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Old September 4 2013, 11:56 AM   #68
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Re: Blu Rays Aspect Ratio Question

Robert Comsol wrote: View Post
The way I see it it's the difference of watching an image with excessive overhead and bottom space (4:3) on a display device (16:9) it was never meant for.
What excessive overhead and bottom space are you referring to? The show was composed for that aspect ratio. No space is wasted.

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How would the TNG directors shoot the series in widescreen assuming they theoretically could travel back in time?
They'd shoot it differently. Shots would be framed and composed differently. More 'spread out', less vertical layering, much like they did for Generations.

That's the important point, they didn't do that on TNG. They didn't compose their shots to look right in widescreen, so if you forcefully alter it to a widescreen format after the fact, then you're making it look worse, because the compositions will be wrong for that shape.
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