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fxguidetv was a series of documentaries which were produced by the website fxguide.com, a specialty platform for professionals in the field of digital visual effects (VFX) who work in the motion picture industry.

Despite what their titles suggest, these documentaries were not broadcast over traditional television networks but were instead released through fxguide's own website and further disseminated through media platforms such as YouTube. To augment these video productions, fxguide also released audio "fxpodcasts" on their website.

Star Trek-related features included:

  • fxguidetv Episode 161, "CBS Digital & Star Trek TNG" was released on 27 November 2012 and ran for eighteen minutes. This production prominently featured Director of Visual Effects Craig Weiss who detailed the technological aspects of the remastering process for the Star Trek: The Next Generation television series which began in 2012. It also explored the role that his employer, CBS Digital, played in its creation.
  • fxguidetv Episode 058, "Star Trek Plus Now ILM!" was released on 9 May 2009 and featured interviews with Karl Urban and J.J. Abrams who discussed some of the visual effects used in Star Trek.
  • fxpodcast Episode 236, "Adam Howard VFX Supervisor" was released on 25 November 2012 and featured an audio interview with Adam Howard who discussed his work on Star Trek.

The fxguide.com website also posted text-format articles and interviews with visual effects professionals who discussed the work of their contemporary colleagues. These articles included, as far as Star Trek was concerned:

  • "Dan Curry Profile: Artist Doing Visual Effects", by Mike Seymour and was posted on 21 March, 2007
  • "Star Trek Into Darkness: VFX makes it so", by Ian Failes and was posted on 20 May 2013

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