Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan Redux - Fan VFX Replacement Showcase

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I really enjoyed the Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan Redux - Fan VFX Replacement Showcase by Wraith.

I recall seeing the original version in the theaters back in 1982.

Having the VFX updated allowed me to stay in the story, and not be pulled out of it to notice clunky effects, as had been the case with all my repeated viewings over the years. I cannot recall how many times I would make apologies for the VFX with my kids as we watched it every so often.

Less of a criticism of this version and more of an observation about the passage of time, but I almost missed the VFX of the Genesis demonstration reel that Kirk and Co. watched. As I'm sure many are aware, the VFX of the original was state of the art at the time and drew audible gasps from the audience back in 1982. I say almost because I much prefer this edition as it allows both seasoned fans and a newer audience to enjoy the excellent narrative without the aforementioned clunky VFX.

Thank you for sharing!

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This was a great watch - the inclusion of the upscaled VFX really adds a great sense of grandeur which should exist for a Starship launch and leaving the Solar System.
The scenes in the Nebula were fantastic.

The trimming of some of the extra dialogue from the Director's Cut whilst including parts of the newly included sections was a great balance.

I very much enjoyed this and I'm not sharp enough to notice the frame rate differences that exist between the CGI and studio shots. This was a great watch and I will certainly be recommending this version.

Very well done Wraith!

(PS - For some reason - in spite of the amount of times I've seen ST:TWOK , this was the first time I realised the similarities between Khan and Captain Ahab from Moby Dick. )

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Great Time and Effort putting this together. Only a few small Issues, but otherwise, a great Edit.
Issue 1 - Reliant Leaving Spacedock. Since they were working for the Genisys Project for a while, they should be just on course to a new destination (No biggie, but just thought it was odd)
Issue 2 - Reliant arriving on Ceti Alpha VI.....but really V. Mutara Sector is in another area. Ceti Alpha V is in Sector 25712, Alpha Quadrant according to Memory Alpha, while the Mutara Nebula is in the Mutara Sector in the Beta Quadrant.
----Should have kept the full Engineering Inspection bit where Scotty's Nephew stats that if Kirk can't see that......he's as blind as a Tiberian Bat. LOL
Issue 3 - 1st Attack on Enterprise, you see the Enterprise in space prior to Khan communicating to Kirk with damage to the Torpedo Area, then after Enterprise draws Reliant away, the damaged area is no longer damaged.
Issue 4 - 1:32:44 and 1:35:33 - Loud Beep

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Great edit!! Certainly an experiment... can't say I have ever seen a fanedit with so many VFX changes!

Others have mentioned it already but there 3 loud beeps during playback... I missed the first time code but the other two are 1:32:43 & 1:35:34

I'd definitely recommend this to others and I look forward to more 'experiments' ;)

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This was definitely one of the most enjoyable fanedits I've ever watched. The visual and sound editing is mostly seamless and the new VFX are, for the most part, spot-on. That said, it does have a few issues.
For one, I'm not a fan of a few of the more obvious edits, like the Reliant log entry that seems to have been split up solely to wedge in an extra spacedock shot, or the Mutara battle, which feels a bit choppy.
For another, there are several cuts to VFX shots with visible stuttering, and a few points where the audio gives off a blast of noise that appears to be a glitch and not part of the soundtrack.
Finally, a few of the VFX shots don't really match the rest in terms of how "finished" they look, particularly the spacedock interiors.
However, those issues do not detract from the overall fun factor, and I will definitely watch this again.

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