Return of the Hamster News Posted by Ian Symes on 24th July 2005, 15:02 Tikka To Ride: Re-Mastered, then. Fuck me, that was unexpected. TOS has got a habit of making my jaw drop to the floor on a regular basis, and this was no exception. Perhaps surprisingly, this news has not been with rabid anger, in the way the original batch of Re-Mastered were. The reason for this is the difference in intent behind them. Fundamentally, they were both done because the original effects were, rightly (VII) or wrongly (I-III) deemed rubbish. But the difference is that Tikka: Re-Mastered isn’t designed to replace the original version; it’s merely an interesting glimpse of what could have been. If the DVD only included the new version, there’d be uproar, but nobody at GNP is that stupid. As for the new effects, rather boringly, I’m reserving judgement. There’s elements of the stills that I think are good and bad, but I’ll save my opinions for when I’ve seen them properly, on the DVD. Bet you can’t wait.