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Old April 28 2013, 09:42 AM   #32
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Re: "The best and most influential Trek series"

Back to that whole lived-in realism thing…I don’t know if there’s ever been a show in the history of the tube with better special effects. I remember watching an episode of ABC’s V a couple years back and thinking that some force-field effect they had looked worse than what DS9 was doing 15 years before. And V was a network show, while DS9 was merely in syndication until 1995, at which point it went to UPN, hardly a guarantee of quality. Mostly, it’s because the Trek franchise’s TV production company, Paramount Television, had contracted Industrial Light & Magic to render its effects. Here’s a space battle from DS9’s 1998 season finale. I’ll be damned if it doesn’t look every bit as good today.
The high praise is warranted, of course. But where the author get the idea that ILM was involved(?).
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