Mr. Adventure wrote:
I"m of two minds about it, I will always appreciate keeping the original formatting but a part of me would be curious to see it done in 16:9. If it didn't come down to a choice, if both versions were available in the same set, I could live with a widescreen version (and might guiltily even come to like it).
Using the zoom feature on your Blu-ray remote does that for you. The choice is literally at your fingertips already. If CBS-D were to create 16x9 versions, it wouldn't look any better than zooming it yourself. Heads would be chopped off, the saucer of the Enterprise would be chopped off, etc.
Also, by asking for both the 4x3 and 16x9 versions in one set, you're asking them to double the amount of discs, greatly increase the production time and cost, and double the price, things that would all enrage the fanbase. I wouldn't pay an extra $60 per season for useless discs.