Big announcements in the last couple of days. It's official:
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
First of all, let me tell you about "The Doomsday Machine", which aired a little more than two weeks ago in the rotation of remastered Original Trek episodes. How was it?
Outstanding. Absolutely incredible. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time, and of course I've seen the original a dozen times over the years. Watching the Remastered edition was like seeing it again...for the first time. It surprised me how the new effects really altered the mood and made the story pop in a new and fresh way. Of all the Remastered episodes so far, this is by far my favorite. If you only see one, this is it. You can read a review and see screenshots and video at trekmovie.com.
"Amok Time" was excellent as well. It isn't as effects-heavy as "Doomsday...", but there's a great new establishing shot of the arena that's well done.
"I...am...Kirok!!" "The Paradise Syndrome" was this past weekend's episode, the one with the American Indians. I think this one is better than it's given credit for, and it's a shame that the syndication edits don't help at all. Dropped dialogue and missing minutes of scenes lessen the emotional impact of the show. Check it on the eventual DVD.
A rerun of "Space Seed" airs this weekend, with some nice shots of the Enterprise and the Botany Bay.
Friday, February 16, 2007
There aren't a lot of space scenes in this one, so the CBS-Digital team spent their time creating some terrific establishing shots of Spock's ancestral lands (see the trailer here). Now we know why we can't see anything on the horizon from the arena...
So grab your lirpa and ahn-woon, and tune in this weekend!
Friday, February 09, 2007
Trekmovie.com has several images directly from CBS-Digital, and the preview trailer (again, the Quicktime version appears to be better quality, at least for my computer setup). I said the trailer for "Journey to Babel" was the best so far -- until this one. Wow.
The stills are incredible, and the scenes from the trailer are fantastic... If you haven't seen any of the remastered episodes yet, this is the one to start with. A bold claim since I haven't seen it yet, but all the promotional materials look so good.
And next week... Amok Time.
Thursday, February 01, 2007
Yes, there are people in the observation windows.
Several screenshots have been made public, and it looks like another great effort by CBS-Digital. For budgetary reasons, we never saw a shot of the Enterprise and a shuttlecraft together in the Original Series. Look for a gorgeous shuttle landing sequence with the planet Vulcan in the background.
Update: Really great episode, well worth it. Sadly, the shuttle approach where we see both ships from outside the shuttlebay was cut for time, but it should be on the DVD. See the Review and screenshots and video.