NBC (ended 1969)
One of the other overhauls that I neglected to mention from Menagerie Part I was the opening shot of footage from "The Cage".
If you recall, the opening shot closed in on the bridge dome of the Enterprise and 'entered' it, though at a really bad angle (by today's standards. In the 60's, I'm sure it was the best they could do). There is a new CG shot of the Enterprise now, with a much improved entry into the bridge. I thought it was a vast improvement.
The next episode will be "The Corbomite Maneuver"! I'm looking forward to improved maneuvering shots of the Enterprise, as well as possibly an improvement over that colored child's block that served as Balok's warning buoy, and possibly an overhaul of the Fesarius.
We'll see this weekend! (Then come the holiday reruns, and none of those are ones that I missed because of being blacked out by the MLB playoffs and farking world series!)
|It is regrettable that the decision was not made to allocate a 90-minute time slot and air each episode in its entirety, with extra time for goodie reel scenes, cast and crew interviews and beaucoup commercials.|
I didn't get to see it!!!!
Why? You can thank my local network, Fox (though these days, I replace the 'o' with a 'u', cuz that's all they seem to do lately) and its lackluster presentation. They did NOT show "The Corbomite Maneuver", but ran "The Menagerie Part II" again!! WHAT IS WRONG WITH THESE IDIOTS?!!
Ok, so I'm annoyed with my local network. Who hasn't been at some point?
And according to the airdates on www.startrek.com, "The Corbomite Maneuver" won't be aired again for quite some time!
|By what idiotically inconceivable reason were they whining about?|
|Similar, but it was more of a "soft focus" look of glowing spheres, here it looked more metallic with a texture to its surfaces.|
"Tomorrow is Yesterday" will be airing the 2nd weekend of May, '07. I'm looking forward to seeing the Enterprise's slingshot around the sun, like in The Voyage Home, assuming they decide to upgrade that far.