“The Captain is dead.” (“The Enterprise Incident” on Trek Remastered)

What a great surprise to find a couple of images in my e-mail this morning for “The Enterprise Incident,” this weekend’s episode of Star Trek: Remastered. I was already looking forward to this installment, but these photos have pumped me up even more.

CBS Digital’s Remastered team has added Romulan markings to the Klingon-style battle cruisers, distinguishing them from their Klingon counterparts. They have also added a Romulan bird-of-prey to the mix. These are both great enhancements.

In this episode, one of the series’ best, a seemingly insane Kirk orders the Enterprise into Romulan space, bringing the Federation to the brink of war. As the culmination of episodes such as “The City on the Edge of Forever” and “A Piece of the Action,” Spock finally learns how effectively to lie in “The Enterprise Incident.” Who says there is no character development in the original Star Trek?

Below are the press release and pictures for the episode. Click on each picture to view larger versions, and be sure to watch this weekend. Thanks to the Trek Remastered team for the info and visuals.

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Captain Kirk goes mad in “The Enterprise Incident,” premiering this weekend

Enterprise surrounded
Captain James T. Kirk (William Shatner) seemingly goes insane in the remastered version of “The Enterprise Incident,” premiering this weekend in nationwide syndication. Kirk orders the Enterprise across the Neutral Zone, where it is captured by Romulan forces. Spock (Leonard Nimoy) goes aboard a Romulan ship in a desperate bid to save his ship and his captain’s life, but the Vulcan officer finds himself strangely drawn to the beautiful commander of the Romulan fleet (Joanne Linville).
Bird-of-prey swoop
Episode highlights include one of Star Trek‘s featured appearances of the feared Klingon Battle Cruiser, and the only time that it is seen commanded by Romulan forces. In the remastered version of the episode, the iconic Klingon ship now sports the signature Romulan bird-of-prey markings, first seen in “The Balance of Terror.” The remastered episode also reintroduces the original Romulan ship design, now flying alongside with its larger Klingon-styled brethren.

The remastered version of “The Enterprise Incident” features all-new visual effects by CBS Digital and premieres during the weekend of April 5, 2008. The original episode was first aired in September 1968, and was written by D.C. Fontana and directed by John Meredyth Lucas. Star Trek was created by Gene Roddenberry and is distributed in nationwide syndication by CBS Paramount Television.

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