Star Trek: The Motion Picture MAME (Modern Action Music Edition)

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Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Franchise:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
1979
Original Running Time:
132
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
132
Subtitles Available?
Available in HD?
Brief Synopsis:
"What would happen if Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) had a dynamic modern score? How much can the perception of a film change just by replacing its music? This edit is an answer."
Intention:
The first Star Trek film has a slow pace that the modern audiences are not used to. So Star Trek: The Motion Picture “Modern Action Music Edition” (MAME) has been made as an experiment, to give to the film a more intense, dynamic style: this edition eliminates the beautiful but quiet score of Jerry Goldsmith and exchanges it for a whole new score composed by Lorne Balfe for the movie Mission: Impossible – Fallout, a very contemporary soundtrack, giving the experience a surprising new taste.
Other Sources:
- Mission: Impossible Fallout soundtrack (by Lorne Balfe)
- Royalty free Sound FX
- All new custom miniatures of the Enterprise
Special Thanks:
To DigModiFicaTion for all his advice and support!
Release Information:
Digital
Special Features
- Full HD 1080p from BluRay
- English and Spanish Subtitles available
- 2 audio tracks: new MAME track + original track
Editing Details:
General fan edit changes (more detailed in section “Cuts and Additions”:
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– Replaced the movie soundtrack with a whole new music score from Mission: Immpossible - Fallout (by Lorne Balfe)
– Added some close captions in several locations: Klingon Territory, Vulcan, Starfleet Headquarters...
– Added a lot of new Sound FX all along the film to support the new score and improve the film (engine humming atmosphere, thunders, blips, bridge sounds, warp, explosions...)
– Added some Video FX on some scenes (color correction, lensflares...)
– Exchange some shots by new shots from the 2 Director's Cut editions (DVD and BluRay): Vulcan, asteroid explosion, Enterprise recreational area, V’ger...
– Added a camera shake in the wormhole scene
– Added all new custom miniatures of the Enterprise during several flyby shots over Vger’s ship
– Sound cleaning by hand and A.I. over the audio tracks in order to remove the original music (some little imperfections remain) by Vocalremover and DaVinci Resolve
– Uncountable other audio and video changes
– Created English and Spanish subtitles
Cuts and Additions:
Time Stamp h:mm:ss Type Description

0:00:00 > to the end audio editing Added a whole new score (music from Mission: Impossible - Fallout, by Lorne Balfe) all along the film
0:00:00 > to the end audio editing Added a lot of new sound fx all along the film (all the V'ger Cloud's thunders, all the engines in space, all the bridge sounds, all the screens blips, explosions, doors, humming...)
0:00:00 > 0:01:42 visual editing Exchange the original blank space by a brief disclaimer at the opening to fill it
0:02:42 visual editing Added new credits (new Fan Edit title, NOTFLIX editor credits)
0:03:21 audio editing Added V'ger Cloud's thunders
0:03:32 visual editing Added Close captions: Klingon Territory
0:04:34 visual editing Added vfx dust to the screen
0:05:28 audio editing Added Torpedos, bridge sounds and screens blips...
0:06:04 visual editing Added Close captions: Epsilon IX
0:08:21 audio editing Added Wilhelm scream
0:08:51 visual editing Exchange scene from the BluRay Director's Edition version: Vulcan (added close caption: Vulcan)
0:09:00 audio editing Added increasing humming, heartbeat and whispers (V'ger)
0:10:05 audio editing Added increasing humming, heartbeat and whispers (V'ger)
0:09:14 visual editing Exchange scene from the BluRay Director's Edition version (added on 2023): Vulcan
0:11:51 visual editing Added Close captions: Starfleet headquarters + 2 scenes from the DVD Director's Cut version: San Francisco
0:11:58 visual editing Added Starfleet logo on the floor shot
0:13:05 visual editing Added Close caption: orbital office
0:27:13 visual editing Added Enterprise exterior view
0:31:29 visual editing Added a slight zoom out
0:34:50 > to the end audio editing Added all the bridge sounds (from TOS)
0:35:14 > to the end audio editing Added Enterprise sounds
0:36:40 > to the end audio editing Added all the doors sounds
0:36:56 > to the end audio editing Added engine sounds
0:39:57 visual editing Added color correction (red light)
0:40:00 > to the end audio editing Added all alarm of tipe 2
0:40:16 visual editing Added a camera shake all along the wormhole scene
0:42:52 audio editing Added torpedo sound
0:42:56 visual editing Exchange scene from the BluRay Director's Edition version (added on 2023): Enterprise in front of the asteroid explosion (added camera shake and Sounds FX)
0:57:45 audio editing Added increasing humming, heartbeat and whispers (V'ger)
1:00:52 visual editing Exchange scene from the BluRay Director's Edition version (added on 2023): probe of light disappears
1:03:00 > to the end audio editing Added several thunders all allong the sequence
1:03:00 > to the end visual editing Color changed: the color of the light that bathes the bridge changes (between blue light and green light) according to the color of the cloud on the screen all along the sequence.
1:03:05 visual editing Added a custom Enterprise flying into the scene
1:03:19 visual editing Added a custom Enterprise flying into the scene
1:08:12 visual editing Added a custom Enterprise flying into the scene
1:08:48 > 1:11:55 visual editing Added some crew reactions + bridge color correction (blue light)
1:10:10 visual editing Added a custom Enterprise flying into the scene
1:10:32 visual editing Added a custom Enterprise flying into the scene
1:11:15 visual editing Added a custom Enterprise flying over the scene
1:11:54 visual editing Added a custom Enterprise flying over the scene
1:12:39 visual editing Added color correction (blue light)
1:12:49 visual editing Exchange scene from the BluRay Director's Edition version: Enterprise vs new probe of light
1:12:55 visual editing Added color correction (blue light) all along the scanner scene
1:16:36 visual editing Added lens flares + metal scratching noises
1:16:52 > audio editing Added several door swooshs all along the sequence
1:17:34 visual editing Added lens flares
1:19:33 audio editing Added gate closes
1:21:30 audio editing Added increasing humming and heartbeat
1:24:46 > audio editing Added scanner sounds all along the sequence
1:25:11 audio editing Added heartbeat
1:26:44 audio editing Added breaking the wall sound
1:29:39 visual editing Mixed images: original scenes x scenes from the DVD Director's Cut version: added just outside the windows
1:32:40 > to the end audio editing Added all sounds in Spock sequence: space, buttons, thrusters, electricity...
1:37:07 audio editing Added increasing humming, heartbeat and whispers (V'ger)
1:37:18 audio editing Added explosion
1:41:40 visual editing Exchange scene from the DVD Director's Cut version: V'ger's ship aims to Earth + Remove Kirk's dialogue
1:43:23 visual editing Exchange scene from the BluRay Director's Edition version (added on 2023): V'ger's ship fires on Earth
1:43:42 > to the end audio editing Added screen blips
1:43:48 visual editing Exchange scene from the BluRay Director's Edition version (added on 2023): V'ger's ship fires twice on Earth
1:44:00 visual editing Exchange scene from the DVD Director's Cut version: light proves over the Earth
1:50:08 visual editing Exchange scene from the BluRay Director's Edition version (added on 2023): Enterprise + removes dialogues
1:51:57 visual editing Exchange 5 scenes from the BluRay Director's Edition version: Enterprise in front of V'ger, a bridge is formed
1:51:57 > to the end audio editing Added extra thunders
1:53:34 visual editing Added close captions: V'Ger Entity
1:55:52 audio editing Added increasing humming, heartbeat and whispers (V'ger)
2:02:33 audio editing Added thunders
2:03:23 > to the end audio editing Added tinkles
2:04:40 > to the end audio editing Added increasing sound
2:05:16 visual editing Exchange scene from the DVD Director's Cut version: V'ger's ship explodes (then dissolve with the scene from BluRay Theatrical Version of the Enterprise emerging)
2:05:32 audio editing Added Star Trek Theme (piano)
2:08:19 audio editing Added Star Trek Theme (piano)
2:11:45 audio editing Added to the end credits the final part of the theme "Epilogue-End Title" from Star Trek II soundtrack
2:11:57 visual editing Added Disclaimer & Notflix logo
Trailer

Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Franchise:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
1979
Original Running Time:
132
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
132
Subtitles Available?
Available in HD?
Brief Synopsis:
"What would happen if Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) had a dynamic modern score? How much can the perception of a film change just by replacing its music? This edit is an answer."
Intention:
The first Star Trek film has a slow pace that the modern audiences are not used to. So Star Trek: The Motion Picture “Modern Action Music Edition” (MAME) has been made as an experiment, to give to the film a more intense, dynamic style: this edition eliminates the beautiful but quiet score of Jerry Goldsmith and exchanges it for a whole new score composed by Lorne Balfe for the movie Mission: Impossible – Fallout, a very contemporary soundtrack, giving the experience a surprising new taste.
Other Sources:
- Mission: Impossible Fallout soundtrack (by Lorne Balfe)
- Royalty free Sound FX
- All new custom miniatures of the Enterprise
Special Thanks:
To DigModiFicaTion for all his advice and support!
Release Information:
Digital
Special Features
- Full HD 1080p from BluRay
- English and Spanish Subtitles available
- 2 audio tracks: new MAME track + original track
Editing Details:
General fan edit changes (more detailed in section “Cuts and Additions”:
.
– Replaced the movie soundtrack with a whole new music score from Mission: Immpossible - Fallout (by Lorne Balfe)
– Added some close captions in several locations: Klingon Territory, Vulcan, Starfleet Headquarters...
– Added a lot of new Sound FX all along the film to support the new score and improve the film (engine humming atmosphere, thunders, blips, bridge sounds, warp, explosions...)
– Added some Video FX on some scenes (color correction, lensflares...)
– Exchange some shots by new shots from the 2 Director's Cut editions (DVD and BluRay): Vulcan, asteroid explosion, Enterprise recreational area, V’ger...
– Added a camera shake in the wormhole scene
– Added all new custom miniatures of the Enterprise during several flyby shots over Vger’s ship
– Sound cleaning by hand and A.I. over the audio tracks in order to remove the original music (some little imperfections remain) by Vocalremover and DaVinci Resolve
– Uncountable other audio and video changes
– Created English and Spanish subtitles
Cuts and Additions:
Time Stamp h:mm:ss Type Description

0:00:00 > to the end audio editing Added a whole new score (music from Mission: Impossible - Fallout, by Lorne Balfe) all along the film
0:00:00 > to the end audio editing Added a lot of new sound fx all along the film (all the V'ger Cloud's thunders, all the engines in space, all the bridge sounds, all the screens blips, explosions, doors, humming...)
0:00:00 > 0:01:42 visual editing Exchange the original blank space by a brief disclaimer at the opening to fill it
0:02:42 visual editing Added new credits (new Fan Edit title, NOTFLIX editor credits)
0:03:21 audio editing Added V'ger Cloud's thunders
0:03:32 visual editing Added Close captions: Klingon Territory
0:04:34 visual editing Added vfx dust to the screen
0:05:28 audio editing Added Torpedos, bridge sounds and screens blips...
0:06:04 visual editing Added Close captions: Epsilon IX
0:08:21 audio editing Added Wilhelm scream
0:08:51 visual editing Exchange scene from the BluRay Director's Edition version: Vulcan (added close caption: Vulcan)
0:09:00 audio editing Added increasing humming, heartbeat and whispers (V'ger)
0:10:05 audio editing Added increasing humming, heartbeat and whispers (V'ger)
0:09:14 visual editing Exchange scene from the BluRay Director's Edition version (added on 2023): Vulcan
0:11:51 visual editing Added Close captions: Starfleet headquarters + 2 scenes from the DVD Director's Cut version: San Francisco
0:11:58 visual editing Added Starfleet logo on the floor shot
0:13:05 visual editing Added Close caption: orbital office
0:27:13 visual editing Added Enterprise exterior view
0:31:29 visual editing Added a slight zoom out
0:34:50 > to the end audio editing Added all the bridge sounds (from TOS)
0:35:14 > to the end audio editing Added Enterprise sounds
0:36:40 > to the end audio editing Added all the doors sounds
0:36:56 > to the end audio editing Added engine sounds
0:39:57 visual editing Added color correction (red light)
0:40:00 > to the end audio editing Added all alarm of tipe 2
0:40:16 visual editing Added a camera shake all along the wormhole scene
0:42:52 audio editing Added torpedo sound
0:42:56 visual editing Exchange scene from the BluRay Director's Edition version (added on 2023): Enterprise in front of the asteroid explosion (added camera shake and Sounds FX)
0:57:45 audio editing Added increasing humming, heartbeat and whispers (V'ger)
1:00:52 visual editing Exchange scene from the BluRay Director's Edition version (added on 2023): probe of light disappears
1:03:00 > to the end audio editing Added several thunders all allong the sequence
1:03:00 > to the end visual editing Color changed: the color of the light that bathes the bridge changes (between blue light and green light) according to the color of the cloud on the screen all along the sequence.
1:03:05 visual editing Added a custom Enterprise flying into the scene
1:03:19 visual editing Added a custom Enterprise flying into the scene
1:08:12 visual editing Added a custom Enterprise flying into the scene
1:08:48 > 1:11:55 visual editing Added some crew reactions + bridge color correction (blue light)
1:10:10 visual editing Added a custom Enterprise flying into the scene
1:10:32 visual editing Added a custom Enterprise flying into the scene
1:11:15 visual editing Added a custom Enterprise flying over the scene
1:11:54 visual editing Added a custom Enterprise flying over the scene
1:12:39 visual editing Added color correction (blue light)
1:12:49 visual editing Exchange scene from the BluRay Director's Edition version: Enterprise vs new probe of light
1:12:55 visual editing Added color correction (blue light) all along the scanner scene
1:16:36 visual editing Added lens flares + metal scratching noises
1:16:52 > audio editing Added several door swooshs all along the sequence
1:17:34 visual editing Added lens flares
1:19:33 audio editing Added gate closes
1:21:30 audio editing Added increasing humming and heartbeat
1:24:46 > audio editing Added scanner sounds all along the sequence
1:25:11 audio editing Added heartbeat
1:26:44 audio editing Added breaking the wall sound
1:29:39 visual editing Mixed images: original scenes x scenes from the DVD Director's Cut version: added just outside the windows
1:32:40 > to the end audio editing Added all sounds in Spock sequence: space, buttons, thrusters, electricity...
1:37:07 audio editing Added increasing humming, heartbeat and whispers (V'ger)
1:37:18 audio editing Added explosion
1:41:40 visual editing Exchange scene from the DVD Director's Cut version: V'ger's ship aims to Earth + Remove Kirk's dialogue
1:43:23 visual editing Exchange scene from the BluRay Director's Edition version (added on 2023): V'ger's ship fires on Earth
1:43:42 > to the end audio editing Added screen blips
1:43:48 visual editing Exchange scene from the BluRay Director's Edition version (added on 2023): V'ger's ship fires twice on Earth
1:44:00 visual editing Exchange scene from the DVD Director's Cut version: light proves over the Earth
1:50:08 visual editing Exchange scene from the BluRay Director's Edition version (added on 2023): Enterprise + removes dialogues
1:51:57 visual editing Exchange 5 scenes from the BluRay Director's Edition version: Enterprise in front of V'ger, a bridge is formed
1:51:57 > to the end audio editing Added extra thunders
1:53:34 visual editing Added close captions: V'Ger Entity
1:55:52 audio editing Added increasing humming, heartbeat and whispers (V'ger)
2:02:33 audio editing Added thunders
2:03:23 > to the end audio editing Added tinkles
2:04:40 > to the end audio editing Added increasing sound
2:05:16 visual editing Exchange scene from the DVD Director's Cut version: V'ger's ship explodes (then dissolve with the scene from BluRay Theatrical Version of the Enterprise emerging)
2:05:32 audio editing Added Star Trek Theme (piano)
2:08:19 audio editing Added Star Trek Theme (piano)
2:11:45 audio editing Added to the end credits the final part of the theme "Epilogue-End Title" from Star Trek II soundtrack
2:11:57 visual editing Added Disclaimer & Notflix logo
Trailer

User reviews

2 reviews
Overall rating
 
9.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.5(2)
Audio Editing
 
8.5(2)
Visual Editing
 
9.5(2)
Narrative
 
10.0(2)
Enjoyment
 
9.0(2)
(Updated: September 23, 2023)
Overall rating
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0
A fascinating experiment that enhances several scenes, but for me doesn't quite hold up over it's two hour runtime.

Full disclosure: Around the one hour mark I started to skim through the file rather than let it play out in real time.


A/V QUALITY

Audio and visual quality is good, though the image seemed a little waxy and missing fine details. There's an impression of grain, but I think it has largely been lost in this encoding. The file I watched was 5GB. A less compressed offering in the 8-10GB range could look better.


VISUAL EDITING

For the most part, the adjusted visual effects look great and feel effective, but there was a moment at 31:31 that pulled me out of the experience. On the cut to the exterior shot of the Enterprise, it seems like there is a 2-4 frame zoom in that seems like an editing mistake. The change log says, "Added a slight zoom out", but I'm not sure if this was the intended effect.


AUDIO EDITING

There is a lot of music replacement here, and it largely works very well. The editor has a good handle on volume level; when to ease in, when to ease back, when to let the scene breathe without music. Many of the pieces felt well timed to what was happening on screen.

I noticed a few minor things in the first hour;

* A slight hitch at 27:15
* Several pops and crackles at 36:14 to 36:30

Regarding the material itself, I think the Fallout score works well in places, but it seemed very repetitive to me. By the 45 minute mark, I felt as if I had heard the entire thing. From that point on, I started noticing the same themes repeating. Fallout is one of my favorite movies, and I love the score, but it never feels repetitive to me there. I can't tell if the editor used the same selections in multiple places, or if it really is that way in the source. By the one hour mark I found myself getting tired and started to skim through the movie.

There were two moments (maybe more?) where the original music moved in. First at 38:00 with the Star Trek theme, and again at 46:00. It's possible the editor couldn't find a gentle bit of "romantic" music for that scene.

Aside from the repetition of the Fallout themes throughout, the other thing that caught my attention and pulled me out of the experience was hearing the main Mission Impossible theme at 48:51. Lorne Balfe's score is somewhat faceless throughout, and I can understand why the editor felt it would be a good source to slot in here, but the Mission Impossible leitmotif is too singular, and has too strong an identity to be repurposed for another franchise (in my opinion).

Some music moments I felt worked really well:

* During the wormhole sequence, and in particular the fade out on Chekov's "we're out of it".
* The build at 48:00 as Spock approaches.
* The light strings at 1:05 as the tension builds.
* That moment at 1:30:50...
* The intense horns at 1:37:45


NARRATIVE

As far as I can see, the main narrative hasn't been changed.


ENJOYMENT

I apologize for marking this down significantly, but the new music was too repetitive to keep me engaged, and I ended up skimming through the second half.

User Review

Do you recommend this edit?
Yes
Format Watched?
Digital
Owner's reply July 17, 2023

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, futon. It is very detailed and useful, both for potential viewers and for myself, since you have detected a handful of errors that I had missed, and that I am correcting right now (although I would have preferred that you tell me about them first, so that I can correct them before and not make this review obsolete :P ). Soon I will update the file with the problems solved.

Comments:

The couple of moments where the original score is heard briefly have been kept because they only last a few seconds and they work very well in those scenes.

Regarding the small fragment where the main theme of Mission: Impossible is heard, I left it because I really liked how it worked and I could not resist, since it does not clash for the public that does not know it, or does not recognize it. However, it's a good point to note that it can be too obvious, and I will consider whether it is worth exchanging it for another theme.

Thanks for pointing out all those musical moments that you think work well, I also think they were really exciting with Balfe's score, and it's surprising to see that some of them didn't have ANY music in the original film. Comparing these two versions (edit vs original) is the basis of this edition: how the choice of music can totally change an audiovisual experience.

Finally, the errors that you have mentioned (hitches, pops and crackles) are real bugs and easy to correct, but there are some things that will remain as they are, since, although they are perfectly understandable objections, they refer to subjective problems (which usually only call the attention to excessively knowledgeable viewers of the original film or the new score). Or are they referring to something that I obviously never set out to change and I said so from the beginning: that although it has a new score, this is simply the same 1979 film, with all the problems that it carries with it.

Anyway, thank you very much again for your review and it has been a pleasure to read you..

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Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
The faneditor admits this is an experimental "what-if" fanedit, using a modern score, and it is certainly an interesting experiment.

This is the original film with all of its long, slow-paced scenes (as well as some scenes from the Director's cuts), but with a totally different score.

Can you handle Star Trek: The Motion Picture with NONE of the familiar cues? It's not just the absence of the Jerry Goldsmith soundtrack, but the absence of ANY of the musical cues you associate with Star Trek. It makes this movie a far different viewing experience... now the long, slow scenes around the Enterprise are moody and not nostalgic in any way.

I know I removed a star for audio editing, but I think much of the problem is with the original audio and NOT the faneditor's work. With a lack of clear, separated channels, and with much of the original audio feeling very "flat," the score always sounds better than the film's actual audio. When people speak, they always sound a little bit like they are speaking in a can, but the musical score is digitally perfect, causing a subtle contrast that the viewer will need to overlook and attempt to ignore. BUT DON'T LET THIS STOP YOU. This is definitely worth a watch!

User Review

Do you recommend this edit?
Yes
Format Watched?
Digital
Owner's reply June 20, 2023

Thank you for your review and for your understanding!

I would like to repeat the experiment but with some other film, a more modern one that has a higher quality original audio and is easier to separate without turning it into "people talking in a can" XD, something inevitable (at least for me) and that is sometimes the case even on the original track. A pity.

See you at the next!

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