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Old October 15 2011, 07:43 AM   #691
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The only mass his shoulders lost was the foam padding in his costume.
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Old October 17 2011, 05:05 PM   #692
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It didn't look like he was wearing padding under that Parisses Squares outfit.
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Old October 18 2011, 03:15 AM   #693
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Compare that with shots of him in uniform.
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Old October 18 2011, 05:22 AM   #694
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Get Frakes on that diet!

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Terry O'Quinn???
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Old October 18 2011, 05:37 AM   #695
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Um, maybe we need a new thread about Michael Dorn...
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Old October 18 2011, 01:04 PM   #696
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All I'm saying is that it's pretty obvious he's lost weight. He's even discussed it at conventions.

Now, back to the subject at hand. Does anyone know how to speed up time? I can't wait watch the remastered episodeds!
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All I'm saying is that it's pretty obvious he's lost weight. He's even discussed it at conventions.

Now, back to the subject at hand. Does anyone know how to speed up time? I can't wait watch the remastered episodeds!
I don't get the enthusiasm tbh...

They're still the same old eps.
Yeah, they look slightly better, but it's not like Picard will suddenly work out Darmok's language BEFORE his death this time or Berlinghof Rammussens ship will look like a Blue Police box or something....(now THERE's an idea )

The hint of all new FX was about all that interested me in the project.
HD is great and all, but not "paying 70 quid more for a product I've already got/is repeated on TV constantly" great...
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Old October 18 2011, 03:25 PM   #698
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I guess I'm so enthusiastic because I haven't really watched TNG since its original run. I've seen most of the episodes at least a couple of times but I don't think I've ever sat down to watch the show from start to finish before.

In the last few years I have really had the urge to rewatch what is probably my all-time favourite show but every time I go to watch it the lack of picture quality ruins it for me, especially now since all I have are HD TVs. I think this remastering will be like watching the show for the first time all over again. I can't wait!
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Old October 18 2011, 03:53 PM   #699
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I am just glad they are taking the time and care to remaster it in HD, it shows some respect for the material. Of course it is inspired by a financial goal, but look, not all shows of this era will get this treatment, it is a treat.

This won't change our lives, but after seeing the shows the same way now for 25 years, seeing in clear HD with some new effects replacing the old video effects will be fun!
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I don't get the enthusiasm tbh...

They're still the same old eps.
Yeah, they look slightly better, but it's not like Picard will suddenly work out Darmok's language BEFORE his death this time or Berlinghof Rammussens ship will look like a Blue Police box or something....(now THERE's an idea )

The hint of all new FX was about all that interested me in the project.
HD is great and all, but not "paying 70 quid more for a product I've already got/is repeated on TV constantly" great...
Well I'm at the opposite end of the spectrum. I find the horrible video quality of the current SD transfers to be quite distracting and I barely watch the show anymore because of it. About the only time I watch TNG anymore is if I'm in a hotel and using the typical tiny hotel television where it actually looks pretty good (on my 42" set it looks horrible).
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Old October 18 2011, 05:49 PM   #701
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All I'm saying is that it's pretty obvious he's lost weight. He's even discussed it at conventions.

Now, back to the subject at hand. Does anyone know how to speed up time? I can't wait watch the remastered episodeds!
I don't get the enthusiasm tbh...

They're still the same old eps.
Yeah, they look slightly better, but it's not like Picard will suddenly work out Darmok's language BEFORE his death this time or Berlinghof Rammussens ship will look like a Blue Police box or something....(now THERE's an idea )

The hint of all new FX was about all that interested me in the project.
HD is great and all, but not "paying 70 quid more for a product I've already got/is repeated on TV constantly" great...
They're going to feel really different because of the quality of the picture, but there are going to be a lot of subtle differences from scene to scene that have more video FX in them...so while it may not hit you over the head with obvious stuff like starships, you'll see more stuff like the teaser trailer...lighting in the windows at warp, color correction, and so on.

I just watched TOS's Arena in HD...it occurred to me just how different it looks when the clarity is so apparent...looking at the improved contrast, I can see detail in the Gorn...individual plants on the rock face...It looks little like the episode I watched late at night when I discovered the show in the late 70s, early 80s.
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Old October 18 2011, 06:05 PM   #702
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^That's how I think it's going to feel to me with TNG. I remember watching Encounter at Farpoint and thinking how amzing the ship looked. When I see it in HD I have a feeling that it's going to be like that again.
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Old October 19 2011, 02:32 PM   #703
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Forgive me for not having read the entire thread, as I'm coming a little late to the discussion. Having lived with the TNG episodes (UK PAL versions) for 20 odd years, I'm cautiously excited about a High Definition remaster.

But I only recently started watching the first series again, and it's the first time I'm watching the DVDs on an LCD, flatpanel display, with overscan turned off, which is how modern media should be displayed.

It revealed to me that not only is there work to be done with the special effects and so forth, but the whole series will have to be reframed as well. TNG was shot when overscan was still a get out clause for NTSC and PAL television, and a significant fraction of the image shot was lost to old type screen geometry, and that the filmmakers took that into account when making the show.

The episodes I'm watching now have scenes with picture information missing from the edges of the screen, with effects work not extending to the edges, with boom mikes and set construction creeping into the edges of shot.

The episodes will have to be reframed for Blu-ray, but they'll have to be careful to match the original look of the shows.
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Forgive me for not having read the entire thread, as I'm coming a little late to the discussion. Having lived with the TNG episodes (UK PAL versions) for 20 odd years, I'm cautiously excited about a High Definition remaster.

But I only recently started watching the first series again, and it's the first time I'm watching the DVDs on an LCD, flatpanel display, with overscan turned off, which is how modern media should be displayed.

It revealed to me that not only is there work to be done with the special effects and so forth, but the whole series will have to be reframed as well. TNG was shot when overscan was still a get out clause for NTSC and PAL television, and a significant fraction of the image shot was lost to old type screen geometry, and that the filmmakers took that into account when making the show.

The episodes I'm watching now have scenes with picture information missing from the edges of the screen, with effects work not extending to the edges, with boom mikes and set construction creeping into the edges of shot.

The episodes will have to be reframed for Blu-ray, but they'll have to be careful to match the original look of the shows.
I'm sure there will be some minor tweaking with the framing, even if it's 4:3...I bet well see someone post a screen capture comparison not long after.

I tried to keep away from STNG for awhile but I watched some of it on netflix, mainly to look for some hint of changes that could be made...wow, it looks REALLY fuzzy on Netflix...moreso than DS9. I can't imagine anyone not jumping on this to see what STNG should have looked like all along.

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Okay, the effects of the trailer have started to wear off. I need something more to discuss at length. When do you guys think we'll get to see some screenshots, perhaps of enhanced visual effects or even better, some clips from the remastered episodes?
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