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"All Our Yesterdays" Lie Ahead On STAR TREK Remastered!!

Merrick here...
..with an image from this weekend's STAR TREK Remastered. It's..."All Our Yesterdays"!!! This is the one in which the population of a planet flees into that world’s past to escape an impending supernova. Kirk & Co. get swept back in time as well. Shatner ends up in the planet’s Salem-like period and is promptly put on trial for witchcraft by people in goofy looking wigs. Spock ends up in an Ice Age, goes horny for the Polaroid girl, and gets pissy with Bones. This is the second-to-last episode of The Original Series. Always LOVED the premise of this episode, although I was never particularly fond of its execution. I’m a sucker for finding answers to current issues in the past (THE VOYAGE HOME…does anyone remember a story/movie called MILLENNIUM?). Here’s a before/current shot from the end of the episode, in which Enterprise narrowly misses the supernova. Note the planet behind the ship in the Remastered shot. Wonder if they'll show it getting blasted on-screen?



HERE's a list of airdates and stations showing the Remastered TREK. If you can't find a station near you, they can also be downloaded via XBOX Live (where an increasing number of episodes are available in High Definition - the series is not shown in HD by many broadcasters). On a side note…. The entirety of the original series is available through XBOX Live. These “Remastered” episodes are slowly replacing the original versions there & are identifiable ‘cause they’re the ones with the “High Definition” tag on them. HOWEVER, it’s been a REALLY long time since fresh “Remastered”/HD episodes have been added onto XBOX Live. Same for their availability on iTunes. For a series whose broadcast is consistent and ongoing (even though it’s hard to find in many markets), this is pretty uncool. Essentially, sites like AICN regularly send people out to find episode that simply aren’t there. Bad move by The Powers That Be. Other currently running series are added onto XBOX Live and iTunes all the time...very quickly...after episodes initially air. JERICHO for example (which I will fully exalt at a later date) shows up on XBL almost immediately after its original airdate. Some better system needs to be established to get these Remasters in front of people on a consistent basis. And, ironically, JERICHO is from CBS/Paramount like TREK. Shrugs.
"Original" images from TrekCore
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  • April 20, 2007, 9:29 a.m. CST

    First, I love the remastered Trek

    by amaysingstories

    Second, I got nothin'

  • April 20, 2007, 9:31 a.m. CST

    spider webbing in SPACEEEEEE

    by theonecalledshoe

    I'm indifferent to this particular special defect. I do like some of the other stuff though.

  • April 20, 2007, 9:33 a.m. CST

    New Classic Episodes

    by NOVAJimBo

    Have you seen the new episodes with Kirk Spock and McCoy? I really liked the planet killer sequel.

  • April 20, 2007, 9:37 a.m. CST

    by NOVAJimBo


  • April 20, 2007, 9:38 a.m. CST

    fucking love it

    by JeanLuc Dickhard

    make it so

  • April 20, 2007, 10:13 a.m. CST

    Mariette Hartley

    by NudeandAroused

    Class A Smokin hot in this episodee

  • April 20, 2007, 10:30 a.m. CST

    If you're gonna attempt such

    by Doctor Land

    If you're gonna attempt such a self-satisified pop-culture reference ... get it right ... it should be "Polaroid girl" not Kodak.

  • April 20, 2007, 10:32 a.m. CST

    retarded decisions like this...

    by Strabo

    ...are why people engage in piracy. Why would you want to _decrease_ availability lower than demand? It's not like the home video market really responds to supply/demand past a certain level (of which these episodes are certainly past). I could go to a certain website for TV show Torrents and download all of these for free. Why the hell would I want to spend several hundred dollars buying an XBOX 360? I'm a PC gamer, and there are approximately three games on the 360 that actually interest me. Morons.

  • April 20, 2007, 10:32 a.m. CST

    ... and if I'm gonna berate

    by Doctor Land

    ... and if I'm gonna berate others I'd better spell "satisfied" correctly ... d'oh!!

  • April 20, 2007, 10:33 a.m. CST

    Galactus let out some joy juice?

    by Orionsangels


  • April 20, 2007, 10:35 a.m. CST


    by jimmy_neutron

    Both Original and Remastered episodes of TOS are on iTunes.

  • April 20, 2007, 10:38 a.m. CST

    Mr. ATOZ

    by skydemon

    This is one of my favorites too. Glad to own the original versions on DVD, and really enjoying these remastered versions. Can't imagine how awesome this is in HD. Looking really forward to being able to see that someday when that becomes possible for me.

  • April 20, 2007, 10:46 a.m. CST

    I'm with Orionsangels...

    by CorpseRide

    ...the original shot has a classic beauty to it. The glowing white entity is enigmatic - an empty signifier, if you will. The new one looks like a dried-on cumstain.

  • April 20, 2007, 11:46 a.m. CST

    Happy 4-20 to you all

    by Smokin Doc Cottle

    Hope you got what the good Doctor has in HIS pipe today!

  • April 20, 2007, 11:48 a.m. CST


    by Billy Oblivion

    I remember that. A decent adaptation of one of Varley's weaker pieces, IMHO. Worth a look, though. For pure unadulterated Varley, I recommend the collection "Persistence of Vision" for stories that make you "laugh and cry at the same time" (as Spider Robinson said) with ideas that treat your brain like a punching bag.

  • April 20, 2007, 12:23 p.m. CST

    Re: I'm with Orionsangels...

    by abcdefghijklmnop

    I've always liked this episode, so I was interested in seeing how the upgrades looked. I quickly scanned down and looked at the first picture...thought, "pretty cool"...and then realized it wasn't the remastered version. Personally, I think they would be better off trying to make the later series look as entertaining as the original series.

  • April 20, 2007, 12:51 p.m. CST

    You Geeks are lucky we are still waiting in UK!!!

    by IG76

    ...I can only imagine Sci-Fi doing this in 'old blighty'. They better not CGI The Gorn do or they will encur my wrath!

  • April 20, 2007, 1:11 p.m. CST

    Jericho is really good... true sleeper show

    by modlight

    By being under the radar, they are free to do what they want, make the occasional mistake, and have a truly dark premise, without the press or crazy internet fans jumping down their throats like what happens with Lost.

  • April 20, 2007, 1:15 p.m. CST

    Audio out of sync

    by oogabooga

    Am I crazy or is the dialogue out of sync with a lot of these remastered versions. Makes it really annoying to watch

  • April 20, 2007, 1:39 p.m. CST

    Did they do the one with the horta yet?

    by I Dunno

    You know, that blob-like silicon based life form that was killing miners? Anyway, that had a pretty cheesy matte painting of an underground mining facility that could use some updating.

  • April 20, 2007, 2:32 p.m. CST

    Milennium: Cheryl Ladd & Kris Kristofferson...

    by Det. John Kimble

    That one? About people from the future snatching 'victims' of plane crashes to help repopulate the sterile future?

  • April 20, 2007, 2:36 p.m. CST

    Supernova Ignorance

    by Dave Bowman

    The remastered supernova is based on the Crab Nebula, an actual supernova remnant in the constellation Taurus. The original version was based on shining a flashlight into a camera. Of course, the Crab took a thousand years to look that way, not ten seconds.

  • April 20, 2007, 3:25 p.m. CST

    Amen to iTunes Remastered Trek Drought

    by Judge Dreadful

    Dang, just get 'em on the servers so we can buy 'em already. At least I didn't cough up $50-some for the season pass. I Dunno, the Horta episode has been redone, with a new backdrop tweaked slickly.

  • April 20, 2007, 3:35 p.m. CST

    Thanx for doing this on a regular basis

    by Napoleon Park

    Thanx for doing this on a regular basis. Us old Trekkies can never have too many USS Enterprise wallpapers.

  • April 20, 2007, 3:38 p.m. CST

    Xbox live HD?

    by Zardoz

    Sorry, it doesn't exist. I downloaded The Depated in "HD" the other week, and while it looked great, my TV input was saying it was a 420i image, NOT 720 or 1080. So, save your money...

  • April 20, 2007, 4:37 p.m. CST

    420i huh??

    by polyh3dron

    That resolution doesn't even exist. And you probably accidentally downloaded the smaller, cheaper SD version. Get Blu-Ray.

  • April 20, 2007, 5:09 p.m. CST

    Yeah happy 420...

    by Azlam Orlandu

    ...I didn't get a job today due to a hair analysis screening. Hope you enjoy your bongrips assholes :P

  • April 20, 2007, 5:10 p.m. CST

    Kudos to the team making all this happen.

    by veritasses

    There's a certain charm and chemistry with the characters which just haven't been equaled in any of the later series. Though I know it's not practical, someday I'd like to see those cheap sets and lighting improved too.

  • April 20, 2007, 6:51 p.m. CST

    and the V2 rocket.

    by Mace Tofu

    No V2 =no Space program= No TREK

  • April 20, 2007, 7:29 p.m. CST


    by Alientoast

    Was that the movie where they took those people before they died in the planecrash and brought them to the future because they needed healthy humans or something like that. There was also some girl from future/dude from past love interest, or vice versa. I vaguely remember that movie and don't remember what happened. Btw, if you want obscure movies, anyone know the title of this flick? I remember it as a kid because it freaked the shit out of me. There is this town and these glowing orbs of light would fly over sleeping people and the person's body would deflate, like everything was being sucked out. It ends up the aliens doing it didn't really harm the people...the drained people were just inside the orbs of light. I cannot remember the name of that damned movie.

  • April 20, 2007, 10:12 p.m. CST

    Tuvok Spokur

    by Wyatt Wingfoot

    Live long and get blingy you nappy-headed holograms...Word!<BR><BR> Alientoast -- the movie is "Strange Invaders" from 1983 with Paul LeMat and Nancy Allen. It was a part of the "MGM Midnite Movies" DVD line.

  • April 20, 2007, 11:35 p.m. CST

    Love it!

    by superninja

    These are great.

  • April 20, 2007, 11:40 p.m. CST

    yea these are great... BUT!

    by datachasm

    its a total hassle trying to find the episodes aired. i have not watched for weeks now... cant be bothered! i dont have a cockbox, and i wouldnt buy these if i couldnt do whatever i like with them due to DRM craptastika. anyways... im not gonna buy the regular TOS DVD's now that i know these are out there, plus the Sci-Fi channel Special Edition's that seems to have totally disappeared.

  • April 20, 2007, 11:42 p.m. CST

    I bought every ST episode they've put on the XBLM

    by GregoryHarbin

    Aside from a couple really crappy ones. But they've made about 6 that I'd buy in a HEARTBEAT if they'd put them on there. What are they waiting for? It's crazy. They're leaving money on the table.

  • April 21, 2007, 8:22 a.m. CST

    Thats it

    by Alientoast

    Thanks Wyatt, that one had been bugging me for awhile

  • April 21, 2007, 9:09 p.m. CST

    Jericho DVD in August...

    by Leto III

    ...thus speaketh a source working on the show over at But it's nice to have the Innertube downloads in the interrim, regardless. JERICHO is a show that's making more money on downloads than virtually any other series now on the air.

  • April 22, 2007, 6:24 a.m. CST

    Less and less appealing

    by RobinP

    "All our Yesterdays" is one of those shows where updated f/x won't make an ounce of difference. It's pointless. Waste of time. The strength is in the story and the story here is a good one. I can imagine (because I haven't seen them) the strength on updating the f/x in "Doomsday Machine" or "Corbomite Maneuver" "Balance of Terror" or maybe the standoff in "Enterprise Incident" because those ARE space-set episodes. But this ? (Sigh) What next ? "Patterns of Force" ? Will it have CGI Nazi helmets ? "Omega Glory" with a few more stars on the flag, courtesy of CGI ? Some more gangsters in "A Piece of the Action" ?

  • April 22, 2007, 10:48 a.m. CST

    Still I'm Glad.....

    by Real Deal

    That they're doing them all. When the DVD set comes out there will be more consistency.

  • April 22, 2007, 10:58 a.m. CST


    by ManosTHOF

    I think these updates are meant to be tweaks, not a complete overhaul, mainly for the space FX shots for high-def release down the line. Apparently, in HD, the composite FX shots in space make various elements look almost transparent. Personally, I wouldn't change any of it, but the remasters are a neat alternative. Don't like the runtime edits for syndication though.

  • April 22, 2007, 11:01 a.m. CST


    by ManosTHOF

    There's very detailed media downloads and analysis of each ep at

  • April 23, 2007, 9:49 a.m. CST


    by biggles2_22

    From Hells heart, I stab at thee, First!