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Old July 10 2014, 02:31 PM   #556
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Hmm, that's cool, nice to SyFy in the UK actually be aggressive about getting TNG-R, wish a network would care that much here in the states.
Season one is currently showing on BBC America.
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Old July 10 2014, 07:55 PM   #557
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Hmm, that's cool, nice to SyFy in the UK actually be aggressive about getting TNG-R, wish a network would care that much here in the states.
If you have the bandwidth and no download limits, season 6 is available at you know where. 81GB download, which is about 3.5GB per episode. .far more than is necessary for 45 mins of good quality HD.
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Old July 11 2014, 04:30 AM   #558
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Hmm, that's cool, nice to SyFy in the UK actually be aggressive about getting TNG-R, wish a network would care that much here in the states.
Season one is currently showing on BBC America.
Yes... 2 years too late...

SyFy UK secured the right to the S1 (and all subsequent seasons) the same year it was released (BD release of S1 was Summer 2012, SyFy UK started airing it Fall 2012).
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Old July 11 2014, 04:32 AM   #559
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Hmm, that's cool, nice to SyFy in the UK actually be aggressive about getting TNG-R, wish a network would care that much here in the states.
If you have the bandwidth and no download limits, season 6 is available at you know where. 81GB download, which is about 3.5GB per episode. .far more than is necessary for 45 mins of good quality HD.
Well I own the BDs, that's of course not my point. My point was it being broadcast. It's nice to turn on the TV and be able to catch an episode here and there. It also shows there's enough interest out there that a network thinks it matters it secure the rights to TNG-R.
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Old July 11 2014, 01:30 PM   #560
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There's usually a release window where the season is an exclusive to Blu-ray to promote sales. My guess would be 90-days from now they'll start showing up on SyFy UK.
I'm fairly sure SyFy started showing one of the earlier TNG seasons in HD before the Blu-rays were released in the UK.

Happy to be corrected though.
You're right, I think they carried on to series 3 after series 2 ended before the Blu-Rays were out here.
No, this didn't happen - after season 1 and 2 HD broadcast the first time, SyFy actually ran season 3 in Standard Definition (just before the Blu Ray was released). The HD masters of season 3 actually premiered on the NEXT go-around.

To date, SyFy has not beaten the Blu Ray releases... I suspect the agreement is it premieres them shortly after, or on the next run (so Season 6 HD will be broadcast on the next go-around).
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Old July 11 2014, 06:18 PM   #561
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Season 6 HD will be on next year then.

Roll on September when the Italian boxset apparently comes out.
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Old July 11 2014, 07:06 PM   #562
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Season 6 HD will be on next year then.
What's the problem? It's standard for new releases to have a gradual rollout.

Look at most movies: first they're released in theaters, then 6-8 months later they're released for purchase as physical media, 1-2 months later they're available for streaming, then finally a year after that they're shown on TV.

This is the way studios work so they can make more money from the same product. This isn't CBS doing something crazy or unusual, it's the business model of the industry.

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Old July 11 2014, 10:12 PM   #563
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In Germany movies are shown in free tv usually after 2 years.
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Old July 12 2014, 02:43 AM   #564
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You're correct, it turns out that my timeline was abbreviated compared to the typical release.

From Wikipedia:

The standard release routine for a movie is regulated by a business model called "release windows". The release windows system was first conceived in the early 1980s, on the brink of the home entertainment market, as a strategy to keep different instances of a movie from competing with each other, allowing the movie to take advantage of different markets (cinema, home video, TV, etc.) at different times.

In the standard drill, a movie is first released through movie theaters (theatrical window), then, after approximately 16 and a half weeks, it is released to DVD (entering its video window). After an additional number of months it is released to Pay TV and VOD services and approximately two years after its theatrical release date, it is made available for free-to-air TV.
In fact, Star Trek (2009) waited almost 3 years before being shown on free-TV. It first aired February 2012.
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Old July 12 2014, 05:22 AM   #565
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What is up with the audio sync issue on the special features on the last disc? Its pretty screwed up.


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Old July 14 2014, 07:26 PM   #566
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Nice seemless transition on Chain of Command. It also helped part 1 too, in that the one film really did help bring both episodes together in terms of continuity. I think I like this one as one episode now rather than the first episode meeting Jellico and then the second episode torturing Picard.
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Old July 14 2014, 11:23 PM   #567
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Maybe I missed this earlier in the thread, but what's up with the smiley face Picard's drawing in "Timescape"? It's almost completely invisible! In fact I had to rewind a few seconds just so that my wife could see what that scene was all about. Why did they turn up the contrast so much? Or is it just me?

(Another thing about the episode itself: Why is the warbird vanishing in the end? They said those lifeforms nesting in the warbird's engines were from "another time" or some such, but certainly not the ship itself nor all the Romulans onboard, right? But it gets even curiouser, when in his log after the warbird's disappearance Picard is telling us how they evacuated all the Romulans. From where?)
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Old July 14 2014, 11:33 PM   #568
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^Yeah, I just got done watching "Timescape" and thought the smiley face looked very faint as well. Other random observations:

-When Picard enters the rear of the runabout and and starts using the computer before he touches the fruit bowl, you can see the long nails on his hand already.

-When they first beam onto the bridge and Picard is at Worf's station, you can see the Romulan behind him blink several times.

-At the end of the episode when Riker visits Data, you can prominently see two velcro squares on the front of Riker's pants.


It's always surprised me that the rear of the runabout set never showed up on DS9. From what I can tell though, the bunk beds were reused in the Defiant's crew quarters.
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Old July 15 2014, 01:01 AM   #569
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Maybe I missed this earlier in the thread, but what's up with the smiley face Picard's drawing in "Timescape"? It's almost completely invisible! In fact I had to rewind a few seconds just so that my wife could see what that scene was all about. Why did they turn up the contrast so much? Or is it just me?
Yes, the boosted was a little too high for that shot. I was able to clearly see it though. If it's nearly invisible for you, then your TV's contrast might be too high.
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Old July 15 2014, 12:39 PM   #570
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Maybe I missed this earlier in the thread, but what's up with the smiley face Picard's drawing in "Timescape"? It's almost completely invisible! In fact I had to rewind a few seconds just so that my wife could see what that scene was all about. Why did they turn up the contrast so much? Or is it just me?
Yes, the boosted was a little too high for that shot. I was able to clearly see it though. If it's nearly invisible for you, then your TV's contrast might be too high.
The same thing happened in "Tapestry" with the scenes with Q and Picard in the bright white room as well.
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