debris or something left. I find it odd that by the end of the episode everyone seems to have completely forgotten about them.

83. Dr. Image - January 7, 2008

Scotty really seemed “Simon Peggish” in this one.

You know, I think I see why they cast him!

84. I AM THX-1138 - January 7, 2008

D7 explosion was not so much good. I thought that the speedy E looked good, more like I had imagined it.

I always thought this episode was werry good. Old school Klingon chicks are hot!

85. OR Coast Trekkie - January 7, 2008

I’m restating a question I asked in an earlier post: Did anybody else notice a change in the vibrancy of the color half way through the show? I DVR’d it and reviewed it to make sure I wasn’t going crazy. It was during McCoy’s rant on the bridge, when he says “this is a fight to the death, we better start trying to win it.” It was during that sentence that the film restoration seemed to have stopped. Am I the only person seeing this? Did others see this as well? If this is unique to me, would it be a transmission problem, or a problem with my dish?

86. Buzz - January 7, 2008

The CGI for the explosion of the Klingons ship is one of the worst things I’ve ever seen in this entire remastering thing…

Couldn’t they just “copy” from a “real” ship explosion of many, many other films – even Star Trek films…?!?

OR… the effect is SUPPOSED to look as bad, cheap and dull, to “match” the “standard” of the 60’s…?!?

Well… I don’t think so… I don’t know the answer as well, but gee, they certainly could have done better…


87. trektacular - January 7, 2008

So what are the absolute worst episodes of season 3?

88. Bryan - January 8, 2008

WORST 3rd Season Episodes: (in my humble opinion of watching Trek since 1966!)
Drum Roll pleeze?

And The Children Shall lead
Spocks Brain
Whom God’s Destroy
Is There In Truth No Beauty?
Mark of Gideon
For The World Is Hollow And I Have Touched The Sky
The Empath
Wink Of An Eye

Thank You!

89. JimJ - January 8, 2008

#85-I watched a good 5 minutes before to 5 minutes after the spot where you stated the color vibrancy changed. It must have been your station/dish…whatever. Didn’t see a single thing change at all after repeated checks.

90. JimJ - January 8, 2008

#88-You were on a roll until you listed those last two episodes. I’d trade them out and put in “Let That Be Your Last Battlefield” and “Plato’s Stepchildren”. I’ve always had a little liking towards “Whom God’s Destroy”, but I understand why many wouldn’ like it. I must like actors who are hams (LORD Garth & Captain Kirk)!!

91. DJT - January 8, 2008


:) Good stuff. I’m glad someone out there has a sense of humor.

I hope CBS-D takes a little more time to texture the D-7 model as it looks like joke right now. The explosions should also not look so damn cartoony. I understand they are trying to talk a fine line between cgi realism and artistic license but still… kick it up a notch or two, please.

The warp effect was cool. The TNG streaks throw me off a little but that’s okay.

92. Donald - January 8, 2008

Re #76: The Illustrations in the Whitfield “Making of Star Trek” book:

I had always thought that those illos of the Enterprise, Klingon D-7 cruiser, the shuttle, the hangar deck, the bridge set, and the cutaway cross-section of the Enterprise were taken from production art that Matt Jefferies did. Although, if one looks closely, the cross section view looks to have too few decks (I count 20 instead of 23) and that room that seems to cover two decks (that might be representing our two-story Main Engineering set) near the back of the saucer section looks like it descends too far into the connecting dorsal.

As a kid (having got the Whitfield and Roddenberry book in 1975, so that gives a clue how old I am – Justman’s memoirs indicate that I was born on the day they finalized the “Space, the final frontier” speech and dragged Shatner into a recording booth to record it) I figured that the two-level set was from the second season onwards was located in the saucer section, and that the single level Engineering set with the slightly different layout (from the first season) was located in the secondary hull.

The deck chart in the first edition of the Okuda encyclopedia is the first place I saw that established the two versions of the Main Engineering set as seen in TOS as being on deck 16 in the secondary hull, and they noted that they were contradicting previously published material in doing so. Such previously published material was not necessarily limited to Franz Joseph’s Tech Manual, but might also have pertained to the Whitfield and Roddenberry book.

The kind of backgrounding that came to be done on the series (what’s allegedly on what deck, and so on) both built up over time and was quite unusual for a 60’s series. It was also not near the detail that would accumulate for later series, and details changed as the series progressed. Kirk and Rand’s quarters were originally on Deck 12 (“Mudd’s Women”, “The Enemy Within”) before Kirk’s quarters were re-established as being on Deck 5, and “The Ultimate Computer” established Decks 4-6 as quarters decks. On another occasion in the first season, Kirk’s quarters were said to be on “B-Deck”, and in “Court-Martial”, Ben Finney is said to be on “B-Deck, in or near Engineering”, and of course, he’s hiding in our first season Engineering set. In retrospect, the size of the ship and even terminology and where important sets were located were in flux.

Was the Engine Room located in the saucer near the impulse engines, or was it located in the secondary hull near the pylons? Were there two or more Engine Rooms, used under different circumstances and at different times?

Most of the lore that we take for fact with regard to the fictional universe of STAR TREK these days was established retroactively in the TNG era. In the sixties, the background was much more nebulous, and, consequently, flexible.

93. Tony - January 8, 2008

The Empath?
Is There In Truth No Beauty?

WORSE of season 3?!?!?! What?!?!

Those are two of my favorites from that season… The Empath was a great McCoy story, and …No Beauty, while perhaps not as strong a story as other, did present an interesting twist with Dr. Jones’ blindness; the thing that made that episode a favorite of mine was the “whole package”… the visuals and the music of that episode were great. I loved the fisheye lens used to show Spock’s “mad state” and eerie feeling created for the Medusian Ambassador’s music.

94. eagle219406 - January 8, 2008

This is a message to those people who think that Engineering was at the back of the saucer section. In the scene of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, when the Reliant first fired upon the Enterprise, it fired just behind the deflector area. It was engineering that blew up when they did that. That should pretty much tell you where engineering is.

95. eagle219406 - January 8, 2008

#77. I don’t know what went on but all the stuff of act one happened in the one I saw.

96. eagle219406 - January 8, 2008

#82 So, did they ever find out what happened to the settlement that disapeared or was this just some random plot device to the Enterprise there.

They mentioned it in the show there never was an outpost there. The creature made it up and made the distress call to both factions. Just as it made Chekov believe that the klingons killed his brother when in reality, he never even had one.

97. eagle219406 - January 8, 2008

#91 The warp effect was cool. The TNG streaks throw me off a little but that’s okay

I am wondering what problem people had with the streaking stars in TNG. The only reason people were wondering about them was because they used them in Enterprise. If they hadn’t , people would have probably just passed them off as a new thing in the future.

98. Jim Profit - January 8, 2008

Do you think it’s a good idea to present your sfx-videos on this platform called veoh now? There are already two comments: naked girls that say “come to my site”.

99. DEMODE - January 8, 2008

The TNG warp effects look amazing!!! wow!!! They really need to go back someday and put some of those fly-bys into the previously released episodes. Remastered should always be a “work in progress.”

100. Robert Bernardo - January 8, 2008

Tom wrote:

> …Scotty laments his “poor bearings”, meaning his warp engines.

Uh, that would be “poor bairns”, comparing his engines to children.

101. New Horizon - January 8, 2008

I wouldn’t exactly call those TNG style warp effects. They’re simply sped up TOS style stars. Looks fine.

102. shuttlepod10 - January 8, 2008

Why does the Enterprise look better and brighter in the 60s shots?

103. Tony - January 8, 2008


Exactly, and even if you think it’s a TNG-style streak, you can explain that away by saying the following:

a) In TNG, they have an adjust warp scale, meaning they were going faster, so we see the streaks all the time there

b) For ENT-era and earlier, it is evident that mirror Archer and crew must have been maxing the warp on the vessel to see what it could really do, thus it “streaked” too…

104. Donald - January 8, 2008

Re #94:

ST:TWOK was released in 1982. “Day of the Dove” was aired in 1969, and the ship had undergone a massive refit for 1979’s ST:TMP. Nowhere in my post did I say that there wasn’t a big Engineering Room in the secondary hull. What I said was that Trek “facts” tended to change during production and there exists a contemporary cross-section diagram of the Enterprise made in the 1960’s – possibly by Matt Jefferies, the designer of the Enterprise, perhaps you’ve heard of him? – that places what appears to be the two-story Engineering set in the vicinity of the Impulse Engines of the original saucer.

The only thing that your mentioning of TWOK proves is that the horizontal portion of the Main Engineering set of the movie-era Enterprise is located in the secondary hull. It says nothing about the presumptive location of certain sets on the pre-refit Enterprise as scene in the Original Series.

Furthermore, if you wish to invoke ST II: TWOK, I’d like to point out that there’s another scene in that film when the Reliant hits the Enterprise in the big ‘deflector crystal” on the exterior of the impulse engines at the back of the saucer and inside the ship, we see stuntmen fall down part of the intermix shaft that is established as being part of the movies’ Main Engineering set. (I can play dueling film clips, as well. :-))

Andy Probert’s cross section of the movie Enterprise for TMP has the vertical portion of the intermix chamber starting in the impulse engines, then running down through the connecting dorsal to the bottom of the ship. The horizontal portion of the chamber connects with it deck 16, then runs back to the pylons.

ISTR a later Okudagram of the movie Enterprise shortening the vertical section of of the intermix chamber and housing it completely within the secondary hull while the horizontal portion goes off like it does in the Probert version at Deck 16.

These changes support my contention that the location of some Enterprise sets weren’t carved in stone and that these alleged “facts” changed during production, and a lot of what we now take as given facts about the original Enterprise developed during the movie and Next-Gen era.

What I am saying is that Jerome Bixby did not necessarily make a mistake in scripting “Day of the Dove” when it implies that the Engineering Room the Klingons capture is on Deck Seven.

What I do find hard to believe in the episode is that 382 crewmembers were trapped in the secondary hull. What the heck were all those people doing there? :-)

105. The Vulcanista - January 8, 2008


“Spock’s Brain” is actually growing on me.

Can somebody please get it off?


Peace. Live long and prosper.
The Vulcanista }:-|

106. The Vulcanista - January 8, 2008

“What I do find hard to believe in the episode is that 382 crewmembers were trapped in the secondary hull. What the heck were all those people doing there?”
Well, as someone mentioned earlier, apparently there was cake. :)

Peace. Live long and prosper.
The Vulcanista }:-|

107. tin man - January 8, 2008

About this engineering location thing, I dont have an axe to grind one way or the other. After all, Even Franz Joseph’s bueprints did have two engine rooms, because in the event of hull seperation there would need to be two, one to control and propel each section! However his ‘auxiliary’ engine room didn’t look like anything we saw in the series. I always thought that the ‘first season’ engine room set was probably the one in the secondary hull per ‘throw away lines’ like “the lower decks” in ep.s like ‘Court Martial’ and ‘The Enemy Within’ (where we see the arched ceiling, suggesting the uppermost deck of the secondary hull), and the season II and III set was in the impulse deck per ‘Day Of The Dove’ etc. As for the red glowing things behind the grill, these would be fusion reacters to power the impulse engines in the one, and ‘prime’ or ‘warm up’ the warp engines in the other (think ‘The Naked Time’) or even power them at low level in the event that the anti-matter/di-lithium system should fail or be sabotaged. I just wish the shot of the ‘extra’ empty engine room in ‘The Omega Glory’ had been replaced in in the remastered version with a shot of the empty fist season set, or even a new CGI matt. Oh well.

108. GNDN - January 8, 2008

Here’s a good discussion on the location of the engine room.


I think I liked the Klingons better before they started singing songs.

109. Engon - January 9, 2008

I think I can say, without fear of contradiction, that the Engine Room of the USS Enterprise was located at the southeast corner of the intersection of North Gower Street and Willoughby Avenue in Hollywood, California.

[Deislu Stage 9 – Paramount Stage 31]

The writers never seemed to get this right.

110. The Vulcanista - January 9, 2008



Peace. Live long and prosper.
The Vulcanista }:-|

111. OR Coast Trekkie - January 11, 2008

#109 – That sounds accurate

112. TrekMadeMeWonder - October 3, 2008

49. spockboy

Cool video!

113. TrekMadeMeWonder - October 15, 2008

Star Trek Stock Ticker…

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114. Stephen - August 23, 2010

(To paraphrase Spock) “All buying must end, to weaken the hucksters before all of our money is gone!”

That was a good one. Had me laughing for at least five minutes!

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