Articles by Matt Wright
EDITORS NOTE: Miri was actually one of the first episodes to be remastered, as such it uses the older CG model.
A fun fan favorite gets remastered
While we wait for this weekend’s showing of "A Piece of the Action" remastered one of our resident video mavens, SpockBoy, has made a gag reel. So pump it up and get your gangasta’ on! [BTW: Today is SpockBoy’s B-Day!]
Spock’s ancient lovefest remastered
Ahh yes… "And The Children Shall Lead" is another often maligned episode from Trek’s infamous 3rd season. The episode is so unremarkable that doing a review of it was reduced to a chore that neither Anthony, myself nor any of our regular contributors really wanted to do. I got inspired to write it first so I win? Although Trek’s producers may have been better off taking W.C. Fields advice to "never work with children," the Remastering actually gives us a chance to take another look.
Giant CG Space Amoeba!
The Tholian Web gets a major CGI facelift…
Community member "Spockboy" has yet done it again and created a neat split screen of the original versus the remastered CGI effects for The Naked Time. So get out your mutated strains of water and sit back and enjoy! After the break is another little video for your entertainment too. TrekMovie.com ‘The Naked Time’ Coverage: PREVIEW | VIDEO/SCREENSHOTS | REVIEW
A classic humor based episode with that intergalactic lovable scoundrel Harry Mudd is repeating this weekend. Our buddy "Spockboy" has done it again and created a neat split screen of the original versus the remastered CGI effects, plus a little something else for fun at the end , enjoy! TrekMovie.com I, Mudd coverage: PREVIEW | VIDEO/SCREENSHOTS | REVIEW
One of the better Scotty centric episodes gets a facelift…
If you have been following our little extras throughout the weeks when news is slow, you’ll notice we have found video clips of various Trek parody/references in Family Guy. The show’s creator Seth MacFarlane is an admitted Trekie and even had two cameos as an extra officer on Enterprise. Once again community member Kelvington has nicely put all the video clips into one giant Trek funny reel. I love it!
In case you haven’t seen it yet (or heck it is a classic TOS episode, watch it again!) "Space Seed" is being repeated this weekend. Here is a cool new video "side by side" comparison made by community member "Spockboy". TrekMovie.com Space Seed coverage: PREVIEW | VIDEO/SCREENSHOTS | REVIEW
Our buddy Kelvington captured today’s The Loop and there was a little segment on how geeks David Ewalt from Forbes.com, Eddie Schmidt producer of "This Film Is Not Yet Rated", Peter Grumbine author of "Giant", and AOTS host Kevin feel J.J. Abrams will do, talk of the casting rumors, and more. Click on to see.
As the 20th anniversary of The Next Generation approaches (on September 28) you’ll start to see more and more tidbits, information, and a general celebration of TNG around the web and here at TrekMovie.com. To get an early start one of our intrepid community members Greg Mefford has put up an Entertainment Tonight clip of TNG’s announcement back in early 1987. It includes an interview with David Gerold as he writes a season one TNG episode.
Star Trek communications could help hospital save lives…Star Trek-like technology from BT could be just what the doctor ordered for staff and patients at Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in Nottinghamshire.Previously, according to the trust’s own research, it used to take staff members, on average, six-and-a-half minutes to get in touch with a colleague using a telephone or pager.Now, following a successful trial with 75 users in its accident and emergency (A&E), radiology and medical admissions departments at Kings Mill Hospital in Sutton-in-Ashfield, the trust is using the wireless local area network-based BT Managed Vocera solution, to enable doctors and nurses to communicate with one another in a matter of seconds.more at ITPro UK
Kirk goes native in all its’ remastered glory!
Our best look into the hidden life of the Vulcans gets remastered.
Well here it is: perhaps the biggest defining episode for the character of Spock, remastered! Thanks again to our buddy in Chicago for providing the preview. (WMV) (MOV)
A fan favorite and perhaps the most space effects heavy episode in the run of TOS gets a shiny new CGI treatment.
After long wait, Daren’s take on the most effects heavy TOS episode is available. He has a list of notes for the fans about his artistic desisions: Yes, I know there is a “mistake” in (a certain shot… name it)… it is intended. An homage to 60s FX technology. (lol) Yes, the Doomsday Machine is transparent in some sections. This is intended. I still maintain that part of the transparency in the front of the cone was meant to be. The shuttle name I’m using is the NCC-1701/1 “Spinrad” I know the shots are grainy. They’re supposed to be. I don’t show exterior damage to the Constellation’s bridge much. There is a little bit of a burn mark… but that’s it. The original model shot had no damage to the bridge… and yes, I’m trying to duplicate that… but not have it look a foot long.
A favorite episode gets a proper CGI upgrade…
"For The World Is Hollow and I Have Touched The Sky" is a rather typical 3rd season Star Trek episodes. The story generally can take place on a soundstage and is mostly character driven. The first point is simply a function of lower budgets of Trek’s last year and is one of the main complaints for Season 3. Therefore the lower budgets relied more on the the story to carry the load and "For the World is Hollow" does try to put some of the elements together for an interesting mission. There is the impending peril of the asteroid ship Yonada smashing into a densely inhabited planet, McCoy’s terminal illness, and of course, a computer for Kirk to disable.