In the new issue of Star Trek Magazine, Trek Remastered Producer Dave Rossi wants to get some stuff off his chest. In article written by Rossi about how the project to enhance the Original Series came to be, the Producer makes it clear that they are listening…but not always agreeing with the reactions to Trek Remastered. Rossi fires back at the critics:
We’ve already been bad-mouthed and cursed and burned in effigy by a handful of people, including some friends and colleagues, who know better than most what we’re up against from a production standpoint, yet have firmly placed their fanboy hats on to criticize the work. Sitting in their armchairs they have the luxury to do that.
Tell us how you really feel Dave…
To be fair the article was written months ago and before the big changes in the show changed the mood around this site and others. And Dave did acknowledge that he actually agrees with the some of the critiques of the time.
Some comments we read we agree with. It’s merely a matter of having the time to address them, which will come. Others are just a result of people having different ideas about the ‘right’ way to do some of these shots, while still others come from not understanding the parameters we need to operate in.
A call to action
Rossi also reacts to the issue of the show not always having the best timeslot. He wants to marshal Trek fandom into action
If you want to help us out, here’s what you can do: call your local affiliate station and tell them you want Star Trek to air at a decent time. In many markets it is on at ungodly hours. The advent of Tivo has dulled the public’s need to make those kinds of calls, but it would be great if people organized like the old fans used to. (The old ones…the ones who made us. Yes it is still in my memory banks…but I digress). It would send a clear message that Star Trek is still vital.
Although TrekMovie.com doesn’t always go in for the whole ‘petition thing’, this is something we fully support. Trek Remastered is shown at the most absurd times in some markets (like 3:30am Monday in NYC). So pick up the phone and call your local affiliate and tell them you want Trek at a decent hour. Tell them that WWME in Chicago (the nations 3rd largest market) shows Trek in the middle of the afternoon and has increased their ratings 10 fold for the timeslot. Tell them you want your Trek TV!