Re: Rumor: TNG-HD is a-coming
Original footage has a safe action area with an aspect ratio of 1.37:1, its televised at 1.33:1. They used that, then stretched it by 5.8%. Top and bottom was cropped.
But let's be honest. Can seasons three thru seven Riker afford to get any wider?
"If we're going to be damned, let's be damned for what we really are." - Jean-Luc Picard, "Encounter at Farpoint"