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.
“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.”