Can you get it with dubbed into Klingon or with subtitles?
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 …
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.
"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!)
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.
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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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!!!
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