Star Trek on iTunes

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by thunderclap, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. thunderclap macrumors 6502a

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    Has anyone heard if/when Apple and Paramount will be updating the Star Trek? Currently they are the original theatrical releases but I'd much prefer the director's cut, at least for the first one.
     
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    I was wondering about that myself. The director's cut of Star Trek: The Motion Picture is much better than the original version. I hope it makes it's way to iTunes eventually and in hi-def.
     
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    I was under the impression that the version on iTunes was the same as what was on the DVD collections. Including the ill-advised edits to Star Trek VI. Is this not true?

    My question is when will we see more of DS9 on iTunes.

    TEG
     
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    Yeah, more seasons of all shows would be awesome....
     
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    I would like to see The Next Generation and more Voyager on iTunes. I'm not a big fan of DS:9 but wouldn't mind having a few episodes same with Enterprise and Star Trek remastered in true HD would be very nice as well.
     
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    iTunes probably won't get it. You might have to depend on Handbrake for a few more years.
     
  7. gkarris macrumors 604

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    The studios still won't let iTunes encroach on DVD rentals or purchases. DVD released "director's cuts" or "special editions" may not make it to iTunes.
     
  8. thunderclap thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Unfortunately not. The iTunes versions are the original DVD releases and not the newly remastered, re-edited versions.

    What ill-advised edits are you talking about in VI? I recently re-watched it and can't remember any thing major changed. And too bad Shatner couldn't get a small budget to try and fix V. It may have improved it.
     
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    (SPOILER)
    During the scene where Spock forces the information regarding the conference from Valeris, Nick Meyer felt that people needed images of each member of the conspiracy mentioned. So after each name there is still image that moved forward on screen in a Ken Burns style. Plus he removed the mention of the Romulan Ambassador's name at that point, Nonclus. I would really have liked if we would have gotten the option to watch the original theatrical version, which omitted Colonel West, and I'd like to see the interstitial pieces that were always used in the advertisements for the Cassette, but never appeared in either the Theatrical version or the Cassette version.
    (/SPOILER)

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  10. mallbritton macrumors 6502a

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    I'm pretty sure I saw The Undiscovered Country in the theater and I don't even remember that sequence that way. I guess I've seen the DVD version so many times it's burned into my memory.

    Regards,
    Michael
     
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    We got no star trek in the UK :(

    To be fair, you can watch them all for free on Joost.
     

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