Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The lace line...


"Spectre of the Gun".

Star Trek has never been seen at this resolution and quality before. When it was first broadcast, Star Trek was viewed by many Americans in black & white, watching 525 scan lines of a not-so-well telecined 16mm or 35 print. Either way, the resolution and quality available in the DVD re-masters and now the HD re-masters of the original 35mm negatives is showing up a lot more detail than was originally intended that the viewer would see.

"The Ultimate Computer".

One consequence of this is that the frontal lace line of William Shatner's toup is becoming easier to spot.


Below (and at the top of this article) are some screengrabs from the third season episode "Spectre of the Gun". In this scene, the wind blows Shatner's frontal piece upwards exposing the unnaturally thick harshness of the toup line. The lace line is also visible.

2 comments:

  1. The greater resolution really shows how obvious the toupee was. They need new special effects people just to obscure the front of the wig.
    http://tiny.cc/37Q16

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  2. JUST AS THE SPECIAL EFFECTS WERE REMASTERED, SO SHOULD ALL INDICATIONS OF THE TOUPEE BE DIGITALLY OBSCURED. PROBLEM SOLVED (IF YOU CONSIDER THIS A PROBLEM)

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