Tomorrow Is Yesterday Video and Screenshots

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The Enterprise appears in orbit

The Enterprise struggles to climb out of the atmosphere

Earth from the Enterprise

The Jet figher is scrambled

Climbing more

A view from the cockpit

In orbit

Alternative orbit shot

Leaving 1960’s earth

Earth — viewer astern

Passing through the solar system on the way to the Sun

Approaching the sun

Chronometer flies backwards

Slingshot around the sun

Back around the other side

Slowing to drop off Captain Christopher

Braking into the proper century


Captain Christopher beamed out of his cockpit

Kirk puts on his charm to welcome Capt. Christopher

Captain Christopher mounts an escape

Breaking and entering

A startled security guard

…that ought to be about right…


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sorry about the delay. The screenshots and downloads should be done by Late Sunday or early Monday

thanks to rick and destructive for the videos

Bah… thanks for posting that last video… it only reminds me of how badly that ADD-addled editor completely ruined the F-104 sequence. Grr.

re: the intercept sequence

I agree. This might be the first episode that I actually buy on iTunes just to see it intact.

Looking at the side by side comparison gives this a nice perspective. It is very nice to see now the sun as the ship slingshots around it and then heads out at warp. Nicely done CBS-D! This episode had quite a bit of work of them. It is too bad that some of it got cut in syndication. Can’t wait for the DVD’s!

One of the things that really makes that sequence work (besides the unusual sight of the Enterprise flying through the clouds) is the music. Yeah sure, it was the same music originally scored for “The Corbomite Maneuver”, but it really worked well with this episode.

At least until that hack editor got ahold of it. >:(

They hacked up my favorite episode. :(

If they could transport the pilot and security guard back to before the incident happened, they why did they need to steal the computer records and film?

Aw, come on Jeff, let’s not bring logic into this!!

Agreed with Scott Gammans about the music, it was awesome in the original. Totally made the chase scene, despite the old FX. I haven’t seen the remastered one, but based on these videos it appears that it’s been butchered for the syndication cut. That really, really sucks.

They hacked up the most important part of the episode. The sequence that has stirred my heart since I was young lad.
Where go you on I-tunes for this?

Meant to say “I was a young lad”.
Sorry for the typo.

Lovely shots, much better than the “model on string” feel many of the original shots had to them.

#10 — If you’ve got iTunes installed, you just go to “iTunes Store” and search for “Trek Remastered.” This will return a list of episodes.

They don’t have this episode up yet, and they only have the first season, but they usually (at least for other shows) have the episode available within two or three days of airing.

Sarcasm #12 ? lol

iTunes has been PATHETIC about putting up new episodes of the remastered episodes… nothing since the Corbomite Maneuver. It makes me glad I didn’t buy the season pass. So, don’t expect this one until someone at Apple puts down their ganja, gets off their tush and decides to catch up.

Cranston, are you going to an ITunes that I am not…it’s been the same episodes ever since I first tried it months ago. Nothing new at all. And yes, I want to see this intact!

Very enjoyable effects, much better then before. The large earth below the Enterprise in orbit from a perspective much like present spacecraft orbiting today was a treat. Much nicer to see the Enterprise climb out of the amosphere with the NASA shots of earth and earth orbit. The shots of the plane, viewing the climbing Enterprise from the cockpit, the slingshot effect, the approach to the sun, all really enhance this episode.

Once again, the ext. shots are really adding a bit of kick to the story. Not to mention this episode really looked good on my plasma. Even better then some others.

I think the work here is superb, and gives a whole new depth to the FX shots. The originals weren’t bad, but these are definitely an improvement. And I also noticed the close-up of the nacelles… I hope the CBS guys are not trying to please the “never-happy-with-the-nacelles-” crowd. I think they’ve done a wonderful job of balancing the original style with the new look. Their work has blended into the original footage terrifically, and that’s really the crux of the matter, I think.

mrregular – I just thought you were doing you Chekhov impression. “The sequence that has stirred my heart since I was young lad.”

Overall, the episode looks good. But I have to say that the first few shots of the Enterprise in the atmosphere are bad. It really looks like a toy on a string in those shots.

A ship that size shouldn’t be moving around so much in the sky like that. I really hope they go back and fix those few shots. Other than that, the effects look good.

Fantastic stuff, all around. It was a joy to see.

I would love to have a full sized, HD, screen shot of the Enterprise in front of the sun, listed above as “Back around the other side.”

(And shouldn’t that be “Braking into the proper century,” not “Breaking?”)

Surprised to read all these positives after reading all the negatives on the earlier “airs this weekend” article.
I would affirm, however, that the Enterprise seen from below in the cockpit of the jet is still much better in the original than the remastered, as is the original shot of the Big E climbing.
I do like the realistic scale of the planetary orbits, though.

I’m so excited to watch this. I’m so bored, now that I’m home with the ball and chain. Gee, I miss Thomas.

There are stars in the Moons’ shadow, DOH!

I think I big reason people like this episode is Roger Perry as Christopher. Checking out the IMDB, it seems that Perry made a career out of TV guest roles, but he’s one of the more likeable guest stars on Trek, I think. The only new effects shot that seemed off was the Enterprise first pulling out of the atmosphere. It kind of shook around a bit, looking like a mishandled model. Other than that, they were all well done. The slingshot around the sun shots improved the episode so much. But, yes, no matter what effects you get, the really confusing illogical time travel science (if you can have such a thing with a fictional concept) hurts the episode. It’s also a good sign that time travel hadn’t yet been run into the ground on Trek, as all the later uses had at least some logic applied to them. The only thing beaming those two guys into the moment they left would have done was move them to a different location. Their memories could not have been affected at all. Oh, I still do think it’s very cool that the producers used the same time travel method in Star Trek IV! People forget that both 2 and 4 referred back to the original series.

The caption reading “Passing the Moon on the way to around the Sun” is inaccurate, I think. Immediately after that shot, Sulu says they’ve just passed Mercury. And the body shown in that shot appears way, way too close to the Sun to be the Earth’s Moon. So I’m fairly certain it’s meant to be Mercury.


You’re right. Sulu did say Mercury.

I love that shot of the Enterprise in the clouds!

If only I can find a bigger higher resulution version of it I’d make it my desktop pic!


It’s kind of weird seeing the Big “E” wobble back and forth over a blue sky like the Jupiter 2 in one of its weekly stock footage crash landings, but I luv it!

Which scenes were cut/edited?

The shot of the E passing left to right with the Earth in the background is AWESOME. The ship looks great.
And now those three words yet again: Nacelle ball size.
‘Nuff said.

#26 and #27-
I will watch it again but I don’t think it’s meant to be Mercury, I think it’s meant to be Pluto. Right after they pass the “moon/planet” Sulu says “passed Pluto sir”, not Mercury. Spock had said something like “since we passed Mercury, the sun’s gravitational pull has grown stronger”, but that is a bit earlier in the scene, so I am pretty sure it’s meant to be Pluto, (the dwarf planet) which is very cool.

#24- There are stars in the “Pluto,” but it’s lklind of weird. They appear and disappear as the E goes by. I don’t know what that is, maybe just a glitch of some kind instead of being meant to be stars. Can’t tell what’s going on there.

and #25- I agree totally. I had the same thought to look up Roger Perry (Capt. Christopher). He is a wonderful character extremely well played. I think he had a real presence (he held his own as a force on par with Kirk and Spock in the episode). A good guy, very competent, with an agenda different than our boys, which makes him so interesting. And a full, well-rounded character, with a sense of humor, wonder, loyalty to his service and family, open to what he was seeing without being taken advantage of.

WOW! Great side by side video. Thanks, that must have been a lot of work!!!!

Meh… all of the original effects looked much better… more convincing. The new ones looked too cartoony.

Just thought I’d save some grumpy posters the time and say it for them.

I, however, thought everything looked good, lightyears better than before.

I would have preferred they edit out the base guy trying out the chicken soup rather than during the tension-and-effects-filled moments as they did.

I think they are ST-challenged individuals who make cuts totally at random as they skim through, without regard to story or content.

I agree odd selection of cuts, the chicken Soup bit is nice for Lt Kyle’s Face time but other than that all the cuts to the initial Jet chase is more important to the story than it.

I’m sure the lights on Pluto where from the Alien colonies living there in the 1960s. Doesn’t anyone here read the Weekly World News? I’m glad the folks at CBS-D do!


They cut Kirk’s and Christopher’s conversation about space travel, where Christopher admits he tried out for the space program but was rejected.

“Take a good look, Captain. You made it out here before all of them.” was Kirk’s reply.

A wonderful scene that captures everything that Star Trek was about, and they cut it. Klingon bastards.

Otherwise, CBS-D did an exemplary job with the new FX. The slingshot around the sun gave the climax some much needed suspense. Excellent work on this episode.

my only qualm is that for every other episode remastered so far, the size of the planets when the E is in orbit have been relatively the same (as it was in the original). Yet now for this episode, Earth is HUGE! I like the fact they used real NASA imagery, but couldnt they at least make the orbit shots for every other episode equal size as well?

Ok, sounds like I am making an excuse, but maybe they made the orbit look closer since the Enterprise had fallen into the atmosphere. A close orbit would make Earth look huge, compared to other planetary orbits. Maybe they had satellites back then that couldn’t detect them in a lower orbit, beats me. I was only 3 years old in 1969-LOL!!!

re: 39
size matters? but remember the “I Mudd” planet looked really big.

anyway, apparent size is a function of distance, and at least in this case, there is a reasonably good reason why the E is in a close orbit rather than distant orbit — they started way down low, had broken engines, and Scotty is still fixing things.

my beef continues to be: why does the ship move with a perceptible turn while in orbit? is it doing little loops while in orbit? if the shot continued a bit longer, would we see the E do a complete loop, or would it straighten out?

The side by side shots really show how much work CBS-D is putting into these shows. Some FX are better than others (the shots of the Enterprise trying to gain speed as it goes around the sun could have been better) but I for one am enjoying these different views. They’re a welcome change of pace from the same handful of stock FX shots that were used over and over in the original shows and are definitely getting me to revisit these episodes. Yes, I wish CBS-D had more time and money to play with but, edits for commercial time notwithstanding, I’m enjoying these remastered episodes a lot just as they are and I look forward to seeing the rest of shows.

#19 Jeff:
Actually I was on coffee withdrawl when that remark was posted.

A note about the “Earth from Enterprise” caption: Technically that should be “Nebraska from Enterprise”, as the Big E was flying above the Cornhusker State at the time.
This shot is a HUGE improvement over the screen cap from the right.. which looks too much like a big globe..

Anybody want to take a shot making a composite of the original view of the Big E from the cockpit with the new view? There are elements of both that might work better than either by itself.

Liked some of the shots. I think where the old shots may have suffered in detail they surpassed in logic. For example, the original stuff shows the E heading upward as in trying to escape. The new straight across stuff doesn’t say danger, it’s just a lot of perpendicular cruising. And the abrupt braking sequence at the end isn’t as effective (IMHO) as the infamous shaking in the original. That side shot of the E climbing was always a little raw but at least the atitude of the ship fits the dialogue and the tension. That said, the slingshot was well done. Enough Monday rant. LLAP.

Overall, much improved, and its nice that the action during the sling-shot maneuver actually matches what’s being said. But I have to go with the haters on that early shot of the wobbly Enterprise. Yikes! What were they thinking?? It looks EXACTLY like those Jupiter 2 shots as #29 Lee said, lol! Maybe that’s what they were going for…

chris did you expect otherwise

I missed most of this. I will have to watch the repeat next week. {
BTW, all these cuts of favorite bits of scenes: ever think this may just be enticement to buy the DVD when it comes out. >;>}
Klingon bastard. You killed my scene…
(fall backward)
…klingon bastard….

As far as the original Enterprise wobble bit, I always thought they could have done better on that, using existing shots of E zooming by to achieve some idea of movement. Might a be a nice experiment to try to build a decent version of this from original shots. For those of you who don’t have anything better to do.>;>}

This is a shot in the dark, but does anyone have any idea how to find and contact the mysterious people who edit the show? I have a feeling that this bad editing is done out of ignorance and stupidity rather than anything else. If they knew (were informed) that people were watching the show to see the new remastered effects, maybe it would activiate their neurons to KEEP the new effects. I would guess some editing clerk doesn’t even know they are being remastered and is cutting things only if they don’t affect the plot, but doesn’t even know there are new effects.

Anybody have any ideas/leads?

This was a mixed bag, mostly good–I enjoyed the “slingshot around the sun” shots as being very much in the spirit of the Sixties; they had a George Pal feel to them. It’s funny that the original shots always looked simply ABOMINABLE in syndication because they’d been printed so many times the Enterprise just looked like a big blue silhouette. Once the show was remastered later you could see they were actually fairly decent especially for the time when it was EXTREMELY difficult to bluescreen matte an object over a light background. The first shot from CBS is quite good, the second is just not a good angle. But I liked most of the other shots a lot–they really were able to open up the sequence at the end into something exciting. EXCEPT…what was with that last shot of the Enterprise pushing the lower sensor dome up toward the camera–the ship actually STOPS at the end of that shot and it really looks like a mistake, not an aesthetic choice. One thing they could have done was add some CG whispy clouds blowing past the cockpit canopy in the shots of Christopher; they get some nice motion into the effects shots and that would have helped sell the whole sequence more–but they clearly didn’t have the time or budget to finesse those shots or deal with all the wrinkled screens on the bridge…