Star Trek Wrath of the Augments

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Star Trek Wrath of the Augments
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Original Release Date:
2004
Original Running Time:
125 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
85 minutes
Synopsis:
From the ashes of the Eugenics Wars a new threat arises. Captain Archer and the crew of the Enterprise race to stop Doctor Arik Soong and his genetically engineered Augments from starting a war between Earth and the Klingon Empire.

Bionic Bob edits the the 3 part Augment Arc into a faster paced action adventure by removing all commercial breaks, unneeded characters and filler subplots.
Intention:
Just to recut three Trek episodes into a fun movie experience.
Plus I want to create more Trek edits to give those frakking Prequel edits a run for their money....LOL!
We NEED MORE TREK!!!!!
Other Sources:
Star Trek TOS episode "Space Seed"
Special Thanks:
Everyone who contributed to the ITW thread and has supported me over the years.... Thanks Everyone!
Live long and prosper!
Release Information:
DVD
Special Features:
THE EUGENICS WARS -- for some fanboy fun I tried to create an alternate history timeline exploring the origins of the Augments while explaining how Earth suffered through decades of world wars while still continuing to explore/colonize space using the dates given in TOS as "fact".

ABOUT THIS EDIT
TRAILER
Editing Details:
Keep Archer and T'Pol central.

Anything that did not drive the plot forward was cut.

Faster paced.

More action.

Less talk.

....oh and keep all the Orion Slave Girls scenes! Oh Yeah, Baby!!!! lol!
Cuts and Additions:
--added footage from TOS "Space Seed"; resized and reframed
--created new opening credits
--trimmed Trip and T'Pol romance, remove all references to her wedding
--added scene transition music cue
--cut Ensign Pierce subplot, kept focus on T'Pol
--cut Peris and Raakin scene
--trimmed Phlox and Dr. Lewis backstory
--cut the character Smike
--zoomed, cropped and/or reframed shots with Smike in the background
--cut the two sneaking across the Klingon border scenes
--cut Malik returning from the dead to attack Archer and Soong on the Enterprise
--removed all commercials breaks
--lots of tiny trims here and there.... lol
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Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Franchise:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2004
Original Running Time:
125 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
85 minutes
Synopsis:
From the ashes of the Eugenics Wars a new threat arises. Captain Archer and the crew of the Enterprise race to stop Doctor Arik Soong and his genetically engineered Augments from starting a war between Earth and the Klingon Empire.

Bionic Bob edits the the 3 part Augment Arc into a faster paced action adventure by removing all commercial breaks, unneeded characters and filler subplots.
Intention:
Just to recut three Trek episodes into a fun movie experience.
Plus I want to create more Trek edits to give those frakking Prequel edits a run for their money....LOL!
We NEED MORE TREK!!!!!
Other Sources:
Star Trek TOS episode "Space Seed"
Special Thanks:
Everyone who contributed to the ITW thread and has supported me over the years.... Thanks Everyone!
Live long and prosper!
Release Information:
DVD
Special Features:
THE EUGENICS WARS -- for some fanboy fun I tried to create an alternate history timeline exploring the origins of the Augments while explaining how Earth suffered through decades of world wars while still continuing to explore/colonize space using the dates given in TOS as "fact".

ABOUT THIS EDIT
TRAILER
Editing Details:
Keep Archer and T'Pol central.

Anything that did not drive the plot forward was cut.

Faster paced.

More action.

Less talk.

....oh and keep all the Orion Slave Girls scenes! Oh Yeah, Baby!!!! lol!
Cuts and Additions:
--added footage from TOS "Space Seed"; resized and reframed
--created new opening credits
--trimmed Trip and T'Pol romance, remove all references to her wedding
--added scene transition music cue
--cut Ensign Pierce subplot, kept focus on T'Pol
--cut Peris and Raakin scene
--trimmed Phlox and Dr. Lewis backstory
--cut the character Smike
--zoomed, cropped and/or reframed shots with Smike in the background
--cut the two sneaking across the Klingon border scenes
--cut Malik returning from the dead to attack Archer and Soong on the Enterprise
--removed all commercials breaks
--lots of tiny trims here and there.... lol
Cover art by BionicBob (DOWNLOAD HERE) image

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(Updated: February 17, 2014)
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When it comes to Trek edits, BionicBob has always been your go-to faneditor and his take on the last Trek series, Enterprise, is no exception.

I actually remember watching Enterprise through all of its' somewhat inconsistent 4 seasons. On the whole I enjoyed what I say, even if it's arguably the weakest Trek series along with Deep Space Nine (IMHO) and certainly has the worst theme tune of any sci-fi series I can think of. However, it also has the distinction of boasting one of the worst series finale's ever, which came across more as a Next Gen episode guest starring members of the Enterprise series. It was a like a real smack in the face to the people who stuck with the show through thick and thin.

However, despite this, there were some great moments in Enterprise. One of these was undoubtedly the 3 episodes from the entertaining final season, which covered Dr. Arik Soong and his genetically engineered race of super-beings, The Augments. I remember this story being exciting and gripping in its original form, so I was greatly intrigued to see how much fat Bob would be able to trim from an already top-notch piece of space adventure.

The fact that 40 mins is cut, well you just don't notice it at all. The story still binds together nicely, and what's more, is even more entertaining as one feature length film. It reminds me of similar work carried out on some of the official Doctor Who releases from the classic series, whereby they condense 4 episodes into one feature length film version. If anything Bob takes this to another level here. Needless subplots are cast aside, the story feels more focused on Dr Soong and the augments, and best of all Enterprise finally has an opening credits sequence with an excellent theme tune. Can I ask that you now go through each episode and add your opening credits please Bob? Thanks. ;)

The use of TOS footage from Space Seed also works very effectively, particularly as the Augments make reference to the great Khan. A nice, fitting touch.

All in all brilliant work. Just one note - the volume for the new theme tune during the opening credits is noticeably quieter than the rest of the edit. Shame, as unless you turn it up, it does lessen its' undeniable impact somewhat.

Also, big kudos for going to the trouble of creating the alternate history timeline in "The Eugenics Wars". I sat there watching it, convinced it was true.

Thanks for a fun ride as always Bob.

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Wrath of the Augments reflects very solid craftsmanship, typical of BBob.
The menu design was nice, and I cannot stress how enjoyable the "bonus", The Eugenics Wars, was. A lot of thought went into that.
Moreover, that little bonus was a sad reminder of what went badly for the franchise. While the moppets helming latter day TrekWorldFor were locked in doctrine, BBob, on the other hand was fearless and inventive. Kudos!

The audio editing was top notch. The opening credits were a hundredfold improvement over the original, warbling song that made me cringe every time I heard it.
The video editing was fairly seamless, a jump cut caused me to hit the REWIND button. I never lost track of the narrative, however.
For the TrekWorld faithful, those who like alien species, especially green skinned aliens, I can safely say they will enjoy this. Many elements and echoes of the ST canon got added into Season 4 of Enterprise.
Trekkies, go check this out.

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For a start let's say that I'm one of those Trek fans who grew up loving TOS, movies and TNG. Then liking DS9, tolerating Voyager and then finally hating Enterprise and checking out of the whole show until JJ-Trek at least restored a little heart to the franchise (Even if it was at the expensive of some of it's brains).

Back in the day I didn't get past the opening few episodes of 'Enterprise', it was boring, unimaginative, tired and outdated... in short I loathed it. But on BionicBob's advice that the 4th and final series (From whence this edit springs) was when it really got good, I thought I'd give this another chance. Having said that the crew are still fairly bland, the producers managing to assemble a cast that reminds us more of Galaxy Quest rather than Kirk and co. So I went into this edit with a pre-existing hatred of this show... but with a glimmer of hope that BionicBob would have salvaged something that an old Trek fan could embrace.

Audio/Video Quality 10/10: It looks like a proper DVD, so what more can you ask for?

Visual Editing 10/10: Looked seemless to me, despite having a full third of the footage removed. I couldn't see where it had come from and didn't feel anyhting was missing narratively. However there were a couple of instances when I'd have perhaps chosen to cutaway to somewhere else rather than cutting forward in time, when covering an ad-break removal... but that's probably personnal taste and perhaps nit-picking. The best bit is the replacement credits. Gone is the cheesy, vomit-inducing Pop-Ballad and instead we get a grand montage of shots of the Enterprise set to some some suitably impressive orchestral music... this how a ST show is supposed to start!

Audio Editing 8/10: While the techincal audio-editing was great I could still very much tell where alot of the ad-breaks had been. Star Trek has a formula of:
1. Slow closeup on worried face combined with swelling loud music.
(Ad-break)
2. Establishing space shot with loud sting of music that rapidly subsides to interior scene.
So a familiarity with this setup made these moments stand out. Having said that, without completely rescoring the show and/or rebuilding the sound FX track from scratch, this is as good as it could have been done. But the transitions are certainly far smoother than a lot of ad-break removals on professional TV show DVDs I own.

Narrative 10/10: Smooth as silk, with a third removed this thing now flows with a rapid pace and the story is easy to follow and engaging.

Enjoyment 9/10: I was pleasantly surprised to have enjoyed this edit despite my reservations about the original show. Because of the new pace of the narrative I was never allowed to dwell on the fact that I disliked the people that the story was happening to and just went with the whole warping all over the map Trek adventure-ness of it all. It really helps that this story arc focuses on links to TOS and beyond ('Space Seed' and WOK mainly) so it pleasantly reminded me of other Trek stories I liked. Having two likeable actors like Scott Bakula and Brent Spiner doing a two-hander gives this story real appeal, while most of the other boring characters don't get any more screen time than is neccasary. Although Alec Newman's performance makes for a fairly weak villain he's played just close enough to Khan so I could enjoy his character through the glimpses of what was to come (In the show's timeline anyway). Overall, this edit now ranks with some honour next to TNG movie-length epics like 'The Best of Both Worlds' or 'Redemption'.

Bonus Features 10/10: To be honest I was a bit sceptical about how my patience was gonna cope with a 12-minute text based slide show of Trek history... but boy was I wrong. I was glued to the screen reading all the little interesting details filling in the imaginary timeline of Augment history. Wonderful music and well chosen images work wonders. I almost enjoyed this bonus feature as much as the edit itself.

I'd highly reccomend this DVD to oldskool Trek fans even if you don't like the crew of the NX-01, because the way BionicBob has edited this thing, you don't need to like them. You just need to enjoy a good fast-paced space adventure.

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if you like star trek but didnt like enterprise then watch this and you just might change your mind. BionicBob did a fine job joining these 3 episodes into a movie. i liked enterprise for what it was but hated the opening song and the way the show ended. this is fun to watch without sitting thru all the bs of 4 seasons.

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BionicBob has hit another one out of the park. I love Star Trek, and was one of the minority that enjoyed Enterprise. BionicBob took one of my favorite story arcs and trimmed it down into a very neat package.

A/V was excellent. The editing was perfect, I honestly couldn't tell where the edits were. The story was outstanding, and it was fairly well self-contained. I feel that someone unfamiliar with Enterprise, or even Star Trek, could watch this and have a pretty good idea of what was going on. Especially if they watched the AMAZING Eugenics Wars timeline that BionicBob created and added to the disc.

Highly watchable and definitely recommended!!

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A fun watch that almost get's to the heart of what enterprise should of been in the beginning.

This was some of the best story telling in the enterprise series, and definitely one that deserved to be put together in this fashion.
Does it have its flaws, yes.. (AS stated by others)... But no big deal, its a great little stand alone piece if you just want to watch something Star Trek, and especially something from Enterprise.

An enjoyable watch by everyone's favorite Bionic Editor, and recommended for Trekkie's to check out.

Good Job Bob. :)

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Great job Bob...

Like most, I didn't truly like the Enterprise Series, but I did watch all of it.. There was no other Star Trek to watch at the time sooo, maybe I was just tuning it saying to myself "here's hoping it gets better".. lol..
One thing Bob did do better than the series ever did was the opening Credits..
They where awesome. Finally felt like the opening the show always deserved.. I finally felt like I was sitting down to watch Star Trek again.

I remember these episodes when they aired, and I have to admit I thought Bob did a great job putting them together..
There's a few edit flaws in it, with transitions, which didn't bother me to much, and I can over look them.. and there's a few story flaws where the crew gets captured but you don't see it happen.. etc etc... but for the most part this is a fun edit to just sit and watch, and well put together.

I really enjoyed it, and if your a fan of Star Trek, I recommend sitting down and just watching this for what it is... Entertaining...

Thx Bob.. Appreciate the work and the entertainment..

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Bob has made a really fun, feature-length episode here. It's very much cat-and-mouse stuff ("Got 'im!" "Lost 'im!" Repeat) but flows so well that it works. There are only a couple of places where it's noticeable that something has been cut - the crew getting captured at the lab, for example - but there's still enough information in the edit that you can still understand the plot. The opening is great - both the TOS prelude and the credit sequence - and the DVD extras are thoroughly entertaining, from Bob's own trailers to the editing info and bonus feature. Excellent, excellent stuff. Cheers Bob!

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