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 Posted:   Jun 15, 2022 - 8:51 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

Maybe I am in the minority, but I loved the red borders. I actually remade them in a more HD format.

Looks cool!

The (red) borders must be some sort of "Star Trek" thing, they are not unique to the FSM CD releases. GNP Crescendo had (red) borders around "Generations", "Insurrection", there was a (gold) border around the 25th anniversary STAR TREK - THE MOTION PICTURE CD, LaLaLand releases such as "The Final Frontier" or "Voyager Collection" all have similarly shaped border frames.

 
 Posted:   Jun 15, 2022 - 8:56 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

They were also a feature of the old Pocket Books paperback series (though it was three lines instead of two):





I like them fine but for my iTunes I either want them consistently on every Trek feature score, or off.

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Jun 15, 2022 - 9:41 AM   
 By:   johnonymous86   (Member)

I also dig the red border--GNP's rerelease of Insurrection had a single red bar that I thought looked much better than the OST.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 15, 2022 - 10:11 AM   
 By:   Nicholas_DW   (Member)

I hate borders with a passion and wish they'd go away for good. Somebody made a Rise of Skywalker cover that used phenomenal artwork... which was ruined by the inclusion of a border. I don't get the mentally behind it. The poster art looks great. Why add a border? As someone once facetiously speculated: maybe to prevent the art from sliding off the cover?

As to the music, the original album definitely felt like a disjointed bunch of cues thrown together. I liked it, but it was sorely lacking. Once I got the FSM version, I was in heaven. All of the gorgeous music that had been left off was finally available to hear in fantastic quality. That being said, the score still feels anticlimactic as all get out. "Returning to Vulcan" and "The Katra Ritual" are nice, but they make the score end on a whimper. Star Trek III has more beauty, but its conclusion still leaves me wanting more. Wrath of Khan never does.

 
 Posted:   Jun 15, 2022 - 10:34 AM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

Perhaps the artist whose work the poster illustration is should tell us if he likes the red stripes plastered over his work.
Perhaps he's thinking "Wow, those red stripes look really good. Wish I'd thought of that".

 
 Posted:   Jun 15, 2022 - 5:15 PM   
 By:   Adam.   (Member)

Worry not. The Intrada shipping manager is on top of things.

 
 Posted:   Jun 15, 2022 - 5:38 PM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

I hate borders with a passion and wish they'd go away for good. Somebody made a Rise of Skywalker cover that used phenomenal artwork... which was ruined by the inclusion of a border. I don't get the mentally behind it. The poster art looks great. Why add a border? As someone once facetiously speculated: maybe to prevent the art from sliding off the cover?


The border was added to some covers to distinguish them as a new edition. You could tell at a glance which release you were looking at. Also, it looked good or "more modern" at the time, just for being something new.

The 2003 James Bond editions got a variation of the border treatment, too. It set them apart from the old CDs even though they were contractually bound to use the very same cover art. It served a useful purpose.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 16, 2022 - 12:28 AM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

The 2003 James Bond editions got a variation of the border treatment, too. It set them apart from the old CDs even though they were contractually bound to use the very same cover art. It served a useful purpose.

It still "amuses" me that they were contractually bound to stick with original programs (thankfully bent a little by LK) and original covers, but were not contractually bound to spell all the track titles correctly!

 
 Posted:   Jun 22, 2022 - 12:29 AM   
 By:   BornOfAJackal   (Member)

Slipping this one into the player was like putting on a pair of comfortable old shoes. Just sit back and float away to the Genesis Planet and Vulcan courtesy of Mr. Horner and his orchestra.

I've always played "The Klingon's Plan" first. I love that big gong scrape as the U.S.S. Grissom reaches the Genesis Planet. One of the best of all Trek movie cues.

 
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