Star Trek films on Blu-Ray... what we know so far

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ChromeJob said:
Again, in ST III Lord GiveMeTheSecretOfGenesis stole a Romulan vessel prior to meeting the merchant ship (hence the Romulan cloaking tech, though this was supposed to be adapted to Klingon ships in "The Enterprise Incident.). It never made it into the finished film.

Yes, it's an anachonism that Klingons would have a shp with a Romulan style bird of prey painted on it. (Stiles talked about it in "The BAlance of Terror" as a fabled way to recognize Romulan shps.)
It was never a stolen Romulan Bird-of-Prey even late into the writing process -- that was merely a notion that Harve Bennett batted around very briefly during the story-brainstorming sessions prior to production, and the notion never survived into the actual final shooting draft. It was only ever an early conceptual idea at best.


(Besides, as we canonically see onscreen, it couldn't possibly be a one-of-a-kind, stolen Romulan vessel, since we get Sulu instantly -- literally in the space of about two seconds -- identifying it as a Klingon ship. ;) )
 

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Which means Sulu is a Klingon agent like Arne Darvin, because no prior episode, book or movie had presented this ship design before. And where was Sulu during "The Trouble With Tribbles" when the little fuzzies were outing Klingon spies with their screeching? Exactly. Not there! I rest my case.
 

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Jonathan Perregaux said:
Which means Sulu is a Klingon agent like Arne Darvin, because no prior episode, book or movie had presented this ship design before. And where was Sulu during "The Trouble With Tribbles" when the little fuzzies were outing Klingon spies with their screeching? Exactly. Not there! I rest my case.
Starfleet Intelligence got the design and distributed it amongst all ships...? :) SI isn't the most reputable organization out there (they do a lot of shady stuff), but there did know back in TOS Romulans were using Klingon ship designs. So it holds they might have known and carried the info forward.


(That's per Memory Alpha. I haven't watched The Enterprise Incident in forever and don't recall SI being mentioned specifically in the episode...)
 

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Where are the Easter eggs located on The Next Generation Motion Picture Collection Blu-ray for First Contact, Insurrection, and Nemesis? I can only find info on the 2-disc DVDs.
 

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I'd really like to see some theatrical reissues for the anniversary next year.
I think the wrath of khan would make the most sense.
 

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Osato said:
That's good. Very jealous that you were able to see it on a big screen. I have tz seen it theatrically since 1982.
The last time I saw STII was 1989 and wow way better than it was at the local, at the EMPIRE 1, London. The condition was good for picture and no soundtrack magnetic damage. expect for Star Trek IV when bird of prey nose dives towards the Golden Gate Bridge where there was mag damage loss of sound for about 20 or so seconds.
 
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There is very good podcasts on the tos trek films here:
http://www.missionlogpodcast.com

I'm listening to the original 79 episode ones now. Just finished where no man has gone before.
They are working through the tng series and I'm sure they will do those films when they finish...
 

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Colour has faded
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The color might have been faded but I am sure it was still a treat to see Wrath Of Khan on 70mm film, I would have loved to been able to have the chance to see that the way you did.
 
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Dave Moritz said:
Hey andySu


The color might have been faded but I am sure it was still a treat to see Wrath Of Khan on 70mm film, I would have loved to been able to have the chance to see that the way you did.
Well maybe from the Dolby Stereo six-track point if there was a few % of true listeners at that screening as I know that 70mm would kick sand in the face of bluray. The laserdisc is still and only the best way to listen to the film. I'd like the bluray to be prefect but it isn't. Even the DVD's are botched with same missing sound effect that can only be heard in German track, or keep the letterbox Laerdisc everyone bluray for Star Trek, is rubbish, Paramount pulled a fast one us grabbed our money and don't give a crap about doing it right otherwise they'd already done it with FREE pressings fixed and all mirrored imaged from colour to framing to soundtrack in 5.1 not 7.1 in the effort to sell old films over again.


Well I said I can remember how ST II sounded and felt at the Empire 1, 1989 in THX. So unless someone was taking an SPL db meter with them at the screening or a camera for some picture stills as no telling if it might have been last reel or a few or the whole print that had faded to pink. I hope that screening was $1.50 as its not worth $2.00 or more not with faded colour.
 

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joshEH said:
(Besides, as we canonically see onscreen, it couldn't possibly be a one-of-a-kind, stolen Romulan vessel, since we get Sulu instantly -- literally in the space of about two seconds -- identifying it as a Klingon ship. ;) )
As I recall reading at the time the movie came out (I think it was a Starlog interview with Harve Bennett), Bennet said there was originally a line in the script that when the ship appeared on-screen, Sulu remarked, "well, that's proof the Klingons and Romulans are still working together."


I'm pretty sure Bennett said the reason this was cut was that he felt it was a bit too much of a "Johnny: the Explainer" sort of line (just an obvious piece of exposition).
 

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The M&E mix for dubbed versions isn't necessarily the same for the original English.

I have a headache now from the runon sentences, where's McCoy with some Cordrazine when you need some.
 
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