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Old February 16 2012, 05:27 AM   #1
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Blu-Ray updates to TNG

Ex Astris Scientia editor talks about changes in the Blu-Ray release of Encounter at Farpoint. Also a links out to a Change.org petition calling for end to hi-def updates. Does everyone think it's okay to mess with the originals?
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Old February 16 2012, 05:41 AM   #2
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So long as the originals are available in a viable medium, what's the problem with releasing editions with HD, alterations, and so forth? It's not like Groppler Zorn shoots first.
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Old February 16 2012, 05:50 AM   #3
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If those are the five most notable changes, I can't find much to complain about. #5 is just an example of proper color correction, #4 seems to be an example of greater detail being visible, #2 seems to be fixing a minor continuity error, and #1 is fixing a minor production problem. If the biggest change we can find is a blinking light that's missing...I'm okay with that.
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Old February 16 2012, 09:29 AM   #4
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I don't know what to think of that article. I certainly didn't find the correction of the colors, the better looking starfield on the viewscreen that hides the fact that it's a black fabric curtain and the visible "Tom" carved into the tree annoying. And the correction of the Bussard collector certainly is a good thing. I agree, the missing blinking light - doesn't bug me.

I also don't write those article because I'm angry about what CBS or Paramount are doing and I want the old things back, but just because I find it interesting to see, what was changed and which small details are visible all of a sudden. So, that's what it's like when you're misrepresented by the media...
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Old February 16 2012, 10:10 AM   #5
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*Yawn* Those are the best they could come up with? #4 isn't even a change.
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Old February 16 2012, 10:28 AM   #6
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Is that a joke article?

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Old February 16 2012, 10:30 AM   #7
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I don't think there's any misrepresentation. The first half of the article is a general feeling among fans of SW and ST that originals are fine just as they are.
The second half starts with "The editor of Ex Astris Scientia, Bern Schneider, said at this stage, he wasn't too perturbed by the changes" and continuesd along that line to the end. It then says he doesn't get hate mail and the changes add to the realism.
The point of the article is pretty much that TNG fans are much more amenable to change than SW fans. Surely?
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Old February 16 2012, 12:27 PM   #8
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The point of the article is pretty much that TNG fans are much more amenable to change than SW fans. Surely?
The 'article' does seem to have a generally whining tone but their aim seems a little scattershot.

After pointing out five changes they say, "It's not all annoying interference and unnecessary tweaking, however. Seen in high-def, the extra detail can also reveal some interesting details:"

Which would mean that the stuff listed up to that point is annoying interference and unnecessary tweaking in their opinion.
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Old February 16 2012, 04:05 PM   #9
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It's a joke people!
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Old February 16 2012, 04:19 PM   #10
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Hell, the color-correction on the nacelle Bussard collectors isn't even a change it's just something that came through with the better quality of film! Do they really think that the original producers has blue BC's on the 2-foot model but red ones on the 6-foot? No, there's many shots of the 2-foot model where the colors are all weird usually with the Bussard collectors/warp field grids taking on the color of something else in the shot. Just an oddity of using videotape, the film makes the "real colors" come through.
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Old February 16 2012, 05:12 PM   #11
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When I read the caption of the first screenshot:

"In the digitally remastered Encounter at Farpoint, the leaves rustle and the stream runs. MEDDLERS!"

I thought this was meant as a joke, too. When I read the rest of the article I wasn't so sure anymore ;-)

Well, this will be forgotten tomorrow, I'll continue writing those articles for all the other TNG episodes, once the season boxes are released. :-)

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Old February 16 2012, 05:25 PM   #12
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It's not like Groppler Zorn shoots first.
Groppler Zorn never shot at all!

He was a victim of Starfleet meddling. All so Picard could film space jellyfish having sex.
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Old February 16 2012, 05:31 PM   #13
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Well, from the Q Continuum perspective, the two jellyfish aliens DID have sex towards the end of the episode, making the whole bridge crew and Groppler Zorn voyeurs ;-)

http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Gender
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Old February 16 2012, 06:13 PM   #14
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Christ, someone needs to proofread that article (linked to in the original post)... is grammar on the endangered species list?
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Old February 16 2012, 06:33 PM   #15
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Christ, someone needs to proofread that article (linked to in the original post)... is grammar on the endangered species list?
Maybe, both my grammars are dead.
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