First Look: Star Trek Remastered – The Enterprise Incident
It’s amazing that after so many years the original Star Trek series still holds so much appeal. But it does. Hopefully you’ve all been glued to the new, digitally remastered editions of Star Trek, running on the weekends in late night syndication. The show’s prints have been cleaned up and its effects redone, and classic Trek has never looked more beautiful.
One of the people responsible for it is the great Michael Okuda, long time member of the Trek team and one of their most talented designers. I’ve been a fan of this guy’s work forever, and now every week I completely geek out whenever he sends me an email, as he almost always does, containing preview images of this week’s remastered episode.
Tonight after playing professional for months I finally lost all control and had to send him back an email telling him what a fan of his work I am. By tomorrow morning I may have a restraining order, but for now we have a sneak peek at what Micheal Okuda and the folks at Trek have in store for us in this weekend’s newest remastered TOS episode: The Enterprise Incident.
This has always been one of my favorite episodes. It’s one of the rare instances when Spock gets the girl, and as a bonus Captain Kirk appears to go completely mad. Shatner’s good at that. Plot synopsis and gorgeous, eye-popping, digitally enhanced images from the episode are below. Take a look:
The Enterprise Incident – Plot Synopsis: Captain James T. Kirk (William Shatner) seemingly goes insane in the remastered version of “The Enterprise Incident,” premiering this weekend in nationwide syndication. Kirk orders the Enterprise across the Neutral Zone, where it is captured by Romulan forces. Spock (Leonard Nimoy) goes aboard a Romulan ship in a desperate bid to save his ship and his captain’s life, but the Vulcan officer finds himself strangely drawn to the beautiful commander of the Romulan
fleet (Joanne Linville).
Episode highlights include one of Star Trek’s featured appearances of the feared Klingon Battle Cruiser, and the only time that it is seen commanded by Romulan forces. In the remastered version of the episode, the iconic Klingon ship now sports the signature Romulan bird-of-prey markings, first seen in “The Balance of Terror.” The remastered episode also reintroduces the original Romulan ship design, now flying alongside with its larger Klingon-styled brethren.
The remastered version of “The Enterprise Incident” features all-new visual effects by CBS Digital and premieres during the weekend of April 5, 2008.