When I read the caption of the first screenshot:
"In the digitally remastered Encounter at Farpoint, the leaves rustle and the stream runs. MEDDLERS!"
I thought this was meant as a joke, too. When I read the rest of the article I wasn't so sure anymore ;-)
Well, this will be forgotten tomorrow, I'll continue writing those articles for all the other TNG episodes, once the season boxes are released. :-)