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So, I just had a once in a lifetime experience; I got to see The Menagerie from Star Trek: TOS on the big screen -- all two glorious hours of it.  It was, needless to say, an incredible experience.  Number one, the theatre was filled with fans, which was fantastic.  Before Sefton and I went in, there was a 6 year old girl with her dad entering the theatre.  That really made my heart swell.  It started off with a fantastic intro by Eugene Roddenberry, the Great Bird of the Galaxy's son, who was clearly so excited to bring his father's creative genius and legacy to the High Def big screen. There were fantastic interviews with the whizmasters who remastered the thing, all the way down to retouching schmutz on the actors faces!  They even remastered the sound and rerecorded the music.  Unbelievable. 

Long story short, they maintained the integrity of the original series while enhancing the space scenes through CGI and other special effects.  The result its, in a word, breathtaking.  It is the anti-Lucas, who remastered his original trilogy and IMHO, fucked it up royally.  The first DVD release was good, but when you see it side by side with the remastered version, the colors pop, the contrast and clarity are more striking, and the ship...My GOD, the ship....My glorious Enterprise...(no bloody A, B, C, or D!)...

I could go on ad nauseum about the effects but well, I thought you all would rather see for yourself.

I'm sorry; maybe I'm just a huge sap...but I can't see that ship or hear that music without getting teary-eyed. 

Oh, [personal profile] penumbren , dear friend.  We are so so terribly doomed. *multiple headdesks*
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