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Old December 21 2012, 10:27 AM   #1786
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But you're judging the writers for not knowing something would happen.
Not knowing that the theorem would eventually be solved is not the #1 issue I have with the Royale. The problem with this episode is that it was written by someone who didn't do any research into... well, anything. Even the way the story mocks the actual book "Hotel Royale" for being filled with shallow characters and riddled with clichés is ironic because that's exactly what real story is full of.
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Old December 21 2012, 12:31 PM   #1787
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What I find odd is Picard being so bored and dismissive of the presumably poorly written book as being filled with cliches and one-dimensional characters. This is a man who enjoys being a detective from 1930s pulp-fiction, which I don't think is quite known for having deep characters or writing styles either.
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Old December 21 2012, 12:59 PM   #1788
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What I find odd is Picard being so bored and dismissive of the presumably poorly written book as being filled with cliches and one-dimensional characters. This is a man who enjoys being a detective from 1930s pulp-fiction, which I don't think is quite known for having deep characters or writing styles either.
You mean like some of us are bored and dismissive of certain Trek shows while enjoying others?
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Old December 21 2012, 01:08 PM   #1789
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Maybe they'd have to outsource?

Hello foundation imaging or eden FX or anyone who did good work on later series DS9/Voyager

(Assuming those two companies aren't still going, but the people behind them still are somewhere.....)
From memory Foundation Imaging went bust during Enterprise's run. I think that was the last thing they worked on. I'm sure the people are still around though, think some of them worked on nuBSG.
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Old December 21 2012, 01:36 PM   #1790
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I understand why the writers had Captain Jean-Luc Picard enjoy the Dixon Hill series, for that is what late 20th century people do. I am, however, doubtful that a person of the 24th century would be interested in these books, and, much more, there is a market for these type of holoprograms.

If DS9 is released on blu-ray, I think they might have to redo the effects. At the rate they are progressing, I don't think we will see DS9 any earlier than 2014.
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Old December 21 2012, 01:43 PM   #1791
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Much of the early episodes of DS9 relied on model work and likely those elements are there to be recomposited like TNG. I don't think DS9 began to rely heavily on CGI until season four or five.
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Old December 21 2012, 08:40 PM   #1792
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Anyone bump into any Standard Definition moments in Season 2 yet? I think I've stumbled across some in the Samaritan Snare when Troi enters the bridge to warn the crew, and some of the view screen's footage of the Pakleds.
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Old December 21 2012, 09:08 PM   #1793
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Nope, those are just zoomed in pan and scan shots, explaining the heavy grain.
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Old December 21 2012, 09:09 PM   #1794
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Anyone bump into any Standard Definition moments in Season 2 yet? I think I've stumbled across some in the Samaritan Snare when Troi enters the bridge to warn the crew, and some of the view screen's footage of the Pakleds.
Someone mentioned the test-screen images in Schizoid Man, and it is quite blurry, but we haven't had anything confirmed yet.
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Old December 22 2012, 12:19 AM   #1795
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I don't think there are any, in the s1 set the menu would indicate if there was even 1 sd uprezzed shot.
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Old December 22 2012, 01:09 AM   #1796
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Most likely a combination of a pan and scan shot and the nasty use of DNR in VFX shots.
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Old December 22 2012, 05:48 AM   #1797
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Am I the only person who like The Royale? I always found it to be a fun episode.

When I watch old shows, I notice sometimes that the video footage itself just looks old. Now I notice it occassionally with TNG...it's just something I never expected to happen I guess.
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Old December 22 2012, 06:56 AM   #1798
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No, you're not the only one. There's a thread about The Royale.
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Old December 22 2012, 12:48 PM   #1799
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Am I the only person who like The Royale? I always found it to be a fun episode.
I think it's one of the best episodes of TNG. It very much has a Twilight Zone vibe going.
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Old December 22 2012, 03:07 PM   #1800
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Given some of the responses I've seen recently on Trekcore, where people are saying they would like to encourage CBS to fix the problems with Season 2, I've decided to start a petition. Can't hurt to try right?

I'm not the greatest writer, so any suggestions on how to improve the text included with the petition would be welcome.

Thanks.

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/fix-stng2-blu/
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