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Started by MisterCat, September 15, 2006, 06:23:57 pm

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Check your local listings, folks!

BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Star Trek gets digital makeover


Last Updated: Friday, 15 September 2006, 13:33 GMT 14:33 UK

Star Trek gets digital makeover

Star Trek fans are being given a chance to see the final frontier as never before with the broadcast of a digitally enhanced version.

The series has developed a worldwide following

All 79 episodes of the original 1960s series have been given a makeover with visuals and sound being updated.

Computer graphics replace model spaceships, backgrounds have been made more realistic and even Kirk's famous introduction has had a digital polish.

The new-look series will be shown in the US this weekend.

John Nogawski, president of CBS Paramount Domestic Television, said: "Nothing really has changed except for the fact that it's just prettier to look at.

More dynamic

"Right down to placement of stars, it is being re-simulated to be exactly what was there in the first place."

The new computer-generated graphics were created with measurements taken from the original model of the craft now on display at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington.

Visual effects experts said the ship now flew "more dynamically."

The new broadcast is part of events to mark the series' 40th anniversary.

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Here are the initial broadcast data for the Portland, Oregon, U.S.A., area:

Station: KPDX MNT
Channel: 49

Station: KPDX-DT MNT
Channel: 49.1

Star Trek
09/16/2006 10:00 PM, 1 hr

Balance of Terror

Kirk matches wits with a Romulan Commander (Mark Lenard) as the Enterprise chases a cloaked Romulan ship, which destroyed four Federation outposts, into the Neutral Zone. Centurion: John Warburton. Decius: Lawrence Montaigne. Yeoman Rand: Grace Lee Whitney. Stiles: Paul Comi. Spock: Leonard Nimoy. Kirk: William Shatner. Uhura: Nichelle Nichols.

Cast & Credits: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Mark Lenard, Paul Comi, John Warburton

TVPG, English

Star Trek
09/17/2006 10:00 PM, 1 hr


Kirk, Spock, McCoy and Yeoman Rand arrive on a planet resembling Earth in the 1960s and discover it has been ravaged by a genetically engineered virus that kills adults and extends childhood. Many of the children who appear in this episode are William Shatner's, Gene Roddenberry's and director Vincent McEveety's actual children. Miri: Kim Darby. Jahn: Michael J. Pollard. Fat Boy: John Megna. Kirk: William Shatner.

Cast & Credits: William Shatner (Actor), Kim Darby (Actor), Michael J. Pollard (Actor), John Megna (Actor), Grace Lee Whitney (Actor)

TVPG, English




Yeah, I remember seeing a clip on YouTube some time back about that, but I didn't realize they were actually doing a makeover on the whole series. But it looked cool.  Though I suspect there are those who will object to it.


I'm sure you're correct, Silentbob, insofar as nay-sayers tend to come out of the woodwork whenever something's changed.  I wonder how long it will take these enhanced Star Trek episodes to reach Norway.




Well, if we're talking television, that may be a while. Norwegian television is notorious for having been a sci fi wasteland as its always been hard to get TV channels to air series of that genre here.   They did show a few seasons of TNG and Voyager in the past, but always cut it short and never showed the rest. (Though Babylon 5 was incredibly enough actually aired in its entirety) .However,  due to people downloading episodes from the internet, sci-fi seems to be getting more popular.  DVDs of Trek, Stargate and many of the other series are on sale pretty much everywhere. Also, BSG and the new Doctor Who is airing on TV now and I'm sure more will follow as most people discover that sci fi is fun too.  :)


What's Star Trek?

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy has this to say about Anime:


humm.. if my brother dosent know I should tell him. he was quite the trekie back in the day.   had all the technical manuals and everything...
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They are doing up a load of old Series's of TV programs. They recently finished the digitally remastered Space: 1999 Season 1 DVD Box Set.


Yeah! I just got seven episodes of Monty Python's Flying Circus tonight for $24.99!