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Old June 17 2011, 09:27 AM   #251
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Re: Rumor: TNG-HD is a-coming

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I wouldn't mind if widescreen was included in addition to the original aspect ratio, but I'd much prefer a whole list of things before widescreen was a priority.

And, certainly those shows were released on DVD in their native aspect ratio -- those were SD releases. But if they were released to Blu-Ray, would they be the cropped versions? 1.33:1 shows I've seen on Blu-Ray so far have been pillar-boxed, not cropped. These include Star Trek, The Twilight Zone, The Prisoner, and Space: 1999.
Since filmed TV shows are shot full-frame, you'd have to chop off the top and bottom of the original to get 'widescreen.' I don't see how that would be desirable, especially with the tight framing that's frequently employed in TNG.
Agreed, although since the effects will probably be rendered in widescreen, it might make an interesting, if entirely supplementary, feature.
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