Friday, September 01, 2006

PAAARRRRAAAAMOUNT!!!! Leave Kirk alone!

Did Hollywood learn nothing from Lucasfer's updated Star Wars? Now, Paramount is saying that,
In honor of the show's 40th anniversary, CBS Domestic Television is releasing all 79 episodes with new special effects and music on 200 stations, beginning Sept. 16. The first batch of episodes will be chosen from a list of fan favorites.

The original special effects will be replaced with computer-generated images, including the exterior of the Starship Enterprise, based on the exact measurements of the original model, now resting in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. The main title sequence will also be redone with new effects and a new digital stereo soundtrack re-recorded by an orchestra and a female singer. William Shatner's classic original recording of the 38-word "Space, the final frontier ..." monologue has been remastered and continues to open each episode.

All of the space scenes, alien landscapes and ships - including the Romulan Bird of Prey and Klingon Battle Cruisers. The remastered episodes have been converted from the original film into a high-definition format, which gives viewers a clearer, crisper, more vibrant picture, even when viewed in standard definition.

Oh, that's perfect, take away the only reason people still love the original series. The nostalgic "cheese factor." We all know that the storylines were, with a few exceptions, ridiculesis. We only love it because it is wonderfully bad and predictable.

Next they'll be changing the shirt colors of the men who die each episode so the audience wont know who the sacrificial "red shirts" are!



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