By Kmart - Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:00 pm
- Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:00 pm #34322
Don't forget about Festivus! When I went looking at news pages this morning, it looks like some Twitter-addicted body is already busy with the Airing of the Grievances!
Don't forget about Festivus! When I went looking at news pages this morning, it looks like some Twitter-addicted body is already busy with the Airing of the Grievances!How could I forget the genuinely Constanza-ish holiday of my favorite show?
We had just rewatched it this last week, so it was fresh in mind. It's one of the only shows I know of where you can put a disc in at random from the set and still be guaranteed of enjoying yourself.Absolutely! It's a pretty, pretttty, pretttaay good show.
The shutdown I'm referencing is fall 77, when SW was still in production. Jon Erland was my first interview for the ILM retrospective article, and he told me everyone was sent home while the project was reevaluated -- this was right after GL had his chest pain visit, apparently -- and in my still-struggling screenplay, it is a major turning point drama- and character-wise, so I'm always expecting to see somebody else talk about it in greater detail. I bet if I'd gotten Jim Nelson, that he would have augmented it.You mean Fall '76. Is that when they brought in the Fox studio guy and Dykstra was supposedly pushed aside? I've read about that a few places. Pollock's Skywalking mentions it. They show up and ILM had spent six months and didn't have one shot completed.
Okay, sounds like this guy was on the right track. Anybody who remembers that there were 12 projected movies has the right original data.I think I first read that back in Starlog a long time ago from a Lucas interview in fact. Maybe one of the TESB issues?
Happy new year folks! There's a FIRST MAN vfx reel that looks pretty nice out there, and for those old enough to care about such things, there's also an Apogee STAR TREK I vfx reel that includes longer versions of shots and cut shots. The klingon ships look green in some views here, more like the images in the CINEFEX #2, at last as I recall it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoDxunCN9NIHappy new year & thanks for the STMP demo reel that stuff is as Spock would say fascinating! Imagine how good those ships would look in a decent 4K UHD release. I hope Paramount finally get around to doing something for the 40th anniversary this year. They did some really good DNR free 4K UHD release's of some of their catalog titles last year (Grease, Mission Impossible, Jack Ryan franchise) so hopefully Tos Movie Trek is next...and soon!
I was saying on trekmovie that this proves the Dochterman/SharpLine claim about Paramount having all the original elements and that they saw them and there was nothing new that could be used is a bunch of bull, so it is almost certain that the original vfx elements were tossed by Trumbull and Dykstra during the 80s (something that has also been discussed a few times) since Paramount didn't want them.Maybe Paramount is not even aware of this material they never seemed to know what they do or do not have as no-one is still there who worked on the franchise back then! They should go back to ILM & get those cut from release ST3+6 finished VFX sequences out of the ILM vaults as documented in CFQ way back then. As for STMP its such a mess & clearly Dochterman/SharpLine would not have got as much VFX work to do if Paramount were aware they had plenty of stuff already in their archives...….
So there's no way to do a BLADE RUNNER style recomp for 4K, not that I think Paramount is going to do anything for the 40th anyway. Unless they have a film to release as a tie-in, they don't seem to go back to the library, except to slap a new label on an old product.