Classic Star Trek being George Lucas-fied!
Posted: 17 September 2006 04:07 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Four decades after Capt. Kirk and crew zoomed off at warp speed to “the final frontier,” the iconic sci-fi series Star Trek returns to broadcast television this week with an extensive digital face lift.

CBS Paramount Domestic Television, a unit of CBS, is digitally remastering all 79 episodes of the original series to enhance the show’s 1960s-era visual effects with 21st-century computer-generated graphics.

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“Nothing really has changed except for the fact that it’s just prettier to look at,” said John Nogawski, president of CBS Paramount Domestic Television, in a recent conference call with reporters. “Right down to placement of stars, it is being resimulated to be exactly what was there in the first place.”

http://www.wired.com/news/wireservice/0,71798-0.html?tw=rss.index

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Posted: 17 September 2006 02:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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You know, Star Trek came out right as I joined the service, so I never saw it except in re-runs.

But (and this only applies to the original series for me), if I stumble onto it, I will watch the rest of the episode, regardless of how many times I have seen it.

There is something magical about that show, it was a great mix of soap opera and human drama and science-fiction.

Not unlike ‘Star Wars’.

A digital re-mix, with cooler special effects, and (assumedly) a booming sound-track will be great!

I will Tivo every episode and watch every one!  Make my wife watch them, too!

Dan, who is dimly aware that using his Tivo and zapping through the commercials is essentially unethical and ultimately self-defeating, because it deprives the advertisers of their contact with me (that they paid dearly for) and thus topples the food-chain, to its own detriment.  But I will continue to do it!  Sorry!  However, if aired on a channel I have to pay for, like HBO, I will happily pay, so there!

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Posted: 17 September 2006 03:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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God, they better not. I get up at around 5 A.M. sometimes and watch reruns till 3 P.M. on G4. It makes you feel really good. Plus, with new special effects, it’ll look a whole lot less cool. I always love when they shoot the rocks with their phasers to heat them up. Lucas’ll take the magic away. Plus, Walter Koenig will probably ask to have the whole Russian accent thing dubbed out. I’ll never give up ‘wessels’.

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Posted: 17 September 2006 10:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Hmmmm. . .well, the old versions will still be available on DVD and cassette for those who want them.  Many people who grew up with the old less-advanced special effects will doubtless want to keep watching those versions, since those are the ones that they grew up with and have the sort of corny nostalgic appeal.  For today’s youngsters, though, there’s no reason why they shouldn’t have the choice of watching a more flashy version.

No matter what they do, though, they probably won’t be able to disguise any better the cardboard walls, rubber masks, and foam boulders.  So all that good stuff should still be there!

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Posted: 17 September 2006 11:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Didn’t vote because I don’t really care.  While I’ve seen most of the movies and have watched the different series here and there I’ve never been a huge (and consistent viewing) fan of it.  It doesn’t matter to me one way or the other.

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Posted: 18 September 2006 07:16 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Dan Jr. - 17 September 2006 06:27 PM

You know, Star Trek came out right as I joined the service, so I never saw it except in re-runs.

But (and this only applies to the original series for me), if I stumble onto it, I will watch the rest of the episode, regardless of how many times I have seen it.

There is something magical about that show, it was a great mix of soap opera and human drama and science-fiction.

Not unlike ‘Star Wars’.

A digital re-mix, with cooler special effects, and (assumedly) a booming sound-track will be great!

I will Tivo every episode and watch every one!  Make my wife watch them, too!

Dan, who is dimly aware that using his Tivo and zapping through the commercials is essentially unethical and ultimately self-defeating, because it deprives the advertisers of their contact with me (that they paid dearly for) and thus topples the food-chain, to its own detriment.  But I will continue to do it!  Sorry!  However, if aired on a channel I have to pay for, like HBO, I will happily pay, so there!

If you hadn’t mentioned that you went into the service when this came out - I’d think you were my husband.  shut eye

He DVRs all the episodes he can find.  He’s very unhappy that in order to get the G4 station, he’d have to buy a sports package (that he wouldn’t watch).  I’m safe from the 12 hour runs of it for now.  For now.  long face

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Posted: 18 September 2006 12:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Am I the only one thinking “WHAT’s THE POINT”? How far will T.V producers go to get viewers? What next? A re-vamped version of Great Expectations with “New” special effects.


*Wanders off to drown kittens*

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Posted: 18 September 2006 01:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Poor Maegan.  long face

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Posted: 18 September 2006 03:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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I’ve never seen an episode of star trek…

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Posted: 18 September 2006 05:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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As a female geek, I opted for the “I

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Posted: 24 September 2006 01:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Star Trek was cheesy.  I liked the tribbles when I was a kid tho.

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