Standard Orbit 150: Practically CGI / by Trek fm

The Special Effects of the Star Trek Movies


Running Time: 01 hour 24 minutes 39 seconds
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Star Trek has always been more about substance than spectacle, but that's not to say the franchise hasn't given us its fair share of impressive visuals over the years, especially in the films. We're taking a look at the evolution of the special effects from The Motion Picture all the way up through the Kelvin Timeline films, discussing highlights, low-lights, and of course old school practical techniques vs. modern computer generated images.

Is there truly no comparison to The Motion Picture? Are The Final Frontier's special effects really that bad? What were they thinking reusing footage from climax of The Undiscovered Country in the following film? All this and a fun story about whales from the Chief in this episode of Standard Orbit!

Welcome to Standard Orbit! (00:01:09)
Star Trek: The Motion Picture (00:03:19)
Star Trek II - Star Trek IV (00:11:07)
Star Trek V (00:31:03)
Star Trek VI (00:39:32)
Star Trek: Generations (00:44:05)
Star Trek: First Contact (00:51:35)
Star Trek: Insurrection (00:57:50)
Star Trek: Nemesis (01:02:26)
The Kelvin Timeline Films (01:08:16)
Final Thoughts (01:15:47)
Previously on (01:18:59)
Thank You for Listening to Standard Orbit (01:20:40)

Ken Tripp and Zach Moore

C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer), Ken Tripp (Executive Producer), Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer), Charlene Schmiedt (Executive Producer), Zach Moore (Editor), Renee Roberts (Associate Producer), Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer), Aaron Harvey (Associate Producer), Richard Marquez (Production Manager)