Since the first airing of Trek Remastered many have raised the question of CBS possibly being ‘too faithful’ to the original effect shots. ST:TMP Director’s Edition Visual Effects Supervisor Daren Dochterman, who reviewed Balance of Terror Remastered for TrekMovie.com, takes a different view on ‘faithfulness’. Dochterman blogs today:
I don’t think it’s a bad idea to be slavishly copying the original 60s visual effects. I just think it should be done more accurately.
To demonstrate this he has created what he considers a more accurate but still faithful version of the proximity phaser shot.
(see below for CBS’s version and the original version)
The question of ‘over faithfulness’ is certainly debatable as Dochterman has demonstrated. But perhaps CBS needs a bit more practice before they get Trek Remastered just right, especially on those pesky nacelle domes.
Thanks to Daren for tipping us to his new vid and to Matt for the original and remastered vids for comparison.