Call it Star Trek: The Special Edition. Beginning the weekend of September 16,
According to a press release, the changes include:
Space ship exteriors -- The space ship
Show opening -- The Enterprise and planets seen in the main title sequence will be redone, giving them depth and dimension for the first time.
Galaxy shots -- All the graphics of the galaxy, so frequently seen through the window on the
Exteriors -- The battle scenes, planets and ships from other cultures (notably the Romulan Bird of Prey and Klingon Battle Cruisers) will be updated.
Background scenes -- Some of the iconic, yet flat, matte paintings used as backdrops for the strange, new worlds explored by the
Even our Earth will be given a makeover in the couple of episodes when the
I’m sure some purists will cry foul (as some Star Wars fans did when George Lucas performed similar alterations on the original trilogy of that movie series) but, as someone who was an avid fan of the original series when the show was first being broadcasts, I’m cool with the changes. Hopefully the alien worlds will look really alien and not...oh let’s say…like the backlot of a movie studio in
Now if only they could something about some of the dialogue :-)