Legendary director Robert Wise, 87, has told the Canadian Press that the
“director’s cut” of the original Star Trek movie being released
on DVD today represents the kind of film he had originally
intended to make.
“I never had a chance to do it properly,” he told the
wire service. “I never got a chance to do all the final things I
In fact, he indicated, he worked on the film until the
deadline, picking up the first print from the laboratory and carrying it
with him personally to Washington D.C. for the premiere.
He said that
the new release includes computer-generated images that were based on
the original storyboards and that some of the backgrounds have been
digitally enhanced. The movie now runs four minutes longer than the