UPDATED: CBS has provided TrekMovie.com with
four five high res images from "The Galileo Seven’ Remastered episode…including an exclusive shot. UPDATE 2: Now there is also a video preview (see below)
The Starship Enterprise investigates Murasaki 312, a dangerous space phenomenon
The Shuttlecraft Galileo, piloted by Spock, is hopelessly lost at planet Taurus II
On the hangar deck of the Starship Enterprise, the Shuttlecraft Galileo prepares for launch
The Shuttlecraft Galileo is buffeted by a powerful quasar-like space storm
The Starship Enterprise in orbit around planet Taurus II
UPDATE 2: VIDEO Preview
STARTREK.COM has the video preview up…check it out
More Galileo Seven images on the web
AICN has also has a cool shot of the Galileo leaving the shuttlebay
STARTREK.COM has an additional images of from that sequence
New Showtimes and affiliates
"The Galileo Seven" is the first TOS-R episode of the new ‘season.’ As reported last week there have been changes in affiliates and air times for the show. STARTREK.COM has now updated their affiliate list with the new stations and show times.
Really looking forward to this one.
Is it possible I’m first?
The images look great, just how much longer are we going to have to wait in the UK before we can watch the episodes? :(
And I’m not even going to say it.
Sorry mctrekkie….. if it’s any consolation it’s the first time I’ve been first :)
Does anyone out here have any idea about when the remastered episodes will/may be getting to the UK?
god someone said it! LOL I love this pics this is what a quasar is supposed to look like. Simply elegant, bueatiful, and dangerous… Love it, love it, love it…
Fantastic. I’ve missed seeing the remasters.
#4 I doubt we’ll get them anytime soon. BBC and Chanel 4 don’t broadcast episodes anymore. Haven’t seen any Star Trek Episodes for years on the main 5 channels
mmmm love’in that quasar, really makes me want to see it in high definition gosh darn it!
Mark, now you know OUR frustration about being a season back withthe new (excellent) Dr. Who and Torchwood.!
(There are other means to acquire these eps.)
To me, given the nature of the internet & torrents- I think Studios are doing themselves a disservice by delaying availability in certain markets. Just fosters the virtual black market of Torrents/illicit downloads, etc.
Then again, if you lived in America, you’d have to stay up till two in the morning, (in some markets) and catch perhaps a VERY edited episode.
I think that the CBS syndication arm is managing this effort very poorly.
The BBC just finished a repeat run of TOS a few weeks back on Friday nights, it is now airing TNG season one on BBC TWO.
Sadly they haven’t seen fit to get the remastered episodes.
That said, didn’t the forthcoming Virgin 1channel purchased the rights to all the Star Trek series. Maybe they’ve also got the Remastered TOS. It would make more sense since the channel is supposed to be competing with Sky One for market share.
Wow, these images look great!! I hope they fix that funny blue fog when Gaetano gets impaled. It just looks wrong. This episode presents a lot of opportunities for the remastered team. I’m anxious to see what they do with it.
Any chance of CG enhancements to the creatures???
Mark, you’re not alone. It appears my local station has dropped the remastered episodes.
A bit of a problem they must have had here is that real quasars (QUASi stellAR objects) were not really understood that well back in the 1960s. Since then it’s emerged they are not actually present in our galaxy, but are in fact incredibly active galactic-cores out at the very fringes of the observable universe.
The TOS-R depiction is what looks like a sensible compromise between sci-fi and sci-fact. It looks like a real quasar might: an active galaxy, with a powerful mega-black hole in the centre spitting out jets of X-rays straight up and straight down. It is also green in a nod to the original effect.
Realistically the Enterprise could never encounter a real quasar, but then let’s just assume this is a “quasar-like phenomena” on a much smaller scale – and that’s why they’re so interested in it. ;-)
yea i agree with mark , i live in Dublin , and i want to see them , i hope sky or bbc would pick them up . and yea Reptile , late night TOS on fight where great, it was normall on about the time i would be getting in from a night out . TOS while drunk is the best show ever ! . plus Irish channel 6 , which started last year pick up all of TNG and show about 4 esp a day , so thats great.
Dr. Who and Torchwood ! are umm…….alright i guess . i mean there no Trek . but yea if SKY pick up tos remastered that would be great . But yea i think the internet and torrents are having an effect , i sure SKY one was showing stargate at the same rate as it was on in America ( maybe there was a few days or something ?) , and Irish channel RTE where showing LOST fairly soon after each esp was showen in America ,
Great to hear from another Dublin trek fan. And there is not more fun to come home from the pub and watch Star Trek, especially when you haven’t the hand-eye-coordination to place a thin DVD into a player without messing it up.
The TOS rights have bounced around the past few years, Sky seemed to lose all interest in it back in the mid-90’s, then when E4 started they got the rights, and now SciFi Channel broadcast them. Looks like there are some trek fans in those channels commisioning rooms.
Hopefully they did a good job remastering the scenes that include one of my favorite Star Trek Females of all time — Yeoman Mears, played by Phyllis Douglas. ;-)
Looking great! I’ll be waiting for this one eagerly.
Can’t wait for this episode…it’s always been one of my favorites and I think remastered could do a lot with it. Wonder what they’re going to do about that weird mist that blocks the view of Latimer’s impaled body…
I must say, the quasi-stellar space shots look well one, but that interior shuttlebay shot just does not look so good to me. The model shot looks so much more realistic in terms of realistic shadows and depth. The new shot looks like a highly detailed but totally flat matte painting. It’s so strange, CBS digital cranks the contrast and darkens all the live shots, but this CGI shot has no depth or living quality to it. (not to mention all the details of the shuttlebay’s ceiling they changed for the remastered episodes).
The interior model shot is far superior.
Love the new shots of the quasar. Although honestly I always thought the original effect was one of TOS’s more impressive FX on the show. Unlike most of the static shots they did, they actually had all that green stuff swirling around in a really cool way.
The new quasar definitely looks better though.
#20 — I agree. I also don’t see the point of some of the changes they made in the interior shuttlebay shot (this general complaint actually goes for a lot of the remastered episodes). Why make the shuttle look further away? Why crack open the shuttlebay doors? It adds absolutely nothing to the shot (IMHO) and seems just like the producers were saying, “Look, we really are making changes — see, the shuttle bay has different colors and different perspective.” So what? What was wrong with the original color and perspectives? I just don’t get it….
“Let us redefine progress, to mean that just because we can do a thing, it does not necessarily follow that we must do that thing.” The people remastering these episodes could learn a thing or two from the UFP president…
This looks glorious. Thanks, CBS-D.
As to the complaint of changing the shuttle bay shots… I will quote this applicable wisdom from Matthew 9:16.17.
16: No man putteth a piece of new cloth unto an old garment, for that which is put in to fill it up taketh from the garment, and the rent is made worse.
17: Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.
You can’t mix old and new. It’s all got to be new to work.
So is CBS-D going to send us higher-res pictures? I miss that too.
Looks great. Really adds ‘stuff’ I think the original technical staff would have gone for, had it been in their budget.
I’m gonna ask this, if anyone has a definitive answer: are those windows or impulse thrusters at the back of the shuttle? In ‘Doomsday,’ Decker’s shuttle definitely lit some afterburners. But, up until now I’d always imagined the aft was just windows, since in TOS they were either white (in the special effects) or black (when seen on the life sized mock-up.) Likewise, James Blish’s memorable line “We don’t have a shuttle that can do warp drive. We do now.” is great but confusing. The shuttle in ‘Metamorphisis’ would have to have warp. Not so much in ‘Galileo Seven.’
“I also don’t see the point of some of the changes they made in the interior shuttlebay shot (this general complaint actually goes for a lot of the remastered episodes). Why make the shuttle look further away? Why crack open the shuttlebay doors? It adds absolutely nothing to the shot (IMHO) and seems just like the producers were saying, “Look, we really are making changes — see, the shuttle bay has different colors and different perspective.” So what? What was wrong with the original color and perspectives? I just don’t get it….”
As I understand it, the original shuttlebay miniature model was out of scale with the interior space it could have occupied in the Enterprise, so it was rescaled by CBS-D, as it was in its previous remastered episode appearances.
mc trekkie wrote:
> Then again, if you lived in America, you’d have to stay up till two in the
> morning, (in some markets) and catch perhaps a VERY edited episode.
Our affiliate shows the first run of the Remastered on Saturday at 7 p.m.. Last week’s Remastered episode is rerun on Saturday at 11 a.m..
> I think that the CBS syndication arm is managing this effort very poorly.
The affiliate stations decide where to put Star Trek: Remastered.
#26 — “As I understand it, the original shuttlebay miniature model was out of scale with the interior space it could have occupied in the Enterprise, so it was rescaled by CBS-D, as it was in its previous remastered episode appearances.”
Ah, now I get it. Thanks.
Originals look far more realistic. Are ye blind as well as daft, lad?
Wow! I actually prefer the original.
They should have called in “Buckaroohawk”
tho handle the graphics on this one.
He’s been slammin’ the 3D out of the park lately. ; )
Beautiful,, looks like it may be one of those high water mark effects outings by the remastered crew like Space Seed, Corbimite and Doomsday
Shall I order the remastered set from amazon,,, hmmm finger acting on it’s own,, can’t ,,,,stop,,,,,,,no….. logoff. whew that was a close one
#27- Mr. Bernardo.
You’re one of the lucky ones. (as am I with my Sunday at 10:am slot).
However CBS syndication has certainly NOT really marketed this as remastered or different (as I pointed out in a thread earlier) and, if this is not happening in my #4 market then it is not happening elsewhere.
How about person(s) from the UK above? What’s up with that?
In a digital age, with broadband internet and torrents- making the the episodes late or hard to get to is engendering additional piracy,
This problem is not limited to Trek- as:(1st season) Galactica, Doctor Who and Stargate can each attest.
If CBS is marketing this product effectively then the U.S. affiliates (and SKY TV) should WANT to program this new effort in a good slot. (AND iron out the HD difficulties!)
That was my point.
Kinda like the X-Box guys getting a great shelf /end cap at WalMart. It’s all in the marketing, and commitment to your product.
We don’t even have the Remastered series in Canada either, unless one is living near enough to the northern US states and can catch the on-the-air signal.
The UK versions of the DVD/HD combo sets are listed on Amazon.co.uk and play.com for release on Nov 19th. Priced at £95.99!
I cant wait!
34-“The UK versions of the DVD/HD combo sets are listed on Amazon.co.uk and play.com for release on Nov 19th. Priced at £95.99!”
What’s that in real money?
(kidding — and I know what it costs here!!! yikes!)
Thats works out at about $190 in ur fake money! haha
I really like the 4th shot of the Columbus leaving the rear of the Enterprise with the planet/cloud in the background. I am certain that we’ll see many other new shots in this ep. The shot where the Galileo jettisons it’s fuel over the planet looked great in the promo video. I know CBS Digital said they would not touch aliens unless it was really necessary, so I don’t know if they’ll toy with the creatures on the surface or not. It would be great if they actually include a persepective of the Galileo having a rough touchdown on the planet surface and another perspective shot of them lifting off and leaving the surface.
Dont like the interior shuttlebay shot. Looks too CGI to me.
Other shots look great.
Enterprise in orbit looks gorgeous. As mentioned before, the shuttlebay looks like a painting, albeit a very nice one, but hardly a photorealistic rendering. Regardless, I look forward to settling in Saturday for remastered, round 2 for some dazzling, and not so dazzling, renderings. Gonna be fun!
I’d like to see it in action before my fina judgement, but I agree with the concensus on the Quasar shot.
“It, er… it’s green !!!”
Reminds me of a mix between the Bassen Rift and the Nebula from TNG’s “Cause and Effect!”
#13 Oceanhopper — I hadn’t read much about quasars since the ’80s, so I had no idea that they were actually galaxies *very* far away. Very cool. Thanks for the info!
#21 Etha — I’m not sure I understand what you’re saying. It almost sounds from your post like you’ve got the original and CGI shots reversed? The original shot is the one where the shuttle looks further away and which has the bay door slightly open. Apologies if I’m misreading you.
In all, I really like these new shots. Can’t wait to see them in motion.
Count me in the camp that thinks the CGI shuttlebay interior looks worse than the original studio model cinematography. And is it my imagination or are the control rooms at the aft end of the bay *slanting* downwards, as if they were melting??
The new shuttlebay definitely has that CG look to it, but I still find that a lot easier to accept as “real” than what is CLEARLY a tiny model in the original shot (and I’m a big fan of traditional model FX).
Neither of them look truly convincing, but to my eyes the CG looks a lot more like a “real place” than the model does.
Or better put, the CG looks more like a real, full-scale environment than the model.
I recall seeing the pictures of the shuttle bay quite a while ago. not deja vu. I actually remember this. maybe these were part of a preview set of images before the remastered stuff began???
WHERE HAVE I SEEN THIS?!?
Am I the only one who thinks these shots look TERRIBLE I’ve been a fan of what they’ve done so far but these pictures look like video game footage I’m disappointed.
^^^ Nurse, get this man 50 cc’s of punctuation, stat!
46 Lou — Are you thinking of the previous TOS-R work done for Journey to Babel and The Doomsday Machine?
They HAVE shown the shuttlebay in previous remastered episodes (like “The Doomsday Machine” and “Journey to Babel”), but I believe this the first time I’ve seen one with the Columbus in the foreground (which is why they are showing that particular screenshot).
A few of the shots do have a sort of cartoonish CGI look to them, but I’ll wait until I see them in motion before I judge them. They could look quite spectacular.