Kirk learns that the Romulan ship has also destroyed three other outposts and is now running at full speed towards home.. I was pleasantly surprised by the art direction they took on the restoration and wouldn’t want anything even vaguely reminiscent of any of the later, inferior Trek spinoffs. The Romulan cruiser was a bit of a disappointment, especially in the newly created shots… again, no sense of scale… the panel markings on the top are horribly mis-scaled and make it look like a model on a string. look…my only gripe is that they could be doing the shots of the Enterprise, no bloody A-B-C-D ..OR E ALOT BETTER UNDER Okuda’s usually realible hands. And yes Daren, your nacelle dome caps are better :P. But, I did like the new planet surfaces as viewed from space, even down to the fading of atmosphere on the horizon line. SEE the true color of the Enterprise hull, yet people complain? “Balance of Terror” Written by Paul Schneider Directed by Vincent McEveety Season 1, Episode 8 Production episode 6149-09 Original air date: December 15, … I understand wanting to not change the storyline and that is sacred but if you want to attract new viewers than this is the time for some WOW factor. Daren please don’t misunderstand me, I’ll be the first to say I wish they had gone with you, it’s a very odd dilemma. I know that if I hadn’t grown up with Star Trek, I certainly wouldn’t opt to watch the TOS over one of the newer spin-offs like Enterprise. 65 comments so far. It’s funny to see comments about the CG Enterprise looking “fake” as if an 11-foot wood and plastic MODEL wasn’t also fake. Posted by deca_Wotan November 13, 2020 November 13, 2020 Behind the Scenes, Events Tags: agents, fame, testing, transparency Fame Rework, new version of Agents of Oryx and Transparency improvements. Evidently some stations elected to air episodes of ENTERPRISE instead of the remastered Trek, that is the only possible justification I can come up with for such venom being spewed . It’s only logical. The Romulan ship is using 'simple impulse power only' and yet crossed vast distances during the episode. I think people are entirely too hard to please today and accustomed to 100 million dollar budgets. I’m surprised at the amount of hype generated about it being HD, and the lack of actually DELIVERING IT in HD. List of Star Trek: The Original Series episodes-Wikipedia Joined: Feb 24, 2002 Location: New England. It seems like that painting detail is absent on the CG Enterprise which makes it LOOK like CG. Torn between my reaction to  the IDEA of this project and the final realization of it. "Balance of Terror", written by Paul Schneider and directed by Vincent McEveety, is a first-season episode of the original Star Trek series that first aired on December 15, 1966. "Balance of Terror", written by Paul Schneider and directed by Vincent McEveety, is a first-season episode of the original "" series that first aired on December 15, 1966. Mission accomplished and the old Star Trek looks good. Kirk orders him to keep his bigotry to himself. Fortunately, a LOT of people dissagreed with you and made TOS a 40 year, world-wide, phenomenon, not to mention multi-billion dollar franchise……. Watch Star Trek: Remastered - Season 1, Episode 14 - Balance of Terror: Kirk pits the Enterprise against an invisible spaceship testing the Federation's defenses. Sources for this story include: Herbert F. and Yvonne Fern Solow, Star Trek Sketchbook (1997) and “Romulan Bird-of-Prey (23rd century),” Memory Alpha # I think the effects integrated nicely with the original footage — which is the real test of their effectiveness. Guild summary for the Horde guild 'Balance of Terror' on Daggerspine - US If you are only going to give a little (often by going shot for shot per the orginial) then make sure it is the very best you can give. He can’t be. Remember: Abuse of the TV.com image system may result in you being banned from uploading images or from the entire site – so, play nice and respect the rules! Thanks for professional eye on the episode Daren! It first aired on NBC on December 15th, 1966. But, oh, what an opportunity we missed! In the end his review (which is entirely un-edited) is quite balanced. The Remastered edition enhances so much of Spock's infamously illogical first command, including spectacular new looks at the Murasaki 312 quasar, the glaciated Taurus II, new hangar deck angles and of course the Galileo's fuel burnout "flares". He is a tremendous talent and TrekMovie.com is honored to have him here. Most of us were so hungry for this upgrade that we’re willing to choke down what CBS Digital is giving us. Not enough magic and too much intellect and analysis, thats the problem with society today. As to the lack of spicing up the framing of shots, you have to remember alot of the beauty shots of the Enterprise are iconic and burned into our collective memories. It provides a stark contrast between scenes. I agree Darren, ”ho hum” sums up my feelings. The Fred Frieburger third season TOS fx from the 68-69 season episodes looked far more “real” and better than anything shown this past weekend on this so called newly fx’ed old/new Trek, and why are those 1969 shots better, I dont know why but they look more real than the 1966 shots! The preview said my mouth would be watering, it wasn’t. I enjoyed reading Daren’s comments. I am really pleased to see so many comments coming from so many quarters. All in all, I think that everything that is being done is going to make more of a market for the next Star Trek movie so let’s hope that it does well. I’m torn. I watched it back to back with the original and it looks as if the effects were not the only thing they changed, there were chunks of dialog that were missing ? I think this was well demonstrated in The Next Generation where the Enterprise D was rarely filmed in a complimentary fashion. Someone earlier said the “style” for Trek is that the spaceships are smooth and clean–but that’s a little mistaken. "Balance of Terror" is the fourteenth episode of the first season of the American science fiction television series, Star Trek. 2. respectful v realistic THAT was cool looking. The remastered episodes began with "Balance of Terror" (along with, in some markets, "Miri") during the weekend of September 16, 2006, and ended with "The Cage", which aired during the weekend of May 2, 2009. And while I too, was a bit undewhelmed by the shots, I was glad to see a gorgeous print, along with, at least a few, new angles never seen before. The episode was directed by Vincent McEveety and written by Paul Schneider. The marriage of Angela Martine and Robert Tomlinson is interrupted when a Romulan bird-of-prey attacks and destroys Outpost 4, which guards the Neutral Zone between Federation and Romulan space. While the non fx portion of the show looked fabulous….. I like your transporter effect. It didn't use any sound effects for the external shots at all. I’m afraid the effects will not get significantly better in time. If we can achieve this then hopefully people like Daren and Jeff Bond (author of The Music of Star Trek and all around Trek expert) will continue to participate. I’m hoping they will break out of a little of this mold as the project goes on. I didn’t see that. What I felt was fear – afraid of offending the TREK Core. A new theme song and series score in the veing of TNG, DS9, or VOY. He pitch this project and was passed. There are simple fixes for these… they just need to concentrate on mimicking the look of opticals made on film. Amazing that 23rd century technology. I like some of the angles you chose for the Enterprise. He confers with one of his officers (the centurion… Sighs. I agree with Josh. Fandom is the epitome of being fickle and indecisive. On September 16, , "Balance of Terror" became the first digitally remastered Star Trek episode , featuring enhanced and new visual effects , computer generated CGI spaceships , and high definition format. It really sounds balanced and reverent to the original… Apart from the clarity of the recording, and a decidedly different note at the 1st season trim of the main title, it is pretty much identical in sound to the original. But there is still much work to be done on the engine effect, and there is much room for improvement. I wasn't sure if the "remastered" phrase meant the hokey CGI effects that pass for entertainment or not. I’m sure I’ll say this more than once here, but the way they added new effects to ST:TMP was prefect. It turns out the classic "photon torpedo" sound does *not* accompany either the firing of or the detonation of the "proximity blast" phasers; it's just music--as a lot of people seem to have correctly recollected. Let’s keep some perspective here. I really found Darren’s work, i.e. I wouldn’t even mind seeing some Star Trek TNG episodes updated. The nacelle domecaps – Even in the original series the appearance was more muted and less vibrant. List of Star Trek: The Original Series episodes-Wikipedia I know a lot of this has to do with lighting as has been pointed out before, but the computer models in both STE and STRM lack the character of the actual model originally used in the series. What I would really like to see though, and I’m sure many people aren’t going to agree with me, is Star Trek TOS updated to resemble more of their later spin-offs. Some of the Ships of the Line calendar stills looked better than the CGI Defiant. You said a lot of what I was thinking about the Enterprise but didn’t know how to express in more appropriate industry terms. Join Gerry & Iain for a discussion of Balance of Terror, the fourteenth episode aired in Star Trek's debut season. I liked the effects, but I was expecting something ground breaking really. Chang. Like all episodes from the series, "Balance of Terror" was digitally remastered with upgraded visual effects. Why just ok? Kirk learns that the Romulan ship has also destroyed three other outposts and is now running at full speed towards home.. Star Trek New. September 17, 2006 September 30, 2011 Chief Oddball TV and Movies. There were a couple of decent shots but if the goal here is to prevent kids from laughing at these effects shots, how can you slavishly duplicate the shot where the camera is just tilted on the model of the Enterprise after the nuclear explosion? Hope for the futureOf course I’ll be there every week to see how it goes… but I can’t help but think that a great opportunity is being missed by a rushed schedule. The not-so-good: The Enterprise looks drab. Guild summary for the Horde guild 'Balance of Terror' on Daggerspine - US It reminded me of the red and purple look to the transporters of The Wrath of Khan. Remastered TOS: “Balance of Terror” Impressions. But I would have likened it to NBC showing the original in 1966 with the famous “living color” peacock logo at the beginning, and discovering that the transmission was in black and white. The Enterprise must decide on its response when a Romulan ship makes a destructively hostile armed probe of Federation territory. ... Remastered, they changed alot of the exterior ship and planet shots to than blended in better and didnt seem so re hashed. I’ve talked about it about it quite a bit in my earlier reviews, so I won’t dwell on it too much here, but Star Trek got really good really quickly. It occured to me, suppose the devil is in the details? HOW you film the Enterprise is quite important. Developed by the studio that started it all, Infinity Ward delivers an epic reimagining of the iconic Modern Warfare series from the ground up. It reminds me of Leonard Nimoy’s qoute “the fans don’t know what they want, we know what’s good for them.”. They modernized bits and pieces of it and yet made it all look like it could have been created in 1979. However the one good/great “thing” was the HD transfer made…it looked like it was a brand new show! I did wish that when Kirk ordered the phasers to fire we actually saw phasers. If these reactions are the norm, the Okuda’s must be feeling very unappreciated by now. 1. Star Trek is not Star Wars. Kirk orders phasers set to delayed proximity, the old effects had a Photon torpedo fire with accompanying photon sound effect. Your right!….they SHOULD cancel this so called “remastering” of trek if this is the best they can do! Is there some sort of Trek canon explaination for why they would keep the old torpedo effect? 1. no HD Now I just want to see a delayed warp field! Prepare to go dark in Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® The stakes have never been higher as players take on the role of lethal Tier One operators in a heart-racing saga that will affect the global balance of power. I just wanted an improvement on the originals, and that’s what I thought we got, but also I am much more interested in the cleaned up transfer which just looks gorgeous even better than the DVDs, I thought. Nick Ottens. For example, Balance of Terror, which some of us view as almost a test reel, was aired as is. They both look “fake” to a certain degree. I don’t want REAL Star Trek to look anything remotely like any of it’s progenitors. Flying Pizzas And a … The ships really just don’t look good to me. :) (don’t know if I like the giant atmosphere haze around it… that kinda looks like Star Wars to me) I like their stars a lot. I for one hope that this was only an issue due to the rushed schedule and hope that these effects get much better going forward. Like all episodes from the series, "Balance of Terror" was digitally remastered with upgraded visual effects. Call me crazy, but I have a funny feeling classic Trek will do just fine without your support….just as it has for the past 4 decades. News. If you go too far, people are P.O.ed and complain about not being respectful of the original. I don’t think any TOS fans were expecting a Star Wars like send up of the effects, but more of a fitting tribute to a endearing show. With William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Mark Lenard, Paul Comi. Click here for images from Balance of Terror Remastered, Daren R. Dochterman was the Visual Effects Supervisor on “Star Trek: The Motion Picture – The Director’s Edition” and is the Creator of “Star Trek Enhanced”, Read the recent TrekMovie.com interview with Daren Dochterman (includes video and images from Trek Enhanced and a new image for comparison to CBS’s Trek Remastered). “he lighting of the models – if we are going for realism, as opposed to novelty or style, when would a green, blue, or purple light shine on the hull of the Enterprise? Written by Paul Schneider and directed by Vincent McEveety, it first aired on December 15, 1966, and a repeat broadcast was aired on August 3, 1967. 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