What a day it is here too. Not that much is happening, and I haven't taken pics of my new socks yet, but I thought you ought to know the Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin, pegged it after being done over by a stingray! Funny isn't it that he was killed not by a croc, cos he knew how to handle them, but a different sort of something that you should never muck around with.
ARGH - sacrilege! Leave the original hokey ST alone! No Nichelle Nichols singing the theme! No more Enterprise shots with the ship wobbling on its stick. No more very obviously set in a studio shots! OK, maybe it will be good but I'm not sure....
CBS Paramount Domestic Television is releasing digitally remastered episodes of the 1960s STAR TREK sci-fi series, with all new special effects and music, to celebrate the groundbreaking series' 40th anniversary, it was announced today by John Nogawski, president of
CBS Paramount Domestic Television.... All 79 episodes of the original "Star Trek" series will eventually be remastered, with the first batch of episodes chosen from a list of "Star Trek" fans'
favorite shows. The most noticeable change will be redoing many of the special effects, created with 1960s technology, with 21st century computer-generated imagery (CGI). That includes:
- Space ship exteriors -- The space ship Enterprise, as well as other Starships, will be replaced with state of the art CGI-created ships. The new computer-generated Enterprise is based on the exact measurements of the original model, which now rests in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.
- 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 Enterprise's bridge, will be redone.
- 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 Enterprise crew will get a CGI face-lift, adding atmosphere and lighting.
The refurbished episodes also feature higher quality sound for the
famous opening theme....
From the B5 newsletter, the Zocalo.
At least they are not touching Spock. Touch Spock and die, suckers! A quarter of a century ago, I spent a year trying to be Spock. Didn't work, but it did give me a major appreciation for emotions :-) Oh yes, before Babylon 5 there was Blake's 7, and before that was Trek. Since B5? Nothing. Maybe Firefly was good but I wouldn't know cos I never saw it and my friends actively avoid loaning me the DVDs. Buffy/Angel didn't grab me. Smallville was ok at first but after a while its attractions waned. Battlestar Galactica? Dunno - it isn't on the TV here and I don't buy DVDs without knowing if I like something or not (especially when we have no source of income).
Hehehehehehe. Nathan found my copy of "I am Spock" that I bought in England seven years ago. Yep, seven years ago today I landed back home after a month's jaunt to the USA and England. Gosh I was glad to see a gum tree again. Anyway, I've never read the book - it is one of those things you get around to reading one day. So Nathan is reading it, and now is having to remind me that it is the book he is reading, it isn't my current book....but when he is not reading it, who is?
PS - less than two months to my *mumblieth* Big partee in exactly two months! Dunno where. Hope we have some income by then otherwise the party will be pretty pathetic and BYO.
PPS - I promise to have pics next time of something special and some knitting!