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 wanted."
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 original.