Trek turns 40

40 years ago today, a legend was born.

Space.
The final frontier.
These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise.
Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds. To seek out new life and new civilizations.

To boldly go where no man has gone before.

It still sends a shiver down my spine.

Paramount is also releasing a new version of the classic series, with updated special effects. These are being done with taste – no Jar-Jars, and Spock doesn’t shoot first. But if you remember the DS9 episode “Trials and Tribble-ations“, you’ll appreciate just how much more beautiful the classic Enterprise was when rendered with realism and love.

Paramount hosted a conference call on Sep. 6th (AICN transcript) where Michael Okuda and others involved in the Special Edition answered questions about the project.

But who cares about a Q&A? See the re-rendered Enterprise in motion for yourself (MOV video file via AICN).

1 thought on “Trek turns 40”

  1. I was raised a Trekkie, for good or ill. I don’t watch it much anymore, but it definitely gave me a taste for sci-fi. I liked the DS9 tribble episode, especially when the rest of the crew noticed the old Klingons and Worf said “We don’t discuss it.” 🙂

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