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Old June 16 2010, 01:30 AM   #1
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New Digital animation for TAS- would you want it?

HA- got ya!
But what IF?
Where does it stop?

Well, I'll tell you. With the new FX for TOS, that's where.
Why you ask? Well, I'm glad that you did.

TOS is the only series that HAD to re-use old effects that, BTW, had optical drop-out, over & over again.
TAS had no such imperfections in the picture.
And while TNG had poor resolution due to video post, finding & transferring the live action film digitally and THEN recreating digital FX to match it would be a HERCULEAN not to mention cost-prohibitive effort that could not possibly turn an immediate profit IMO.
No my friends, it will end here, now. It goes this far, no further!!
(Sorry, my inner Picard slipped out )

So, while Lucas is STILL at work adding a digital Yoda to the Blu-Ray release of Phantom Menace, we Trek fans need neither anticipate nor fear further "enhancements" or "tampering" on the horizon, IMO.

Thoughts?

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Old June 16 2010, 02:30 AM   #2
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Re: Paramount announces new Digital animation for TAS!!!

If the animation were totally re-done, I could go for that as an option. but someone else here (in a TAS) thread argued in favor of the original animation, mainly for the backdrops and citiscapes having their own look that is cool. They remind me of the first Tolkein paperback covers I knew, or those 7-Up bottles you would melt crayons down the side of, in 1970 for . . . what purpose . . . I can't really remember . . . .

Gonna go put on some Moody Blues . . .
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Old June 16 2010, 02:51 AM   #3
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Re: Paramount announces new Digital animation for TAS!!!

Who'd want to watch cartoon that looks modern but sounds retro? It only works the other way around, and even then it's just for parodies like Sealab 2021.

Modern animation wouldn't mesh with '70s music, '70s voice acting practices, or '70s writing. I'd rather they did a new cartoon from scratch.
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Old June 16 2010, 08:40 AM   #4
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Re: Paramount announces new Digital animation for TAS!!!

Filmation's character animation might not be the best there is, but their backgrounds are always A double plus. Don't touch em!
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Old June 16 2010, 11:04 AM   #5
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Re: Paramount announces new Digital animation for TAS!!!

Chrisisall wrote: View Post
HA- got ya!
But what IF?
Where does it stop?
Where does it stop indeed. Bogus thread titles usually stop late in the day each April 1st. Any time other than that, and it borders on the ignorant.
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Old June 16 2010, 01:03 PM   #6
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Bogus thread titles usually stop late in the day each April 1st. Any time other than that, and it borders on the ignorant.
This is why we have moderators. Requesting a change of thread title.
If there is no official announcement from CBS Television (not Paramount by the way) and it is not April 1 it is not a joke. Please change the thread title for those that are serious fans.
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Old June 16 2010, 01:16 PM   #7
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Re: Paramount announces new Digital animation for TAS!!!

I await the technology that will convert TAS episodes into actual "live action" style TOS episodes.
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Old June 16 2010, 01:34 PM   #8
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Re: Paramount announces new Digital animation for TAS!!!

You had me going there! Not funny!
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Old June 16 2010, 05:22 PM   #9
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jefferiestubes8 wrote: View Post
Requesting a change of thread title.
Hey- I just tried to change the title (I didn't realize it would irk some), and I can't! What's up? I can change titles on other boards....
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Old June 16 2010, 05:22 PM   #10
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Re: Paramount announces new Digital animation for TAS!!!

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I await the technology that will convert TAS episodes into actual "live action" style TOS episodes.
We have it, but it's 'spensive.
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Old June 16 2010, 06:58 PM   #11
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jefferiestubes8 wrote: View Post
Requesting a change of thread title.
Hey- I just tried to change the title (I didn't realize it would irk some), and I can't! What's up? I can change titles on other boards....
I changed it for you. Took me a few minutes to find the function, LOL.
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Old June 16 2010, 08:16 PM   #12
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I changed it for you. Took me a few minutes to find the function, LOL.
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Old June 17 2010, 12:51 AM   #13
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Re: New Digital animation for TAS- would you want it?

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TAS had no such imperfections in the picture.
TAS had much, much funnier imperfections. Like the time they accidentally gave Scotty a mustache.
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Old June 17 2010, 05:17 PM   #14
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Re: New Digital animation for TAS- would you want it?

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I await the technology that will convert TAS episodes into actual "live action" style TOS episodes.
Might make for a interesting remake, new actors doing lip sink, but the dialog of the original actors (Shatner, Nimoy).

Like at the beginning of the movie "Space Cowboys," younger actors but with the voices of Clint Eastwood and Tommy Lee Jones.


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Old June 17 2010, 07:26 PM   #15
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Re: New Digital animation for TAS- would you want it?

If you gave TAS better-looking animation, it would absolutely lose its charm.

The funny thing is that when I was a kid I thought that it was far, far superior to TOS. Because of all of the cool aliens, no doubt.
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