Re: HD experts, help an idiot!
A) You could argue cropping like that is "changing the director's artistic intent" for the scene/show.
And B) Widescreen isn't about "filling the screen" videophilles prefer OAR (Original Aspect Ratio) TNG wasn't filmed in widescreen so it shouldn't be presented in widescreen.
That's sums up perfectly what I think about all this 16:9 cropping. Wouldn't that be the same as cutting off pieces of a Picasso -- just because a new generation LIKES to see a picture in x way?
And what actually is the point in redoing something that is an established work of art (and after so many years TNG certainly is one)? I don't really get it ...
Bashir: »Out of all the stories you told me, which ones were true and which ones weren't?«
Garak: »My dear doctor, they're all true.«
Bashir: »Even the lies?«
Garak: »Especially the lies.«