Star Trek TOS in Cinerama Widescreen Panorama


Ich liebe TOS, die Restauration auf BluRay ist eine Wucht, die subtil aufgesexten Effekte passen perfekt zur Tonalität und überhaupt: Es kann nur einen Captain geben. Jedenfalls: Nick Acosta hat aus den alten 4:3-Bildern der Serie Superwidescreens im Cinerama-Format gebastelt und I'd watch the shit out of this.

Forty eight years ago this week Star Trek debuted its first episode on NBC. The show, like all other shows at the time, was broadcast in the old style 4x3 aspect ratio. Using HD screen caps from my friends at, I created this project of what the show would have looked like in Cinerama widescreen. As a kid the show always felt bigger and more epic than it appears to me as an adult. I was able to create these shots by waiting for the camera to pan and then I stitched the separate shots together. The result is pretty epic. It reminds me of the classic science fiction movies of the 50’s and 60’s. Suddenly the show has a “Forbidden Planet” vibe. Other shots remind me of how director Robert Wise would use a camera technique to keep the foreground and background elements in focus.

Star Trek in Cinerama Widescreen (via Martin)