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Star Trek buffs who still haven't bought all the DVDs, HD DVDs and Blu-rays will be able to enjoy the original series on telly, courtesy of Virgin Media's CBS Action channel, which is not only showing the series again but has a tie-in app for Virgin's TiVo box. Star Trek TiVo app On show is the digitally remastered version …

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  1. Roger Kynaston Silver badge
    Joke

    but

    Can you get it with dubbed into Klingon or with subtitles?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Paris Hilton

      Re: but

      WHAT THE HJELL IS STAR TREK

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      It's new media Jim

      But not as we know it.

  2. irish donkey
    Happy

    What would they do without old Star Trek

    to plug their cutting edge products..

    show back to back simpsons?

    1. CD001

      Re: What would they do without old Star Trek

      ... works for Sky.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Ah, the cartoons

    Had the most convincing alien design seen on Star Trek until the Next Generation.

    1. Joefish

      Re: Ah, the cartoons

      mmm M'Ress...

      The thing I always thought about the cartoons was how they highlighted the simplicity of the series - same costumes, same characters, practically the same dialogue and actions each time, just one new backdrop added to the stock ones to make an episode.

      Liking the remastered CGI. The re-recorded waily theme is excruciating though.

      1. Greg J Preece

        Re: Ah, the cartoons

        "mmm M'Ress..."

        I'd forgotten her! Mmmmmmm, M'Ress....

        Apparently furry porn of her is so prevalent that it makes it into the image search preview at the top of a Google search for her name!

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      2. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Ah, the cartoons

        I was thinking of Arex

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    More revisionist crap. Redoing the FX is an insult to the work of the original team.

    Do they re-release old computer games and make all the graphics better? nope, they provide the original version and the modernised version.

    1. Greg J Preece

      "Do they re-release old computer games and make all the graphics better?"

      Erm....yes they do? OK, the Monkey Island re-releases might have had a switch, but a very large number of the HD upgrades don't. Silent Hill HD was an atrocious upgrade - who the hell deletes fog effects from Silent bloody Hill??

      I was actually impressed by the care taken in the ST remaster to match the original feel, and the original effects really do look hideous on hi-def equipment. I can think of far worse attempts at "updating" media than that one. (I know all you Star Wars geeks are thinking Episode IV, but I was thinking Ghost in the Shell 2.0 - fuck that!)

      1. Tom 13

        Mostly they did okay, but a few of them I found more annoying than Lucas adding mini-Jaba to the remastered episode IV. I'm thinking particularly of the doomsday machine episode with the planet eater whose title is temporarily escaping me. I think it actually looked better with the old b&w special effects.

    2. John 62

      To be fair I got the remastered Monkey Island and the original graphics are totally crap.

      However, I upvoted you because I have seen the updated Star Trek FX and they're totally crap. Completely lost the feel of the original.

      When I was a child I cheered when the first special edition Star Wars came out, because when you are a child you think newer is always better. Now, as an adult I think Lucas should just have left it alone. Cleaning up the film reels is one thing, swapping all the cool models for shiny CG is unnecessary.

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  6. Chad H.

    Computer, search Star Trek Archive and compile all "I'm a Doctor not a X" jokes and play them in sequential order.

    1. Ugotta B. Kiddingme

      [majel barrett roddenberry] working [/majel barrett roddenberry]

  7. The last doughnut
    Holmes

    But with no physical box set in your collection, there will be nothing to confirm PC Plod's suspicions when he searches your house.

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Virgin Media Star Trek TiVo

    Based on an acquaintances experiences with TiVo, the Enterprise should be constantly rebooting, and getting through to/a sensible solution from their customer support is more difficult than mind melding.

    Once again, VM fail.

  9. rickyjames
    WTF?

    Quick, Get A Screen Capture !!!

    The photo of the app is showing "Season 1, Episode1" of ST:TOS, "Where No Man Has Gone Before", as being about "A shape shifting, salt craving creature..."

    Um, no, CBS, that plot synopsis belongs to your later ST:TOS episode "The Man Trap".

    Come on, El Reg, edit and pump up your title here. This is an absolute classic gaffe!!!

    1. Mike Moyle
      Coat

      Re: Quick, Get A Screen Capture !!!

      ...and the photo labeled "Episode 1" is from yet another ep; "Charlie X".

      Yes... I know... It's sad...

      1. rickyjames

        Re: Quick, Get A Screen Capture !!!

        LOL - I was so impressed by the text error I didn't even see the photo error!!!! Absolute Classic Epic Fail...

    2. Some Beggar
      Meh

      Re: Quick, Get A Screen Capture !!!

      Six semi-hysterical exclamation marks for a simple typo? Wow. How excited must you get when you spot a new train number?

      1. rickyjames

        Re: Quick, Get A Screen Capture !!!

        LOL !!! !!! !!!

    3. Wize

      Re: Quick, Get A Screen Capture !!!

      Actually...

      it is the right description for S1E1. Its the title & photo that are wrong.

      Do they have the original pilot too?

  10. TJ 2
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    Nerd Porn

    This is Nerd Porn.

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