May 4, 2007, 10:49 a.m. CST
Most of the new effects shots pull me right out of the story and remind me that they're fan wank. The shots where they replace backgrounds and monitor screens work best.
May 4, 2007, 11:06 a.m. CST
...go back and insert the new CG Enterprise model into the earlier remastered episodes. Hopefully before the thing hits DVD? Or is that no longer on their agenda anymore?
May 4, 2007, 11:17 a.m. CST
by I Dunno
If anything, they've been too conservative. I think they've done a great job in improving the effects that sucked without going all Lucas with it.
May 4, 2007, 11:24 a.m. CST
by Baron Karza
I applaud this movement. Please do it for Greatest American Hero and 6 Million Dollar Man.
May 4, 2007, 11:31 a.m. CST
by I Dunno
The effects in the first season were shockingly bad, even for the time.
May 4, 2007, 11:36 a.m. CST
by Kid Z
... the sun is hot... the hotest thing we knowww... I learns all me science, from They Might Be Giants!
May 4, 2007, 12:05 p.m. CST
by I Dunno
But it is the sun right? Given the gravity force on it, would the Enterprise be orbiting it at that tilted angle instead of flat up against it? Just saying. But good FX.
May 4, 2007, 12:33 p.m. CST
...a giant nuclear furnace! Where hydrogen is built into helium at a temperature of millions of degrees!
May 4, 2007, 12:49 p.m. CST
by God of Gamblers
Trying to "explain" the non-bumpy Klingons has to be the ultimate example of the American geek's love affair with a whore named "Continuity." Love it!
May 4, 2007, 12:55 p.m. CST
by I Dunno
About the Klingons. They're digitally enhancing the exteriors, not the make-up dept.
May 4, 2007, 1:03 p.m. CST
by Kid Z
... Guess we all have to live with the lame-ass explanation of differing Klingons from Star Trek:Enterprise. Hell, all they had to do was say the Klingon race went through a temporary fad for cosmetic surgery and had their forheads smoothed and hairplugs put in. Warf coulda just said "It was just a thing to do back then... it was the fashion, it was stupid and we don't like to talk about it." Same for the funky 60's uniforms that Starfleet wore: "Geez those 23rd century fashions looked goddawful... high-water bell-bottoms and mini-skirts...what were they thinking?" Really, no other explanations were necessary.
May 4, 2007, 1:33 p.m. CST
If they redid the Klingons, they'd have to redo the fantastic DS9 episode<p> "It's something we don't talk about"
May 4, 2007, 1:52 p.m. CST
The sun is not, a place where we could live.
May 4, 2007, 1:57 p.m. CST
by I Dunno
They have those fucked up vampire foreheads now and they didn't in the original series. The Borg looks different too. you could argue that the Enterprise itself looks completely different in the movies than it did in the original series. Sure they said they "refit" it but that's horseshit. You don't change every single aspect of the thing instead of just scrapping it and building a new one. So lighten up on the Klingons already.
May 4, 2007, 2:32 p.m. CST
ABC is about to issue a statement saying that the show will go on for just 2 more seasons; the fourth season in September, and then conclude in 2008-09. <p> Hat tip; E! Online: http://tinyurl.com/2sq3kd
May 4, 2007, 3:49 p.m. CST
...plus Odo, Dax, Sisko and the others.
May 4, 2007, 5:20 p.m. CST
They should have just made some new villians if they wanted some bumpy headed enemies.
May 4, 2007, 7:37 p.m. CST
by Bill Clay
...it was before Star Trek started using time travel as a deus ex machina crutch. Believe it or not, it was novel at the time!
May 4, 2007, 9:22 p.m. CST
They show interest in and respect for TOS.
May 4, 2007, 10:14 p.m. CST
by Capt Proton
there'd be no life, without the light it gives! The sun is a mass of incandescent gas, a gigantic nuclear furnace, where hydrogen is built into helium at temperatures of millions of degrees!
May 4, 2007, 10:42 p.m. CST
Yeah, CGI would help the effects, but it wouldn't do anything for the horrific acting by the cast. It would be like giving a CGI facelife to Land of the Lost (not to slam it, I love the original Land of the Lost....but I'd hate to see it go CGI)
May 5, 2007, 2 a.m. CST
Seriously, I think I caught one episode late at, like, 5 AM in London, ONT, but I can't find it in the Toronto area. You'd think SPACE would show the fucking thing, considering how they show all of the TV series on a daily basis.
May 5, 2007, 7:57 a.m. CST
James Franco.... What do you guys think?
May 5, 2007, 8:59 a.m. CST
if they want to release the series on HD-DVD (or Blu Ray). Actually, they'll have to redo the FX of DS9 for the same reason. The non-FX shots were still done on film, so they can be upgraded, but there is almost no film stock FX available. The FX as done for TNG and DS9 would not stand up to HD. With all the super cool armada battles DS9 had, I wonder if they'll ever put it on HD.
May 5, 2007, 10:41 a.m. CST
by Peter Hyoguchi
http://www.interviewinghollywood.com (hours of video interviews!)
May 5, 2007, 12:30 p.m. CST
TNG suffered from writers who didn't coordinate storylines/characters and not knowing where the series was going. The pilot episode stands as the perfect example of where the show would go for the next 2.5 seasons. For example, there is a scene near the end when the entire story is coming to a head and Picard takes time away from the crisis to have a pleasant little chat with Beverly in sickbay that has NOTHING to do with the life or death situation going on around them. Then there is also the comment Picard makes about the Ferengi "eating" their associates. Doesn't seem like there is much profit in that. And I doubt Quark would have gotten a lot of business if his customers thought they'd end up on the menu someday.
May 5, 2007, 12:42 p.m. CST
The OS Klingons were way cooler than anything that came after TNG.
May 5, 2007, 12:46 p.m. CST
The OS was about philosophical ideas, not wishy washy PC crap like TNG. <p> I mean, "Does humanity deserve to exist?" Yeah, because the rest of the universe is filled with such greatness, Q.
May 5, 2007, 6:04 p.m. CST
...having seen Sunshine recently that shot of the sun at the top of the page is just dog-ugly in comparison. Cool interview though.
May 5, 2007, 6:11 p.m. CST
...if TNG had been a soap opera, there would have been occasional dramatic conflict between the characters, and it would have been better.
May 5, 2007, 6:16 p.m. CST
"Then there is also the comment Picard makes about the Ferengi "eating" their associates. Doesn't seem like there is much profit in that."<p>Yes indeed, how wrong is it to have a single thing the Ferengi do not be based on profitability? Surely we all realise that patterning an entire race of beings on a single basic trait was one of the *best* things Star Trek did for SF now don't we.<p>Yeah.
May 5, 2007, 8:53 p.m. CST
by Real Deal
That one's been tried before. Wasn't true then isn't true now. Trek has a way of being timeless and now that RB is gone it'll reinvent itself again. It was gone for 10 years last time and it still came back. It'll do it again. Get over it. By the way much as I like the new BSG it has only about one more season to go. However because of it's nature Trek will be back again and again.
May 6, 2007, 7:13 a.m. CST
That would be cool. Animating the Gorn's lips for speech or growls.
May 6, 2007, 12:18 p.m. CST
oh....this isn't the mork and mindy TB.
May 6, 2007, 3:06 p.m. CST
Filmation cartoon series with CG graphics? Some of the actual scripts weren't bad, they were just done in that horrible limited animation style. They had a great time travel episode were Spock goes back to Vulcan and saves his younger self. They also did a sequel to Shore Leave and Tribbles,again, good scripts, lousy animation. Think of the spruce up job they could do on those episodes- moving camera angles, Characters could actually walk down the halls, and they could substitute some of the stranger alien crewmembers with people from the original cast. As for this new Star Fleet film, if if ever happens, I like to see Leo DiCaprio as Kirk with Ray Liota as Pike.