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Old May 17 2009, 11:44 PM   #35
jefferiestubes8
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Re: Star Trek TNG Remastered?

Captain Euphoria wrote: View Post
TNG was presented in standard definition video. That's how it's SUPPOSED to look. That's how it DOES look. That's how I remember it looking. Why re-do it? Would you want to re-do the special effects for 2001 simply because you can?
ST:TOS was presented in standard definition video for syndication for 35 years. It looked better on DVD when released in 1998 and in 2004 but
Paramount knows Trek fans are willing to pay for ST:TOS in HD so they not only did it for the Blu-ray release but for syndication in HD for years to come. Read the reviews of how much people love it looking in HD with the visual effects redone too.

While I think we will definitely see the "Enterprise" series on Blu-ray it will need to have the visual effects re-rendered in HD. They were all done for 16x9 framing at least but still need rerendering. This would happen before TNG gets remastered as entire seasons. I even started a thread on it this month.
'Star Trek: Enterprise seasons Blu-ray spec. features wishlist'
http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=92792

A few others think ST:Voyager looks fine the way it is on this thread:
'Remaster the entire Voyager Series...........' I agree. It was mastered to digital videotape and looks pretty good from season 1-season 7 on the DVD. Put it this way it looks way better than the TNG series (picture quality) especially TNG seasons 1 & 2.

TNG was a very popular series and possibly it would get some remastering for HD like fan collectives on Blu-ray but entire seasons are a long shot. TNG on syndication for HD doesn't seem like it would have long life in 20 years from now on an HD tv channel but I may be very wrong.

Zeppster wrote
There will be HD versions of all Trek eventually.
I do not think so. Voyager did not have great ratings and Enterprise didn't either but it is not that difficult to redo Enterprise since it is only the visual effects rerendering and reediting from the original film telecine HD tapes.
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