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

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Old November 12 2012, 06:07 AM   #16
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Re: "Apotheosis" - the unproduced episode?

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The notes have it that the episode starts in 4x3 then widen to 16x9 (approximate) in scene 33, which I find fairly unlikely.
That's the part that really made me laugh. Those boards were obviously concocted to play right into to the modern "controversy" about TNG in widescreen on Blu-ray. A TV show broadcasting letterbox widescreen in 1990 is definitely unlikely. It's about 7 years too early. It wasn't until widescreen TVs and DVDs were introduced that letterboxed broadcasts started to appear.

In fact, the short-lived CBS TV series "Feds" was the first show to be broadcast in letterbox 16:9:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118313/news?year=2000
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2...walt-letterbox
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Old November 12 2012, 07:54 AM   #17
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Re: "Apotheosis" - the unproduced episode?

Even though it smells, a book which consisted of entirely lost episodes from the TNG era would be a godsend. It would be amazing to see what got pushed into production and how far on that show... especially after watching and re-watching the same 178 episodes about a trillion times!

And... a trillion times more to come on Blu ray!
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Old November 12 2012, 09:22 AM   #18
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Even though it smells, a book which consisted of entirely lost episodes from the TNG era would be a godsend. It would be amazing to see what got pushed into production and how far on that show... especially after watching and re-watching the same 178 episodes about a trillion times!

And... a trillion times more to come on Blu ray!
Well..there is a book that with treatments to lost episodes and movies. It´s mostly TOS...but there is also some TNG stuff in it. I don´t know if its still in print though. I don´t know the english title because I bought the german translation.
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Old November 12 2012, 11:19 AM   #19
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Well, I'm glad I'm not the only one who finds all of this more than just a little fishy. As someone else said upthread, these sketches look nothing like the art we know from the real people working on the show. This seems to be a massive practical joke. I'm not laughing, though.

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Well..there is a book that with treatments to lost episodes and movies. It´s mostly TOS...but there is also some TNG stuff in it. I don´t know if its still in print though. I don´t know the english title because I bought the german translation.
Yes, I own that book, too. The presentation is rather dull, but the stories themselves are great. And, this seems to be the original english version.
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