Feb. 8, 2007, 11:09 p.m. CST
Feb. 8, 2007, 11:16 p.m. CST
(thank you Xbox 360, XBL, and a 720p projector--110", baby)<p> And I was quite impressed. The visual style of the widescreen effects shots (I got Trouble with Tribbles) is quite impressive, and the old film is cleaned up nicely as well. I do believe I'll be picking up Doomsday as soon as it's available for download. I've been waiting to see what they did with it since the early fan shots of the re-made Machine.
Feb. 8, 2007, 11:10 p.m. CST
Feb. 8, 2007, 11:22 p.m. CST
Is that wrong?
Feb. 8, 2007, 11:49 p.m. CST
by jimmy rabbitte
...looks a whole lot like a joint, now that we have an even closer view of it.<p> They're doing a great job with these digitalized effects. Can't wait to see how the rest of them turn out.
Feb. 8, 2007, 11:48 p.m. CST
How did this happen? (Ok, actually these are pretty good) ~ÐL
Feb. 9, 2007, 12:32 a.m. CST
pretty cool its to bad KNBC 4 out here in Los Angeles relegates the remasterd trek to sunday(or is that monday)at midnight.
Feb. 9, 2007, 12:33 a.m. CST
"Lost In Space", anyone? how about "Time Tunnel" or "Voyage to the bottom of the sea"? "Invaders", "Land of the Giants", "Buck Rogers", "Space: 1999"??
Feb. 9, 2007, 12:34 a.m. CST
... if there are plans to eventually release these revised episodes in a new DVD boxed set of some kind? Because, as much as I loathe the sort of revisions George Lucas made to STAR WARS 4-6, I gotta admit -- these enhancements are gorgeous and truly exciting to see. Makes me want to revisit ST:TOS for the first time in more than a decade. Ideally, I'd love boxed seasons, with each episode available in its original form AND in the retouched version on the same disks. Terrific work, obviously undertaken by people with true love for the original series. It's nice to see.
Feb. 9, 2007, 12:54 a.m. CST
I was impressed. It is really cleaned up and the special effects are ok... not great but better than the original.
Feb. 9, 2007, 12:56 a.m. CST
by Amy Chasing
it's a rather nice reworking of the Doomsday Machine - cool. Now if they only care like this about the new Star Trek movie. Live in hope (but not holding breath).
Feb. 9, 2007, 1:02 a.m. CST
From a practical standpoint, who would design a ship that looks like that? That's always been one of the reasons why I could never really get into Trek. The ships look like they were designed by children. The only passable ship design has to be the Klingon bird of prey but I'd rather pilot an X-Wing or the Millenium Falcon an day.
Feb. 9, 2007, 1:19 a.m. CST
Hey, Bill could use the CGI to fix up "Final Frontier" more to his vision! Like enhancing the Rock Monster scene. Today it probably could cost $300,000 just to add 20 of them using CGI.
Feb. 9, 2007, 1:22 a.m. CST
Feb. 9, 2007, 1:27 a.m. CST
I'm glad I finally know what channel these episodes are airing.
Feb. 9, 2007, 3:35 a.m. CST
what's wrong with the design? They're in space, and have no need to be aerodynamic. And although the Star Fleet ships come in all manner of configurations, the basics that they all stick to are the two Warp nacelles (insert technobabble for why their need to be two of them, why they have to be cigar-shaped, and why they have to be parallel and forward facing) which are seperated from the main body of the ship presumably to make things safer for the crew, and the saucer section, which offers a full 360 degree view and aiming range in three axes. This makes a lot of sense for the defensive and protective ethos of the Federation. The agressive, forward aiming configuration of the Klingon Bird of Prey is more appropriate for their propensity for attacking things.
Feb. 9, 2007, 4 a.m. CST
... for that thrilling, though terse, reply. =)
Feb. 9, 2007, 4:04 a.m. CST
by Negative Man
...is total late 60's. So really, anyone who's first experience with sci-fi is STAR WARS or above will most likely see the classic Enterprise as sorta silly looking. Which is A-OK. I saw Trek shortly before I saw Star Wars (yes, in the theater first day...I am old), so the Enterprise will always look cool to me as much as the ol' Falcon and X-Wing. Though, I'd be flying that bad-ass known as the Y-Wing if I had any choice. Or a Blockade Runner (the original Falcon). The Enterprise always felt like a ship at sea (lumbering, yet powerful), where the Star Wars vessels felt like aircraft (fast and maneuverable). Hence, Star Trek was a voyage and Star Wars was a...well, a war. So no fault to anyone feeling a fetish to whichever they enjoy.
Feb. 9, 2007, 5:24 a.m. CST
by Jim Jam Bongs
Fashion goes in and out of style over the generations. What's old is new again for a new generation. TOS is set during a time period when there's a resurgence of '60s era style, design and fashion sense. TNG is set during a late '80s/early '90s revival.
Feb. 9, 2007, 6:04 a.m. CST
As far as I understand it: No original version Trek in High Definition, No retouched Trek on Standard DVD. Line in the sand dude.
Feb. 9, 2007, 6:51 a.m. CST
by Long Tooth
That thing looks just wrong...not bad...just...wrong.
Feb. 9, 2007, 7:28 a.m. CST
They play it at 3 or 4 in the morning in SD, even on the HD channel. Boo.
Feb. 9, 2007, 7:32 a.m. CST
Now I'll get the DVD box sets!
Feb. 9, 2007, 7:23 a.m. CST
What a piece of junk! You want to fly that thing? You're braver than I thought.
Feb. 9, 2007, 8:13 a.m. CST
if you don't think this stuff is pretty sweet, well, you don't like Star Trek. The originals aren't going anywhere.. this is just an alternate version.. and one that I think is terrific... the HD transfers alone make it worth watching... Will the Tribbles have eyes? hmm.. denvertvguy.com
Feb. 9, 2007, 8:43 a.m. CST
by Kentucky Colonel
Yeah....when can I see these in DC? Where are the torrents???
Feb. 9, 2007, 9:07 a.m. CST
http://www.startreknewvoyages.com/1024/episodes.php And some really bad Kirk hair!
Feb. 9, 2007, 9:16 a.m. CST
You should move on down South, suh, to the great city of Norfolk. My dear darling wife and I will watch tomorrow at 3 p.m. right after I get back from the ODU/VCU game. Go Monarchs!
Feb. 9, 2007, 10:01 a.m. CST
but they made the ships to agile. These guys must have been watching Star Wars when doing the F/X for this series. The Doomsday Machine twists and turns on their version...
Feb. 9, 2007, 10:01 a.m. CST
but they made the ships too agile. These guys must have been watching Star Wars when doing the F/X for this series. The Doomsday Machine twists and turns on their version...
Feb. 9, 2007, 10:40 a.m. CST
by Kentucky Colonel
I had a great time in Norfolk last summer at the Bayou Boogaloo where my boys the Subdudes were featured performers. Hell, last weekend my wife & I enjoyed a great weekend getaway at the Fairfield Resort in Williamsburg along with our gym rat friends. However, when I move back down south it will be back home to the Bluegrass...where TREK is back on WAVE-3, where it belongs. I only wish it was on at 11 am on Sunday mornings like back in the day. Yep, nothing like a little "Meet the Press" and then "Space Church". Ya feel me, mistah?
Feb. 9, 2007, 11:36 a.m. CST
Feb. 9, 2007, 12:20 p.m. CST
Feb. 9, 2007, 3:24 p.m. CST
My only real complaint about the ship design of Enterprise (in just about every series) is the bridge location...right on top of the saucer! You might as well paint it red so your attackers know where to kill the command-level officers! I think someone finally did blow the Bridge off in an 'Alternate Reality' Episode of Enterprise! Lursa and Betor had the right idea in Generations, but they suffered from the "Dear in the Headlights" syndrome when they lost their shields.
Feb. 9, 2007, 4:20 p.m. CST
Hey there, Kentucky Colonel! Glad to see a fellow Louisvillian remembers WAVE from back in the day. Anyway, in DC, remastered Star Trek comes on WDCA (the "MyNetworkWhatever" station) on the weekends. Only there's no set time, so ya gotta check listings. I guess in case it interferes with one of those "MyNetwork" soaps or whatever.
Feb. 9, 2007, 4:13 p.m. CST
by Kentucky Colonel
Thanks pal! I am sooooooooooo there! PS...do you remember the sunday morning bloc of DAKTARI, the revolvoing western and then TREK? Those were the days!
Feb. 9, 2007, 4:50 p.m. CST
by Barry Egan
As you know, the Premiere loves surprises.
Feb. 9, 2007, 5:20 p.m. CST
Roguewriter: Season 1 will be released on "DVD Combo" disc in the last quarter of this year. (That's regular DVD on one side, and HD-DVD on the other.) No specs yet on whether this will be widescreen or 1.33:1.
Feb. 9, 2007, 7:37 p.m. CST
That is all...
Feb. 9, 2007, 9:28 p.m. CST
That thng looks exactly like a sandworm from Dune. They should have walked without rhythm.
Feb. 9, 2007, 10:55 p.m. CST
Balok could beat any Doomsday Machine.
Feb. 9, 2007, 11:32 p.m. CST
I loved the doomsday machine. one of y most favourite of the original episodes. but sourly, I'm disapointed in the updating of the planet eater. surely it could have looked BIGGER?
Feb. 9, 2007, 11:45 p.m. CST
they're fucking awesome. very 60's yes. but when the 80's came along they made them look REALLY cool. And the 90's gave us the galaxy class star ship, which looks kinda strange at first but damn i wish they had of kept it for a few more next gen films.<p>take a long hard look at the ship inspection of the first motion(less) picture. It's fucking beautiful
Feb. 9, 2007, 11:36 p.m. CST
wen't down with a Whimper. Damn I miss DS9!
Feb. 10, 2007, 12:41 p.m. CST
So does the new one.
Feb. 10, 2007, 5:05 p.m. CST
The ships actually are designed on a lot of practical reasoning. Jefferies designed the ships with the idea that the engines would be so powerful, they needed to be as far from the ship as possible, and that it wasnt going to look like the standard flying saucer which was all over the place during the mid-late 60's. In fact people like to make fun of the aerodynamics of the Enterprise, when it's actually a very stable design, and can fly on its own power without needing wings (the saucer providing enough lift to keep the ship up) Not that you know it matters in space.
Feb. 10, 2007, 6:38 p.m. CST
Missing this line, and a few others, but I don't care. This eppy rocked! Please, please redo BoT. Can't wait for M-5.
Feb. 10, 2007, 11:35 p.m. CST
Love how the new CGI shows the Enterpise manuevering around in close to the Doomsday machine firing phasers.
Feb. 11, 2007, 12:05 a.m. CST
The reason we never saw any close shots of the Constellation in the original episode was simple. The Connie wasn't a redressed Enterprise model. It was basically just an off the shelf MPC plastic "Enterprise" model kit . As a result it was only about 20" long. Way too small and detail poor for any closer shots. They used the retail model kits a few other times in the later episodes.
Feb. 11, 2007, 1:12 a.m. CST
by Uncle Stan
Then he will drink his wine from your fucking skull.
Feb. 11, 2007, 3:08 p.m. CST
That was really good, but it's so annoying watching the broadcast version. Growing up like I did on TOS I know every line, and scene that has been cut to make more time for commercials. I barely stand the crappy picture from Satellite Television. Yea, the picture from Dish Networks standard def broadcast is so blurry It's almost unwatchable. I really Doubt Direct TV is any better. I get a big laugh when the satellite people go out and claim that their picture is as clear a quality as DVD; that's complete bull$#!t!!! It's gonna be great one day to finally see these on a big screen unedited, and on either HD-DVD or Blue Ray.
Feb. 11, 2007, 11:01 p.m. CST
Liked it overall. Missed some of the dialogue as well. Especially the comment "You wouldn't dare..." Can't wait to see it unedited and without commercials. But overall I liked the CGI stuff.
Feb. 12, 2007, 11:55 a.m. CST
by Mr Incredible
It was a thrill watching it again, although some of the dialogue you knew was missing. I felt like a kid again watching it on a weekday afternoon.