The original series remastered edition is a fun way to experience kirks enterprise and it shouldnt be missed by anyone who holds trek close to their heart. James wades through three box sets of star treks original series. The original star trek now cgi overhauled watts up. We provide the latest updates on star trek beyond, star trek. The original series would be undergoing a star warsstyle complete digital makeover, in which all of its 1960s model and miniature special effects would be replaced with modern cgi, frankly i was appalled at the news. Star trek is an american sciencefiction television series created by gene roddenberry that follows the adventures of the starship uss enterprise ncc1701 and its crew. Star trek the uss enterprise 3d cgi animation duration. Garth franklin star trek journeys to the 21st century as the original series returns to broadcast syndication for the first time in 16 years with brandnew digitally remastered episodes to celebrate its 40th anniversary. Beyond simply moving the show into an hd screen format, every special effect shot in the series was replaced with computer generated ones. Included in this set of the first series is an option to view each episode with stateoftheart cgi effects, which in comparison to the original shots, make the original versions seem ever more dated, as if cbs were a little embarrassed themselves of the quality of the.
Cbs knew they needed to do something to be sure the one that started it all, the original series. The motion picture is a 1979 american science fiction film directed by robert wise and based on the television series star trek created by gene roddenberry, who also served as its producer. The animated series tas, originally aired as star trek and as the animated adventures of gene roddenberrys star trek, is an american animated science fiction television series created by gene roddenberry. Rittenhouse archives is pleased to offer our star trek. In tosr every planet has a distinctive appearance, even though the consequence is that few of them still look as they did in tos. Cbs paramount domestic television, a unit of cbs, is digitally remastering all 79 episodes of the original series to enhance the shows 1960s. Ex astris scientia planet surfaces in tos and tos remastered. Organizationally star trek as a franchise was a mess because of the big viacom split up that occurred in late2005. Even in its day, better effects would have been possible, if it werent for the lack of the neccessary funding. The original series, view video clips and full episodes on.
At first i was put off by the knowledge of new special features being added to the series but the end result is so much more than that. The quality is so good, on the right tv, it almost looks 3d. The sounds, the look, and allnew digital effects that hold close to the spirit of the original are all here in the criticallyacclaimed remastered editions of the classic star trek series of the 1960s. The old recordings were probably mastered at 576p in other words standard defini. The next generation tng is an american science fiction television series created by gene roddenberry. The sounds, the look, and allnew digital effects that hold close to the spirit of the original are all here in the critically acclaimed remastered editions of the classic star trek series of the 1960s. The footage has been remastered a subsequent round of remastering in 20067. This digital remastering was released in 2006 to star trek. Man, 10 years ago i wouldve slammed this question, but comparing physical releases is just not my game anymore. Original star trek remastered with new cgi effects. The third series in the star trek franchise, it is the second sequel to star trek. The thing is the remastering not only included modern cgi effects, but they also went back to the original 35mm print and digitally remastered it to high definition. Star trek animated series announced for nickelodeon space. The redone special effects look out of place in comparison to the rest of the episode.
The original series tos to distinguish the show within the media franchise that it began. The original series without the terrible cgi in the remastered versions is tricky, but possible, unlike the situation with the. The classic series focuses on the 23rd century adventures of captain james t. Star trek the original series remastered original series. If they had the means back then, 1960s, this is how the series would have been. It is the first installment in the star trek film series, and stars the cast of the original television series. Once again, the remastered effects versions are here in full hd along with the original untouched versions.
I like that they remastered the series for hd but everytime they show an external cgi scene it just seems out of place. Notable changes include new space shots with a cgi. It originally aired from september 28, 1987 to may 23, 1994, in syndication, spanning 178 episodes over seven seasons. Apparently, every scene that could have some cgi update to it has been. A lot of fans are down on the cgi remastered version, but i. They even created cgi models of ships that were never shown in the original e. The remastered original series brought the special effects of the classic television series up to the modern age of cgi, and this 81card set will let fans relive the excitement of the enterprises mission on the final frontier. Discovery, along with coverage of past television series and films, conventions, video games, books, humor, comics, collecting and. Both fans and participants of the series are twominded about this version. We will have 1 double autograph per box and 1 single autograph card per box, and the list of signers is simply stellar. How the star trek original series remasters beat the star. Star trek i mudd visual effects comparison youtube.
I was so determined to be mad online about the star trek. A new star trek animated series has gotten the green light to run on nickelodeon. Cgi, or computergenerated imaging or imagery, is a relatively advanced computeraided, or digital, method of producing onscreen illusory effects to depict imaginary events andor settings. The original series episodes you dont have the same options with star wars. Technically there was no cgi in the original star trek series. The trek movie report has now learned from trusted insiders, that cbs paramount are actually offering an hdtv enhanced version of the original series with new stateofthe art cgi visual effects. Your thouhts about star trek original series with added cgi. I think i have the top one, but i might also have the middle one from when it was a combo hd dvd release. In the summer of 2006, cbs digital embarked on the project of digitally remastering star trek the original series for high definition. Thanks to cgi, these shortcomings were eventually corrected in the remastered version of star trek tosr, produced by cbs digital from 2006 to 2008. The second series in the star trek franchise, it is the first sequel. View entire discussion 12 comments more posts from the startrek community.
If every project in development comes to fruition then we wont have had this much star trek on our screens. Available in their fulllength, original format without the cuts of syndicated television, the vivid remastered versions make star trek new again, without compromising what made the show a. With william shatner, leonard nimoy, deforest kelley, kathie browne. There is plenty of confusion about which versions of the star trek original series are on which sets on dvd. Many of them were recreated digitally from scratch, and some were extensively altered compared to. In the film, set in the 2270s, a mysterious and immensely powerful alien cloud known.
Enterprise had been canceled after only 4 seasons the year. Star trek is one of televisions most iconic series a formative name for several generations of viewers, and in the case of the original series, for the medium of television itself. Many trek products were put on semipermanent hold or canceled outright. Produced from 20062008, the original series remastered tosr was a huge undertaking that came with a variety of challenges and fan controversies. If you want the new remastered versions with new cgi effects, you want the set that is packaged in the rectangular boxes with silver trim, or this box set white with black starfleet insignia, goldbluered contrails across it. Which version of star trek tos is better, the remastered. Star trek and related marks are trademarks of cbs studios inc. My opinion is that the remastered ones look a bit odd to me.
Star trek enterprise had been canceled after only 4 seasons the year before. Arena the gorn were only seen once in star trek until nearly 40 years later when they finally returned, given a cgi makeover, on star trek. Original star trek, digitally remastered, modern day cgi. A group of aliens who exist in a state of incredible acceleration invade the enterprise and abduct capt.
The original star trek adventure that started the enduring scifi pop culture phenomenon. In 1965, star trek set out to boldly go where no series had gone before, beginning a threeyear mission that led to a franchise that would last decades. But in fairness, there were some good points in it. Cbs paramount confirms original star trek episodes have been remastered and updated highdefinition version of the 1960s series, featuring new special effects to air soon. When the remastered series came out, i remember watching a documentary where they said that yes, it was cg effects, but they made an effort to recreate the. They used a variety of other methods being used that era.
How the star trek original series remasters beat the star wars. George lucas had endless rationalizations for altering star wars with his abominable special editions, but they all had in common the assumption that star wars belongs. The bluray releases of tos have both the remastered cgi versions and versions with the original effects shots. Here at last is the first season of the original series all in one box, 29 episodes in their original broadcast order. It originally aired from september 8, 1973 to october 12, 1974 on nbc, spanning 22 episodes over two seasons. In 2007, tv broadcaster cbs had the series special effects remastered. Now, if you try to watch this series on netflix, these modernized versions are the only things being offered. It is a form of visual effects often abbreviated as vfx and also referred to as opticals or, as was the case in the endcredit roll of star trek. Star trek the original series remastered edition netflix streaming dvd bluray created by gene roddenberry starring william shatner, leonard nimoy, deforest kelley, james doohan, nichelle. Enterprise, a powerful interstellar spacecraft dispatched by earthbased starfleet command to explore the galaxy. On the left side you can see the effects from the original 1967 version of the episode, on the right side you can see the new cgi effects from the 2009 bluray version. The original series gets a full makeover, presented now in high definition with new cgi effects and enhanced audio.
The episodes are listed in order by original air date, which match the episode order in each seasons original, remastered, and bluray dvd box sets. First thing i watched was a few episodes of star trek the original series. I thought the remastered effects were badly done and absolutely stuck out like a sore thumb, especially when you compare to the tng remaster which was done, well, masterfully. Produced under the aegis of robert wise productions, the cgi for this production was provided by vfx house. Why deep space nine and voyager may never get the hd. This is the first television series in the star trek franchise, and comprises 79 regular episodes over the series three seasons, along with the series original pilot episode, the cage. Join the conversation and connect with cbs s star trek.684 1489 823 692 951 568 817 440 594 1067 1251 434 155 1021 446 849 209 929 1105 11 647 1528 431 480 855 1347 532 670 1135 642 126 496