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Old January 11 2014, 01:25 AM   #511
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That's one of the things I'm still loving about seasons 1, 3, and 5...the blue and greenscreen matting around actors is just amazing.
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Old January 11 2014, 01:53 AM   #512
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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.
Right. BBCA still has the original SD versions. Currently no network in the US has the new HD masters. In the US, to get the remastered HD versions it's select streaming services, Amazon Prime and Hulu Plus, or Blu-ray disc.
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Old January 11 2014, 07:25 AM   #513
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Dey Young was in an ep of DS9 (A Simple Investigation) and one of ENT (Two Days and Two Nights.)
Oh she was Odo's (And I assume Archer's, since I haven't seen 2Da2N in a long time) love interest. I remember her in that episode.
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Old January 13 2014, 05:29 PM   #514
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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.
Right. BBCA still has the original SD versions. Currently no network in the US has the new HD masters. In the US, to get the remastered HD versions it's select streaming services, Amazon Prime and Hulu Plus, or Blu-ray disc.
I guess I'm overruled, and stand corrected if true. I thought I did see more detail, as well as deeper contrast, than the SD versions. However, at that time I had just bought a newer Panasonic plasma than I'd been using for 6+ years, and it does a much better job at resolving SD than the previous one did, so maybe I was fooled. I could have done a side-by-side w/ the BD version, but it's too late now.
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Old January 13 2014, 10:22 PM   #515
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Isn't BBC-A also cropping the picture?
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Old January 14 2014, 02:42 AM   #516
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Isn't BBC-A also cropping the picture?
Yes, what they're doing is making effectively a 14:9 image, that's a slight zoom (and thus slight crop off the top/bottom) of the original 4:3 video. It leaves some black pillar bars on the sides, but less so than would be if it were the actual 4:3 ratio. This is commonly done on HD cable channels to sort of "split the difference" between the two aspect ratios when they have SD content. If you look you'll see it on other channels too. I've seen this compromise on FX, The Hub, etc.
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Old January 15 2014, 05:24 PM   #517
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Does anyone know anything about what is happening with Season 6?

Expecting to start seeing pre-orders and so on by now, but very quiet!
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Old January 15 2014, 06:24 PM   #518
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Seasons 6 and 7 are spread out longer than 3/4/5 were, due to only releasing two seasons this year and CBS doing both. I think we've been told to expect S6 in late April or May, so I wouldn't expect any big announcements until late February.
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Old January 15 2014, 09:46 PM   #519
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I listened to the commentaries for both Cause and Effect with Brannon Braga & Seth MacFarlane and The First Duty with Ron Moore and Naren Shankar last night. Both were informative (I always wondered what book Picard had in the case) and hilarious (the story of Rick Berman freaking out because Wesley's Academy door was an old fashioned handled one, so they added a space age sound effect to it )
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Old January 15 2014, 11:07 PM   #520
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I wish Macfarlane had not interrupted Brannon with comedy the few times he was trying to explain something of the scenes. Granted they were funny but I feel we missed out on some good insight.
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Old January 16 2014, 08:05 PM   #521
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I really enjoy what the Okudas have done on the commentaries. They've taken what could have been pretty dry commentaries, and made them enjoyable and insightful, especially with Jeri Taylor in Unification. They managed to pretty much sum up Taylor's entire Trek career AND talk about that episode in an hour and a half and not make it boring or an infodump.

Someone like Braga who sounds pretty detached from the material now needs moderators like the Okudas to engage him, and get him to open up.

McFarlane sounded like a frat guy.
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Old January 16 2014, 10:57 PM   #522
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Does anyone know anything about what is happening with Season 6?

Expecting to start seeing pre-orders and so on by now, but very quiet!
We have an embargo on news until next month I'm afraid.

At the moment, we're looking at June for the release month. It's slightly longer because CBS-D have been doing S5-S6-S7 consecutively, with no assistance from an external company..
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Old January 16 2014, 11:09 PM   #523
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As it should have been from the beginning, I'm more than willing to wait for them to get the best possible product out there for me to buy
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Old January 16 2014, 11:17 PM   #524
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Does anyone know anything about what is happening with Season 6?

Expecting to start seeing pre-orders and so on by now, but very quiet!
We have an embargo on news until next month I'm afraid.

At the moment, we're looking at June for the release month. It's slightly longer because CBS-D have been doing S5-S6-S7 consecutively, with no assistance from an external company..
Thanks for the update! It's slightly disappointing (that's probably too strong of a word) that it's an even longer delay than expected (I was thinking 5 months making it April, rather than the 7 months until June), but I'm looking forward to see what a great job CBS will do with the remaining seasons.
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Old January 16 2014, 11:34 PM   #525
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Seasons 6 and 7 are spread out longer than 3/4/5 were, due to only releasing two seasons this year and CBS doing both. I think we've been told to expect S6 in late April or May, so I wouldn't expect any big announcements until late February.
I wouldn't be surprised if it was the same release schedule as Seasons 1 and 2, just so they can release it around the Holidays. I'm looking forward to seeing what special features are on these sets and hopefully they put Journey's End: The Saga of The Next Generation on the Season 7 set and not the additional set they will probably bring out.
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