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Old July 27 2011, 02:38 AM   #406
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Re: Rumor: TNG-HD is a-coming

It's nice to FINALLY have some official word on this... though honestly, I'm curious as to the news (also available from the same Digital Bits article) regarding BD Farscape, as it had similar issues to TNG in the remastering department... curious as to how that's going to turn out...
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Old July 27 2011, 02:45 AM   #407
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How is this a problem? If there are fans who only want to spend a little bit of money to have a few episodes, it stands to reason that they just would choose not to shell out at all for the more expensive, entire season sets.
If it's an attempt to gauge audience interest, like I believe that it is, then it's not going to be a very accurate one. They're going to have people who will get this but wouldn't get season sets, and people who will get season sets but not this. I'd hate for them to kill season sets because this is how they try to gauge interest.

But since you don't believe that, then you can ignore me.
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Old July 27 2011, 02:49 AM   #408
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Ah, I see you're point now. If you're right about CBS's motivations, then your logic follows. I hope they're not judging audience interest based on this release, though.
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Old July 27 2011, 03:06 AM   #409
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I for one am going to buy all the episodes/seasons for the first time because it will be HD. I will also buy the "4 episode collection". If the work on it is good enough, I think the people sampling it will be motivated to buy the sets.

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Old July 27 2011, 04:53 AM   #410
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I think it's less a "gauge the audience" and more "proof of concept/teaser." They know there are going to be people who will buy TNG, and they also know there will be people who will be on the fence about it, and this will be a way for them to say, "Check it out, see what you think."
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Old July 27 2011, 02:57 PM   #411
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It's also a way to test production costs and to evaluate the end results. The same way networks commission pilots before moving forward on producing a new show.
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Old July 27 2011, 06:17 PM   #412
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Stng gets a second pilot! Lol
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Old July 28 2011, 06:41 PM   #413
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One thing is for sure, if they have gone down the route of an 'upres' and they then release this as the blu-ray test, the backlash would be immense... hopefully they aren't that dumb..................................
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Old July 28 2011, 10:22 PM   #414
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One thing is for sure, if they have gone down the route of an 'upres' and they then release this as the blu-ray test, the backlash would be immense... hopefully they aren't that dumb..................................
I seriously doubt this...
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Old July 28 2011, 10:28 PM   #415
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These differences will disappear...

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Old July 29 2011, 04:36 AM   #416
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Re: Rumor: TNG-HD is a-coming

I suppose the question is what kind of model design is going to replace those two shots there...

Personally, I'm OK with either design, both have their plus'... not so sure about a third design, though, but it'll depend on the look. I hope they give us some kind of preview so that we can comment and possibly influence their decision-making as far as how 'accurate' to keep things...

This is going to be a bit different from TOS-R, after all. TOS-R was done relatively quickly and relatively secretly. Most of us were caught flat-footed when they started airing the eps. For TNG-R, the stakes are higher, since more money and resources are involved by necessity, and the fandom's eye is watching this project very keenly. It seems to me that the best course of action is to involve the fandom in the process, if for no other reason than to increase the number of us who will actually BUY the sets to justify the cost and possibly allow them to give the same treatment to DS9 and Voyager (not that Voyager probably deserves it, but DS9 definitely does).
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Old July 29 2011, 03:03 PM   #417
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I suppose the question is what kind of model design is going to replace those two shots there...

Personally, I'm OK with either design, both have their plus'... not so sure about a third design, though, but it'll depend on the look. I hope they give us some kind of preview so that we can comment and possibly influence their decision-making as far as how 'accurate' to keep things...

This is going to be a bit different from TOS-R, after all. TOS-R was done relatively quickly and relatively secretly. Most of us were caught flat-footed when they started airing the eps. For TNG-R, the stakes are higher, since more money and resources are involved by necessity, and the fandom's eye is watching this project very keenly. It seems to me that the best course of action is to involve the fandom in the process, if for no other reason than to increase the number of us who will actually BUY the sets to justify the cost and possibly allow them to give the same treatment to DS9 and Voyager (not that Voyager probably deserves it, but DS9 definitely does).
Except there is no official word on the project yet, no one has seen one scene, and no one will hear anything until those first 4 episodes are done. By that point the CGI models will be done and they will be sprinting through episodes just as fast as TOS-R(if not faster).
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Old July 30 2011, 03:46 AM   #418
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These differences will disappear...

Probably will look something like this, from Drex files...

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Old July 30 2011, 06:02 AM   #419
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Not to get too excited ahead of time, but man...that would be sweet. I'll be happy to never see the four-footer ever again. It's the main reason I would be more for brand new effects shots rather than re-compositing the old ones. (The other reason being the ability to have new shots, not the same 10 shots of the Enterprise over and over.)
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Old July 30 2011, 08:44 AM   #420
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Why wouldn't you want to see the four-foot model again? It was, if I recall correctly, the model preferred in later seasons as opposed to the six foot ship used in the initial seasons of the show... am I misremembering?
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