So, we all know via this here blog that there are a couple of people who took a 1967 episode of the original STAR TREK, ripped out the old cro-magnon special effects, and added new special effects. I'm talking about the STAR TREK episode called THE DOOMSDAY MACHINE wherein Kirk encounters a planet killing machine (see that photo at the bottom) and the mad captain of a destroyed starship.
NOW TWO MORE MORE PEOPLE ARE TAKING THAT EXACT SAME EPISODE AND SOUPING UP THE SFX!
Eric Reinholt has, available so far: the first 33 seconds of the episode, the next bit of the teaser, and then an effect of the Enterprise in orbit.
Scott Gammans has a blog that details each sequence in THE DOOMSDAY MACHINE where he's inserting his own new effects.
It's hard for me to tell who these guys are. I couldn't find any bio on them on a Web site. Maybe I missed it. Of course, they're fans of the show. But I can't tell if they're professional SFX guys or just people with a lot of software knowledge. Regardless, both of them are doing wonderful work in their spare time here that deserves a glimpse.
Scott Gammans takes an "I can do anything" approach to the project, with extreme close ups of the Enterprise, under-the-belly angles of the ship, etc. The destroyed solar system is full of careening rock, whose innards are still pulsing with a hot orange hot core.
Eric Reinholt takes more of a traditional point of view, with straight-on shots ala The Old Show. I thought his view of the destroyed solar system (dark planetoid chunks floating, with a small, cold sun in the background) was chilling and to the point-- almost like a Chelsey Bonestell painting.
They're both only a couple of minutes into the show. It'll be interesting to see how this progresses.
By the way, all of these photos are from the original episode.