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One area where the original effects could be rather annoying was shots of the Enterprise in space, where it tended to move in very 'cumbersome' fashion; for instance, when they were returning to their own time at the end of "Tomorrow is Yesterday". On such occasions, the ship was supposed to be traveling at fantastic speeds, but LOOKED more like it was stuck in molasses.
And whaddaya know, shots of the ship in space has been the main focus of the 'remastering'!
Though as it happens, I think one of the biggest failings of the new space shots has been that the ship is too poorly LIT! It may be more 'realistic', but it just doesn't look as GOOD. Would it be so awful to pretend that the ship is better lit? Actually, I get the impression that some of the more recent episodes have addressed this.
alanr4447 wrote: Hey, what happened?? Why are we back to level 1?!?
I have no idea....I thought it was just me!
edit....apparently it's just a temporary glitch and should be back later, there are some posts about it on the general boards. Blah TVTome never had stupid levels.
Though the reason for using Klingon ships may have been a desire to save some money (Remember TOS ran around $400,000 dollars per episode backin the late 60s which was a pretty hefty pile of money) I didn't see it as an act of cheapness. (At least not in the sence that Frank Zappa sang about on his album Roxy.
For those who are interested, the Remastered TOS season 1 is coming out on HD-DVD/DVD this November. You can see the new versions in their entirety!
Just recently, we were treated to "The Galileo Seven". Naturally, there were some edits, but nothing extremely detrimental to the story.
The upgrade to the Murasaki 312 quasar were breathtaking, and the shots of the Galileo and the Columbus were much improved, with little to no stock footage of TOS of the bad shuttle fx remaining.
Next weekend, we have "The Conscience of the King". Not much to upgrade there, if you ask me, but it's one of my personal favorite episodes from TOS.
|Hmm, it's been almost eight months since anyone posted on this thread. Are people still watching the remastered episodes? I set my DVR to record them automatically but I usually don't watch every one. If my DVR hard drive starts filling up, I'll delete some of the Star Trek episodes if they aren't one of the really good episodes. I saw the episode with the space hippies on their search for "Eden." It was a pretty corny episode. Perhaps it played better back in the late 60s when hippies, free love and all that "Summer of Love" stuff was still novel and current. I guess it wouldn't sound right these days to say "That's so now!" as one of the characters did in the episode. See? I told you it was kind of corny.|
I think that's one of the problems that has always plauged Sci-fi shows using topical references and slang of the era when it takes place far in the future. Buck Rogers really suffered that problem, using cliches , references (disco), and slang from a man who came from 1987. But who knew at that time (1979) that everybody in the 80's would want to get as far away from the disco culture as they could? Likewise, the Hippie culture was all but dead a couple years into the seventies. That can kind of remove credibility from the storyline.
Honestly, I've seen snippettes from the remasters, but I refused to watch the episodes as a whole when they cut them all up. I actually like the concept of the new fx, because i always thought that a bad original effect could too easily take you out of the story. But as far as the dialouge and story, i'm too much a purist, and I hate cuts, so I have to wait until I can get the DVD's somehow to watch them.
LOL. I even put deleted scenes BACK into BSG episodes once they are released on DVD! Well, most of them.
123home123...thanks for reviving past threads. I've been a bit too lazy, but I was thinking of doing it myself. But thanks, really for helping with what I'm trying to do. I'd like to hear your take on the best/worst episode threads.
I for one am enjoying the remastered episodes. I was a kid when they were first in syndication, and I probably saw a handful. I did see all of the movies though.
So now there are just a few left (hard to believe it's been two years) and I will have seen all 79 episodes in their remastered format. I then plan to watch the TOS movies and then the new movie in 09...