Thursday, September 07, 2006

Extreme Makeover: Star Trek Edition

It seems that Star Trek will be taking a page out of the book of the other great Star Blank franchise; Paramount announced that the original series will receive an extensive makeover, in honor of its 40th anniversary, when it returns to broadcast syndication later this month. Among the changes are new, digital effects, new music, and a remastered opening voice-over. (Here are two images of the digital version of the Enterprise.) So, how do all the sci-fi geeks in the readership feel about Trek doing a Lucas?


  1. Anonymous9:13 AM

    On the one hand, it can't be as bad as what they did to Star Wars, because the megalomaniac creator of the series has been in the ground for a good long time now.

    On the other hand, no amount of digital buggery is going to fix the dreadful writing, costuming, and acting that plagued the series. "Spock's Brain" sucks, no matter how nice ol' NCC-1701 looks.

    The more I think about it, the more I think it will make the series worse rather than better. When the effects look cheesy, it somehow lets you accept the cheesy plots more easily. (See also: Dr. Who) Making everything look perfect might just highlight how dated the rest of the series is.

  2. Yeah, Nick, I'm inclined to agree with you. It was made, and now it's done. Leave it alone.