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A Better Shot Of That Super Cool Alien Retro-Future City From This Weekend's STAR TREK Remastered!!

Merrick here...
Yesterday, we ran an image from the remastered STAR TREK episode "Wink of an Eye". You can see it HERE. Here's a clearer image of the city from "Wink of an Eye", which airs this weekend. Note the "V" shaped building in mid ground/screen right. It appeared in the episode's original iteration, and was actually a reused design...having originated on another planet's cityscape in an episode called "A Taste of Armageddon".
I'm totally jazzed about the feel of this image; it's modern enough to not seem quaint, but retro enough to feel at place in classic TREK. Very nice! In yesterday's Talkbacks, several readers said they were having trouble locating remastered TREK airings. If you own an XBOX 360, you can download many remastered HIGH DEFINITION no less...from XBOX Live. They're a little behind posting the most recent remasters, but keep checking back because the eps are slowly trickling in. I'm told another avenue would be to grab them via iTunes -- I haven't been able to do this yet as my computer & iTunes are, apparently, not getting along at the moment.

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  • Jan. 11, 2007, 2:17 p.m. CST

    Cool Shot

    by Xanther

    It looks like the future, circa 1970..

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 2:19 p.m. CST

    God I love Star Trek.

    by cutest_of_borg

    That is all.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 2:22 p.m. CST


    by Animus

    The grass looks amazing.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 2:21 p.m. CST

    Dang thats really cool

    by godzillasushi

    it looks so real and awesome!

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 2:32 p.m. CST

    Now that is some Star Trek Hentai

    by Mr Incredible

    Where is Buck Rogers when you need him? In the 25th Century, of course.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Script for Star Trek XI is done!

    by Monkey Man Zero

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 2:44 p.m. CST

    Yeah, but remember, Monkey Man Zero

    by googamooga

    All the odd number Trek movies are crap, its the law.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 2:55 p.m. CST

    Even / odd curse

    by gboybama

    I don't know. We've had a couple bad ones in a row. (movies and series) Aren't we due something good at this point? And of course, Star Trek III didn't suck.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 2:59 p.m. CST

    Cheers for the link. As for

    by smellmycheese

    Cheers for the link. As for the quote... "'For people who've never seen it or know it vaguely, I think they will enjoy it equally, because the movie does not require you to know anything about Star Trek. I would actually prefer [that] people don't know the series, because I feel like they will come to it with an open mind.'" - oh REA-LLY?? And what open minded person has never seen Star Trek?? Well good luck in getting someone who has had ample opportunity to watch Star Trek at any point over the past 40 years, but chose not to, to come and watch your little flick... in PUBLIC, no less. "Yeah (cough), two tickets for.. er.. (cough) <quickwhisper> Star Trek </quickwhisper>, please." ... Geez! I hope this is a good movie, but what an idiotic soundbite. Besides, haven't they said that about the last few Next Gen films? "You don't need to have seen the TV series to watch the movie (because either way you'll still think it's shit)". Fools.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 3:11 p.m. CST

    I'm liking it

    by kirttrik

    I've been pretty impressed with the SE Star Trek. And I feel it's getting better each episode. The Khan episode was great. I'm not looking forward to the Ben Affleck Matt Damon Good Will Hunting Star Trek fiasco though.We'll see how it goes.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 3:11 p.m. CST

    Remastered Eps on iTunes

    by farmercotton Go to the above link at All of the episodes in that list that have been broadcast before 12.30.06 are (by all accounts) remastered episodes available on iTunes.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 3:12 p.m. CST

    There Is No Even Odd Curse

    by Captain Sulu

    I don't know how this crap keeps getting repeated. There have been only three plain awful Star Trek movies, and one of those was Nemesis, an even numbered one. The other two were Final Frontier and Insurrection. Is anyone really going to defend Nemesis as one of the better films? Does anyone think Search For Spock is unwatchable or without entertainment value? It's amazing how crap like this gets repeated again and again without anyone bothering to proclaim the sheer joy that Nemesis brought to the series. Please, back up your claim on this whole even/odd thing and explain how Nemesis is right up there with Wrath of Khan, Voyage Home, Undiscovered Country and First Contact. Then explain why First Contact is vastly better than Search For Spock. I'm willing to listen, but I've yet to see even a single person make the argument. Please, please, please back up this stupid fucking mantra with some substance. I might as well just throw my own rules into these films and hope they get repeated. The Star Trek films with Vulcan chicks are the only good ones. The Star Trek films directed by a cast member are the best ones. The ones that come out the same year as a Spielberg film are good. Yada yada yada.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 3:34 p.m. CST

    They Should Put More Minorites In These Eps

    by Winky Man

    One thing they should've done, is colorized some of the actors to reflect a more diverse future. Obviously not the leads or anything, but it's a squandered opportunity not to show more black and brown people in the future. Star Trek was a product of its time, but that's the whole reason to update the effects. They could've just as easily peopled the cast with a more representative look at the same time as well.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Trek Law

    by Kentucky Colonel

    Evens: better, if not best movies. Odds: lesser quality, yet not without their own charm. Powers of 5: avoid like the plague. STIII should be considered an "even" movie because it is, in reality, the second act of a three part play. Does anybody know where to find these suckers in DC/Baltimore area??

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 3:53 p.m. CST

    They Should Insert More Women In As Well

    by Bazooms

    It's a great idea, and one that would give Trek longer legs. Subsequent Treks built upon the original just fine in that regard, but the original series looks dated for so many reasons that go way beyond special effects. A complete overhaul that reflected accurate race and gender numbers would be welcome to the old fans and probably introduce new fans to the series tuning in to see what all the fuss was about. I'd only disagree with you on one point Winky, I think the principals are also fair game for colorization. It would be odd to do it for the whole episode, but exclude the primary characters. Gender would be a bit more diffult to play with, but in some cases I can see it being done.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 4:05 p.m. CST

    There were few brown people because of WWIII

    by ejcarter9

    Where Australia invaded Iran. Crikey.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 4:07 p.m. CST

    Shatner says they are writing him into ST XI


    In a couple of interviews this week Captain Kirk himself says that he and Leonard Nimoy are being written into ST XI. Shatner + Nimoy are going to play the older version of Kirk + Spock. Should be cool.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 4:08 p.m. CST

    STIII, not so good

    by Billyeveryteen

    Doc Brown, Dan Fielding, almost zero Nimoy, and losing the Enterprise for 6 lousy Klingons. It's 80's bad.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 4:12 p.m. CST


    by epitone

    oy, this is getting tiring.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 4:11 p.m. CST

    The building on the right REALLY EXISTS!

    by nantela

    It's in Montreal.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 4:11 p.m. CST

    I Would Include Gays In Future Versions As Well

    by Prophet Jeremiah

    While I wouldn't go as far as to make straight characters gay (it would change certqain dynamics from episode to episode), adding gay features to existing characters or extras would be as welcome to some of us as colorizing other members of the cast. For the same reasons, natch.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 4:13 p.m. CST

    HTML for cubic building on the right

    by nantela It is called Habitat 67 and has been a Montreal landmark for 40 years.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 4:16 p.m. CST

    Unlike living

    by EvilWizardGlick

    in these places <p> <p> <p> <p> <p> <p> <p> <p>

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 4:19 p.m. CST

    Same coloring as tatooine

    by EvilWizardGlick <p>

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 4:24 p.m. CST

    S. Trek

    by Dollar Bird

    I've been watching these re-vamps every week on MeTV in Chicago. They're pretty fun. I'm one of those people who never watched the show regularly as a kid (or whenever) so it's neat to see these cleaned up with not cloudy effects. I loved the movies as a kid, so it's nice to see the characters again. And all of this nonsense about odds and evens. I also ask why that "Trek Rule" continues to this day. The way I see it, 1 isn't that bad (it's pretty) aside from it can be a little/lot tiresome. 2 is the best. 3 is just fine, but no match compared to 2 (which I think is what most people complain about) and a little kooky sometimes. 4 was funny the eight zillion times I watched it in the moviehouse or on Showtime back in the 80s, but now I can't really see myself sitting down to watch it. 5 is just stupid. 6 is great. And I have never been satisfied by any of the TNG movies. None of them. And I was a fan of that show (that one I watched regularly.) I'm curious about why people think that they need to CGI in some minorities. I think for the time it was produced, they did a good job with multi-culturalism. Of the main characters you have: 2 white guys from the US, an African lady, a Russian, an Asian-American, a guy from the UK, and someone who's not even a human being. (Well, half, you nitpickers). [Granted, almost all the characters we meet from Earth are white guys w/ American accents.] For an American show from the 60s, I think that's pretty progressive. Do you think we should go in and "colorize" the characters from "M*A*S*H"? Or "ALF"? Or "Bebe's Kids"? Or "Nanook of the North"? I'm surprised some of you folks aren't saying the women's skirts are too short. (And they are REALLY too short. Yikes!)

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 4:25 p.m. CST

    Sulu was gay!

    by Snikkar124

    He didn`t prance around or act like a bitch,but he was still gay yea...

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 4:38 p.m. CST

    The Gorn was gay!

    by BannedOnTheRun

    All he wanted was to be loved.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 4:40 p.m. CST

    Abrams on Star Trek XI

    by SilentP

    From that article: ''For people who've never seen it or know it vaguely, I think they will enjoy it equally, because the movie does not require you to know anything about Star Trek. I would actually prefer [that] people don't know the series, because I feel like they will come to it with an open mind." Judging by his Superman script, that's probably a bad thing. He's probably making Spock a Klingon or something.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 4:47 p.m. CST

    But the Gorn gotta eat.

    by Bob_Loblaw_Jr

    Man in suit! Man in suit!

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 4:54 p.m. CST

    The building on the right

    by kurdt420

    looks like a turd built outa Legos.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 5:41 p.m. CST

    That is one ugly looking city

    by alienindisguise

    I could just imagine the citizens having to look at those ass-colored surroundings all day and then jumping to their deaths from their windows.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 5:45 p.m. CST


    by skydemon

    I'm sure these will be on HD discs one day, I just hope by then there is one freaking format, and a $50 HD player to play them on. Maybe then I won't feel too bad about getting totally bent over for these on disc from Paramount charging an arm and a leg.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 5:49 p.m. CST

    off topic - this needs a thread

    by oisin5199

    Robert Anton Wilson, author of the Illuminatus trilogy, and overall great thinker - died today. o

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 6:25 p.m. CST

    Um...that building on the far right is in Montreal

    by XoanonTORN

    It's called 'Le Habitat' from the 1967 Olymics. Take a look. <p> <p> Also noted that most of us in Montreal think this is an eyesore :) <p> Michael Regina<br> Editor in Chief/Segment Producer <br><br><br><br>

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 6:27 p.m. CST

    I meant Expo, not Olympics

    by XoanonTORN

    Gnar... <p> Michael Regina<br> Editor in Chief/Segment Producer<br><br><br><br>

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 6:35 p.m. CST

    Sulu Gay? Gorn Gay?

    by Gorrister

    Are we doing to see some funky CGI sex scene when "Arena" airs?

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 6:52 p.m. CST

    xbox live trek

    by Kizeesh

    isn't available in the UK. bah!

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 7:02 p.m. CST

    I dont care where it is....

    by kurdt420

    It still looks like a turd

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 7:39 p.m. CST


    by wackybantha


  • Jan. 11, 2007, 7:51 p.m. CST

    RE: They Should Put More Minorites In These Eps

    by Mace Tofu

    Yeah STAR TREK only had Minorities in EVERY EPISODE and the first interracial kiss on TV. Blacks are about 13% of the US population so any TV show that had a cast of 10 leads only needed ONE Black person to be fair and balanced. TREK did wonders for race relations in the 60's

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 8:12 p.m. CST

    Captain Christopher Pike is IN Star Trek XI

    by TodayzSpecial

    aintitcool scooped by iesb again :

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 8:49 p.m. CST


    by Shermdawg

    Another AICN catchphrase is born.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 9:18 p.m. CST

    Trek XI

    by MasterShake

    So,Chris Pike and Scotty will be in Trek 11. I imagine Pike would have to be there as Spock's Captain because Kirk would be in his early twenties when Spock served under Pike. The exact timeframe Trek 11 is targeted. I have a suggestion for casting Pike- Ray Liotta; he's a dead ringer for Jeffrey Hunter, and is the right age.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 11:12 p.m. CST


    by Sir Loin

    What the "flat" images don't show you doubters is the rotoscoping that the CBS crew is implementing into the shots. When the camera pans around, the 3D starbase cityscapes seen in the background also rotate. That's a LOT of work for a few seconds of airtime, at least give them the props for going the extra mile. They are doing a bang-up job.

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 11:52 p.m. CST

    comparison shots ??

    by caipirina

    I paid to get the 'Balance of Terror' ep .. the first they aired .. and I know the changes are supposed to be subtle ... but I cannot really see any difference !!!!

  • Jan. 11, 2007, 11:54 p.m. CST

    Le Habitat

    by samsquanch

    I guess that's Montreal, in the 23d (24th?) century....

  • Jan. 12, 2007, 12:15 a.m. CST

    RE: Available Via Xbox 360

    by abcdefghijklmnop

    That's great, but how many Talkbackers are, realistically, going to have access to an Xbox 360?

  • Jan. 12, 2007, 12:19 a.m. CST

    Yes, Ray Liotta IS Pike. So Yackbacker...

    by NoHubris

    ...then that would make Talos IV Pikes's Witness Protection Program. ;-)

  • Jan. 12, 2007, 12:29 a.m. CST

    Can't wait to see what they do with Tholian Web.

    by warp11

    It really was all about the writing, but still, I can't wait to see what they do with the CGI for Tholian Web. I love how the CGI is there, but doesn't have to take over the scene. Damn.

  • Jan. 12, 2007, 12:31 a.m. CST

    We have a second - opposed? Motion carried.

    by snomusic

    Ray Liotta will be the new Christopher Pike.<br>Also Selma Blair will take over Majel Barrett-Roddenberry's role of Number 1.

  • Jan. 12, 2007, 3:23 a.m. CST

    Trek Films

    by Demon Disco

    Not that anybody asked (or cares) but, hey, I'm bored at work - so here are the Trek flicks listed in order of quality (in my not so humble opinion): 1. Wrath of Khan. Well, what else, eh? There's nothing left to say about this one that fans don't already know and appreciate. It's Das Boot in Space. 2. The Undiscovered Country. Murder in Zero G! Rura Pente (sic?)! Kirk and Bones on trial! Christopher Plummer! Political Intrigue! Kirk and Imposter Kirk's classic exchange: 'I can't believe I kissed you!' 'Must have been your life long ambition!' The list goes on. A tense, contemporary, funny and fitting send-off for the Classic Crew. 3. The Voyage Home. Yeah, yeah - the one that 'non-fans' enjoy. Seeing the saviours of the universe bumbling around like a school of fish outta water was a stroke of genius and it's a light, frothy flick that you can just relax and enjoy again and again. 4. First Contact. Or Star Trek does Die Hard. Great visuals, top-notch action and Picard getting to flex his muscles for a change. The most 'pure popcorn' of the Treks since Voyage Home and unashamedly fun. As Worf so succinctly put it 'Assimilate this!' Quite. 5. Search For Spock. Someone already mentioned above that this is, ostensibly (look it up), the second part of a three act play and, as such, to some carries that kind of 'middle part of a trilogy' stigma. But I really dig it and David's brutal murder and Kirk's subsequent reaction is an emotionally charged highpoint for Shatner's characterization of Kirk. But, yeah, Doc Brown sticks out like a sore thumb... 6. Generations. Not bad in places with a strong cautionary point for us all - NEVER let a woman drive. The opening on the Enterprise B is fantastic, but they didn't so much drop the ball on Kirk's death as throw it down a hole, bury it and concrete it over. Still, at the very least it provides a good 'Bridge on the Captain' joke... But a terrible send-off for one of the most iconic SF characters of all time. 7. The Motion Picture. Solid SF premise but 95% of the humour and warm character interplay, hell, even the campiness, from the show was conspicuous by its absence. 'Sterile' is the word for this one. 8. Insurrection. Glorified two-part Next Gen TV episode? You betcha. 9. Final Frontier. Hey, guess what fans? Spock has a half-brother! Yes, one that HAS NEVER EVER BEEN MENTIONED BEFORE! Oh, and you know they went to find God at the center of the universe? Well (SPOILER) it turns out it wasn't God at all! NO WAY!!!!! Talk about yer left-field twists... Pants. (I did like the scene where Sybok shows Spock and Bones their respective 'pain'. Great work from DeForrest.) 10. Nemesis. Seriously - WTF?? Totally ripped off beats from Wrath of Khan - much, MUCH less successfully. The goofy Picard Clone storyline? Troi 'mind raped'? Romulus and fucking Remus? For fucks sake. And don't even get me started on Data's prototype retard... This flick, on every level, sucks harder than a Taiwanese whore when the Army rolls in to town. Phew! Glad I got that of my chest. Ahem...

  • Jan. 12, 2007, 5:31 a.m. CST

    They Should Insert More Women

    by Bono Luthor

    I thought that was what Kirk used to do.

  • Jan. 12, 2007, 7:55 a.m. CST

    demon disco

    by broadsmile

    so there I am bored at work too and you write a list of your fave trek movies and I agree completely and utterly. SO much I had to check I didn't write the mail. Never thought I'd lose my love for Next Gen and then got ambushed by Nemesis on a plane. Ouch. (OH, but the second best Trek movie is obviously Galaxy Quest...)

  • Jan. 12, 2007, 8:45 a.m. CST

    Kirk needs a better sendoff

    by performingmonkey

    Generations sucked for the most part. They basically used it as a pilot for future Next Generation flicks but also threw in the Kirk element. I hope Abrams just pretends his death in Generations didn't happen and that he doesn't try and make us believe the old Kirk stuff in this new movie is set before Generations. Also, I don't want this movie ending with Kirk saying to Spock 'we made a difference'.

  • Jan. 12, 2007, 8:53 a.m. CST

    Brutus 4 Spock

    by Professor Litefoot

    When they're casting Trek XI then look no further than TOBIAS MENZIES for Mr Spock. Brilliant young Brit actor who's played Hamlet on stage and is back as Brutus in HBO's ROME next week. As for the young CK - Matt Damon looks like the Shat reflected in a, no.

  • Jan. 12, 2007, 9:48 a.m. CST


    by DOGSOUP

    Seriously who would?

  • Jan. 12, 2007, 10:03 a.m. CST

    Isn't that the Montreal Olympic Village?

    by KazamaSmokers

    Ha! That's cool!

  • Jan. 12, 2007, 10:22 a.m. CST

    I wish people would give TMP another look. . .

    by Mutant Leader

    People sometimes tend to forget that TMP is the movie that BROUGHT BACK STAR TREK! :) Doesn't anyone remember the way it was back in the Seventies when we were all told that was impossible? It upholds the Trek ethos with aplomb, and the miniatures and score are interesting; it's a voyage of *intellectual curiosity*, and it IS a Robert Wise Film, for heavens sake! Doesn't THAT count for something? :)

  • Jan. 12, 2007, 10:32 a.m. CST

    Mutant Leader

    by kwisatzhaderach

    The Motion Picture is a terrific film, it's like Lawrence of Arabia compared to today's blockbusters. It's also very cinematic, unlike the TVM fodder of Trek III.

  • Jan. 12, 2007, 10:33 a.m. CST

    Star Trek died

    by kwisatzhaderach

    after the sixth season of TNG. It just became so DULL.

  • Jan. 12, 2007, 10:40 a.m. CST

    More women, Bazoom?

    by Kid Z

    ... "It'll give it longer legs?" Well, maybe it'll just look that way because of all the extra miniskirts!

  • Jan. 12, 2007, 10:57 a.m. CST

    Yackbacker. And right after Pesci Ferengi gets "made...

    by NoHubris

    ...HE GETS WHACKED!!!<P>"Hey, here's a leg. Here's a wing."

  • Jan. 12, 2007, 11:44 a.m. CST

    Fuck - II, III, IV (movies) are genius!

    by kinghenryVIII

    V - music was great! VI - not too bad. More in the spirit of the tv shows. The Next Generation movies all.Fucking. Blew. N'uff said. And you know it.

  • Jan. 12, 2007, 12:12 p.m. CST

    TMP is my favorite

    by skydemon

    second to TWOK probably only because the pace was much better in TWOK. But TMP was on a level above the usual Star Trek fare. That 2001 Space Odyssey feel doesn't appeal to the majority, but I loved it, still to this day think it's the most underrated of the series. I began hating Star Trek movies beginning with TSFS. Nothing against Nimoys Directing, but the stupid ass forced humor that was deemed necessary for every freaking Star Trek film since has in my opinion really made them less than what they could have been. With this new film, God Help Me there better not be any Marshmallow cookouts, or Klingon Warts, and any thus such crap.

  • Jan. 12, 2007, 12:35 p.m. CST

    good list, Demon Disco

    by Strabo

    I do have to say that if you consider the Director's Cut of TMP, it moves MUCH further up the list. For me, it's actually second on the list, behind TWOK.<br><br>For the record, my list would be Wrath of Khan, Motion Picture, Undiscovered Country, First Contact, Voyage Home, Search for Spock, Generations, Final Frontier, Insucktion, and finally, Numbesis (hur hur, see what I did there?). Undiscovered Country, First Contact, and Voyage Home are all right about on par with each other. I may be a bit hard on Search for Spock...I haven't seen it in a while.<br><br>Oh, I was looking at IMDB earlier today for something, and saw the Studio Briefing page linked above. "Berman Toppled at Paramount." I started thanking God, and I don't even believe in God! ...and then I noticed it's Gail, not Rick. Fuck.

  • Jan. 12, 2007, 1:05 p.m. CST

    Are Gail and Rick Berman related?

    by Abin Sur

    Husband and wife? Brother and sister? Anybody know? Because it would make since if they were, since she brought Rick's Star Dreck sensibilities to the entire Paramount studio.

  • Jan. 12, 2007, 1:12 p.m. CST

    Wow -I'm convinced.

    by Doctor_Sin

    I'm hunting down some Remastered Trek.

  • Jan. 12, 2007, 1:17 p.m. CST


    by Smashing

    Is there anyone on the Earth who doesn`t know about Trek even if they aint watched it?, maybe make a film for the fans for a change and it may be a hit.

  • Jan. 12, 2007, 1:34 p.m. CST

    Berman done with Trek: God IS Great!

    by DarfurOnTheRocks

    This loser has whored Trek so he could fill his coffers. But like a silly pimp, he worked his lady to death.... Paramount should ban Berman from the studio!

  • Jan. 12, 2007, 1:49 p.m. CST

    The Gorn always wears his "gotta shit" mask

    by zombieslayer

    oh no, it worked...

  • Jan. 14, 2007, 7:58 a.m. CST

    Well Our Stupid Local Channel 49 Or 13 If You Have Cabl

    by Real Deal

    Decided not to show it because of a basket ball game. Last week they didn't show it at the usual time 10:00 pm. They ran it at 11:00pm so I wasted a DVD-R! UPN channels are usually brain dead and this one is really bad! They did show stargate atlantis later ( I guess they thought that rerun was important enough ( jesus! ). I'd be willing to bet most of the people who work for this station don't even know the Star Trek they are showing is remastered! It's not listed that way at their website. No indication at all! With channels like these no wonder UPN failed!