Is Babylon 5 suppose to be seen in widescreen?

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Dream, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. The Squire of Gothos

    The Squire of Gothos Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jun 24, 2001
    Northern Ireland
    But when it happened Doctor Who fans everywhere felt like someone had just walked over their graves.
  2. Sindatur

    Sindatur The Grey Owl Wizard Premium Member

    Jan 2, 2011
    Sacramento, CA
    OUCH :wah:
  3. JoeD80

    JoeD80 Captain Captain

    Oct 1, 2008
    Los Angeles
    Those were done by rotoscope.
  4. Snatcher42

    Snatcher42 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Apr 16, 2011
    But the DVDs still go to cropped, low-resolution video whenever someone fires one. So rotoscope or CGI, it still seems they were composited in 4:3.

    The worst thing about this is it can actually spoil some surprises. You know someone is about to fire a gun a few seconds before they do because the video goes all grainy!
  5. tomswift2002

    tomswift2002 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Dec 19, 2011
    Everyone's forgetting that 1 CGI file still exists and that's for the Star Fury model and it was used in the Lost Tales movie.

    But with the CGI, whether it was rendered in PAL or NTSC originally, for the DVD's (and the 1080i Broadcast masters) Warner Brothers cropped the footage from NTSC master tapes. So the DVD's, whether NTSC, PAL or SECAM are derived from NTSC sources.

    But if Warner Brothers ever remasters the series, it'll be interesting too see if the redid Crusade at the same time and just included it as B5 Season 6. The Crusade DVD's are presented in their 4:3 versions.
  6. Dream

    Dream Admiral Admiral

    Dec 2, 2001
    Hotel Transylvania
    Did those rats also happen to be angry DS9 fans?;)