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Old September 15 2013, 12:41 AM   #55
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Re: DS9 on blu-ray -- What can we do?

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Right. ENT doesn't need any conversion so it's easy money for CBS to release.
Easy money to spend on DS9-R hopefully!
Nope, not easy at all... they'd have to go through a similar process to what TNG went through, but then there's an additional snag...

DS9 might suffer from the Babylon 5 problem. A lot of the battles were CGI, and rendered at standard resolution. Fine for DVDs, but they'd need to track down all those files that came from different companies and have them re-rendered... If by a miracle they were able to do that, there might still be a concern if the quality of the models isn't good enough to look realistic at 1080p.

DS9 is the best Star Trek, so I would love to see it on Blu-Ray but unfortunately for some incomprehensible reason, most people don't seem to like DS9 as much as the others, and so given the additional difficulties who knows if it might ever happen.
Trekmovie had that article a few months ago about how Rob Bonchune had a ton of DS9 CGI files. He used them to render an HD screencap of that Nebula class ship from Waltz.
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