More on the New (old) Star Trek

I’ve been watching the reconstituted, digitally enhanced episodes of Star Trek: The Original Series on KPDX-DT and I have to say I’m impressed. Modern computer modeling would have made it possible to change the episodes in significant ways and yet, I think, the producers have shown remarkable restraint. Most of the work has gone into enhancing establishing shots such as the Enterprise in orbit or — as was the case with “Devil in the Dark” — an enhanced static shot of the mining facility and some subtle magic at the appearance of a tunneling horta. To my eyes, none of the enhancements distracted from the story.

Did Star Trek absolutely need an update? Nope. But I’m glad they did it. I loves me some Star Trek.