RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 138,277
Posts: 5,350,117
Members: 24,610
Currently online: 679
Newest member: VST

TrekToday headlines

Drexler TV Alert
By: T'Bonz on Jul 26

Retro Review: His Way
By: Michelle on Jul 26

MicroWarriors Releases Next Week
By: T'Bonz on Jul 25

Ships Of The Line Design Contest
By: T'Bonz on Jul 25

Next Weekend: Shore Leave 36!
By: T'Bonz on Jul 25

True Trek History To Be Penned
By: T'Bonz on Jul 25

Insight Editions Announces Three Trek Books For 2015
By: T'Bonz on Jul 24

To Be Takei Review by Spencer Blohm
By: T'Bonz on Jul 24

Mulgrew: Playing Red
By: T'Bonz on Jul 24

Hallmark 2015 Trek Ornaments
By: T'Bonz on Jul 24


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Star Trek Movies > Star Trek Movies I-X

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old November 3 2012, 07:23 PM   #46
[N]
Ensign
 
Location: Wigan, England
Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to [N]
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?
[N] is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 3 2012, 11:47 PM   #47
gottacook
Commander
 
Location: Maryland
Re: how big an improvement is the star trek motion picture director cu

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.
gottacook is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 4 2012, 01:28 AM   #48
DWF
Vice Admiral
 
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Re: how big an improvement is the star trek motion picture director cu

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.
__________________
The greatest science fiction series of all time is
Doctor Who! And I'll take you all on, one-by-one
or all in a bunch to back it up!"
--- Harlan Ellison, from his introduction
to the PINNACLE series of Doctor Who books
DWF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 5 2012, 06:01 AM   #49
ScottDS
Captain
 
ScottDS's Avatar
 
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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.
ScottDS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 5 2012, 06:20 AM   #50
Indysolo
Fleet Captain
 
Indysolo's Avatar
 
Location: Sunny California
Re: how big an improvement is the star trek motion picture director cu

DWF wrote: View Post
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.

Neil
__________________
"Garret Wang's costume was so 'West Hollywood', I offered to be best man at his wedding."
-Walter Koenig on Garret Wang's Of Gods and Men costume
Indysolo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 09:29 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.