NBC (ended 1969)
|Several lines were cut from the episode including the "fool me once, shame on you" line from Scotty.|
Next up is "Wink of an Eye". This episode, I've never been that wild about. Aside from exteriors of the Enterprise, I can't really imagine what changes will have been made to it. I'll be more interested to "Where No Man Has Gone Before", which comes the week after this one.
My expectations: Improved galactic barrier, improved exteriors, and possibly shots of Mitchell's powers improved. Personally, if it were me, I'd have the powers look similar to Q's.
Speaking of that, when "The Squire of Gothos" comes along, I hope to Sto-Vo-Kor that they lose that stupid "bong-ong-ong-ong-ong!" sound. That's one thing in TOS I have always HATED!
Well, "Wink of an Eye" is the first third season episode seen to be given the overhaul treatment. As expected, it retains the white text seen in the 3rd season. Me, I like the newer vocals, because they don't sound as shrill to my ears.
Aside from the exteriors of the Enterprise, which in themselves, are outstanding, "Wink of an Eye" included a redesign Scalosian city, and better effects on some of the phaser shots when Kirk and Spock are attempting to get at the alien technology aboard their ship. But honestly, I can't offer a truly objective commentary on this, because I'd only seen the original version of this episode once. There are some episodes I haven't seen as much as the others. Perhaps I should attempt to remedy that.
Next up: "Where No Man Has Gone Before"!!!! The second pilot episode which introduced the audiences to Gary Mitchell, and the dangerous galactic barrier, which would be seen in several subsequent episodes of TOS. Personally, I expect a better design to the galactic barrier, as well as vastly improved shots of the Enterprise. Possibly even improve the shots of Mitchell's abilities in action, and redesign the silver eyes to look less fake, if you know what I mean.
But we'll have to wait a while to see this one, unfortunately.
Yes, you're correct. This is the first 'overhauled' episode from season 3 to air.
TONIGHT! - "Where No Man Has Gone Before"! Already, some still images have been posted on www.startrek.com, which give you a small idea of what they've done. The new image of the galactic barrier is amazing! And as was done with "Devil in the Dark", the matte painting of the Delta Vega station has been replaced with a 3D CG version that is very well done. Haven't seen any other improvements yet, but fortunately for me, the airing is just under 12 hours away!
Next week: "For the World is Hollow, and I Have Touched the Sky", the episode with the longest title in Trek history! I think we should expect to see vastly improved shots of the Enterprise and Yonada!
So, you're a purist of the old TOS, eh?
As for me, a child of the generation of good fx and such, I'm enjoying these overhauls. February should be a very enjoyable month for me, as three of my favorite episodes are airing!
2-3-7 - "Journey to Babel" (We should actually get to SEE the enemy ship!)
2-10-7 - "The Doomsday Machine" (An improved planet-killer, and a non-plastic looking U.S.S. Constellation! Not to mention the fact that they've probably fixed the scale problems to where Decker's shuttle doesn't look bigger than the Constellation as they enter the planet-killer.)
2-17-7 - "Amok Time" (Quite possibly, improved landscapes to Vulcan.)
2-24-7 - "The Paradise Syndrome" (Though this isn't a fave of mine, it's a good one. The new asteroid effects should be really nice, and not just recycled footage from "For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky.")
BLAST YOU, FOX NETWORK!!!!!
This is the 2ND TIME that an episode I've been wanting to see (A LOT!) has been 'accidentally' bumped off by the one that aired LAST week!
"Wink of an Eye" started playing!! Once is an annoyance. Twice is UNFORGIVABLE!
I'm going down to the local Fox branch office tomorrow and see what idiot has been asleep at the switch!
Well, thanks to YouTube, and someone posting the remastered fx on there in continuous reels, I was able to see the remastered fx for "Where No Man Has Gone Before".
I LOVE the remastered shots of the Enterprise entering and fleeing the barrier! The barrier was also MUCH more intimidating in appearance, and the shots of the Delta Vega station, though redone with a CG replica of the matte painting were much cleaner than the painting. I've had to resort to this approach for "The Corbomite Maneuver", "I, Mudd", and "Arena". Thank you World Series Baseball for preempting the GOOD stuff in my area! In cases of "Corbomite" and "WNMHGB", both times they started playing the previous week's episode. Those I might not get to see until Star Trek: TOS Remastered comes out on DVD.
Mac-ale, if you're not enjoying the remasters, then why watch? They're by no means planning to get rid of the old versions, but for those of us from "The Next Generation" (pun intended), I see nothing wrong with updating the fx to attract a newer audience. Especially those who think fx matter.
|Mac-ale, if you're not enjoying the remasters, then why watch? They're by no means planning to get rid of the old versions, but for those of us from "The Next Generation" (pun intended), I see nothing wrong with updating the fx to attract a newer audience. Especially those who think fx matter.|
Update: Images of the Remastered U.S.S. Enterprise and asteroid Yonada from "For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky" have been posted on www.startrek.com
WOW!!!! NOW it looks believable, and not a crappy 2-models-on-sticks shot, as seen below!