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The Next Generation All Good Things come to an end...but not here.

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Old March 12 2014, 06:09 PM   #166
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Does anyone have a better shot of the original DVD image?
Here you go. I chose an earlier frame with a little more of the Enterprise in it, without sacrificing too much more of the station:

http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/66228
Looking at the comparison, I just wanna say: Thank goodness those rainbow artifacts are gone. I don't think there was ever an episode that featured this shot again after they solved that issue in the later DS9 seasons.
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Old March 13 2014, 08:17 PM   #167
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I know there are some people who are down on season 6 and 7, but theres a lot to anticipate on the season 6 bluray: not only the look at DS9, but Birthright itself, Scotty and the Dyson Sphere in glorious hd, The Chase with its beautiful spaceship fx, and trademark classic trek storyline, and of course, Chain of Command, the hot button command episode. Whats more, the trailer actually shows how colorful and glossy the show looks when restored even in later seasons.
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Old March 15 2014, 05:47 PM   #168
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I know there are some people who are down on season 6 and 7, but theres a lot to anticipate on the season 6 bluray: not only the look at DS9, but Birthright itself, Scotty and the Dyson Sphere in glorious hd, The Chase with its beautiful spaceship fx, and trademark classic trek storyline, and of course, Chain of Command, the hot button command episode. Whats more, the trailer actually shows how colorful and glossy the show looks when restored even in later seasons.
The Season 6 trailer reminded me of the Season 3 trailer. The Color just jumps out of the screen and it looks absolutely lovely.
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Old March 15 2014, 07:43 PM   #169
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There's a lot to enjoy with season 6. Season 7 on the other hand, yikes!

I have a soft spot for season 7 though. I really got into Trek around 1992-93, and I caught the tail end of season 6 and all of season 7 as they originally aired. I still vividly remember watching Jurassic Park as a 9-year-old, getting freaked out of my mind, then coming home to watch Descent Part I.
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Old March 15 2014, 08:06 PM   #170
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There's a lot to enjoy with season 6. Season 7 on the other hand, yikes!

I have a soft spot for season 7 though. I really got into Trek around 1992-93, and I caught the tail end of season 6 and all of season 7 as they originally aired. I still vividly remember watching Jurassic Park as a 9-year-old, getting freaked out of my mind, then coming home to watch Descent Part I.
I too was 9 years old when Season 7 and Jurassic Park came out. For that reason I have a soft spot for that season, even if over the years it's become the weakest. It still has Preemptive Strike and probably my favorite series finale of any show I've ever seen, probably more for nostalgic reasons now than actual plot.
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Old March 15 2014, 08:26 PM   #171
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All Good Things is bittersweet for me, since it was immediately followed up by the ship and familiar sets being destroyed in the weakest way possible, just to clear the way for a new ship in the next movie. I would have rather seen an even more tired season 8 than Generations.
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Old March 15 2014, 09:49 PM   #172
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I would have rather seen an even more tired season 8 than Generations.
I'm right there with you.
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Old March 16 2014, 01:21 AM   #173
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I know there are some people who are down on season 6 and 7, but theres a lot to anticipate on the season 6 bluray: not only the look at DS9, but Birthright itself...
The look at DS9 is the only thing making "Birthright" worth considering, IMO.

...Scotty and the Dyson Sphere in glorious hd...
Yes, though the Dyson Sphere FX were very badly botched, IIRC, and the goofed-up perspective will likely be retained in the remastered episode.
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Old March 16 2014, 09:07 AM   #174
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The look at DS9 is the only thing making "Birthright" worth considering, IMO..
That and Data's dream.
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Old March 16 2014, 02:55 PM   #175
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You must love the Star Wars special editions.
Now that's just TOO far!
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Old March 16 2014, 08:36 PM   #176
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I agree, those are fighting words.
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Old March 18 2014, 05:41 PM   #177
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All Good Things is bittersweet for me, since it was immediately followed up by the ship and familiar sets being destroyed in the weakest way possible, just to clear the way for a new ship in the next movie. I would have rather seen an even more tired season 8 than Generations.
What really bothered me was the ridiculous circumstances by which the Ent-D was destroyed.

I remember wanting to scream "ROTATE SHIELD FREQUENCY!!!" when I first saw it.
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Old March 18 2014, 07:17 PM   #178
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It was pretty disappointing.

It was all just a plot contrivance. They didn't care how or why it was destroyed, just that it was. So we got stupid technobabble about messing with plasma coils, instead of a realistic response of them firing until the BOP was disabled. Instead they fire a single phaser blast and then try to run away. It went toe to toe with a Borg cube, and it's getting taken out by a hoopty BOP?

Compare it to ST3, where the Enterprise blowing up actually advanced the plot. In GEN, it was filler.

To add insult to injury, they lift the "coolant leak" bit right out of Yesterday's Enterprise, almost shot for shot in places. David Carson must have feeling deja vu.
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Old March 19 2014, 01:53 AM   #179
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they lift the "coolant leak" bit right out of Yesterday's Enterprise, almost shot for shot in places.
omg!
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Old March 19 2014, 01:59 AM   #180
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Let me guess - they only upgraded the planets, and there are absolutely no new shots of the Enterprise, only recomposites of existing shots, including the through-the-neck-odd-star-angle shots. All of TNG BR is a wasted opportunity. Great to have upgraded color, and better sound, no doubt, but give the option for either original-recomposited effects and new effects with new angles and ships.
Have you seen the blu-rays? I'd take the original, physical model shots and special effects in TNG-HD over the (comparatively) video-game quality CG in TOS-R any day.
Seconded to the billionth power. Motion control miniature shooting was at the top of its game when CG took over in the 90s, and you could sure see the difference. I still watch WAY OF THE WARRIOR and love it but I still can't look at exterior views on ENTERPRISE w/o flinching.
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