View Single Post
Old December 9 2009, 12:49 PM   #473
3D Master
Rear Admiral
Re: Star Trek TNG Remastered?

Prologic9 wrote: View Post
3D Master wrote: View Post
Prologic9 wrote: View Post
Fortunately the originals are available, you can go out and get them right now as a matter of fact.
The problem is not whether they are available NOW, it's whether they continue to be available in the decades, if not centuries, to come.

I wouldn't at all expect a bluray release to branch between the two the way TOS-R does. The situations are entirely different as TNG's VFX shots will always remain SD, and there's no way to change that.

This isn't just the model work, you're talking about any scene with the view screen, transporter shot, hand phaser shots, Holodecks, window shots, hundreds of shots they produced over the years. Trying to mix all that in with newly restored and edited scenes in HD is neither practical nor does it preserve the 'original' episodes, as the discrepancy between the material would be massive.
And it DOES NOT MATTER how it's done, or how bad it looks; even if they have to keep the entire SD resolution episodes right next to the new HD ones. The originals need to be preserved, it's that simple.
I'm not sure where you're coming from here.

If you're trying to make some larger point about preserving the original episodes for historical purposes, then that simply has no bearing on the conversation at hand. I doubt CBS/Paramount are going to burn the originals any time soon, at any rate.
It DOES have a bearing on the conversation at hand. And whether they burn them or not, doesn't matter. What matters is that they continue to be available. Whether or not they exist somewhere doesn't matter, whether they can be watched can. Imagine if they make CGI-enhanced version of the Mona Lisa, and the museum that owns it stuffs the real one down in the basement somewhere.

But I'm assuming you were talking about a theoretical "TNG-Remastered" release on Blu-ray. IF this ever happens, the original episodes WILL NOT BE INCLUDED. Nor is there any moral argument that says they should be.
They BETTER be. And there IS a moral argument that says they should be, I just made it.

bullethead wrote: View Post
Because there is little to no economic incentive for Paramount to include the original episodes with their subpar (for Blu-ray) effects in the remastered sets. At most they'll have it up where you can see the old and new effects side by side, but even that's a stretch.
Right, and economics is the only thing that matters anywhere.

Well, if that's the case, we should MAKE SURE there is an economic incentive, aka: if they're not on there, we won't buy them.
3D Master is offline   Reply With Quote