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Old January 28 2014, 12:49 AM   #1
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do the bluray releases make tng more watchable?

a few years ago i watched all the seasons of tng for the first time and loved them. But after rewatching it again on netflix i found it almost unwatchable and even enjoyed the original series more and found it more watchable. My question is does the amazing work done by the remastered team help tng to be more watchable?
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Old January 28 2014, 01:04 AM   #2
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Re: do the bluray releases make tng more watchable?

The blu rays definitely bring out the gorgeous lighting, photography and vfx of the early seasons (which, it so happens, was when TNG was most TOS-like)

As to the later seasons, they still look gorgeous, but it's still up to you if you enjoy the shift in story-telling style or not.

I would imagine the sampler disk of three select episodes is available very cheaply nowadays and it is a great example of how both early and later episodes compare.
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Old January 28 2014, 01:08 AM   #3
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Re: do the bluray releases make tng more watchable?

Really, I think the strengths of TNG as a show were in the stories and characters, and they were a little shaky at times in the first couple of seasons.

No amount of visual cleanup can change that.

What the Blu-ray presentation does do, for me at least, is provide a much more polished presentation of those stories, and work to highlight the audio and visual quality of all areas of production, even if elements were updated.

It means that some of the visuals that didn't quite work due to the time and technology available, worked a lot better, aiding in the suspension of disbelief.

So in a way yes, but also no.

I'm personally floored by the quality of these Blu-rays, and how much detail the producers were able to pull out of the original elements.

They have also been incredibly, and correctly, faithful to the original episodes, making this more of a restoration and cleanup than anything else.

To me, this is how a TV show such as TNG should be treated, as the work here adds life to the original work, and keeps new generations talking about and enjoying it as we have.
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Old January 28 2014, 02:05 AM   #4
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Re: do the bluray releases make tng more watchable?

To me, absolutely. The difference is huge. I watched an episode on Amazon video and the quality was so much worse that it takes some of the believability away for me.
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Old January 28 2014, 02:16 AM   #5
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Re: do the bluray releases make tng more watchable?

It's the same exact show.
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Old January 28 2014, 02:21 AM   #6
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Re: do the bluray releases make tng more watchable?

Is that how we see shows now? Take a show that was done in the 80s-90s and call it unwatchable by today's standards? How fair is that.

TNG has always been watchable, but the Blu Rays make it look more beautiful. That shouldn't take away from the characters or stories and characters.
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Old January 28 2014, 12:15 PM   #7
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Re: do the bluray releases make tng more watchable?

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a few years ago i watched all the seasons of tng for the first time and loved them. But after rewatching it again on netflix i found it almost unwatchable and even enjoyed the original series more and found it more watchable. My question is does the amazing work done by the remastered team help tng to be more watchable?
If you don't like the content of the show, a crisper picture won't make any difference.

I grew up loving TNG, but I also find it almost unwatchable now (and this coming after mostly-enjoyable rewatches of TOS, Voyager and Enterprise in the past few years). My interest in the Blurays is zero.
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Old January 28 2014, 09:06 PM   #8
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Re: do the bluray releases make tng more watchable?

Season 1 is the worst season, but before 2012 it was also the worst looking season, either on TV or DVD.

It now looks very beautiful and pristine. For me, that does help somewhat, but I still only watch the episodes I watched before. When I got the sets, I watched every episode, but HD or not, I'm probably never watching Code of Honor, Angel One, Haven, or The Outrageous Okona again.
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Old January 28 2014, 11:24 PM   #9
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Visually it does but storywise and actingwise it's still the same great show.
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Old January 28 2014, 11:35 PM   #10
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Re: do the bluray releases make tng more watchable?

The great thing about TNG in high definition on Blu-ray is that the amazing amount of picture resolution and detail makes it seem as if the series had just been produced a year ago (and that the actors hardly aged). It immensely adds to the viewing experience, so yes, it makes TNG (Season One) more watchable.

Another thing in the future that will help make it more watchable for younger audiences, IMHO, will be a re-formatting into 16:9 widescreen.

Having seen films and other series in widescreen in HD prior to TNG, image compositions like this with extra head and especially a lot of bottom space made me wonder if it wouldn't look more epic and/or up-to-date to have those extra areas trimmed to get a widescreen image.

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Old January 29 2014, 12:17 AM   #11
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Re: do the bluray releases make tng more watchable?

tmosler wrote: View Post
a few years ago i watched all the seasons of tng for the first time and loved them. But after rewatching it again on netflix i found it almost unwatchable and even enjoyed the original series more and found it more watchable. My question is does the amazing work done by the remastered team help tng to be more watchable?
Of course, if your issue is strictly about visual quality, you're better to try with one or two episodes on iTunes (or else), because of course, the remastered TOS on Netflix look well-better than the un-remastered one of TNG.
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Old January 29 2014, 03:45 AM   #12
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Re: do the bluray releases make tng more watchable?

I'm in the same boat; do I want to watch on Netflix or buy on Blu Ray?
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Old January 29 2014, 04:32 AM   #13
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I'm in the same boat; do I want to watch on Netflix or buy on Blu Ray?
Just an FYI, unless something changed very recently, the only two streaming providers that have any TNG remastered seasons are Hulu Plus (S1 and S2) and Amazon Prime Streaming (S1 through S4). Netflix has not updated their copies of TNG last I looked.
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Old January 29 2014, 07:20 PM   #14
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Re: do the bluray releases make tng more watchable?

jimbotron wrote: View Post
Season 1 is the worst season, but before 2012 it was also the worst looking season, either on TV or DVD.

It now looks very beautiful and pristine. For me, that does help somewhat, but I still only watch the episodes I watched before. When I got the sets, I watched every episode, but HD or not, I'm probably never watching Code of Honor, Angel One, Haven, or The Outrageous Okona again.
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Old January 29 2014, 08:15 PM   #15
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Re: do the bluray releases make tng more watchable?

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Kev72 wrote: View Post
I'm in the same boat; do I want to watch on Netflix or buy on Blu Ray?
Just an FYI, unless something changed very recently, the only two streaming providers that have any TNG remastered seasons are Hulu Plus (S1 and S2) and Amazon Prime Streaming (S1 through S4). Netflix has not updated their copies of TNG last I looked.
Nope, TNG on Netflix is still crappy-looking SD.
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