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Old January 6 2014, 08:48 AM   #496
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I say I needed to get back to TNG so I watched The Game tonight. The episode itself is average, but I really still love the Wesley and Lefler scenes. We really needed more Robin Lefler. She was cute and awesome.
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Old January 9 2014, 04:42 AM   #497
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I watched two season 7 episodes because my wife hadn't watched them yet, and I had to suffer through the quality. I even noticed bad starship matting I never noticed when I used to watch the show. This bluray project is one of the great entertainment efforts of our time!!
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Old January 9 2014, 08:46 AM   #498
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It seems like as the seasons go on, the visual effect angle tends to diminish somewhat. I'm noticing in Season 5, we still have the somewhat blurry shots as the Enterprise passes through, but we really don't have the special effects I can look out for and say, good job CBS Digital. Well, I was watching Hero Worship tonight (I haven't seen this episode in a while, and still think it's a little boring) and the shots of the Nebula are stunning. It's dark, but I think it's a little more creepy than the original SD film.

I'm trying to think of episodes where visual effects will be noticeable for the rest of the season and the only ones I can think of are Cause and Effect, Power Play, and maybe Next Phase (Even though we saw something like that in In Theory). I am enjoying revisiting these episodes though, and actually found an episode that might be really underrated, Violations. Man that episode was creepy, even though I wonder if they could have gone further. Given an HBO format and budget, it might have been a true horror episode.
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Old January 9 2014, 02:59 PM   #499
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^ I agree, we've kind of been "spoiled" so there aren't many episodes that surprise us anymore. As I made my way through S5 I can only say I was noticeably impressed with 3-5 episodes and the rest were on par with everything else.

That's not to say I'm not enjoying the project, but I think it was inevitable, we get used to seeing TNG in HD and it becomes the standard of what we expect, instead of comparing it to the DVD releases and noticing the vast improvement.

The other problem with this is that it makes the flaws that do creep in all the more noticeable, such as the missing bluescreen replacements in "Imaginary Friends" and the up-scaled shots.
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Old January 9 2014, 04:04 PM   #500
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The other problem with this is that it makes the flaws that do creep in all the more noticeable, such as the missing bluescreen replacements in "Imaginary Friends" and the up-scaled shots.
I watched "Power Play" and barely noticed the SD footage. They did a great job blending that in!
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Old January 9 2014, 07:47 PM   #501
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I still haven't finished Season 4 yet, but the above discussion is what's been going through my mind. We're becoming inured to the higher quality! I guess I should go back and watch a DVD to get proper perspective.

The other night I watched The Host (can barely make it through that boring episode), but whenever one of Max's planets is on the screen, it takes my breath away.

So, I'm not completely immune to the improved quality.
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Old January 9 2014, 07:59 PM   #502
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I still haven't finished Season 4 yet, but the above discussion is what's been going through my mind. We're becoming inured to the higher quality! I guess I should go back and watch a DVD to get proper perspective.
I've gotten into the habit of occasionally watching the trailers before the episode, so I can be reminded what it used to be like.

On a related note, I was spent the holidays with family and they were watching TNG on BBC-A and I could hardly stand watching it like that.
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Old January 10 2014, 03:06 AM   #503
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^ I agree, we've kind of been "spoiled" so there aren't many episodes that surprise us anymore. As I made my way through S5 I can only say I was noticeably impressed with 3-5 episodes and the rest were on par with everything else.

That's not to say I'm not enjoying the project, but I think it was inevitable, we get used to seeing TNG in HD and it becomes the standard of what we expect, instead of comparing it to the DVD releases and noticing the vast improvement.

The other problem with this is that it makes the flaws that do creep in all the more noticeable, such as the missing bluescreen replacements in "Imaginary Friends" and the up-scaled shots.
Yeah, it's really just a simple case of us no longer being surprised by TNG in HD. It seemed so new and special in 2012, it was the 25th anniversary and we already got our cast reunion special on the second season blu-ray. At this point, we're just waiting for what's expected such as picture improvement and more bonus features. Not really a bad thing, that's just how it is when the novelty wears out.
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Old January 10 2014, 08:07 AM   #504
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I talk about the lack of visual effects in Season 5, and the very next episode I watch, The Masterpeice Society, had a good array of effects. I think the last time I saw this whole episode, Leann Rimes "Can't Fight the Moonlight" (From Coyote Ugly) was a hit song so it's been while. The HD version looks lovely, especially the exterior shots of the colony. By the way, what other episodes has that actress who played Hanna been in because she looks really familiar.
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Old January 10 2014, 11:39 AM   #505
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Dey Young was in an ep of DS9 (A Simple Investigation) and one of ENT (Two Days and Two Nights.)
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Old January 10 2014, 04:40 PM   #506
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Novelty still hasn't worn off on me. Every Season is a treat to behold. I always watch the SD previews so the difference is more apparent.
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Old January 10 2014, 07:10 PM   #507
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Not to take this off-topic, but would love to know if there's been any word at all of late about The X-Files and 24 on blu-ray.
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Old January 10 2014, 09:03 PM   #508
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On a related note, I was spent the holidays with family and they were watching TNG on BBC-A and I could hardly stand watching it like that.
I saw Brothers on BBC-A and it was obviously the new HD version, but due to heavy compression, it had much less detail than watching it via blu-ray.
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Old January 10 2014, 10:42 PM   #509
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On a related note, I was spent the holidays with family and they were watching TNG on BBC-A and I could hardly stand watching it like that.
I saw Brothers on BBC-A and it was obviously the new HD version, but due to heavy compression, it had much less detail than watching it via blu-ray.
are you sure about that? BBC-A is still airing them SD but top and bottom crop filled (small black bars on sides) last I saw this week. You would be seeing more detail if they were HD, even with cable compression levels.

Amazon Prime has all but Season 5 in HD and they look just a little worse than the blu-rays.
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Old January 11 2014, 12:15 AM   #510
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I watched two season 7 episodes because my wife hadn't watched them yet, and I had to suffer through the quality. I even noticed bad starship matting I never noticed when I used to watch the show. This bluray project is one of the great entertainment efforts of our time!!
I saw a couple of season 6 episodes on the UK SyFy and the quality was horrendous. It was like watching a pirated copy filmed off a screen with a camcorder.
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