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Old December 22 2012, 06:02 PM   #1801
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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.
I too liked The Royale, but mainly because I think the Data casino scene is on of the most underrated scenes in the series. Really loved that scene, especially the music (Jazz) that went with it.
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Old December 22 2012, 09:03 PM   #1802
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i love the royale, with cheese.
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Old December 22 2012, 11:26 PM   #1803
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Chalk me up as a big Royale fan also.
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Old December 22 2012, 11:41 PM   #1804
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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.
While I wouldn't go that far, I do think it's a very good episode that's often underrated.
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Old December 23 2012, 04:14 AM   #1805
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Am I the only person who like The Royale? I always found it to be a fun episode.
I have a very good memory of this episode. I think, its because it is the first TNG episode I ever saw as an early teenager - probably unintentionally while watching TV to kill off time. I am not quite sure about this, but it would explain why it stuck in my head like this.

But I dont think its the best one or one of the best. The story is just too simple for that.
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Old December 23 2012, 07:04 AM   #1806
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The Royale is awesome, especially the creepy-factor of finding out about the dead astronaut. Riker-Data-Worf always made for an entertaining trio, too.
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Old December 23 2012, 12:47 PM   #1807
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When Worf pulls the books out of the nightstand I still wish he turned to Riker and said, "Who are Gideons, sir?"
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Old December 23 2012, 04:29 PM   #1808
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I'll grant you that the scene with Data and the dice was pretty fun to watch especially with Ron Jones' music hitting all the right cues. It's just that the amount of padding we have to sit through in order to get to that point just reminds me of how much time was wasted. The fact that the episode just ends with a "we may never know!" kind of qualifies the Royale as an episode you can skip and not miss anything.

And for all it's story points, TOS's "A Piece of the Action" (Aliens mimicking a human book) and DS9's "Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang" (Solving a scenario in an artificial casino setting) did it a whole lot better.
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Old December 23 2012, 05:33 PM   #1809
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So I've been watching Season 2 on SyFy HD (I can see them for free - why buy the set?!) and I watched A Matter of Honor earlier - Is it me or are the Bird of Prey effects shots VERY good CG? The establishing shots after ad breaks especially looked pretty solid too me. They may have been DNR'd to oblivion however, but they looked really sharp and close to the original (of course, they may be the original).
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Old December 23 2012, 06:42 PM   #1810
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So I've been watching Season 2 on SyFy HD (I can see them for free - why buy the set?!)
...I don't know. Maybe to show support towards something they like? To have a tangible copy to loan, resell or just hold onto? Maybe it's because the BluRay sets come with wonderful special features that spare no expense? Maybe it's because we get two alternate cuts of one of the most critically acclaimed episodes of TNG including commentary?

Oh, one other thing. If you're paying for the channel, it's not free.

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Is it me or are the Bird of Prey effects shots VERY good CG? The establishing shots after ad breaks especially looked pretty solid too me. They may have been DNR'd to oblivion however, but they looked really sharp and close to the original (of course, they may be the original).
That Bird of Prey wasn't CGI. It was stock footage from Star Trek III.
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Old December 23 2012, 08:22 PM   #1811
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Is SyFy HD already showing the new HD transfers?
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Old December 23 2012, 09:37 PM   #1812
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Is SyFy HD already showing the new HD transfers?
I sort of doubt it, strikes me as way too soon for TNG S2 (or even S1) to make it into syndication.
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Old December 23 2012, 11:55 PM   #1813
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"Up the long ladder", first scene:



*facepalm*
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Old December 24 2012, 12:10 AM   #1814
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Thanks for clearing up the BoP question. My 720p TV at 50 inches isn't the sharpest thing around, and I was quite far away from the TV. I just remember the footage appearing REALLY fuzzy in one screencap we got, but it looked rather sharp and brightly lit in the episode I saw.

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Is SyFy HD already showing the new HD transfers?
I sort of doubt it, strikes me as way too soon for TNG S2 (or even S1) to make it into syndication.
In the UK, they are. SyFy HD has been airing them one per day for the past couple of weeks. It surprised the hell out of me too.

And as for not buying it - the quality is a step down, I can't get it round here for as cheap as I got season one and I dont really have the money to spend on something I don't want all that much.

Season 3 on the other hand has 2 of my favorite episodes of the series (possibly all of Trek) on it, plus the trailer looks stunning. That will be a must buy.

And the channel is included with our HDTV/Tivo/Internet/Phone bundle. Considering I almost never watch anything on TV anymore, finding Season 2 airing on UK TV a mere few days after its release was a welcome shock.
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"Up the long ladder", first scene:



*facepalm*
Yikes! What the hell???
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