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This isn't directly HD, but the newly remastered to HD original series Star Trek from the 60's will be re-released to broadcast stations. They have gone back to the original negatives and cleaned them up and redid all of visual effects in CGI. There was no attempt to change the original effects other than to make it viewable in HD, something the original effects would not be able to pull off. (the crude and cost cutting 1960's effects would be very noticable on modern HD sets). The opening theme music has been re-recorded with the original score with a 29 piece orchestra and new wailing siren and the 1966 William Shatner monologue over it. startrek.com and YouTube both have samples of the rework and it is amazing what they have pulled off. The remade opening sequence is just like the original. The CGI Enterprise looks like the model. It would appear they have done a very good job.
This coming weekend. CBS (who owns the TV rights and Paramount owns the movie rights after the Viacom break up) hasn't released it in HD yet, but the HD remastered SD version will be broadcast on OTA stations for the first time (OTA stations are being limited to weekend runs only so not to conflict with the SciFi/G4/TVLand weekday runs) in almost 10 years with the HD version sometime in the near future, maybe next season.
WXLV and WMYV will both air the same episode in the same weekend. WXLV on Sat at 11:30 pm, on WMYV Sun 5:00 pm. According to CBS, the episodes will not air in any particular order but the speculation is on some kind of mysterious "fans favorite." First up, "Balance of Terror."
Also, Star Trek:Enterprise begins airing tomorrow night (Wednesday) on HDNet in HD.
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