I watched the remastered verison of Balance of Terror when it came out but I didn't watch any more. After so much anticipation, what did we get? The Romulan ship at a new angle and a fluffier comet. I watched a few clips on YouTube and found a few comparisons between the old and the new. I wasn't impressed. By the time they started remastering TOS, the show had already been available of DVD for 3 years so there was no risk of The Remastered Series replacing becoming the definitive TOS while The Original Original Series rotted on VHS. So they should've really spiced it up. Added a new warp effect. Made the hand phaser beams look better. Completely changed some of the background paintings. They did it with Vulcan in TMP so why couldn't they do it here? But no. They were so scared of criticism by the hard-core fans from the 60s and 70s that they made only the most conservative changes. During the more planet-bound episodes, the only things changed were the planet's appearance and the Enterprise was seen at a different angle. I do appreciate that every planet now looks different and that the Woden doesn't look like the Botany Bay anymore, and that there's a Sun in Tomorrow is Yesterday. But it's just not enough. I wanted to see changes that could be pointed out and I wanted to see them in every episode. Like in a movie Director's Cut. The original versions are not going anywhere so they should've given us something new to see. Does anyone else feel the same way? I have a question: are any of the remastered episodes longer or shorter than the original versions? If I watched both at the same time, would they desynchronize by more than a few seconds?