RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 138,959
Posts: 5,391,500
Members: 24,722
Currently online: 444
Newest member: Jadakiss

TrekToday headlines

Forbes Cast In Powers
By: T'Bonz on Aug 22

Dorn To Voice Firefly Character
By: T'Bonz on Aug 22

No ALS Ice Bucket For Saldana
By: T'Bonz on Aug 22

Free Star Trek Trexels Game
By: T'Bonz on Aug 22

New Trek-themed Bobble Heads
By: T'Bonz on Aug 21

IDW Publishing November Trek Comic
By: T'Bonz on Aug 20

Pegg/Wright Trilogy In The Works
By: T'Bonz on Aug 20

Star Trek: The Compendium Rebate Details
By: T'Bonz on Aug 20

Gold Key Archives Volume 2
By: T'Bonz on Aug 19

Takei Documentary Wins Award
By: T'Bonz on Aug 19


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Star Trek TV Series > The Next Generation

The Next Generation All Good Things come to an end...but not here.

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old February 18 2009, 05:37 AM   #1
RAMA
Vice Admiral
 
RAMA's Avatar
 
Location: NJ, USA
STNG continues on in DVD..with great packaging!

Is that awesome or what? Its amazing that shows like TOS and STNG can still get brand new releases like this. Yes I know Paramount is cashing in on the new movie, and that a lot of us have these, but this proves that classic TV can survive! I for one do not have BOBW on DVD so I will probably buy this.

http://trekmovie.com/2009/02/17/artw...-tos-dvd-sets/

__________________
It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring. Carl Sagan

Last edited by RAMA; February 18 2009 at 05:55 AM.
RAMA is offline  
Old February 18 2009, 05:50 AM   #2
Mike Farley
Commodore
 
Mike Farley's Avatar
 
Location: Lost Vegas
Re: STNG continues on in Bluray..with great packaging!

These "Best of..." sets are only regular DVD, not Blu-ray. TNG needs A LOT of work before it's ready for High Def.
Mike Farley is offline  
Old February 18 2009, 05:55 AM   #3
RAMA
Vice Admiral
 
RAMA's Avatar
 
Location: NJ, USA
Re: STNG continues on in Bluray..with great packaging!

Mike Farley wrote: View Post
These "Best of..." sets are only regular DVD, not Blu-ray. TNG needs A LOT of work before it's ready for High Def.
Ah you are right, I was looking at the movie set packaging when I wrote that..corrected! I agree too, I'd like to see STNG "restored" to film and with new FX. I'm not holding my breath though.
__________________
It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring. Carl Sagan
RAMA is offline  
Old February 20 2009, 05:33 AM   #4
Gates
Lieutenant Commander
 
Gates's Avatar
 
Location: New York City
View Gates's Twitter Profile
Re: STNG continues on in Bluray..with great packaging!

That is nice packaging, I'll probably have to pick it up too!
__________________
Oh, but I am always serious, dear boy. Only my pleasant nature makes it appear otherwise. ~Lwaxana Troi (Haven)
Gates is offline  
Old February 27 2009, 03:45 PM   #5
JoeZhang
Vice Admiral
 
JoeZhang's Avatar
 
Re: STNG continues on in Bluray..with great packaging!

Is it just me or would that have made a neat comm-badge?
JoeZhang is offline  
Old February 27 2009, 09:35 PM   #6
Mr. B
Vice Admiral
 
Mr. B's Avatar
 
Location: New Orleans
Send a message via ICQ to Mr. B Send a message via AIM to Mr. B Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to Mr. B Send a message via Yahoo to Mr. B
Re: STNG continues on in Bluray..with great packaging!

...got my hopes up with the thread title.
__________________
“Ridicule is the tribute paid to the genius by the mediocrities.”
-Oscar Wilde
Mr. B is offline  
Old February 27 2009, 10:44 PM   #7
Mott the barber
Commodore
 
Mott the barber's Avatar
 
Re: STNG continues on in Bluray..with great packaging!

Mr. B wrote: View Post
...got my hopes up with the thread title.

Seriously, the OP should change the title, or this is gonna be an epic disappointment for everyone here.
__________________
It's not you I hate, Cardassian. I hate what I became... because of you. --Miles O'Brien in "The Wounded"
Mott the barber is offline  
Old February 28 2009, 12:30 AM   #8
RAMA
Vice Admiral
 
RAMA's Avatar
 
Location: NJ, USA
Re: STNG continues on in DVD..with great packaging!

Sorry guys!
__________________
It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring. Carl Sagan
RAMA is offline  
Old February 28 2009, 05:58 AM   #9
20-Backwards
Fleet Captain
 
20-Backwards's Avatar
 
Re: STNG continues on in DVD..with great packaging!

Thread title and then this:



Crapped my pants, shot over to amazon to find out that THEY STILL DON'T HAVE A RELEASE DATE FOR TNG BLU RAY!!!! ... Let me catch my breath. ... Now I'm exhausted and sad.
__________________
"Imagine if the headless horsemen had a headless horse, that would be f*@^ing chaos."

-- The Late Mitch Hedberg
20-Backwards is offline  
Old February 28 2009, 08:47 AM   #10
Hober Mallow
Commodore
 
Location: The planet Terminus, site of the Encyclopedia Foundation on the periphery of the galaxy
Re: STNG continues on in DVD..with great packaging!

TNG doesn't need new effects, but HD picture would be nice.
Hober Mallow is offline  
Old February 28 2009, 11:47 AM   #11
Tomalak
Vice Admiral
 
Tomalak's Avatar
 
Location: Liverpool
View Tomalak's Twitter Profile
Re: STNG continues on in DVD..with great packaging!

Hober Mallow wrote: View Post
TNG doesn't need new effects

It does if they ever do it in HD. I suspect in the end they'll just upscale the video, then fob us off with some new cgi effects.

Classy packaging though - is that a first for a Star Trek VHS/DVD release?
Tomalak is offline  
Old February 28 2009, 01:48 PM   #12
RAMA
Vice Admiral
 
RAMA's Avatar
 
Location: NJ, USA
Re: STNG continues on in DVD..with great packaging!

Hober Mallow wrote: View Post
TNG doesn't need new effects, but HD picture would be nice.
I'm afraid they'll have to alas...
__________________
It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring. Carl Sagan
RAMA is offline  
Old March 1 2009, 06:52 AM   #13
Random Canadian
Ensign
 
Re: STNG continues on in Bluray..with great packaging!

I'm curious; if they did release it on Blu-Ray, would there be any quality improvements to the original material? IIRC, one of the reasons they were able to do TOS on HD-DVD and get quality improvement was that they originally shot the material on film, instead of video tape which is what is normally used for tv shows.

Though, I must admit one idea that would be interesting is that if they released the blu-ray disks at standard-definition with dvd bitrates (1500-9000 kbps), they could probably fit an entire season on one blu-ray disk.
Random Canadian is offline  
Old March 1 2009, 11:10 AM   #14
Rii
Rear Admiral
 
Location: Adelaide
Re: STNG continues on in Bluray..with great packaging!

Random Canadian wrote: View Post
Though, I must admit one idea that would be interesting is that if they released the blu-ray disks at standard-definition with dvd bitrates (1500-9000 kbps), they could probably fit an entire season on one blu-ray disk.
Yeah, I can't see this happening. Technically there are no issues, but folks have been taught to associate "Blu-Ray" with "HD" and I can't see the studios doing anything to disrupt that. There's no incentive on their side as disc production costs are negligible to start with, also there's the psychological factor of associating value with the number of discs in the package.
Rii is offline  
Old March 1 2009, 05:46 PM   #15
ST-One
Vice Admiral
 
Location: Germany - with UHC since the early 1900s
Re: STNG continues on in Bluray..with great packaging!

Random Canadian wrote: View Post
I'm curious; if they did release it on Blu-Ray, would there be any quality improvements to the original material? IIRC, one of the reasons they were able to do TOS on HD-DVD and get quality improvement was that they originally shot the material on film, instead of video tape which is what is normally used for tv shows.
TNG was also shot on film. Only for the post-production work (editting, VFX) was it transferred to video.
ST-One is offline  
Closed Thread

Bookmarks

Tags
blu-ray, hdtv

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 11:27 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.