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Star Trek VI Recreation

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Yesterday I came across a pretty nifty VFX enhancement of one of the Star Trek movies, specifically the leaving spacedock scene from Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country:

I tend not to like when fans do this—replace the visual effects in a famous scene—because the usually go overboard and it becomes ridiculous. (I’m thinking of a redo of the Ben and Vader lightsaber fight from Star Wars where somebody added a bunch of ninja backflips and it was just stupid. But it got 43 million views, so what do I know?)

This reimagining from Star Trek VI has some really tasteful, well-done VFX—and the whole thing has been rescored with James Horner’s “Genesis Destroyed” from Star Trek III: The Search for Spock.

I wouldn’t suggest this is better than the scene in the actual film or Cliff Eidelman’s cue—they’re both much shorter, befitting the scene’s relatively small importance in the narrative—but as a standalone exercise, I thought it was really well done.

I’ve always loved Horner’s music for the Star Trek features—even more than Goldsmith’s—and this is a reminder of how beautifully it works.

So congrats to the artist, Robert Wilde, on what must have been a labor of love.

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