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

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Old November 3 2012, 07:23 PM   #46
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Re: how big an improvement is the star trek motion picture director cu

I just bought the Directors edition this afternoon(£2, ftw!!) and I didn't realise there was any differences, I've only seen TMP once so I probably wouldn't realise them anyway but how is it different?
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Old November 3 2012, 11:47 PM   #47
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Well, for one thing, all the footage cut from the original 1979 release can be viewed (as a group). There was a reason why the 1979 release was sometimes referred to as "The Motionless Picture." I am a Syd Mead fan, but even 2001 would have been a misshapen mess if the big state-of-the-art special effects scenes were in the middle of the picture, the way all the gosh-wow V'ger interiors are in TMP.
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Old November 4 2012, 01:28 AM   #48
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The story remained the same so there's no worry there, but I do think I like the theater version the best. I'm rewatching it now and noticed one change I didn't see before, when the Ilia probe is Ilia her monitoring jewel fades color only to return again when the prode reaserts itself.
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Old November 5 2012, 06:01 AM   #49
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Re: how big an improvement is the star trek motion picture director cu

Ian Keldon wrote: View Post
If they had just kept the McCoy/Kirk "discussion" in the DE it would have been just about perfect, IMO.
^This! I've always enjoyed this extended scene (and I think DeForest Kelley's performance is better in the take they used for the TV version)... so I was disappointed to see it omitted from the DE.

I seemed to grow up with every version: the theatrical version, the special longer version, and whenever the film aired on TV, it always seemed to be cut somewhat differently. Some networks would air it in a 3-hour timeslot, others in a 3.5-hour (!) timeslot.

I only wish the DE fixed two other errors: the travelpod's lack of shadow on the Enterprise and the changing colors of Spock and Bones' armbands at the end.
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Old November 5 2012, 06:20 AM   #50
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I'm rewatching it now and noticed one change I didn't see before, when the Ilia probe is Ilia her monitoring jewel fades color only to return again when the prode reaserts itself.
That's in every version.

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