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"The Galileo Seven" Visit This Weekend's STAR TREK Remastered!!

Merrick here...
STAR TREK REMASTERED returns from Holiday this weekend with THE GALILEO SEVEN. This is the episode in which Spock faces Command challenges when his shuttle craft & cranky crew crash on a planet populated by gigantic cavemen who want to wipe 'em out. There've been some changes regarding where/when you can watch the next wave of can find a link below that'll take you to updated details (stations, airtimes, and whatnot).
First up: a reworked shot of shuttle craft Galileo heading out of the Enterprise to go explore Murasaki 312, a quasar(ish) thingie.



Here's an exterior angle of the shuttle's departure, augmented dramatically from the original sequence (The Original Series never featured an angle remotely similar to this for such sequences).



Next: a rejiggered shot of Galileo in low-orbit of a planet. NOTE the driver...seen through the shuttle's front window. Nice detail.



Finally, here's a lovely shot of the shuttle approaching the Murasaki 312 quasar. I really like the detail in the whirlpool around the sun (sorry I don't know the scientific term for it). There is no counterpart for this shot in the episode's original version.


HERE's a newly updated list of stations carrying the next wave of REMASTERED episodes. PLEASE NOTE that quite a few alterations have been made to this list; some stations & airtimes have changed altogether. So, if you've been watching these, be sure to check for changes in your area (the airtime shifted in my city by several hours). If you can't find a station near you, they can also be downloaded via iTunes and XBOX Live (where an increasing number of episodes are available in High Definition - the series is not shown in HD by many broadcasters). "Original" images from TrekCore
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  • Sept. 12, 2007, 12:47 a.m. CST


    by frankenfickle

    look at those pods, man.

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 12:53 a.m. CST

    fuck oregon

    by prunkhaft

    we never get a motherfucking thing. Even our pbs affiliate is shit. Ah well, it looks nice.

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 1:08 a.m. CST


    by unuseddraft

    Uh...did you go to page 2? Eugene KLSR Sat 6:00pm Medford KMVU Sat 6:00pm Portland KPDX Sat 10:00pm. I like Oregon.

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 1:10 a.m. CST

    I dunno

    by Don Lockwood

    Most of those shots are great, but the one that shows the ass-end of the Enterprise with the shuttle coming out just looks too damn fakey.

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 2:14 a.m. CST

    The drivers of them there shuttle pods...

    by tough_times

    are sometimes called pilots you know. FYI.<br>.

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 3:41 a.m. CST

    This one disappoints

    by CrushKillDestroy

    Starting with the shuttle departure they look like somebody needed to grind out some hours on this project. BTW if my astronomy is up to snuff, the last shot indicates they are flying pretty darn close to what is now considered a super massive black hole emitting huge, I mean life killing huge, radiation; so huge Tyson Chicken would use it to process bacteria and germ free chicken. Spock will never have kids :( and McCoy will be pissed. "Damn it Jim, I'm a doctor not a serving of Tater Tots!"

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 3:53 a.m. CST

    Concerning haters...

    by DeeboShanks

    Bitch all you want, Paramount won't change what they're doing with the remasters. None of the ships have looked terribly real after they decided to ditch the real-life models, but I understand why they did it. But you folks who bitch about these things act like you still don't have the original episodes to fall back on. Maybe special effects got you into Star Trek. Maybe it was the concept, the ideals, or maybe even the stories provided. Regardless, they are giving you a choice. I enjoy the remasters, and I enjoy the originals. I do seem to wonder though... why all of this concern about updating the original series if they're simply going to create a Universe 2 reboot with the new Star Trek films?

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 4:31 a.m. CST

    Update the Music too!

    by Musicballs

    It's cool the way they are updating the effects on Star Trek, but the music still sounds so dated! Why don't they hire Klaus Badelt to come in and re-score these old episodes?

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 5:03 a.m. CST

    What about the action on the ground?

    by NNNOOO!!!

    The alien monsters in the original looked like guys wearing bearskin rugs. Any changes there?

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 5:21 a.m. CST

    I hate to say it....

    by geodesigns

    ...But as much as these new remastered TOS episodes are an improvement from the original effects, (and the improvement vacillates from just OK to great), the New Voyages Enterprise model, texture and lighting effects on some of the fan-made episodes are much better. But overall, I give the TOS remix in-house effects crew good points for upgrading TOS. In house creative team -- I know you're working hard to preserve the spirit and context of the original FX, so keep it up, I'm watchin'. I'll definitely buy the DVD's when they come out. And New Voyages FX crew- you got heart and guts to go up against tremendous expectations. You also have my respect; complete the 5 year mission!

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 5:31 a.m. CST

    Anyone know...

    by Cigsandcoffee1756

    If or when they might be releasing these remastered episodes on dvd?

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 6:38 a.m. CST

    Wonder if they remaster some of TNG cause the

    by Yeti

    first couple of seasons are starting to show their age in terms of CGI (especially in relation to battle sequences or the Enterprise D orbiting various planets)

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 7:15 a.m. CST

    I used to pronounce "Galileo" wrong...

    by tonagan

    I said "guh-LIE-lee-oh". Derrr...

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 7:16 a.m. CST

    Shuttle bay shot makes the Enterprise look tiny.

    by FluffyUnbound

    The shuttle bay looks like it's one fourth the size of the entire main section. I was never one of those "let's get our hands on the Enterprise plans!" geeks, so someone else will have to tell me if that's "right". How do they have room for all those decks in the saucer section, if the MAIN section is only about 5 stories tall?

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 7:34 a.m. CST

    Remastering TNG

    by Anakin Whoopass

    Yeti: Converting TNG to HD is a bigger job because, not only are there 7 seasons instead of 3, but in the semi-digital days of the 80s and 90s they shot on film then transfered to low-def video before editing the scenes together. TNG episodes would have to be reassembled shot by shot in HD, while TOS episodes were complete on film to begin with. Supposedly they have done a test episode or two.

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 7:48 a.m. CST

    The New Voyages models look terrible

    by Falcon5768

    Im sorry the modes have never looked real (except for the most recent BoP one, but thats because it WAS the Enterprise model they where allowed to use) and dont get me started on the Road Runner FX they gave the thing. These look 100% better than anything that fan fill could put out on their own without borrowing Paramounts work.

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 8 a.m. CST

    my beef with almost all Star Trek shows

    by SantiagoAtez

    With exception to the original Star Trek and Enterprise, I could never stand the fact that these characters were supposed to be explorers...but they lived on cruise liners. Machines that created anything out of thin air, transporters that beam them anywhere they want to go, and Holodecks to make a replica of any setting. They were pussies. And I could never get into the original ST because of the 60's futuretech stuff that was great at the time, but makes it complete retro fantasy now. That's why I thought Enterprise was going to kick ass, but then the captain ended up being a pussy, as well. So I guess the best combination would be Sisko commanding the Enterprise during the Enterprise show era...with writers that NEVER wrote for any of the star treks before (sick of recycled episodes, as well).

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 8:28 a.m. CST

    so instead of a big dark blur...

    by theonecalledshoe

    they give a big light blur. :)

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 8:53 a.m. CST

    Give us TNG! And not random eps, start from ep 1

    by performingmonkey

    Encounter at Farpoint. Give me that 2-part pilot merged together with new effects. I'd rather have that any day than the Original Series remasters.

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 8:54 a.m. CST

    whirlpool around the sun (sorry I don't know the scient

    by OlafStapledon

    An accretion disk.

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 9:06 a.m. CST


    by PVIII

    upgrade to dvr. It's an extra 9.99 a month you cheap fuck.

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 9:53 a.m. CST

    Crappy, crappy CGI.

    by Midol Boy

    The models were so much better. This is what ruined Star Wars. It look like they want to ruin Star Trek too. Sad. :(

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 9:56 a.m. CST

    Remaster the Cavemen

    by nexxus7

    The offscreen stuff and giant spear was about all you got I recall. A cool reaction shot with a bunch of those things lumbering around would be pretty frightening. And maybe a comparison shot where the thing is like 12-15-feet tall. Yep that'd make you think twice about going on shuttle missions. Haven't seen but a few of the remastered since they stopped making their way to itunes. To me the GCI models look scores better, but it's minor nip tuck--because they are either trying to do it on the cheap or are afraid of ticking off the purists by meddling too much. I say, the series is already available in their pure form cleaned up and all. That said, they should amp up wherever they can. Step up the space fighting, add some more music, knock out the background and add in some virtual sets, drop in some CGI creatures (like the Gorn, although the thing on Enterprise was horrible). To me these changes are only appealing to a segment of the current audience. If they want to try to reach a new audience with a 40-year-old series, they need to raise the stakes quite a bit.

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 10:11 a.m. CST

    Actually, better not to see the cavemen.

    by Smerdyakov

    If you actually saw them they would be just another funny-forehead group of aliens.

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 10:11 a.m. CST

    Shuttle Comlumbia

    by misterdug

    They went to all the effort to add the shuttle Columbia to the remastered shot inside the shuttle bay, but then left it off of the exterior shot showing Galileo leaving the ship. Why?

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 10:14 a.m. CST


    by misterdug

    I kant spel so gud.

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 10:26 a.m. CST

    Yeah, but Smerd...

    by Kid Z

    ... they'd be 20 FOOT TALL funny-forehead aliens!

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 11:24 a.m. CST

    size mismatch?

    by berserkrl

    In the pic where the shuttle is exiting from the Enterprise, doesn't the shuttle look way too big relative to the ship (or conversely, doesn't the Enterprise look too small)?

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 12:33 p.m. CST


    by SPECTRE007

    That ship must really smell. 400 people packed into a starship the size of a Buick.

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 1:12 p.m. CST

    The shot of the shuttle leaving the bay

    by Vi

    The reason the shuttle bay looks so big is because of foreshortening - things closer to the camera look bigger than things farther away. <p>

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 2:01 p.m. CST

    Krik Shot First!!!!!

    by The Green Monster

    Or was it Han?

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 2:01 p.m. CST

    Kirk Shot First!!!

    by The Green Monster

    Sorry for typo.

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 2:17 p.m. CST

    That rear shot of the Enterprise....

    by closeencounter

    makes the saucer section look like it's on crooked. I swear the nacelles are leaning one way and the SS is leaning the other!! Also, that navigation light over the Galileo looks HUGE!! Unless it's a tractor beam enclosure (or something).

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 2:59 p.m. CST

    another sighting of the galileo

    by ultrakarl

    not a scoop...just interesting with some funny bumper stickers

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 3:17 p.m. CST

    I don't think it's Columbia...

    by HoboJuiceExplosion

    It's Columbus, as in the explorer. Goes hand-in-hand with the naming of the Galileo.

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 4:22 p.m. CST

    Well Monkeybutt...

    by Aphex Twin

    Turns out Sulu was wouldn't be the Enterprise without a queer on board.

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 4:36 p.m. CST

    IMHO: remaster shots inferior to original

    by kabong

    The trend in Hollyweird: make everything crappy. <p> Because their brains are crap!!!!!

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 4:41 p.m. CST


    by CranstonS

    Good catch. Maybe that's a shot of Columbus leaving the bay to search for Galileo?

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 4:49 p.m. CST

    Remastered makes the Enterprise look very small

    by Mike_D

    that little tiny ship takes up a quarter of the enterprise! its hard to believe that a whole crew lives on that thing.

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 5:01 p.m. CST

    They should CGI Quinto over Spock.

    by Smerdyakov

    Just so we can see how it looks.

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 6:12 p.m. CST

    Are you from Canada???

    by Mister Man

    "Returned from Holiday"?????

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 7:29 p.m. CST

    Well Once Again No Contest The New FX Win!

    by Real Deal

    Yup! There's no contest. The new FX make the storyline more interesting. They give you more of a feeling of what's going on. Also they make these old stories that I've watched since I was 13 back in the 60's new again! The thing I wondered about was why didn't they do more? Then it dawned on me. That adding tons of detail over the surface of the old model would look out of place with the rest of the show. They do just enough to match the rest of what's going on. Great job guys! I can't wait for the DVD!

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 9:34 p.m. CST

    Isn't the creature still a guy in a suit?

    by TallBoy66

    Yeah, that clashes a tad.

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 10:04 p.m. CST


    by DeeboShanks

    Your comment about Quinto being "queer" is a real downer. Star Trek is supposed to be about the triumph of all mankind, not just the "non-queers". I mean, have you ever even SEEN the show? Do you know what the Vulcan IDIC means? Infinite Diversity, Infinite Combinations. Grow up. www./

  • Sept. 12, 2007, 11:21 p.m. CST

    Yeah, and going where no Queer has gone before.

    by Smerdyakov

    If that's possible.

  • Sept. 13, 2007, 12:41 a.m. CST

    Can they CGI the cardboard planet sets, please?

    by Bill Clay

    It's sort of pointless to have the space shots look modern, and then the on-planet shots look like something from Lost In Space.

  • Sept. 13, 2007, 12:51 a.m. CST

    BTW, the editing of the remastered episodes suck!

    by Bill Clay

    I realize that they have to make room for more commercials these days, but some of these new episodes have been cut up so bad that the plot is almost unintelligible at times. Characters refer to key events that we never saw, because it was chopped out to make room for another commercial break.

  • Sept. 13, 2007, 4:17 a.m. CST


    by DeeboShanks

    ROTFL! To quote my gay friend Shaun, "You was wrong fo' that!" But seriously, I don't give a damn if a gay person plays a straight character or not, as long as they get the character right.

  • Sept. 13, 2007, 9:02 a.m. CST

    RE : Bill Clay

    by Real Deal

    That's why I can't wait for the DVD. I've downloaded some of the episodes on iTunes and they're complete and unedited. If you watch them you can see that they even edited out some of the new FX!

  • Sept. 13, 2007, 9:10 a.m. CST

    Not really available on iTunes

    by Scrivener1701

    Theoretically they are but iTunes hasn't added a new episode to the list in quite a while. A lot of the newer remanstered episodes are inexplicably missing in action. I've been waiting for the Doomsday Machine episode for months now.

  • Sept. 13, 2007, 10:43 a.m. CST


    by PVIII

    Ok, fair enough.

  • Sept. 13, 2007, 12:38 p.m. CST

    My local fuckhole station...

    by Kid Z

    ...aired the eps, but had, and still have some kind of technical problem which wiped out their HD broadcast, which sort of defeats the whole purpose. Then, they canned Trek in favor of endless repeats of Everybody Loves Raymond. (Remember back in the 90s when you could switch to any channel in the country at any given time of the day and there was a 95% chance the show that'd be on would be Wings?... now that show is Everybody Loves Raymond!)

  • Sept. 13, 2007, 12:53 p.m. CST

    Vi on "The shot of the shuttle leaving the bay"

    by berserkrl

    "The reason the shuttle bay looks so big is because of foreshortening - things closer to the camera look bigger than things farther away." Um ... thanks for the link to the wikipedia entry on persepctive, because I come from another dimension and have never before noticed this foreshortened effect you speak of. But seriously, foreshortening has nothing to do with this. Forget about length; look at the WIDTH of the Enterprise compared with the WIDTH of the shuttle. Do you seriously beieve it's just a few yards from one side of the Enterprise to the other?

  • Sept. 13, 2007, 9:01 p.m. CST

    The technical term...

    by njheathen

    ...would be "quasar".

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 3:07 p.m. CST

    And the technical command ...

    by berserkrl

    ... would be "Set quasars on stun!"

  • Sept. 14, 2007, 4:01 p.m. CST

    the original actually looks better

    by Ray Gamma

    ...especially the first one; the orginal looks more photorealistic. What the hell are these FX guys on?