Season 3 Blu-Ray: December 15

Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by Ríu ríu chíu, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. jefferiestubes8

    jefferiestubes8 Commodore Premium Member

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    new visual effects backgrounds & planets





    Maxon Cinema 4D Takes Blu-ray Star Trek Out of This World
    22-Dec-2009
    http://www.cgw.com/Press-Center/Web...nema-4D-Takes-Blu-ray-Star-Trek-Out-of-T.aspx

    We haven't heard much about the CBS Digital people but it is nice to know they had a little outside expert help on the new visual effects.

    The article has a little more info but above is the good stuff.
     
  2. jefferiestubes8

    jefferiestubes8 Commodore Premium Member

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    The Cage – Extended Version (SD, 71 min.)
    only in standard definition!?! they could have telecined it in HD and put it on in HD.

    season 3 Blu-ray review
    http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/2715/stos_s3.html
     
  3. Doug Otte

    Doug Otte Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Re: new visual effects backgrounds & planets

    Very interesting info, but...54 episodes?

    Doug
     
  4. Doug Otte

    Doug Otte Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Re: review

    Very interesting.

    Two things:
    1) That '87 version of The Cage (w/ Roddenberry's intro/outro) probably only exists in SD. I guess they could have remastered the original film elements of the episode to HD, then reinserted the SD Roddenberry segments, but I wouldn't expect them to go that extra mile when it's not one of the core episodes.

    2) Saying the alternate WNM was not "remastered" is misleading. It had never been "mastered" for video, at least "officially." This was the first time the film version had been mastered for video.

    Doug
     
  5. Hober Mallow

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    Re: review

    I don't know about misleading, but it's confusing. It says right there it's in HD, then it says it hasn't been remastered. Which is it?

    Granted, the packaging of season two says that "Trials and Tribble-ations" is in HD when it actually isn't. But what's the case for WNMHGB?
     
  6. Doug Otte

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    Re: review

    It's both. That's what I was trying to explain. The alternate WNM previously only existed in some SD pirated copies (please correct me if I'm wrong about that).

    The German fan had a film copy of it (don't remember if they ever said it was 16mm or 35mm). He lent it to CBS. They telecined it and made an HD master.

    So, the "re" part of "remastered" is what's confusing. It was recently mastered to HD for the first time.

    Doug
     
  7. Hober Mallow

    Hober Mallow Commodore Commodore

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    Ah, gotcha.
     
  8. Oso Blanco

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    So, there are additional scenes to the full color dvd/vhs version of The Cage? What exactly are those scenes?
     
  9. Hober Mallow

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    I don't have the set yet, but my assumption was that the "extended version" is just the old spliced together color/BW version with the Gene Roddenberry intro and outro.