Preview Image From “The Way To Eden” Remastered June 12, 2008by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: TOS-R Preview , trackback
Are you Herbert? This weekend the remastered Star Trek episode "The Way To Eden" airs and CBS has sent over a shot of a newly designed Aurora.
check it out below
The Space Hippies Get a New Ship
Again CBS has taken a shot where the original crew were pinching pennies in waning days of the 3rd season (in this case gluing some nacelles on a Tholian model) and creating something more befitting the episode, which referred to the Aurora as a “space cruiser.” Behold the new Aurora. So what do you think? Is it Herbert?
The Okuda Lowdown…a nod to Jefferies
Trek Remastered producer Mike Okuda provides some background on the new Aurora:
The Ship is based on Mudd’s freighter, with bigger engines and cool windows.
The registry number on the nacelles (probably not visible on screen) is NC-17740, which is the tail number from Matt Jefferies’ beloved 1935 Waco YOC biplane. Matt bought that plane shortly after the original Star Trek ended. He restored it to pristine condition and he enjoyed flying it for years. Even after he gave up his pilot’s license, he and Mary Ann cared for that beauty until he donated it to the Virginia Aviation Museum, where she is still on display.