Star Trek Wrath of the Augments
Bionic Bob edits the the 3 part Augment Arc into a faster paced action adventure by removing all commercial breaks, unneeded characters and filler subplots.
Plus I want to create more Trek edits to give those frakking Prequel edits a run for their money....LOL!
We NEED MORE TREK!!!!!
Live long and prosper!
ABOUT THIS EDIT
Anything that did not drive the plot forward was cut.
....oh and keep all the Orion Slave Girls scenes! Oh Yeah, Baby!!!! lol!
--created new opening credits
--trimmed Trip and T'Pol romance, remove all references to her wedding
--added scene transition music cue
--cut Ensign Pierce subplot, kept focus on T'Pol
--cut Peris and Raakin scene
--trimmed Phlox and Dr. Lewis backstory
--cut the character Smike
--zoomed, cropped and/or reframed shots with Smike in the background
--cut the two sneaking across the Klingon border scenes
--cut Malik returning from the dead to attack Archer and Soong on the Enterprise
--removed all commercials breaks
--lots of tiny trims here and there.... lol
When it comes to Trek edits, BionicBob has always been your go-to faneditor and his take on the last Trek series, Enterprise, is no exception.
I actually remember watching Enterprise through all of its' somewhat inconsistent 4 seasons. On the whole I enjoyed what I say, even if it's arguably the weakest Trek series along with Deep Space Nine (IMHO) and certainly has the worst theme tune of any sci-fi series I can think of. However, it also has the distinction of boasting one of the worst series finale's ever, which came across more as a Next Gen episode guest starring members of the Enterprise series. It was a like a real smack in the face to the people who stuck with the show through thick and thin.
However, despite this, there were some great moments in Enterprise. One of these was undoubtedly the 3 episodes from the entertaining final season, which covered Dr. Arik Soong and his genetically engineered race of super-beings, The Augments. I remember this story being exciting and gripping in its original form, so I was greatly intrigued to see how much fat Bob would be able to trim from an already top-notch piece of space adventure.
The fact that 40 mins is cut, well you just don't notice it at all. The story still binds together nicely, and what's more, is even more entertaining as one feature length film. It reminds me of similar work carried out on some of the official Doctor Who releases from the classic series, whereby they condense 4 episodes into one feature length film version. If anything Bob takes this to another level here. Needless subplots are cast aside, the story feels more focused on Dr Soong and the augments, and best of all Enterprise finally has an opening credits sequence with an excellent theme tune. Can I ask that you now go through each episode and add your opening credits please Bob? Thanks. ;)
The use of TOS footage from Space Seed also works very effectively, particularly as the Augments make reference to the great Khan. A nice, fitting touch.
All in all brilliant work. Just one note - the volume for the new theme tune during the opening credits is noticeably quieter than the rest of the edit. Shame, as unless you turn it up, it does lessen its' undeniable impact somewhat.
Also, big kudos for going to the trouble of creating the alternate history timeline in "The Eugenics Wars". I sat there watching it, convinced it was true.
Thanks for a fun ride as always Bob.
BionicBob has hit another one out of the park. I love Star Trek, and was one of the minority that enjoyed Enterprise. BionicBob took one of my favorite story arcs and trimmed it down into a very neat package.
A/V was excellent. The editing was perfect, I honestly couldn't tell where the edits were. The story was outstanding, and it was fairly well self-contained. I feel that someone unfamiliar with Enterprise, or even Star Trek, could watch this and have a pretty good idea of what was going on. Especially if they watched the AMAZING Eugenics Wars timeline that BionicBob created and added to the disc.
Highly watchable and definitely recommended!!
Wrath of the Augments reflects very solid craftsmanship, typical of BBob.
The menu design was nice, and I cannot stress how enjoyable the "bonus", The Eugenics Wars, was. A lot of thought went into that.
Moreover, that little bonus was a sad reminder of what went badly for the franchise. While the moppets helming latter day TrekWorldFor were locked in doctrine, BBob, on the other hand was fearless and inventive. Kudos!
The audio editing was top notch. The opening credits were a hundredfold improvement over the original, warbling song that made me cringe every time I heard it.
The video editing was fairly seamless, a jump cut caused me to hit the REWIND button. I never lost track of the narrative, however.
For the TrekWorld faithful, those who like alien species, especially green skinned aliens, I can safely say they will enjoy this. Many elements and echoes of the ST canon got added into Season 4 of Enterprise.
Trekkies, go check this out.
A fun watch that almost get's to the heart of what enterprise should of been in the beginning.
This was some of the best story telling in the enterprise series, and definitely one that deserved to be put together in this fashion.
Does it have its flaws, yes.. (AS stated by others)... But no big deal, its a great little stand alone piece if you just want to watch something Star Trek, and especially something from Enterprise.
An enjoyable watch by everyone's favorite Bionic Editor, and recommended for Trekkie's to check out.
Good Job Bob. :)
Great job Bob...
Like most, I didn't truly like the Enterprise Series, but I did watch all of it.. There was no other Star Trek to watch at the time sooo, maybe I was just tuning it saying to myself "here's hoping it gets better".. lol..
One thing Bob did do better than the series ever did was the opening Credits..
They where awesome. Finally felt like the opening the show always deserved.. I finally felt like I was sitting down to watch Star Trek again.
I remember these episodes when they aired, and I have to admit I thought Bob did a great job putting them together..
There's a few edit flaws in it, with transitions, which didn't bother me to much, and I can over look them.. and there's a few story flaws where the crew gets captured but you don't see it happen.. etc etc... but for the most part this is a fun edit to just sit and watch, and well put together.
I really enjoyed it, and if your a fan of Star Trek, I recommend sitting down and just watching this for what it is... Entertaining...
Thx Bob.. Appreciate the work and the entertainment..