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.