To Enhance or Not To Enhance?
Blog #35 by Amy Ulen
This is it. As of today, I only have four more days for blog entries before I post the big Arthur C. Clarke blog with photos. I really want to fill the final four days with your words. Who are you? How has Star Trek influenced your life? What is your favorite Star Trek series/episode and why? What are you anticipating the most about the Star Trek conference in Seattle next weekend? This is your time to shine, so send your thoughts (and photos if possible) to Amy Ulen today!
Like me, many of you are counting down the minutes to Planet Xpo’s STAR TREK 40th Anniversary Gala Celebration & Conference in Seattle next weekend. As I gear up for the conference, I’ve been checking out all the latest Star Trek news, blogs, and podcasts. I’ll share some of my favorites with you over the next couple of days. After watching the Star Trek marathon on G4 again this morning, I’ve been thinking about CBS Paramount’s announcement about the “enhanced” Star Trek episodes. I have conflicted feelings about this, so I’m looking forward to discussing it with people who have more to say about it than my husband. His only comment was that “Paramount has lost their minds!” The man is a Trek purist. If you aren’t sure what I’m talking about, check out the Remastering Star Trek: TOS FX, Music Enhanced article posted on startrek.com on 8/31/06. Be sure to come back here and leave your comments.
On a related side note, you may have seen Daren R. Dochterman’s website, http://www.trekenhanced.com/ and his version of “The Doomsday Machine” posted on YouTube. Daren clearly states on his 8/31/06 blog that he isn’t involved with this new enhanced Star Trek project, so don’t get the two confused. He has done some great work, though, so be sure to check out his website.
When you are done exploring all of these links, come back here and let me know what you think. To enhance or not to enhance?