After buying everything Star Trek on DVD (rest assured I'll buy "Enterprise" and the "Animated Series" as soon as they hit store shelves), I'm left wondering how Paramount will be able to make more DVD money off the TV franchise. I haven't seen the actual sales figures for the "Jean-Luc Picard Collection", but since I already own all the TNG season sets, I can't imagine why I would buy something I already have. Recently, however, after viewing the DVD season sets of the original series, I came up with an idea. It's nothing really new, as I'm pretty sure this has been discussed before many times on many different forums and chat rooms all over the net. But hey, I missed out on these debates, so I'd like to revive the discussion one more time, and the Home Theater Forum seems like the best place to do it (aside from the forums over at startrek.com, obviously). The concept is actually pretty simple: Select certain episodes from the three seasons of the original series, and replace the original space footage (i.e. the scenes where we see the Enterprise in space) with brand new footage made with today's visual effects technology. Then release these updated episodes as a single DVD package, with bonus material such as commentaries and interviews with some of the people who worked on these space footage remakes. I like to call this proposed package "Star Trek - The Original Series - FX Collection". Personally, I don't think all the TOS episodes should have remade space footage, since in most of the episodes, such remade footage wouldn't add anything really interesting to the plots and storylines. It would make much more sense to give the "FX" treatment to a select few episodes. Here are my picks: 1) The Corbomite Manoeuver (season 1): Lots of interesting space scenes in that episode. I'd be curious to see what the moon-size spaceship would look like in the updated edition... 2) Balance of Terror (season 1): Kirk versus a Romulan ship equipped with a prototype cloaking device and a weapon capable of destroying entire Federation outposts with just a couple of blasts! Reworked space footage would double the fun of watching that episode. 3) The Doomsday Machine (season 2): Of all the episodes of TOS, this is undeniably the most tantalizing candidate for updated space scenes! Just re-imagining the Enterprise and the crippled Constellation battling the gigantic war device gives me goosebumps! The CG people could do great things with that particular episode. 4) The Immunity Syndrome (season 2): The Enterprise tackling a giant space amoeba is a rather weird concept, but with updated space footage, it would still be a cool episode to watch (again). 5) The Ultimate Computer (season 2): A crazed computer-controlled Enterprise pitted against other Federation starships? Sounds like a good candidate for the "FX Collection"! 6) The Enterprise Incident (season 3): There aren't that many space scenes in that episode, but the episode itself is one of my favorites, and it would be even nicer with some updated space footage. 7) The Paradise Syndrome (season 3): While Kirk plays indian with the locals, the Enterprise tries to change the course of a planet-killing asteroid. I'd say the space scenes in that episode are interesting enough to make it into the "FX Collection". 8) The Tholian Web (season 3): Definately the best space-oriented episode of season 3, and obviously another candidate worth considering for the "FX Collection". With the eight episodes listed above, the whole DVD set should fit on a couple of DVDs, or perhaps a single double-sided disc. It's the kind of thing I would buy, even if I own all the TOS season sets. How about you? Would you buy such a DVD set?