Rumor: TNG-HD is a-coming

Discussion in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' started by MrPointy, May 10, 2011.

  1. Mark 2000

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    Most likely not enough for the majority of people watching, even some trekkies. I still can't spot the different between to the two while passively watching the way I can with the TOS models. I didn't even know there were two models until very recently and I saw TNG in the original run.
     
  2. Tosk

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    Did you have a preference between the two TOS models? And did it bug you on any level when they would switch willy-nilly between footage of the two?
     
  3. Admiral Buzzkill

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    I always hated the four foot model of the D - it was obvious from first introduction. I understand that the exaggerated hull plating was deliberate - but how and why a model was built that was so unlike the previous one in most contours and dimensions is kind of mysterious.
     
  4. Mark 2000

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    I like the WNMHGB model best. But, no, I never cared enough to be mad when the footage didn't match. The 4 and 6 footer are actually less different than the two pilot and production TOS ships as far as noticeable geometry. The extra hull detail could be just chocked up different lighting. It really doesn't bother me.
     
  5. Maurice

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    It's what I unlovingly call "The Fat Four-Footer".
     
  6. Art Vandelay

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    That's what he said.
     
  7. jefferiestubes8

    jefferiestubes8 Commodore Premium Member

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    possibly this weekend an announcement...

    http://www.thedigitalbits.com/#mytwocents

    so....fingers crossed for an announcement by Saturday August 13!
     
  8. RAMA

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    Re: possibly this weekend an announcement...


    Ah good idea, this may be a good shot at an announcement. I know what will be on my holiday gift list!

    RAMA
     
  9. RAMA

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    Re: possibly this weekend an announcement...

    Nothing yet? ANYONE at the con?
     
  10. Dac

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    There's a panel at 1.25pm local time called "Star Trek: The Universe of Merchandising and Consumer Products Update"

    If they're gonna announce it this weekend, my bet is that its gonna be there.
     
  11. Angel4576

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    It would seem like the perfect time/place to announce.

    If there's no announcement then I doubt we'll get one anytime soon.

    Either way, I'll be checking back for an update later. :)
     
  12. Dac

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    Ah. Trekmovie just tweeted they're not expecting TNG-R to be announced here.

    Motherfucker.....

    EDIT: Wow. They actually devoted an entire panel to random shit like Salt and pepper shakers and Sporks?!
     
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  13. Bonzo the Fifth

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    I'd be careful about making sweeping generalization about what people 'want'. It's obvious there are plenty of people on both sides of the issue here, from the twin extremes of spending gobs of money to restore every repetitive stock shot used on the series to those that want to spend gobs of money on some crazy fool cinematic CGI effort.

    The truth is, most people will be happy with something in the middle, just as they were with TOS-R. Likely that's what we're going to get with TNG-R (with maybe a bit more polish given the larger timeframe, public scrutiny, and higher expectations than TOS-R), so I wouldn't hold your breath for a CGI-fest or lots of archived model footage restoration.

    Besides, you may not have noticed or been irritated by the differing ship models used in TNG, but I noticed it as a kid, and it really irked me. Far more than I was at the CGI from TOS-R.

    TL;DR version, YMMV
     
  14. Bonzo the Fifth

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    To be perfectly honest, though, I would even have been happy without any restored FX, if we could have just gotten the live action material digitally restored to the level of TOS-R, that would have been enough for me to shell out for the set, as it's the ass-quality of the video, not the FX that makes me cringe watching the series nowadays...
     
  15. Angel4576

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    How disappointing. Oh well fingers crossed that it won't be too long in coming now.
     
  16. Brikar99

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    Fuck, man. Only reason I would even GO to a convention. :techman:

    Spock sporks? PERFECT MERCHANDISING OPPORTUNITY.
     
  17. Dac

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    That have been available for about 2 years now. Hardly new.
     
  18. JarodRussell

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    I think it would be a lot cheaper for them to restore the stock shots on film (how many are there? A under the saucer flyby, a wide shot from above, a 3/4 shot used for every orbit, a warp pass by played at different speeds, and a couple of others, not that many actually) and add the background stuff, which is mostly planets, nebulas or suns, digitally. If they go TOS-R an do new shots for everything, that would be more expensive, wouldn't it. And the CG model really would never look as good as the original model. The TOS-R Enterprise looks like c-c-c-c-c-crap.
     
  19. Tomalak

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    Probably easier in the long run to just use CGI, plus it offers "added value".
     
  20. RAMA

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    Those losers!!!!!

    I have a feeling its too early in the production to really tell how they're turning out....OR they are waiting for sept 28th!!!!!

    RAMA