First ‘Star Trek’ Movie Gets a 4K Remaster—Too Bad They Can’t Remaster the Script – Review Geek
Robert Wise’s 2001 Director’s Edition of Star Trek: The Motion Picture is about to bear a massive 4K remaster for the Paramount+ streaming service. Releasing inside the subsequent 6 to eight months, the 4K remaster will permit followers to take pleasure in the first Star Trek movie’s gorgeous visible results in theatrical high quality—in the event that they don’t go to sleep midway by means of, that’s.
The first Star Trek film, launched in 1979, was Paramount’s response to Star Wars. It revived a deep world and a solid of thrilling characters that had been, till that time, caught in a endless limbo of reruns.
While many individuals love the unique Star Trek film, its give attention to visible results and dramatic pacing got here at the expense of compelling dialog, humor, and different staples of the TV present. Leading as much as its rushed launch, Paramount chief govt Barry Diller said of the film: “I don’t care if the story doesn’t make sense, I don’t care if it cuts together.”
But even if you happen to’re a Debbie Downer like me, it’s good to see a 4K remaster of the first Star Trek film … as a result of the different films would possibly get a remaster, too.
Paramount hopes to launch the 4K remaster of Star Trek: The Motion Picture inside the subsequent 6 to eight months—someday between January and March of 2022. Along with the up to date decision, the movie will characteristic a new Dolby Atmos soundtrack and work with Dolby Vision HDR. (After an unique run on Paramount+, the remastered movie might make its approach to different streaming providers and Blu-Ray, although this isn’t confirmed.)