Quick question. I assume none of the episodes will ever be in true widescreen because of the way the film was originall shot, correct?
I suspect it'll be shown in widescreen in syndication at some point. You see old Seinfeld episodes airing that way now, and it looks perfectly natural.
Granted, with TNG it might make the camera seem a little closer to the actors than before, but that's how many shows are shot today anyways, so it'll probably be an easy adjustment.