It's not the full remaster job I wanted to do but the picture is vastly improved from the copy used back in 2007. I used the Kodachrome original from a Hi8 transfer done around 1997. Not exactly digital sharpness but there are a lot of details visible that were a bit blurry before. Of course, the Kodachrome color is better too.
I tried to choose scene breaks at natural transition points and inserted some closing titles to each segment to point the way to the next "episode". To me, the film actually benefits from being watched in short segments than all at one time. Something I noticed as soon as the film was finished was that in trying to follow the original feature closely, I inadvertently duplicated the slow, sluggish pace too. Unfortunately, once the print was made and the soundtrack mixed, I didn't have the cash to revise it. So watching ST:TF in short segments helps lessen the feeling of sleepiness (I hope).
Photo by GRANT HIESTAND
Pulling a knife on the admiral.