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Old November 12 2012, 06:07 AM   #16
Maxwell Everett
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Re: "Apotheosis" - the unproduced episode?

Tosk wrote: View Post
The notes have it that the episode starts in 4x3 then widen to 16x9 (approximate) in scene 33, which I find fairly unlikely.
That's the part that really made me laugh. Those boards were obviously concocted to play right into to the modern "controversy" about TNG in widescreen on Blu-ray. A TV show broadcasting letterbox widescreen in 1990 is definitely unlikely. It's about 7 years too early. It wasn't until widescreen TVs and DVDs were introduced that letterboxed broadcasts started to appear.

In fact, the short-lived CBS TV series "Feds" was the first show to be broadcast in letterbox 16:9:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118313/news?year=2000
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2...walt-letterbox
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