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Old July 29 2007, 02:32 AM   #16
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Re: TNG in HD

As someone who doesn't yet own TNG on disc, I find this very interesting... although for it to be compelling I'd want to see fresh transfers. I would imagine the CBS folks will find selling an 'upressed' picture would be a hard sell compared to playing the regular DVDs in an Oppo player.
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Old July 29 2007, 05:13 PM   #17
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Re: TNG in HD

I still dont think this will happen any time soon, if at all.

I just dont see the demand. We are not exactly crying out for an "up rezzed" version of TNG. Also, its going to take forever. They are currently knocking out the TOS at the same speed that they produced the original show. One a week.

Are we going to wait another 7 years for the TNG stuff to be remastered?

I think not.
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Old July 29 2007, 06:12 PM   #18
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Anti_Drone said: My original statement was about my concern with Paramount producing a product that may or may not be viable in three years...
So get a dual-format player already.
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Old July 29 2007, 06:18 PM   #19
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Old July 29 2007, 06:55 PM   #20
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Re: TNG in HD

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I still dont think this will happen any time soon, if at all.

I just dont see the demand. We are not exactly crying out for an "up rezzed" version of TNG. Also, its going to take forever. They are currently knocking out the TOS at the same speed that they produced the original show. One a week.

Are we going to wait another 7 years for the TNG stuff to be remastered?

I think not.
Thank you, that was well said.
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Old July 29 2007, 07:35 PM   #21
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Re: TNG in HD

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jon1701 said:
I still dont think this will happen any time soon, if at all.

I just dont see the demand. We are not exactly crying out for an "up rezzed" version of TNG. Also, its going to take forever. They are currently knocking out the TOS at the same speed that they produced the original show. One a week.

Are we going to wait another 7 years for the TNG stuff to be remastered?

I think not.
Thank you, that was well said.
Assuming they finish TOS remastered in 2009, we can expect the box set of TNG-HD to debut sometime in the summer of 2016.

DS9 will follow in 2023, but by the time Voyager arrives on HD (in 2030), DVD's will be replaced by a 3 dimensional media player installed in a chip on the back of your hand. Entire seasons can be downloaded instantly by touching a special panel on the back of your PC. This will process the signal directly through your fingers, up your arm and into your brain.
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Old July 29 2007, 08:37 PM   #22
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Pls, you can make things quicker by getting more people work on it the same time. If there is really interest and the market seems to promise profit, they just hire some more people to do the job quicker for the project.
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Old July 29 2007, 08:44 PM   #23
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Exactly. I see this as a growth industry. What's happening now with TOS-R is experimentation, one episode at a time.

Also who is to say CBS will do all the series? TNG is arguably Trek's most successful franchise. As much as we here like DS9, the general public, who has to embrace remastering for it to be financially successful, has never warmed to Sisko and company. It might well never receive HDTV treatment. It just depends on how much it would cost versus how much money CBS can make on the project.
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Old July 29 2007, 09:16 PM   #24
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There is really not much choice. They either create HD versions of their shows or kiss substantial future revenues goodbye. The price of HDTVs are coming down and more and more HD channels are being added (DirecTV is adding more than 100 HD channels soon to their lineup).
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Old July 30 2007, 03:19 AM   #25
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I posted on this stuff awhile back, and the only thing I'm concerned about is the dimensional factor (ie, is there any original set footage actually shot on widescreen)? I don't want to see croppings like they did in TATV (the replicator).

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Of course once they start it is going to take a lot longer than TOS will. Just due to significantly larger number of episodes TNG has. The price will be higher too. I wonder if they would take the same approach in terms of the order of the episodes. Working on the favorites first.

One advantage this would have is many of the people who did the effects and editing on TNG are still around to consult.
What about those old TNN/Spike marathons? As you said, the favourites can be worked upon months in advance, and then aired.

[This coming from a guy who doesn't own any TNG video at home. ]



Here's one new effect I hereby suggest: what about CGI shots of the Ent-D's MAIN shuttlebay? [Probably better, then, to replace those mediocre shots in "Cause and Effect," as realistic as those shots were when compared to ILM's outdated work.]
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Old July 30 2007, 06:56 AM   #26
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Re: TNG in HD

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^ No.
Why not?

Then you won't care which format you get. It's like your computer: Does it have a DVD recorder? Any decent one will handle both DVD+R and DVD-R. These days most people don't even know which of those they're buying...
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Old July 30 2007, 07:22 AM   #27
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Hammer said:
I posted on this stuff awhile back, and the only thing I'm concerned about is the dimensional factor (ie, is there any original set footage actually shot on widescreen)?
I don't believe any of the filmed Trek shows, other than ENT, were shot in widescreen. There were some talk that some of the later VOY seasons may have been shot in widescreen, but I haven't seen any confirmation of that.
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Old July 30 2007, 09:27 AM   #28
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Two thoughts...

1) Hopefully TNG can be done faster, fewer shots have to be redone like in TOS-R? Quite frankly I have very few problems with TNG's EFX, save S1. Plus TNG was more story-driven then EFX extravaganzas.

2) Widescreen issues. That's my qualm with these remastering ideas...can they make it widescreen? If not, why bother...
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Old July 30 2007, 04:27 PM   #29
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Why not?

Then you won't care which format you get. It's like your computer: Does it have a DVD recorder? Any decent one will handle both DVD+R and DVD-R. These days most people don't even know which of those they're buying...
Wrong answer. AFAIK, there is not a dual format player currently on the market which is as good as standalone HD and Blu Ray players. Further, the one just announced from LG does not become available until February, 2008. And even more than that, this new player does not play interactive content on HD-DVD discs. The whole story, from MSNBC. A Samsung model is not on the market until September, 2007.

Not being available is a perfectly valid reason, don't you think?
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Old July 30 2007, 06:43 PM   #30
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can they make it widescreen? If not, why bother...
6 times better resolution. That's a darn good enough reason for doing it.
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