Star Trek: Film Director’s Edition Much changed from the original movie. And for many, it has greatly improved on this original project, which was brought to theaters in an unfinished state (and we have that too low for a trip Movie Ranking List). Several improvements remove the “bad laughs” and update the visual effects. However, someone turned an already annoying transmission accident into a straightforward nightmare fuel by making a terrifying sound mod. Ironically, it may also be the most important scene in Director’s EditionThe reason for this may not be immediately obvious to viewers.
CinemaBlend had the pleasure of speaking with Producer David C.Fein about the latest 4K release of Star Trek: Film Director’s EditionAnd I, of course, needed some answers about the changes made to the transfer scene. Fenn noted that during his discussions with director Robert Wise, it was decided that the scene needed to be more powerful but that it also had another purpose. The producer explained that it was part of sending a message to the audience that the director’s cut was a different movie than the original:
Star Trek: The Motion Picture Lots of things, but few would accuse it of being a movie full of creepy moments and rating-raising scares (he almost did Features a fistfight between Captain Kirk and Jesus, anyway). Of course, the only scene depicting a terrible, unimaginable death, thanks to a malfunction of a conveyor equipped, goes a long way.
For those who don’t remember, science officer Sunak and a female officer were stuck in the middle of the road and briefly seen in a disfigured state. Viewers don’t see anything else but hear a scary and almost terrifying sound. David Fein talked about directing the updated Scream for the director’s cut, and what it should look like in order to change the rating:
When it comes to this, the carrier accident may be the most important scene in Star Trek: Motion Picture Director’s Cut. Had it not been for the rating change, some franchise fans might not have given the movie a second look and assumed they were filled up a trip Villain V’Ger. Now, we’re fortunate with a definitive, remastered version of the film that raises it to the level of respect it should have had for Lou Robert Wise (who is the force behind the great films). Like a haunted house movie haunted by spiritHe was able to do everything he needed right the first time.
Of course, all work related to the carrier incident would have been in vain if the director’s cut had not eliminated Captain Kirk’s reaction to it. In the original clip, Kirk responded to the accident with a shocked face and said, “Oh my God,” which became a “bad laugh” with the audience and completely eliminated the tension of the accident. Kirk’s reaction has been tweaked to seem more serious about what he just saw, a move that definitely helps the scene more than it hurts. It’s a great showcase of one of the many changes that have been made and helps explain why this director’s cut is so important to Star Trek Franchise business.
4K remaster from Star Trek: Film Director’s Edition it is now Available other than Blu-ray (Opens in a new tab) And it can be streamed if you have a file Paramount + subscription. Watch it now for the horrific transportation accident, or check out next generation to see some of WTF moments that keep us awake At night.