Kirk is Getting a New Enterprise

By Michelle
October 22, 2006 - 4:05 PM

The remastered Star Trek original series episodes are going to keep improving the look of the Enterprise, a producer said.

"It is not that we are unhappy with the work, but it is not yet the Enterprise as we want to see it," Dave Rossi told He said that the team working on the episodes has a new model and plans to show the ship performing maneuvers impossible to create with a physical model at the time the original Star Trek aired in the 1960s.

"People need to understand the amazing amount of work these guys had to do from a dead stop," explained Rossi, who said that CBS gave the team only a month to complete the effects shots for the first remastered episodes. The team is about to start working with the new model, which will give them time "to test lighting, coloring, and yes...those nacelle caps." They may redo some previously remastered shots to incorporate the new Enterprise, which will make its television debut in November.

Rossi added that the team is working on other ships, such as Khan's Botany Bay from "Space Seed", which will be scarred from a lengthy space journey, and a new freighter from "The Ultimate Computer" which is attacked by the title device. A few live-action changes have been made as well, such as Sulu's chronometer which runs backward in "The Naked Time". Rossi said that the team members "are all very passionate about it and want to do everything we can, it is just a matter of having the time to do it"

The full interview is here.

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