Star Trek in Cinerama Widescreen
Forty eight years ago this week Star Trek debuted its first episode on NBC. The show, like all other shows at the time, was broadcast in the old style 4x3 aspect ratio. Using HD screen caps from my friends at Trekcore.com, I created this project of what the show would have looked like in Cinerama widescreen. As a kid the show always felt bigger and more epic than it appears to me as an adult. I was able to create these shots by waiting for the camera to pan and then I stitched the separate shots together. The result is pretty epic. It reminds me of the classic science fiction movies of the 50’s and 60’s. Suddenly the show has a “Forbidden Planet” vibe. Other shots remind me of how director Robert Wise would use a camera technique to keep the foreground and background elements in focus. (x)
From Star Trek: The Video Game.
All Audio Logs: (x)
Kirk’s Audio Log:
Captain’s Log, supplemental. The Federation is safe from the Gorn, for now. I’m starting to wonder if there’s anything Spock and I can’t do when we work together. It seems that the older Spock was right. Our partnership—our friendship—really is something special.
Our mission would not have succeeded if not for the exemplary performance of my crew. They are all truly deserving of commendations for this one.
I have recommended to both Starfleet and the Vulcan High Council that T’Mar be awarded honors for bravery. I am happy to report that she will be allowed to continue her work in the rebuilding of New Vulcan. I know that she still blames herself for what happened, but hopefully, one day, she will realize that it was Commodore Daniels who deserves the blame for the Gorn invasion.
We’ve just been given orders by Admiral Pike to travel to the planet Nibiru to help in some sort of humanitarian mission. Hopefully this mission will include way less Gorn than the last one.
"boldly go away" — bones at least 30 times a year during the five year mission
Star Trek AU: Captain Nyota Uhura, First Officer Janice Rand,
CMO Christine Chapel, Admiral Number One
inspired by this post (idea originally from ponnearponfarrponwhereveryouare)
SCIENCE OFFICER MARCUS
I really love how this Rand still has a fancy hairstyle.
(Also, anything with Number One is automatically great)
Space the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Starsihp Enterprise. Her ongoing mission, to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life-forms and new civilizations, to boldly go no one has gone before.