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Old March 2 2013, 08:22 PM   #183
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Re: The old "DS9 stole from B5" thing

It was shot in widescreen, but protected for 4:3, which explains why the edges of the frame don't usually contain much of interest. All you have to do is watch "The Gathering" followed by any other episode on DVD and you'll see the difference between the original effects in 4:3, and the original effects cropped and zoomed to fit 16:9.

Unfortunately, Warner Bros. doesn't seem to be interested in investing much into the show (despite claims by JMS that the DVDs have profited the studio billions -- a silly exaggeration if there ever was one). Mastering new discs with the original aspect ratio seems unlikely, especially since the home video market is shrinking.
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