UPDATED: Go Behind-the-Scenes of the Restoration of Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Producer David C. Fein gives fans a peek at the ongoing restoration of the Director's Edition

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UPDATED: Go Behind-the-Scenes of the Restoration of Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Updated with even more scenes from the sound mix!

Earlier this summer, StarTrek.com announced the restoration of the Director's Edition of Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Producer David C. Fein has shared with StarTrek.com an exclusive peek behind-the-scenes with first look images and details directly from the sound mix.

Be sure to check out an exclusive clip from the restoration, featuring a fan-favorite moment! 

Photo Cr: David C. Fein
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Star Trek: The Motion Picture Restoration

Using scans of original 1979 photography plates-including some intended to be used but were omitted at the time–our team is digitally recombining these elements to present them as they were originally intended, and with a clarity and quality unimagined. I can’t wait for everyone to see it!

Photo Cr: David C. Fein
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Once inside the alien vessel discovered at the center of the cloud, the Enterprise travels to a floating island that grows towards the ship, giving our heroes a way to personally make contact with their captor.

Photo Cr: David C. Fein
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Star Trek: The Motion Picture Restored

The cloud sends out a probe to learn more about the Enterprise and her crew. Once outside the bridge, it forces its way in…

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Star Trek: The Motion Picture Restoration

The cloud launches a deadly energy bolt to attack and absorb the Enterprise.

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Star Trek: The Motion Picture Restoration

This moment of seeing Kirk reunited with his ship is now visually represented by the reflection.

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Star Trek: The Motion Picture Restoration

As originally intended, Spock returns to the temple during the day…. This certainly makes sense since you can see him block sunlight from his eyes In a previous shot. The theatrical version had a night sky with moons… and as previously stated in the original show, “Vulcan has no moons!”

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Together again... From right to left, Michael Matessino, Daren Dochterman, and I are back twenty-one years later to see how our baby has evolved.

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To boldly go back... 


Left to Right: Michael Babcock, David C. Fein, & Michael Matessino

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Star Trek: The Motion Picture Restoration

Reviewing Spock's Spacewalk... What's this you ask? Well it's... not something changed, (and a little unfinished), and NEW.


Pictured: David C. Fein

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Star Trek: The Motion Picture Remaster

ATMOS mixer, Michael Babcock, experiences his first adventure on board the U.S.S. Enterprise with us!


Left to Right: Michael Babcock & Bruce Botnick

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The reason we're here... Bob would be so thrilled at how far we've come. The ATMOS mix–with all of its subtleties–is such an active participant in telling the story, now more than ever! 


Left to Right: Michael Babcock & Bruce Botnick

Photo Cr: David C. Fein


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