Trials And Tribble-ations – 2nd Edition
(The CBS & Paramount DVD intros are the only 2 pieces of video I ripped directly from Pauley79′s DVD. All remaining work: edits, blends, etc are entirely ALL my own work.)
The DS9 main title has been moved back to it’s original intended position – the episode still starts with the briefing on the old Enterprise, then jumps forward 95 years to the arrival of Dulmur & Lucsly on DS9, and the subsequent story of how the Defiant was thrown back in time. Then followed by the DS9 titles in the same position that they were originally intended. I felt this was an important change to make – all Star Trek episodes have the episode title immediately following the main title (I think the only exception was Next Generation’s “Descent, Part 1″ that had the episode title before the main title). I did feel on Pauley79′s edit that there was too long of an interval between the main title and the episode title & credits, and it needed to be changed.
Further into the episode when the Klingons arrive, I felt that Pauley79′ss edit somewhat confused continuity a little. In that cut Kirk & Spock find out that the Klingon ship is approaching K7, the red alert is called, we then cut to Sisco & Dax reacting to the alert and entering the turbo lift. You then cut to the bridge scene were Kirk & crew find out the Klingons have already beamed over, during which Chekov exclaims that the Klingon ship is already just sitting there. Then there is Kirk’s Captain’s log, Kirk & Spock beam into the station manager’s office to speak to the Klingons, and then after all that you cut back to Sisco & Dax in the turbo lift with Kira telling them that the Klingons are just arriving and beaming over. I my cut, after Sisco & Dax enter the turbo lift we stay with them while Kira informs them of the situation and they have their little banter about Koloth. Cut to the bridge, Kirk finds out and beams over, and no captain’s log (this is an episode of DS9, so I felt that it shouldn’t contain any of Kirk’s logs), then the meeting with the Klingons. Then cut back to Sisco & Dax leaving the turbo lift, and on with the episode.
Next; when Darvin is revealed as a Klingon near the end of the episode, I have extended this scene a little. After Darvin is revealed, I then cut back to the original episode to the end of that scene so we can see Baris’s reaction to Darvin and then Kirk telling the Klingons to leave. Then right on to the end of the original episode (the only part of my cut where I have used ‘original series’ FX footage – A as an homage, & B it’s about the only piece of FX from the original that can compare to the new FX) and the scene on the bridge, then back to Kira using the orb to get the Defiant back to DS9.
Finally, and as previously mentioned, this is an extended edition of the DS9 episode. That being the case I have left the original DS9 end credits in place.
So those are the main changes that I have made. There are also several other smaller cuts, edits, changes, etc to Pauley79′ss version that are too small to mention.
At this point, I wish to make comments on two items that were pointed out to me on my first attempt to post this:
My edit contains several black-screen transitions. These are commonly used in TV shows (like Star Trek) to denote a change of scene. It has been pointed out to me that the ones I have edited in sometimes make the episode look disjointed. I have only inserted these in places where I tried a blend transition, and it absolutely did not look right.
Secondly. When Odo enters the bar, sits down, and starts scanning, you will notice there is a small skip in picture and sound. This was unavoidable, and in fact was also in Pauley79′s version. I’ll explain: After Kirk & Spock leave the bar area, Chekov & Uhura walk over to the bar. We then cut to Odo entering the room, sitting down, and starts scanning. At this point in the original DS9 footage we see Chekov & Uhura walk past Odo to the bar, which is why he quickly hides his tricorder. But Chekov & Uhura have already walked over to the bar before Odo came in, so this would be an error in continuity. I tried doing it as a blend, but it looked awful. I’m guessing Pauley79 had the same problem. With this small “cut/skip”, it just looks like Odo is hiding his tricorder from a Starfleet officer who walks past him.
In addition, I have edited together a longer trailer for the extended edition; it uses some of the same scenes as Pauley79′s trailer at the start, but a lot of other stuff besides.
- NTSC DVD-5
July 30, 2009 @ 4:34 pm
I am an extended edition buff and have a big collection of original ones and all the fanedits from here.
Many extended editions do not add anything to the movie, just add more useless scenes. I will rate the ones here.
Rating criteria: image quality, sound quality, 3x improvement, overall.
Image Quality: 7 of 10
Sound Quality: 6 of 10
Improvement: 7 of 10
Overall: 7 of 10
October 24, 2009 @ 8:25 pm
Always good to see more Trek edits around, and this is a fun one, using two of the most loved episodes of Star Trek and DS9. The execution isn’t perfect, but I don’t know that it ever could be, for reasons previosuly explained by others. Still, a great watch. Thanks! :)
December 14, 2009 @ 9:37 pm
I perfer this edit more than Pauley79′s because of the qaulity of the edit. Overall. 9/10. I did find the black screen transitions a little disjointed, but undertsand why they are used.
I agree also, that I found this story much less satisfying than I expected/wanted to. It is NOT because of the edit, just that I can’t reconcile that Sisko is re-telling the events to the temproal agents and not experiencing real-time. How could he possibly know and be able to re-tell what the original crew is doing (except for the parts he/his crew experiences? of course, I guess he could be relating the histroicla account, inter-weaved with his own to the tmeproal agents – but wouldn’t they know the histroical version already?
An excelelnt edit overall.