Artist Inspirations: The Hand of Apollo (2023)

On 31 August 2006, CBS Paramount Television announced that, in celebration of its 40th anniversary, Star Trek: The Original Series would return to broadcast syndication for the first time in sixteen years. Each of the series’ 79 episodes were digitally remastered to 1080p HD video, and DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 Surround audio standards, with all newly (re-)created visual effects and music. The opening theme was re-recorded in digital stereo with new vocals by Elin Carlson, and William Shatner’s opening monologue was remastered from the original elements. Most notably, though, many of the visual effects were recreated using CGI by CBS Digital. The new CGI Enterprise was based on the exact measurements, originally taken by Gary Kerr, of the original model, which is on display in the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

Memory Alpha
Left: Original special effects. Airdate: 9.27.67.
Right: Remastered special effects. Airdate: 1.12.08

It appears The Hand of Apollo is the first Hallmark ornament to take its inspiration from a remastered Star Trek episode.

Left: “Who Mourns for Adonais?” Star Trek: The Original Series: Season 2, Episode 2
Right: 2023 The Hand of Apollo Hallmark ornament

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