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Star Trek: The Motion Picture
The Director's Edition Event
Paramount Pictures Studios - Hollywood,
CA - 11/1/01
|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.
Guests gathering at the
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 again...
...and again. Hey - you take
pictures of what's there!
Kirk's uniform from 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.
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: 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: William Shatner,
Elizabeth Shatner, Susan Nimoy, Leonard Nimoy and Jeffrey Katzenberg.
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.