Babylon 5, did someone have a vendetta against the series?

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  1. Triple-F

    Triple-F Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    It's the stories which evolved round some of this which is mind-boggling. Of course they did. If you know the right people you can even see the proof of concept video put together for the meeting with Warner Bros. ; )

    From Ron Thornton talking about the LoTR and TLT productions having difficulty finding the original 3D assets (though the same library that was found for LoTR was again found ‘found’ for TLT ; ).

    And BTW, Doug Netter didn’t set anything up, as far as the CGI went – other than a company using some junior animators which FI temporarily brought onboard to work on Hypernauts. Foundation Imaging was then kicked off the show, and had to end up begging Dan Curry to throw them some Voyager work as a lifeline.

    http://www.themadgoner.com/B5/B5Scrolls/B5Scrolls.htm#Screen1_01_1
     
  2. JoeD80

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    FYI, Shant Jordan and Patrick Perez who were the senior animators for Netter Digital were previously on the staff of Foundation.
     
  3. Triple-F

    Triple-F Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    For 10 minutes.

    http://www.themadgoner.com/B5/B5Scrolls/B5Scrolls.htm#Screen1_01_3

    They were among the staff (junior animaters in this case) brought in to work on Hypernauts, when it got cancelled only a few (like Larry Bowman) were kept on to work on B5. Though they did play an important role in settng up Netter Digital, of course.
     
  4. Noname Given

    Noname Given Vice Admiral Admiral

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    IDK - that's like saying you can't believe they destroy built filming sets after they're done using/filming on them.

    The CGI models made were used for what they were designed for. Also, given the rate at which CGI technology is progressing; saving old Lightwave models wouldn't really net you much. It would probably take more time and effort re-texturing and other elements; then it would to re-create a new model from scratch in whatever software they're using for a new production. T

    hus why waste the time, money, and effort on archiving and storing something that you won't need again - and if you do, can probably be re-created at a lesser cost then archiving, restoring and updating the original models might?
     
  5. Asbo Zaprudder

    Asbo Zaprudder Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I believe Enterprise is already available in 720p HD on iTunes. I'm not tempted for some reason...
     
  6. Dream

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    If ENT fails to sell well, say goodbye to DS9 and VOY remasters.
     
  7. Noname Given

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    Not really. 'Enterprise' requires NO 'HD rematering' as it was done in HD to begin with. At this point it's just press/burn to Blu-Ray and distribute. I don't hget why they hadn't released it to Blu-Ray sooner.
     
  8. Harvey

    Harvey Admiral Admiral

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    Unlikely. Both series were more successful than Enterprise. A better indicator will be how well subsequent seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation sell.
     
  9. diankra

    diankra Commodore Commodore

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    Yes, but no.
    If Enterprise doesn't sell, then one argument is 'That's because it's the final, least popular, Trek series'. [FX: waits for the sound of a fatwa from those who do like Enterprise]. 'Let's spend a hefty amount of money on remastering DS9 and Voyager, as they'll do better.'
    Option two is: 'Even the one that was HD ready didn't break even. No more. It's an old property, it's had its day*'.
    The problem is the the person who goes for option two keeps their job. The person who goes for option one loses their job if they're wrong...

    *10 no-points if you can name the person, company and decade, and series it refers to, that quote comes from...
     
  10. MacLeod

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    ^Or, this HD thing is around to stay, more and more HD channels are popping up, what properties do we have that these channels might be interested in buying over the next decade or two.

    Remastering is in part protecting your property for long term profits. Besides it's likely these shows have already paid several times over for the cost of remastering them into HD.

    Remember TNG HD has already been sold and is airing on the Syfy Channel (UK).
     

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