A favorite episode gets a proper CGI upgrade…
Articles by Matt Wright
"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.
A bit late, but as usual here are the new and old shots for The World is Hollow… A big thanks goes out Rick Kelvington for getting these screecaptures since my local broadcaster changed the schedule without notice. And as usual thanks to Joe for the video clip of the new CGI.
Trek’s second pilot gets the CGI treatment, featuring a different Enterprise…
The CBS Digital team took the opportunity of doing "Wink Of An Eye" to finally put the new improved model of the Enterprise into the opening credits. This episode was the first season 3 episode and each season has a slightly different opening title sequence. CBS-D will now ‘retrofit’ this title sequence for future season 1 and season 2 episodes. So here it is…IN STEREO (the music is slightly different for season 3 as well) UPDATE: The audio sync has been fixed in both the WMV and YouTube versions, enjoy! [WMV Video] [MP3 Audio]
Here are the usual assortment of screenshots from the remastered Wink of an Eye. Plus the new Season 3 opening credits which features the newer CGI Enterprise model.
Here are the usual assortment of screenshots from the remastered Friday’s Child.
The Enterprise becomes involved in a local power struggle on planet Capella IV, where the Klingons want mining rights. PreviewLocal Station & ShowtimesMore at Memory Alpha Trek Remastered returns from its hiatus with another one of Trek’s Cold War allegory using Klingons episodes. This week the new effects include: Various shots of a new very blue Capella IV (including the usual orbit and leaving orbit shots) A more recognizable Klingon ship in the distance Redone hand phaser effect (towards the end when the Klingon steals a hand phaser) Slight tweaks to readout screen on the bridge Expect TrekMovie.com’s screenshots and videos later So what did you think of the remastered Ten Tribes?
If the name David Gerrold rings a bell, it should, he was responsible for The Trouble with Tribbles, and various Animated Trek stores too. He recently was intereviewd in Australia’s Courier Mail newspaper. He has written a new book about the original series called ‘Boarding the Enterprise‘. In the interview Gerrold speaks in favor of a "reboot" much like Batman and Superman have recently been given. Wipe the blackboard clean and you go back to Kirk, Spock and McCoy and the Enterprise, with new actors to find different interpretations of the characters. And I think there’s a possibility, just as we’ve see different interpretations of Superman and Batman, maybe that’s how Star Trek is gonna survive.
In honor of the new year TrekMovie presents some of the most memorable moments of Trek drinking. So sit back and toast to the new year with our list. Click more for the list
As we reported recently Star Trek had 3 entries on TV Land’s list of Top 100 TV catchphrases. Here are William Shatner, Marina Sirtis, George Takei, LeVar Burton, and Wil Wheaton (along with a collection of quasi-celebrities) discussing "Resistance is Futile", "Live Long and Prosper" and "Space the Final Frontier…"
While TOS Remastered is taking a winter solstice we here at TrekMovie.com aren’t sitting on our laurels, we have updated all our past episode picture articles to include the new CG effects reels like you’ve become accustomed to in the new screenshot articles of the past few weeks. A huge thanks goes to Joe for making these important clip reels. Balance of Terror is being repeated this weekend so if you missed it the first time for gosh sakes watch it! …and then come on back by the Balance of Terror picture and video clip page or the review page and share your thoughts with us. Remember Balance of Terror is one of CBS Digital’s first episodes, so cut them a little slack this time through , we know it gets better. UPDATE: Just wanted to let you all know that there are now two new metadata tags for the articles so you can have the site show all Episode Screenshot articles or all Episode Previews. Click to visit the TrekMovie.com TOS Remastered episode portal for more
“You are under our power…”
Here are the usual assortment of screenshots from the remastered Corbomite Maneuver. Click for more
Here’s our usual assortment of screen captures from The Menagerie Part 2
UPDATED: sorry for the delay…here are the screenies (as usual click for full size)
We review the cult classic cartoon on DVD.
Many of the loyal remastered Star Trek viewers caught an odd glitch in the showing of Mirror, Mirror this weekend. Just after the mirror Checkov tries to kill Kirk and the next scene with Kirk, McCoy and Scotty in the Captains quarters there is footage of the Enterprise traveling at warp speed, it looks like raw footage from the original (not-CGI) credits. It is totally out of place and of course the old Enterprise footage that wouldn’t be used anyway. Don’t worry, the folks at CBS already know about it and have fixed it for future showings A Star Trek.com article has been put up to address the concerns with comments from the Okuda’s and Dave Rossi: We apologize to all of the fans who caught our mistake, and we thank everyone for your interest in Star Trek: Remastered. We love Star Trek, too, and we hope you keep watching! Link
We have the usual assortment of old versus new and remastered shots for your pleasure. Also included is another video clip of the new CG segments. Click the pictures for larger versions.
We have the usual assortment of old versus new and remastered shots for your pleasure. Included is a comparison of the new CGI model to the older one, Tribbles has nearly all new shots, so there isn’t an easy direct comparison. Click the pictures for larger versions.
We have the usual assortment of old versus new and remastered shots for your pleasure. Click the pictures for larger versions.
We have the usual assortment of old versus new, plus video clips of the blinking Gorn and new CGI! Click the pictures for larger versions.
As per ususal here are some comparison shots and an assortment of extra shots for I, Mudd. Since this is the first 2nd season episode we also have an MP3 of the new theme, this one with the trademark soprano (related story). Click the pictures for larger versions.
As per ususal here are some comparison shots and an assortment of extra shots for The City on the Edge of Forever and one little video clip of the new pan upwards. Click the "more" link to see ’em all!
Watching Trek Remastered these past few weeks has been a real joy. It is at first a little odd to think that I would derive such pleasure from it — I’ve seen every episode of the original series many many times. Yet knowing that I am watching it on broadcast TV, not cable, not on DVD, means something. Watching it on broadcast TV is different. It takes me back to watching the syndicated repeats of TOS in the late 80’s and early 90’s that were on every weekend thanks to my local Fox station. I’ve had great fun watching these old friends restored and enhanced. Even though I know the stories by heart watching for the revised effects and seeing the sets, actors, and props in renewed detail is exciting.
As per ususal here are some comparison shots and an assortment of extra shots for The Naked Time. Click the "more" link to see ’em all!
Here we go folks some comparison screenshots, some new ones for eye candy and quick video clips of the new effects. Click the "more" link to see ’em all!
Here are some screenshots from my local digital TV carrier of Trek Enhanced. Remember that these aren’t HD resolution, as CBS Paramount isn’t sending HD feeds yet. Some screenshots from the DVD of Balance of Terror are provided for for comparison. Notice in the live action shots that there is better contrast and more detail in the faces, even in the standard definition version, you can certainly tell that it comes from a remastered high definition source. Click "More" to see them all!
One area that hs been the source of much discussion regarding Star Trek Remastered has been the issue of it’s availability in true HD. The original press releases was not entirely clear and at one point CBS did claim that ‘only a handful’ of stations would be getting Trek in HD. However, when pressed on the issue during last week’s conference call, CBS downgraded ‘handful’ to ‘none’. Trek Remastered producer Dave Rossi stated “Our understanding is the major affiliates don’t have the storage capacity to do anything but live broadcast, so the choice has been made that we’re going to air them in their standard definition" TrekMovie.com has spoken to some Trek Remastered affiliates who say they are fully capable and want the show in HD. CBS acknowledged this in an email to TrekMovie.com, but claimed that these affiliates are only a small minority. CBS did tell us that they would start sending out the HD version ‘once enough stations have upgraded,’ but weren’t specific on what constitutes ‘enough stations’. Now TVWeek have picked up on this issue: But some station owners, who have spent millions to upgrade to high definition, said the "Trek" team’s argument is not, as a certain Vulcan officer would say, logical. "Wheel of Fortune" and "Jeopardy" are going to be syndicated (by CBS) in HD starting next week, with about 50 upgraded stations on board. And Bill Carroll, VP director of programming at Katz Television Group, said stations want "Star Trek" in an HD format." Stations are looking for as many HD opportunities as they can, "Mr.Carroll said. "You don’t make these kind of investments if you don’t believe there’s an emerging audience."