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The 'New' Original Star Trek

I think the overhaul of the original Star Trek is . . .

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    ReclusiveWriter

    [1]Aug 31, 2006
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    YES! I've been wanting to see this happen ever since I first saw the 'real' U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 on the viewscreen of the Defiant in "Trials and Tribble-ations"!

    I'm already buying plenty of blank video cassettes (No DVR for me, yet.   ) to get the entire series!  I can't WAIT for not just the new visual fx, but the new music as well!

    The first episode to be aired will be "Balance of Terror" on Sept. 16.

    Other episodes I'm eager to see include:

    Journey to Babel, The Doomsday Machine, The Ultimate Computer, The Enterprise Incident, The Tholian Web, Arena (Maybe we'll get a look at a Gorn ship?! Maybe a CG Gorn?), Tomorrow is Yesterday (the slingshot effect from ST: IV?), and many others!

    What are you looking forward to, and why?

    Edited on 08/31/2006 9:59pm
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    wedgeantilles54

    [2]Sep 1, 2006
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    I'm looking forward to seeing to orginal series from the begining

    Anyone know the date the rerelease starts running and on what channel?

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    ReclusiveWriter

    [3]Sep 1, 2006
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    The only bummer about this whole thing is that the episodes won't be aired in their original order.

    The first episode, "Balance of Terror", will be airing Sept. 16.  You'll have to check your local listings as the date grows nearer.

    Any specific episodes anyone wants to see the new versions of?  Anything in particular you want to see improved?

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    jackvancouver

    [4]Sep 3, 2006
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    The best part... IT'S HIGH-DEF!!!
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    ReclusiveWriter

    [5]Sep 4, 2006
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    IMHO, one of the best things will be no more warp flights that look like impulse power.

    That, and this version should be able to keep the Constellation, the shuttlecraft, and the Planet Killer at the right scale!   Anyone wonder what the new version will look like?   I'm not expecting a major change to the Planet Killer, but I hope this version doesn't come out looking like a blue carrot!

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    ronin1272

    [6]Sep 5, 2006
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    I will be happy if they don't mess with too much. Adding life to backgrounds, ships, etc. is great. Touching up the Enterprise, cool as long as it still looks as though it should be there are not superimposed. The planets, cool. Anything else? Changing the way the aliens look or ships...no way. I like the look of Trek just the way it is, but I am also excited to see it revamped as long as nothing is added or changed majorly. The only thing that really suck is that they will release them all on DVD again...I had better start buttering my wife up now. lol.
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    LithiumAngel420

    [7]Sep 6, 2006
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    Agreed
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    SRP76

    [8]Sep 6, 2006
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    I don't think they should start screwing around with it.

    It's just fine the way it is. If people are going to watch just looking for "cool effects", there are other places to get that.

    Star Trek is good because of other reasons than "ooh, look! Streamers behind the moving ship!".
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    lobomensch

    [9]Sep 7, 2006
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    As I said in my blog, this is an attempt to appeal to the short-attention span crowd, as Paramount would have it. They seem to think effects will draw people who would've never watched it for the story/characters. How lame.
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    wormhole74656

    [10]Sep 7, 2006
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    I think if they stay true to Star Trek...and that's what Okuda, and other have said they wanted to...then I think it will be good. 

    I'm So excited now...since it said on tvguide.com that they will be updated in both regular formats and HD Widescreen. 

    Was Star Trek Shot in Widescreen initially, and just made into "pan and scan" for air?  Or are they going to cut information out to give it the widescreen bars?

    At first I was reluctant to accept widescreen anything...but it's grown on me, and you get a more cinematic feel.  I've been hoping they try doing something like that with the other star trek's---especially Deep Space Nine.

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    ReclusiveWriter

    [11]Sep 7, 2006
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    One thing that has me concerned is editing it down for these damn commericals. Who doesn't hate it when important pieces are chopped out of a show, so there's more space for another aphrodisiac commercial?
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    SRP76

    [12]Sep 7, 2006
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    ReclusiveWriter wrote:
    Who doesn't hate it when important pieces are chopped out of a show, so there's more space for another aphrodisiac commercial?


    Hahahaha...."This is Bob. He has decided to go 'big'-time!".

    They do chop it out, because the commercial breaks in the '60s didn't last nearly as long as they do today.

    I liked they way they did it on SciFi Channel in 1998, I think it was. They used a 90-minute timeslot, so there was no extra "cutting" for commercials.
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    jackvancouver

    [13]Sep 7, 2006
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    For those of you hyping that it'll be widescreen, it's not.

    Proof:

    http://www.startrek.com/videouploads/200609/060906-tos-hd-remastering/300k.mov

    and

    http://www.startrek.com/startrek/view/news/article/25055.html

    Edited on 09/07/2006 7:38pm
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    Tronman100

    [14]Sep 8, 2006
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    Personally, I'm really excited about this, like they did with the original Star Wars graphics updates. I just need to figure out what networks it will be aired on so I can see if I can watch it, or Download them somewhere.
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    cybernaut_ev

    [15]Sep 8, 2006
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    I believe TVLand is airing the entire series starting in November.
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    nunomfilipe

    [16]Sep 11, 2006
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    I am unsure that this will work. I like the option of HD and new graphics, but it could also make it too different from the original. Hope they do not lose the original "flavour".
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    Mac-Ale

    [17]Sep 12, 2006
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    Eh, I don't know...the stories will attract people or not, I like the dated effects, they remind me of its place in history. I watched it in the 60s and 70s and when the effects were a little dodgy or something was not shown, I used my "imagination"...kind of like what people did with things called books years ago...
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    SRP76

    [18]Sep 12, 2006
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    Mac-Ale wrote:
    kind of like what people did with things called books years ago...


    Hahaha, there's some truth.
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    sl1974

    [19]Sep 13, 2006
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    This show was cutting edge at the time, right? Okay, now it's cheesy compared to anything new out, but that is it's charm!

    I will watch a couple episodes to see how it turned out, but give me the old version any day. I recently attended a con in Seattle and it was stated that the old version will still be available for the die hards.
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    antdude

    [20]Sep 15, 2006
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    jackvancouver wrote:
    The best part... IT'S HIGH-DEF!!!
    It's not going to be high definition right now due to lack of requirements.
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