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Star Trek: The Motion Picture
The Director's Edition Event

Paramount Pictures Studios - Hollywood, CA - 11/1/01

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Last night, I was fortunate to be able to attend a special screening, at Paramount Pictures Studios, of the new Star Trek: The Motion Picture - The Director's Edition DVD. Several hundred guests including director Robert Wise, Star Trek stars Leonard Nimoy, William Shatner, Walter Koenig and Grace Lee Whitney, producer Jeffrey Katzenberg and numerous other studio execs, Trek production staffers and members of the media were in attendance. The lobby at the Paramount Theater on the lot was turned into a mini Trek museum, with a handful of props and costumes from the film on display. The centerpiece - literally - was the original studio miniature of the Starship Enterprise used in the feature films.

I was able to take a few digital shots of the event, including a number of pictures of the Enterprise model. In addition, Paramount had professional photos taken of all the honored guests and we've added them below. There's also a great shot of director Robert Wise and the staff of Robert Wise Productions, who were the inspiration and motivation behind the creation of the new cut of the film for DVD. Special thanks to them, Mr. Wise and everyone at Paramount for a fun evening. Enjoy the pix...

The Paramount Theater.
The Paramount Theater.


Guests gathering at the entrance.
Guests gathering at the entrance.


The Enterprise model from the Star Trek films in the theater lobby.
The Enterprise model from the Star Trek films in the theater lobby.


The Enterprise. You might notice Star Trek production artist Michael Okuda standing underneath the model.
The Enterprise. You might notice Star Trek production artist Michael Okuda standing underneath the model.


The Enterprise.
The Enterprise.


The Enterprise again...
The Enterprise again...


and again...
and again...


...and again. Hey - you take pictures of what's there!
...and again. Hey - you take pictures of what's there!


Kirk's uniform from ST: TMP.Kirk's uniform from ST: TMP.
Kirk's uniform from ST: TMP.


A "work bee" model seen in ST: TMP.
A "work bee" model seen in ST: TMP.


L to R: Millicent Wise, Director's Edition producer David Fein, effects supervisor Daren Dochterman, director Robert Wise and restoration supervisor Michael Matessino.
L to R: Millicent Wise, Director's Edition producer David Fein, effects supervisor Daren Dochterman, director Robert Wise and restoration supervisor Michael Matessino.


Robert Wise addresses the audience before the film.
Robert Wise addresses the audience before the film.


L to R: Robert Wise, William Shatner, David C. Fein (producer), Millicent Wise (in front) and Daren R. Dochterman (visual effects supervisor).
L to R: Robert Wise, William Shatner, David C. Fein (producer), Millicent Wise (in front) and Daren R. Dochterman (visual effects supervisor).


L to R: Eric Doctorow (president, Paramount Home Entertainment Worldwide), Leonard Nimoy, Jeffrey Katzenberg (studio executive) and William Shatner.
L to R: Eric Doctorow (president, Paramount Home Entertainment Worldwide), Leonard Nimoy, Jeffrey Katzenberg (studio executive) and William Shatner.


L to R: George Takei, William Shatner, Elizabeth Shatner, Susan Nimoy, Leonard Nimoy and Jeffrey Katzenberg.
L to R: George Takei, William Shatner, Elizabeth Shatner, Susan Nimoy, Leonard Nimoy and Jeffrey Katzenberg.


L to R: William Shatner, Elizabeth Shatner, Susan Nimoy, Leonard Nimoy and Jeffrey Katzenberg.
L to R: William Shatner, Elizabeth Shatner, Susan Nimoy, Leonard Nimoy and Jeffrey Katzenberg.


Back row: Harold Michelson (production designer), Michelle Billy-Povell (cast), Takei, Richard Kline, Jon Povill (associate producer), Nimoy, Katzenberg, Shatner Front row: Tom Parry (studio executive), Grace Lee Whitney, Wise and Mrs. Wise.
Back row: Harold Michelson (production designer), Michelle Billy-Povell (cast), Takei, Richard Kline (cinematographer), Jon Povill (associate producer), Nimoy, Katzenberg, Shatner Front row: Tom Parry (studio executive), Grace Lee Whitney (cast), Wise and Mrs. Wise.




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