It sure is!
I started re-watching Star Trek – The Original Series a few days ago because I was bored out of my brain. When I started streaming it on Netflix I thought, right away, that something was odd…Different…I don’t remember the Enterprise looking like that. They didn’t have special effects like that in 1966.
Then I started seeing planets and phaser beams and other things that just weren’t right. I’ll grant you that a lot of the effects looked the same but there were flashes…bits of video that just didn’t fit. Then I realized I was watching it in HD.
As the series went on, I saw more and more differences. The ship looks crisp as can be. Planets and asteroids and enemy ships are clear, clean, modern looking…not in architecture but in resolution and movement…Nothing like these things were 45 years ago.
HOLY CRAP! 45 YEARS?! That’s insane, man!
Now, I know that the new versions are out on Blu-Ray but not everyone has the $14 gajillion to drop on the boxed set so if you’re a Star Trek fan who isn’t independently wealthy, check it out on Netflix!
I’ll leave you with a few more shots. Enjoy!