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Star Trek: The Original Series beams back into iTunes


Apple, which had quietly dropped “Star Trek: The Original Series” from its roster of iTunes downloadable programming, looks to have returned not only to iTunes the first season of this series but also a remastered version as well. This remastered version (which costs $56.99 as a season pass for the first season) has “dozens of new and higher-detailed visual effects” blended into the episodes.

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Interesting, I’d like to see the new effects but there’s no way I’m paying that much for them.

Posted by Cool Cat on March 23, 2007 at 6:33 PM (CDT)


Ah, looks like it’s gotten the George Lucas treatment.

Posted by galagachamp on March 23, 2007 at 6:47 PM (CDT)


I’ve seen these new CGI edits on a few episiodes… The changes and additions are largely new external ship views, with deep space and planetary replacements (no more cheap plastic model). I believe it to be a welcome edit to a pretty low-budget/capability production. In particular, the close-up alien mothership in the “Corbomite Maneuver” is quite surprising. Compared to the Lucas’ ILM stuff, ST-TOS is pretty campy, but I certainly don’t remember it being that way at the time… But in any case, although I love the additions and changes, purists will be enraged…. ;-))

Posted by chashulme in Southern California on March 23, 2007 at 7:44 PM (CDT)

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