4053OFF TOPIC - So That's What Mike Has Been Doing!
- Sep 2, 2006Hey everyone.
It's been a while since I have posted here. The recent news of Joseph
Stephano's passing (co-producer with Leslie on "Outer Limits") was something
I was going to post, but I see that Jim already got to that one. Of course,
our prayers go to his family.
On an off-topic, one of our list members Mike Okuda has been a busy little
bee. I for one, am shocked that I didn't see it coming!
It was announced yesterday, (or Thursday) that a redux version of the
original Star Trek series is being distributed into syndication with all new
CGI effects, HD quality transfer, and digital sound enhancements. I often
thought that would be the next step in the Star Trek franchise, to
re-release the series with broad enhancements, but I never knew they were
actually doing it. (How did they keep it so secret?)
I believe the first redux I ever encountered was Speilberg's first
re-release of Close Encounters, with the new scenes and new special effects.
Of course, Lucasfilm did the same with Star Wars, and later in the
Director's series, Paramount revamped a few of the Star Trek movies, but how
long has this enhanced Star Trek series been in the works?
I am both shocked and pleased! I can't wait until September 16, to see it!
Anyone know where to find out what stations will be broadcasting it? CBS is
distributing it for weekend exposure, but I don't have any further
Anyway, if its not out of place, I want to pass on my regards to Mike Okuda
and his staff, and let him know, as a fan of the ST:TOS, it's a pleasant
surprise to hear about their work. I am anticipating the series, and later
the new DVDs, or Blu-Ray discs that are sure to be produced. (Mike, will you
and your wife do commentary on that? Is it too early to say?)
Have a good one!
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