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Star Trek Movies I-X Discuss the first ten big screen outings in this forum!

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Old February 21 2012, 08:49 AM   #1
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Orson Welles Narrated TMP Commercials...in High Definition!

The vintage TV commercials for Star Trek - The Motion Picture have been re-edited for high definition by Daren Dochterman and can be viewed on YouTube. Here's the playlist for it.

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6CF8A75F89C8A256
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Old February 21 2012, 09:11 AM   #2
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Very cool.
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Old February 21 2012, 10:02 AM   #3
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Yes. Thank you. Those are excellent commercials, too.
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Old February 21 2012, 05:21 PM   #4
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Good stuff.
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Old February 21 2012, 06:47 PM   #5
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While they're all excellent, the third one on the list does the best job of being a trailer, imo. You'd be hardpressed to beat Orson Welles, after all
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Old February 21 2012, 10:05 PM   #6
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They're really lovely to look at and listen to and bring out the epic best in the movie. Sadly, it remains a film I just can't get excited about.
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Old February 23 2012, 12:53 AM   #7
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Seeing those sent me back to when I was 17, and couldn't wait to see TMP.
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Old February 23 2012, 02:06 AM   #8
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Seeing those sent me back to when I was 17, and couldn't wait to see TMP.
Just curious, but what did you think of the movie when you were 18, after you saw TMP?
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Old February 23 2012, 02:23 AM   #9
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The movie had its problems, but it was Star Trek for cripe sake! Welles did a fine job narrating, it seemed he really believed the lines he was reading.

Maybe I'd have enjoyed it better if I hadn't read the novelization before seeing the film.
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Old February 24 2012, 01:30 AM   #10
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Seeing those sent me back to when I was 17, and couldn't wait to see TMP.
Just curious, but what did you think of the movie when you were 18, after you saw TMP?
Let's put it this way; I saw it 6 more times at the theater (twice more than TWoK and once more the ST: 2009) . It's also the Trek film I've watched the most on video and/or DVD.
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Maybe I'd have enjoyed it better if I hadn't read the novelization before seeing the film.
I read the novelization first, too, but that only helped me to love the movie as much as I did. My new ST friends had no idea that Will Decker was Commodore Decker's son, or the stuff about Kirk's wife, or the effect of Deltan pheromones.
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Old February 24 2012, 11:30 PM   #12
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Those trailers are....fascinating.
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Old March 7 2012, 05:23 PM   #13
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Re: Orson Welles Narrated TMP Commercials...in High Definition!

Valin wrote: View Post
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Seeing those sent me back to when I was 17, and couldn't wait to see TMP.
Just curious, but what did you think of the movie when you were 18, after you saw TMP?
Let's put it this way; I saw it 6 more times at the theater (twice more than TWoK and once more the ST: 2009) . It's also the Trek film I've watched the most on video and/or DVD.
Same here.
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"Challenge your intellect." Nice. And it did.

It was science fiction, not bad-guy-action-flick-of-the-week. Beautiful, too.
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Re: Orson Welles Narrated TMP Commercials...in High Definition!

I wish we had more of the old commercials preserved. I've got two from FC, one from TVH on the computer, and somewhere amidst my huge landfill of VHS tapes I've got all the ones from Insurrection and Nemesis on low-quality recorded (I recorded everything Trek from 1997-2002 on VHS. EVERYTHING.) but... they're so interesting to me! And they really send you back.
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